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Basic Listening Lesson #34
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1. What does having a long face represent?
The face is not short
The face is narrow but long
2. What happened at work that caused the long face?
He got a promotion
A different person got a promotion
He got a raise
He lost his job
3. What topic are they talking about?
Fun classes at school
Being busy at work
Stress from work
Drinking and partying
4. What do they plan on drinking?
1. Represents unhappiness
2. A different person got a promotion
3. Stress from work
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A: "Why the long face?"
B: "I'm getting sick of work man. I can't take the political bull in the company any more."
A: "Did you just get your review or something?"
B: "Yeah, but that's not why I am upset. I just found out another guy got a promotion. He doesn't know how to do anything. He sits there and kisses the managers butt all day long."
A: "That sucks."
B: "I'm just pissed that management can't see behind his smooth talking lies."
A: "Look on the bright side. At least you have a job."
B: "Yeah. I shouldn't stress about this anymore. It's not like I can do anything about it."
A: "Exactly. Instead, we should have some drinks tonight."
B: "How about a cold bottle of beer."
A: "Now you're talking."
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