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Let's Learn English - Lesson 42: I Was Minding My Own Business
Let's Learn English - Lesson 42: I Was Minding My Own Business
This is the 42nd episode of Let's Learn English. In this lesson, Anna sees a crime and tries to help find the robbers. She hurts her arm. The news reporter wants to know, "How did she hurt herself?"

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GuyHello. I'm Guy Newsman with News Channel XYZ. I’m here in Washington, D.C. at the scene of a crime.
GuyWe are talking with this woman.
GuyShe saw the crime during her lunch break. It looks like she hurt herself while she was trying to stop the crime.
GuyTell us your name.
AnnaHi, Guy. I'm Anna.
GuyAnna, what did you see and what happened to your arm?
AnnaGuy, I was minding my own business. See, I work over there.
GuyUm-hum
AnnaI left work to get some lunch. Then suddenly, I heard a woman yelling. She was yelling like this ... “Help! Help!”
GuyUm-hum
AnnaTwo robbers were grabbing her bag like this. She was hitting them with her umbrella.
GuyIs that when you hurt your arm?
AnnaNo. At that time, I was not fighting the robbers.
GuyUm-hum.
AnnaSee. I was too far away and I didn't have my own umbrella.
GuySo, what happened next?
AnnaThey grabbed her bag and ran away! So, I grabbed her umbrella and ran after the robbers.
GuyThen that is the time that you hurt your arm?
AnnaNo. I was yelling, “Stop, robbers! Stop!” She was yelling, “Hey, come back with my umbrella!”
GuyWere you afraid?
AnnaI had no time to be afraid, Guy. Well, I had time while I was resting on a bench. I had a lot of time.
GuyThen what happened?
AnnaThe robbers got on a bus. So, I ran after the bus.
A VOWhile I was running, I tripped and fell.
GuyAnd that is the time that you hurt your arm?
AnnaNo. While I was lying on the ground, someone stepped on my arm!
GuyOuch. That’s too bad.
AnnaYeah. And they didn’t apologize. Well, then the robbers got themselves kicked off the bus.
GuyWhy?
AnnaThey didn’t pay. You've got to pay when you get on a bus. The police came and took them away.
GuyAnd that’s when you hurt your arm!
AnnaNo.
GuyThen, when did you hurt yourself?
AnnaWell, Guy, by this time, I was feeling very hungry. So, I went to my office to get a snack.
CAnna, I'm calling for help right now.
C(on the phone) Hello? Yes, please come right away. My co-worker is stuck in a vending machine.
GuyYou hurt your arm in a vending machine buying a bag of chips?
AnnaI was really hungry and the bag was stuck. I had to -
GuyThat’s all from News Channel XYZ. This is Guy Newsman saying goodbye.
GuyOkay, we have to find ourselves another story, guys.
AnnaUntil next time! Hi Mom!

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