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Есть вопрос

Lucy: Jeff, ...... I was just talking to Dawn. You know, they had their first wedding anniversary last week. Guess what her husband gave her as a present.

Jeff: I don't know. What?

Lucy: He gave her a vacuum cleaner .

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Годовщина свадьбы

Lucy: Jeff, here's a question. I was just talking to Dawn. You know, they had their first ....... last week. Guess what her husband gave her as a present.

Jeff: I don't know. What?

Lucy: He gave her a vacuum cleaner .

wedding anniversary

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A topic of discussion or debate; a proposition, a focus of conversation or consideration.


Jeff: Didn't she want a vacuum cleaner?

Lucy: Yes, the old one was broken, but that's not ......! It was their wedding anniversary, their first one. Dawn was really upset that he wasn't more romantic. He really let her down.


I made the point that we all had an interest to protect.

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To disappoint; to betray or fail somebody

Jeff: Didn't she want a vacuum cleaner?

Lucy: Yes, the old one was broken, but that's not the point! It was their wedding anniversary, their first one. Dawn was really upset that he wasn't more romantic. He really ......

I promised him I would meet him there, and I will not let him down.

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An omen; a symptomatic indicator of something. A characteristic feature

Jeff: Oh, great. Women are always saying that men aren't romantic. But we are! Just not in the way that women want.

Lucy: What do you mean?

Jeff: It's a man's job to protect his wife and family. When something goes wrong, they want to fix it. That's ...... a good husband.

Lucy: I can see that, but that's not romantic in my book.

A good sense of manners is the mark of a true gentleman.

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In one's opinion.

Jeff: Oh, great. Women are always saying that men aren't romantic. But we are! Just not in the way that women want.

Lucy: What do you mean?

Jeff: It's a man's job to protect his wife and family. When something goes wrong, they want to fix it. That's the mark of a good husband.

Lucy: I can see that, but that's not romantic ......

I'll qualify that in a moment, but in my book I think when it comes to sheer professionalism, there's nothing quite like an American broadcaster.

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A film, usually about romances, which is popular with females and comparatively unpopular with males.

Jeff: It's a man's job to protect his wife and family. When something goes wrong, they want to fix it. That's the mark of a good husband.

Lucy: I can see that, but that's not romantic in my book.

Jeff: That's because you women have this idealized view of romance that you get from a lifetime of watching ...... and reading romance novels. Even if a man wanted to, he could never get into the head of a woman and guess what she wanted. That's why women have to just tell us what they want.

chick flicks

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