Views #260 | Intermediate 4

The Scarf

Annili gets a compliment about her wardrobe.

Gabrielle: Hi, Annili. How are you today?

Annili: Oh, I'm fine.

Gabrielle: Good. Hey, I love your scarf!

Annili: Oh, my scarf.

Gabrielle: Yeah, where did you get it?

Annili: Oh, I bought this scarf in Sydney.

Gabrielle: Oh, OK. So, Sydney is your hometown?

Annili: Yeah, That's right.

Gabrielle: Oh, and how long have you been in Japan?

Annili: Oh, I've only been in Japan for three months.

Gabrielle: Oh, OK. So, when are you going home?

Annili: I'm going home in two weeks actually.

Gabrielle: Are you excited?

Annili: Very.

Gabrielle: Yeah! And have you enjoyed your time in Japan?

Annili: Yes. I really, I really have enjoyed being in Japan but I'm also looking forward to going home.

Gabrielle: Sure, Sure. So it will be a little warmer at home.

Annili: That's right, it'll be summer and at the moment it is very cold here in Japan.

Gabrielle: So, how hot does it get in Sydney during the summer?

Annili: Oh, not too hot. I'd say average temperature is around 26 degrees.

Gabrielle: Sounds nice. Thank you.

Learn vocabulary from the lesson!

in two weeks

I'm going home in two weeks.

If something will happen two weeks in the future, or 14 days from now, it will happen 'in two weeks.' Notice the following:

  1. I'm coming for a visit in two weeks
  2. We move to our new apartment in two weeks.

enjoyed the time

Have you enjoyed your time in Japan?

If you 'enjoy the time' somewhere or doing something it means that you have fun doing it or it was a good experience. Notice the following:

  1. I am actually enjoying this time doing nothing.
  2. He enjoyed the time he worked at the fair.

looking forward

I'm looking forward to going home.

When we are excited about something that will happen in the future we can say that we are 'looking forward to' it. Notice the following:

  1. Are you looking forward to your summer vacation?
  2. My son is really looking forward to his birthday party next Saturday.

at the moment

It is very cold at the moment here in Japan.

'At the moment' talks about right now or in the moment of speaking.  Notice the following:

  1. I'm on my way to the bank at the moment.
  2. He's not home at the moment.


The average temperature is around 26 degrees.

In this case 'average' is similar to 'normal.' You can get a mathematical average by adding number together and then dividing them by the number of numbers you have added together.  This shows that sometimes it's warmer than 26 degrees and sometimes colder, but the average of these temperatures is 26 degrees. Notice the following:

  1. Each class has an average of 22 students.
  2. He does an average of 55 hours of work a week.

Vocabulary Quiz

two weeks • enjoy my time • look forward
the moment • average
  1. What is the age that professional athletes stop playing.
  2. School will be over in .
  3. At we just need to make a decision and go with it.
  4. There are many things to to next year.
  5. Sometimes I just need to at my house alone.
Answer the following questions about the interview.

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