American English 美式英语
Depending on what your social life was like in high school, your memories of high school dances are probably either really great or really terrible. If you were in a popular clique, you probably had a great time at dances. But if you were a wallflower or a loner, you might have felt left out. You might hate to think about the prom or the homecoming dance.
Even if you do have negative memories of those dances, though, just hearing the music from that time can take you back. It can remind you of the DJ, and the dresses, and the suits. And maybe it can make you glad that you never have to go to a high school dance again!
Find out whether Lily and Marni have fond memories of their high school dances in this English lesson.
Marni: Lily, you know what happened to me the other day?
Marni: I was going through my high school yearbook, and I came across the photos of the high school dances, and I totally put on my prom dress and played some songs from that era. It just took me back. Didn’t you just love high school dances?
Lily: I was never really a fan, to be honest, because I was a bit of a wallflower. I didn’t really identify with any particular group. I was by myself most of the time. So those high school dances never really held any sort of appeal for me, personally.
Marni: Gosh, I’m sorry. I really loved them. I was homecoming queen.
Lily: Nice. Did you ever ask someone out yourself?
Marni: Yeah, maybe once or twice. But mostly I got asked to dances.
Lily: You’re like every girl I ever wanted to be. The life of the party.
Marni: No, not really. Honestly, I loved dancing. I loved going and hanging out.
Lily: Well, at least you didn’t feel left out.