I finally reached the end of the film. It was a bit harder for me than I thought. There are a lot of unfamiliar words, and as a result, I have found some wonderful expressions. However, this is a listening exercise, so let’s go back to the beginning and concentrate on listening next time for sure.
22. Kathleen Goes to Fox Books
- tragedy *> something very sad that happens, usually involving death
- These chairs for sale? Anything not nailed down. #if it’s not nailed down = if you can carry it
- swear > to promise that you will do something
- in the air > news and rumours spread and talk about it
- flawless > perfect or without mistakes
- destitute *> without money, food, a home, or possessions
- instinct *> the way people or animals naturally react or behave, without having to think or learn about it
23. the Elevator Gets Stuck
- obtuse > stupid and slow to understand, or unwilling to try to understand
- insensitive > not aware of other people’s feelings, or not showing sympathy for the feelings of other people
- stuck *> in a difficult situation, or unable to change or get away from a situation
- plummet *> to fall very quickly and suddenly
- in two shakes > very soon
24. a Dancing Memory
- But all they’re really saying is that something you didn’t want to happen at all has happened. #comfort
- tribute *> to praise someone or something
- count on *> to depend on someone or something, especially in a difficult situation
25. Joe’s Father Comes by
- nanny > a person whose job is to take care of a particular family’s children
- I’ll be living out of a suitcase for at least 3 weeks. #living without a fixed place
- inheritance *> money or objects that someone gives you when they die
- down the drain > wasted or lost
26. Joe Visits Kathleen
- A snap to find the one person in the world who fills your heart with joy. #it is a snap = it is easy
- echinacea > a plant that is used as a medicine, especially to help your body fight illness
- contagious *> the disease is transmitted directly by person-to-person contact
- gloat > to show in an annoying way that you are proud of your own success or happy about someone else’s failure
- horrible > very bad, unpleasant, or disgusting
- Whereas I am a horrible person therefore I have no choice but to be horrible. #I’m a horrible man by nature, I’m horrible at all times.
- It wasn’t personal. #it was a business matter
- I’m so sick of that! #get fed up with
- But it was personal to me. #Is it allowed in business?
- Whatever else anything is,it ought to begin by being personal. #the heart is important in business too
27. Joe Asks About the Guy
- My head is starting to get fuzzy. #feel dizzy
- Why did you stop by again? I forget. #Did I ask you what you came for?
- Why don’t you run off with him? #go away with someone in order to marry them
- take that back = withdraw one has said
- Now I can see that I bring out the worst in you. #cursing him
- torture oneself > to cause suffering to oneself
- for years to come = from now on and forever
- It would be a shame to miss New York in the spring.
28. Wanting to meet
- tweak > to change something slightly, especially in order to make it more correct, effective, or suitable
- He nailed me. #he saw through my question
- He knew exactly what I was after which is, just by the way, exactly like him. #he guesses exactly what I’m thinking
- prosaic *> without interest, imagination, and excitement
- Which clinch it. #to be determined
29. Joe Admits His Feelings
- bump into *> to meet someone you know when you have not planned to meet them
- prime > to prepare someone or something for the next stage in a process
- If only.
- How can you forgive this guy for standing you up and not forgive me for this tiny little thing of putting you out of business? How I wish you would.