279 Going Home
Doris talks about her plans to return to England.
Adrienne: Hi, Doris. You look a little bit down. What's the matter?
Doris: Well, I'm leaving Japan and I'm going back to London, tomorrow.
Adrienne: How do you feel about that?
Doris: Well, I do feel a bit down because I am going to miss Japan after being here for 9 months, in Japan. I am going to miss it so much, cause I've had a great time here.
Adrienne: Mm, so what are you going to miss about Japan?
Doris: Oh, I am going to miss the people, the food, the night life. Especially the nightlife.
Adrienne: What especially about the night life are you going to miss?
Doris: Well, I really like dancing. And I enjoy going out to night clubs and to restaurants and eating Japanese food also and I'm really going to miss that because it's very different to London.
Adrienne: How are the clubs different in Japan than in London?
Doris: Well, here there are many different clubs you can get into, for free, you don't have to pay, some of them. In London it's really expensive for drinks and an entry fee.
Adrienne: Ah, that is different.
Doris: But they do have the same pubs, but if you wanted to go to a nightclub for example it would cost quite a lot of money.
Adrienne: And how do the prices of food and drinks compare?
Doris: Ah, well, I'd say in Japan drinks are cheaper than in London.
You look a little bit down. What's the matter?
If you 'look down' it means that your expression makes it obvious that you are sad. Notice the following:
- She looks really down about losing the game.
- He has been looking really down lately.
I do feel a bit down because I am leaving Japan tomorrow.
If you 'feel down' it means that your current emotions are sad. Notice the following:
- Seeing poor people always makes me feel down.
- She is feeling really down about her test score.
I am going to miss a lot of things here in Japan.
If you 'miss' something it means that you feel sad about something that you used to have or be near that is not close to you now. Notice the following:
- I miss my family a lot when I'm gone.
- We actually miss the winters.
I enjoy going out to night clubs and restaurants.
When you do fun things socially with your friends we call this 'going out.' Notice the following:
- I am going out with my friends tonight.
- She really likes going out for music on Tuesday nights.
It's expensive in London, because clubs have entry fees.
An 'entry fee' is an amount of money that you pay to go into a place like a club or bar. Notice the following:
- The music is always the best when they have an entry fee.
- Many people don't like to pay an entry fee to go to a club.