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Comedy for ELT - Technology

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Published on Mar 14, 2013

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An old guy visits the local grocer's (!) as his Blackberry is not working! What is the problem? What is the problem with his Apple? And what should he get his grandson as a present? One of the best sketches ever -- with two of the all-time comedy greats (and the best way to finish a lesson on IT!) [You have probably seen this one -- perhaps more than once! -- but I had to have it in the 'collection'!] Level: B2 -- C1 Topic: Technology Taken from the BBC Series 'The One Ronnie'.

[NB: I do not own the copyright to this video clip. I have uploaded it here for educational purposes].

SCRIPT
[S: Shopkeeper / C: Customer]

C: I bought something from you last week, and I'm very disappointed.
S: Oh yeah? What's the problem?
C: Yeah, well, my blackberry is not working. *
S: What's the matter, it run out of juice? *
C: No, no, it's completely frozen!
S: Oh, yeah, I can see that. I tell you what: let's try it on orange.
C: That's got a few black spots, you see...
S: Oh, dear, yes. Sorry about that.
C: Well, is there anything I can do to get my blackberry working?
S: Well, could be an application issue. Where'd you store that Blackberry?
C: Well, it was on my desktop. *
S: Well, you could try using a mouse to drag the blackberry to the trash. * Then after you've done that, you might wanna launch the blackberry from the desktop. *
C: Well, I've already tried that a few times. I mean, all it did was mess up windows. *
S: Well, it might be worth waiting a couple of weeks. They've got the latest blackberries coming in then.
C: Well, could you give me a date?
S: Certainly. *
C: Let me put that date in my diary. *
S: Anything else I can help you with?
C: Yes, yes. I've also got a problem, to be honest, with my apple. *
S: Oh, dear, oh, dear. That is an old apple, isn't it?
C: Yeah.
S: When'd you buy that?
C: Last week.
S: Last week? They've brought out two new apples since then! * What's the problem with it?
C: Well, I tried to put my dongle in it... * and it won't fit. *
S: Oh, yeah? * And how big's your dongle?
C: Well, I don't know much about these things, but my wife's seen a few dongles in her time... * and she says a little bit on the small side. *
S: Well, I'm afraid there's not a lot I can do about that. Tell you what: let me try booting it. Now it's crashed. * Anything else I can help you with?
C: Well, funnily enough, yes. My grandson's birthday's soon.
S: Oh, yeah.
C: Now, he's already got an apple and a blackberry. I mean, have you got anything else that he might just like?
S: Well, we're doing a special offer on these. I mean, I can't make head or tail of them, but the kids seem to like them.
C: Oh yeah?
S: "Eggs box," £3.60. **

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