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Big City Small World 2-11
[ 2009-03-20 16:44 ]

Big City Small World 2-11

Source:www.englishonline.org.cn

Series Two, Episode Eleven: Embarrassment

Fadi: So, I wonder how Carlos got on with his date.

Johnny: His date?

Fadi: Yeah...come on..you remember – he went out with Sarah last night...

Johnny: Oh yeah, sure – they went to a new art gallery, didn’t they?

Fadi: Yeah – that’s right...he was really worried about it.

Johnny: I’m not surprised. Sarah likes all that strange contemporary art.

(door)

Fadi: And here he is to tell us all about it!

Carlos: Hi guys!

Johnny: Hello there! So? How did it go?

Carlos: How did what go?

Fadi: Come on! Your date with Sarah! How was it?

Carlos: Oh, er, well..erm...

Johnny: Oh no...

Fadi: Was it a disaster?

Carlos: Oh, no...erm, not a disaster...

Fadi/Johnny (laughter)

Johnny: Go on...give us details...

Carlos: Well, it was at this new art gallery..

Fadi: Yeah..

Carlos: “Black Box” it was called...

Johnny: Hmmm...sounds more like a nightclub.

Carlos: There were quite a lot of people there, and everyone was really fashionable...

Johnny/Fadi: (laughter)

Carlos: Yeah...everyone was wearing black! I felt really scruffy...

Johnny: Scruffy?

Fadi: Yeah, scruffy – badly dressed...

Johnny: So what was the art like?

Carlos: Art? I didn’t think it was art...there were some tvs showing some pictures of a man walking around an empty room...

Fadi (unconvinced): Great...

Carlos: Then there were some big photographs on the walls...

Johnny: Ok – I like photography...

Carlos: Yeah, me too – but there were all blurred, out of focus – you couldn’t see what they were photographs of...So, I was trying to be interested, you know, to impress Sarah really...

Fadi: Of course...

Johnny: What was Sarah doing?

Carlos: Well, Sarah was talking to another man, so I went up to them. Sarah introduces me, and then he says ‘What do you think?’ and I said, ‘Well, I think the photographs are all out of focus’...

Fadi: Fair enough...

Carlos: But then the man, he gets really angry, and walks off...

Johnny: Oh...

Carlos: And Sarah looks really embarrassed...

Fadi: Why?

Carlos: It turns out, well, this man, he was the artist...

Fadi/Johnny (laughing): Oh no....

Carlos: And they weren’t even photographs...they were paintings, supposed to look like photographs...Sarah explained it all to me, but I didn’t understand anything...I felt so stupid...and Sarah was so embarrassed...

Fadi: Are you going to see her again?

Carlos: Well, I don’t know...I’d like to...I hope so...

Johnny: Ask her out again – but this time, take her somewhere you want to go...

Fadi: Good idea...

Carlos: Where?

Johnny: Take her to a football match – I’ve got tickets for this weekend. You can have them.

Carlos: But I don’t like football.

Fadi: Go on! It’s a great British experience...

Johnny: Yeah...look, I know Sarah – she’ll love it!

Carlos: Er...well, ok then...I’ll ask her...

(door, and crashing noise)

Fadi: Oh no...look who it is!

Johnny: Hey Joe! Where’s Olivia?

(crash)

Bindyu (laughing): Joe! He’s so funny...such a sweet little boy...

(another crash)

Olivia: Joe! Stop that! Sorry everyone...

Bindyu: Don’t worry Olivia – I’ll look after him. He’s so much fun!

Johnny: Did Harry fix your website?

Olivia: He did...

Harry: Of course I did! I’m an expert!

Olivia: Thanks Harry...I owe you a coffee, at least...

Harry: No problem – I’m just glad you’ve made up with Bindyu...

Fadi: Oh yeah? So you’re all friends now?

Harry: Oh yes.

Olivia: She came last night, and looked after my little nephew Joe. They get on together really well!

Johnny: Who’d have thought it?

Olivia: Not me, but there you go...

Johnny: Harry – perhaps you and Bindyu should have children!

Harry: Erm, no, not yet, I don’t think....

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