Basic Level: Birthday Present
Skit, Monday, January 4th, 2021
Scott: Hi, Monica. It’s nice to see you again.
Monica: It’s good to see you again, too.
Scott: Tina’s birthday is in the middle of July, and I don’t know what to get her.
Monica: It is hard to buy a present for Tina.
Scott: Do you have any ideas?
Monica: Why don’t you get her a gift voucher from a department store?
Scott: I would prefer to get her something more useful.
Monica: I know she needs a new laptop.
Scott: That is expensive.
It’s nice to see you again: また会えていいね。
in the middle of …: …の中旬に
It is hard to …: …するのは難しい
I would prefer to …: それをするくらいなら）むしろ…したい
something more useful: もっと役に立つ何か
she needs: 彼女は…が必要だ