Ted likes Jenny, but he’s afraid to ask her out(1). His friend Jack is trying to help him and encourage him…
Ted: Hey, Jack, is Jenny coming with us?
Jack: Yes. Why?
Ted: Nothing. I’m just asking.
Jack: just asking? But why is your face burning like mad? Ah-huh, someone has a crush on Jenny(2),doesn’t he?
Ted: Who has a crush?!
Jack: Come on, Ted, don’t be such a chicken. If you like her, you’ve got to tell her. Maybe she likes you.
Ted: Well, I don’t have the guts(3) to ask her out.
Jack: What are you so afraid of? Just tell her what you’re feeling about her.
Ted: I’d totally die if she turned me down(4).
Jack: But that’s better than keeping everything to yourself. You’ve got to let her know. Come on! You’ve got to take a chance! Even though you are rejected, it’s not the end of the world! There’s nothing to lose, is there?
Ted: I don’t know….Well, maybe, you’re right, but how am I going to tell her?
1- ask sb out: to make a date
2- crush on sb: a strong but aften brief feeling of love for sb
3- guts: courage and determination, esp to do sth difficult
4- turn sb down: Refuse to accept