Sitcom: Technology today is amazing! (Top Notch 3, Unit 8-1)

source: Dương Thu Thuỷ / Pearson Education, INC  2015年3月3日
* social language: describe innovative products; offer advice
* grammar: conditionals: review; the past unreal conditional

# video script
(In Cheryl’s apartment, Marie, Bob, and Cheryl talk about technology and inventions.)
Marie: What are those wacky glasses you are wearing?
Bob: These are ultra high-tech, top-of-the-line, state-of-the-art, cutting-edge TV glasses.
Marie: And you’re actually watching TV right now?
Bob: Yeah. Right here on the corner.
Marie: What are you watching?
Bob: The basketball game.
Marie: Unbelievable. And Cheryl doesn’t mind this?
Bob: Yes!
Marie: What?
Bob: Sorry. My team’s winning.
Marie: This new invention doesn’t bother you?
Cheryl: Are you kidding? If I had known how happy they would make him, I would have bought those glasses for Bob long ago.
Marie: Technology today is amazing. You know, I wish they’d invent something that would make people who talk on cell phones quieter. This guy in the café today was so loud, I couldn’t hear myself talking.
Bob: Ha-ha-ha ...
Marie: It wasn’t funny.
Bob: What? Oh, sorry. I was laughing at this guy on TV.
Cheryl: If I could invent something, it would be a thing for Bob’s car that would automatically charge him when he goes over the speed limit. He drives so fast sometimes, but he’d slow down if he had to pay.
Bob: No!
Marie: Is your team losing?
Bob: No. I heard what you said. You just leave my car alone.