Refusing to Do Something

source: Twominute English    2013年7月1日
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0:00 Welcome to you English through two-minute lessons.
0:06 In this lesson you will learn how to refuse to do something.
0:15 Vera, will you return Mrs. Helena’s recorder?
0:19 Is that the recorder which wasn’t working?
0:22 Yup.
0:23 I think it’ll be better if you return it yourself.
0:26 But her house is on your way to university right?
0:30 Yes, but she might accuse me of breaking it.
0:33 You can tell her that it wasn’t working beforehand.
0:37 She won’t believe me. Last time, I borrowed a camera from her and I really broke it.
0:42 Hush... Alright! I’ll return the recorder then.
0:53 Becky is brilliant, but I’m not sure if she can take the strain of the hike.
0:57 Samuel, I think Max is a better hiking partner. I think you should take him along instead of Becky.
1:03 But Max is a boring guy. He just keeps on talking about his girlfriend.
1:08 At least he won’t be a burden to you during the hike.
1:11 No Samuel. I am taking this hike for fun. Max will bore the death out of me. I am not going to take him.
1:18 Hmm... So you find Becky entertaining.
1:22 Oh yes! I really like Becky. I won’t mind carrying her if I have to!
1:31 Rouf, what are you doing?
1:33 Nothing, just listening to my mp3.
1:36 Will you please walk Tiger for some time today?
1:39 Samuel, you know I don’t like pets
1:42 I have to prepare a presentation now. I’m asking you just for today.
1:47 I told you earlier that Tiger and I don’t get along!
1:51 But Tiger is an angel.
1:53 Well Samuel, your angel bit me last year so I won’t be taking him anywhere. And that’s final.