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周末

Contractions and Abbreviations

Date: Apr 20 2012

Themes: Friend, Time

Grammar: Contractions and Abbreviations

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You’ve waited all week for this. It’s the weekend! Now what are you going to do? You’d better decide quickly. It will be over before you know it.

The weekend is your time to relax and enjoy yourself. But it can also be a stressful time. The weekend is when you have to do all those chores and errands that you didn’t have time for during the week. And don’t forget to spend some quality time with your family!

Hear about Jason and Amy’s weekend plans.

这是你整周都在盼望的时刻。周末到了!现在你要去干什么?你最好快点做决定。在你意识到之前,周末就过去了。
周末是你放松并尽情享受的时候。但是也可能是充满压力的时刻。周末你必须去做一周内无暇顾及的家务事和杂事。别忘了留出一些黄金时间与家人共度!
听听詹森和艾米的周末计划。

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Amy

Amy

Jason

Jason

Amy:  What are your plans this weekend, Jason?

Jason:  I am gonna do my taxes.

Amy:  Oh, alright.

Jason:  And I’m actually gonna go to a birthday party, and I’m gonna go to a soccer game.

Amy:  Well, that’s a good variety of weekend activities.

Jason:  Yeah.

Amy:  I hate it when your weekend is just all taken up with chores, you know?

Jason:  Yeah. It’s a drag when the weekend is over and you feel like you haven’t relaxed at all.

Amy:  I know. Really, two days is not long enough for a weekend in my opinion. Every weekend should be three days.

Jason:  Yeah. Those three day weekends are amazing, with the difference it makes.

Amy:  Yeah.

Jason:  I do know someone who would work really long days four days a week, just so he could have three day weekends every week.

Amy:  Uh-huh. Well, I can understand that, ‘cause often Sunday doesn’t even feel like a weekend day, because you’re already thinking about Monday.

Jason:  Yeah, I see my friends do that a lot. They’re really worried, maybe even Saturday night, they’re worried about working on Monday. They’re like, “Oh, I better turn in early, ‘cause I’m gonna have to work soon.”

Amy:  Oh, man.

Jason:  Yeah. It’s kind of over before it starts sometimes, the weekend.

Amy:  At least this weekend, I have a pool party to go to.

Jason:  Yes!

 

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Amy asks Jason about his weekend plans. He says he is going to do his taxes, go to a birthday party, and go to a soccer game.

Amy hates it when the weekend involves nothing but chores. Sometimes, when people are busy working during the week, they have to spend the weekend catching up on housework and errands.

Jason loves having three day weekends. With a two day weekend, it can sometimes feel like half the weekend is taken up with worrying about going back to work.

Amy agrees that a three day weekend would be a big improvement on the two day weekend. But at least she has exciting weekend plans. She’s going to a pool party!

What are your weekend plans? What kinds of things do you usually like to do on the weekend? Do you usually have to do a lot of chores on the weekend?

 

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setarezarin

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

on weekends usually my sisters and my brother come to our home.I play with my niecs and nephews its very enjoyable.I like to do some of my chores and clean my room on weekend,too.

01:48 PM Feb 06 2014 |

Drmahsa1995

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

after a long hard week  me and my family plan to go on a picnic inorder to relax and rest and enjoy of the beautiful nature…..or sometimes i decide to visit my friends .

03:46 PM Aug 16 2013 |

juniorqiu

Germany

I am anxous the weedend coming . because we have only one day weekend in a week. after six days hard working . there is one day to relax and have fun with my family is a great thing to me . i don’t like chores but i have to do this kind of errands in every day after office hour , since my wife push me to do these things every day when i go back home . one thing can make me happy even i have to do such errands , it is to paly with my little daugther.

12:49 AM May 08 2012 |

khalid495

khalid495

Saudi Arabia

I usually spend quality time with my spouse talking about what has happened during the week  and what  we are going in the rest of the of it … we also go shopping at weekends, having a dinner at fancy restaurant and sometimes trying to finish some errands.

08:54 AM May 01 2012 |

Carla Cristina Fagundes

Brazil

I love weekends! It’s a time I use to relax, to distract my mind!
I study very much during the week, I have a lot of chores… it’s stressful, so I try to enjoy these two days, I devote them to myself…hahaha

This weekend I’m going to an assembly based on biblical topics and I’m very happy! :D

06:19 PM Apr 26 2012 |

Mars777

Latvia

I like my weekends.Sometimes weekends is to short. only two days. I waiting for May big weekend. i ting 4 days is very long weekend. 

12:47 PM Apr 24 2012 |

broken-bursa@

Turkey

I have been studying university entering exam on every days of week and weekend for a year.Therefore I missed to holiday 

06:58 PM Apr 22 2012 |

diva87

diva87

Morocco

this weekend is nightmare for me cuz barca is lost match – -

04:14 PM Apr 22 2012 |

atsu_t

Japan

On weekends, I like to have relax times with good dishes and drink.  A cup of beer makes me relax and  bliss.

04:00 PM Apr 22 2012 |

aysana

aysana

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

ON THE WEEKEND I USUAULLY GO TO MY GRAND MOTHERS’HOUSE.THEY ARE VERY NICE AND FRIENDLY.I LOVE THEM.SOME TIMES WE GO TO SHOPPING OR SEASIDE .ILOVE WEKLENDS BECAUSE IDON’T GO TO SCHOOL…......................

03:12 PM Apr 22 2012 |

Lerntrude

Germany

On my weekends I go out for a walk, I meed my friends for a drink. I usally do the shopping.

02:01 PM Apr 22 2012 |

tar_ban

tar_banSuper Member!

Saudi Arabia

in saudi arabia thursday and friday are weekend not like all whole world.
we hope to change this by goverment .


but still Friday is holyday For All Muslims in the world


for that the best way is weekend ( Friday and Saturday ) 

12:49 PM Apr 22 2012 |

Vertigo

Vertigo

Macedonia

Weekend with a great weather here. Sunny and warm.  I’m going to use it for playing football with friends (yes yes i know it’s sounds like “typical” thing for boys …). Then spending some time with family and some walk. Those are the plans.

09:40 AM Apr 22 2012 |

samirah

samirah

Saudi Arabia

It will be a great weekend ,when i do my fav sports .especially when i mounting horseback .I think 2 days are enough. sometimes rat race is healing for people in order to forget life sourness! 

05:16 AM Apr 22 2012 |

wangyao123

wangyao123

China

good words  ,very useful


i have to finish my homework on weekends


 

04:06 AM Apr 22 2012 |

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farid1390

farid1390

Afghanistan

Kiss

03:50 AM Apr 22 2012 |

iammee

iammee

Thailand

Yes, i have to do a lot of chores on 2 days weekend! Cry

03:38 AM Apr 22 2012 |

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Andressa Holland

Brazil

And, talking about nature, on April 22 will be the Earth Day, so…


HAPPY EARTH DAY and enjoy that day looking the nature around you, looking to the sky, to the clowns, to the color of the sky and to the moon. Look with attention at what you usually don’t value. Try to apreciate that beauty!


Try to care of the little piece of nature that is around you! ;)


And enjoy this end of the weekend with that wonderful beauty, valuing that finite gift that we still have! ;)

02:32 AM Apr 22 2012 |

Andressa Holland

Brazil

ola33, I love it too .

01:09 AM Apr 22 2012 |

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ola33

ola33

Japan

Yes, the most wonderful time on weekends is morning, early morning. Well, I know sleeping in is great too, but for those with biological hours of early wake ups, the best thing is to hit the road and get outside when everyone is dreaming; it’s all quiet and nice and sunny and the air is fresh, just like on that picture that Ryo posted. Smile

01:05 AM Apr 22 2012 |

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