Lesson 053 He wrote dictionaries
He wrote dictionaries
Ms. Saito: Come on in, Boon. Let’s put the turtle in this water tank.
Boon: You’re not afraid of turtles, Ms. Saito?
Ms. Saito: No. I used to have a turtle when I was little.
Boon: Wow, you have so many books!
Ms. Saito: Well, I am an English teacher. Actually, some of them were my father’s. He passed away a few years ago.
Boon: What did he do?
Ms. Saito: He wrote dictionaries.
Boon: Dictionaries.... Incredible!
Ms. Saito: When I was a child, I was no good at sports.
Boon: Just like me.
Ms. Saito: My father encouraged me to read books. I started to enjoy reading books with the help of dictionaries.
Words & Phrases
be afraid of ... ･･･を恐れる、怖がる
pass away 亡くなる(die の婉曲的表現)
encourage A to ... ･･･するようにAを励ます
with the help of ... ･･･の助けを借りて
Step Up Points
CAN-DO Chunk I enjoy+ ...ing（･･･することを楽しむ）