Resting on your laurels
My wife and I ate out last night with some friends, too. On our way home, Tomono asked me if we could get some take-out takoyaki, which are savoury pancake balls with small pieces of Octopus inside. She just can’t get enough of them. However, she was really disappointed when the shop was closed…
I can understand why you are worried about your daughter spending the whole day on the computer. I think it is very easy to become addicted to playing on-line games. I used to play them a few years ago, and it felt like they had taken over my life! I soon got bored with them after a while, though, and moved on to different things. I think it was just a phase I went through.
I agree with you that Meg has made some great pictures for your blog. However, you seem to think that she has been resting on her laurels this summer, after working so hard last term to get her grades back up. I’m sure it’s difficult to decide what’s best to encourage her to study more. When I was a child just the threat of receiving the rod was enough to motivate me!
Cooper does look a little like Michael Jordan, doesn’t he? He looks very happy to be with Sandra in the photo. I can understand why he spent all day cleaning his room before she came to make her feel comfortable. Like him, I often give my students articles on a wide variety of topics.
I listened to your telephone interview today. You spoke very clearly and articulately. I was really impressed. Have you listened to yourself yet? Personally, I’m not too keen on the sound of my own voice because it seems like another person who is speaking. Don’t you think so?
Well I must dash as we're going to my friend’s son’s birthday party bbq. I hope you had a great weekend…
Today’s useful English:
(to be) addicted to (doing) something
(something) takes over you life
(to) go through a phase (in your life)
(to) move on to (something different)
(to) rest on your laurels
(to) get your grades (back) up
the threat of (-ing) something
(to) motivate someone (to do something)
(to) make someone feel comfortable/at home/welcome
(to be) keen on (doing) something
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