Created with Sketch.
Dramatic Listening... the podcast where you learn English by listening to radio plays
39 minutes | Oct 18, 2018
DL107: Richard Diamond – Hard to say ‘Thanks’
Richard Diamond, Private Detective — The Louis Spence Case (Part 7 of 7) Dick Powell is not only a voice actor. He's also a famous singer.[Photo © Yastremska/www.Bigstock.com] Summary of Part 7 The battle with Spence is over, but there is still a lot of psychology involved in how Richard treats his girlfriend's questions and in how he and Walt handle 'Thank-yous'. Women are from Venus... Helen wants to know how Richard hurt his hand, but Richard doesnt want to tell her about his day. What does this show you about Richards beliefs about men and women? Don't thank me Whats the problem with doing a favour for your friend? Well, your friend then feels obligated to return the favour. How do you pay someone back for saving your life? This is the dilemma that complicates Richard and Walt's telephone conversation. Listen and try to figure out... ~ why Richard behaves the way he does with Helen and Walt. FREE PDF: Keywords & Transcript Quizlet: Have fun learning the keywords with English-Chinese Flashcards and Games.DL107 Keywords on Quizlet. Free MP3: Radio Play without teacher Review time: Listen to the whole play again, from beginning to end, Length: [29:33]. Login to download the free MP3.Not a member? Register now. Membership is free. Richard is quite typical of what a man should be in the 1950s. Why doesn't he tell Helen what happened to his hand? And why do Richard and Walt get upset with each other over the phone? Share your understanding of the psychology behind these conversations in the comments below.
42 minutes | Oct 4, 2018
DL106: Richard Diamond – Aren’t I a genius
Richard Diamond, Private Detective — The Louis Spence Case (Part 6 of 7) Spence relates how he built the bomb.[Photo © Couperfield/www.Bigstock.com] Summary of Part 6 Diamond has a psychological advantage now. He goes back in knowing more than he did the first time. And this time, he has a plan. But for his plan to work, he needs Walt Levinson's cooperation and Otis' help in the music department. Together, they try to disarm Spence. A Psychological Advantage Knowing how Spence thinks of himself and how he feels misunderstood and unappreciated, Diamond is able to go in and tell Spence exactly what he wants to hear. He is still having a difficult time convincing Spence that he understands him, but gradually Spence does come to believe that Diamond recognizes his talent. For this, he is willing to spare Diamond's life, but he is still determined to go through with his plan of blowing up the police station. Then the music starts... Do you hear that? ...music that no one else seems to hear. He's convinced that his own mind is creating it, that he is composing a song. Diamond continues to pour on the flattery about Spence's talent. Spence's Masterpiece Then Diamond has to masterfully turn the conversation from music to the bomb. He has to find out how it works so that he can disable it. Can he talk about the bomb without getting Spence overly excited? Will Diamond be able to save the day? Listen to find out... ~ who wins this psychological battle, Spence or Diamond. Well, it’s a real success story, isn’t it? Who would you like to praise or congratulate? Sometimes we call praise ‘kudos’. You could say, “Kudos to Diamond for…” or “Kudos to Otis for…” Any kudos for Spence? Try handing out a few kudos in the comments below.
32 minutes | Sep 20, 2018
DL105: Richard Diamond – It’s all arranged
Richard Diamond, Private Detective — The Louis Spence Case (Part 5 of 7) Otis is nervous that he'll louse it all up.[Photo © Dean Drobot/www.Bigstock.com] Summary of Part 5 Richard Diamond gets back to the fifth precinct with phonograph and album in hand. He puts Otis in charge of the music while he himself returns to the room with Spence and Walt Levinson. Thoughts of Becoming a Maryr Spence is getting excited. Time is almost up and the mayor hasn't jumped, but he will still be able to make his statement to the world by blowing himself and Lieutenant Levinson up... and maybe Diamond and Otis, too. He'll be a martyr and people will finally recognize his great genius. This is what is getting him excited. Diamond is worried that he might 'jump the gun'. (Like a runner in a race, he might start before the starting gun goes off.) He certainly has 'an itchy trigger finger'! He really wants to use the trigger to make the bomb go off. The Challenge Diamond has to make sure Spence doesn't blow up the fifth precinct a few minutes early. Otis needs the time to get the phonograph playing, and Diamond needs the music to carry out his plan. So Diamond makes a direct challenge to Spence. "All right, Spence," he says. "I'm going to prove you're wrong. I'm going to prove that I know more about you than you think!" It's daring. It's bold. You might even say it was a desperate attempt, but it's gotten Spence curious and he's still engaged in the conversation. Listen to predict... ~ what will happen when Otis gets the music playing. Have fun learning the keywords with English-Chinese Flashcards and Games. DL105 Keywords on Quizlet Sergeant Otis has a small part to play in Diamond's plan, but how important is it? If he louses it up, what will the end result be? If you were Diamond, would you leave the phonograph in Otis' hands? Please share your thoughts in a comment below.
35 minutes | Sep 6, 2018
DL104: Richard Diamond – Diamond goes shopping
Richard Diamond, Private Detective — The Louis Spence Case (Part 4 of 7) Cool sales clerk making suggestions[Photo © YakobchukOlena/www.Bigstock.com] Summary of Part 4 The psychiatrist gave Diamond a good idea. In order to use what he just learned about Spence, Diamond needs some music. He goes shopping at a music store but gets impatient with the sales clerk for obstructing justice. Time Pressure Diamond is under time pressure. He isn't at the store to browse. He needs to make this purchase right away, as quickly as possible. But the young sales clerk is chatty and also has store policy to follow. Getting It Right It was important to get the music right. It needed to be something that would move the emotions. It also needed to be calming. Obstructing Justice The clerk is so insistent on following the store policy that Diamond finally threatens to arrest her. What is the crime? Obstructing justice - getting in Diamond's way of apprehending a criminal. Listen to predict... ~ what Diamond will do with the music. Quizlet: Have fun learning the keywords with English-Chinese Flashcards and Games. DL104 Keywords on Quizlet Richard Diamond now has a phonograph and an album of waltz music. Do you think he has made a good choice on the music he selected? Please leave a comment below.
62 minutes | Aug 23, 2018
DL103: Richard Diamond – Expert Insight
Richard Diamond, Private Detective — The Louis Spence Case (Part 3 of 7) A psychiatrist gives insight on what makes Spence tick.[Photo © YakobchukOlena/www.Bigstock.com] Summary of Part 3 Diamond consults with a couple psychiatrists and gains a lot of insight about how Spence's mind works. This is crucial information, but he still has to figure out a way to use this information to save Lieutenant Levinson, Spence's hostage. What makes Louis Spence tick? The psychiatrist has worked with Spence for four years in the mental hospital. He tells Diamond how Spence sees himself, how he sees authority, and whether he is capable of carrying out his threat. Psychiatric Therapy For Spence, his therapy used music. Hearing beautiful music made him feel secure. He sees himself as very talented and sometimes even believed he himself had written the song. But the feelings of safety and security brought on by the music would not last long. He would fight off anything that he felt was manipulating him to be good. Insight Time's up! Diamond has to get going, but at least the doctor has given him an idea. Listen to predict... ~ what Diamond will do with the insight he has gained. Quizlet: Have fun learning the keywords with English-Chinese Flashcards and Games. DL103 Keywords on Quizlet The psychiatrist helped us get inside the mind of Louis Spence. Now that you understand him better, what would you do it you had to stop him? Try to help Richard out with some suggestions. You can leave your suggestions in a comment below.
59 minutes | Aug 9, 2018
DL102: Richard Diamond – Reasoning with a Crazy Man
Richard Diamond, Private Detective — The Louis Spence Case (Part 2 of 7) Time is running out.[Photo © Stoathphoto/www.Bigstock.com] Summary of Part 2 Diamond gets pulled in to meet the insane man face to face. Will he be taken hostage too? His former boss and friend, Lieutenant Levinson, who has already been taken hostage by the crazed activist, doesn’t like doing this to Diamond, but he needs help…and Diamond is much more capable than Sergeant Otis. Doomed Lieutenant Levinson has given up hope. He called Diamond in to help, but the situation seems hopeless. What could Richard Diamond possibly do? What could any man do? Hostage Negotiations Diamond tries reasoning and negotiating with Spence, but Spence doesn't wear down. He knows he has the upper hand and enjoys shocking people with his demands. The Dilemma Diamond and Otis clear the building. But they have no idea about how to solve the hostage situation beyond that. Diamond isn't used to dealing with the insane. They seem too unpredictable, so he doesn't know what to do. Otis doesn't understand crazy people either. In fact, "Who does?" he says. Well, that gives Diamond an idea. Listen to find out... ~ what Spence wants Diamond to do. Quizlet: Have fun learning the keywords with English-Chinese Flashcards and Games.DL102 Keywords on Quizlet What is Richard Diamond's first strategy? At the end of this scene, who does Diamond decide to visit? Take a guess and share your thoughts in a comment below.
47 minutes | Jul 26, 2018
DL101: Richard Diamond – Otis Gets Diamond’s Help
Richard Diamond, Private Detective — The Louis Spence Case (Part 1 of 7) Otis: He won't let us in. He won't let the Lieutenant out! He's sitting there holding a big bomb, and it's ready to go off![Photo © Elnur/www.Bigstock.com] Summary of Part 1 Bumbling cop, Sergeant Otis, pulls Richard Diamond away from chit-chatting with his girlfriend to rescue Lieutenant Levinson from a crazy man. A little background As the series title says, Richard Diamond is a private detective. Richard used to be a police detective, working for the police force. So he knows the guys on the police force. He used to work for Lieutenant Levinson and they are still good friends. Sometimes Levinson asks for his help on a case. As a private detective, Diamond can chose whether to take the case or not, and he isn’t quite as restricted to following the rules. That means, if need be, he can punch or threaten to shoot someone to make him talk, but a police detective wouldn't be allowed to do that. Six years ago, he worked with the men who are still on the police force. Diamond respects some of his former colleagues, but not all of them. He is always putting Sergeant Otis down. It is always done as a joke, but his teasing is cruel. In Diamond’s opinion, Otis isn’t intelligent enough. Intelligent Private Eye vs Bumbling Cops A little tension between the police and the private detective is quite typical of the detective story genre. It makes the private detective necessary because the police are bumbling idiots that will mess up the investigation. An Extremist Making a Point The story we’ll be listening to is called “The Louis Spence Case”. It was first aired on March 5th of 1950. That’s a long time ago, but it’s still relevant today. Louis Spence has a bomb and he has a cause that he’s willing to die for. In today’s world, we often hear news about a guy blowing himself up along with a lot of other people at the same time. We might call him a terrorist or a suicide bomber. He’s extreme and he’s trying to make a point. It’s often for a political cause. In this story, the bomber has his reasons too. As you listen to the story, think about the psychology behind the actions — what is it that makes Louis Spence ‘tick’? What is it that makes him do what he does? Listen to find out... ~ what Otis has to tell Diamond. Quizlet: Have fun learning the keywords with English-Chinese Flashcards and Games.DL101 Keywords on Quizlet Otis sure is in a panic! Do you think Diamond should go down to the police station with him? What is the risk? Share your thoughts in a comment below.
37 minutes | Sep 12, 2017
DL100: The Choice – Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Andy's actions speak loudly in his favor. He kills a man, but in doing so, his motives shine through. ~ Gunsmoke, The Choice, part 5
26 minutes | Aug 26, 2017
DL099: The Choice – Andy Could Be Up To Something
~ Gunsmoke, The Choice, Part 4 Photo: © Bigstock Photo | jeffbanke Andy: Any objections, Marshall? Getting Up on the Wrong Side of Bed Andy didn't appreciate the night in jail. He and Matt don't see it the same way at all. Matt locked him up for his own good, to protect him while he was drunk. But Andy, too sure of himself for his own good, was sure he could look after himself. It's morning now and he's being released, but he's not relieved its over. Oh, no! He's sullen and angry. You might say he's "gotten up on the wrong side of bed". He feels untrusted by Matt Dillon, the Marshal of Dodge City, so in return, he keeps his distance. A Bad Gamble Let's look at it from Matt's point of view, now. He really wants to help Andy, so Andy's rejection hurts him. He actually sees himself in Andy. A little of Matt's background is hinted at here, but he doesn't go into any details. That was the old Matt. He's a new man now...and Andy could be too! But Matt knows that decision will have to be Andy's personal choice. He cannot make it for him. Matt wants to believe in Andy, to trust that he'll make the right decision, but at this point, that looks doubtful. Matt fears he has made a bad gamble. He bet on Andy doing the right thing, but it looks like he'll lose that bet. Suspicious Behavior As Andy distances himself from Matt and the law, Matt interprets it as suspicious behavior. It looks like Andy is up to something. He's gotten hired back on by Jim Buck as the shotgun man. Andy's certainly a likable fellow, and charm can be used to hide one's true motives. Matt understands the deceptive side of human nature and he also knows a few facts that, when added up, make it look like Andy's charming behavior and springs from highly suspect motives. You've Been Warned Matt warns Andy that he suspects he's 'up to something'. It looks like he's planning to do something bad or deceitful – a little bit tricky. Matt hopes the warning prompts Andy to make the right choice. Listen to find out... ~ how Andy got hired back on with Jim Buck, and ~ why Matt thinks that is suspicious behavior. Have fun learning the keywords with English-Chinese Flashcards and Games. DL099 Keywords on Quizlet. Do you believe that Andy is going straight, or do you think he and Kerrick really are up to something? What brings you to this conclusion? Tell us all about it in a comment below.
37 minutes | Aug 11, 2017
DL098: The Choice – A Criminal Goes Free
~ Gunsmoke, The Choice, Part 3 Photo: © Bigstock Photo | vectorpocketMatt Dillon:Doc, that's the first time I ever turned an outlaw loose. Doc: What's that? Matt Dillon: Kerrick. I saw his picture the other day on one of those circulars. Too Brave for His Own Good Andy gets into a fight in the bar, the saloon. He didn’t start this fight, but he’s ready to stand up to this other man. Matt and Doc are in the saloon at the time and hear the talk at the bar getting more and more heated. In the middle of it all, Matt catches the name of the stranger. Andy seems to know him and calls him Kerrick. That Name Rings a Bell Hmm... Kerrick. That name seems to ring a bell for Matt, but where did he hear it before? Then he remembers the wanted circular that just arrived. He hadn't posted it yet, but it was in his office. Kerrick, yeah, this guy is a bad dude! Matt Intervenes Andy won't back down. He's ready to get into a gun fight with Kerrick. Problem is, Andy's drunk and he doesn’t realize how drunk he is. Matt steps in and breaks up the fight and chases Kerrick out of town. Is Matt Thinking Straight? Perhaps he should have let them fight and then arrested them both, but instead he let a criminal go free. What was he thinking? Listen to find out... ~ what Matt was thinking when he let a wanted criminal go free Have fun learning the keywords with English-Chinese Flashcards and Games. DL098 Keywords on Quizlet Matt let Curric go free even though he knew he was wanted for murder. What do you think of his reasoning? Is his strategy foolish or wise? Tell us all about it in a comment below.
27 minutes | Jul 27, 2017
DL097: The Choice – Andy Gets In People’s Bad Books
~ Gunsmoke - The Choice, Part 2 Photo: © Bigstock Photo | canicula, and KUCOJIM: We was held up, Marshal. Held up, by Heaven! And this so-called "shotgun man" sat there like an owl on a rafter! Sat there and did nothing! You're hired! Andy gets a job – the kind of job that requires a lot of responsibility. He'll be riding shotgun for Jim Buck, the stagecoach driver. He sits on top of the stagecoach beside the driver and carries a shotgun. If the stage gets held up by outlaws, the shotgun man is there to protect the stagecoach, the luggage, and the passengers. Matt's name is on the line Andy got this job on Matt's recommendation, so Matt's own reputation -- his good name -- is on the line. If Andy does a poor job, it will reflect on Matt. So, of course, Matt has a personal interest in Andy's success. You can imagine how relieved Matt is when he sees Andy get back to Dodge City with his boss. In Jim's Bad Books But Matt soon finds out that things did not go well between them. Jim is very angry and Andy is in his bad books. Andy knows he didn't live up to his new boss's expectations and he admits it to Matt, but Jim thinks Andy is downplaying it in the telling. He is making it seem less serious than it really is. According to Jim, Andy deserves to be punished. In fact, he deserves to be 'tarred and feathered'. That kind of punishment is meant to hurt not only the body but also the pride. What did Andy do that got his boss so upset? Quizlet: Have fun learning the keywords with English-Chinese Flashcards and Games. DL097 Keywords on Quizlet Andy is certainly in Jim Buck’s bad books! He didn’t fight the outlaw who held up the stage. What do you think of Andy’s reason? Do you think Andy was right or wrong in how he handled the holdup? Tell us all about it in a comment below.
51 minutes | Jul 14, 2017
DL096: Gunsmoke – New Guy in Town
~ Gunsmoke: The Choice, Part 1 Photo: © Bigstock Photo | ByronWMooreMatt Dillon: Ask for Jim Buck. He’s the driver. He’s looking for a man to ride shotgun. Tell him I sent you. New Folks Showing Up All the Time Andy Hill is the new guy in Dodge City. It’s the late 1800’s (around the 1870s) when people were moving west across America. Towns were being settled and growing into cities. Its a fast growing town so there are new folks showing up all the time. The railway made much of this possible, bringing passengers by train to settle down in the West, and making it possible to move products across the country and do business. In this setting, we have the growing town of Dodge City. Many of the people who came to Dodge were ranchers and the cowboys they hired to herd their cattle. The cowboys moved around a lot from place to place. Then farmers came. They settled down to plant and harvest crops. They also built fences, which the cowboys didn’t like. In the town, there were shopkeepers, bankers, barbers, saloon bartenders, saloon girls, stagecoach drivers, and post office workers. And of course, there were criminals too – men who stole horses, or robbed stagecoaches, trains, and banks. Men who were often quick to murder another man. The law was desperately needed, and in Dodge City, it was represented by the Marshal, Matt Dillion, and his assistant – his deputy, Chester Proudfoot. Size Up the New Guy When you’re new to a place, everyone you meet is sizing you up. They want to know who you are, what kind of person you’re like. In return, you’re probably sizing them up, deciding whether or not they’re the kind of people you want as friends. Both the new guy and the local people are forming first impressions. Some people have a hard time getting past that first impression, while others are more willing to reserve judgement. That means they’re more willing to wait for more information before deciding what they think of the new guy. A Good Judge of Character Matt Dillon had to be a pretty good judge of character. He tried to keep watch over the ones who were troublemakers and intervene before they broke the law, if he could. In today’s episode, Matt has to size up Andy Hill, the new guy in town. Listen and find out whether he thinks Andy is a good guy or a bad guy. Have fun learning the keywords with English-Chinese Flashcards and Games.DL096 Keywords on Quizlet In our last story, I asked you if you thought Harry Lime was a good guy or a bad guy. As we saw with Harry, no one is 100% good, and no one is 100% bad either. Now we, along with Kitty, Chester, and Marshal Matt Dillon are trying to judge Andy’s character. What do you think? Is Andy a good guy or a bad guy? Do you think Andy should be trusted to ride shotgun?
45 minutes | Jun 29, 2017
DL095: Harry Lime ~ Why Harry’s Conscience is Clear
~ The Lives of Harry Lime: Ticket to Tangier, Part 7 Harry tells us the story of his trip to Tangier from the comfort of his livingroom. [Photo © YakobchukOlena/Bigstock] A Clear Conscience In this episode, it’s “every man for himself”. When the police raid the mansion, they're wondering what they should do with the heroin. Should they abandon the heroin and run, or take it and risk being caught with it? They have to make a quick getaway, so Harry goes one way and Mrs Magetti another. Harry doesn't look out for Mrs. Magetti. Shouldn't he feel more responsible for her welfare? How can he have a clear conscience about this?After all is said and done, we find that we have been sitting in Harry's living room drinking tea and listening to Harry tell his story. He tells us what happened to Mrs Magetti and how he kept his wits about him to avoid the cops and profit from this situation. And he claims to have done it all with a clear conscience. So, how did he come out ahead financially without going against his morals? DL089~DL095: Keywords & Transcript Login to download the free PDF. Not a member? Register now. Membership is free. Have fun learning the keywords with English-Chinese Flashcards and Games.DL095 Keywords on Quizlet Free MP3: Radio Play without the teacher Review time: Listen to the whole play again, from beginning to end, Length: [27:32]. Login to download the free MP3.Not a member? Register now. Membership is free. Harry couldn’t resist. Here was his opportunity to "grab a quick buck" — make some easy money. He went back for the heroin and made a lot of money on it. Although he tricked his buyers , his conscience doesn’t bother him. What do you think of Harry’s method of ‘disposing of’ the heroin? Harry is not a friend of the police, so why did he tip them off about who the murderer was? What do you think of Harry? Is he a good guy or a bad guy? Tell us all about it in a comments below.
32 minutes | Jun 15, 2017
DL094: Harry Lime ~ Two’s Company, Three’s a Crowd
~ The Lives of Harry Lime: Ticket to Tangier, Part 6 When a third party shows up, Harry says it's getting overcrowded.[Photo © stokkete/Bigstock] It's Getting Overcrowded Harry and Patsy have company – an unexpected visitor. He says he’s an associate of her late husband. In other words, he’s a gangster who had some business dealings with her husband. He knows about the heroin and he has come to collect it. It's definitely overcrowded with this guy in the room. Harry and Patsy work together to get rid of him. Know Your Enemy Harry tells him where to find it, but he doesn't trust Harry. However, Harry's logic sounds reasonable, so he decides to get it himself all the while keeping a close eye on Harry. Too bad for him, he underestimated his enemy. DL089~DL095: Keywords & Transcript Login to download the free PDF. Not a member? Register now. Membership is free. Have fun learning the keywords with English-Chinese Flashcards and Games.DL094 Keywords on Quizlet Harry doesn’t want to get involved in the drug trade, but now he’s associated with people who are, and he’s an accomplice in a murder. If you were in Harry’s shoes, what would your next move be? Leave a comment below.
63 minutes | Jun 1, 2017
DL093: Harry Lime ~ It’s Against My Morals
~ The Lives of Harry Lime: Ticket to Tangier, Part 5 Harry Lime: I’m not a connoisseur, Patsy... I don't know a thing about carpets!Patsy: Do you know about heroin?[Photo © ChiccoDodiFC/Bigstock.com] It's Against My Morals: In this episode, Harry finds out why Patsy brought him to Tangier. She has something to show him and a job for him to do. But what Patsy expects of him goes against his morals — she wants him to help her sell the drugs she smuggles in to Europe from Tangier, Morocco. Although Harry isn't the most honest of businessman, he is not and will not be involved in drug trafficking. Persuasive Tactics: Even if it is true that he hasn't sold drugs before, Patsy — now known as Mrs Magetti — is sure he could do it. After all, Harry knows how to break the law and get away with it, so what's so different about drugs? Mrs Magetti explains how she got into this predicament. (Surely, Harry would help a woman in distress!) Her husband, Rico Magetti, had recently gotten into drug trafficking, but she knew nothing of his business. She was left with the drugs when he died. Poor Rico! How did he die? When Harry finds out that it was Mrs Magetti who had killed Rico, he draws the line. He gives a firm answer, 'No!' Even though he could make a lot of money on this deal, Harry definitely does not want to be an 'accessory after the fact' to murder. Let's Try a New Tactic: Mrs Magetti won't take 'no' for an answer. She tries a new tactic and taunts Harry saying he's not living up to his name! Then, when Harry asks about the value of the heroin, she's ready to reel in her fish. DL089~DL095: Keywords & Transcript Login to download the free PDF. Not a member? Register now. Membership is free. Have fun learning the keywords with English-Chinese Flashcards and Games.DL093 Keywords on Quizlet Harry and Mrs Magetti are both very strong-willed. Harry has his morals. Although not completely honest, it's his morals (when compared to the morals of those around him) that make him so likable. So Harry has his morals, but Mrs Magetti has the opportunity to make a lot of money. Who do you think will win out in the end? Will Harry hold true to his morals, or will the almighty dollar be too hard to resist? What do you think? Which would make the better story? Please, leave your comment below.
30 minutes | May 18, 2017
DL092: Harry Lime ~ How the Rich Call the Shots
~ The Lives of Harry Lime: Ticket to Tangier, Part 4 Who gets to call the shots on a date?[Photo © Ammentorp/Bigstock] Along for the ride Let's face it, Harry knew that he wasn't the one to call the shots. Obviously, someone had looked for him with the personal ad in the newspaper, led him to the concierge who handed him an envelope, and provided him with a limousine ride to the airport, flight tickets to Tangier, and money in his pocket. Someone else was calling the shots. Time out for a date He intended to find out who that was, but tonight he was on a date with a beautiful woman. He had money (from his benefactor) in his pocket to treat her well on this night out, so in this area of his life, Harry was still the one in charge. But then, his date paid for the meal! Look who's calling the shots! Harry is in for even more surprises when the airline hostess he is dating proves to be more wealthy than he is. Not only that, but her money has allowed her to control his circumstances. It’s a rather awkward position for Harry to find himself in. DL089~DL095: Keywords & Transcript Login to download the free PDF. Not a member? Register now. Membership is free. Have fun learning the keywords with English-Chinese Flashcards and Games.DL092 Keywords on Quizlet I think Harry enjoys spending time with Patsy – and that’s an understatement! But does he like being her guest? Have you ever been on a date that was planned and paid for by the girlfriend, not the boyfriend? How did you feel about it? Tell me about it in the comments below.
33 minutes | May 4, 2017
DL091: Harry Lime ~ How to date a woman when you’re broke
~ The Lives of Harry Lime, Ticket to Tangier, Part 3: Who are you anyway? You are an unusually good dancer for an airline hostess![Photo © OSTILL/Bigstock] Too Good to be True: Who is this woman? Already very attracted to her beauty, Harry now he finds that she can really dance too. In fact, she seems to be too good at it. It makes him question her true identity. Is she really just an airline hostess? It's my treat! Harry treats his new lady friend, the airline hostess, to dinner and dancing at the Cabala cabaret (or nightclub). He learns her name is Patsy, but he believes it is an alias — not her real name. When he goes to leave he finds out he wasn’t the one treating. She paid the check! She tries to convince him that she can afford it, but he can’t believe it. Male Chauvinist: Harry feels that it’s not right for the woman to pay. After all, she must not make much money. Men's jobs always pay more than women's, so when you take a woman out on a date, the man should pay. That sounds honorable, but Harry is probably okay with things the way they are, the 'status quo'. He doesn't want to try to change it; in fact, he's uncomfortable with Patsy changing it. This reveals that he is a male chauvinist. He probably thinks men are better than women, more intelligent than women, and deserving of higher pay. To him, men and women are not equal. Harry is still in for a few more surprises with Patsy! DL089~DL095: Keywords & Transcript Login to download the free PDF. Not a member? Register now. Membership is free. Have fun learning the keywords with English-Chinese Flashcards and Games.DL091 Keywords on Quizlet So Harry appears to be a male chauvinist. That means he treats women well, you know — ladies first, and ‘the man should pay’, but it also means he has certain attitudes about men and women. He doesn’t think men and women are really equal. How about you? Do you agree with Harry? Tell us all about it in the comments below.
37 minutes | Apr 20, 2017
DL090: Harry Lime ~ Everything’s Taken Care Of
The Adventures of Harry Lime: Ticket to Tangier, Part 2 of 7 At the risk of looking foolish, Harry whistles a tune for the concierge.[Photo © axelbueckert/Bigstockphoto.com] Nothing to lose: Harry wants to get to Tangier to chase after the promise of a lucrative deal. The only problem is, he doesn’t have the money to get there. As he puzzles over his problem in the pub, he sees a second ad. Is it intended for him too? Well, he has nothing to lose. It’s worth a try, right? It's all taken care of: He follows the lead in the ad and has a chat with a certain hotel doorman. It's a rather awkward conversation, but because of it, Harry finally succeeds in getting to Tangier. In fact, he’s a special guest — everything’s been taken care of for him. Harry turns on his charm: On the plane to Tangier, Harry flirts with the flight attendant, Patsy. He is very charming and succeeds in his quest of getting a date with her in Tangier. DL089~DL095: Keywords & Transcript Login to download the free PDF. Not a member? Register now. Membership is free. Have fun learning the keywords with English-Chinese Flashcards and Games.DL090 Keywords on Quizlet Harry took a risk. He had nothing to lose but his reputation. It could have made him look very foolish. As it is, everything worked out -- so he looks smart, not foolish. Do you have a story about a time you took a risk of looking foolish? How did it turn out for you? Tell us all about it in a comment below.
45 minutes | Mar 23, 2017
DL089: Harry Lime – Why You Should Read the News
The Adventures of Harry Lime: Ticket to Tangier, Part 1 of 7 So I was reading the newspaper when I came on the advertisement — one of those classified ads in the personal column. It was addressed to Harry Lime. Harry Lime being me, I read on with some interest. Not the best role model Today’s episode open’s with a little history on Harry Lime. It connects the Harry Lime of the radio plays with the Harry Lime of the 1949 movie, The Third Man. So, who is Harry Lime? As a story character, Harry Lime is a criminal. Unlike our other stories, our hero is not a police detective or a private eye. He is a wanted criminal. He is wanted for breaking the law. The police would like to find him and arrest him. He’s a businessman involved in illegal activity — anything to make a quick buck. And yet, he’s the main character of our story, the hero that we want to see win. How does the bad guy become our hero? I hope that is something we can discuss as the story progresses and I hope you join me in the comments below or at https://wwww.englishmomentum.com. Down on his luck As this story begins, we find Harry sitting in a pub in Paris, drinking a beer and reading the newspaper. A business deal that he had lined up didn't work out. He had expected to make some money, but now he's down to his last dollar. DL089~DL095: Keywords & Transcript Login to download the free PDF. Not a member? Register now. Membership is free. Have fun learning the keywords with English-Chinese Flashcards and Games.DL089 Keywords on Quizlet What are your first impressions of Harry Lime? Is there anything in the story yet that is making you like him? Tell us all about it in a comment below.
42 minutes | Mar 9, 2017
DL088: Find 100,000 Barrels of Oil – Get the Upper Hand
~ Part 7 of a "Dangerous Assignment" old-time radio play: Mitchel is very resourceful.[Photo © Illusionmachine/BigstockPhoto.com] Backed Into a Corner Government agent Mitchel has figured out how the oil was stolen and who did it, but how will he make it out of the ruins alive? It looks like the secret will die with him, but Mitchel is more resourceful than that! Gain the Upper Hand Steve Mitchel has to find a way to gain the upper hand, (佔上風、制勝). He has to figure out a way to keep himself and Haroon alive. Somehow, he has to look stronger, more powerful, than Williams. If you have the upper hand, you are in the better position. You are in a superior position. Your opponent, your enemy, has to give in to you. Use What You Have So who has the better strategy? Who has the better weapon? When you're backed into a corner, you have to use your wits. You have to be resourceful and use whatever you have to your advantage. In this episode, Steve is backed into such a corner. Let's listen and see how resourceful he is. DL082~DL088: Keywords & Transcript Login to download the free PDF. Not a member? Register now. Membership is free. Have fun learning the keywords with English-Chinese Flashcards and Games.DL088 Keywords on Quizlet Free MP3: Radio Play without teacher Review time: Listen to the whole play again, from beginning to end, Length: [29:10]. Login to download the free MP3.Not a member? Register now. Membership is free. Did you realize Mitchel was bluffing? I have to confess, I thought he really did think Haroon was involved too. But it was all an act to trap Williams. I’m wondering, have you ever bluffed? Why did you pretend to have the upper hand, to be stronger than your opponent? And, did it work? Tell us all about it in a comment below.
Terms of Service
Do Not Sell My Personal Information
© Stitcher 2022