1. He's cleaning the house; meanwhile, his wife is away at work. 2. Kimlan is studying engineering; meanwhile, her friend Hoang is in the United States studying English. 3. Sue is vacationing in Hawaii; meanwhile, her coworkers in Chicago are hard at work inside their offices. 4. The beekeeper checks his hives to see how his bees are doing; meanwhile, the bees continue to do their work. 5. A high school band marches in a parade; meanwhile, the truck behind them entertains the crowd with a flame thrower. 6. The tomatoes in this part of the yard are almost ripe; meanwhile, the tomatoes in the backyard aren't even close to being ripe.