English Conversations | Running Errands | 76
Emma and Luke talk about running errands in this short English conversation. Emma ran a ton of errands. Do you know the difference between an errand and a chore?
It is common to talk about errands with family, friends, and even colleagues at work. When you listen to and talk about errands, pay attention to the collocations and expressions that are common with different types of activities.
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This is Dialogue Frog's English conversations. So, errands.
What about errands?
Um, I guess how often do you have to do them?
How often do I run errands?
Probably at least once a week, right? What about you?
Yeah. Um, I have a few tasks once a day that I have to do. I guess, what encompasses an errand?
So, what's the difference between an errand and a chore?
I think an errand usually means you leave the house and you're doing-
-something outside of the house.
But a chore is something you're doing in the house for the house or for yourself within the house.
So for me, for today, for example, I ran a ton of errands. I, what did I do? I had to get gas.
I went to, uh, the department store to return some items.
That I had bought that I didn't want anymore. Did I already say I went to the gas station?
I only went to the gas station once. Um, oh! I got a carwash 'cause my car was so dirty on the outside, I couldn't stand it. Yeah. In between there, I went to the coffee shop, which, maybe going to get coffee isn't an errand, but if you really need coffee, it can feel like an errand. Ah, and then what did I do? Oh, and then I went grocery shopping. And I went to the bank.
That's a pretty full, full list there.
It was a lot of errands. Yeah. So yeah. I don't much care for errands. They take a lot of time.
They feel good once you get them done.
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