Sitcom: I'm a little early, aren't I? (Top Notch 3, Unit 1-1)

source: Dương Thu Thuỷ / Pearson Education, INC  2015年3月3日
* social language: make small talk; ask how someone would like to be addressed; explain customs
* grammar: tag questions

# video script
(Marie is working very hard to finish something, but she is constantly interrupted by Mrs. Beatty.)
Cheryl: Marie, Can I have that information for Mr. Rashid’s group? He’ll be   here in a few minutes.
Marie: I’m working as fast as I can. (to Mrs. Beatty) Mr. Evans will be with    you very soon.
Mrs. Beatty: That’s fine. I’m a little early, aren’t I?
Marie: Just a few minutes.
Mrs. Beatty: Is your last name pronounced “Le-PAIGE”?
Marie: It’s “Le-PAHGE,” actually.
Mrs. Beatty: OH, that’s beautiful.
Marie: Thank you.
Mrs. Beatty: No, is it Ms. LePage or Mrs. Lepage?
Marie: Um, it’s Ms., but you can call me by my first name.
Mrs. Beatty: Do you mind if I call you Ms. LePage? I love the way it sounds.
Marie: That’s fine.
Mrs. Beatty: I’m keeping you from your work, aren’t I?
Marie: I’m sorry. I’d love to talk, but I really have to get this done right away.
Mrs. Beatty: I understand. You’re not from here, are you?
Marie: Excuse me?
Mrs. Beatty: Your accent. You come from France, don’t you?
Marie: Yes. Paris, actually.
Mrs. Beatty: That’s nice. It sure is a beautiful day, isn’t it?
Marie: Mmm-hmm.
Cheryl: Can I have that information?
Marie: I’m not quite done.
Cheryl: What’s taking so long? (to Mrs. Beatty) Mrs. Beatty, I can take you to         Mr. Evans’s office. He’ll be here shortly.
Mrs. Beatty: Why, thank you. Beautiful day, isn’t it?
Cheryl: Yes, it is.