TAILIEUCHUNG - Assisted Living Vocabulary Lesson

Hello and welcome to the vocabulary lesson for the conversation “Assisted Living.” Now in this conversation I’m speaking with Joe about my grandmother. My grandmother is 88 years old. Actually, in about three months she will be 89 years old. And I’m just talking about problems that she’s starting to have from getting older. Okay, let’s begin with the conversation. I start off the conversation by saying, “I just got off the phone with my mom.” Now when I say just I’m talking about a short time before. So a short time before I got off the phone . | Assisted Living Vocabulary Lesson Hello and welcome to the vocabulary lesson for the conversation Assisted Living. Now in this conversation I m speaking with Joe about my grandmother. My grandmother is 88 years old. Actually in about three months she will be 89 years old. And I m just talking about problems that she s starting to have from getting older. Okay let s begin with the conversation. I start off the conversation by saying I just got off the phone with my mom. Now when I say just. I m talking about a short time before. So a short time before I got off the phone. phone being short for telephone. So a short time before I got off the telephone with my mom. And Joe says Oh. And oh is just a filler word. It s not really needed in this sentence. And Joe goes on to say how s she doin How s. This is short for how is. And doin is short for doing. Now you won t really see doin especially and probably not how s in written English. But you will definitely hear them in conversational English. And then I say Oh she s a little bit stressed out. Stressed out. This means very worried. Stressed out. For example I used to get stressed out before taking a science test. Stressed out. And I go on to say We um. And um is just a filler word. It s not really needed. And then I say we just had a long conversation about my grandmother. And then Joe says Oh how s your grandmother doin And I say Eh. And eh is just. It s not really needed here either. It s just filler. And then I say so-so. Now so-so. This means not good and not bad. So-so. An example of so-so would be I asked Joe what he 1 Copyright 2008 Learn Real English LLC Assisted Living Vocabulary Lesson thought of the movie. He said it was just so-so. So not good and not bad. So-so. And then I start to say My. And Joe says Yeah And yeah here means really And then I go ahead and finish. I say mom and my uncle have their hands really have their hands full right now. Or I m saying they really have their .

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