Learn how to get what you want, when you want it, in this episode.
Slow dialog: 1:49
Fast dialog: 16:55
Victor: We need to take the bull by the horns. In the meeting today, we’re going to give it to them straight, no more hemming and hawing.
Maura: You’re right. We need to tell them what we really think and be done with it.
Victor: Definitely. We’ve been conciliatory long enough. Today, we need to be insistent without being too pushy.
Maura: Being unassuming and deferential has its place, but not if we seem meek. We need to be assertive without being too in-your-face.
Victor: You’re absolutely right. One of us has to speak up.
Maura: Yes, one of us has to be bold. They’ll have to take us seriously this time.
Victor: Okay, ready?
Maura: Sure, I have your back.
Victor: Huh? I thought you were going to do the talking.
Maura: Uh, I thought you were.
Victor: Maybe we should wait for the next meeting to take them on.
Maura: I totally agree. It’ll give us a little time to work up to it.
Script by Dr. Lucy Tse
I'm not a great fan of rugby (we were forced to play it at school!), so I wasn't too upset when England were knocked out of the Rugby World Cup in the group stages. At least they didn't lose to France! Anyway, for all you fans of the oval ball, here's a crossword based on vocabulary connected with rugby. If the embedded version above doesn't work, try this one instead. Alternatively, you can download this PDF version.Related articles Rugby behind only football in World Cup attendance figures Rugby World Cup columnists on the tournament's underdog Crossword puzzles galore now at Wall Street Journal | Mobile Site World Ad of the Day: Introducing Windows 10 Animated English - The Weekend