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1,224 - Setting Timers and Alarms

July 11th, 2016

Episode 424 of 489 episodes

Good morning! It’s time to get up so you’re not late for your appointment. Learn the best way to make sure you wake up on time each day in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:36 Explanations: 3:42 Fast dialog: 20:27 Laquisha: What’s in the bag? Yun: Three alarm clocks and a kitchen timer. Laquisha: What are they for? Yun: I have a very important interview tomorrow morning and these will help me prepare for it. Laquisha: How? Yun: The timer will help me time my responses to common interview questions so I don’t run off at the mouth. See? Instead of the stopwatch function, I use the countdown function so I’ll know when to wrap up. Laquisha: And the alarm clocks? Yun: I have a habit of pressing the snooze button after an alarm goes off. I’ve tried different kinds of alarms: ones that buzz, ones that beep, ones that vibrate, and ones that use a ringtone. But I still fall back to sleep. Laquisha: And what do you plan to do with three alarm clocks? Yun: I plan to set the alarms one minute apart and put them around my bedroom. By the time I turn them all off, I should be awake. Laquisha: And if not? Yun: Then maybe I should be applying for jobs as a mattress tester. Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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