第9回 “ How much does it cost to~ ”

It's a very special day today. It's the second Sunday in May.

Do you know what that means?

Do you know what day it is today?

It's Mother's Day. That's right, 母の日.

母の日

So, if you're a mother, Happy Mother's Day and I hope you have a wonderful day. And, I also hope your children do something special for you today. Hopefully, they'll take you out to lunch. Or, they'll give you some flowers, maybe some carnations which are popular in Japan. Or maybe, they'll write you a card. Have a wonderful day.

Now, for of all those people who have a mother, which makes most of us, do something special for your mother today, even if it's not mother's day.

Why don't you ring her up (your mother) and say something nice? Or, why don't you take her out for lunch or dinner? And, take some time to think about all the things your mother does for you and all the things she's done for you. Think about all the meals she has cooked for you, and all the times she looked after you when you were sick, and all the times she helped you with the problems you've experienced in your life.

So, it's time to show some gratitude to your Mum and wish her a Happy mother's day. And, if it is not mother's day today, you can still do it anyway.

Did you hear that? That's a bird outside my window. That's a Magpie. And its 7:30 in the morning as I record this, so the birds are up and they are tweeting.

And........What was I talking about?, Yes, doing something for your mother. Today my son who is 10, 10 years old, he will take his mother out to a cafe for breakfast. He will walk her to the cafe up the street and buy her breakfast and have a wonderful time.

As for me, my mother died over ten years ago, so I can't really celebrate Mother's Day, but I can remember some of the happiest times I shared with my mother. And, one of those (happiest times) was travelling. When I was about 16, my mother took me on a holiday. She took me to America, Spain and England. It was a fantastic holiday and I have many happy memories of that trip.

So if you mother is no longer with you, spend some time to think about all the good times you shared with your mother.

Now, do you know what time it is? That's right! It's Sandwich Eikaiwa Tiime

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今回のサンドイッチのパンはHow much does it cost to rent何々。
「何々を借りるのにいくらかかりますか。」
それではイメージトレーニングの答えを聞いてみましょう。

How much does it cost to rent an umbrella?

Drills 

ジェットスキーを借りるのにはいくらかかりますか
How much does it cost to rent a jet ski?

サーフボードを借りるのにはいくらかかりますか
How much does it cost to rent a surf board?

自転車を借りるのにはいくらかかりますか
How much does it cost to rent a bicycle?

潜水の道具を借りるのにはいくらかかりますか。
How much does it cost to rent snorkelling gear?

双眼鏡を借りるのにはいくらかかかりますか
How much does it cost to rent binoculars?

オートバイを借りるのにはいくらかかりますか
How much does it cost to rent a motorbike?

車を借りるのにはいくらかかりますか
How much does it cost to rent car?

部屋を借りるのにはいくらかかりますか
How much does it cost to rent a room?

スキー板を借りるのにはいくらかかりますか
How much does it cost to rent skis?

ボートを借りるのにはいくらかかりますか
How much does it cost to rent a boat?