The nursery school my grand daughter is commuting still opened but we refrained her from attending school because the government is working to clarify certain measures to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus. Today's class opened but I was absent from so I've been looking after her all day.
Here is a talk from ラジオ英会話.
Topic is Fixed form expression of agreeing
First story is Dougter and father are talking about how to increase the hina doll sales.
a How were the hina doll sales this year?
b They were OK, but we didn't get as many customers as I expected.
a We need some new promotional tools to increase sales next year.
b I agree.Do you have any idears?
a Yes, we could make a video and put it to our website.
b What kind of video?
a I was thinking of dancing hina dolls.
b That sounds difficult. Can you make such a video?
a No problem.
Key sentence I agree.
I agree to their plan.
I agree with you.
I cannot agree with you about issue.
I think so too.
I feel the same way.
That's a good point.
I agree with Ken. We need stick together. on this. corporate with
We agree the 3% rise, but not to longer working hours.
That' a excellent point. I didn't thought of that before.
Second story is Two shop oners are talking about how to welcome students.
a Let's begin our meeting. What' the first item on the agenda?
b The university year.
a I see. Every year at this time, many new student come to my town.
We should do something to welcom them.
b I couldn't agree more. Do you have anything in mind?
a I was thinking of putting lottery boxes in shops.
That attract students.
b What kind of prize would they get?
a Maybe A free meal at my restaurant?
I completely agree.
You can say that again!
I couldn't agree more. I was thinking exactely the same thing.
You can say that again. I've never taken such a difficult test in my life.
I completely agree. That' a ideal solution as far as I'm concerned.
Third story is Two students are talking about Professor Peacock's latest book.
a Well, I finally finished reading Professor Peacock's latest book.
b What did you think?
a I believed about 25 percent of what he wr ote.
The majority of the book is pure fiction.
b Why do you say that?
a He jumps to too many conclusions. there's no evidence for his theories.
b I think I agree with most of what you are saying.
a So, why are you such a big fun of his books?
b I like his writing style.
key sentence I think I agree with what you are saying.
I suppose that you are right.
You are probably right.I think I agree with most of what you are saying.
However, in my opinion, the situation is a bit more complicated.
I suppose you have a point there, but we need to look at the bigger picture.
Last story is daughter and father goes to their video-shooting location.
a Yamanashi is so beautiful at this time of year.
b Yes, the peach blossoms look lovely.
a Oh, Dad, we just missed the buss. Let's take a taxi to get to our video- shooting location.
b Taxis are expensive. We 've already spent a lot of money for this trip.
a I disagree. Time is money.
b OK. Do you have the phone number of a taxi company?
a I can a search on my phone.
key sentence is I disagree.
I completely disagree.
That's not just true.
That's not how I see it.
I suppose you have a point there. but I don't see it that way.
Learning English words through Japanese translations is not a bad idea, but there are many words that can't be put directly into Japanese. We need to explain the nuances of such words.