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Air Conditioning
Air Conditioning

Learn English with this air conditioning English lesson

Date: Jul 23 2014

Themes: Weather

Grammar: Split Infinitives

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When the temperature starts going up, you might go crazy trying to stay cool. Turning on a fan might help for awhile. However, when it really gets hot, the only way to monitor the temperature is with air conditioning.

Although running an AC isn’t as efficient as using a fan, it’s much more comfortable. With a push of a button, your house feels as cool as you want it. It’s the perfect climate, no matter how hot it is outside.

Why doesn’t Gary want to turn on his AC? Find out in today’s English lesson about being frugal.

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Jessica

Jessica

Gary

Gary

Jessica:  So, Gary.

Gary:  Yeah.

Jessica:  I just flew back home from Las Vegas.

Gary:  It is hot in Las Vegas.

Jessica:  It was 110 degrees. It was so warm.

Gary:  It was a dry heat, right?

Jessica:  Yes, it was. But everywhere we went, they had air conditioning. And it was so comfortable.

Gary:  This nice climate everywhere. Down in the casinos, up in the room. Everywhere, right?

Jessica:  Absolutely. And I am happy to pay for air conditioning when I live in a very hot climate.

Gary:  In my normal day to day life, I don’t use air conditioning.

Jessica:  Really?

Gary:  Yeah. I like to save energy. I would rather have a ceiling fan because it’s a bit more efficient

Jessica:  Yeah.

Gary:  …than having an AC running all the time. I’m a little frugal, watching the pennies, trying to not spend money where I don’t need to.

Jessica:  Oh, that’s a good idea. I’m very frugal, too. But I do like an air conditioner over a fan because I feel like it’s easier to monitor the temperature.

Gary:  That’s true. If you’re comfortable using an air conditioner at your place, that’s great. If I need it because the temperatures are just so, so hot, do you mind if I come over?

Jessica:  Not at all. You are more than welcome to come over anytime.

 

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Discussion

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Jessica is telling Gary about a trip she just took to Las Vegas. It was very hot there, but she stayed cool because there was air conditioning everywhere.

Gary agrees that AC can create a comfortable environment, but he doesn’t actually use it in his normal life. He prefers to use a fan because it saves him money.

Jessica says she tries to watch how much money she spends, too, but for her, using the air conditioning is worth it. It’s easier for her to control the temperature, and she doesn’t have to worry about being too hot.

It doesn’t sound like Gary will change his mind, but he asks Jessica if he can come enjoy her cool house if his fan doesn’t work well enough. Of course, Jessica agrees. That’s what friends are for.

Do you use AC or a fan? How hot are the temperatures where you live?

 

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Real life air conditioning is the new lesson given and promulgated. It is the lesson for the english men and all boys of the times. It is conducted good assignment help in sydney australia and carved out.

09:45 AM Jul 15 2016 |

buttafly

buttafly

Germany

Before I left for Miami people kept telling me ” It’s going to be hot and you’ll suffer from excessive humidity in August”
I shrugged it off because I knew I’d be in an airconditioned building most of the day.
Now that I am here, I can say I have never experienced a heat like there is currently in Miami.
The scorching sun overwhelms me. I could not exist here without AC. Restaurants even have fans that blow out mist at outdoor seating areas to make people cope with the heat.
Nevertheless, I did roast myself a little on the beach today and sure will do it again tomorrow :)

06:43 PM Aug 23 2014 |

sunny_ling88

China

It is 32 degrees in there, There are air conditioners inside everywhere, such as my office, malls and my house, but I just use it at night, when I sleep I will turn it on so that I have a good sleeping.

02:17 AM Aug 01 2014 |

mahbubeh92

mahbubeh92

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

WE use AC in home either fan ..but to save energy we can open the  windows,its the best way to watch the pennies,.

10:19 AM Jul 26 2014 |

ttsuka

ttsuka

Japan

“Life is too short, let’s have fun” idea ingnores the negative externalities of one’s behaviors.

05:23 PM Jul 25 2014 |

sara1234b

sara1234b

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

It’s nice of u.

02:59 AM Jul 24 2014 |

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manu_wj

manu_wj

Italy

yes, I agree with you. Life is too short. I like your point of view 

02:10 AM Jul 24 2014 |

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sara1234b

sara1234b

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I know what u mean, Manu-wj.We have to save money for a rainy day and i completely understand that many people cant afford to pay for the electricity bill, they’re bound to watch their pennies to survive.But im talking aboutn stingy people who arent generous to even themselves, my mean, come on, life is too short.

11:50 PM Jul 23 2014 |

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manu_wj

manu_wj

Italy

sara1234b I completely agree with you but if people didn’t have the need of saving money it’s likely all us would go on holiday, maybe here


Igloo - some cool stuff going on currently.

06:42 PM Jul 23 2014 |

m_sah

m_sah

Turkey

I’m living at south-east of Turkey. Here is really hot. The temperature could be over 40C sometimes. We can’t stand without AC.

03:43 PM Jul 23 2014 |

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ola33

ola33

Japan

Yesterday we had no choice as to turn on the AC as it was unbearable to take that hot weather anymore. It all came with it – headaches, drowsiness leading to restless disfunctional being. But as soon as the cold air started fuming around, giving us a new lease of life, we shook the sleepiness off and got back to normal being. Today is breezy and cool and you there’s hardly any trace of scorching hot, muggy weather is left. You feel alert, to the point and full of energy. But for someone it’s cold. So it’s individual.

12:25 PM Jul 23 2014 |

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shmily87

China

it’s very hot in summer of my city. AC is quite necessary, because fan is useless for monitoring the temperature. i am a frugal person,too. But i think my health is more important.

08:01 AM Jul 23 2014 |

bravevivian

Ecuador

The weather here is cold.  Somedays we even need a heater.


I agree with some people here about using AC, because you have to take care more of your health. 


I think the only place where I like hot weather is on the beach :D

06:27 AM Jul 23 2014 |

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Chikara129

Chikara129

Japan

It’s really hot these days.
That’s why I often eat shaved ice called “kakigoori” in Japanese.
But sometimes I get stomachache.
Oh no…

05:47 AM Jul 23 2014 |

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sara1234b

sara1234b

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Wow, u all have interesting ideas.


Evey one watches their pennies in their own ways and try to spend it as much economically as possible, but i think we work to make life easier so what’s the point of having money and not to spend it on our comfort. U know it’s summer and temperature is rising up little by little in some places, ceiling fan moves existing air around the room, and what’s more makes it hotter as time moves on.


Having air condition makes life just that little bit better.

05:18 AM Jul 23 2014 |

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La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

We use fans here commonly. It’s not usually getting so hot to use AC, so mostly ceiling fans do good.. And I don’t see them this bad, they are really efficient. Besides, they are eco-friendly and don’t use so much energy.

04:43 AM Jul 23 2014 |

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foz12

foz12

Saudi Arabia

I’m useing the fan when I can handle the weather or else I’m going to open the AC.

02:07 AM Jul 23 2014 |

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