2014.03.21 09:05

Look on the Bright Side


▶ Language Point

< cheerful / cheery > : happy, energetic

My girlfriend is pretty cheerful person.


< ecstatic / bursting with joy / overjoyed / thrilled >

But the other day, she was just ecstatic! She really liked the handbag I bought her.


< make someone happy >

Giving people things always makes me happy.


< to get depressed / to get down / to get bummed out >

I don't get bummed out that often.


< to get to someone / to get someone down / to bother someone >

I just try not to let my problems get to me.


< to look on the bright side / to be optimistic >

Even in a terrible situation, I try to look on the bright side.



▶ Warming up

What was the happiest period of your life?

What made it such a happy time?

How does your life now compare to that period?

Who did you live with at that time?


< Example Answer >

When I was in my 20s.

When I was a kid.

When I was in highschool.

When I was in the military.


When I got my first job.

When I got married.

When I had a baby.


After I was 31, I started making good money and getting promotions etc.


Now, I have a sense of security. (stable life)


I was happiest when I was a middle school student, I had no responsibility and just played.



▶ Activity 2 : I'd Love to!

< Example >

A : Would watching a baseball game at a stadium make you happy? 

(= Would you be happy watching a baseball game at a stadium?)

B : It wouldn't make me happy. I don't have any interest in baseball.


I can't eat a whole(all) pizza by my self (alone).


I had to hike a lot when I was in the military, so hiking wouldn't make me happy.


I have a fear of heights.



▶ Discussion

1. Are you happy today? Why or why not?

4. What things do you love most in your life? Think of two activities, objects, places, etc. Explain why you love them.

5. Money can't buy happiness, but we usually feel happy when we buy a new pair of shoes or the latest electronic gadget. If you had a lot of money, what would you buy (besides a house, a car, or a trip) to make yourself happy? Why?

8. Can you think of 3 things that other people do that make you unhappy? Explain why these things make you unhappy.


People who break rules. : rule-breaking



▶ Vocabulary

optimistic : 낙관적인 :: be positive

look on the bright side : 긍정적으로 보다

ecstatic : 황홀해하는, 열광하는 :: extremely happy

burst : 터지다, 폭발하다 :: explode

thrill : 황홀감, 흥분, 설렘 :: ecstatic

thriller movie : scary movie

etc. : etcetera, and so on

responsibility : 책임감 :: duty

fly a kite : 연을 날리다

gadget : 도구, 장치

wardrobe : 옷장, all of clothes

late for appointments

talk loudly

rude : unkind, cruel(잔혹한, 잔인한)



▶ Expression

I am bummed out.


I am stress out. : a lot of stress, stressful


Don't let it get to you.

= Don't let it bother you.

= Don't worry about it.

= Don't let it get you down.


Would _____ make you happy?

= Would you be happy _____?

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2014.02.28 08:37

What does it look like?


▶ Dialogue


 Molly

 Hey William, did you see my MP3 player anywhere?

 William

 Your MP3 player? The red one?

 Molly

 No, I bought a new one yesterday. The red one is pretty old.

 William

 What does your new MP3 player look like?

 Molly

 It's rectangular and pink.

 William

 Hmm... I saw something pink on the dining table last night.

 Molly

 Really? I'll check right away. [pause]

William 

 Did you find it? Is it there?

 Molly

 No, that's not my MP3 player.That's my cell phone.

 William

 Don't worry. I'm sure it'll turn up somewhere.



▶ Language Focus


Describing Things 

 What does it look like?

 It's small, square, and flat.

 What shape is it?

 It's round / square / rectangular / triangular / oval / flat / box-shaped.

 What color is it?

 It's silver / light green / gold / purple / gray / yellow.

 What is it made of?

 It's made of wood / plastic / cotton / wool / steel / silver / gold / leather / glass / paper / rubber / metal / clay.

 What do you use it for?

 You use it for making food. / You use it to make food.

 What is it used for?

 It's used for making food. / It's used to make food.



▶ Talk


< Example 1 >

A : What shape is the briefcase?

B : It's rectangular.

A : What color is it?

B : It's brown.

A : What is it made of?

B : It's made of leather.


< Example 2 >

A : What is this item called?

B : It's called a washing machine.

A : What is it used for?

B : It's used to wash clothes. / It's used for washing clothes.


< Example 3 >

A : Here is my first question. Is the item square?

B : No, it isn't.

A : Then, is it rectangular?

B : No, it isn't.

A : Is it circular?

B : Yes, it is.

A : Is it made of glass?

B : No, it isn't.

A : Is it made of steel?

B : No, it isn't. You have only one question left!

A : OK. Is it made of plastic?

B : Yes, it is made of plastic.

A : Um... I think it's a button.

B : Yes, It it. You win! / No, it isn't. You lose!


< Example 4 >

A : What does the alarm clock look like?

B : It's round and red. It has numbers on it.

A : What is it used for?

B : It's used for telling the time.



▶ Vocabulary


turn up : (사물) 발견하다, 나타나다

show up : (사람 / 사물) 나타나다


texture : 질감

rough : 거친 (tough)

bumpy :울퉁불퉁한

soft : 부드러운 (downy)

cozy : 푹신한


China : 중국

china : 도자기


envelope : 봉투

shawl : 숄, 어깨걸이


squid : 오징어

squirrel : 다람쥐


pentagon : 5각형

cylinder : 원기둥 모양의

oval : 타원

water purifier : 정수기

purify : 정화하다, 깨끗히 하다

mop : 대걸레

cloth : 걸레부분

pointy : 끝이 뾰족한

light bulb : 전구

catfish : 메기

octopus : 문어

small octopus : 낙지


stay in shape : 몸매를 유지하다

 


▶ Expression



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