024 : English Vocabulary (Dilemma // Discreet)


 

INTRODUCTION

This is the SpeakEnglishWithTiffani podcast with Teacher Tiffani session #24. If you would like to read the transcript that goes along with this episode, go to speakenglishwithtiffani.com/episode24.    

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Hey everyone, I’m Teacher Tiffani and I want to thank you so much for joining me for another episode of the Speak English with Tiffani podcast. In today’s lesson we are going to listen to one English dialogue and learn 2 new English Vocabulary Words.

DIALOGUE

Ok, let’s begin with the dialogue:

The young man in the movie was facing a dilemma. He had fallen in love with a woman he met, but she had a boyfriend. They had met each other in Paris during a study abroad program. Throughout the summer they spent each day together studying and learning about art. But, it was during their last week in Paris that she revealed the truth about her boyfriend in America. After she told him the truth they both tried to be discreet with their feelings, but it was too late. They had already fallen in love with each other.

Again

The young man in the movie was facing a dilemma. He had fallen in love with a woman he met, but she had a boyfriend. They had met each other in Paris during a study abroad program. Throughout the summer they spent each day together studying and learning about art. But, it was during their last week in Paris that she revealed the truth about her boyfriend in America. After she told him the truth they both tried to be discreet with their feelings, but it was too late. They had already fallen in love with each other.

Ok great, now let’s go over the two new vocabulary words that were in the dialogue.

FIRST VOCABULARY WORD

The first vocabulary word was…

“Dilemma” (repeat)

Now, repeat after me…
“Dilemma” (repeat twice)

Ok, now let’s say it at a normal pace…
“Dilemma” (repeat twice)

This vocabulary word means a problem involving a difficult choice or a usually undesirable or unpleasant choice.


EXAMPLES

So, let’s look at five examples using this vocabulary word.

The first example is…

“He attempted to resolve the dilemma.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“He attempted to resolve the dilemma.”

[Now, this time we will go at a more natural pace and I want you to try to follow me]
“He attempted to resolve the dilemma.”

The second example is…

“She found herself in a dilemma when her two best friends were fighting.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“She found herself in a dilemma when her two best friends were fighting.”

[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“She found herself in a dilemma when her two best friends were fighting.”

The third example is…

“After overcoming that dilemma, I think our friendship is stronger.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“After overcoming that dilemma, I think our friendship is stronger.”

[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“After overcoming that dilemma, I think our friendship is stronger.”

The fourth example is…

“A common dilemma is trying to decide what to order from a menu.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“A common dilemma is trying to decide what to order from a menu.”

[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“A common dilemma is trying to decide what to order from a menu.”

The fifth example is…

“How will we get through this dilemma?”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“How will we get through this dilemma?”

[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“How will we get through this dilemma?”

 


SECOND VOCABULARY WORD

Ok good deal, now let’s go over the second vocabulary word that was in the dialogue.

The second vocabulary word was…

“Discreet” (repeat)

Now, repeat after me…
“Discreet” (repeat twice)

Ok, now let’s say it at a normal pace…
“Discreet” (repeat twice)

This vocabulary word means being careful to not attract attention.


EXAMPLES

So, let’s look at five examples using this vocabulary word.

The first example is…

“He made a discreet inquiry.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“He made a discreet inquiry.”

[Now, this time we will go at a more natural pace and I want you to try to follow me]
“He made a discreet inquiry.”

The second example is…

“The man tried to be discreet while walking through the store.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“The man tried to be discreet while walking through the store.”

[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“The man tried to be discreet while walking through the store.”

The third example is…

“If you want to be discreet, do not drive a sports car.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“If you want to be discreet, do not drive a sports car.”

[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“If you want to be discreet, do not drive a sports car.”

The fourth example is…

“Many celebrities wear sunglasses in order to be discreet.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“Many celebrities wear sunglasses in order to be discreet.”

[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“Many celebrities wear sunglasses in order to be discreet.”

The fifth example is…

“The spy was discreet while sneaking into the locked building.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“The spy was discreet while sneaking into the locked building.”

[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“The spy was discreet while sneaking into the locked building.”

 


DIALOGUE

Ok, now let’s listen to the original dialogue again and see if you can recognize the 2 English vocabulary words.

The young man in the movie was facing a dilemma. He had fallen in love with a woman he met, but she had a boyfriend. They had met each other in Paris during a study abroad program. Throughout the summer they spent each day together studying and learning about art. But, it was during their last week in Paris that she revealed the truth about her boyfriend in America. After she told him the truth they both tried to be discreet with their feelings, but it was too late. They had already fallen in love with each other.

Did you hear them this time? Great! Excellent job! You now know 2 new English vocabulary words.

  1. Dilemma
  2. Discreet

These vocabulary words will help you Speak English clearly, fluently, and confidently. So try to use these vocabulary words at least one time today!

ENDING

Remember, if you want to see the transcript for this episode go to speakenglishwithtiffani.com/episode24.

This has been Teacher Tiffani with the Speak English with Tiffani podcast. Until next time, remember to Speak English!

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