English Dialogue Podcast | Broken Things | 82
When something breaks, when do you replace it? Do you get a sentimental attachment to your things? In this English dialogue podcast, Emma’s phone has cracked. Emma and Luke talk about when you repair or replace broken things.
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English Dialogue Podcast | Transcript
Welcome back to Dialogue Frog's, English dialogue podcast. So, the other day something horrible happened.
You ran out of ice cream?
No, that- that happened a long time ago. There was a huge crack in my phone, and I don't know what happened to my phone. I don't know what I did. I didn't drop it. I didn't throw it at a wall, but I wake up and it is cracked. I usually take very good care of my phone. I've never lost it. I've never run over it with a car, but now it is broken. Actually, it still works. Just the screen is cracked.
Which makes me sad. So-
You just- sorry, go ahead.
I was just, I was just, it got me to thinking, like, I don't really need to replace it now. It's just cracked a little. It still works, but what's the line for you? Like if something starts to break, like, when do you get it replaced?
Um, I think it depends on what it is for me. Like, um, with phones and computers and tablets and...
Electronics. I like to replace 'em early, I guess, 'cause, um, I think it's more of just getting, wanting a new thing, to be honest. But, um, with other stuff, um, maybe stuff that's developed, like in a sentimental attachment, it is a longer, you kind of let it coast as long as you can without trying to disturb the-
That's probably what it is for me and my phone, because I've had my phone for a long time and I'm kind of proud that it's, it was in perfect condition for a very long time.
And so maybe I formed a sentimental attachment to it. It's, it's been with me through a lot. Well, this has been an English conversation podcast with Dialogue Frog. For English transcripts and English vocabulary lists for today's episode, please visit dialoguefrog.com.
English Dialogue Podcast | Word List
ran out of
take good care of
Sorry, go ahead.
got me to thinking
what's the line?
to be honest
as long as