‘I must say that I didn’t expect your call at all.’

‘I understand that. But I wouldn’t call you if it weren’t urgent. You know that.’

‘Yes, I know that you wouldn’t call, if you didn’t have to… So, what’s the reason of your call?’

‘I need you to help me.’

‘Yes, I know that you need me to help you. But I need you to be more specific.’

‘I need to get to an island.’

‘Which one?’

Bull’s Head.’

Bull’s Head? OK. I think there is a ferry which goes to that island twice a day. You can easily get there by car.’

‘Yes, I know.’

‘So why are you calling me, when you know that you can get there by car?’

‘Because there’s a problem. There’s a big storm and strong winds in that area. And the storm is expected to last for the next two or three days.’


‘So there is no ferry that can take me there right now.’

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‘Of course there is no ferry when there is a storm! Just wait for three days and you can go to the Bull’s Head then.’

‘But I don’t have three days. I need to get there now.’

I don’t get it. There is a storm on the island and you need to get there now. Why? What will happen, if you do not get there now?’

‘Well, if I don’t get to the island in the next five hours, many innocent people will die.’

urgent /ˈɜːdʒənt/ -súrne

specific /spəˈsɪfɪk/ – konkrétny

ferry /ˈferi/ – trajekt

I don’t get it – nerozumiem tomu

innocent /ˈɪnəsnt/ – nevinný