As I introduced my new movie series last week, one of my students asked me, “What is your favorite movie?”. I thought for a moment and replied, “It’s A Wonderful Life”. I also used this movie in an old post from 2014.
Today, I will use one scene from this movie, the last scene, if you don’t know the story, it may be a little difficult to understand.
George, old son of a gun. –
Harry! Harry! – Looks like I got here too late.
Mary, I got him here from the airport as quickly as I could.
The fool flew all the way up here in a blizzard.
Harry, how about your banquet in New York?
Oh, I left right in the middle of it as soon as I got Mary’s telegram. Good idea, Ernie, a toast… …to my big brother George. The richest man in town!
(singing) Should auld acquaintance be forgot… And never brought to mind… Should auld acquaintance… Be forgot, and days of Auld Lang Syne.
That’s a Christmas present from a very dear friend of mine.
Written in the book: Dear George: Remember, no man is a failure who has friends. Thanks for the wings! Love, Clarence
Look, Daddy. Teacher says every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.
That’s right. That’s right. Atta boy, Clarence.
(singing) For Auld Land Syne, my dear. For Auld Land Syne… We’ll take cup of kindness yet… For Auld Lang Syne… We’ll take cup of kindness yet… For Auld Lang Syne…
I will focus on three simple phrases today.
“a toast… …to my big brother George. The richest man in town! ”
乾杯の挨拶 A toast. In English, you can say ” A toast to . . . ” followed by anything you like.
A toast to the future of Akita!
Or you can also say “Here’s to Akita“.
“every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings. ”
This is a famous phrase from the movie, so let’s play with it a little.
Every time I see KFC I get hungry.
Every time you smile, I fall in love again.
Every time my car starts, I give a little cheer!
And finally, the most famous phrase from this movie is: no man is a failure who has friends.
I think this phrase speaks for itself. I hope you all have many friends you can count on.