Manage episode 231400450 series 14672
*** It's a Good Expression ***
take a bite out of...
*** Script ***
W: Hi, Zach! What’d you do this weekend?
M: Hey, Keiko. I went to Miyajima on Sunday! It was my first time going.
W: Oh, that sounds fun. So, you went to Itsukushima Shrine?
M: Of course! Actually, though, my main reason for going to Miyajima was to climb Mount Misen. But it rained so much on Sunday I decided to hike on a different day.
W: Aw, too bad you weren’t able to hike. But Itsukushima Shrine’s really good. It’s one of the most iconic Japanese landmarks, I think.
M: I can see why. I think that the clouds and rain made for a very beautiful backdrop, actually.
W: Yeah, whenever I go to shrines on rainy days, I feel that I can be more reflective.
M: Probably because there aren’t as many people there! Ha ha.
W: That’s true… Oh, since it was raining, were you UNable to pet the deer?
M: When it really started to pour, all the deer hid under bridges and trees to escape the rain. But before that-- jeez, are those guys annoying!
W: Ha ha. Every time I go to Miyajima, I have to fend off the deer! Did they try to open your bag to look for food?
M: I didn’t have a bag with me, but I DID have a granola bar in my pocket. I forgot about it, so I was trying to figure out why there were deer following me! Then, when I finally stopped walking, they tried to go inside of my pants!
W: Ha ha. Oh my gosh… Well, now you know better! Be careful, though; the deer will try to eat anything that they think is food. One time I went to Miyajima with a friend, and a deer took a bite out of the homework she had in her purse!
M: Ha ha! In America we joke about how “my dog ate my homework,” but I wonder what teacher would ever believe “a deer ate my homework”!
(Written by Jazmin Boulton)