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英語リスニング - No.383 Batteries

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Mary talks about an interesting place she keeps her batteries.

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Adrienne: So, Mary, my battery has almost ran out. I'm so glad you had some but they're cold.

Mary: Well, I keep them in my frigerator along with several other sizes of batteries just so I have them on hand. It's a little quirky habit of mine but I always like to have backup whenever I need it so I've got into the habit of stock piling batteries and keeping them in the fridge.

Adrienne: Well, it's very practical but why do you keep them in the frigerator?

Mary: I read somewhere a long time ago that that's how you extend the life of batteries by keeping them cool, that and film too so I also have several canisters of film in there, too, no room for the butter but.

Adrienne: Do you have any food in your frigerator?

Mary: Some but it's mostly batteries and film.

Adrienne: What kind of food do you keep in your frigerator?

Mary: Right now because it's winter time, I have some oranges and actually some grapes and things so those are kind of coveted at this time of year, otherwise just the standard things. I have yogurt, milk, and some bread and I think six brusselsprouts.

Adrienne: Just six.

Mary: Just six.

Adrienne: Why do you have brusselsprouts?

Mary: Just got in the habit of eating them. They're really very good, so I thought well I'll keep on, just handfuls so they don't spoil.

Adrienne: How so you prepare your brusselsprouts?

Mary: Um, I steam them for about 10 minutes or so and eat them just perfectly plain, a little salt and a little pepper, that's about it.

Adrienne: Really, I find them a little bitter.

Mary: I find them a little bitter too, but the longer you steam them the bitterness kind of goes away and of course there's ways you can dissipate the bitterness with a little bit of butter or salt or seasonings too, so they're not so bad.

Adrienne: Well, I'll have to try that.

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