American English 美式英语
When you walk on a surface that’s soft, like sand or mud, you leave footprints on the ground. If someone is trying to figure out where you’ve gone, they might follow your footprints, or “tracks.” They will use the marks you made on the soft ground in order to track you down.
Tracking someone down isn’t always about following footprints, of course. Sometimes you need to use other clues. You can talk to the missing person’s friends to see if they’ve seen her. You can do some research about her favorite places. Hopefully, you’ll be able to gather enough information that you can eventually track her down.
On the last episode, Lily ran out of a meeting, very upset. Now no one has seen her in days. Find out who’s going to track her down in this English lesson.
Jeff: Now, it’s a big project, but I’m sure we can handle it.
Amanda: Yes. Sounds good. It’s perfect.
Jeff: Amanda, you’re totally paying attention to something else.
Amanda: I’m sorry, Jeff. I’m just really worried about Lily. No one’s talked to her in, I don’t know, five days? That’s kind of a long time.
Jeff: That is kind of worrying. Have you called her family?
Amanda: No, I don’t have their contact information, but we have to track her down. I don’t care if she comes back to this company or not, but we have to find out where she is.
Jeff: You’re right. Hey, Mason!
Mason: What’s up, guys?
Jeff: We’re pretty worried about Lily. She’s kind of disappeared. Do you have any ideas about that?
Mason: She likes going to the coffee shop on the corner. She’s there pretty much every day. We could go ask the barista if they’ve seen her.
Amanda: Yes, I like it. OK, what else?
Mason: I think she goes to that gym on 3rd Street. She’s always running around there. Maybe that’s something?
Amanda: That’s another great idea. What do you guys think about me maybe hanging up some posters? Is that too much?
Mason: Posters are good.
Jeff: Do you have time to make the poster now?
Amanda: I don’t do posters, Jeff. But maybe…
Mason: I got it. Maybe if you email me her photo, and we can put the phone number on it, so people can call us if they’ve seen her. Right?
Amanda: And you know what I can do is I can probably write up a missing persons report and post it online. Somebody has to know where she is, right?
Mason: Come on, we’ll find her. Right? No problem.
Jeff: Yeah. If anybody can do it, it’s the three of us.
Mason: I’m on it, guys. Photo? You need anything, Amanda?
Amanda: No. Thanks, though. Nothing sounds good right now.
Mason: Sweetie, come on. Don’t worry about it. We’ll find her. With the three of us totally working on it, we’ll absolutely track her down. Right? Don’t worry. I’m on it.