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Call It a Day
Call It a Day English, baby! Video Lesson

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Date: Jun 24 2014

Themes: Friend, Soap Opera, Work

Grammar: Comparatives and Superlatives

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People who work regular jobs usually know exactly when they will start working and exactly when they will stop. For example, they might always start work at 8:00 in the morning and go home at 5:00 in the evening. Those start and end times are what makes a person’s “work day.” Unless something unusual happens at a person’s job, they know that they can go home at the same time every day.

But life isn’t the same every single day. Sometimes things happen that make us change what our work day looks like. For example, a teacher might need to go to the doctor’s office at 4:00. Even if she usually leaves at 5:00, she will call it a day and leave early for her appointment. Or an office worker might need to stay late until 7:00 because a big project needs to be finished. He will call it a day when he’s ready to go home because he feels that the project is complete.

When someone calls it a day, she or he is deciding that the work day is over. Why is Marni calling it a day? Find out in today’s English lesson about trouble at the office.

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Marni

Marni

Jeff

Jeff

Marni:  Jeff? Hi, it’s Marni. Yeah, I’m in the office. I know, it’s the weekend, but I have a lot of stuff to do. Well, the problem is that everything’s wrong. The lights aren’t working and the printer’s jammed. Yes. And the heater isn’t working, either. I’m ready to call it a day. Really? You will? You’re the best ever. Thank you!

Jeff:  Hey, what’s up?

Marni:  How did you get here so fast?

Jeff:  I was at the coffee shop downstairs. What’s up?

Marni:  Wow. Thanks for coming. The lights.

Jeff:  All right. I’ll go check on that. Let me know.

Marni:  OK.

Jeff:  All right. How’s that? Are they working?

Marni:  Yeah! Wow. That’s great. How did you do that?

Jeff:  It’s easy. I’ll show you sometime. What else?

Marni:  Well, the printer and the heater.

Jeff:  OK. That’s probably just some jammed paper. I’ll go check on the heater.

Marni:  OK, I’ll check for the jammed paper. OK. Found it! That was weird.

Jeff:  Cool.

Marni:  I didn’t see this before.

Jeff:  Yeah, printers… they’re a hassle, man. I think the heater is fixed. We should probably check on that in a few minutes.

Marni:  OK.

Jeff:  But until then, what do you say we go peek in on the world of celebrity?

Marni:  Really? Do you think we should?

Jeff:  It’s our little secret.

Marni:  I don’t know.

Jeff:  Come on.

Marni:  OK.

Jeff:  All right!

Marni:  Is that a picture of Justin Timberlake?

Jeff:  What? That’s not Jessica Biel!

Marni:  No, no it is not! Is that Tiger Woods?

Jeff:  I think so. Is that a… ?

Marni:  Yeah, I think it might be, but…

Jeff:  It totally is.

Marni:  Is that what he’s holding?

Jeff:  It totally is.

Marni:  Yeah, that’s just crazy.

Jeff:  You know what? I don’t think we should have come in here after all.

Marni:  Yeah, you’re right. You know what? I think I’m going to call it a day and just go home.

Jeff:  Don’t you have work to do?

Marni:  Yeah, I do. But I don’t really trust myself here alone. I think I’m just going to go work from home.

Jeff:  You know what? Good idea.

Marni:  Yeah, let’s go.

Jeff:  Yeah.

 

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Marni’s at the office on the weekend. She has so much to do that she wants to work when no one else is around. Unfortunately, everything seems to be going wrong. The lights aren’t working, and neither is the heater. The printer is giving Marni trouble as well. She decides to call Jeff for help.

Jeff comes over right away and fixes everything in minutes. He suggests to Marni that they look in StarScoop.com’s office to find out what stories Brian and Gary are working on. Marni’s not so sure, but she agrees, and they discover some surprising photos of Justin Timberlake and Tiger Woods. Marni then realizes that it would be better if she worked at home, so she decides to call it a day.

When do you know that it’s time to call it a day? Have you ever snooped in someone’s things and felt bad about it later?

 

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Liardet

Pakistan

Nice video that you shared and we are all are always love these type of things in our life. I hope that the people can make their life great with the help of great research paper writing service articles. Friends are always like that and they can do anything for their friends.

07:00 PM Apr 29 2016 |

mahbubeh92

mahbubeh92

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

WOOOOOOW..now its time to CALL IT A DAY after having exams..now  i am free.

06:43 PM Jun 26 2014 |

rosendo

rosendo

Mexico

right now i am at office , so by the moment i cannot call it a day XD !!

08:17 PM Jun 24 2014 |

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Yutiko

Yutiko

Ukraine

I call it a day,when I finished all my important stuff,which I planned to do in beginning of the day.I try not to snoop in someone`s things,because my nurture don`t allow me to do that

07:22 PM Jun 24 2014 |

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Loumi25

Loumi25

Algeria

Yes maybe i would call it a day, when everything goes wrong 


Thanks for the lesson :) 

06:42 PM Jun 24 2014 |

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mahbubeh92

mahbubeh92

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

ALRIGHT guys let’s call it a day and have a little fun..:)

03:30 PM Jun 24 2014 |

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blueginger

Viet Nam

As a software programmer, I found sometimes it is hard to call it a day when I am in the middle of coding and that is why IT usually work overtime. 

02:25 PM Jun 24 2014 |

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S&W

S&W

China

If everything gose wrong from the start,then call it a day is helpful

06:49 AM Jun 24 2014 |

Eric_

Eric_

China

A nice Slang…



Jeff, you r amazing! How did u do that??:)))



i wil call it a day after serval hours… ^^

05:47 AM Jun 24 2014 |

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