Lesson 196 関係副詞 when why
Yurika: Hi, Nelson. Welcome back. I bet your family was very glad to see you, even though it was such a short trip after the New Year.
Nelson: Yeah, it was a bit of a rush, but my mom was so happy I could be there to celebrate her 60th birthday. By the way, thank you again for inviting me to your family’s New Year’s brunch.
Yurika: You don’t have a special meal on New Year’s Day in the UK, do you?
Nelson: That’s right. New Year’s Eve is the big event over there.
Yurika: Oh, that’s quite different from Japan. New Year’s Day is the day when the whole family gets together.
Lesson 197 複雑な関係詞節による修飾
Maria: Hi, Trevor. What happened to your hand?
Trevor: Oh, this? I got a small cut. It’s nothing serious.
Maria: How did you do that?
Trevor: It’s a long story, but we couldn’t get into our house. So I climbed onto the veranda and went in through an open window. That’s where I cut myself.
Maria: Did you lose your keys?
Trevor: Well, my mother thought I lost them. But as it turned out, the keys that my mother thought I lost were in her bag.
Maria: Oh, no!
Trevor: My mother feels bad about it, so she’s taking me to my favorite restaurant tonight.
Lesson 198 非制限用法（コンマで情報を追加する）
Cedric: Claudia, welcome back. So, how was your business trip to Hong Kong this time?
Claudia: It was simply fantastic. Everything went really well.
Cedric: How was the hotel?
Claudia: The service was amazing as usual. Barbara Chang, who is the hotel manager , greeted us personally. She always makes us feel welcome.
Cedric: By the way, did you go up Victoria Peak?
Claudia: Yes, we did, but it was so foggy that we couldn’t see the city below.
Cedric: Oh, that’s too bad. Maybe you can go again.
Claudia: I’ll definitely go back for the next sales meeting this spring.
Lesson 199 非制限用法のバリエーション
Shaun: Oh, wow, something smells really good!
Roxy: My dad is cooking dinner, which doesn’t happen very often.
Shaun: What is he making?
Roxy: He makes the same dish every time: seafood paella. But he’s really good at making it.
Shaun: Where did he learn how to make that?
Roxy: Well, he got a cookbook as a Christmas present and just followed the recipe.
Shaun: Oh, who gave him the cookbook?
Roxy: My mom did. She wants him to cook more, but so far he’s mastered only one recipe. Anyway, you’re welcome to stay for dinner. He always makes too much.
Shaun: Sounds great.
PRACTICAL CHALLENGE! ～実践チャレンジ～
wedding ceremony : 結婚式
attend : ～に出席する、参加する