TV interview context! Here’s episode seven of my speaking and communication focused podcast: CommDao Speak Easy.
This show includes:
- Opening Dialogue (Sample Conversation)
- Key Phrases (Vocabulary from the Dialogue)
- Take 2 (Sentence Variation)
- Pronunciation Practice
- Faux Pas of the Day (Explanation of Common Mistakes in Communication)
Remember: 1) You can download the audio 2) You can adjust the speed
Here are the show notes:
Christina Spears: Tom, as we’re winding down, I wanted to share with you a question from a fan. Britney out of Boston wants to know, “What’s your type?”
Thomas Shane: Hmm, a girl with a good personality and good looks of course.
Christina: Hah, that’s a real shocker.
Thomas: Oh, not personal enough for you, huh? Well how about a girl with nice toes. Toes to feet are like chocolate chips to cookies.
Christina: And now we’ve gone into TMI.
Thomas: Britney, are you quipped with some nice toesies?
Christina: Britney, I hope you’re satisfied. We’ve all learned the true colors of Thomas Shane all thanks to you.
That’s a real shocker.
That’s surprising (sarcastic)
Example: Oh, you forgot your phone again? That’s a real shocker = I’m not surprised you forgot your phone because you do it all the time).
- Related phrases: “You don’t say” and “No duh”
too much information
Example: Talking about your bathroom habits is TMI. = Don’t tell me what you do in the bathroom; I don’t want to know that information.
- Note: this is used in situations where the information is too personal or gross; you can’t use it related too school (i.e. that lecture had TMI for me to remember)
~to be quipped with (verb)
to be equipped with, to have
Example: This new car comes quipped with GPS. = This new car has a GPS system built in.
- Note: for verbal expressions only; you can’t use it in academic writing
true colors (noun)
Example: She revealed her true colors when she stole his wallet. = Now we know her true personality because she stole his wallet.
- Note: usually used in a negative context
“As we’re winding down“
- Since we’re almost done
- We’re just about out of time
- Nearing the end here
Oh, Faux Pas
Don’t let the pressure of questions get to you. Stick with your first answer.
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