What are you doing with those old notebooks, Dad?
I’m trying to make a Christmas dinner guest list. It’s hard to find people’s contact information.
Don’t worry about it, Dad. I’ll take care of the invitations. The biggest problem is making the dinner.
Making a traditional Christmas dinner is easy. You liked my Thanksgiving turkey, didn’t you?
Yeah, it was great.
The Christmas turkey will be even better. And this time, I won’t burn the pie.
Houston, this is Omega One. Do you copy?
Houston, we have a problem.
Say that again, Omega.
We have a problem.
What sort of problem, Omega?
I’m getting a red light on the fuel indicator. I’m going to play it safe and shut down the engine.
Very good, Omega. It’s too risky to keep the engine running with a red warning.
We’re working on the problem now.
Bob, how do you paint so quickly? You’re really fast.
Well, it’s important to practice painting regularly. As the saying goes, “Use it or lose it!”
You don’t even look at the thing you’re painting.
Right, it’s of great importance to use your imagination.
But I don’t have a good imagination like you.
You can develop that too. The important thing is to relax. That really helps.
OK, I’ll give it a try.
I think we should postpone our trip to Hokkaido.
What? No way! We’ve been looking forward to this trip for ages.
I know, but have you seen the weather forecast? They’re warning of a snow storm for this weekend.
Yes, but it might not be that bad. Forecasts are often wrong.
Still, I don’t think we should take the risk. We can go another time.
Well, I suppose you’re right. Let’s wait until the weather is better.
金曜日のSAY IT ENGLISH①
Is practicing speaking the only way to improve my English?
Practicing speaking is great, but you should know it’s also of extreme importance to read English books.
Reading introduces you to a lot of useful expressions, for example.
金曜日のSAY IT ENGLISH②
Why don’t we buy Dad a red jacket for this birthday?
I think red will suit him.
Mmm… A red jacket for a 68-years-old guy? That’s a fun idea, but he might be shocked.
Let’s play it safe and buy him the fountain pen that he’s been keen to get.