Todd: So, Akane, what did you do today?
Akane: Ah, today I cleaned my apartment.
Todd: Sounds fun!
Akane: It was actually. I really like cleaning cause I only get one day a week to do it, and my apartment gets clean.
Todd: So when you clean your apartment how long does it take you to clean everything?
Akane: Well, let's see, I started around 7:30 in the morning and then I probably finished around 10:30.
Todd: 3 hours!
Todd: That's a long time.
Akane: Well, I do a lot of cleaning.
Akane: And that includes laundry, actually.
Todd: So for your laundry, do you use the laundry mat down the street?
Akane: No, I use my own laundry machine, and I hang it up to dry.
Todd: Wow! But when you do that you can't get that nice soft feel from the clothes.
Akane: Well, no but I save money!
Todd: That's true! I feel bad about using the laundry mat cause I guess it wastes energy, but I just love
Akane: I agree. Mm, for sure. I wish I had a dryer
Todd: So do you iron your clothes for work?
Akane: I do, yeah, I always iron my clothes. I do my washing on Saturdays and I do my ironing on Sundays.
Todd: Oh, man, you're regimented.
Akane: Yeah, I am.
Todd: You got it down. You know I never iron my shirts.
Akane: You never iron!
Todd: No, I just take them out of the dryer, and that's close enough, and then usually when I put them on, they kind of stretch.
Akane: Well, I guess so and if you're wearing a jacket over it, then you can't really see.
Todd: Yeah, plus I'm a teacher and teachers don't have to look sharp.
Akane: I guess so. Yeah!
Todd: Hey, so, what are your plans for tomorrow?
Akane: Tomorrow? Well, my ironing of course, and I'm a teacher and I have markings so, I'll do some markings, cause I have to mark some essays.
Todd: Oh, that sounds awful!
Akane: Yeah, but it has to be done.
Todd: Yeah, but on the weekend! I try not to bring work home. I just don't like to do it. On the weekend, I feel you should energize yourself and just rest and relax.
Akane: I agree, but this week I couldn't help it cause we were so busy.
Todd: So, why were you busy this week?
Akane: Well, we had so much work to do, and I gave them out an essay, and I got those essays back,
Todd: Hey, have you been giving your students tests?
Akane: Uh, just little quizzes once in awhile.
Todd: Yeah, I have to give my students a test but I don't know what to test them on.
Akane: Yeah, that is always a hard part.
Todd: Do you give easy tests or hard tests?
Akane: Well, the quizzes are quite easy, but I think they find it to be quite hard.
Todd: Yeah, students always say, "It's difficult!"
Todd: "It's difficult!" Well, enjoy your marking tomorrow!