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

Emma (00:02):
Welcome back to Dialogue Frog's, English dialogue podcast. So, the other day something horrible happened.

Luke (00:13):
You ran out of ice cream?

Emma (00:15):
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.

Luke (00:47):
Mm-hmm.

Emma (00:47):
Which makes me sad. So-

Luke (00:53):
You just- sorry, go ahead.

Emma (00:54):
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?

Luke (01:10):
Um, I think it depends on what it is for me. Like, um, with phones and computers and tablets and...

Emma (01:21):
Electronics.

Luke (01:22):
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-

Emma (01:55):
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.

Luke (02:04):
Yeah.

Emma (02:04):
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

horrible
happened
ran out of
huge
crack
phone
drop
throw
wall
wake up
take good care of
never
lost
run over
works
screen
makes
Sorry, go ahead.
got me to thinking
need to
replace
a little
what's the line?
starts to
depends on
computers
tablets
electronics
'em
early
I guess
'cause
getting
wanting
honest
to be honest
stuff
developed
sentimental
attachment
longer
kind of
let
coast
as long as
can
without
trying
disturb
probably
proud
perfect
condition
sentimental
through
a lot

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