Situation 9 Back at Home
(Michael goes home and talks to his mother about school.)
Michael: Mom, I had a great day at school.
Mrs. Lee: Really? You usually hate school.
Michael: I know, but today was different.
Mrs. Lee: Why? Why was so different about it?
Michael: Today, I spoke only English and I had a lot of fun.
Mrs. Lee: Did your teachers understand?
Michael: Yes, they all understood. Well, actually, one got mad and hit me.
Mrs. Lee: Who was it? I will talk to him.
Michael: No, don't worry about it. He only hit my hands.
Mrs. Lee: All right, if you say so. But it still makes me mad. By the way, who did you speak English with?
Michael: I spoke English with Andy. Do you remember him?
Mrs. Lee: Of course, I remember him. That is so funny.
Michael: Why is it funny?
Mrs. Lee: Because I met Andy's mother today, and we decided to speak English, too.
Michael: Really? But Andy's mother was an English major in college. Can you speake English with her?
Mrs. Lee: Why not? Even if her English is better than mine, I can still practice.
Michael: That's true. Wow, Mom. You are really smart.
Mrs. Lee: No, I'm not smart. But I have lived a long time, so I understand life a little better than you. That's all.
Michael: Anyway, I always learn a lot from you.
Mrs. Lee: I'm happy to hear that.
Situation 10 Telephone Conversation
(Mrs. Lee decides to call Mrs. Cho on the phon and talk more about their children and about English. The telephon rings and Mrs. Cho answers.)
Mrs. Cho: Hello?
Mrs. Lee: Hello? May I please speak with Mrs. Cho?
Mrs. Cho: This is she. Is that you Mrs. Lee?
Mrs. Lee: Yes. How did you know?
Mrs. Cho: You have a very unique voice.
Mrs. Lee: Is that good or bad?
Mrs. Cho: Good, of course. Your voice is soft and you are always very polite.
Mrs. Lee: Oh, thank you.
Mrs. Cho: You're welcome. By the way, why did you call?
Mrs. Lee: Oh, yes. I want to talk about Andy and Michael. Michael told me, they're speaking only English to eatch other.
Mrs. Cho: Yes, Andy told me.
Mrs. Lee: What do you think about that? Do you think it's a good idea?
Mrs. Cho: I think it's a fine idea. We are speaking English to each other, so it's also good if our children do the same.
Mrs. Lee: That make senes. As usual, you are right.
Mrs. Cho: Hn… Why don't we take two boys to the movies this weekend? If they see a foreign movie, they can practice their listening, too.
Mrs. Lee: That's a good idea. How is Saturday?
Mrs. Cho: En... Sunday is better for me.
Mrs. Lee: Okay, Sunday. What time?
Mrs. Cho: How about three o'clock?
Mrs. Lee: Three is fine. Where shall we meet?
Mrs. Cho: Do you know the Kinema Theater?
Mrs. Lee: I'm not sure.
Mrs. Cho: It's very near the Galleria Department Store in Apkujongdong.
Mrs. Lee: Oh, yes, I know it. It has King Kong hanging from it, right?
Mrs. Cho: Right. That's the one.
Mrs. Lee: Great. Then I'll see you there Sunday at three.
Mrs. Cho: See you then, good-bye.
Mrs. Lee: Good-bye.
Situation 11 Mrs. Cho and Andy
(After talking on the phone with Mrs. Lee, Mrs. Cho talks to Andy.)
Mrs. Cho: Andy, do you have any plans for Sunday?
Andy: No, Mom. Why?
Mrs. Cho: Well, Mrs. Lee and I decided to take you and Michael to the moives.
Andy: Cool! Which theater are we going to?
Mrs. Cho: We are going to meet them at the Kinema Theater.
Andy: Okay. But, what movie are we going to see?
Mrs. Cho: You should watch a movie in English to practice your English listening.
Andy: That's true. But even the movies in English all have Korean subtitles.
Mrs. Cho: Well, you'll just have to not read them. Do you promise?
Andy: I promise. What movie are we going to see?
Mrs. Cho: I was thinking about "The Beach'.
Andy: The Beach? Isn't Leonardo DiCaprio in that?
Mrs. Cho: Yes, he is. Isn't he handsome?
Andy: Handsome? He looks like a girl. I hate him.
Mrs. Cho: But, wasn't he handsome in "Titanic'?
Andy: He was stupid in "Titanic'. He's so skinny. Just like a little girl!
Mrs. Cho: Ha...Okay, we can see something else. How about "Sleepy Hollow'?
Andy: That's better. Johnny Depp was in that movie. He was so cool in the movie. "Dead Man'!
Mrs. Cho: Great! Then we'll watch "Sleepy Hollow'.
Andy: Thanks, Mom.
Situation 12 Mr. Lee Cames Home From Work
(Mr. Lee cames home from work and he, Mrs. Lee and Michael talk about the day.)
Mr. Lee: Honey, I'm home.
Mrs. Lee: Hello, dear. How was your day?
Mr. Lee: It was okay. But I'm very tired. Is Michael here?
Mrs. Lee: Yeah, Dad. I'm right here.
Mr. Lee: Hi, son. How was school today?
Mrs. Lee: It was all right. I spoke English all day long and only got hit once.
Mr. Lee: Who hit you?
Mrs. Lee: Oh, I'll tell you later, dear.
Michael: Yeah, Dad. Let's talk about that later.
Mr. Lee: If you say so, son. What did you do today?
Mrs. Lee: I met with Mrs. Cho. You know, Andy's mother, don't you?
Mr. Lee: Of couse, I do. What did you two do?
Michael: They went shopping.
Mr. Lee: What? I hope you didn't spend a lot of money.
Mrs. Lee: Don't worry! We only went grocery shopping. We didn't go clothes shopping.
Mr. Lee: Are you sure you didn't spend any more money?
Mrs. Lee: Well, we did go to a cafe after we went shopping.
Mr. Lee: How much was it?
Mrs. Lee: Only ten thousands won for both of us.
Michael: What did you have, Mom?
Mrs. Lee: I had coffee and a piece of cake. I am trying to gain weight because your father thinks I'm too skinny.
Mr. Lee: You ate some cake? Why didn't you say so? That's good. You are too skinny. You need to gain some weight.
Situation 13 Dinner
(After they finish talking, the whole family eats dinner together.)
Mr. Lee: All this talk about cake is making me hungry. What's for dinner?
Michael: Yeah, Mom. What's for dinner tonight?
Mrs. Lee: Tonight, I made Pulgogi.
Mr. Lee: That sounds good. What do you think, Michael?
Michael: That sounds great. Pulgogi is my favorite food.
Mr. Lee: Yesterday, you said Kalbi was your favorite. Which one is it?
Michael: I like them both. Is it okay to have two favorites?
Mr. Lee: No, favorite means the one you like best.
Mrs. Lee: I think it's okay to have more than one favorite.
Michael: Mom, all your food is my favorite. You are the world's best cook.
Mr. Lee: That's true. You make even better food than my mother.
Michael: Better than grandma? Wow, Dad, I thought you say grandma was the best cook.
Mr. Lee: Er, wow...she was. But now, you mother is.
Mrs. Lee: Thank you, dear. But don't say that in front of your mother. She'll be upset. And Michael, don't you tell your grandma, either.
Michael: I won't. I promise. But I'm really hungry. Can we eat now?
Mrs. Lee: Oh, I'm sorry. Of couse we can eat now. Here's the Pulgogi. Help yourself.
Situation 14 Watching TV
(After dinner, the family goes into the living room to watch TV together.)
Mrs. Lee: Michael, what do you want to watch?
Michael: I really like "By Watch'. Can we watch it?
Mr. Lee: En...That depends… Have you finished your homework?
Michael: Yes, I finished it as soon as I came home.
Mr. Lee: Are you sure?
Michael: Yes, if you don't believe me, just ask Mom.
Mr. Lee: Well, dear. Did he finish his homework?
Mrs. Lee: Yes, he did. Michael has been a very good student these days.
Michael: I told you, Dad. Now can we watch "By Watch'?
Mr. Lee: I'm not sure. What is the show about?
Michael: It's about the beach.
Mrs. Lee: Dear, you know that show with all the pretty young girls wearing bathing suits.
Mr. Lee: Oh, that show. Um, yes, of course you can watch that show. Why don't we watch it together?
Michael: Great! Do you like that show too, Dad?
Mr. Lee: Well, I was born in Kangwon-do so I spend a lot of time at the beach when I was young.
Michael: Is that the only reason you like it, Dad?
Mr. Lee: Wow… well, um...
Mrs. Lee: It's all right, dear. I know you watch that show.
Mr. Lee: You do?
Mrs. Lee: Yes, I do.
Mr. Lee: And it's OK?
Mrs. Lee: Yes, it's OK.
Michael: So tell me the truth, Dad. Why do you like that show?
Mr. Lee: The truth? Pamelar Anderson is so beatuiful. I love watching her.
Situation 15 Going to Bed
(After "By Watch" ends, it is time for Michael to go to bed.)
Mrs. Lee: Michael, It's eleven o'clock. It's your bed time.
Michael: Mom, can I stay up until twelve? I'm in seventh grade now.
Mrs. Lee: I know you are, but your bed time is still eleven. Now, be a good boy and go to sleep.
Michael: What if Dad says I can stay up until twelve?
Mrs. Lee: If your father says it's okay, then it's okay with me, too. But remember, he's the one who dicided on eleven.
Michael: Dad, can I stay up until twelve?
Mr. Lee: No!
Michael: But, Dad. Please?
Mr. Lee: I said no. Now go wash your face and brush your teeth.
Michael: Okay. But when can I stay up until twelve?
Mr. Lee: When you are in high school.
Michael: High school? But, Dad, that's two years from now. I can't wait that long.
Mrs. Lee: Okay, maybe next year if you study hard.
Michael: Really? Thanks, Mom. I promise I'll study hard. I'll get all "A"s. I promise.
Mrs. Lee: I hope you do get all "A"s. That would be wonderful.
Mr. Lee: That would be great. If you get all "A"s, I'll buy you a new bike, too.
Michael: Do you promise?
Mr. Lee: Yes, I promise. But right now, you still have to go to bed.
Michael: But, Dad?
Mr. Lee: No buts! Go to bed right now!
Michael: Yes, Sir.
Mrs. Lee: Sweet dreams.
Michael: Thanks, Mom.
Mr. Lee: Good night, son.
Michael: Good night, Dad.
(Michael goes into his bedroom.)
Mr. Lee: Do you think I was too strict?
Mrs. Lee: No, Michael is teenager. He needs you to be strict with him.
Mr. Lee: Okay, if you say so. Thank you, dear.
Mrs. Lee: You're welcome. And you're a good father and a good husband. Don't worry about our son. He is a good boy and I bet he really will get all "A"s.