Today’s lesson is the text book, 'Toutchstone' unit5 'Teenage years'
(1) how to use " I mean"..
you can say "I mean" to correct yourself when you say the wrong word or name.
Example ..This English class starts at 9:30, I mean, at 10：00.
(2) teenage years
Q1 Where were you born? Did you spend your teens there?
Q2 What’s one thing you remember about school?
Q3 What were your subject in school and your worst?
Today's chips in the class
(1) “break” means “recess”
(2) My best subject was science, especially biology, and that’s what I ended up doing for my degree.（その最良な科目は最後には私が学位をとるまでになったものだ）
(3) Being stuck between being a kid and being adult.〈子供であることと大人であることの間に拘っている状況）
(4) "hard work" means “labours”〈勤労）
(5) What do you miss about your teen years?
”miss” means “long for” (あなたの１０代について何を懐かしいと思うか）
(6) one piece of advice.. advice is uncountable noun such as information
(7) It’s a great time- so have a great time. (いい時代だから多いに楽しみなさい）
Here is a talk from ラジオ英会話.
topic is Script of conversation.
First story is that A girl gives a boy who has a crush on her friend some advices..
a Hey, how's it going, Jack?
b Not too bad.
a Not too bad? Sounds like something's not so good.
b No, really. Everything's fine.
a Oh, I know what it is. You have a crush on Debbie, don't you?
b What? Who told you that?
a I see how you look at her every time she walks into this shop. Just tell her how you feel.
b Is it that obvious?
a Come on, Jack. I wasn't born yesterday.
key sentence is Hey, how's it going, Jack?
Not too bad.
Hi. How's it going, Lucy?
Pretty good , thanks. How about you?
OK, but I have an important test tomorrow, so I'm a bit stressed.
Second story is that A girl thanks her English teacher.
a Hi, Natsumi. What a coincidence!
b Oh, Mr. Stevens. How have you been?
a Pretty good, thanks. How many years has it been since you graduated?
b It has been four years already.
a Are you enjoying working in the big city?
b Yes. Actually, I'm using English at my job.
Your lessons have helped me a lot.
a I'm glad to hear that. Well, it's really good to see you again. Take care.
b Thank you, Mr. Stevens. You too.
key sentence is that How have you been? Pretty good, thanks.
Hi, I'm glad to see you again. How have you been?
Well lots of stuff has happened since we last met.What shoud I begin?
Good, thanks. Just got back from studying abroad inthe UK. How abou you?
Third story is that A daughter asks her father to sell a new shaved ice.
a Good morning, What's wrong, Dad?
b Oh, nothing serious. we sold only three cups of shaved ice yesterday.
a Only three? What happened? We are selling dozens before.
b Other shops have started selling rose wine-flavored shaved ice. There's too much competition.
a I have an idea. Let's try selling caviar- flaverd chaved ice.
b Caviars? Isn't that salty?
a Yes, but young people like salty desserts these days.
b Where should we get caviar-flaverd syrup?
a Let me look into it, Dad.
key sentence is Good morning. What's wrong, Dad? Oh, nothing serious.
Hey, what happend to leg?
Hei, Mel, what's matter ?
Why are you crying?
I love your earrings!
Last story is that the girl’s presentation was appreciated by a archaeologist a lot.
a Hi, Miranda. How are you? How did you your presentation go?
b I'm doing well, Takuma. My presenyation was a success.
a That's wonderful. You really worked hard on it.
b Yes, and there was a famous person in the audience.
a Really? Who was it?
b Professor Peacock, the archaeologist, was there!
He said my presentation was interesting.
a Wow, that's so great. What did he like about it?
b He like my comparison of ancient Rome with modern-day Tokyo.
key sentence is Hi. How are you? How did your presentation go?
I'm doing well, Takuma.
Hi. How it' going? I hear you are running for mayor.
How long no see. What are you up to these days?
Hi. Nico. Wha's up? Anything exciting happening in your life?