Some people like to move slowly and never rush, and we’ve got special names for these people. This episode focuses on the funny little names that we use to talk about this kind of person. Do you have a slowpoke in your life? Or are you a lollygagger yourself? Don’t be a dawdler—hurry up and listen to this episode!

Harp: They’re walking really slowly. They’re taking their time. They’re a slowpoke.
Maura: Yeah. You know, I’m usually not a slowpoke, and when I really want to get somewhere, slowpokes kind of bug me a little bit. It’s like, “Hurry up! Let’s go! Come on!”
Harp: I know. It’s funny because I work downtown and often, on the main streets, so many people are slowpokes. And it’s because they’re on vacation, they’re taking it easy, while I’m in work mode and I’m trying to get somewhere really quickly and they’re just slowpokes.
Maura: Yeah. But at the same time, slowpokes are normally laid back, they’re not stressed, they’re not in a rush. So I guess that’s the upside to being a slowpoke.

Expressions from this episode included in the Learning Materials:

To be up to something To get down to business
A slowpoke To bug someone
To be in work mode The upside
To take your time To take time to smell the roses
What can you do? To dillydally
A dawdler To go from point A to point B
To have a look A lollygagger

Podcast/Learning Materials: Culips English Podcast, Photo Imgur

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