Do you relax by playing video games? If so, you’re not alone! In this Chatterbox episode, Andrew gets an inside look at the video game industry. Join him for a special interview with his friend Marshall, a real cool guy who tests video games for a living.
Expressions included in the Learning Materials
- A loft
- The canal
- The biz
- Colloquial language versus jargon
- To freeze
- To beat a video game
- A bug
- To be a big something for someone
- Muscle memory
- For sure
- To go along for the ride
Andrew: So, I’m here today with my friend Marshall. Marshall, what’s up?
Marshall: Uh, not a lot. I’m being interviewed and that’s nice.
Andrew: Yeah. Thanks so much for agreeing to do this.
Marshall: No problem, my pleasure.
Andrew: We’re recording today in your apartment.
Andrew: And your apartment is a little bit different than a regular apartment because it’s a loft apartment.
Marshall: Yes, a loft.
Andrew: A loft. And what is the difference between a regular apartment and a loft apartment?
Marshall: I would say that a loft apartment is different in that it has more space. It’s often a space with tall ceilings and less rooms than a normal apartment.
Andrew: Mmhmm. More, like, of an open layout?
Marshall: Yeah. Open concept, I would call it.
Andrew: Nice. Yeah, the ceilings are really high in here. It’s, like, double the height of my apartment, probably.
Marshall: Yeah. I wonder if you can hear the difference.
Andrew: Yeah. There’s probably good acoustics in here.
Marshall: Not the best, actually.
Andrew: Oh, really?
Marshall: You’d be surprised.
Andrew: Yeah. And so, your apartment is really just two rooms but it’s quite big.
Marshall: Yeah. I’d say, compared to many other apartments of my friends, I’d say it’s more, like, square feet. It’s actually more, like, area… more area than other spaces.
Marshall: But it’s just mainly one big room
Audio/Learning Materials: Culips English Learning Podcast