Weekly Magazine THE STAR

☺Conversation Drill

Ms. Kim JI-hyun
Senior, Sookmyung women's university

Part Ⅰ. Conversation-*

1. Let's meet halfway.

A: $300 is really too cheap! How about $600?
B: That's too much. Let's meet halfway. $450?
A: Okay. I guess that's fair.
B: Good. We've got a deal.

2. Let's call it a day.

A: Okay. That's all for today.
B: But we haven't finished this chapter yet.
A: I know, but I'm tired. Let's call it a day.
B: Okay. We can pick up where we left off tomorrow.

3. With a bad grace

A : What happened to you and Henry? Did you guys have a fight?
B : Not a fight. We had an argument and I was a little too harsh on him.
A : That explains the awkward ambience between you two this morning.
B : Yeah. You showed up at the exact moment he accepted my apology with a bad grace.
A : Got it. You did apologize, though.
* ambience ; an atmosphere

4. Buzz around

A : Do you know who is working on the marketing plan for the next year?
B : I have no idea. You'd better ask Ryan.
A : Ryan? Where is he? He never seems to be in his office.
B : He must be buzzing around the office building. He never stays still.
A : What an outgoing person he is!
B : Yeah, he's really fun to hang out with too.
* hang out with ; make friends with

Part Ⅱ. Listening-*

♪ You Gotta Be - Des'ree

ⓑ- Listen as your day unfoldes
Challenge what the future holds
Try and keep your head up to the sky
Lovers, they may ①_______ _____ _______
Go ahead release your fears
Stand up and be counted
Don't be ashamed to cry

ⓐ- You gotta be
You gotta be bad, you gotta be bold
You gotta be wiser, you gotta be hard
You gotta be tough, you gotta be stronger
You gotta be cool, you gotta be calm
You gotta stay together
All I know, all I know, ②______ ______ _____ ____ _____

Herald what your mother said
Readin' the books your father read
Try to solve the puzzles in your own sweet time

Some may have more cash than you
Others take a ③__________ _______
my oh my heh, hey....

(repeat ⓐ)

Don't ask no questions, it goes on without you
Leaving you behind if you can't stand the pace
The world keeps on spinning
④_____ ______ _______ ____, if you try to
This time it's danger staring you in the face
oh oh oh

Remember (repeat ⓑ)

My oh my heh, hey (repeat ⓐ*2)

Part Ⅲ. Guess Western Superstition!

✓ If you kill a frog, it will rain hard for three days.
✓ If your nose itches early in the morning, you will hear a piece of good news that day.
✓ If the palm of your left hand itches, you are going to receive a present.
✓ If you cut the hair in the new moon, it will grow better.

I believe that all of you here live with your passion
if it is not, your life passes with no thought
In that kind of life there is no passion, no objective

-Oprah Winfrey-