Today's lesson is the text book, 'Toutchstone' unit5 'childhood'. 'Favorite classes'
Q1 Where was your mother born?
Was your father born thee, too?
Q2 Where did you live when you were yong?
Did you grow up in a big city?
Q3 Who was your best friend in school?
How long were you friends?
Q4 Did you and your friend ever argue?
What did you fight about?
Q5 Who took care of you when you were little?
Did your mother have a job?
Q6 Did you ever get in trouble?
(Were you ever scolded?)
What did you do?
Today's chips in the class
(1) Ling lived in Sao Paulo for six years. Ling lived in Sao Paulo until she was six.
(2) English is required. French is optional.
(3) There are a lot of Spanish speaker around here.
(5) Almost people learned Russian.
(6) It's almost summer.(soon)
Here is a talk from ラジオ英会話.
topic is Comparison and contract.
First story is that a salesman and his boss are talking about his sales record.
a Hiroki, congratulations! You've equaled the record for exceeding the quarterly sales quota.
b Really? I can't believe it. Who do I share it with?
a Actually, it's me. I doubled my quota in my first year as a rep. Similarly, you doubled yours last quarter.
b So, do I get a big bonus?
a I'm afraid not. But if you beat the record next quarter, you'll get a huge bonus.
b OK, I 'm sure I can do even better. Just watch me.
key sentence is that I doubled my quota in my first year as a rep. Similarly, you doubled yours last quarter.
Smoking is bad for your health. In the same way, drinking too much can damage your health.
Likewise, all our other branches are making budget cuts.
Our school has strict rules.Similarly, my parents have too.
In the same way, teacher must boost children's confidence.
It' has been a real pleasure doing buisiness with you. Likewise
Second story is that Two colleagues are talking about their Head Quarters.
a Welcome to our headquarters. My name is Brian.
b Nice to meet you, Brian. I'm Taeko. I've seen pictures of this place on your website. But it's bigger than I imagined.
a Yes, We've recently expanded. Our company is growing all the time. So, do you live in Tokyo, Is that right?
b Yes, I live in a convenient part of the city.
On the other hand, the rent is high.
a Oh, it's probably not as high as this area.
key sentence is I live in a convenient part of the city. On the other hand, the rent is high.
You are enjoykng a nice vacation, while I'm still working 12 hours a day here.
In the contrast to railways in other countries, Japanese trains are extremely punctual.
Contact sports are exciting. On the other hand, they are risky.
On the other hand, I want to get married, but on the other hand, I don't want to lose my freedom.
My sister is outgoing, while I'm very shy.
Third story is that A principal and his student are talking about their school's festival this year.
a Compared to last year, this year's school festival was huge success.
b I agree. What did we do differently this year?
a Some students created a special phone app.
b Oh, really? How does it work?
a Well, students with the app go to every booth and take a selfie next to it. If they go to more than 10 booths, they get a prize.
b What a great idea! Let's do it again next year.
key sentence is Compare to last year, this year's school festival was a huge success.
My golf skills are abysmal, compared to Kito's.
Chris is not stingy at all. On the contrary, he is very generous.
I thought his latest movie was rather boring in comparison with his others.
The last story is that Elder sister and her brother are talking about a girl he met.
a Martin, is something wrong? You seem a little down.
b Did I? Well, I've been thinking about a girl I met.
a A girl? Where did you meet her?
b At the anime event I went to last week.
a Did you exchange phone numbers?
b Yes, but she hasn't called me yet.
a Instead of waiting for her to call you, why don't you just text her?
b I'll wait a bit longer.
a Come on. Be more assertive!
b You always say that.
key sentence is Instead of waiting for her to call you, why don't you just text her?
Can I have French fries instead of rice?
No problem. I'll catch a ride with Janet instead.
I prefer to stay home rather than go out tonight.