Todd: OK, Hello!
Todd: Hi. What's your name?
Todd: Hi, Nicoleta. Uhm, Nicoleta, where are you from?
Todd: Oh great. Where in Germany?
Nicoleta: It's called Tria, but it's quite, quite small.
Todd: OK. So like north, east...
Nicoleta: Near Luxemburg.
Todd: Oh, OK. Must be pretty. OK, we're going to talk about traveling. Do you like to travel?
Nicoleta: Yes, of course.
Todd: OK, what places have you visited?
Nicoleta: I've been to some places in Europe and to New York and now I'm in Japan.
Todd: Wow, you've been all over. OK, what's your favorite place so far?
Nicoleta: I have three. The Toscana in Italy, New York and I think, Tokyo.
Todd: Oh really? Wow! One in
Todd: Do you have a lot of luggage when you travel?
Nicoleta: Yeah, if I can, yes. I mean there are limits.
Todd: Sure. So how many suitcases did you have when you came to Tokyo?
Todd: Just one?
Nicoleta: A big one. Yeah, it's about 20 kilo, so, yeah.
Todd: OK, where would you like to go?
Nicoleta: Oh, that's difficult. I don't know. South America maybe.
Todd: OK. Do you speak Spanish?
Nicoleta: No, but...
Todd: Yeah. Actually, you speak English perfect.
Nicoleta: Oh, no.
Todd: And you speak German. So, do you speak any other languages?
Nicoleta: Yeah, I speak French and yeah, I'm doing a little bit Japanese but..
Todd: Oh, yeah, it's hard huh!
Nicoleta: It's very hard yeah.
Todd: I've been here four years and my Japanese is terrible. Last question, are you nervous when you fly?
Nicoleta: Yes, definitely.
Todd: Yeah, me too. OK, thanks
a lot, Nicoleta.
But it's quite, quite small.
The adverb 'quite' in this sentence means 'slightly' or 'a bit'. Notice the following:
- This dress is quite small for me.
- Although they're twins, they're quite
different from one another.
Wow, you've been all over.
The phrase, 'all over' a place means in every part of it or seen everywhere. Notice the following:
- I don't want to drag my dog all over the city.
- His pictures are all over the house.
What's your favorite place so far?
'So far' would most likely mean 'until now' or 'up to this extent'. Notice the following:
- Rina has only sold twenty candles so far.
- How's your driving lessons? Pretty good so
My Japanese is terrible.
The word, 'terrible' means unpleasant or of low quality. Notice the following:
- I had such a terrible day in the office.
- I haven't been to such a terrible place!
Are you nervous when you fly?
"To fly' means to go somewhere in an aircraft. Notice the following:
- We flew back to Tokyo just to get things done.
- As a flight attendant, it's part of her job to
fly thousands of miles every year.
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