Today’s lesson is the text book, 'Toutchstone' unit8 'at home','Things at home'
(1)Usual adjective order
opinion, size, shape, color, nationality, material
I don’t like the weird rectangular grey Chinese metal mirror. Which one do you like?
(2)Do you mind/
Q1 Do you mind if I make a quick call? A1 No, Go ahead or Yes, I do.
Q2 Would you mind answering the door for me? A2 No, not all. or Yes, I would.
Q1 How about the orange speakers (ones) on the right?
A1 Well, the speakers(they) go with the tablet cover. 似合っている
Q2 Are (there) the others here yet? 他の人たちもう来てますか？
A2 Yes, there are.
Q3 I’m running a bit late. ちょっと遅いのであわてています。
Would you mind helping me in the kitchen?
A3 No, not all.
3.Listening and strategies Could you do me a favor?
What’s the problem in each case?
(1) His friend throws away the cushion his grandpapa gave him when he was younger into the trashbox.
(2) Room is mess because she will have to study for exam.
(3) They don’t have salad.
(4) She can’t bring her dryer.
Today's chips in the class
(1)Wireless earphones are called buds.
Here is a talk from ラジオ英会話.
Topic is script of conversation to ask for decision, to speak an impression, to ask the impression and to ask one to explain.
First story is Sam and Janet are talking about an online party.
a Hi, Sam. Can you hear me? I've never participated in an online party before.
b Yes, I can hear you, Janet. Don't worry. It's a new thing for all of us.
a How do you change the background like yours?
b Look at the bottom of the screem. There is a green buttom.
a Where? Oh, now I see it.
b In my opinion, we should practice before the party. What do you think?
a I think so too.
key sentence is In my opinion, we should practice before the party. What do you think?
In this case we can ask for decision.
I think we should give her a second chance.
What do you think?
This is the outline of my report. Am I on the right track?
That is a summary of our company's present situation. Are we on the same page?
Second story is is two colleagues are taklking about Ryan.
a Hey Gilbert, I heard some news about Ryan.
b Ryan? How long has it been since he left the company?
a About 4 months. Looks like his new company is succeeding. That 's good news isn't it?
b Yes. Ryan's dream is to start his own company.
a It seems that there are many people who needs his services.
b What kind of company is it?
a Men's cosmetics. He seems to be really enjoying the work.
b Wow, that's great.
key sentence is Looks like his new company is succeeding.
In this case we can speak an impression.
The rain has stopped. Looks like we can have our barbeque after all.
It seems that I was mistaken. The restaurant does accept bitcoin.
Matt seems to be quite interested in Maya.
Are they an item?
Third story is two persons are talking about the Desperate Rats.
a What do you make of the new lead singer of the Desperate Rats?
b Bill Bungalow? He made quite an impression on me at their last concert.
a Isn't he amazing? He reminds me of John Lennon.
b Yes, his voicd is similer. I love his accent.
a The group has gone through a lot of changes this year.
b I know. They got a new guitarist too. He is almost as good as the old one, but not quite.
a I agree.
key sentence is what do you make of the lead singer of the Desperate Rats?
In this case we can ask the impression.
What do you make of her? Is she right for this position or not?
What kind of an impression did the last applicant give you? Confident? Cheerful?
How was your trip to Finland? Did you go to Santa Claus Village?
Last story is two persons are talking about a personal question.
a Ted, can I ask you a personal question?
b Sure, if it's not too personal.
a You are always so positive and happy. Why is that?
b Actually, when I was younger, I was really negative all the time. But I changed.
a Could you explain how you changed?
b I started to forcus on the good things in my life, not the bad things.
a Is that all?
bYes, it's as simple as that.
key sentence is You are always so positive and happy. Why is that?
In this case we can ask one to explain.
Why are you so hunger all the time? You eat a lot, aren't you? you eat like a horse.
You say you hate distance work, don't you? Why is that?
What makes you sure he'll ask you out?