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004 – Dare | ESL Podcast

This is English Lesson is about a dare between friends. Learn English while learning and English vocabulary and phrases

Dialogue

Andrew
I was out at a bar last week with my friend Tony.
  He’s a decent looking guy but he’s really shy around girls for some reason.
  He was standing there for about 15 minutes holding his beer with a nervous look on his face.
  Finally I realized why.
  He was gazing at a couple of hot girls eating chicken wings.
  I asked him, “Tony, what are you waiting for? Go over there and say something”.
  He said, “I have no idea what to say. I suck in these situations”.
  I said, “Oh don’t be such a wimp, I dare you to go over there, take a chicken wing off one of their plates, eat it, smile, and say. You girls are so beautiful, I just wanted to make sure they were safe enough for you to eat”.
  If you do it I’ll buy your drinks for the rest of the night.
   
  Hopefully they will think you are cute or funny and want to talk to you.
  If it backfires you can just tell them it was my fault.
  What’s the worst that could happen?
  It’s a win-win situation.

Key vocabulary and phrases that are discussed in the podcast:

Decent looking guy – Good looking or handsome guy, often guys describe other guys in this way. They don’t want to sound gay.

Gazing – Staring for a long time

Hot girls – Great looking or incredibly sexy girls. We often say hot to describe girls. Girls also use hot to describe great looking guys.

Dare – A challenge that you give to someone. It’s a kind of challenge that they normally would be scared or embarrassed to do. It’s a fun kind of thing between friends.

This can also be used as a characteristic to describe someone. We can call someone “daring”. That means the person is willing to take chances, bold or courageous.

Wimp – Weak man. Scared, babyish, not strong.

Backfires – If a plan backfires it means that it did not turn out the way you hoped that it would. It went the opposite of how you hoped it would go.

What’s the worst that could happen? –This is a question to ask yourself or someone else if they are considering not doing something. The idea is that if the worst thing that can happen isn’t really that bad, then you should do it.

Win-win situation – A situation where no matter what the result is, there is something still good about it. Here, if the girls like Tony, he wins. If they don’t like him, he will get free drinks for the rest of the night, so he wins again.


24 Responses to “004 – Dare | ESL Podcast”

  1. Paul Says:

    Very nice lesson. So the word ‘Wimp’ means exactly the same as the
    word ‘wuss’ ? I think so , but I’m not sure…both are informal expression.

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