Daily English 329 - Being Persuasive
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Sylvia: How would you like to take my sister, Donna, to the movies this weekend? You’d be doing me a favor.
Joon: Why? What’s wrong with her?
Sylvia: Nothing is wrong with her! She just broke up with her boyfriend of four years and she’s down in the dumps. She’s shy, so I thought I’d try to set her up on a date.
Joon: Off the top of my head, I can think of a dozen things I’d rather do than to take out anyone’s little sister, including yours, no offense.
Sylvia: You don’t know what you’re missing. She may be shy, but she’s very pretty and witty. If you met her, you wouldn’t need me to persuade you.
Joon: I don’t know. I’m not convinced. Whenever someone sets me up on a blind date, they always tell me how great the woman is. She never lives up to the hype.
Sylvia: I’m not going to twist your arm, but if you’re on the fence, I have two free movie tickets to that new movie you want to see, just to sweeten the pot.
Joon: You do? Well, why didn’t you say so earlier?
Sylvia: I’m glad I could tempt you. Here’s her number. I’ll tell her to expect your call. Be nice.
Joon: I’m always nice. Don’t worry. I’ll show her a good time.
Sylvia: Not too good!
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