Podcast: Guess where it happened

By Ana Luiza | Podcast Inglês Online

Feb 05
Inglês Online Guess where it happened
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How are you? Hoje, no podcast, eu falo – em inglês, é claro :-) – sobre cinco situações em que eu perdi alguma coisa ou fui roubada. Veja se você consegue adivinhar onde foi que cada uma aconteceu: no Brasil ou em Londres, onde eu moro?

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How are you? You’re listening to the new episode of the Inglês Online podcast. Thank you for telling everyone you know about this podcast and, enjoy!

So today I’ll give you five situations that I’ve been through in my life, all relating to losing a wallet or my cell phone… or having it stolen, and you try to guess whether each one of them happened when I still lived in Brazil, or more recently after I moved to London. Here we go:

  1. I went to a toilet in a University, and left my wallet somewhere in there. The same day, a student called me up and said she’d found it. So we met up and I got my wallet back.
  2. I was sitting in a cafe working on my computer, and my cell phone was right there by my computer, on the table. Two women walked in, sat at the table across from me and pretended they were asking me for help, or something. I don’t know because I couldn’t understand a word they said. Meanwhile, they opened a map on the table, which covered my phone and as I was distracted, they pulled the map and with it, the phone. I only realised it about a minute later and by then, they were gone.
  3. I lost my wallet on the way home from the supermarket. A couple of days later, a police officer called and said a woman had found it and taken it to the police station. So I went to the station, they asked me a few questions and I got my wallet back.
  4. I left my cell phone on a bus once, after traveling from one city to another. When I realised it, I called the bus company and asked if someone had returned it or if the driver had found it. They said no, no driver had said anything about a cell phone left on the bus, no one had contacted them.
  5. I went to a supermarket to do some shopping before I went home. However I was holding my laptop while paying for the groceries, and at some point I needed to reach for my wallet. I set my laptop down somewhere, grabbed my wallet, paid and left without the laptop. Two hours later I came back to the store asking if they had found it. They knew immediately what I was talking about  – my laptop was safely stored away in a room in the back of the store, so I got it back.

There you go. These are five situations I’ve been through that involved either having something stolen, or leaving a personal belonging somewhere. Which ones do you think happened in Brazil and which ones in the UK?

I’ll tell you: #1, where I left my wallet in a toilet and it was returned to me, was in São Paulo when I was a college student. #2, where two women stole my phone at a café, was in London. #3, where I dropped my wallet on the way from the supermarket and someone found it and turned it in to the police happened in London. #4, where I left my phone on the bus and whoever found it kept it instead of returning it to the company, happened in São Paulo. And, finally, #5, where I left my laptop in a supermarket and they kept it safe for me was in London.

Did you guess correctly? These are situations everyone has been through before at least once – I think. What was your experience when you forgot your wallet or your phone somewhere? What happened? Let us know and talk to you next time.

 

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About the Author

Ana Luiza criou um blog de dicas de inglês em 2006, e depois de muito pesquisar o que faz alguém ganhar fluência numa segunda língua, criou seu primeiro curso de inglês em 2009.

  • Thales says:

    Hey, thank you for sharing it.
    Once I lost my bag in the bus, I was still a student, so the person who had found it contacted the school and I got my bag back.

  • Marcos says:

    Fortunately, I have never been robbed or had any objects stolen or something. By the way I really like your podcasts.

  • Mario Moraes says:

    Hi! Got a ‘A” … Wonderful post … And it’s been taking too long to have your accent changed to the British one! Well, my story is this … I once was travelling on business to the USA – my first business trip by the way – and worried about safety conditions at the hotel I was staying in – back in 1988 – I decided to put my money bag (one of those I used to have that you put in front of your belly button under your shirt and pants – not even know if there is name for those) under the pillow. When I left the hotel the next day I forgot the money there. When I called the hotel back to ask for my money … nobody had seen it, not even the maid who cleaned the room. This happened in Endicott – NY and the amount was $615 – never forgot it … Life goes on and congrats for your wonderful job! Seize the day!

  • Very good!

    Im iniciate a understend in ingles. So, these form de conteudo help much.

    Thanks

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