In this section, we analyze parts of the TV show script to learn and understand the use of daily English language.
Read the passages and try to understand them. Then, read the vocabulary explanation. Finally, read the passage again.
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From the episode 'Phantom Traveler'
SAM: Right there. They're boarding
in thirty minutes.
DEAN: Okay. We still have some cards to play. We need to find a phone.
DEAN: Hi. Gate
13 - I'm trying to contact an Amanda Walker. She's a flight attendant
on flight, um...
DEAN: Flight 424.
OPERATOR: Amanda Walker, Amanda Walker. You have a phone call at the white courtesy
, Gate 13.
DEAN: Come on.
AMANDA: This is Amanda Walker.
DEAN: Miss Walker. Hi, this is Dr. James Headfield from St. Francis Memorial Hospital. We have a Karen Walker here.
DEAN: Nothing serious - just a minor
car accident. But she was injured, so...
AMANDA: Wait, that's impossible! I just got off the phone
||embarcarse en. Es importante notar que no va seguido de preposición: to board the plane/bus/ship.
||puerta. Para aprender más vocabulario relacionado con el aeropuerto, ver At the airport.
||azafata, auxiliar de vuelo
||teléfono de cortesía, gratuito
||menor, leve, sin gravedad
|to get off the phone
||cortar en el teléfono
AMANDA: Hi. Can I help you with something?
DEAN: Oh, no. I'm just a bit of an uneasy flier
. It makes me feel better to
a little bit.
AMANDA: Oh, it happens to the best of us.
DEAN: Of course, you being a stewardess
, I guess flying comes easy to you.
AMANDA: Oh, you'd be surprised.
DEAN: Really? You're a nervous flier?
AMANDA: Yeah, maybe a little bit.
DEAN: How is it that, being a stewardess, you're scared to fly?
AMANDA: Kind of a long story.
DEAN: Right. Sorry for asking.
AMANDA: It's okay.
DEAN: You ever consider another employment?
AMANDA: No. Look, everybody's scared of something. I just, uh... I'm not gonna
hold me back
||persona que vuela
|to walk around
||dar vueltas, pasear
||Término en desuso que significa azafata
||Forma coloquial de going to (ir a)
|to hold somebody back
||retener a alguien
SAM: Yes, that's exactly what we're talking about
AMANDA: But I don't understand. What are you asking me to do?
DEAN: Get the copilot
. We need you to bring him back here.
AMANDA: Why? What does he have to do with anything?
DEAN: Don't have time to explain. We just need to talk to him, okay?
AMANDA: But how am I supposed to go into the cockpit
and get the copilot?
SAM: Whatever it takes
. Do whatever it takes. Tell him there's something broken back here. Whatever will get him out of that cockpit.
AMANDA: Do you know that I could lose my job if...
DEAN: You're gonna lose a lot more than that if you don't help us out
|to talk about something
||hablar acerca de algo. Notar el uso de la preposición about. Para aprender otras formas de
hablar, ver Ways of speaking.
||cabina del piloto. Para aprender más vocabulario relacionado con el avión, ver Parts of a plane.
|whatever it takes
||lo que sea necesario
|to help somebody out
||ayudar a alguien
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