martes, 24 de agosto de 2010

DOS INQUILINOS


Two Tenants


Hoy traemos una entretenida conversación en inglés americano grabada a velocidad moderada. Por diferentes problemas domésticos, dos inquilinos llaman a Ms. Lock, la encargada del edificio donde viven.

TWO TENANTS
MS. LOCK:
[Phone rings] Hello?
MR. BURR:
Hello, Ms. Lock. This is Jack Burr.
MS. LOCK:
Uh, Mr. Burr ... in Apartment 205?
MR. BURR:
No, in Apartment 305.
MS. LOCK:
Oh, yes. What can I do for you? Does your refrigerator need fixing again?
MR. BURR:
No, it's the oven this time.
MS. LOCK:
Oh, so what's wrong with it?
MR. BURR:
Well, I think the temperature control needs to be checked. Everything I try to cook gets burned.
MS. LOCK:
Really? OK, I'll have someone look at it right away.
MR. BURR:
Thanks a lot, Ms. Lock.
MS. LOCK:
Uh, by the way, Mr. Burr, are you sure it's the oven and not your cooking? [Phone rings again] Hello?
MRS. HARRIS:
Hello. Is this the manager?
MS. LOCK:
Yes, this is Ms. Lock.
MRS. HARRIS:
This is Mrs. Harris in Apartment 216.
MS. LOCK:
Yes. How can I help you, Mrs. Harris?
MRS. HARRIS:
I'm having a problem
MS. LOCK:
What sort of problem?
MRS. HARRIS:
With the electricity.
MS. LOCK:
What sort of problem with the electricity?
MRS. HARRIS:
Well, I don't seem to have any.
MS. LOCK:
I see. Do you mean for the lights or is it the appliances, too?
MRS. HARRIS:
Let me check ... [Refrigerator door opens] No, the refrigerator is OK, so it must be just the lights
MS. LOCK:
I guess something must be wrong with the fuse box. I'll come up and have a look at it right away.
MRS. HARRIS:
Thanks so much.
GLOSSARY:
need fixing: necesita ser reparado/a; oven: horno; what's wrong with it: qué le sucede, qué problema tiene; gets burned: se quema, sale quemado; I'll have someone: llamar´a alguien (para); right away: de inmediato; by the way: a propósito; your cooking: su manera de cocinar; manager: encargado/a, administrador/a; what sort of: qué tipo de; I don't seem to have: creo/me parece que no tengo; do you mean for: se refiere a; appliances: electrodomésticos; let me check: voy a revisar; so it must be: así que debe(n) ser; I guess: supongo que; fuse box: caja de fusibles; I'll come up: subiré; have a look: a echar un vistazo.

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