Here is a talk from ラジオ英会話.
Topic is “because” , “as”.
First story is A couple are talking about sushi competition.
a I didn't win anything in sushi conpetition.
I'm really daiappointed.
b Don't be sad. Great sushi chef from around of the world come here. You did your best.
a I didn't get a prize, because I didn't prepare well enough.
b Don't say that. You should be proud of being here.
a Thanks. I will learn more techniques and come back again next year.
b That's the spirit. You will definitely get a prize someday.
keysentence is I didn't get a prize because I didn't prepare well enough.
I didn't get a prize since I didn't prepare well enough
I didn't get a prize as I didn't prepare well enough
Frank is absence because he's caught a bad cold.
Hecouldn't fly to Australia since he didn't have a visa.I had to stay in a hotel as I missed the last train.
Second story is colleagues are talking about the new emploees's welcome party.
a Joanas, sorry to be late. Just as I'm leaving the office, the boss told me he couldn't attend the party.
b So, you ard going to welcome the new emploees?
a That's right.
b OK, let's get this show to the load!
a Hi, everyone. I'm sorry to have kept you waiting. Now, without further ado. Let' give a very warm to our three new recruits. Joanas. A toast, please.
b To a bright future for our company. Cheers!
key sentence is Just as I was leaving the office, the boss told me he couldn't attend the party.
I cut my finger as I was chopping carrots.
A pickpocket stole my wallet as I was taking photes.
My mind weny blank as I was giving my speach.
Thirdstory is Two persons ate talking about last week end.
a How was your weekend?
b It was great. I went to Hirisaki and saw the cherry blossoms.
a That is one of Japan's best cherry blossoms spots.
b Right. And the castle makes it even more special. How was your weekend?
a Good. As it was sunny, we decided to have a barbecue. All the shogi club members attended.
b That sounds enjoyable too.
a Yes, Sota, our club leader, play shogi on the grill with the shrimp.
b Funny guy!
key sentence is As it was sunny, we decided to have a barbecue.
As my girl friend was upset with me, I decided to buy her some flowers.
As the train had stopped, we took a taxi.
As the speach went on, I got more and more
Last story is Two comeagues ard talking about a company-wide meeting.
a As you know, we are having a company-wide meeting next week.
b Yes, you must be very busy preparing for it.
a You can say that again.
b Do you need any help?
a Actually, I do, I need to make a presentation and add some background music, could you find me something suitable?
b Sure. What kind of do you need?
a Something very up- beat. I want to impress our sales staff.
b OK. Let me think about it.
key sentence is As you know, we are having a company-wide meeting next week.
As discussed, oir new sales cagnypain will begin next monday.
As your docter, I strongly recomend you exercise regularly.
When in Rome, do as the Romans do.