Bursting for the loo
Actually, to be honest I don’t know whether I’m a dog or cat person either. I’ve never had a dog or cat as a pet, so I can’t put my hand on my heart and say which I prefer. I was surprised that you are required to have a license for a dog in Xi’an. Does this mean that you have to pass a dog keeping test? Did you know that in the UK you need a license for a TV? How about in other countries, what unusual licenses are you required to have for everyday things?
I went to Venice when I was only four or five years old. My only memory of that visit is that I was bursting for the loo, but we couldn’t find any public restrooms. We searched for ages and by that time tears had come to my eyes because I needed to go so badly. In the end, I think a waiter took pity on me and let me use the toilet in his café. It’s funny to think that I’ve been to one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but all I can remember about it is being desperate for the toilet…
It’s very surprising to hear that a worker in your city who works for a day can only afford to use the bathroom once in Venice. So, I’m not surprised that so many people work abroad to save up some money. Although, I have to say a university graduate working as a pizza delivery boy seems like a waste of talent.
I agree with you about all honest work being valuable, but I’m not sure what you meant by “works cannot be distinguished as honourable and mean.” Could you rephrase it?
You’re posts are getting more challenging for me to correct Jenny…Well done!
Today’s useful English
(to) put your hand on your heart
(to be) bursting for the loo/toilet
(to so something) for ages
tears come to your eyes
(to) take pity on someone
(to be) desperate for something
Something is surprising/interesting/exciting
I am surprised/interested/excitied
(to) save up money (for something OR to do something)
a waste of talent/money/time
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