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3.16 Paul's Phone Buzzer

Published: 9.28.2017
Level 2   |   Time: 2:08
Accent: American
Source: Top Notch TV

Paul describes his device that helps him keep track of his phone calls.



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  • buzz [exp] - vibrate
  • It is working fine. [exp] - It is functioning properly.

[n] - noun,  [v] - verb, [phv] - phrasal verb,  [adj] - adjective,  [exp] - expression


Marie Cheryl Bob Paul
Marie Cheryl Bob Paul
  • Marie, Cheryl, Bob and Paul all work in a travel agency.
  • Paul is a tour guide.


  1. What is Paul's problem?
    He lost his phone.
    He can't hear or feel his phone ring.
    One of his clients stole his phone.

  2. What happens when someone calls Paul?
    He gets an electric shock.
    His phone vibrates.
    His phone rings quietly.

  3. Who called Paul the first time?
    He doesn't know.
    His client
    His mother

  4. What advice does Marie give Paul?
    Throw away the buzzer.
    Turn odd the buzzer.
    Take the buzzer back to the store.

  5. Why is Marie worried about Paul?
    It is dangerous to drive with the buzzer.
    The buzzer might hurt him seriously.
    The store might not take back the buzzer.

  6. Who has been calling Paul?
    his boss
    his wife

triangle Script

Cheryl: Hi, Paul.
Paul: Wait ’til you see what I’ve got.
Bob: What is it?
Paul: Well, I have this problem with my cell phone. Whenever I’m traveling with a group, I can never hear it ring or feel it vibrate. So I got this thing that lets me know whenever my phone is ringing.
Marie: How does it do that?
Paul: It buzzes me.
Marie: Buzzes?
Paul: You know, bzzz, bzzz. So I can feel it.
Cheryl: Does it work?
Paul: I don’t know. No one’s called me yet . . . Ow!
Marie: What?!
Paul: Someone’s calling me! Hello? Hello? No one’s there. Wow. That was a big buzz. That almost hurt.
Cheryl: Maybe it isn’t working right.
Paul: It’s working fine . . . Ooh! Ow! Another phone call. Hello? Hello? That’s strange. Man, if I ever get used to that, I’ll always know whenever my phone is ringing . . . Ahhhhhhh! Stop calling me!
Marie: Paul. If I were you, I would take that thing back to the store before you hurt yourself.
Paul: I’m going. I’ll see you later.
Marie: I hope he can drive OK.
Bob: He’ll be fine.
Cheryl: How do you know?

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