HAVEN'T WE MET BEFORE?
Man: Hi. Uh, haven't we met before? You look so familiar.
Woman: Yeah. We met on campus last week, [Yeah!] and you asked me the same question.
Man: Oh, oh really? I'm sorry, but I'm terrible with names. But, but, but . . . Let me guess. It's Sherry, right?
Woman: No, but you got the first letter right.
Man: I know, I know. It's on the tip of my tongue. Wait. Uh, Sandy, Susan. [Nope. So, was I that memorable?] Wait, wait. It's Sharon.
Woman: You got it . . . and only on the fourth try.
Man: So, well, Sh . . ., I mean Sharon. How are you?
Woman: Not bad. And what was your name?
Man: It's Ben, but everyone calls me B.J. And, uh, what do you do, Sh . . . Sharon?
Woman: I'm a graduate student majoring in TESL.
Man: Uh, TESL . . . What's that?
Woman: It stands for teaching English as a second language. I want to teach English to non-native speakers overseas.
Man: Oh, yeah. I'm pretty good at that English grammar. You know, verbs and adjectives, and uh . . . Hey, that's sound really exciting. And do you need some type of specific degree or experience to do that? I mean could I do something like that?
Woman: Well, most employers overseas are looking for someone who has at least a Bachelor's degree and one or two years of experience. [Oh!] And what do you do? Are you a student on campus?
Man: Yeah, but, uh . . . I guess I'm mulling over the idea of going into accounting or international business, but I guess I'm now leaning towards a degree in marketing.
Woman: Oh, uh, . . . Well, I have to run. I have a class in ten minutes.
Man: Oh, okay. And, uh, by the way, there's this, uh, dance on campus at the student center tonight, and I was wondering if you'd . . . you know . . . like to come along.
Woman: Oh really? Well, perhaps . . . .
Man: Okay, well, bye.
GLOSSARY FOR THIS UNIT
Haven't we met before?
You look so familiar.
I'm terrible with names.
You got the first letter right!
It's on the tip of my tongue!
I'm a graduate student majoring in TESL.
It stands for ...
to mull over the idea of going into sth
Nem találkoztunk már valahol?
Olyan ismer?snek t?nsz!
Az egyetemen/f?iskolán (egyetem/f?iskola területén)
Nagyon rossz a névmemóriám!
Az els? bet?t eltaláltad!
Itt van a nyelvemen/nyelvem hegyén!
Végz?s angol nyelvtanár szakos hallgató vagyok.
Azt hiszem ...
azon gondolkodom, hogy belevágok a ...-ba