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September 11th, 2015
Episode 285 of 464 episodes
Brother, can you spare a battery? Learn how to be prepared for the world of modern devices in this episode. Slow dialog: 15:37 Explanations: 3:32 Fast dialog: 1:30 Luisa: The battery on my computer is almost out of juice. Allesandro: Did you bring a spare? Luisa: It’s a rechargeable battery, so instead of replacing it, I need to plug it in, but there are no outlets in here. Allesandro: I don’t see one either. Luisa: Forget it. I’ll just finish watching the movie on my phone. Oh no, my phone battery is running low, too. It’s a high-capacity battery and is supposed to discharge slowly, giving me a full day of power. I don’t know what’s wrong with it. Allesandro: Do you want to borrow my radio? At least you can listen to music for a while. Luisa: A radio? You mean an old-fashioned radio? Allesandro: Yeah, it uses disposable batteries and I brought plenty. Luisa: No, thanks. I don’t think a radio will do me any good. Maybe there’s an emergency generator around here. I just need enough electricity to finish watching my movie. Allesandro: I don’t think that will do you any good, and plus, the emergency generator is supposed to be used for emergencies and only in the event of a power failure. Luisa: Exactly! What can be more of an emergency than not knowing how a movie ends? Script by Dr. Lucy Tse
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