Today’s lesson is the text book, 'Toutchstone' unit6 『Around town』Finding places, Getting around.
Q1 Is there a cafe with free Wi-Fi near here.
A1 Yes, there is.
Q1 Are there any cafes with free Wi-Fi near here.
A1 Yes there is one.
Q2 Could you give me directions to the Rock'n'Roll Museum? Here is Parking Garage.
A2 Sure. Go straight ahead for 2 blocks. You are going to see farry terminal. Make a right and go down the street about a block. It's on the left.
Q3 Can you tell me how to get to Panther Studium? Here is Ocean Hotel.
A3 Sure. Go to the end of this block, and turn right. Walk up two blocks. You can miss it.すぐわかる。
Today's chips in the class
(1) behind(in back of), in front of, next to, between, inside, outside, on F street, on the corner of Main and Second, across from(opposit)
(2)It's right up this street.まさにちょうどこの通りにある
The teacher presented two hearing stories.
Mr. and Mrs. Bryan lived in London.
Mr. Bryan worked in bank there. Mrs. Bryan always bought the meat at the butchery near the bank.
The meat in that shop. It's very good. Then the bank sent Mr. Bryan to NewYork. They bought house there. Then Mrs. Bryan began looking for the butchery. There was one near the house. And she went to the shop and found the nice piece of meat.
'I want two kiros of that'. she said to the butchery. And he began to cut it. But Mrs. Bryan said 'You are giving me a lot of bone in that'. The butchery answered 'No, I'm not. You are going to pay the bone'.
the other story
Mr. and Mrs. Berry had 4 children. One day Mrs. Berry went out. And Mr. Berry stayed at home with the children. They were upstairs in their bedroom. Mr. Berry read the newspaper for one hour. And he heard someone upstairs. 'Go up to the bedroom and stay there' he shouted. A few minutes later, he heard someone upstairs again.'Go up stairs or I'm going to goad' he said angrily. Then there was someone knocked front door. Mr. Berry went to door.
One of neighbours was there. And he asked 'Is my son there?'. 'Yes, I'm here' said someone upstairs. 'But Mr. Berry always stops me going home.'
Here is a talk from ラジオ英会話.
topic is Script of asking to.
First story is that a person asks his colleague how to use the copy machine.
a Hi, Julia. Would you mind lending me a hand with this copy machine?
b Sure. Just give me a minute.
a Oh. take your time. I'm in no hurry.
b OK. What do you need to do?
a How do I select the papersize?
b You just press this button and then this one.
Didn't you read the manual?
a I'm really bad at understanding those manuals.
b Well, please learn this function, and you'll use it a lot.
key sentence is that Hi, Julia. Would you mind borrowing me a hand with this copy machine?
This is the basic pattern of asking.
Excuse me. Would it be possible to take a picture with you?
Hey, Jim. Can you meet me after work today?
Hi, Patricia. Is there any chance you could work late night?
We really need to finish this report.
Second story is that two colleagues are talking about today's get-together.
a So, Julia, we'll see you at the restaurant at 6, right?
b Actually, something just came up.
Could you tell the guys I won't be able to make it to this evening's get-together.
a Oh, no. What happened?
b I have to work over-time tonight.
a All the guys will be disappointed. They were looking forward to you being there.
b I know. I wanted to go. But the boss said it needs to be done tonight.
a What a party pooper.野暮
key sentence is that actually, something just came up. Could you tell the guys I won't be able to make it to this evening's get-together.
a person talks about the reason and asks her colleague to tell the other colleagues not to join this evening's get-together.
Actually, I just remember I have a dentist appointment. Could you pick up the kids?
Sorry to trouble you, but it's a bit hot in here. Could you open the window, please.
By the way, A few of us are going for a drink after work. Would you like to join us?
Third story is that a boss asks her staff to work.
a Hi, Frank, Could you give our Japanese visitors a tour of the factory today? I'd be very grateful.
b I'd like to, Lisa, but I'm really busy today. Can you ask Janet?
a Oh, right. Janet speaks Japanese, doesn't she?
b Yes, she lived in Osaka.
a That's great. The visitors are from Osaka. Thanks for the tip.
b Sure, no problem. I'd really like to show them around, but today's bad for me.
a Don't worry about it.
key sentence is that Could you give our Japanese visitors a tour of the factory today? I'd be very gtateful.
Before expressing her gratitude the manager asks her staff to work.
I was wondering if you chair tomorrow's staff meeting. I'd really be very grateful.
Could you set up a conference call?
I would really appreciate it.
Would it be possible for you to expand on that?
I 'd be very thankful.
Last story is that a brother asks his sister
a good place to take a girl who he has got a date with.
a Hi, Kate. I've got a date with Maya today. Can you recommend a good place to take her (to)? I'll owe you one.
b What kind of food does she like?
a I heard she likes spicy food.
b In that way, there's a great Thai restaurant near hear. Their chiken curry is excellent.
a But, she's a vegetarian.
b No problem. Thier vegetable curry is awesome too.
a Sounds great. Now I need some cool clothes.
b Good luck.
key sentence is that Hey, Kate. I've got a date with Maya tomorrow. Can you recommend a good place to take her? I'll owe you one.
Offering the reward, a brother ask his sister to recommend a good place.
Hi, Rebecca. I'm going on a business trip to Hawaii next week.Could you water my plant? I'll get you some delicious macadamia nuts!
Would you mind manning our booth at the tradeshow? We'll offer you $300 a day.
K could really use your help with learning how to teach effectively online. In return, I'll get you a nice bottle of red wine. OK