Thanks for all your comments. As I thought, this was an easy topic for most of you to comment on! I was thinking the other day that if I added up the cost of all the things I have bought in my life that I didn’t need or never really used, it would be a scary amount of money. I guess that is one of the worst things about our modern society – wastefulness.
Anyway, here is some feedback on your comments:
This is my first time to comment your blog.
This is my first comment on your blog. (A-Z: first time)
I go to a bookstore 3 or 4 times in a week.
I go to bookstores 3 or 4 times a week. (A-Z: times)
I never mind to throw old books away or sell them to secondhand bookstores like BOOK OFF.
I never hesitate to …
For example, the other day I was thinkng about if I had a bit elegant pumps for my son’s kindergarten entrance ceremony in my shoes collection.
For example, the other day I was wondering whether I had any smart pumps in my shoe collection that I could wear for my son’s kindergarten entrance ceremony.
… but unfortunately they are far away from my taste(this is a secret!).
… but unfortunately, they are not my taste at all. (This is a secret!)
I love buying things during the bargain season!
I love buying things during the sale season! (A-Z: bargain)
This is a nice expression. Learn it if you don’t know it.
This has nothing to do with the topic, but I found that it’s almost one year since I joined this blog.
Congratulations on your anniversary, and thanks for all your contributions.
I’m always interested in selling unworn clothes, but I’ve never done that.
I’ve always been interested in selling unworn clothes, but I’ve never tried it.
He doesn’t dirt his clothes as much as other boys do.
He doesn’t mess up his clothes as much as other boys do.
He doesn’t get his clothes as dirty as other boys do.
I’m interested in your “unread books” rather than unworn cloths!
I’m more interested in your unread books than your unworn clothes!
As you say, trying to get money from what you don’t need is often troublesome.
“Troublesome” is not wrong, but it’s not a common word. I’d suggest “… is more trouble than it’s worth.”
I’ve met the same case, too.
The same thing happened to me.
I wonder how many comments have you wrote so far?
I wonder how many comments you have written so far.
I only throw old clothes away when they are worn out.
I also didn’t go
I didn’t go either (A-Z: negative sentence word order)
> I don’t think that is nothing new
I don’t think that is SOMETHING new
“I don’t think that is anything new” would be more natural.
If so, I often feel the same, too, because young girls seem to be much bolder or more active than boys.
I agree! I hate teaching classes that are all or mostly boys. Generally speaking, girls are much easier to teach.
By the way, I heard that “the April-starting society” is very unique.
As you probably know, Todai are thinking of changing to the Western system. That might be a good topic for another week.
I don’t purchase clothes on impulse to cheer me up when I’m down in the month.
I guess this is a typo, but I wouldn’t use “down in the mouth” anyway. It’s more natural to say, “when I’m feeling down.”
By the way, this is nothing to do with this week’s topic, but I wonder if there are some people who find difficult to pronounce a word “clothes.”
Hi Anne, nice to see your comment again. I hope you are feeling better. Very few Japanese people can pronounce the word “clothes” correctly. I usually advise people to say “close” with the verb pronunciation. It’s almost the same, and it’s much better than what most Japanese people say when they try to pronounce “clothes.”
I think female and male student’s English abilities are not so different,
I think it is generally accepted that women tend to be better at language learning than men. They also tend to be better at expressing themselves in their own language. I read an interesting article about this once. It said something like, “when you watch children playing, you will notice how active the boys are and how the girls tend to sit around doing nothing. But the girls are not doing nothing – they are talking.” The point of the article was that girls learn how to express themselves and communicate with others from a very young age, whereas boys are so focussed on competing and showing off that they don’t have time to learn these skills.
I think that makes them more difficult than girls to try other things
I think it makes it more difficult for them to try other things.
it’s a shame because I seldom wear them.
“Seldom” is not wrong, but it sounds a bit unnatural. We would normally say “hardly ever.”
That’s it for today. Have a great weekend, and let me know if you have any questions about the feedback.