Today’s lesson is a lecture from the text book, 'Toutchstone' unit5.
Q1 Do you remember your first close friend?
Actually, he was my cousin. his dad took us to many fantastic places in my childhood,
And we used to travel to interesting places, such as Nikko, Sendai, Hidatakayama and so on by car in my shool days.
Q2 Do you remember learning to swim?
After my retiring, I have commuted a swimming club for my health. It has a good swimming school and good
coaches. there I learned how to swim a lot. For example, butterfly stroke, back stroke,
breast stroke and crawl stroke, what we call, swimming in the individual 400-meter medley.
I felt so formidable because I couldn’t swim fast.
Q3 Do you remember a time get into trouble?
In my childhood I and my cousin got together the house where our moms were born during
summer holiday. we were going to do our homework, that is making cicade specimen.
So we caught many cicadas. Then our grand mom scolded us not kill living things
Q4 Do you remember your first day of school?
My high school is on the hill. There are many stone steps. On the first day, I feared that I
should climb the mountain. But next day, I got competitive toward the preparing
Today's chips in the class
die in accident
die for injury
die of disease
die by suicide
Here is a talk from ラジオ英会話.
Topic is several phases such as ‘apart from that’, ‘for example’, ‘classic example’ and ‘such as’.
First story is that Two persons are talking about their friends, cheer leader.
a Tia, have you talked to Mary, the new cheerleader?
b Yes, she's very nice. We have to use a special phone apli to communicate, though.
b Because she has a hearing disability.
a Oh, I see. Apart from that, what else do you know about her?
b Well, she's very great cheerleader.
b Yes, she senses the music though vibrations She has great dancing skills and she helps everyone with their moves.
a You've got to introduce me to her!
key sentence is Apart from that, what else do you know about her?
Aside from economy, what else will be discussed?
I know evryone here apart from guys over there.
Putting aside your personal feelings, who doyou think should be promoted?
Second story is A couple come across at a book store.
b You speak Japanese very well.
a I speak many languages, for example, French and spanish.
b I really want to speak French.
a I'm Michel. I can teach you French.
b I'm Yayoi. It's nice to meet you. What do you do for a living?
a Well, I'm a professional photegrapher. I take the scenic locations like Hakone and Kyoto.
b Wow! Can you see some of your photes?
a Of course. This is my website.
Pulses, e.g. , lentils and soybeans, are excellent for your body.
There are lots of women who have made it to the top. Take Margaret Thacher, for example.
My sister can play several musical instruments, for example, the piano and the guitar.
We are selling wines from many countries, e. g., Australia, Chili and Zouth Africa.
Prtouguese is spoken in several countries in Africa. Take Angola, for example.
Third story is that Two persons are talking about a Shakspeare play.
a That was great. It's my dream to see a Shakespear play at the Globe Theatre.
b The actor who played was brilliant. Othello is a classic example of a tragic hero.
a I agree. I studieded the play when I was in high school.
a Yes, I even wrote an essay about it. And I got a good grade.
b Oh, yes. You were very good at English, weren't you?
a That's right.
key sentence is I even wrote an esday abouy it and I got a good grade.
Several factors contribute global warming. Burning fossil fuels is an obvious examples.
There are many English radio programs, Radio Eikaiwa, for instance, is on every morning from 6:45.
We witnessed numerous cases of extreme malnutrition.
The VAR system isn't working. The chaos it caused at today's match is a case in point.
This church is the most striking example of his architectural style.
Many celebrities were born poor. Charlie Chaplin, for instance.
Many billionaires started with nothing. Gill Bates is a case in point.
Last story is that two persons are talking about their traveling in England they have enjoyed right now.
a We really enjoyed traveling in England. I want to go back one day.
b Me too. It' a really interesting country.
a Did you take a lot of photes?
b Of course. It' going to take a while to organize them.
a Well, we have a long fright ahead of us, so you can get started already.
b Right. But first, I need a drink. I'm thirsty.
a Drinks such as coffee, tea, and fruit juice are complimentary.
b Mmm. Apple juice sounds good.
key sentence is Drinks such as coffee, tea, and frui juice are complimentary.
We lmport many products such as clothes and accesssories.
The report covers a number of areas, particularly funding and advertising.
I love the impressionist artists - Monet, Degas and Renoir, to name but a few.
Vegetables such spinach and carrots are rich in nutrition.
I will research language- learning trends, particularly in Southeast Asia.
Kyoto has manybeautiful temples - Kinkakuji, Nanzenji, Ryoanji, to name but a few.