Everyday English Conversations Practice : Lesson 21– At the Movies

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BOB:

We’d like two tickets for the 3:30 show, please.

 

TICKET SALES:

Here you go. Enjoy the movie!

 

BOB:

Would you mind moving over one,so my friend and I can sit together?

 

WOMAN:

No, not at all.

 

BOB:

Thanks a lot!

 

LANGUAGE NOTES

  • The 3:30 show Movies are shown at different times throughout the day. This refers to the movie that starts at 3:30. Notice the emphasis on 3:30.
  • Enjoy the movie! Notice how the intonation rises on movie. This is said in a friendly way, and is followed by an exclamation point.
  • Would you mind is a polite way to ask “Can you do something for me?” Notice the verb ends in “-ing.” Compare this structure to “Would you mind if I” plus a verb that ends in “-ed” (Would you mind if I opened the window?).
  •  Moving over one Here “one” is short for “one seat.”
  • No, not at all is a way of saying “No, I don’t mind” or “I will be glad to.” Notice the answer to “Would you mind” is in the negative form.

Souce: Embassy of the United States of America


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