Lesson Lesson 176 wh 疑問文⑦ 複雑な wh 疑問文（3）
Mom: Honey, did you know that Cindy called "TV Market Now"?
Dad: Who did you say Cindy called?
Mom: "TV Market Now," the home shopping TV channel. She wanted to order some sneakers.
Dad: WHAT? I can't believe she did that without our permission. Where is she now?
Mom: Calm down. She wasn't actually able to buy them because the operator sensed that Cindy was just a little girl. He told her to ask her parents first.
Dad: Well, that's very good of the operator to do that.But we should still have words with Cindy to make sure she never does it again.
Lesson 177 wh 疑問文⑧ wh 語を使って聞き返す
Vince: Ivy, you’re going to Carl’s Christmas party in Ebisu, aren’t you?
Ivy: Yes, I read the email invitation. It says there is going to be a present exchange. We’re supposed to bring a gift that costs no more than 1,000 yen.
Vince: Did you buy your gift already?
Ivy: Yes. I bought a loofah.
Vince: You bought a what?
Ivy: A loofah. It’s a kind of sponge made from a tropical plant. It’s good for washing your body with soap when you take a shower.
Vince: That’s the first time I’ve heard of it.
Ivy: Well, I think more women know about it than men.
Lesson 178 疑問の意図のない疑問文①
Meg: Ian, that was a wonderful Christmas dinner. I am so full.
Ian: Well, you can never be hungry after a traditional Christmas dinner.
Meg: It was my first time to eat a mince pie.
Ian: Did you like it?
Meg: Yes, it was interesting. I’m not so used to spices in pies. Anyway, I’m sorry, but I have to be going now.
Ian: The night is still young. Why don’t you stay longer?
Meg: I have to work tomorrow.
Ian: But it’s Christmas Day!
Meg: Yes, but in Japan, Christmas Day is not a holiday.
Lesson 179 疑問の意図のない疑問文②
Ryan: Mom, I’m hungry. Do we have any snacks?
Mom: Snacks? We’ll be having dinner in just an hour or so. By the way, have you done your homework yet?
Ryan: It’s the first day of my winter vacation. I have lots of time to do it.
Mom: You promised to do one hour of homework every day. That means every day.
Ryan: OK, I’ll do it, but only if I can have some potato chips.
Mom: Excuse me? Who do you think you are? Just get started on that homework right now, young man! Or you won’t have any dinner, never mind snacks. Understood?
Ryan: OK, OK, I got it.
PRACTICAL CHALLENGE! ～実践チャレンジ～
talk to ... like that : ～にそんな口の利き方をする
apologize : 謝罪する