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ESL 349: Impolite to His Brother


ESL 349: Impolite to His Brother


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"Why were you so rude to your brother?" Gladys asked. "He drove all the way over here to deliver that package to you. But you didn't invite him inside your apartment. You didn't offer him anything to drink or eat. Then, when he was talking to me, you kept telling him to speak faster. He was speaking slowly because he knows my English isn't that good—he was just being polite. Finally, when he and I sat down in the living room, you just went to your computer and started typing away."

William tried to explain to Gladys that what she saw between him and his brother was their normal interaction. Roland was simply delivering a package; there was nothing for the two of them to chat about. Further, Roland felt that William's apartment had an odor; he usually didn't even come inside the apartment when he visited. In addition, Roland was very picky about what he drank and ate—he wasn't interested in eating William's "junk food."

Finally, William argued, he had told Roland many times not to "talk down" to Gladys. "He talks to you like you're a two-year-old," William said.

She said she didn't mind; Roland was just trying to communicate. She just wished that William would be more polite to him. "When my sister visits me," she said, "I hug her, I invite her inside, we eat and drink and talk, and we just have a good time with each other."

Well, William told her, he and his brother were different. "No," she corrected him, "maybe you and I are different."

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*Vocabulary:

• communicate:
• deliver:
• impolite:
• interaction:
• invite:
• normal:
• odor:
• offer:
• package:
• picky:
• rude:

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*Translate into Vietnamese:

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ESL 349: Impolite to His Brother

*Vocabulary:


• communicate: giao tiếp
• deliver: giao
• impolite: bất lịch sự
• interaction: tương tác
• invite: mời
• normal: bình thường
• odor: mùi
• offer: đưa ra
• package: gói
• picky: kén cá chọn canh
• rude: thô lỗ

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*Translate into Vietnamese:

Bất lịch sự với anh

Tại sao anh thô lỗ với anh của mình vậy? Gladys hỏi. "Anh ấy lái xe cả đoạn đường đến đây để giao gói đồ cho anh. Nhưng anh chẳng thèm mời anh ấy vào căn hộ của mình. Anh không mời anh ấy ăn hay uống thứ gì. Rồi, khi anh ấy đang nói chuyện với em, anh cứ bảo anh ấy nói nhanh lên. Anh ấy nói chậm vì anh ấy biết tiếng Anh của em không tốt-anh ấy chỉ lịch sự. Sau cùng, khi anh ấy và em đang ngồi trong phòng khách, anh chỉ ngồi lên máy tính và bắt đầu đánh máy."

William cố giải thích với Gladys là cô thấy giữa anh và anh trai mình điều giao tiếp bình thường. Roland chỉ đưa gói hàng; không có gì để nói với nhau. Hơn nữa, Roland thấy là căn hộ của William có mùi; anh thường không vào trong căn hộ khi đến. Thêm nữa, Roland là người rất kén chọn việc ăn hay uống-anh không quan tâm đến việc ăn "đống thức ăn" của William.

Cuối cùng, William cãi lại, anh đã bảo Roland nhiều lần không "nói chậm" với Gladys. "Anh ấy nói chuyện với em như em là em mới hai tuổi," William nói.

Cô nói cô không quan tâm; Roland chỉ cố giao tiếp. Cô chỉ ước William có thể lịch sự hơn với anh ta. "Khi chị em đến thăm em," cô nói, "Em ôm chị ấy, mời chị ấy vào nhà, chúng em ăn uống và nói chuyện, và chúng em có thời gian vui vẻ với nhau."

À, William bảo cô, anh và anh trai mình khác. "Không," cô sửa lại, "có thể anh và em khác nhau."

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