中高生の基礎英語 in English Topic 23 Day 5
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Lena: Good question. My mother taught me that I should treat other people as I want to be treated.
James: I like that.
Lena: She always treats people with respect and patience. She’s friendly and helpful and she always makes time for everyone. That encourages me to do the same.
James: Oh, nice.
Lena: She always tells me she’s proud of me. That makes me feel good about myself.
James: I’m impressed. I think the best piece of advice I’ve ever received is to keep trying.
Lena: That’s good advice.
James: A while ago, I was feeling pretty negative about myself. I was doing badly in my studies and on my soccer team, but my best friend said that he knew I could reach my goals. He believed in me, and that really helped me out.
Lena: Aw, I’m touched.
So, Fuku, tell us. What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
The best piece of advice that I’ve ever received is “You should enjoy everything.”
Oh! You should enjoy everything?
Ah, good advice. Who gave you that advice?
Oh! Your parents?
When did you hear that?
Um, when I was… I was children.
Ah. When you were a child?
Yes. Uh, when I was child.
Ah. So, did your parents say that many times?
Many times, yes.
A long time.
I see. So, why do you think that is the best piece of advice?
Umm, because sometimes, I feel not good in my school or work or play baseball… or anything.
I see. So, when you do feel good about school, work, or baseball, you remember that advice?
Yes. For example, when I worried about a job, but I remember that word I going to try them.
Ah, so, when you remember your parents’ advice, you feel that… “Oh! I will do it.”
“I will try.”
Ahh, so do you get power from that advice?
Yes. Uh, that encouraged me.
Oh, good expression. That advice encourages you?
It’s your turn!
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in a positive light 前向きに