Here is a talk from ラジオ英会話.
Topic is Fixed form expression of asking and replying.
First story is Two colleagues are talking about enjoying doing some writing.
a Good morning, Will. How was your weekend?
b It was fine, thanks.
a Did you do anything special.
b Well, I was finally able to enjoy doing some writing on the terrace of my favorid cafe.
a Oh, that sounds really exciting!
b It's actually quite relaxing. The hardest part is finding a seat because it's always crowded on weekends.
a That's true. By the way, what do you usually write about?
b I just write whatever comes to my mind.
key sentence is Oh, that sounds really exciting.
We show our interest in what the partner said.
We're going to Cambodia to see Angkor Wat this summer.
Really ? That sounds fascinating.
The teacher is taking us to the British Museum on Friday.
Oh, that sounds really interesting.
That sounds scary . There is no way I'd ever try bungee jumping.
That sounds inyeresting.
I'll definitedly check it out this weekend.
What an idiot!
Nobody tells their boss to shut up.
Second story is A secretery is asked to book a restaurant by her boss.
a An important client from France is coming here next Friday. Her name is Marrie Roussau.Yayoi, can you book a good restaurant
for the evening?
b Sure. No problem. What kind of food does sho like?
a I know she likes Japanese food.
b Would it be OK if I reserved a table at the sushi resraunt in the Hotel New Otani?
a Good idea. The sushi there is excellent.
b How many people should I reserve it for?
a Let's see...eight.
key sentence is Would it be if I reserved a table at the sushi restaurant in Hotel New Otani?
We reply to what the partner asked us for.
Would it be possible for you to come to my office tomorrow morning around 11:00?
Can you book a good restaurant for the evening?
Would it be OK if I invited Jackey to the party?
Would it be possible to reschedule Friday's meeting?
Can you teach me how to write an effective resume?
Third story is Two students are talking about one's break before the next semester.
a Hi Bill.
b Hi, Lorrain. I thought you were away on a trip somewhere.
a That's next week. I'm going to Boracay, for a nice break before the next semester.
b Boracay? Where's that?
a It's a beautiful island in the Philippines, famous its white sand beaches.
b Sounds like paradise.
a Yes, I'm looking forward to it. By the way, would you mind watering my plants while I 'm away.
b No problem. But I'll expect a wonderful souvenir.
a Of course!
key sentence is would you mind watering my plants while I 'm away.
We ask our pertner to do something politely.
Could you possibly lower your voice?
I was wondering if you could babysit for us tommorow evening.
Can I ask your favor?
Can I ask your something?
I'm sorry to trouble you, but do you know if there's a public toilet near here?
I know you are busy, but could you spare a couple minutes to check this report.
Would you mind holding my bag?
I was wondering if let me stay at your place for a few nights?
Sorry to trouble you, we're trying to get to Akihabara.
A person asks the boss to leave early the company.
a MR. Carter. Could I leave early today?
b Well, you 've already finished the report I asked you fof so that should be no problem.
a Thanks. It's my daughter's birthday today.
b Oh, how old is she now?
a She just turned seven.
b She's already seven? Are you going to get a cake for her?
a Yes, of course. I'm going to get a cake with lots of fruit.
b Sounds perfect.
key sentence is
Could I leave early today?
That should be no problem.
We reply to the partner's request.
Yes, that's fine.
Could you give me a hand with this, pleaae?
OK, Sure. It' no trouble at all. Certainly.
Excuse me. Would you mind watching my
things while I go for a swim.
Respond to this.
No, not all.
Can I borrow an umbllera?
No problem. I have a few here.
Could you possibly translate this Japanese letter for me?
No terouble at all. It' very difficult to learn Kanji, right?
Would you mind getting those filescup on the top shelf.
Not at all. That's one advantage of being tall.
Can I ask you something?
I'm sorry to trouble you, but would you mind picking Mom up at the airport? My son says he has a terrible toothache, so I need to take him to the dentist right away. Sirrh, but this is an emergency.