ESL Podcast 663 – Having Problems Concentrating

Vagner: Aren’t you supposed to be studying for the driver’s test?

Liesl: I’m supposed to be, but I keep getting distracted. Reading this manual is deadly.

Vagner: I know, but if you don’t study, you’ll never pass the test. Try to focus.

Liesl: I’ve tried to keep my mind on the rules of the road, but I’m having trouble concentrating. My mind keeps wandering and I’m almost ready to throw in the towel for today.

Vagner: No, you can’t do that. You have to buckle down and learn what’s in this manual. I’m here to crack the whip.

Liesl: What’s in it for you? What do you care if I pass the driver’s test or not?

Vagner: You can ask me that? I’ve been chauffeuring you around since I got my driver’s license and I don’t plan on doing it for one second more than I have to.

Liesl: All right, all right, I’ll study, but not because you’re telling me to.

Vagner: Oh, yeah? Then why?

Liesl: I want to see the look on your face the first time Dad gives me the car keys instead of you!

Script by Dr. Lucy Tse