Lição 5

What would you do if you found a wallet full of cash? In today’s episode we will be discussing money and honesty.
በገንዘብ የተሞላ የኪስ ቦርሳ ቢያገኙ ምን ያደርጋሉ?በዛሬው ክፍለ ጊዜ ስለ ገንዘብና ታማኝነት እንወያያለን።

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What would you do if you found a wallet full of cash?

Look at the Session Vocabulary – make sure you know what these words mean:

  • to run off
  • valuable
  • related to

Quiz

In which city are you more likely to get your wallet returned to you if you drop it in the street:

  • Moscow, Russia?
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?
  • Helsinki, Finland?

Listen to the discussion about what the presenters would do if they found a wallet in the street and find out the answer.

Listen to find the answers. Then check them on the transcript below.

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ኤልአንድተናጋሪአቅራቢ
ሰላም፥ ስለ ወቅታዊ ጉዳይ ወደምንወያይበትና ስለጉዳዩ ለማውራት የሚያስፈልገውን ቋንቋ ወደምናቀርብበት የ English Together ዝግጅት እንኳን በደህና መጡ። ሐና እባላለሁ። አብሮኝ/አብራኝ …… አለ/አለች።

Phil
Hi, I’m Phil.

Tom 
And I’m Tom. Welcome to the programme!

የኤልአንድአቅራቢ
ዛሬ ስለገንዘብ እንወያያለን፤ በተለይም ደግሞ በገንዘብ የተሞላ የኪስ ቦርሳ መንገድ ላይ ወድቆ ቢያገኙ ምን ያደርጋሉ? ለራስዎ ይወስዱታል? ወይስ ይመልሱታል? ይህንን ጥያቄ ለመመለስ A recent global experiment carried out by Reader’s Digest Magazine አስራ ሁለት የኪስ ቦርሳዎችን በአስራ ስድስት የተለያዩ ከተሞች መንገድ ላይ በመጣል ምን ያህሉ እንደተመለሱ ለማወቅ ሞክሯል። ከሚከተሉት ከተሞች መካከል የበለጠ ሃቀኛ የሆነችው የትኛዋ ትመስልዎታለች?

ሀ. ሞስኮ፥ ሩስያ

ለ. ሪዮ ዲ ጄኔሮ፥ ብራዚል

ሐ. ሄልሲንኪ፥ ፊንላንድ

Tom
It depends. How much money are we talking about?

Phil
Tom!

ኤልአንድተናጋሪአቅራቢ
Listen to this story featured on CNN ገንዘብ የታጨቀበትን የኪስ ቦርሳ ስለመመለስ የሚያወራ ታሪክ እናዳምጥና ከዚያ እንነጋገርበታለን።

News insert
What would you do if you found a wallet full of cash - $1,500 to be exact? Would you return it? A recent incident in California might surprise you. A teenager was seen on surveillance footage returning a wallet with $1,500 inside. It happened outside a home in California after the young man found the wallet filled with $1,500 in cash and credit cards in the driveway of a neighbour’s home, proving that there are still good people out there.

Tom
$1,500? That’s a lot of money.

Phil
Yeah, it is! I’d be absolutely devastated if I lost that amount of money!

ኤልአንድተናጋሪአቅራቢ
I would be devastated, as well! ‘Devastated’ ቅስሜ ይሰበራል ማለት ነው።

Tom
And the people who lost the wallet were probably devastated! That is so much money to lose!

Phil 
Yeah, but when they got it back, they were probably completely thrilled! Imagine how happy they were to get their wallet back.

ኤልአንድተናጋሪአቅራቢ
Absolutely! ‘Thrilled’ ማለት እጅግ ደስተኛ መሆን ማለት ነው።. Yes, what a relief!

Tom
I think I’d be thrilled if I found that much money on the street!

Phil
Really, Tom? Would you seriously think about keeping the money if you found it on the street?

Tom
I’d probably think about it, yeah. I mean, if someone is carrying around that much money in their wallet and they lose it, that’s their fault, really! They should be more careful!

Phil
Ok, true, but it is quite easy to lose a wallet. I mean, we’ve all done it.

ኤልአንድተናጋሪአቅራቢ
Yes, I have. I was very upset.

Tom
Well, I haven’t. I always know where my wallet is.

Phil
Well, then you don’t know what it feels like to lose something that’s valuable to you. You can feel totally heartbroken.

ኤልአንድተናጋሪአቅራቢ
Yes, especially if it contains some personal possessions that you can’t replace. ‘Heartbroken’ የልብ መሰበር ማለት ነው።

Phil
Exactly! When I lost my wallet a few years ago, I was more heartbroken about losing my photos than anything else.

Tom
I suppose, to be fair, I probably would be more likely to return a wallet if it had personal things in it.

ኤልአንድተናጋሪአቅራቢ
እሽ፥ ይሄንን ካልን ዘንድ ቀደም ሲል የጠየቅነውን ጥያቄ እንመልከት። ከሚከተሉት ከተሞች መካከል በጣም ሃቀኛዋ የትኛዋ ናት?

ሀ. ሞስኮ፥ ሩሲያ

ለ. ሪዮ ዴ ጄኔሮ፥ ብራዚል

ሐ. ሄልሲንኪ፥ ፊንላንድ

ትክክለኛው ምላሽ (ሐ) ሄልሲንኪ፥ ፊንላድ ነው።

Tom
Oh Phil, if only you’d lost your wallet in Helsinki, eh?!

Phil
Yeah, that would have been good! I might have got it back. I would have been absolutely ecstatic if that had happened.

ኤልአንድተነጋሪአቅራቢ
Me too! ‘Ecstatic’ ማለት መቦረቅ ነው።

Tom
Do you know what would make me ecstatic?

Phil
What, Tom?

Tom
Finding your wallet.

Phil
Why?

ኤልአንድተናጋሪአቅራቢ
Yeah, why?

Tom
So then I could give it back to you.

Phil
Oh, Tom!

ኤልአንድአቅራቢ
ጥሩ ብለሃል ቶም?
እርሶስ? ወድቆ ያገኙትን የሌላ ሰው የኪስ ቦርሣ ይመልሳሉ? አንድ ነገር ጠፍቶብዎት ‘heartbroken’ ሆነው ያውቃሉ? ወይንስ ተመልሶልዎት ‘thrilled’ ሆነዋል?
እስኪ የዚህን ሳምንት ዝግጅት ከማጠናቀቃችን በፊት ዛሬ ስንወያይ የቆየንባቸውን ቃላት እንመልከት-ሁሉም ጠንካራ ስሜትን የሚገልፁ ናቸው። ‘Devastated’, ክፉኛ ማዘን፥ ቅስም መሰበር, ‘heartbroken’, የስሜት መጎዳት፥ የልብ ስብራት, ‘thrilled’, እጅጉን መደሰት፥, ‘ecstatic’, መፈንጠዝ፥ መቦረቅ።
እነዚህ ብርቱ ስሜትን የሚገልፅ ቅጽሎች ናቸው፤ ስለዚህም ‘totally’, አጠቃላይ ‘absolutely’, ሙሉ በሙሉ, ‘completely’, ጭርሶ ከመሳሰሉ ቃላት ጋር አብራችሁ ልትጠቀሟቸው ትችላላችሁ ማለት ነው።
አብራችሁን ስለቆያችሁ እናመሰግናለን፤ ለተጨማሪ የ English Together ዝግጅቶች በሚቀጥለው ሳምንት ይጠብቁን።

Meaning

 

be devastated (adjective)

be very upset about something.

I was devastated when I lost all my money.

I was devastated when I heard that the school was going to close.

 

be heartbroken (adjective)

be very sad. We often use this to talk about romantic love.

I was heartbroken when my wife left me.

I was heartbroken when my family pictures got deleted.

 

be ecstatic (adjective)

be very happy.

I was ecstatic when I got the job.

I was ecstatic when my team won the cup.

 

be thrilled (adjective)

be very happy and excited.

I was thrilled when I went to China the first time.

She was thrilled to be singing in front of a crowd.

 

Use

All of these adjectives express a strong feeling - for example, 'devastated' means 'to be very upset by something' - and are called extreme adjectives. If we want to make the feeling of extreme adjectives even stronger, we can use adverbs such as 'absolutely', 'completely' and 'totally'.

I’d be absolutely devastated if I lost that amount of money!

When they got it back they were probably completely thrilled.

You can feel totally heartbroken.

You can also use the adverb 'really' with extreme adjectives but, be careful, you cannot use 'very'!

What would you do if you found a wallet full of cash?

4 Questions

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Vocabulário desta lição

  • absolutely devastated
    በጣም የተጎዳ

    completely thrilled
    በጣም መደሰት

    totally heartbroken
    ከባድ የልብ መሰበር

    absolutely ecstatic
    ፍፁም ደስታ

    flyers
    በራሪ ፅሁፎች

    to run off
    ጥሎ መሄድ

    valuable
    ዋጋ ያላቸው

    related to
    ተያያዥ የሆነ