Session 5

Visit The White Elephant restaurant where love is in the air. Mary gets a gift but she doesn't know who it's from. Has she got a secret admirer? Watch and learn some love-related phrases.

ክፍለ-ስራሓት ናይዚ ምዕራፍ

ድምር ነጥቢ ናይዚ ክፍለ-ስራሓት 5

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Drama: The White Elephant

Episode 19: Love

Lucky Mary! Someone has left her a special gift and she thinks she knows who it's from. But is she right or has someone else in the kitchen got a soft spot for her? Find out in this episode and listen out for the phrases related to love.

ነቲ ቪድዮ ብምዕዛብ ነቲ ስራሕ ዕመምዎ

ነቲ ቅዳሕ ጽሑፍ ኣርእይዎ ነቲ ቅዳሕ ጽሑፍ ሕብእዎ

Ceilia
Oh! Who left this box of chocolates here?

Mary
Who are they for?

Ceilia
Well, you must have a secret admirer… it's got you name on it.

Mary
Oh I love chocolate to bits.

Ceilia
Do you know who they're from?

Mary
Oh, they'll be from Peter… he's always buying me little gifts.

Ceilia
That's very sweet. Has he got the hots for you?

Mary
No, he's just pleased to have a friend. Ssshh, here he comes.

Peter
There it is…

Ceilia
Everything OK Gordon?

Gordon
Yes of course. Why do you have to keep asking that?

Mary
There's no love lost between you two!

Ceilia
Yes, well it's a love-hate relationship. More hate than love!

Gordon
Actually, it's this chocolate souffle I'm making. I can't seem to get the right type of milk chocolate for love nor money.

Mary
Oh… would you like to use one of these?

Gordon
Yes.

Mary
Gordon! I said just use one. These were a present.

Gordon
I know… I mean… cooking is a labour of love and sometimes I get carried away.

Mary
Oh Peter. I'm so sorry. The chocolates you bought for me… Gordon's just used them all in the soufflé.

Peter
Chocolates? I didn't buy you any chocolates Mary – why would I do that?

Mary
Then who were they from?

Ceilia
Ooo, I love a good mystery.

Download

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Vocabulary

a secret admirer
somebody who likes someone else very much but doesn't tell them

love (something) to bits
love (something) very much

got the hots for (someone)
is very attracted to (someone)

no love lost (between two people)
you don't like each other

a love-hate relationship
a relationship with someone or something where your feelings often change from love to hate

for love nor money
impossible to get

a labour of love
work that is hard but enjoyable to do

White Elephant quiz

3 Questions

How much did you understand in The White Elephant: Episode 19?

ኣገናዕ፡ ፈተናኹም ዛዚምኩም
Excellent! Great job! ሕማቕ ዕድል! ዘመዝገብኩምዎ ነጥቢ ...:
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End of Session 5

Next time, there are some customers at the restaurant who Gordon is keen to impress. But can he make the meal they really want to eat?

Session Vocabulary

  • a secret admirer
    somebody who likes someone else very much but doesn't tell them

    love (something) to bits
    love (something) very much

    got the hots for (someone)
    is very attracted to (someone)

    no love lost (between two people)
    you don't like each other

    a love-hate relationship
    a relationship with someone or something where your feelings often change from love to hate

    for love nor money
    impossible to get

    a labour of love
    work that is hard but enjoyable to do