(In front of the school)
Patty: Kevin, what were you doing when I called last night? I couldn't reach you.
Kevin: Sorry. I was working on my science report.
Patty: I see. How's it going?
Kevin: So far so good. You've finished yours, haven't you?
Patty: Of course I have. Here, take a look at the picture. What do you see?
Kevin: This is a piece of cake. I see black squares.
Patty: Look again. There is more than that.
Kevin: You're right! Now I see dots in it.
Patty: It's interesting, isn't it? Now check out this one.
Kevin: I can't make heads or tails of this picture. I only see circles.
Patty: Glue your eyes to the circles and move your body forward.
Kevin: Wow! The circles started to turn when I moved! You've got a cool report.
Patty: Thanks! I got the ideas from a TV program. In fact, it's on later at 7 p.m. Want to watch it together?
Kevin: Sure! We're going to have a whale of a time then!
- report [rɪˋport] n.; v.
Students, please hand in your science report before this Friday.
- a piece of cake [ə ˋpis ɑv ˋkek]
A: How was your science test yesterday?
B: It was a piece of cake to me.
- dot [dɑt] n.
Do you like the dress with yellow dots?
- so far so good [so ˋfɑr so ˋgʊd]
A: How is your guitar class going?
B: So far so good.
- can't make heads or tails of... [ˋkænt mek hɛdz ɔr ˋtelz ɑv]
What does the sign mean? I can't make head or tail of it.
- glue [glu] v.; n.
We're running out of glue. We need to buy a new bottle.
- body [ˋbɑdɪ] n.
Exercise is good for your body.
- forward [ˋfɔrwɚd] adv.
Drive forward to the first traffic light and then turn right.
- program [ˋprogræm] n.
What's your favorite TV program?
- have a whale of a time [hæv ə hwel ɑv ə ˋtaɪm]
Happy birthday and have a whale of a time at the party!