Today’s speech is a talk from ラジオ英会話.
Topic is the degree of difficulty, risk, importance and rightness.
First story is a daughter and her father are talking about the Chistmass dinner.
a What are you doing with those old notebooks, Dad?
b I'm trying to make a Christmass dinner guest list. It's hard to find people's contact information!
a Don't worry about it. I'll take care of the invitations. The biggest problem is making the dinner.
b Making a traditional Christmass dinner is easy. You liked my Thanksgiving Turkey, didn't you?
b Yes, it was great.
a The Christmass Turkey will be even better. And this time, I won't burn the pie.
key sentence is It's hard to find people's contact information!
Organizing a staff party is easy. Let me handdle it.
It's hard to make end's meet on my salary. I'm looking for better life.
Lucy is lmpossible to beat.She's too good.
Second story is Houston and Omega are communicating about a problem.
a Houston, this is Omega one. Do you copy?
b Copy. Omega.
a Houston, we have a problem.
b Say, that again, Omega.
a We have a problem.
b What sort problem, Omega?
a I 'm getting a red light on the fuel indicator. I'm going to play it safe and shutdown the engine.
b Very well. It's too risky to keep the engine running with a red warning.
a Agreed, Houston.
b We are working on the problem now.
a Roger, Houston.
key sentence is I'm going to play it safe.
It's possiblly nothing serious. You had better play it safe and go to the hospital.
There's not much chance of getting pickpocketed. But remain alert.
It's too risky to drive in ice and snow. Let's take the train.
Third story is two persons are talking about painting.
a Bob, how do you paint so quickly? You're really fast.
b Well, it's important to practice painting regularly.
As the saying goes ' Use it or lose it !'
a You don't even look at the thing you're painting!
b Right. It is of great importance to use your imagination.
a But, I don't have a good imagination like you.
b You can develop that too. The important thing is to relax. That really helps.
a OK, I'll give it a try.
key sentence it's important to practice painting regularly.
I think it's important to protect minority languages.
It's of great importance to develop your listening skills.
This will reduce the chance of miscommunication.
It's important to drink plenty of water during exercise.
The last story is a couple are talking about their trip to Hokkaido.
I modified this story a bit.
a I think we should postpone our trip to Hokkaido.
b What? No way! We've been looking forward to this trip for ages.
a I know, but have you seen the broad forcast ? They're warning of a coronavirus pandimic for this week end.
b Yes, but it might not be that bad. Forcasts are often wrong. The government doesn't stop GoTo-Travel-Campaign.
a Still, I don't think we should take the risk. We can go another time.
b Well, I suppose you are right. Let's wait until the coronavirus situation is better.
key sentence is I suppose you are right.
What you say is correct. I'm glad you mentioned that.
Well, I suppose you're right. There's nothing more we can do here. Let's go.
I'm afraid that's not exactly right. We recorded everything with a hidden camera.