ET: I was invited to (A) but couldn’t go because (B)
After a bit of a ‘Long time, no see. How are you doing?’ conversation, I asked her if she remembered her one point from the last class. She recited it without any hesitation, “I was invited to a tea ceremony but couldn’t go because it was too far away.” Apparently, she hadn’t been going to tea ceremony classes for a while, although she has a great interest in moving onto a higher grade in her class.
We went into routine 7 – the restaurant, paying particular attention to the questions and sentence structure. She was a bit shaky on the tenses so we gave those some extra work until she had it perfected.
After the routine, we moved onto “used to”, and laid out the flash cards for her to match up. She took a bit of time on some of them because this was her first time doing this item. After matching up the cards, she made up examples for the cards after I modeled the first example for her. One example she came up with was, “I used to drive a car but now I ride a Harley Davidson.” When asked about what she used to do five years ago but doesn’t do now, she expressed some regret about how frequently she used to attend tea ceremony classes. Now, due to her extensive workload, she is no longer able to keep up her favorite hobby. But I was glad to see she still has time to come to English school!
This one point was a bit challenging for her because of some grammar points she wasn’t familiar with. However, she eventually worked out a pretty decent sentence, “I’m looking forward to next week because I’m going on a trip.” I hope that she has a great time in Bali!