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Daily English 978 - Getting Access to Restricted Areas

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Slow Speed begins at: 1:20
Explanation begins at: 3:11
Normal Speed begins at: 17:47

Security officer: Excuse me, sir, but this is a restricted area. Only authorized personnel are permitted.

Carl: I just want to take a quick look. Is this really where the president will be speaking?

Security officer: I can neither confirm nor deny that, sir. Please step aside.

Carl: What if I have press credentials? Could I get in then?

Security officer: Only if you’ve been screened by security. Really, sir, I must ask you to leave this area. It’s off-limits to you.

Carl: Couldn’t I just hang around and watch while people arrive? I won’t say a word.

Security officer: No, and if you persist, I’ll have to have you shown out.

Carl: I’m not causing any trouble. I’m an American citizen and this is a free country! I can stand wherever I want to.

Security officer: Not on private property. Jim, could you please escort this gentleman off the premises?

Carl: Hey, this is a travesty! I’m going to file a formal protest!

Security officer: You do that. Just do it off the premises.

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