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991 - Describing Distances

April 18th, 2014

Episode 64 of 463 episodes

Some people don’t like walking even a short distance. Learn about one of them in this episode. Slow Dialog: 1:17 Explanation: 3:42 Fast Dialog: 15:42 Sandra: Where will we be staying when we visit Trumanville? Roger: We’ll be staying in a neighborhood on the outskirts of the town, but a stone’s throw from some of the major sites we’ll want to see. Sandra: I hope there’ll be a lot of taxis around. You know I hate to walk. Roger: Trumanville is a very walkable city and we’ll be within walking distance to everything. We’ll be able to go nearly everywhere on foot. Sandra: I told you. I hate to walk. At least we’ll be within close proximity to the beach. Roger: Actually, the areas near the beach are too expensive, and we can’t afford it. And plus, the beach is in a remote part of town, and staying there would mean being in the boonies for our entire trip. Sandra: But we could take taxis. Roger: Taking taxis everywhere would be really expensive. Sandra: Tell me that we’ll at least be in the vicinity of good shopping areas. Roger: It might be a bit of a hike to the shops, but it won’t be too onerous to walk. Sandra: Read my lips. I don’t want to walk everywhere. Maybe we can rent a car or hire a driver. Roger: Are you out of your mind?! This is supposed to be a budget vacation, not a luxury trip. I’m not made of money, you know. Sandra: And I didn’t know you were such a cheapskate! Script by Dr. Lucy Tse