Daily English 1255 - Talking About Gemstones
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Nathan: I’m looking for a gift for my girlfriend. Can you help me pick something out?
Ellie: I’d be happy to. We have a wide selection of jewelry with precious and semiprecious gemstones. Are you interested in something new or antique?
Nathan: I’m not sure. I’m just looking for something nice, something that really reflects our relationship.
Ellie: I understand. Let me show you some of our finest pieces. This ring has a polished faceted stone that has a lot of luster. Isn’t it exquisite?
Nathan: That’s beautiful, but it’s not really what I’m looking for.
Ellie: No problem. How about this piece? It has a lovely color and cut and it’s in a gold setting.
Nathan: Gold, huh? “Golden” isn’t how I’d describe our relationship, at least not yet.
Ellie: Okay, many of our semiprecious stones are set in silver. This one is really radiant, don’t you think?
Nathan: That’s okay, but what about these stones over here?
Ellie: Those are rough uncut stones. They need a lot of work before they’re ready for sale.
Nathan: Rough and needs work? That describes our relationship to a tee. I’ll take one of those.
Script by Dr. Lucy Tse
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