「楽しい英会話」の会の記録(20210721)

Today's 「楽しい英会話」の会 is rest.
Here is a talk from ラジオ英会話.
Topic is explanation of verb phrase using to-infinitive meaning that's cause, that's reason, from now on, difficulty.
First story is a couple is talking about NewYork.
a Doug, It was sweet of you to come to NewYork.
b I needed a vacation. But, this week has gone by too quickly!
a I know. We had so much fan together. I finally got to see the Statue of Liverty. It was a dream come true.
b I don't want to go back to Tokyo, but I have a lot of work waiting for me.
a Well, I'm delighted to see you, Doug
.
b Me too, Shiho. And we'll see each other again very soon.
key sentence is I'm delighted to see you.
I'm sad to see you go.
I'm relieved to know you all arrived safe and sound.
We were all flabbergasted to hear Pete had been fired.

Second story is two colleagues are talking about getting a famous actor's autograph.
a Hi, Yayoi. So, did you meet Arnold Sylvester the other day?
b I did, actually, but I was a little disappointed.
a What happened?
b Well, I wanted to get his autograph, but the staff said, ' We don't have time for that'.
a They must have been busy to say such a thing.
b I guess so. Anyway, I'm going to get it tomorrow.
a They are filming here again tomorrow?
b Yes, Arnold looked at me and said 'I'll be back!'.
key sentence is They must have been busy to say such a thing.
She grew up to be a popular celebrity.
He must be mad to turn down such an offer.
I rushed into the theatre only to find that I had gotten the date wrong.

Third story is two persons are talking about a restaurant in Nagasaki.
a Excuse me, do you speak English?
b Yes, some.
a Oh, great. Sorry to trouble you, but this is my first time in Nagasaki, and I'm looking for a good restaurant.
b You're in luck. My parents run a restaurant with typical Nagasaki food. I'll be happy to take you there.
a Wonderful,. My name's Paul, by the way.
b Nanako. Nice to meet you. Do you know champon?
a No. What is it?
b It's a kind of noodle dish with meat, sea food and vegetables.
a Sound delicious!
key sentence is I'll be happy to take you there.
I'll be happy to lend a hand.
Would you be willing to waor nights and weekend?
Gary says he's going to ask Yuna out, but he 's likely to get cold feet!

Last story is two colleagues are talking about shopping in Tokyo.
a It's good to be back in Japan. It has been a while.
b You were so kind to me when I visited to Calfornia. This time, I want to show you around Tokyo. So, what do you and Larry want to eat for lunch?
a Larry likes hamburgers. He's easy to please.
b I know a good burger place. It's not far from here.
a Great. We'd like to check out some shops first, though.
b No problem. Let's enjoy the walk.
key sentence is He's easy to please.
Angie is easy to get along with.
My boss is hard to bear when she is in a bad mood.
My sisters' kids are almost impossible to handle when they 're tired and hungry.

「楽しい英会話」の会の記録(20210714)

Today’s speech is a talk from ラジオ英会話.

Topic is explanation of the verb phrase using preposition'with', words'the same way', gerund, to infinitive.

Two colleagues are talking about how to fix the chair.

a Hi, Alana. What are you doing?

b Hi, Hiroki. One of the screws of my office chair has become loose, so, I 'm wondering how to fix it.

a It's easy, Just use a screwdriver.

b That's the problem. I don't have a screwdriver.

a Oh, me either. Wait a mimute. I think I can tighten the screw with my penknife.

b Really? Well, it's worth a try.

a There you go. Perfect.

b Thank you so much, Hiroki. What would I do without you?

key sentence is I think I can tighten the screw with my penknife.

If you explane the verb phrase, put it behind that. It's using a word with.

The guide spoke very fast, so I coudn't understand her.

Who is the famous soccer player that scored the goal with his hand?

I passed the test by the skin of my teeth.

 

Second story is two persons are talking about boring movie.

a So, how did you like the movie, Takuma?

b The first half is really interesting, but then it got boring.

a I agree completely. And the last shine was terrible. It turned the movie into a joke.

b I feel exactly the same way. They should have changed the ending.

a Oh, well. Anyway, I enjoyed the trailer for the next Arnold Sylvester movie.

b Yes, it looks exciting.

a It's coming out next Summer. K can't wait.

b Another year.

key sentence is I feel exactly the same way.

If you explane the verb phrase, put it behind that. It's phrase the same way.

Not all colleagues think the same way.

Nobody could ever love you the same as you.

I found out the hard way that you should always back up your data.

 

Third story is two persons are talking about military style exercise.

a I 'm so sore today! Every muscle in my body  aches. 

b Did you go to the gym yesterday?

a Yes, I spent the whole morning doing military-style exercises.

b Military-style?  What do you mean?

a My gym instructor is like a drill sergeant. She is very strict.

b What kind of exercises did you do?

a Sit-ups, push-ups, chin-ups. I can't remember the rest.

b Well, you look good. I think you've lost some weight.

a Really?

b Yes.

key sentence is I spent the whole morning doing milittary-style exercises.

If you explane the verb phrase, put it behind that. It's using gerund.

I spent hours writing this report.

I was busy talking to my boyfriend on the phone.

I left the conference filled with new ideas and enthusiasm.

 

Last story is two persons are talking about a musclar movie actor.

a Why are there so many trucks in front of our building today?

b Oh, those are from a film production company. The y are here to film a new movie.

a What kind of movies is it?

b It's some kind of action film. I heard that Arnold Sylvester is coming today.

a Arnold 's coming here? He's my favorite acter!  I 've seen all his movies. I have to see him.

b Remember,. you're at work.

a I'll go during my lunch break.

key sentence is They are here to film a new movie.

If you explane the verb phrase, put it behind that. It's using to-infinitive.

I bought some champagne to celebrate our wedding aniversary.

I listen to Radio Eikaiwa every morning to build up my English skills.

We're conducting the customer satisfaction  survey to idenfify specific products and services in need of improvement.

 

Now, my favorite action film actors.

Sylvestar Staloon plays in The Rambo Rocky series.

Arnold Schuwartsnegar plays The Terminater.

The two are muscular. 

Steven Seagal plays in The Silence series. 

Bruce Willis  plays  in The diehard.

Jackie Chan is big donator.

Jason statham plays in  The Mechanic, The Transporter.

Matt Damon plays as Jason Charles Bourne in The Bourne Identity.




「楽しい英会話」の会の記録(20210707)

Today’s lesson is the text book, 'Touchstone2' unit11 'appearance','Family traits', ' Features'.
1. exercise
(1) Family traits
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Q1 What does your twin sister look like? Do you look alike? Are you identical twins?
A1 No we look totally different.
Q2 Who do you look like your mother or father?
A2 I look like my father.
Q3 What does your father look like?
A3 He is tall.

(2) Features
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Q4 Does he have a beard or a mustache?
A4 He has a beard.
Q5 Do you have pierced ears?
A5 No I don't.
Q6 Do you have a shaved head?
A6 Yes, he is bald.
Q7 Does she wear braces?
A7 Yes she does.
Q8 Does she has long fingernails?
A8 Yes she has.
Q9 Does he wear his hair in a ponytail?
Does she have got freckles?
Does she wear her hair in cornrows?
Does she wear glasses?
Is he very muscular?
Does she wear braids?
Does he have got spiked hair?
A9 Yes they are or yes they do.

2.Today's tips in class
(1)identical twins < triplet < quads < quints < sextuplet < septuplet < octuplet <
nontuplets
(2)Manna from heaven..Nothing can be got without effort.

3.Radio Eikaiwa
Here a talk from the Radio Eikaiwa.
Topic is explanation phrase is put behind the sentence, time, place, incidental condition with, participial structure.

First story is two colleagues are talking about one's next-door neighbors's noise.
a Terry , you look like a little sleepy this morning.
b Well, I couldn't sleep well. My next-door neighbor was making noise until 3 a.m.
a Noise? What kind of noise?
b It sounded like some kind of vibration. He might have an electric massage chair.
a That's irritating. Why does he stay up so late?
b I think he works at night.
a Why don't you talk to hime about it?
b Actually, I `ve been thinking about moving to a different apartment.
key sentence is My next-to neighbor was making noise until 3 a.m.
Let' goto the beech tomorrow.
I'll be with you in a minute.
I go for a work out every other day.

Second story is two colleagues are talking about their old colleague.
a Hi, Gilbert. How was your weekend?
b It was good. Oh, I bumped into Ryan in the shopping mall on Sunday.
a Really, What a coincidence. So how's he doing? It's been almost a year since he left us.
a Yes, he said buisiness is a lot tougher than he expected.
b Oh, he started his own company, right?
a That's right. He's selling men's cosmetics, but sales are slow.
a Well, if he wants to come back to our company, he'll be very welcome.
key sentence is I bumped into Ryan in the shopping mall on Sunday.

Third story is two persons ard talking about sunscreen.
a Wow, it looks like you got some sun in Okinawa!
b Yes. I got badly burned because I felt asleep on beach with my face exposed to the sun.
a It looks painful. Haven't you heard of sunscreen?
b Vary funny! Of course I have, but I don't think the sun was that strong.
a How did your wife react?
b Well, she wasn't impressed, to say the least.
a I bet you won't forget to put on sunscreen next time.
b That's for sure.
key sentence I got badly burned because I felt asleep on beach with my face exposed to the sun.
They said goodbye with tears in ther eyes.
He just stood there with his arms ccrossed.
That little girl sat on the pianostool with her legs dangling.

Last story is Roxy and her father are talking about her same class student..
a Hey, Roxy, I saw your boyfriend, Masaru.
b Masaru's not my boyfriend.He's just a student in the same class at school.
a I know. I'm just joking.7b Where did you see him?
a He wss walking in the park, talking to himself.
b He was probably talking on his phone.
a No, he wasn't holding a phone. He was walking and talking to nobody.
b Dad, he had a small microphone somewhere. Everbody uses them these days.
key sentence is He was walking in the park, talking to himself.
He is in the yard playing basketball with the kids.
I dated lots of guys, waiting for Mr. Right to come along.
I often lie on the bed dreaming of becoming a famous artist.

「楽しい英会話」の会の記録(20210630)

Today's '楽しい英会話の会' is rest.
Here is a talk from ラジオ英会話.
Topic is conditional or interrogative clause, imperative statement, imperative variation, existence there.
First story is
Yoshi and his trainer are talking about sit-ups.
a Please, give me a break. I can't do any more sit-ups.
b You have 10 more to do, Yoshi. You can't give up now.
a But honestly, I'm exhausted.
b I don't care if you're exhausted. This is where it counts.
a How about I just do three more?
b No! Ten more sit-ups. Nobody realises what it takes to get in shape.
a You are worse than a drill sergeant!
b You have not seen anything yet. Now, move it!
key sentence I don't care if you're exhausted.
Do you know when Maple will be back?
I have no idea why Helen chaged her mind.
I'll find out if there are any tichets left for tonight's concert.

Second story is
Mr. Yamamoto and his boss are talking about the preparations for the company-wide meeting.
a So, Mr. Yamamoto, how are the preparations for the company-wide meeting coming along?
b We seem to be on schedule. We haven't had one of these in the long time.
a Exactly, so we should be careful. We might be forgetting some details.
b What about the dress code?
a Please ask the employees to wear business casual.
b They usually do anyway.
a Well, I've noticed that some have been wearing tennis shoes to work recently.
b That's true. I'll send everyone a memo.
key sentence please ask the employees to wear the business casual.
Speak into the microphone, please.
Please hold on the line while I put you through to the manager.
Take it easy. Every thing's going to be OK.

Third story is
Two students are talking about NewYork City.
a This is actually my first time to live in a foreign country.
b Welcome to New York. You're not alone. People from all over the world come to live and work here.
a Yes, I know New York is a very diverse city.
b That's true. It's a melting pot of different cultures.
a What do you have any advice for me?
b Don't be overawed. And enjoy the amazing variety of food you can find here.
a Thanks for the tip.
key sentence is don't be overawed.
Don't talk to me in that tone of voice.
Don't get me wrong. I like him, but just as a friend.
Never let anyone walk over you.

Last story is
Two persons are staying in a hotel.
a Well, that was the most delicious food I've had in a long, long time.
b Me too. The sashimi was particularly good, right?
a Yeah, but the dessert buffet was what really impressed me.
b I know you have a sweet tooth! Anyway we have to wake up early tomorrow.
a Yes, we have an early flight.
b Oh, No! I can't find my hotel room key.
a Again? You are always losimg your keys.
b Ah, now I see why. There's a hole in my pocket.
a Well, let's go back to the restaurant. The key's probably there.
key sentence is there is a hole in my pocket.
There was a big earthquake last night. Scary!
There is a guy who staring at you.
There seems to be lots of confusion regarding the schedule.

「楽しい英会話」の会の記録(20210623)

Today’s speech is a talk from ラジオ英会話.

Topic is causative verb let, predicate verb whose object is past particle, predicate verb whose object is to-infinitive, that clause.

First story is
Roxy and her father are talking about the Super Eat App.
a Roxy, Mom is busy, and I don't feel like cooking today.
b No problem, Dad. Let's order take-out.
a OK. Where are the friers?
b Friers? You can just use the SuperEeats app on your phone.
a How does it work?
b This app lets you choose from any restaurant in the area. Let me know if you need help.
a I need help right now!
b OK. What kind of food do you want?
a Anything but seafood paella.
key sentence is this app lets you choose from any restaurant in the area.
Such causative verb as let are make, have.
Make is used forcely, have is used business like and let is used loosely.
Let me know it Fryday works for you.
I'll let you know as soon as I get any news.
My brother won't let anyone else drive his new car.

Second story is
Casper and his friend are talking about his dump on his hand.
a Casper, what's that bump on your hand!
b Oh, this? it's weird isn't it? It doesn't hurt though.
a What's that thing?
b I did some reserch on the net. It's called a Bible bump.
a Why is it called that?
b In the old days, people used a heavy book like the Bible to try to flatten them.
a That's not a good idea. You should have it looked at by a doctor.
b I will, one of these days.
key sentence is you should have it looked at by a doctor.
Such predict verb whose object is past particle as looked is cut.
I have to have my hair cut.
I'll have my best suit cleaned for the wedding.
I think I should get my eyes tested.
You need to have your head examined if you think we're getting a pay raise.

Third story is
Hiroki and his friend are talking about his cavity.
a Hiroki, what ard you doing?
b Brushing my teeth.
a I can see that. But why in the hallway?
b The restroom was crowded.
a You are constantly washing teeth at work these days.
b My dentist told me to brush my teeth more often.
a Did you have a cavity?
b Yeah, two cavities. I was in shock.
a But the dentest detected them in their early stage, right?
b Yes. That's lucky.
key sentence my dentist told me to brush my teeth more often.
The dentist urges me to brush my teeth.
Such predicate verb as tell are ask, want, expect.
Tell him to mind their own business.
The coach asked the players to give it their all.
My parents want me to become a layer, but I want to be a movie star.

Last story is
A couple are talking about her daughter's recital.
a How long before it's Chiaki's turn?
b You asked me just 5 minutes ago.
a Did I? So, how long?
b About 10 minutes, OK?
a 10 minutes? She must be really nervous right now.
b No, she's fine. You're the one who's nervous.
a No, I'm not. I just want her recital to be a great succcess, that's all.
b Listen. I told you yesterday's rehearsal went really well. Stop worrying.
a OK. So, how long?
b Aargh!
key sentence I told you yesterday's rehearsal went really well.
Lucy told me she loved me.
I'm sorry. I didn't realize this seat t was
already taken.
Could you inform all the staff and students that there will be a fire drill next Monday?

[Today's tips]
licence number
stearing wheel
winch shield
ignition key
hubcap
rear view mirror

Now I've been weak at the dentist.
And my granddaughter too. She likes sweets. So she had two cavities. we constantly take her to the dentist every two month.

「楽しい英会話」の会の記録(20210616)

Today’s speech is a talk from ラジオ英会話.

Topic is basic sentence pattern.
predicate verb whose object is gerund, verbs of perception, causative verb make, causative verb have.
two colleagues are talking about the place to brush teeth.
a Oh, Hiroki, can I talk to you in private?
b Just a minute. My mouth is full of toothpaste. OK. What's up?
a I have a request. Can you stop brushing your teeth over the kitchen sink?
b Does it bother you?
a Yes, it does. And other colleagues have been complaining about it too. people use this sink to wash their coffee mugs.
b Where can I brush my teeth then?
a How about using the men's restroom?
b OK. Sorry.
key sentence is Can you stop brushing your teeth over the kitchen sink?
Look! It's stopped raining
I've not finished painting the bedroom, yet.
We are considering starting our own business.

Story is a couple are talking about high calories cookie.
a Yoshi, what's behind your back?
b What? Nothing.
a I saw you trying to hide something. Show me.
b I'm not hiding anything.
a Aha! I knew it! A Macadamian nut chocolate chip cookie. So that explains it.
b What?
a You have been gaining weight even though I have been cooking healty meals for you.
b It's a little snack.
a Do you know how many calories are in this?
b It says only 500.
a Only?
key sentence I saw you trying to hide something!?
I 've seen her performing live. She was awesome.
I heard my boss angry on the telephone just now.
I noticed a strang guy entering our office building a short while ago.

Story is two colleagues are talking about diet.
a All you are having for lunch is a salad?
b Yes, I'm on a diet. I have to lose at least 10 kilos.
a You'll get hungry later, though. I know you. Besides, you need to exercise.
b I know. My wife made me join a gym. I hate going there, though.
a Why?
b The trainer is very strict.
a Are you afraid of him?
b Her. No
a Then what's made you cry?
b I bit into a hot chili.
key sentence is My wife made me join a gym.
Our English teacher always makes us laugh.
Please make yourselves comfortable.
The coach made me do 20 push-ups for being late.

Two colleagues are talking about a calling from a customer.
a Where did Yoshi go?
b He went to the convenience store.
a It's after lunchtime. He is not suposed to take long breaks all the time.
b Why do you need him?
a I got a call from a customer about one of our products. Only Yoshi can answer the question.
b I'll have him call the customer back, OK?
a Great. Here' the telephone number. She sounded kind of angry.
b I'll make sure that Yoshi calls her immediately.
a Yhank you.
key sentence is I'll have him call the customer back, OK?
The teacher had us work in groups.
The physiotherapist had me do stretching exercise.
Don't worry. I'll have my top mechanic take a look at it.

「楽しい英会話」の会の記録(20210609)

Today’s speech is a talk from ラジオ英会話.
Topic is subject using to-infinitive(gerund), that clause, interrogative, predicate verb whose object is to-infinitive.
Story is two persons are talking about singing.
a Hey, Fiona, How come you're always singing?
b Well, I read that to sing is good for your health.
a Do yoy really believe that?
b Of course, it has some kind of chemical effect on your brain. and you feel happier.
a Mmm. I'm not convinced. Singing can't be that powerful.
b OK, How about we go to karaoke and after that you can tell me how you feel.
a Sounds good. I 'm free this Friday. And you?
b Me too.
key sentence is to sing is good for your health.
Singing can't be that powerful.
To cheat on a test is wrong.
Cheating on a test is wrong, you know!
To remain healthy is my main aim.
Swimming in the sea is very refreshing.
Playing video game for hours on end can't be good for your eyes.

Story is Tom and Masami are dating.
Shota isn't happy about it.
a Tom, did you talk to Sota today?
b I saw earlier, He looked different.
a DIdn't he? He is wearing stylish clothes today.
b Yeah, I wonder why?
a The guyes don't change their fashion for no reason. That he is hiding something is obvious.
b Dont'you think he is trying to impress someone?
a Of course, The question is, who?
b Maybe it's you.
a Me? But I'm dating you now.
b Yea, and I don't think he is happy about it.
key sentence is that he is hiding is obviois.
That I failed the test shocked me!
That we were not working soon became obvious.
That my class room teacher didn't remember my name really upset me.

Story is an android Jeanie and Doctor Frank-N-Stein are talking about Manners.
a Jeannie, you just dropped your coffee cup on the ground.
b What's wrong with that?
a That's called littering, and it's not good manners.
b Why are manners so important?
a Oh, dear. You are an android, so I need to explain these things to you.
b I'm sorry, Dr. Frank-N-Stein.
a No need to apologize. Manners are important because what you do shows people who you are.
b I understand now. I won't litter anymore.
a Thank you, Jeannie.
key sentence is manners are important because what you do shows people who you are.
What you are saying doesn't make sense.
Whether you succeed is less important than doing your best.
Why don't just ask her out is beyond me.
Go for it.

Story is Jessica and Professoer are talking about Jessica's dream.
a So, does that answer your question, Jessica?
b Yes, it does. Thank you Professor.
a My pleasure. Now I have a question for you.
b For me?
a Yes, I'm curious. When did you decide to become an anchaeologist?
b I thought I told you, but maybe you forgot.
a It's possible.
b When I was a high school student, I saw a movie about a famous anchaeologist.
a And that really inspired you?
b Absolutely. Now I want to discover something fantastic like her.
key sentence Absolutely. Now I want to discover something fantastic like her.
So, does that answer your question, Jesdica? (無生物主語)
The cloch says that we have still 10 minutes before closing time. (無生物主語)
I want to speak English fluently.
I decided to hire a personal trainer.
I promise to call you everyday whilw I 'm away.
Such verbs whose object is to-infinitive as 'want' are 'decide', 'promise', 'plan', 'hope', 'expect'.

Now karaoke has some kind of chemical effect on your brain.
It has mental effect and physical effect.
Mental effect is..
The loud voice is basis of health and adjusts autonomic nerve.
It changes quantity and ingredient of saliva
and decreases stress hormone.
Physical effect is..
Its abdominal breathing trains your trunk.
Its words and melody activates your brain.
It has the effect of losing weight.
It improves bloodstream (blood circulation) and raises immunity.