R: But probably like, everybody has some kind of connection to some sort of famous person at some point, and through their name, or through their family name.
M: Well, Maria, Maria, you know, has many origins and meanings. You can also say it about your name. Oh, my name, it has many origins and meanings. It means beautiful. Also, merciful, and pretty much Virgin Mary. Right?
R: So all kinds of modest aspirations there.
M: Also, it's interesting that, historically, Maria was the name given to males, to men. So as a male middle name, so it was like, back in the 18th century, it was like, Rory Maria Gonzalez Tequila Godzilla.
R: I should point out, if there are any Spanish speakers listening, please know that we're not making fun of your culture. It's just people being silly with names.
M: What's family motto?
R: Family motto is like a slogan that describes the values of a group of people. So in this case, it's the family. And in the case of my family, it's the quality of learning to suffer through things.
M: When you say if you like your name, or you dislike your name, you can say I used to hate it, I used to dislike it. I used to, in the past. Right? But now I adore it.
R: Used to is a grammar structure. And so are all of the question tags that we used. Shall we comment on them?
M: Hey, go ahead!
R: So there were lots of them. Although I think the pronunciation didn't really very much when it was like everybody does, don't they? Or actually, I think that's true for a lot of people, isn't it? So the grammar structure doesn't change. If you have a positive first part of the sentence, then the question tag will be negative, or if it's a negative first part, then the question tag will be positive. But if we think about the intonation, question tags can have a falling intonation, like, isn't it? Or it can be going up when you say, isn't it? So, what's the difference between those two things, Maria?
M: Oh, oh, so when you do know stuff, you go like, oh, Maria is beautiful, isn't she? Right? But if you're not sure, Rory is smart, isn't he? So you're not sure, you're asking a question.
R: And here for the purposes of the exam, I mean, you're not really asking the examiner questions. So your intonation should be following, shouldn't it?