(Top Notch 3, Unit 6-2)

source: Dương Thu Thuỷ / Pearson Education, INC  2015年3月3日
* social language: explain life choices; express regrets
* grammar: the future in the past; perfect modals
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# video script
(Mr. Evans tries his hand at being a TV host for etiquette.)
Marie: What about you, Mr. Evans? What did you think you were going to be when you were younger?
Mr. Evans: If I tell you, will you try not to laugh?
Marie: Of course.
Mr. Evans: I always thought I would have my own television program to talk about etiquette.
Cheryl: I didn’t know you were so interested in etiquette.
Mr. Evans: I have always loved etiquette. I think I would have made a great television etiquette teacher.
Cheryl: Well, you’re very polite, for one thing.
Bob: You always know which fork to use at a restaurant. That’s a real talent.
Paul: You’ve taught me a lot about the customs of other cultures.
Mr. Evans: Maybe I could still give it a try. “Today’s topic: dinner conversation. If your international guests look offended and are leaving the table early, you’re probably chosen a topic that’ taboo in their home country. Find out what’s acceptable and what’s not ... coming up on International Etiquette with Evans.” What do you think?
Bob: Wow.
Cheryl: Amazing.
Marie: Unforgettable.
Paul: You have a real ... talent all right.
Mr. Evans: Thank you.