English Listening Podcast | Cherished Things | 83

Do you have something that you cherish that you would even rescue from a fire? In this English Listening Podcast, Emma, talks about a cherished stuffed animal from her childhood. For Luke, it is his first guitar.

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English Listening Podcast | Transcript

Luke (00:02):
You are listening to an English listening podcast with Dialogue Frog. So, I was thinking, then I was pondering. Then I started wondering, then I went back to thinking,

Emma (00:19):
Those are several words that mean mostly the same thing?

Luke (00:23):
I was wondering about that.

Emma (00:25):
Yeah.

Luke (00:27):
But then I started pondering. I was like, what is something that you've had for a long time that you like, especially cherish or like you come back to, or you think about, or it's like, you would rescue it in a fire.

Emma (00:44):
Oh.

Luke (00:44):
If it was only you and...

Emma (00:47):
Yeah. Okay. I definitely have this. Okay. So, when I was small, I had a little toy bunny. Uh, it was actually a stuffed animal. It was a stuffed animal rabbit and its name is Bun Bun, and Bun Bun is very old now. Bun Bun has many holes and is stained and is dirty because I carried that stuffed animal everywhere on trips, on family trips, around the house. It has seen some things. That stuffed animal has seen some things. Let's not talk about the time that somebody flushed it down a toilet. It is- that poor stuffed animal has had quite the life, but it's probably one of my most prized possessions. Um, 'cause it's always been with me since the earliest time that I can remember.

Luke (01:34):
Hmm.

Emma (01:36):
What about you? Do you have something like that?

Luke (01:41):
Um, I think my first guitar. It was red.

Emma (01:47):
I think a whole bunch of people just rolled their eyes, 'cause you said-

Luke (01:50):
Yeah.

Emma (01:50):
-guitar again.

Luke (01:52):
Yeah.

Emma (01:53):
People might be doing like drinking games to Dialogue Frog. Every time we say coffee or guitar. No, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to belittle it, 'cause your-

Luke (02:03):
No.

Emma (02:03):
-first guitar is probably very important to you as a musician.

Luke (02:07):
It's true. Um and it's interesting 'cause I've taken parts from it to fix other guitars I had and it's just become kind of mangled and kind of how Bun Bun is, I imagine.

Emma (02:23):
Yeah.

Luke (02:24):
Um.

Emma (02:26):
Like the Frankenstein of guitars now.

Luke (02:29):
Yeah. Yep. Its-

Emma (02:31):
Does it still play?

Luke (02:33):
Yeah, it's got diff- a lot of different parts on it now. So, it's debatable whether it's still my first guitar or not, but somewhere in there are the, are the juices of juices?

Emma (02:48):
C-

Luke (02:48):
I'm sorry, audience. That's not the right word.

Emma (02:51):
Can you reassemble the guitar from different parts?

Luke (02:56):
Yes, I could. I still, I still have all the original parts somewhere.

Emma (03:03):
Do you want to do that? Do you want to reassemble it?

Luke (03:06):
Eh, I'm lazy. And time.

Emma (03:09):
Yeah.

Luke (03:12):
Well, this has been a eye-rolling slash tear jerking slash emotional roller coaster episode of a Dialogue Frog. For transcripts and vocabulary lists, please visit our website at dialoguefrog.com.

English Listening Podcast | Word List

So, I was thinking...
pondering
started
wondering
went back to
several
mean
mostly
I was like,
a long time
like
especially
cherish
come back to
think about
rescue
fire
definitely
toy
bunny
stuffed
animal
stuffed animal
rabbit
holes
stained
dirty
carried
trips
around the house
seen some things
the time that
flushed
down
toilet
quite
life
prized
possessions
always
since
earliest
remember
guitar
whole
bunch
a whole bunch
rolled
rolled their eyes
drinking games
coffee
I didn't mean to...
belittle
probably
important
musician
true
interesting
taken
parts
fix
other
kind of
mangled
kind of how
imagine
Frankenstein
play
different
debatable
whether
still
juices
audience
right
reassemble
original
lazy
eye-rolling
slash
tear
jerking
tear jerking
emotional
roller coaster

English Listening Podcast | Word List

The reasons people cherish some objects is studied in psychology. For advanced English vocabulary for talking about cherished things using scientific and psychology words, watch the video below by TED-Ed.

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