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Episode 39 - Video
Episode 39 - Transcript
DAVID talks to his father.

DAVID
Hello Dad? It’s me, David.

NORMAN
Do you realise how worried we’ve been?

DAVID (V.O.)
Yes, I…

NORMAN
You’re our son! How could you do this to us?

DAVID
I’m sorry for causing you so much worry dad. I thought you would be angry. That’s why I didn’t tell you I couldn’t study any more.

NORMAN
Of course I’m angry. Your mother has been sick with worry. But you didn’t have to disappear. What have you been doing all this time?

DAVID
I’ve been working. I work at the market. I’m going to be a partner in the business soon. And Dad…there’s something else. I’m with someone. And we have a baby boy (silence) Dad…? Are you still there?

NORMAN
Did you say you were married?

DAVID
Not exactly. I have a partner. Her name is Rose. And we have a son. Your grandson. Dad?

NORMAN
I’m here David. There’s too much to think about. I want you to come home.

DAVID
But I…

NORMAN
No buts. You need to come home. Bring her. Bring Rose and our grandson. Your mother and I love you, and we want to see you. We want to meet your family.

Episode 39 - Notes


1. HOW COULD YOU?
We use the phrase 'Do you realise...' to show that we are annoyed or angry.
Do you realise how late you are?
Do you realise what the time is?

NORMAN
Do you realise how worried we’ve been?
This phrase can also be used to make people aware of something.
Do you realise that you’ve left your car lights on?
We use 'How could you...' to say that we are upset.
How could you do something so stupid?
How could you be so careless?

NORMAN
You’re our son! How could you do this to us?
   
2. APOLOGISING
The word we use to apologise is sorry.
Here are some ways that sorry is used.
I’m sorry for being so late.
I’m sorry for making so much noise.

DAVID
I’m sorry for causing you so much worry dad.
Another way of saying sorry, is to say 'I’m sorry to do something'.
I’m sorry to interrupt.
I’m sorry to take so long.

   
3. I THOUGHT YOU WOULD...
We say 'I thought you would...' to talk about what you thought people wanted or were likely to do or feel.
I thought you would like this film.
I thought you would be interested in this job.

DAVID
I’m sorry for causing you so much worry dad. I thought you would be angry.
You can also use the negative:
I thought you wouldn’t like this film.
   
4. NEED & WANT
We use want to express desire.
I want to learn English.
I want to have a cup of coffee.

We say 'I want you to' if you are telling someone to do something.
I want you to sit down.
NORMAN
I want you to come home.
We use need to mean something we must do or want strongly.
I need to eat.
I need to learn English for my new job.

NORMAN
You need to come home.
   
5. PARTNER
  A partner is a part owner of a business.
DAVID
I’ve been working. I work at the market. I’m going to be a partner in the business soon.
  Partner can also mean a husband, wife or the person you live with.
DAVID
I have a partner. Her name is Rose. And we have a son.
   

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