Today’s speech is a talk from ラジオ英会話.
Topic is script of degree of possibility.
First story is A boy and his teacher are talking about his research presentation.
a Ms. Sato, I'm not sure about my research presentation tomorrow. I'm nervous.
b Don't be nervous. You will do fine.
a I hope it won't be boring.
b What is the presentation about?
a It's about a historical person from the Edo period. His name is Kinpara Meizen. He supervised the construction of large public works in our town.
b It sounds interesting to me. I have no doubt that you will do a great job.
a Thanks for your encouragement, Ms. Sato.
key sentence is it sounds interesting. I have no doubt that you will do agreat job.
K have nodoubt that you will be a valuable asset to our company.
It's an important interview. You are bound to feel nervous.
I'm sure everything will work out fine in the end.
Second story is that a boy and his mom are talking about his Dad's guitar.
a Oh, Jeff, dont stop playing.
b Thanks. Mom, but I have a problem. I
scratched Dad's new guitar with my pick. See.
a Where? This? The chances are that your Dad won't even notice such a tiny scratch.
b I hope you are right, Mom. He paid a lot of money for this.
a It was going to get scratched anyway. You know the way your Dad plays.
b That's true. Anyway. I hope he doesn't get mad.
a Don't worry. He won't.
key sentence is The chances are that your Dad won't even notice such a tiny scratch.
The chances are that we'll have everything done by Fryday.
It likes that Selena will be late. She almost always is!
I expect that business will pick up after the summer.
The third story is that a couple is talking about assembling TV cabinet.
a How's that TV cabinet coming along, Koichi?
b My hand is getting sore. It may take a little longer than we expected.
a But the man at the furniture store said it would take no more than 20minutes.
b Sure, if you have the right kind of power tools.
All I have is this tiny screwdriver.
a There is no hurry, of course, but you look thirst. Shall I give you a glass of lemonade?
b Darling, you're an angel.
key sentence is it may take a little longer than we expected.
There may be some minor side effects.
Be careful. It might be a scam call to get your money.
Do you think it's possible that there is life on Mars?
The last story is that a pair is talking about Halloween party.
a I'm looking forward to the Halloween party.
I hope I can see a lot of unusual costumes there.
b Wow, Sergei, you've really become a fun of Halloween.
a We don't have Halloween in my country, but I enjoy this tradition here every year.
b Oh, no! I just got an email from the boss.
I have to work over time on the 31st.
a What about the Halloween party?
b It's doubtful that I'll be able to make it.
key sentence is it's doubtful that I'll be able to make it.
It's doubtful that I'll be able to meet the deadline.
I dropped my cell phone into the lake. I guess there is not much hope of finding it.
There is little chance that I'l be chosen for the job.
There are some possibility to participate in the Halloween party.
I have no doubt that I will be able to make it.
This possibility is high.
The chances are that I will be able to make it.
This possibility is not low.
I may make it.
This possibility is 50%.
It is doubtful that I will be able to make it.
This possibility is low.
Now, how do you feel about the boss?
What a party pooper.
The text book, 'Toutchstone' unit7 'Going ready' was added to today's lesson.
LessonA Getting ready
Today's chips in the class
(1) I'm no where near ready.
I 've not finished at all yet.
(3) Why are you going exactly?
Why are you going concretely? (specifically)
(4) Good luck with your list.
Hang in there.