Scenes #3 Groceries
Rebecca and Diego decide what food they need for dinner.
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Rebecca: Hey, Diego, I'm just about to go to the grocery shop, what food do you want me to get?
Diego: I don't know. What do you feel like eating tonight?
Rebecca: How about something Mexican?
Diego: OK, we can do that.
Rebecca: So, OK, what would you be cooking?
Diego: How about chicken fajitas?
Rebecca: Sounds good. What do I need for that?
Diego: OK, we have the the hot sauce here, so chicken.
Rebecca: Right, chicken breasts.
Diego: Yeah, three of them. Green peppers, red peppers and two onions.
Rebecca: How many peppers?
Diego: Two of each. So two green peppers and two red peppers.
Rebecca: How hot is it going to be?
Diego: They're not that hot.
Rebecca: I don't really eat peppers at home so, yeah, make... don't make it too hot.
Diego: OK, I'll take the seeds away so it's not that spicy.
Rebecca: OK, so, OK, how about... yeah, two peppers is OK. What else?
Diego: Onions. Two onions.
Rebecca: Just the brown ones?
Diego: Yeah, the brown onions.
Rebecca: We don't need salad onions? The purple ones?
Diego: We can have them on the side if you want. We can make a salad, like a small salad.
Rebecca: Alright. And you've got the torillas?
Diego: Yeah, Yeah. I have this here so I'll start making the mix and yeah, getting ready.
Rebecca: OK, what about drinks?
Diego: I want soda.
Rebecca: Should you really have soda?
Rebecca: You know how bad that can be for you?
Diego: I know. I know, but it's so good.
Rebecca: Getting a bit of tubby around the belly.
Diego: OK. OK. Point taken. OK, can I get some ice-tea?
Rebecca: Yeah, we can do that, and I might get some apple juice for myself for the morning.
Diego: I like orange juice in the morning, so you might as well get both.
Rebecca: OK, we'll get both.
Rebecca: So, apple juice, orange juice, chicken, peppers (green and red), onions.
Diego: And garlic. We need garlic.
Rebecca: Oh, I love garlic. OK, I'll get lots of garlic.
Diego: OK, and something for dessert maybe. Something sweet.
Rebecca: I'm a chocolate... I'm addicted to chocolate. I love chocolate, so how about... Would you like a chocolate pudding or chocolate ice-cream?
Diego: Chocolate ice-cream.
Diego: But make sure you get the low fat because, you know, you're getting rough around the edges too.
Rebecca: OK, no soda and fat-free ice-cream.
Diego: Yes. Sounds perfect.
Rebecca: Alright. Great.
Diego: And I'll give you the money when come back.
Rebecca: OK, yeah, I've got enough money. So I should probably be about maybe twenty minutes, thirty minutes.
Rebecca: Is that OK?
Diego: Yeah, yeah. I'll start working on tortillas.
Rebecca: OK, if you need anything else just give me a call.
I'm just about to go to the grocery shop.
When you are just about to do something, you will do it soon. Notice the following:
- We are just about to leave.
- We are just about to have dinner.
What do you feel like eating tonight?
When you feel like doing something, then you want to do it. Notice the following:
- I feel like staying home tonight. The weather is lousy.
- I feel like eating out. Let's go have sushi.
Getting a bit tubby around the belly.
When you get tubby, you get a little chubby or fat. Notice the following:
- You look a bit tubby.
- He is kind of tubby, but fit nevertheless.
OK. OK. Point taken.
This phrase means 'I see your point'. You use it to let the speaker know you cannot argue with their logic, even if you disagree with their opinion. Notice the following:
Bob: Hawaii may not be as exciting as New York, but it has nicer weather.
Sue: Point taken, but I still prefer New York.
You're getting rough around the edges too.
This phrase means something is getting old or is no longer in perfect condition. Notice the following:
- My car is getting a little rough around the edges, but it still runs well.
- Old library books usually look rough around the edges.