STEP 1: LISTEN TO THE AUDIOSTEP 2: STUDY VOCABULARY
My cousins are visiting from Korea today. I have not seen them since we were very young. Before we left Korea, we used to play together a lot. I still have some childhood memories of them. We were next door neighbors. My younger cousin was my best friend. We immigrated to America after my father got a job offer many years ago. I have not returned to my birthplace since we left. My parents have been very busy with work. We never had time to go back. I would like to return someday. I have many relatives in Korea. My mother speaks to them often. Since she is the oldest child, she frequently contacts her parents and siblings. My cousins will be arriving after I get back from school. Their airplane arrives around 4 o'clock. My father is going to pick them up at the airport. My mother is going to make dinner for everyone. She is making a combination of traditional Korean dishes and American dishes. I plan to sneak a taste because we cannot eat until everyone gets here. I am nervous and excited about meeting them again. I hope they can speak English. I cannot speak Korean very well anymore. Maybe, I can learn Korean from them. I think once we spend time together, we will become close again.
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