Keith answers the questions, “What would you do with a million dollars?”
How much money do they talk about?
Who would he buy a house for?
Where would he live?
Where would the house be?
Would he have a pet?
Todd: OK, Keith, if you won 1,000,000 dollars? No, wait, 10,000,000 dollars.
Todd: If you won 10,000,000, what would you do?
Keith: Well, first thing I’d do, I’d probably buy a nice house for me and my wife.
Todd: OK, where would this house be?
Keith: Oh, I don’t know. We’ll have to talk about that with the wife but probably somewhere near Tokyo.
Todd: OK. Would yo buy a house in the city or the country?
Keith: Well, a little further out of the middle of Tokyo.
Todd: So, it’d be in Japan.?
Keith:Yeah, in Japan, but some place not too crowded.
Todd: OK, would you have animals at this house?
Keith: Not if I could help it.
Todd: Really. No dog?
Keith: Well, maybe a dog, but an outside dog.
Todd: You got to have a dog, man.
Probably somewhere near Tokyo.
‘Somewhere’ is a non-specific place. In the example, we are talking about a place near Tokyo, but we don’t know the exact location. We can use this word to give a general location. Notice the following:
- Do you want to go somewhere with beaches for vacation?
- She lives somewhere near the post office.
Would you buy a house in the city or the country?
‘Country’ is the opposite of the city. It is a place where there are animals, trees, farms, rivers, and many other natural things. Notice the following:
- He lived in the country until he was 15 years old.
- On the weekends, we go to our house in the country.
Well, a little further out of the middle of Tokyo.
If a place is a greater distance away from the middle of Tokyo then it is ‘further out.’ We use this word to talk about distance away from something important, like a city. Notice the following:
- Every day she swam a little further out from the side of the pool.
- I thought you lived further out than this.
Some place not too crowded.
If a place is ‘crowded’ it has a lot of people in it. Usually in crowded places it is difficult to move because of all the people. Notice the following:
- The bar was too crowded and there was no place to sit.
- I thought the concert would be really crowded, but there weren’t a lot of people there at all.
Well, maybe a dog, but an outside dog.
An ‘outside dog’ is a dog that lives outside of the house, maybe in a small dog house or a kennel. This would be a dog that could live in different types of weather, rain or snow. Notice the following:
- Because our dog is so big he has to be an outside dog.
- We have an outside dog to protect the house.