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Air Conditioning
Air Conditioning

Learn English with this air conditioning English lesson

Date: Jul 24 2018

Themes: Weather

Grammar: Split Infinitives

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When the temperature starts going up, you might go crazy trying to stay cool. Turning on a fan might help for awhile. However, when it really gets hot, the only way to monitor the temperature is with air conditioning.

Although running an AC isn’t as efficient as using a fan, it’s much more comfortable. With a push of a button, your house feels as cool as you want it. It’s the perfect climate, no matter how hot it is outside.

Why doesn’t Gary want to turn on his AC? Find out in today’s English lesson about being frugal.

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Jessica

Jessica

Gary

Gary

Jessica:  So, Gary.

Gary:  Yeah.

Jessica:  I just flew back home from Las Vegas.

Gary:  It is hot in Las Vegas.

Jessica:  It was 110 degrees. It was so warm.

Gary:  It was a dry heat, right?

Jessica:  Yes, it was. But everywhere we went, they had air conditioning. And it was so comfortable.

Gary:  This nice climate everywhere. Down in the casinos, up in the room. Everywhere, right?

Jessica:  Absolutely. And I am happy to pay for air conditioning when I live in a very hot climate.

Gary:  In my normal day to day life, I don’t use air conditioning.

Jessica:  Really?

Gary:  Yeah. I like to save energy. I would rather have a ceiling fan because it’s a bit more efficient

Jessica:  Yeah.

Gary:  …than having an AC running all the time. I’m a little frugal, watching the pennies, trying to not spend money where I don’t need to.

Jessica:  Oh, that’s a good idea. I’m very frugal, too. But I do like an air conditioner over a fan because I feel like it’s easier to monitor the temperature.

Gary:  That’s true. If you’re comfortable using an air conditioner at your place, that’s great. If I need it because the temperatures are just so, so hot, do you mind if I come over?

Jessica:  Not at all. You are more than welcome to come over anytime.

 

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Jessica is telling Gary about a trip she just took to Las Vegas. It was very hot there, but she stayed cool because there was air conditioning everywhere.

Gary agrees that AC can create a comfortable environment, but he doesn’t actually use it in his normal life. He prefers to use a fan because it saves him money.

Jessica says she tries to watch how much money she spends, too, but for her, using the air conditioning is worth it. It’s easier for her to control the temperature, and she doesn’t have to worry about being too hot.

It doesn’t sound like Gary will change his mind, but he asks Jessica if he can come enjoy her cool house if his fan doesn’t work well enough. Of course, Jessica agrees. That’s what friends are for.

Do you use AC or a fan? How hot are the temperatures where you live?

 

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mobinm

mobinm

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Its too hard to bear when the weather is humid . North of iran  is hot and wet at the same time. wet is over 95 percent.


All of your body is sweating and sticky.the celling fan gives you warm wind.this things makes you tired as soon as you think. you lose your temper .at result you getting mad.


what do u think , is it fair being in hell  for saving your money for better life in future or being cool just in the summer?

11:24 AM Jul 27 2018 |

mohammadesmaeil

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Ok, AC is well but we must use and make some tools which are important for environment and for all the people use it with not expensive energy and one of the most important problem as my freinds pointed that its not harm our heath and The Earth functions,

09:41 AM Jul 24 2018 |

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hermitlady

China

Yes. I do use AC when I live in a very hot climate or when driving a car in summer and winter.


But sometime I can feel some kind of guilty. Because I heard that the Freon, which is widely used for air conditioning , can destroy the ozone layer which prevent our earth from exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays which can harm our health.  The same time, it can be causing the greenhouse effect that has made the temperature of the earth keep rising. Now I can clearly feel the overall climate getting hotter year by year.


It is a vicious cycle created by humans.



  But what can be done.

03:00 AM Jul 24 2018 |

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United States

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Fullagar

Barbados

Real life air conditioning is the new lesson given and promulgated. It is the lesson for the english men and all boys of the times. It is conducted good assignment help in sydney australia and carved out.

04:45 PM Jul 15 2016 |

buttafly

buttafly

Germany

Before I left for Miami people kept telling me ” It’s going to be hot and you’ll suffer from excessive humidity in August”
I shrugged it off because I knew I’d be in an airconditioned building most of the day.
Now that I am here, I can say I have never experienced a heat like there is currently in Miami.
The scorching sun overwhelms me. I could not exist here without AC. Restaurants even have fans that blow out mist at outdoor seating areas to make people cope with the heat.
Nevertheless, I did roast myself a little on the beach today and sure will do it again tomorrow :)

01:43 AM Aug 24 2014 |

sunny_ling88

China

It is 32 degrees in there, There are air conditioners inside everywhere, such as my office, malls and my house, but I just use it at night, when I sleep I will turn it on so that I have a good sleeping.

09:17 AM Aug 01 2014 |

mahbubeh92

mahbubeh92

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

WE use AC in home either fan ..but to save energy we can open the  windows,its the best way to watch the pennies,.

05:19 PM Jul 26 2014 |

ttsuka

ttsuka

Japan

“Life is too short, let’s have fun” idea ingnores the negative externalities of one’s behaviors.

12:23 AM Jul 26 2014 |

sara1234b

sara1234b

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

It’s nice of u.

09:59 AM Jul 24 2014 |

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manu_wj

manu_wj

Italy

yes, I agree with you. Life is too short. I like your point of view 

09:10 AM Jul 24 2014 |

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sara1234b

sara1234b

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I know what u mean, Manu-wj.We have to save money for a rainy day and i completely understand that many people cant afford to pay for the electricity bill, they’re bound to watch their pennies to survive.But im talking aboutn stingy people who arent generous to even themselves, my mean, come on, life is too short.

06:50 AM Jul 24 2014 |

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manu_wj

manu_wj

Italy

sara1234b I completely agree with you but if people didn’t have the need of saving money it’s likely all us would go on holiday, maybe here


Igloo - some cool stuff going on currently.

01:42 AM Jul 24 2014 |

m_sah

m_sah

Turkey

I’m living at south-east of Turkey. Here is really hot. The temperature could be over 40C sometimes. We can’t stand without AC.

10:43 PM Jul 23 2014 |

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ola33

ola33

Japan

Yesterday we had no choice as to turn on the AC as it was unbearable to take that hot weather anymore. It all came with it – headaches, drowsiness leading to restless disfunctional being. But as soon as the cold air started fuming around, giving us a new lease of life, we shook the sleepiness off and got back to normal being. Today is breezy and cool and you there’s hardly any trace of scorching hot, muggy weather is left. You feel alert, to the point and full of energy. But for someone it’s cold. So it’s individual.

07:25 PM Jul 23 2014 |

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shmily87

China

it’s very hot in summer of my city. AC is quite necessary, because fan is useless for monitoring the temperature. i am a frugal person,too. But i think my health is more important.

03:01 PM Jul 23 2014 |

bravevivian

Ecuador

The weather here is cold.  Somedays we even need a heater.


I agree with some people here about using AC, because you have to take care more of your health. 


I think the only place where I like hot weather is on the beach :D

01:27 PM Jul 23 2014 |

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Chikara129

Chikara129

Japan

It’s really hot these days.
That’s why I often eat shaved ice called “kakigoori” in Japanese.
But sometimes I get stomachache.
Oh no…

12:47 PM Jul 23 2014 |

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