Daily Life - Flattering(0098)

A:  Valerie! Hi! Wow how are you? It's been such a long time!
B:  Darlene! Indeed, it's been a while! How have you been? Wow, you look amazing! I love what you've done with your hair!
A:  Really? Thanks! I went to that hair salon that you told me about, but enough about me! Look at you! You haven't aged a day since the last time I saw you! What is your secret!
B:  Ha ha, come on! Well, I've been watching what I eat, and working out three times a week. By the way, I heard your son recently graduated!
A:  Yes, my little Paul is finally a doctor. They grow up so fast you know.
B:  He is such a handsome guy. He gets his looks from his mother of course!
A:  Thank you! What about your daughter, Pamela? I heard she has passed the bar exam and married recently.
B:  Oh yes. She had a beautiful wedding in Cozumel Mexico and we all attended.
A:  Such a lovely girl. I hope my Paul is lucky enough to find a girl like that someday!
B:  But of course! Well, it's been great talking to you, but I have to get going.
A:  Same here! We will catch up soon, maybe over coffee!
B:  That would be great! Give me a call!
A:  See you soon! Bye! Ugg... I can't stand that woman or her obnoxious son.

Key Vocabulary

I love what you have done withphraseI really like the design or the change you made
you haven't aged a dayverbyou haven't gotten older; you look young
work outphrasedo physical exercises
by the wayphrasephrase used to shift to another topic
bar examcommon noun, singularthe exam to qualify as a lawer
get goingphraseleave
obnoxiousAdjectivereally annoying

Supplementary Vocabulary

small talkcommon noun, non-variableshort, friendly, unimportant conversations
talk behind (somone's) backphrasespeak badly of someone with out them knowing
two-facedAdjectivepretend to like someone when you don't; be hypocritical
stab (somone) in the backphrasedo something unkind to a friend
gossipverbtalk about the details of other people's lives