Before Amy and Curtis were English teachers, they used to have a delivery service in Canada. In this English podcast, you will hear them have a real conversation discussing some of their most memorable delivery clients. Also, you’ll hear an everyday dialogue you might hear if you decide to place an order for delivery.
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Amy: Hey, everybody. My name is Amy.
Curtis: And I’m Curtis.
Amy: And we’re here from RealEnglishConversations.com.
Curtis: And as you know with this podcast, we have real, natural, unscripted conversations between the both of us, to show you the right way, the real way that native speakers actually speak.
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Curtis: Hi everybody, today we’re going to be talking about what we used to do before we were English teachers, and we used to have a business and run a business that was a delivery business. What is a delivery business all about, Amy?
Amy: Well, a delivery business or a delivery service is actually a service that we provided to people to bring things to their home that they needed. So, for example, if somebody needed something from the grocery store, maybe they needed a few ingredients like some milk and butter and a loaf of bread, they could call us and we would bring those things to their house. And some of the other things that we received orders for were food from restaurants that didn’t deliver and also for drinks, specifically alcoholic ones, beer and wine, for example.
Curtis: There are so many different people that use a delivery service. So there are people who are old and people who don’t get around as easy as the rest of us, but primarily I think it was for lazy people.
Amy: Yeah, exactly. The people that we delivered to, a lot of times they actually had their own car and they literally just didn’t want to go out and get the things themselves. I mean it make sense if you don’t have a vehicle and the store is a little bit far from your house, it can be really convenient to have someone to bring it to you.
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