355 California Guy


Conrad talk a little about his home in California.

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Todd: OK. Hello! Could you introduce yourself please?

Conrad: Yes! I'm Conrad Matsumoto. I'm from California like you, Todd. And now I'm living in Japan. I've been here about seven years.

Todd: Wow! Seven years!

Conrad: Well, maybe six.

Todd: Six.

Conrad: Yeah.

Todd: It goes by fast, huh?

Conrad: It does, doesn't it?

Todd: Yeah. Where are you from in California?

Conrad: Northern California. Uh, Stockton to be exact.

Todd: Oh, wow!

Conrad: Yeah!

Todd: That's pretty hot.

Conrad: Yeah, it gets very hot, but, um, it's more comfortable than Japan cause it's dry heat. Yeah, I know, I miss that dry heat. Why don't you tell everyone about your family? OK. Well, let's see, my older brother and younger brother, they're both married back in California. My parents are still fine. Yeah, and I'm still single.

Todd: You...you're still single?

Conrad: Yeah, I am the only one.

Todd: Yeah! Do you think you'll be single forever?

Conrad: Not forever. But I have no immediate plans to be married.

Todd: Uh-huh. Yeah, I'm kind of on the same way.

Conrad: Yeah!

Todd: We're poor English teachers. We don't have any money!

Conrad: That's right.

Todd: OK. Thanks a lot, Conrad.

Conrad: Sure.

Learn Vocabulary from the lesson

comfortable

It's more comfortable than Japan cause it's dry heat.

When something is 'comfortable' it means that it feels good and is just right.

Notice the following:

  1. The jumper is very comfortable, I could wear it all the time.
  2. You have to make sure you buy a comfortable bed, as you need to get a good night's sleep.

back in

My older brother and younger brother, they're both married back in California.

'Back in' refers to a place or time other than where you are now. It often refers to places or times that are a part of your past.

Notice the following:

  1. Back in school I was very popular.
  2. I got my driver's license back in 1995.

single

Yeah, and I'm still single.

When you are 'single' it means that you are not in a relationship and you are not married.

Notice the following:

  1. I would not mind being single. I think it has its advantages.
  2. I hate being single as I get very lonely.

forever

Do you think you'll be single forever?

'Forever' means for the rest of time.

Notice the following:

  1. I will love you forever.
  2. When you get married you have to realize that it is forever.

immediate

Not forever. But I have no immediate plans to be married.

'Immediate' means right now or this instant.

Notice the following:

  1. If you bring it back I will give you an immediate refund.
  2. Come here immediately!

 

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Vocabulary Challenge

Complete the sentences with the words below.
comfortable • back • single
forever • immediate
  1. I have a dog, but she's in California with my family.
  2. She hasn't been since she was 18 years old.
  3. This chair is really . I think I could fall asleep.
  4. This is just temporary. We aren't going to live here .
  5. We have to make plans if you want to leave next week.