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ESL Podcast 1187 – Visiting Churches, Mosques, and Temples 2016-03-04
ESL Podcast 1187 – Visiting Churches, Mosques, and Temples
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Audio Index:
Slow dialog: 1:34
Explanations: 4:06
Fast dialog: 17:35
Cassius: You’ll need to cover up if you want to go in there. This is a house of worship.

Brittany: All right, if you say so. I don’t really want to go into this mosque or temple or whatever it is.

Cassius: Keep your voice down. Can’t you see that there are people at the altar in prayer?

Brittany: I’ll just stay outside. Maybe I’ll walk over to that building over there with the dome and steeple.

Cassius: That’s not a steeple. It’s a minaret, and that’s a mosque. You’re definitely not going in there dressed like that.

Brittany: Why not? I’m curious about other religions. I just want to see what it’s like inside and take lots of pictures.

Cassius: These are holy places. You can’t just barge into a house of worship to satisfy your curiosity.

Brittany: I don’t think there’s anything wrong with me wanting to observe local people worshipping their gods. I’m very interested in the local culture.

Cassius: Would you like a tourist coming into your church and taking pictures of you while you’re in prayer?

Brittany: I don’t belong to a church, but if I did, I’d welcome anyone who wanted to have a look.

Cassius: Other members of your congregation might not feel that way, but do what you like. I’ll be right here ready to dust you off when they give you the boot!

Script by Dr. Lucy Tse


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