2014. 4. 24. 09:03

I'm Looking for a minidress.

▶ Dialogue


 Hello. Can I help you?


 Yes, I'm looking for a minidress.


 Do you have any style in mind?


 Hmm... I want it to be short, but it should look classy.


 Then, how about this one? It's a new arrival.


 Oh, I love it. Does it come in black?


 Yes, it does.


 Do you have it in medium?


 Let's see. Yes, here's a medium. Do you want to try it on?


 I wish I could, but I'm in a rush right now. Can I get a refund if I buy it now and it doesn't fit?


 I'm sorry. We don't give refunds.


 Then, could I exchange it for another one if it doesn't fit?


 Sure. That's no problem. Just bring it back within a week with the receipt.

▶ Language Focus

Salesperson => Customer

 Can I help you?

 What can I do for you?

 Can I help you find something? 

 I'm looking for a jacket.

 I'm just looking, thanks.

 I'm just looking around.

 Feel free to look around.

 Take a look around.

 Take your time.


 Customer => Salesperson

 Do you have this in medium?

 Does this come in pink?

 Yes, we do. / No, we don't.

 Yes, it does. / No, it doesn't.

 Can I get a refund for this?

 I'd like to return this for a refund.

 Yes, we can give you a refund.

 I'm sorry. We don't give refunds.

 Can I exchange this for another one?

 I'd like to exchange this for another one.

 OK. You can exchange it.

 I'm sorry. Exchanges are not allowed.

▶ Talk

< Example 1 >

A : Can I help you?

B : Yes, I looking for a dress.

A : We have a great selection of dresses. Take a look around.

B : Hmm... I like this one. Do you have it in size eight?

A : Yes, we do.

B : And Does it come in pink?

A : Yes, it does. Here you are.

< Example 2 >

A : I'd like to get a refund for this blouse, please.

B : Oh, I'm sorry. We don't give refunds.

A : Then, can I exchange it for another one?

B : Sure. What's the problem with it?

A : It's too tight.

B : OK. We can exchange it for another one.

A : Thanks a lot.

< Example 3 >

A : Hi, can I help you?

B : Yes, I looking for a coffee maker.

A : Do you have any particular style in mind?

B : Well, I don't know. It's for my friend. She's getting married this Saturday.

A : Then how about this black coffee maker?

B : That's nice. Do you have it in a small size?

A : Yes, we do. Here's one.

B : That's perfect. How much is it?

A : It's 37 dollars.

B : That's reasonable. I'll take it.

< Example 4 >

A : Queen's Home Shopping. What can I do for you?

B : Hi, I'd like to exchange the bag I bought.

A : May I ask what's wrong with it?

B : It's poorly made. The strap is torn.

A : Oh, I'm very sorry about that. We will exchange it for another one.

B : Thanks a lot.

▶ Vocabulary

prom : (고등학교) 무도회 :: 고2, 고3이 가는 졸업전 special party

classy : 세련된 (≠ classic)

new arrival : brand new

rush : hurry

out of stock : 재고가 떨어지다

sold out : (음식점 등) 다 팔렸다

out of order : 고장 (break)

corps : 부대 (troops)

corpse : 시체

psalm : 시편, 찬송가

psychology : 심리학

psychic : 초자연적인 (supernatural)

psychiatrist : 정신과 의사

high-ended brand : 명품 (brand-name goods)

gold-digger : 명품만 찾는 사람

single payment : 일시불

installment payment : 할부

3 months installment payment : 3개월 할부

(with) interest : 이자

without interest : 무이자

commission charge : 수수료

1 + 1 : buy 1, get 1 free

touched : 감동받다

social service worker : 사회복지사

sensible : 합리적인

clearance : 재고품

▶ Expression

May(Can) I get(have) 3 months installment payment?

Come on! : 이쪽으로 와 / 아 제발 좀~!! (억양이 다름)

It's my favorite.

It's my type.

This is mine.

It's not my type.

It's not for me.

I don't like it.

Anything cheaper?

Could you bring down the price?

Do you have a discount?

Discount, please.

Is this on sale?

When does the sale start / finish?

Sorry? / Pardon? / (남자에게) Sir? / (여자에게) Ma'am?

I appreciate it.

A : Are you ready to check out?

B : Yes, (I'm ready). / Sure. / Not yet.

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2014. 4. 22. 09:02

Do you like musicals?

▶ Dialogue


 So, I heard you're a web designer.


 That's right.


 That sounds an interesting job. What's it like?


 It's a little bit stressful. I often have to work late.


 Oh, my! Then, how do you release your stress?


 I listen to rock music. I also love to go to rock concerts. They give me energy.


 Wow! I've never been to a rock concert before.


 Really? Then what kind of entertainment do you like?


 I like musicals. I'm really crazy about them. Do you like musicals?


 I don't like them much but I hope to go see one with you sometime.


 That's very sweet of you. I'd also like to go to a rock concert with you.


 Deal! We have two more dates coming up then!

▶ Language Focus

Questions About Likes and Dislikes

 Do you like soap operas?

 Yes, I do. / Yes, I like them.

 No, I don't. / No, I don't like them.

 Do you like to play sports? /

 Do you like playing sports?

 Yes, I do.

 Yes, I like to play sports.

 Yes, I like playing sports.

 No, I don't.

 No I don't like to play sports.

 No, I don't like playing sports.

 Expressing Likes and Dislikes

 How do you like action movies?

 What do you think about action movies?

 I like them very much.

 I really like them. / I like them a lot.

 I love them. / I'm crazy about them.

 It's my type. / It's my favorite.

 I kind of like them.

 They're OK.

 They're not bad.

 They're acceptable.

 50 / 50.

 I don't like them.

 I don't like them much.

 I hate them.

 I'm so sick of it.

 I can't stand on it.

▶ Talk

< Example 1 >

A : Do you like watching / to watch movies. too?

B : Yes, I do. / Yes, I really like to. (No, I don't. / No, I don't like it much.)

A : Do you also like driving / to drive?

... (continue)

< Example 2 >

A : What do you think about musicals?

B : I really like them.

A : What about concerts?

B : I don't like them much.

... (continue)

< Example 3 >

A : John, do you like driving?

B : Yes, I really driving.

A : Do you like to watch horror movies?

B : No, I don't. I hate horror movies.

A : Oh, then I should ask someone else. Sarah, Do you like horror movies?

C : Yes, I love them.

< Example 4 >

A : What does Cindy like?

B : She likes puppies.

A : Why does she like puppies?

B : She likes them because they are cute, charming, and loyal.

A : What does Cindy dislike?

B : She dislikes cats.

A : Why doesn't she like cats?

B : Because they are arrogant and have scary eyes.

▶ Vocabulary

work late = overtime work

crazy : 열광하다 (>> like)

soap opera : 연속극

charming = attractive

loyal : 충성심이 강한

arrogant : 거만한

cocoon : (곤충의) 고치, 보호막

cocooning : 집에 틀어박힌 생활, 빈둥빈둥

movie goer : 영화광 (movie buff)

vowel : 모음

semester : 학기

freshman , sophomore, junior, senior

crazy about = mad about

▶ Expression

How do you release / remove your stress?

I don't mind! = I don't care! = Whatever! : 관심없어

A : Thank you for participating.

B : Your're welcome. / My pleasure.

I'm big fan of _____. 

I'm fall in love with _____.

Q : What grade are you in?

A : I'm a freshman.

I took _____ last semester.

I'll take _____ next semester.

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2014. 4. 17. 09:01

It should be on the coffee table.

▶ Dialogue


 Rachel, where are you?

 Rachel I'm in the kitchen, sweetie. What's the matter?


 Did you see today's newspaper? I can't find it anywhere.


 Did you check in the living room? It should be on the coffee table.


 I've already checked there. There's nothing on the coffee table.


 That's weird. That's where I always put the paper.


 Oh, I found it. It was under the table. It must have fallen on the floor.


 That's good to hear.


 Oh, no!


 What's wrong?


 It's all torn up. The cat must have been playing with it.

▶ Language Focus

Locations of Objects

 Where are the toys?

 They are in the box. 

 Where is the watch?

 It is beside (next to) the cell phone. 

 Where is the pencil case?

 It is between the book and the pen. 

 Where is the mug?

 Where is the cat?

 It is on the table.

 It is under the table. 

 Where is the picture?

 Where is the couch?

 It is above the couch.

 It is  below the picture.

 Where are the shoes?

 Where are the socks?

 They are in front of the socks.

 They are behind the shoes. 

↑ over





↓ below



----------------> beside (next to)


      ↙ in front of

▶ Talk

< Example 1 >

A : Do you see the pen in the picture? Where is the pen?

B : It's on the floor. What about the keys? Where are the keys?

A : They're next to pen.

... (continue)

< Example 2 >

A : Did you find any differences between the pictures?

B : Yes. There's a window in Picture 1, but there isn't a window in Picture 2. There's a painting instead.

... (continue)

< Example 3 >

A : Do you have a desk in your bedroom?

B : Yes, I do. It's next to my bed.

[ pause and draw ]

A : Do you have a chair in your bedroom?

B : Yes, it's in front of the desk.

... (continue)

< Example 4 >

A : Do you see the newspaper in the picture?

B : Yes, I do.

A : Where is it?

B : It's on the nightstand.

A : Do you see the pencils in the picture?

B : Yes, I do.

A : Where are they?

B : They're on the desk.

▶ Vocabulary

dresser : 화장대 (dressing table)

closet : 옷장

wardrobe : 붙박이장

blanket : 이불 (comforter, bed clothes)

bin : (뚜껑있는) 쓰레기통

trashcan : (공공) 쓰레기통

garbage can : (큰) 쓰레기통

mustache : 콧수염

parachute : 낙하산

cabbage : 양상추

weird : 이상한

sigh : 한숨을 쉬다, 한숨짓다

grave yard : 묘지

fell down on the ground : 땅에 넘어지다

jelly : 잼 (jam)

rocking chair : 흔들의자

 threadmill : 러닝머신

▶ Expression

A ship struck a rock and sank. : 선박 한 척이 좌초해 침몰했다. ㅜ.ㅜ

That's weird.

How do you release your stress?

What's your favorite kind of movie?

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2014. 4. 15. 09:15

Do you ever use dental floss?

▶ Dialogue


 Good morning, Roy!


 Ahhh... good morning.


 Are you OK? What't wrong?


 My teeth are sore. I have toothache.


 Oh, no. I've had that pain before. Can you chew?


 No. I can't chew anything.


 How often do you brush your teeth?


 Three times a day.


 Do you ever use dental floss after you brush your teeth?


 No, I never use it.


 You should use dental floss.It keeps your teeth really healthy.


 Where do you buy that?


 You can buy it in any convenience store. But first you'd better go see a dentist.


 I will. Thanks.

▶ Language Focus

Yes/No Questions with Frequency Adverbs

 Do you sometimes / often / usually / regularly go jogging?

 Yes, I sometimes / often / usually / regularly go jogging.

 No, I rarely / never go jogging.

 Does he sometimes / often / usually / regularly go hiking?

 Yes, he sometimes / often / usually / regularly goes hiking.

 No, he rarely / never goes hiking.

 Do you ever exercise?

 Yes, I do. I sometimes / regularly exercise.

 No, I don't. I rarely / never exercise. 

 Wh-Questions with Frequency Adverbs

 Where do you usually go swimming?

 I usually go swimming in the sports center.

 What does he usually have for breakfast?

 He usually has Korean food for breakfast.

 Who does she usually have lunch with?

 She usually has lunch with Jenny.

 When do you usually work out?

 I usually work out on the weekends.

 How do they usually get to work?

 They usually get to work by bus.

 How often do you get a medical checkup?

 I get a medical checkup once a year.

▶ Talk

< Example 1 >

A : Do you like soda?

If Yes...

B : Yes, I do. I sometimes/regularly drink soda.

A : Exactly how often do you drink soda?

B : Probably three times a week.

A : That isn't very good for your health.

If No...

B : No, I don't I never/rarely drink soda.

A : That's good!

< Example 2 >

A : Do you usually go jogging in the morning?

B : No, I never go jogging in the morning.

A : When do you usually go jogging then?

B : I usually go jogging in the evening.

A : Oh, I see.

< Example 3 >

A : Do you ever smoke?

If Yes...

B : Yes, I sometimes smoke.

A : How often do you smoke?

B : I smoke twice a week. What about you?

... (continue)

If No...

B : No, I never smoke. What about you?

... (continue)

< Example 4 >

A : Does Victoria ever skip meal?

If Yes...

B : Yes, she does.

A : How often does she skip a meal?

B : She skips a meal twice a week.

... (continue)

If No...

B : No, she never skips a meal.

... (continue)

▶ Vocabulary

bad teeth : 충치 (cavity)

paper cut : (종이에) 베이다

blood donation : 헌혈

plastic surgery : 성형 수술

purple : 멍 (bruise)

careless : 덤벙대는, 부주의한 ↔ careful

wrestle : 몸싸움을 벌이다

wreck : 난파선, 사고 자동차(비행기 등) 잔해, 만신창이, 파괴하다

breeze : 산들바람

flood : 홍수

dairy : 낙녹장

dairy product : 유제품

nutty : 고소한

meditate : 명상하다

university hospital : 대학병원 

general hospital : 종합병원

health center : 보건소

pirated download : 불법 다운로드

body aches : 몸살

sore : 염증

ache : pain

chew : 씹다

dental floss : 치실

* cold symptoms

cough : 기침

runny nose : 콧물

sneeze : 재채기 

stuffy nose : 코막힘

sore throat : 인후염, 인두염

< adverb of frequency > : 일반동사 앞, be동사/조동사 뒤

(%는 어떻게 나온걸까... 그냥 참고하자..)


 always, all the time, constantly, continually


 nearly always


 usually, generally, normally




 often, regularly, a lot




 occasionally, periodically, intermittently, sporadically, from time to time, now and then






 hardly ever, not much, infrequently



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▶ Expression

I have purple / bruise on my body.

A : (sneeze)

B : (God) Bless you!

A : Thank you!

I'm so sick of 사람/사물 : ~가 질린다 (hate보다 강한 표현)

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2014. 4. 10. 09:01

Who do you take after?

▶ Dialogue


 Is this a picture of your family?


 Yes, it is. I took the picture last year.


 I see. You really look like your mom, don't you?


 Yes. I have my mom's eyes and nose.


 And, I think you and your younger sister look alike too.


 Yes, we do. We all take after my mother and we have a lot in common as well.


 I'm sure you do. Who does your older brother resemble more, your father or your mother? I can't really tell from the picture.


 He resembles my father more.


 Oh, that's right.


 Who do you take after, Sam?


 I take after my father. I'll show you a family picture tomorrow.

▶ Language Focus

Resemblance 1

 Who do you take after?

 Who does he look like?

 Who do you resemble more, your father or your mother?

 I take after my father.

 He looks like his mom.

 I resemble my father more.

 Resemblance 2

 I have my mom's eyes.

 My sister and I look alike.

 He gets his writing skills from his mother.

 They both have a talent from music.

 My younger brother and I have a lot / nothing in common.

▶ Talk

< Example 1 >

A : Who does Brian take after?

B : I think he takes after his father. He has his father's eyes.

A : Yes, I agree.

< Example 2 >

A : Are Tony and Laura related?

B : Yes. They're siblings.

A : Really? Do they have anything in common?

B : They both have a talent for numbers.

< Example 3 >

A : Is there any resemblance between Eric and his mother?

B : He has his mother's eyes and nose. / He gets his eyes and nose from his mother.

< Example 4 >

A : How many people are there in your family?

B : There are four people in my family: my father, my mother, my younger sister, and me.

A : Who do you take after?

B : I take after my father. I have my father's eyes and nose.

A : Is there any resemblance between you and your mother?

B : Well, I think I get my writing skills from my mother.

< Example 5 >

A : Does Lauren have her father's nose?

B : No, she doesn't. She has her father's dark brown eyes.

... (continue)

▶ Vocabulary

< Face >

whisker : 구렛나루 (sideburn)

dimple : 보조개

wrinkle : 주름

smile eye : 눈웃음

pimple : 뾰로지 (trouble)

philtrum : 인중

part : 가르마

double eyelid : 쌍꺼풀

mono eyelid : 홑꺼풀 (almond)

inner double eyelid : 속쌍꺼풀

forehead : 이마

between eyes : 미간

eyelash : 속눈썹

eyebrow : 눈썹

mustache : 콧수염

beard : 턱수염

bridge of nose : 콧대

earlobe : 귓볼

cheek : 볼

cheekbone : 광대뼈

nostril : 콧구멍

jaw : 뒷턱

chin : 앞턱

< Body >

thumb : 엄지

index finger : 검지 (first finger)

middle finger : 중지

ring finger : 약지

little finger : 새끼 손가락 (pinky)

palm : 손바닥, 야자

wrist : 손목

elbow : 팔꿈치

armpit : 겨드랑이

collarbone : 쇄골뼈

waist : 허리

pelvis : 골반

belly : 배

belly (button) : 배꼽

thigh : 허벅지

knee : 무릎

calf : 종아리 (송아지)

ankle : 발목

heel : 발꿈치

collar : 깃

take after : (내/외적) 닮다

resemble : (외적) 닮다

have (a lot / nothing) in common : 공통점이 (많이 / 전혀) 있다.

face shape : 얼굴형

siblings : 형제자매

older brother = elder brother

punctual : 시간을 잘 지키는

herbal doctor : 한의사

acupuncture : 침술

in 20s : 20대

oval : 타원

skinny : (안좋은 느낌으로) 비쩍마른 

▶ Expression

two thumbs up! : 정말 최고에요!

I take after both.

I'm a big fan of 사람/사물.

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2014. 4. 8. 09:04

Which season do you like the best?

▶ Dialogue


 Linda, are you OK? You're shivering.


 Yes, but it's so cold outside. Don't you think so?


 Yes, I think winter is coming. I'm so excited!


 Why are you excited?


 Because winter is my favorite season.


 Really? What do you like to do in winter?


 I like to go skiing and snowboarding in winter. What about you? Which season do you like the best?


 I like summer best.


 Why? Do you like hot and humid weather?


 No, I don't like hot and humid weather. But, I like almost every summer sport.


 What summer sports do you like?


 Hmm... I like swimming, scuba diving, and water skiing.

▶ Language Focus


 What's your favorite season?

 My favorite season is spring.

 Spring is my favorite season.

 Which season do you like (the) best?

 I like autumn (the) best. 

 Seasonal Activities

 What do you like to do in summer?

 What activities do you enjoy doing in winter?

 I like to go rafting in summer.

 I enjoy skiing in winter.

▶ Talk

< Example 1 >

A : Which season do you like the best?

B : I like autumn the best?

A : Why do you like autumn?

B : Because I like cool weather.

< Example 2 >

A : What's your favorite season?

B : Spring is my favorite season.

A : Why is spring your favorite season?

B : Because I like warm weather.

A : What activities do you enjoy doing in spring?

B : I enjoy planting flowers in spring.

< Example 3 >

A : What's your favorite weather?

B : I like sunny weather.

A : And what's your favorite season?

B : Summer is my favorite season.

A : Oh, really? Why is that?

B : Because I like going to the beach and swimming in the ocean.

▶ Vocabulary

sensible temperature : 체감온도

fine dust : 미세먼지

yellow dust : 황사

frosty : 성에가 낀, 서리가 내린

bright : (날씨) 화창한, 화사한, (성격) clever

heavy snow : 폭설

heavy rain : 폭우

monsoon : 장마 (rainy season)

shower : 소나기

* 엄청 추울 때

freezing to death

It's piercing cold.

cold (hot) as hell

freaking cold

cf) freaking awesome : 진짜 멋지다

muggy = sultry = hot and humid

heat wave warning : 폭염 주의보

mental breakdown : 멘붕

0˚C : zero degree Celsius, negative

24˚C : 24 degrees Celsius

110˚F : 110 degrees Fahrenheit

1˚C : 1 degrees Celsius

vacation spot : 휴양지 (resort)

cool off : 더위를 식히다

deaf : 청각장애

scorching : 푹푹찌다

Weather Conditions



 Autumn / Fall






















 icy cold

▶ Expression


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2014. 4. 7. 09:08

What time is the party?

▶ Dialogue


 James, do you have the time? I forgot to bring my watch.


 It's 5:20. Where are you going?


 I'm going to my friend's birthday party. I'm a little late.


 I see. What time is the party?


 The party is at 5:30. Speaking of parties, are you going to Professor Alman's farewell party?


 Oh, I didn't know about it. When is it?


 It's on April 27th.


 The 27th of April? What day is that? Is it a Friday?


 No, it's a Thursday. Can you come?


 Yes, I can. Fortunately, I'm free that day.


 Great! Oh, I think the bus is coming.


 OK. Enjoy the party and I'll see you on the 27th.

▶ Language Focus


 What time is it?

 Could you tell me the time?

 Do you have the time?

 It's 3:00 (three o'clock).

 It's 5:30 (five-thirty) / It's half past five.

 It's 7:15 (seven-fifteen). / It's (a) quarter past seven.

 It's 8:45 (eight-forty-five). / It's (a) quarter to nine.

 It's 2:50 (two-fifty). / It's ten to three.

 Days and Dates

 What day is it today?

 It's Tuesday.

 What date is it today?

 What's the date today?

 It's September 9th. / It's the 9th of September.

 When is your birthday?

 It's (on) February 23rd. / It's (on) the 23rd of February. 

▶ Talk

< Example 1 >

A : Excuse me, do you have the time? (= Could you tell me the time?)

B : Yes. It's ten past seven.

A : Oh no! I think I've missed the bus. Thanks, anyway.

B : You're welcome.

< Example 2 >

A : Anna's baby shower is coming up soon.

B : Really? When is the baby shower?

A : It's on the 5th of April.

B : What day is that?

A : It's a Friday.

< Example 3 >

A : Do you have any special plans this month?

B : Well, I have my brother's wedding and my friend's baby shower.

A : Oh, really? When is the wedding?

B : It's (on) Thursday the 18th of July.

A : What time does it start?

B : (At) 3 pm.

A : I see.. When is the baby shower?

..... (continue)

< Example 4 >

A : What plans does Liz have for March?

B : Well, she has a hair appointment and her birthday party.

A : What date is her dental appointment?

B : It's on the 4th of March.

A : At what time?

B : It's (at) 12:30 pm.

A : What date is her birthday party?

... (continue)

▶ Vocabulary

farewell party : 송별회

* 학년




 1st year


 2nd year


 3rd year 


 4th year (last year)

commencement : 대학교 졸업식 (brand-new)

8:30 : half past 8 / 8 half

12:05 : 12 O five

final exam : 기말고사

mid-term exam : 중간고사

college reunion : 동창회

▶ Expression

Do you have the time? = What time is it?

I'm free that day. = I've nothing on that day.

cheers!! : (US) 건배, (UK) 고맙습니다. (헤어질때) 안녕

I appreciated it.

I appreciate it (very much).

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2014. 4. 3. 09:04

It's a pleasure to meet you.

▶ Dialogue


 Hi, Sarah! Long time no see. 


 Yes, it's been a long time. How have you been lately?


 Not bad. What about you?


 Pretty good. Oh! Sarah, I'd like you to meet my co-worker, Robert.

 Robert, this is Sarah. She's my neighbor.


 Nice to meet you, Sarah.


 It's a pleasure to meet you, too, Robert.


 Where are you from?


 I'm from Korea. What about you?


 I'm from the UK. Shall we have dinner together sometime?


 Sounds good to me.


 Here's my business card. Give me a call when you're available.



▶ Language Focus


 Kevin, I'd like you to meet my friend, Judy.

 (= Kevin, I'd like to introduce my friend, Judy.)

 Judy, this is Kevin. Kevin, this is Judy.

 Nice to meet you

 Glad to meet you

 It's a pleasure to meet you.

 Nice to meet you, too.

 Glad to meet you, too.

 It's a pleasure to meet you, too.


 How are you today / these days?

 How have you been lately?

 How's it going?

 What's up?

 What are you up to?

 Great. / Pretty good.

 Fine, thanks. / Not bad.

 So-so. / Terrible.

 Nothing special. / Nothing new. 

▶ Talk

< Example 1 >

A : Hi, Jane. Good to see you again.

B : Good to see you, too, Chris. How's is going?

A : Pretty good. What about you?

B : Not bad.

< Example 2 >

I'd like to introduce my classmate, Tara Jones. She is from the United States. She lives in Washington D.C. For more information, her e-mail address is daisy@google.com.

< Example 3 >

A : Tony, I'd like to introduce my cousin, Jean. Jean, this is my calssmate, Tony.

B : It's a pleasure to meet you, Jean. I've heard a lot about you.

C : It's a pleasure to meet you, Tony.

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2014. 3. 31. 09:10

When in Rome

▶ Language Point

< a custom / to be customary >

When one marries in Saudi Arabia, there are many customs to follow.

In America, if someone invites you over for dinner, it is customary to bring a bottle of wine.

It is (not) _____ to do something. / Doing something is (not) _____. 

;; okay / alright / common / acceptable / impolite / rude / inconsiderate >

In India, eating with one's hands is acceptable.

At our house, it is okay to eat dinner in front of the TV.

In England, it's rude to ask how much money someone makes.

< Someone is (not) _____ to do something.

;; supposed / expected / permitted / allowed / required >

In some Middle Eastern countries, women are not allowed to vote.

In Korea culture, people are expected to take their shoes off before entering a house.

< Doing something is (not) _____. ;; permitted / allowed / required >

Riding a motorcycle without a helmet on is not allowed in Canada.

< to mean / to indicate >

In Hawaii, the word "aloha" means hello and goodbye.

In most Western countries, a gold band on the third finger of the left hand indicates the person is married.

▶ Warming Up

1. Have you had many chances to find out about other cultures (e.g., by traveling abroad)?

2. Which other cultures do you think are most similar to your own?

3. Which other cultures do you think are most different to your own?

▶ Reading

  We live in world that seems to be getting smaller and smaller. Globalization is bringing everyone closer together, and it's becoming cheaper and easier to travel abroad. Also, increasing immigration is making many countries more and more multicultural. However, this doesn't mean that everyone is starting to behave the same. This is good because cultural differences make the world a more interesting and diverse place to live.

  Some of these cultural differences are well known, but others are not. For example, most people know that Westerners usually greet each other with a firm handshake. Of course, in many parts of Asia there is no physical contact at all.

  However, some difference are less obvious. For example, In Bulgaria, shaking your head means "yes", and nodding your head means "no". If you want to disagree in Indonesia, you should suck air through your teeth. Saying "no" directly is considered impolite.

  In India and the Middle East, you should use only your right hand for greeting, eating or drinking. People there think the left hand is dirty. In many Western countries, pointing your finger at someone is considered rude. In Thailand, however, you have to be careful where you point your foot!

  When traveling overseas or meeting people from other countries, you may find some of their customs surprising, strange, or even shocking. However, increasing your cultural awareness can make traveling abroad and talking to foreigners more enjoyable.

▶ Discussion

2. Have you met many people from other countries? If so, which nationality is your favorite? Why?

3. Before going to another country, do you think it is necessary to find out about that country's customs? Why or why not?

4. Are there any customs is other countries that you find strange? If so, what are they? What is it that seems strange about them?

5. Do you think the people in your country are polite? Can you think of any behaviors that might be considered impolite by tourists visiting your country?

10. Are there any customs in your country that you dislike? If so, which ones? Why do you dislike them?

▶ Vocabulary

When in Rome = When in Rome, do as the Romans do

customary : 관례적인, 습관적인 :: culturally expected

inconsiderate : 사려깊지못한 :: don't think about other people

heated floor


getting smaller and smaller

diverse : 다양한 :: different, variety

to find out : to check, to learn

siesta : 낮잠 (nap)

overdated : too old

▶ Expression

Through my job, I got a chance to go to West Africa.

(= Thanks to my job, I got a chance to go to West Africa.)

I think Japanese culture is similar to Korea culture.

I think Amazon culture is most different to my own.

It is necessary, because I don't want to accidentally do something rude.

In Spain, they have a 2-hour siesta everyday.

Cutting in line, pushing and bumping into people without apologizing might be considered impolite by foreigners.

Drinking to the side in front of elders is very overdated custom that I don't like.

That milk is overdated

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2014. 3. 31. 08:52

Raking It In

▶ Language Point

< to pay (for) >

I'll pay for lunch today; you paid last time.

< to spend an amount on something >

She spends about forty dollars a week on transportation.

< to cost an amount >

My new digital camera costs half as much as my old one.

< to get paid / to make an amount of money >

When I was 14, I got paid $20 for helping our neighbors fix their fence.

< to have / use a credit card / to put something on one's credit card >

I have several credit cards,. Yesterday, I used my Visa to pay for dinner.

< to save an amount / to budget one's money >

I'm trying to budget my money, but I haven't saved as much as I wanted to.

< to borrow / to lend >

Can I borrow 50 dollars? My brother wouldn't lend me any money.

< to be broke >

I'm broke. I don't even have enough money to buy lunch today.

< cash, coin, change >

He always carries around a lot of cash.

There are hundreds of  coins in the fountain.

Do you have any change? I need exact change for the bus.

▶ Discussion

1. Do you budget your money? Why or why not? If so, explain how.

2. Besides, a house or car, what is the most expensive thing you have bought with your own money? Give details.

3. How much do you spend each week on eating out at restaurants? How much do you spend each week on transportation?

▶ Vocabulary

budget : 예산, (지출 예상) 비용

fountain : 분수

raffle : 경품추첨

100,000 : 100 K

140,000 : 140 K

robber : 강도

▶ Expression

I set aside 400,000 won a month for groceries and cafes.

I set aside 100,000 won for my vacation savings.

I was robbed.

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