Listen to the dialogue. When you are finished listening, read it aloud.
Mr. Phillips: Hi. I’m Mr. Phillips. And this is my wife. We are Ruby’s folks.
Burt: Nice to meet you both. My name’s Burt.
Mrs. Phillips: Of course it is. All of Ruby’s boyfriends are named “Burt”.
Mr. Phillips: Now, don’t be nervous about it. It’s just easier for all of us to remember your name.
Mrs. Phillips: Honey, how many boyfriends named Burt did she have?
Mr. Phillips: Just the ones in this area? Oh, almost 18.
Burt: No way! 18 Burts?!
Mrs. Phillips: Now, wait a minute, dear. Are you counting the twins?
Mr. Phillips: Oh yeah. One spelled his name with a U and the other with an E. So that makes 19.
Mrs. Phillips: So, what do you think?
Burt: 19 Burts? Well, it’s okay, I guess. I really like your daughter and she really likes… my name.
Mr. Phillips: Hmm. I’m impressed.
Mrs. Phillips: I am, too.
Mr. Phillips: Because we were kidding you.
Mrs. Phillips: She’s never dated anybody named Burt before. In fact, she usually likes the name…
Burt: It’s okay! I don’t want to know.
Mr. Phillips: Smart answer, Burt.
Listen to the conversation again. Then choose a word or expression from the terms / expressions learned to complete the sentence.
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