In this episode of English at Work: English at Work is back for one week only! You may remember Anna, Tip Top Trading’s newest and brightest sales executive, who was offered a promotion and a marriage proposal at the same time. She’s taken time out to think about her reply. Everyone in the office really misses her but not for much longer.
Phrases from the programme:
I have had some head space and a chance to chew things over.
I’ve come to a final decision.
I’ll give it a go.
You won’t regret your decision.
Narrator: Hello again and welcome back to English at Work – the drama about life at the plastic fruit production company called Tip Top Trading. You may remember Anna, the company’s newest and brightest sales executive, was offered a promotion and a marriage proposal at the same time. She’s taken time out to think about her reply but everyone in the office really misses her.
Tom: (Pouring his heart out) I dunno Denise, I’d be good for Anna, I think we would be been a perfect pair. Mr and Mrs Darcy… it sounds good…
LIFT DOOR OPENS
Anna: I’m back!
Tom: Anna! I…we weren’t expecting you.
Anna: Yes I can see – perhaps you could tidy up your desk Tom.
Tom: Very funny Anna – still trying to be the boss! So did you have a good trip? Did you get some ‘head space’?
Narrator: He means time alone to think about the things you want to think about. Tell him you’ve been chewing things over – it means you’ve been thinking about your proposals and say I have come to a final decision.
Anna: OK, well it’s true; I have done a lot of thinking. (To Tom) Tom, I did have some head space and a chance to… chew things over…
Tom: Yes! Yes! And?
Anna: And I’ve come to a final decision. The answer is ‘yes’. I accept. There’s no doubt really… I should give it a go… I need the experience… and besides, what’s the worst thing that can happen?
Tom: Oh Anna. I’m so happy. You won’t regret your decision.
Narrator: Hmm – is Anna really saying ‘yes’ to Tom’s marriage proposal or has there been a misunderstanding?
Here are some of the phrases we’ve heard today:
I’ve had a chance to chew things over
I’ve come to a final decision
I’ll give it a go
You won’t regret your decision
Narrator: Find out if we can look forward to Anna and Tom’s wedding in the next episode of English at Work. Bye!
English at Work 62 – Anna’s decision Transcript Video
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