Part 1 – Watch and practice along with this Speaking Practice Video
Part 2 – Watch and practice along with this Pronunciation Practice Video
Part 3 – Listen, read, and practice along with the audio player and dialogue below.
Guy: Hello. I’m Guy Newsman with News Channel XYZ. I’m here in Washington, D.C. at the scene of a crime.
Guy: We are talking with this woman.
Guy: She saw the crime during her lunch break. It looks like she hurt herself while she was trying to stop the crime.
Guy: Tell us your name.
Anna: Hi, Guy. I’m Anna.
Guy: Anna, what did you see and what happened to your arm?
Anna: Guy, I was minding my own business. See, I work over there.
Anna: I left work to get some lunch. Then suddenly, I heard a woman yelling. She was yelling like this … “Help! Help!”
Anna: Two robbers were grabbing herbag like this. She was hitting them with her umbrella.
Guy: Is that when you hurt your arm?
Anna: No. At that time, I was not fighting the robbers.
Anna: See. I was too far away and I didn’t have my own umbrella.
Guy: So, what happened next?
Anna: They grabbed her bag and ran away! So, I grabbed her umbrella and ran after the robbers.
Guy: Then that is the time that you hurt your arm?
Anna: No. I was yelling, “Stop, robbers! Stop!” She was yelling, “Hey, come back with my umbrella!”
Guy: Were you afraid?
Anna: I had no time to be afraid, Guy. Well, I had time while I was resting on a bench. I had a lot of time.
Guy: Then what happened?
Anna: The robbers got on a bus. So, I ran after the bus.
A VO: While I was running, I tripped and fell.
Guy: And that is the time that you hurt your arm?
Anna: No. While I was lying on the ground, someone stepped on my arm!
Guy: Ouch. That’s too bad.
Anna: Yeah. And they didn’t apologize. Well, then the robbers got themselves kicked off the bus.
Anna: They didn’t pay. You’ve got to pay when you get on a bus. The police came and took them away.
Guy: And that’s when you hurt your arm!
Guy: Then, when did you hurt yourself?
Anna: Well, Guy, by this time, I was feeling very hungry. So, I went to my office to get a snack.
C: Anna, 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.
Guy: You hurt your arm in a vending machine buying a bag of chips?
Anna: I was really hungry and the bag was stuck. I had to –
Guy: That’s all from News Channel XYZ. This is Guy Newsman saying goodbye.
Guy: Okay, we have to find ourselves another story, guys.
Anna: Until next time! Hi Mom!
Part 4: Watch the “I Was Minding My Own Business” Video Lesson
Greetings, English Learners. How are you today? Today’s English video lesson is called: “I Was Minding My Own Business”. Please watch this video several times closely and share with us what you’ve learned via the comments section at the bottom.
Part 5 – Take the “I Was Minding My Own Business” Lesson 42 Online Quiz