M: Oh, yeah. So you can say that I prefer sitting outside in the sunshine. Yeah, or inside, on the couch. So couch is like a sofa in the living room. And you can say I can put my feet up, put my feet up while sitting on a sofa. And then do you prefer to sit on the sofa or on a chair? So for the sofa, you can say like sofa or a couch right? But which vocabulary did you use about a chair? Rory used band nine vocabulary.
R: Well, I just, I basically said, it depends on what kinds of things they are. So for example, well, cheap is not band nine. But flimsy just means that it moves, like it's very flexible, too flexible. It feels like it's not very solid, and plastic, again, not bad time, but flimsy is good. And then there was this expression, it's not going to do my back any favors. So if something doesn't do something any favors, it just means it's not good for it. Then, we talked about padded chairs or form fitting chairs. So a padded chair has padding, so it's comfortable. And form fitting means it fits the shape of your body. I think you need to have a lot of money to afford one of those. And then we talked about a recliner. But we've talked about reclining already. And a recliner is just a chair that the back goes back and the leg supports come up. So you can lie back in them more comfortably.
M: Yeah, dear listener. So you see, here, we do need to use specific vocabulary about a type of chair you prefer, right? That's why for example, you can go to a furniture store. IKEA. Find a chair you would like to have in the future, your ideal chair, read the description, right out maybe three or four words. And Bob's your uncle. You'll have specific vocabulary about a chair or a sofa that you prefer. Alright? But now, Rory, where are you sitting now? Could you describe a chair?
R: I am sitting in a very, very old leather chair, I guess? Or at least maybe it's fall leather. So that means it's not really real leather, but it's very old because it's falling to pieces. And the only reason I have it is because it's comfortable.
M: How would you describe my chair? Let me show it to you.
R: Oh, it's an office chair.
R: Or a swivel chair. You can spin around on it.
M: Yes, you can. So swivel. You can call it a swivel. Swivel chair. You see, yeah, this is what we want. To tell the examiner about a specific chair or an armchair.
R: I should say. I never actually really did answer that question, though. Because it was just like, it depends. What a silly question to ask, like... What if your choices are like a nice padded couch or a chair that's made of nails? Like, what's, the choice is fairly obvious, but there's so many different kinds of chairs and couches.
M: Well, then you should speak about them. Your favorite couch.
R: My favorite type couch. A topic that I have definitely given a great deal of consideration to.
M: Then we can enjoy sitting down for a long time. Some people prefer standing up from time, but maybe you are a person who enjoys sitting down for a long time. You can be sitting down on the floor, or on a table, on a desk.
R: More people should stand up, I think. Actually, to be honest with you, I'm getting a standing desk. I'm sick of sitting down. So then maybe the next time you see me on video. Well, maybe not the next time but like one time you see me on video, I'll be standing up.
M: But then for example, you can say that it's really difficult for me to sit down for a long time. And Rory, you talked about planes. I think this is like a good strategy to talk about planes. Because yeah, like we have to sit on planes. On planes. For a very long time. And I can't stay awake. I usually fall asleep very soon on planes.
R: It's a very uncomfortable experience. I don't like it.
M: What? Flying?
R: Like sitting in a plane for a really long time.