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I Hope the Repairs Aren't Expensive


VOA Station ID

New Dynamic English, NDE 9C-4

Saly: Lao Opening

NDE: Opening

Saly: Instructions in Lao

Policeman: Tell me again... Where did you park your car?

(pause for repeat)

Nancy: Here in Parking Lot A, right in front of the bank.

(pause for repeat)

Policeman: Parking Lot A? This is Parking Lot B, behind the bank.

(pause for repeat)

Nancy: Ooops.

(pause for repeat)

MUSIC

Question of the Week (question): What can’t you buy?

Larry: Question of the Week!

Saly : Instructions in Lao.

· a newsstand: Explanations of its meaning in Lao

· UPBEAT MUSIC

Max: It’s Question of the Week time again.

This week’s question is “What can’t you buy?”

Kathy: Can’t?

Max: That’s right. Cannot. What can’t you buy at these places?

We’ll have the answers next week.

Question number one: What can’t you buy at a fast food restaurant: hamburgers, stamps or French fries?

Hamburgers, stamps or French fries?

Question number two: What can’t you buy at a post office: stamps, envelopes or shirts?

Stamps, envelopes or shirts?

Question number three: What can’t you buy at a clothing store: shirts, French fries or dresses?

Shirts, French fries or dresses?

See you next time.

MUSIC

Larry: A Question for You

Saly : Instructions in Lao.

Max: Now here’s a question for you. Larry: Listen for the bell, then say your answer.

Saly : Instructions in Lao

Max: How many hospitals are there in your city?

(ding)

(pause for answer)

Max: Uh huh.

MUSIC

Saly : Brief explanations in Lao the following story.

Story Interlude: Car Trouble

Larry: OK... and we’re off the air.

Max: (VO) So how was the movie last night, Kathy?

Kathy: It was great!

I can’t wait to see it again.

Eliz: (off mike) Goodbye, Boris. See you tonight.

SFX: Elizabeth entering

Eliz: (sighs) Hi, everyone.

Max & Kathy (overlapping): Hi. Hi, Elizabeth.

Kathy: Did Boris drive you to work today?

Eliz: Yes, I had car trouble.

Kathy: Oh, that’s too bad. What was the matter?

Eliz: I’m not sure.

Yesterday, my car was fine.

But this morning, it wouldn’t start.

Max: Did it make any noise at all?

Eliz: Yes, it did.

It went (deep voice) “Rrrrrrrr..... rrrrrrrr....... rrrrrrr…...”

And then nothing.

Max: Hmmm. That doesn’t sound good.

Eliz: Anyway, I called my local garage.

They towed my car this morning, and they’re working on it.

So Boris drove me to work.

Max: Well, I hope the repairs aren’t too expensive.

Eliz: Oh, excuse me. It’s time to start my show.

Larry: Ready for Functioning in Business. Cue Music...

NDE Closing

Kathy: Well, our time is up. So until next time...

This is Kathy.

Max: And this is Max.

Kathy: Good luck in your English studies!

Kathy and Max: Good-bye.

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