Short Dialogue | What have you been up to? | 47
Rachel is back! Emma and Rachel catch up on what Rachel has been doing lately. This conversation is a good example of how to move from asking ‘how are you’ to ‘what have you been doing’ when you talk to someone again after a long time.
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Welcome back to another short dialogue in English with Dialogue Frog. Welcome back, Rachel!
It has been awhile.
How are you doing?
I'm doing great. How are you?
I'm good too.
I'm glad it's finally springtime.
The birds are out. The spring peepers are out.
The grass is green.
-still kind of brown.
It's just trying.
Yeah. I did see some, uh, I guess flowers out in the yard, too.
You guess flowers? You're not sure? Were they flowers in disguise?
I-I think they were flowers. I just didn't go out and investigate.
But they were purple. You don't really have-
That might be an indication that there's a flower, yes.
Or a strange mushroom with all the rain, you know, like its-
If that was a mushroom, that's not good. Yeah.
So, what have you been up to these days?
Just workn'. Not a whole lot else to do when it's cold and yucky out.
Did you work today?
Nope, I was off today.
I did some meal prep today. I made myself some chicken and some cauliflower rice.
You know, cauliflower rice is kind of controversial.
Why is that?
Well, it-it's a vegetable, but you're calling it a rice. It's still just cauliflower, just in tiny pieces.
Well, you know, sometimes when I eat vegetables, I have to trick myself that I'm not actually eating a vegetable, and also I think in this context, rice is more of a verb.
To rice a vegetable.
To rice a vegetable. To cut it up very small.
Yep. I get that. Well, I'm sure it was delicious.
It's the new julienne.
Or matchstick cauliflower. That doesn't sound- I prefer cauliflower rice.
Fair enough. I'm sure it was delicious. Well, thanks again for joining us for another short dialogue in English with Dialogue Frog.
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cut it up
I get that
Have you ever tried cauliflower rice? It is currently a popular substitute for regular rice.
Check out this video by Downshiftology for a cauliflower rice recipe!