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Winter Heating

Winter Heating

Date: Nov 18 2004

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With winter pretty much here, we have to start worrying about how to heat our houses and apartments. It can be pretty expensive to heat your house in the winter. Today, John gives Steph some good advice on how to make her bill a little bit smaller.

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Steph

John

John

Steph:  Hey, John. Can I ask you for some advice?

John:  I dunno. It depends on what it’s about.

Steph:  Well, I got my heating bill last week and it was like a hundred and seventy dollars.

John:  Are you kidding me? What kind of heat are you using?

Steph:  It’s gas, but I don’t know. I mean, I kinda keep my house warm.

John:  What temperature do you have your thermostat set at?

Steph:  It’s usually at about eighty.

John:  Shut up! Seriously?

Steph:  I like it hot. I mean, I just, I like to walk around my house and be comfortable you know?

John:  Well, I guess you are from Hawai’i, so that makes sense, but that’s a little warmer than most people have it. Like mine’s set at sixty-eight all the time.

Steph:  Oh my god. Aren’t you freezing all the time?

John:  No. I just wear layers. I wear pants and a sweater or something. Didn’t your mom teach you that?

Steph:  My mom didn’t really teach me anything about heating the house.

John:  Whenever we were cold, my parents just told me to put on more clothes.

Steph:  I just turn on the heat. I guess I’m paying for it now.

John:  I don’t feel so sorry for you anymore.

 

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討論

Does your heating bill go up a lot in the winter, too? This is always a problem because it costs a lot more to heat your home in the winter. Some people put plastic around their windows to keep the heat in their house. Other people just layer their clothes to keep warmer. I just jack up my heater as high as it goes.
each his own[/def], I guess.
Have a great weekend!
Steph

 

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snunsy

Russian Federation

i don't have to pay a large bill to heat my house, but in my country it's so cold so that no heating prevents me from putting on extra warm clothes in winter.

03:07 PM Jun 13 2009 |

ahmet_tg

Cyprus

i aggree  with john  if i'm cold i put on my coat

06:16 PM Jun 06 2009 |

kanady_73

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

well..well

you wouldn't say that if tried the weather in south of libya 

10:46 AM Jun 06 2009 |

dipti dalai

India

This lesson is very nice.

08:11 AM May 08 2009 |

clemmie

clemmie

Canada

it is a funny story. i hope my house could always be warmer like summer, so i no need to wear pants and sweaters whatever i am sitting or walking around, it would be more comfortable for sure, but it suppose to a lot of waste of energy, that's why i won't do that for greenLaughing

 

10:42 PM Apr 07 2009 |

iman82

iman82

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

now its very cold here.

01:03 PM Feb 22 2009 |

mati111

Russian Federation

I don't like nasty weather so when I am freezing I put on a warm jacketCool

10:56 AM Jan 27 2009 |

nil_fm

nil_fm

Turkey

didn’t your mom teach you that?....:)
funny dialogue…
but teached me…:)

11:29 AM Jan 26 2009 |

Oahu

Oahu

Japan

Its so good lesson. 

03:01 AM Jan 11 2009 |

ahmedsagid

Iraq

simple lesson

11:07 PM Jan 10 2009 |

soso so

soso so

Saudi Arabia

I like the winter much, but I do not like to feel cold

10:00 AM Dec 11 2008 |

miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

good lesson Cool

  I can't listen this lesson, what's a pity

08:30 PM Dec 03 2008 |

miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

I think hot is better that cold

08:26 PM Dec 03 2008 |

laihoa

laihoa

Viet Nam

oh,winter is not as much cold in Vietnam as in Western countries. I hate winter as its cold, rain and my weight gain.I'm advised to put on many thin clother layers in those days. No heater, no electricity bill, better going round out of home, jumping, running,  getting warmer ^^

02:31 AM Jul 20 2008 |

chuskito

Peru

well i want to hear more , why the radio doesnt work all the time??

warm hugs from PERU

ur friend

INES

01:08 AM Jul 18 2008 |

labeh

Algeria

jack it up worth it in winter.

04:16 PM Jun 28 2008 |

Amos Liog King

China

audio? didn't find it yet.

01:41 PM Jun 24 2008 |

zangyang

China

What's the meaning of dunno and kinda?

08:43 AM Jun 21 2008 |

zangyang

China

I like it.But I don’t know what’s the meaning of dunno and kinda.

08:29 AM Jun 21 2008 |

zangyang

China

I think It’s good for health to be colder.In China people say,cold is more healthy than hot.

08:23 AM Jun 21 2008 |

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