2014.03.13 09:04

You've got a point there.


 ▶ Language Point

< Expressing your opinion >

-- I think ...

I think the Giants will win the World Series because they have the best pitchers.


-- I believe ...

I believe he will make a good husband because he is very thoughtful.


-- I feel ...

I feel that our company will be more profitable now that we have a new CEO.


< Expressing an opinion you are not sure about >

-- It seems to me that ...

It seems to me that the accident was his fault. He shouldn't have been driving so fast.


-- I'd say ...

I'd say that as far as presidents go, he's not a very good one.


< Expressing an opinion you feel strongly about >

-- I really think that ... / I honestly feel that ... / I strongly believe that ...

I honestly think that you shouldn't have told her about our plan!


-- I'm (quite) sure / (quite) certain / positive that ...

I'm sure Ryan isn't the kind of guy we want to hire.



▶ Dialogue


 Gary 

 Hey, Terrance. Did you read in the paper today that the government is increasing the price of cigarettes by 25%?

 Terrance 

 Oh, yeah? Well, I think that's a good thing.

 Gary 

 What? Are you joking? The price of cigarettes is already too high. And now they want to raise it more? How can that be a goo thing?

 Terrance 

 Well, it will probably help reduce the amount of lung cancer.

 Gary 

 That may be, but it's my choice if I want to smoke or not. So, if I get lung cancer, it's my own fault. Besides, you smoke. Doesn't it make you angry now that you have to pay more?

 Terrance 

 No, not really. I plan on quitting and it seems to me that now's as good a time as any.

 Gary 

 Well, did you also hear that the government is going to increase the tax on beer by 25%?

 Terrance 

 Now, that's something to get angry about! We'd better stop by the beer store and stock up before the price goes up!



▶ Act 1 : Which is better?

< Example >

A : Which is better, having only one kid or having four kids?

B : I think having one kid is better because raising children costs a lot of money.

A : Yes, but I think having four kids is much better because they won't be lonely. They will always have someone to play with.



▶ Vocabulary

thoughtful : thinks about others

profitable : able to make good money


as far as ____ go : regarding ___

ex) as far as presidents go = regarding presidents


to hire : to employee, to give a job to someone


disgusting : 역겨운


to stop by : visit

to stock up : buy a lot



 to raise

 grow

 child

 pet

 plant

 flower 

 ex)
 Wow! Your daughter is growing up so fast! (O)
 Wow! You have grown your daughter well. (X)
 
-> You have raised your daughter well. (O)



▶ Expression

I think Korea will do well in the next World Cup.

I'd say, as far as coffee goes, this one is disgusting.

I really think that people should not blow their nose at the food table.


I think having a dog is better because they are friendly / loyal.

Yes, but I think having a cat is better because they are clean and they can use a toilet.


It is funner to cheer with a crowd.

We can travel in Korea anytime, but we can't go abroad anytime.


If you had an opportunity to go abroad, where would you go?

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2014.02.21 09:00

How many people are there in your family?


▶ Dialogue


Peter 

 What are you doing this weekend?

Erin 

 I'm going on a family trip.

Peter 

 That sounds fun! Where are you going?

Erin 

 We're all going to the east coast. There's going to be a lot of people.

Peter

 Really? how many people are there in your family?

Erin

 There are seven people in my family, including my brother-in-law and nephew.

Peter 

 Wow! What a big family! Are you the eldest?

Erin 

 No. I'm the middle child. I have an elder sister and a younger brother.

 My sister got married three years ago and I have a nephew.

Peter 

 Do you and your siblings all get along well?

Erin 

 Yes, we do, because we have a lot in common. I can't wait to go on the family trip.

Peter 

 It sounds great. Enjoy the trip.



▶ Language Focus


<Family Members>

 How many people are there in your family?

 How many brothers and sisters do you have?

 There are four people in my family.

 I have one sister and two brothers. 

 Do you have any siblings?

 Yes, I have two sisters.

 No, I'm and only child.

 What relation is she to you?

 How is she related to you?

 She's my aunt. 

 <Birth Order>

 Are you the eldest in your family?

 Yes, I'm the eldest.

 No, I'm the second oldest.

 No, I'm the middle child.

 No, I'm the youngest.



▶ Talk


<Example 1>

A : How is Jenny related to Ben?

B : She's Ben's aunt.


<Example 2>

A : Does Nicole have any brothers or sisters?

B : Yes, she does.

A : How many siblings does she have?

B : She has two younger sisters and two younger brothers.

A : I see. So, she's the eldest, right?

B : That's right. She's the eldest.


<Example 3>

A : So, tell me about your family? How many people are there in your family?

B : There are five people in my family: my parents, my older sister, my younger sister, and me.

A : I see. I want to know more about each of your family members.

B : Sure. My father's name is Jun-ho Lee. He is 52 years old. He is  a doctor.

...


<Example 4>

A : How many people are there in Adam's family?

B : There are ten altogether: his parents, his older brother, his two younger sisters, his sister-in-law, his brother-in-law, his nephew, his niece, an him.

A : What does Adam's father do?

B : He's an accountant.

A : What's his name?

...


▶ Vocabulary


mother-side = maternal : 외가, 모계의

father-side = paternal : 친가, 아버지의

mother-in-law

father-in-law

brother-in-law

sister-in-law

nephew : 남조카

niece : 여조카

grandson

cousin : 사촌

aunt : 숙모, 이모, 고모


nagging : 잔소리

pistol : 주사기

oyster : 굴


▶ Expression


He is on my father side.




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