Today, I want to use a very new movie. Have you seen Coco? It will tug at your heart-strings.
A PIXAR/Disney movie, Coco came to Japan this year. It’s based on the Mexican Day of the Dead Celebration. (死者の日) If you haven’t seen it, prepare to cry.
Mama Coco, Your Papa… He wanted you to have this.
Remember me Though I have to say goodbye Remember me Don’t let it make you cry
For even if I’m far away – Look! I hold you in my heart
I sing a secret song to you Each night we are apart Remember me Though I have to travel far Remember me Each time you hear a sad guitar Know that I’m with you The only way that I can be Until you’re in my arms again Remember Me
What’s wrong, mija?
Nothing, Mama. Nothing at all.
My Papa used to sing me that song.
He loved you, Mama Coco. Your Papa loved you so much.
I kept his letters. Poems he wrote me. And… Papa was a musician. When I was a little girl… He and Mama would sing such beautiful songs.
Today I will pick up two simple phrases from this dialogue.
First, He wanted you to have this.
Practice: I wanted my friends to like me.
Trump wanted everyone to vote for him.
Everyone wanted Trump to disappear.
Next, My Papa used to sing me that song.
My children used to listen to me . . .
My mother used to read me a book every night.
My pants used to fit better???
I hope you can use these phrases this week in class.
Here is a Japanese version of the theme song with English and Japanese subtitles:
See you soon.