Good evening everyone!
First of all, dear Amy, thank you so much for your comments on my homework. It was very interesting to read your comments explaining why you use indifinite words. I have never thought them in that way - you think there are lots of nice days so you use indifinite word. I got the point where I made a mistake. Usually I think something is special / specified so I should use definite word.
For example, in the sentence *1, I thought it was the only one nice working day off celebrating India's 60th independence day. 'India's 60th independece day' is the factor which specifed the day, so I used 'the'. Now I think I'd better learn from the case and memorize the way of use. Thank you!
Here are the homework for today. Please kindly have a look.
I was very impressed **by** him.
It looked very familiar **to** me.
I am quite familiar **with** his work.
It varies **from** country to country.
It varies **between** countries.
I think you should speak **to** him about it.
I found 'familiar' difficult because both of them from the quiz had the same meanings.It depends on the subjects, doesn't it?
Amy, could you do me a favor again? Our customers from the States will come to visit us tommorrow and we will have dinner on Friday. It's a shame but I am better in speaking Enliglish than anyone else from my team. So I am again organizing the dinner with 3 customers and 4 of us. So would you please teach me the formal expressions or those which I can use in that situation?
Today, I made a (*1) reservation for the restaurant on the 42nd floor, which I hope we can enjoy the view at night!. I hope they like it. However I am a bit nervous again! It is so difficult to entertain guests(*2)!
Talking about my neighborhood, I live in Saitama, not Tokyo. It is the residential area and there are many houses instead of apartment ones. My house is facing the railroad, so it is a bit loud. When I first lived here 12 years ago, I was very surprised that it was so loud, and sometimes the land shook like earthqueake(!) because many trains were passing by. Thanks god, 12 years here made me get used to it.
There is the river near from our place, I seriously forgot the name though. It is not really clean becasue of the many houses around, but it's stll nice to see the river and some small flowers along it.
Compared to Tokyo, I could say more young kids live here and it is very typical in a residential area. No wonder, usually dads go for work and childrean stay here and go to the school.
Well,,,, obviously your area sounds much nicer! It's nice to hear Deligh is much clearer than I thought.
That's the end of my blog today. I almost sleep in front of my laptop, trying to keep my fingers typing! Now I decide its time to sleep! Have a good night & sweet dreams everyone.
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