(Patty and John are walking on the sidewalk.)
Patty: John, do you want to go to the library with me?
John: Sorry, I can't. I have to go to the dentist. I have a toothache.
Patty: That's too bad. I hope you get better soon.
John: Thanks. Why are you going to the library?
Patty: I want to find some books about astronauts and learn more about how they live in space.
John: You seem very interested in astronauts.
Patty: Yes. I've decided to become the first Taiwanese woman to go into space.
John: You must be kidding.
Patty: No. I mean it. I also want to build the first Taiwanese moon base.
John: Wow, that sounds cool. I want to become an astronaut, too.
Patty: Really? I thought you wanted to become a lawyer.
John: No, I wanted to be a salesman, but I just changed my mind. Now I want to see if Chang-e and the Moon Rabbit live on the moon.
Patty: Come on, John. Be serious.
John: Sorry. Here comes my bus. I have to go. Talk to you later.
Patty: Ok. Bye!
- sidewalk [ˋsaɪd͵wɔk] n.
People shouldn't ride motorcycles on the sidewalk.
- dentist [ˋdɛntɪst] n.
Betty has a fear of going to her dentist.
- toothache [ˋtuθ͵ek] n.
I can't eat anything. I have a bad toothache.
- Taiwanese [͵taɪwəˋniz] adj. ; n.
Stinky tofu is one of the most popular Taiwanese snacks.
- base [bes] n.
The soldiers were asked to return to the base after the attack.
- lawyer [ˋlɔjɚ] n.
A good lawyer should fight for what is truly rightforjustice.
- salesman [ˋselzmən] n.
Jim is our top salesman in the company.
- I mean it. [aɪ min ɪt]
I am serious about what I said. I mean it.