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Not ready to tie the knot just yet!

Click the link below to listen to the dialogue “Not ready to tie the knot just yet!” and then do the activities.

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Dialogue comprehension
1. Are Claire and Richard satisfied with their relationship?
2. Does Richard plan to marry Claire someday?
3. What are Claire’s arguments for wanting to take their relationship to the next level?
4. How does Richard feel about it?
5. What do you think will happen eventually?

Language check –
Find words or expressions in the dialogue with the following similar meanings:
a- Do something before it should be done, before considering the situation carefully: __
b- Frighten; scare: ____________________________
c- Agree to get married: ____________________________
d- Do things gradually, step by step: ________________________________
e- Get married: ____________________________________
f- I’m very eager to hear what you have to say: ________________________

Dialogue script: Not ready to tie the knot just yet!

Claire: I need to talk to you.
Richard: OK. I’m all ears!
Claire: I’ve been meaning to tell you something.
Richard: What is it? I’m starting to become curious.
Claire: Us.
Richard: Us?
Claire: Yeah, we’ve been going together for nearly two years now. I just feel it’s time to take our relationship to the next level.
Richard: Next level? What do you mean? We have a great time together. As far as I know things are just fine.
Claire: Things are great, and they could be even better if we got engaged.
Richard: Engaged? Gee, I just don’t feel I’m ready for this. I mean it all happened so fast.
Claire: You know I want to get married and have kids some day and I just can’t wait forever.
Richard: Jesus, Claire, now you really starting to spook me!
Claire: I need to tell you how I feel Rick. I’m tired of just spending the weekends at your place. I want us to live together and build a family.
Richard: Claire, I think we are rushing into things here. Let’s take one step at a time.
Claire: I just need you to be honest with me and answer one question. Do you ever plan to marry me?
Richard: I do, I mean, I just think it’s too early to think about that now. You know I love being with you. We always have such a great time together.
Claire: That’s the point Rick! I love being with you too and I want us to share a life.
Richard: I’m sorry Claire. All I can say is I’m not ready to tie the knot just yet!
Claire: And will you ever be?

Referência: “Fale Inglês como um Americano” – José Roberto A. Igreja e Robert C. Young  –  Disal Editora.

José Roberto A. Igreja is the author and co-author of several ELT books, including:

LET´S TALK ABOUT IT! – The Ultimate ELT Conversation Book  / Available on UICLAP as well

Let's Talk About It!: The Ultimate ELT Conversation Book (English Edition) por [Jose Roberto A. Igreja]

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