Lesson 57 Video Transcript
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Interviewer: Hi. What are you doing?
Betty Jean: Uh, I'm juggling.
Interviewer: How long have you been juggling today? (present perfect continuous)
Betty Jean: Uhm, about 10 minutes.
Interviewer: Do you always juggle here?
Betty Jean: No, I very rarely juggle here.
Superimposed text: "Have been" and "Did"
Interviewer: And, uh, have you ever travelled abroad?
Superimposed text: "Yes, I have."
Interviewer: Where have you been?
Marie Louise: We've been to England, France, Italy, Germany,
Marie Louise: Austria, Switzerland.
Interviewer: And what was your favorite place in Europe?
Marie Louise: The most comfortable place for us to visit was England, because there's no language barrier.
Interviewer: What is your name?
Minda: Minda Lake.
Interviewer: Would you spell that for me?
Minda: Yes. It's M – I – N – D – A ---- L – A – K – E.
Interviewer: And what are you doing right now?
Minda: I am on my way back to work, from lunch.
Interviewer: Where do you live?
Minda: I live in Bayside, Queens.
Interviewer: And where do you work?
Minda: I work right here at 114 West 47th Street in New York.
Interviewer: How long does it take you to get to work?
Minda: It takes me about 1 hour.
Interviewer: And how do you get to work?
Minda: I take an express bus to work.
Interviewer: Great. When were you born?
Minda: I was born on November 22nd,1956.
Interviewer: Great. And what have you been doing in the city today?
Minda: I have been working for most of the day. I just had lunch with some of my coworkers, and we ate pizza.
Interviewer: Very nice. Have you been to Europe? (present perfect!)
Minda: Yes, I have. (present perfect!)
Interviewer: What are you going to do tonight?
Minda: Tonight… I'm doing laundry…
Interviewer: That's good.
Minda: and helping my, and helping my husband put up the track lighting in our new apartment.
Interviewer: Terrific. What are you going to do on your next holiday?
Minda: Uhm, hopefully go back to France, because we loved it so much the first time.
Interviewer: Wonderful. They're going to love to hear that…
Minda: I'm sure.
Interviewer: What do you like to do for fun?
Minda: Uhm, I like to go to movies, concerts, out to dinner, socialize with friends and family.
Interviewer: Terrific. Can you play any musical instruments?
Minda: I can play the piano.
Interviewer: Very nice. What time is it?
Minda: What time is it?
Minda: It is almost 2 o'clock in the afternoon.
Interviewer: And what's the weather like today?
Minda: The weather is beautiful today. It's a little cool, it's dry, andit's a little breezy and sunny.
Interviewer: Thank you very much for your time. That was excellent. You're wonderful. Thank you very much.
Minda: My pleasure.
Interviewer: Bye bye.
Minda: Bye bye.
Interviewer: Bye bye.
Minda: Say "hello" to Marseille.
Interviewer: Ah hah. You bet. She said "Say hello to Marseille."
Note: Before beginning her interview, we told Minda that our language school (The Marzio School, the creator of Real English®), is located near Marseille, France.