我们的English Channel老少皆宜，童叟无欺，专治听力和口语“障碍”，以及想要了解澳洲方方面面文化的疑难杂症。我们的病友包括：VCE/IB的青少年童鞋以及UNI / PTE / IELTS的大龄男女青年们。
UNI/ PTE/ IELTS 对症药方： 练习Fill in the blanks, summary spoken text, retell lecture，为移民拿分添砖加瓦！
Please take notes on the following questions:
4. Why Lori was so happy about the toilet paper?
5. Did Lori’s boss give Lori some of the toilet paper?
Script and Vocabulary：
L: Well, my boss had, had given me a list of office supplies to buy on my way home from a teaching gig, because I drive right past the office supply shop.
And I’m always happy to do it, ’cause, as you know, I LOVE office supplies — it’s almost like my, my “office-supply porn” — I can go in and get my daily fix of all the nice things for, you know, keeping organized, and folders and notebooks, and…I had a whole list of things to buy.
And when I got up to the register and the clerk was ringing me up, the total came to over a thousand Swedish crowns. Which is not a problem, I mean, they just just send us an invoice; it wasn’t like I had to worry about money. But then he said, “Because you spent so much money here today, you can go pick one of those rolls of toilet paper over there.”
M: Toilet paper!
L: Yeah, toilet paper! And, I mean, we’re always happy to get free toilet paper; you know, it’s one of those useful things that, that, you know, a business has to buy…
M: You can never have too much.
L: Yeah, exactly. But the thing is, I looked at where he was pointing, and it was these HUGE, GIGANTIC, industrial-sized packages, all shrink-wrapped in plastic, of toilet paper…I mean, it was HUGE, I could NOT BELIEVE that I was getting one for free.
M: OK, like a year’s supply of toilet paper.
L: At least.
L: I’m serious! When…standing on end, the thing comes up almost to my chest.
L: I mean, it’s huge. I, I forgot to count the rolls, but it was…it had to be…maybe… At least 20 packs of six rolls each.
L: Seriously, it was one big, honking supply of toilet paper. And it was GOOD toilet paper as well!
M: And this is free?
L: Yeah, free just because I’d spent, you know, in one, you know, one purchase, we had spent over a thousand crowns. And I, but I could not believe they were giving away for free, and so I had to ask the guy, “Really? Are you kidding? You mean I get to take one of these?”
And he was like, “Yeah, yeah.”
I’m like, “No!”
He was like, “Yeah!”
And he says that, “You know, you can look, see the sign up above…it says…I can show you.”
I’m like, “No no, it’s not that I don’t believe you, I just can’t believe you are giving away such a huge supply of toilet paper!”
I was REALLY happy. And of course there was a line of Swedes standing waiting to pay for their things, and they were raising their eyebrows at me, you know, someone getting SO excited about getting a huge supply of toilet paper. But you know, I thought that was just a really really cool thing…
M: Mmm, definitely.
L: …for or the company to do.
L: ‘Cause say they had just given away one little pack, or two little packs. Like, oh, wow, 12 rolls of toilet paper. [rolls eyes]
M: Right, right
L: For spending a thousand crowns…
M: Yeah. No, free stuff is good!
L: Yeah, and the good news is, you know here at home we’re on our last roll…
L: And because I scored this huge supply of toilet paper for my boss, she’s like, “Take some, take some!” And…
M: NOW I see why you’re so happy.
L: That’s why today I came home with that, you know, with…
M: Your arms full of toilet paper.
L: Exactly, exactly.
c, Industrial-sized Mark 0.00 out of 1.00, a, c, b
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