Dave's Sister : Hey, Dave. Can we talk for a minute?
Dave : Sure about what? I'm kind of busy, but yeah . . .
Dave's Sister : Well, . . . .um, well, I'm not sure what to say, but um . . .
Dave : Come on. come on.
Dave's Sister : Well, . . .
Dave : What is it? I've never known my sister to be at a loss for words .
Dave's Sister : Well, you know Dave. I've got to be honest. I'm getting really, really concerned about your drinking.
Dave : What are you talking about?
Dave's Sister : Well, uh, it's . . .
Dave : Can't a person just have a few drinks without people getting on their case ? I mean, first, Dad, then you!
Dave's Sister : Dave, Dave. No seriously. Listen, Dave. You're my brother. I love you, but you've had two DUIs, you lost your last job because you showed up drunk, your girlfriend's going to dump you because you're drinking too much. Dave.
Dave : You don't understand. I have it under control.
Dave's Sister : Dave, you don't.
Dave : That was the old me.
Dave's Sister : Dave. You got your last DUI three weeks ago. You can't keep doing this. Dave, you're going to kill someone.
Dave : I thought . . .
Dave's Sister : You might kill yourself.
Dave : I thought siblings there, were there to support each other, and that's not what you're doing right now.
Dave's Sister : Dave. I love you, and I'm trying to help you. I really care about you. And these friends that you hang out with . . . they're not friends. A friend is a person who is honest and frank with you, not these so-called buddies you've got that encourage you to go and buy booze for any old party.
Dave : You just know them like I don't. I mean . . .
Dave's Sister : I know them well enough. Come on. Wake up. These guys are dragging you down.
Dave : I've had enough.
Dave's Sister : No, no. Listen. The truth hurts; it stings. Listen. I know. I've seen what's happening to you, and look, there's . . .
Dave : You don't understand.
Dave's Sister : You know what? AA. Alcoholics Anonymous. You can go there and you can meet with other people, and they can help you be sober.
Dave : That's for people who have problems.
Dave's Sister : You've got problems, Dave. AA. There's no membership fees, anyone can attend, the meetings are very confidential . I'll even go with you. I'll help you. What do you say? Come on.
Dave : Right. Like I said, I'm in control. I just need more time to deal with this. It just takes a little bit more time.
Dave's Sister : Dave. How long? You can't do this alone. You're not doing it.
Dave : No, I'm done. You'll see, you'll see.
Dave's Sister : Dave, No. I can't . . . it'll kill me if there's another DUI, an accident, something, I'm really worried, Dave.
Dave : I'm done, I'm done. I don't want to talk about this anymore.
Now, do these exercises to review the vocabulary. Then, return back to the Post-Listening Exercise to use the vocabulary in real conversations.