Good morning - Tony. Tony, Akki. Akki, pleased to meet you. Akki if you just want to go and see Erin, she's gonna grab your first name, get all your details, get yourself on board. Alright.
Morning. Hi, good morning.
So you're the skipper of the boat.
Yes, yes, I'm, the skipper.
That's nice. So could you tell me where we're going today?
We're gonna go out to Opal Reef.
Yep, which is out on the edge of the Continental Shelf.
It takes about an hour and half, big green fish up there, big Maori Wrasse up there.
So what does he say next?
He says 'that's nice'. He could also have said 'that's good' or 'oh yeah'. Only then does he ask a question:
The question is not direct – he doesn't simply ask 'where are we going?' Instead he asks 'so could you tell me where we're going' because it's more polite. So where are they going?
Again, Akki uses an encouraging and positive phrase - 'that's great'. Now listen to some phrasal verbs that mean stopping and go:
Pulling up is stopping:
Head off means to start a journey or, as here, just go:
Now, what does Akki do when he dives in?
He holds his breath - he doesn't breathe.
Now listen to Akki making conversation again:
Again, Akki asks questions that are easy to answer. But he's not sure of Jo's status. Listen to how he asks about it:
He uses a rising inflection at the end to show that it's a question – so you are dive master or - and leaves it to Jo to complete the sentence:
We'll finish with a word that means very big – humungous: