Today’s speech is a talk from ラジオ英会話.
Topic is script of conversation to ask for opinion, to ask for explanaion, ask for approval, to ask for opinion, to ask for recommendation.
First story is Professor and student are talking about the future.
a Now, I'll take any questions you may have. Yes, Jessica.
b Professor Peacock. I'm worried about the future.What do you think will happen to the human race?
If it is OK with you, could you share your opinion with us?
a Certainly. I think the future of the world is bright.
b Would you be willing to explain why?
a History shows us that people can overcome anything. So please don't lose hope.
b Thank you, professor. I won't.
key sentence is If it's OK with you, could you share your opinion with us?
Jessica asks for professor's explanation.
If it's OK with you, could you share some of your insight.
This is a different issue. Would you tell us where you stand on it?
The English proficiency level of Japanese is below the world average. What are your thoughts on that?
Second story is A person asks her friend to hire her.
a Hello, Ryan. I heard that you are looking for staff for your company.
b Yes, we just started the company in September.
a Can you tell me what kind of openings you have?
b Sure, we need people who can use technology and who can give advices about cosmetics.
a That sounds perfect for me. May I send you my resume?
b Of course. If you meet our requirements, I'll interview you next month. Would that be OK?
a Yes, thank you.
key sentence is May I sent you my resume?
The woman ask partner's approval.
Excuse me. May I use the bathroom?
I'm sorry to bother you, but could you take our picture?
If I apply for a business loan, do you think they will approve it?
Third story is two persons are talking about tap dancing.
a Hi, Gina. Can you ask your opinion about something?
b Sure, Fred. What's up?
a Well, I've startrd an activity.
b Really? What's it?
a You must promise not to laugh, OK?
b I promise.
a It's tap dancing. What do you think?
b I think it's great. What made you decide to start doing that?
a I saw some internet videos of tap dancers. They were so cool , and it looked like fun.
key sentence is It's tap dancing. What do you think?
The man ask for partner's opinion.
I'm thinking of selling my convertible sport car. What doyou think?
I want to go backpacking around the world. Do you think I'm crazy?
What do you think of me running the Honolulu Marathon?
Last story is two persons are talking about one's hair style.
a Hi, Colleen. I have a date with Miho this Saturday.
Do you have any advice for me?
b You should get a haircut at least. Your hair is too long.
a I want to look good for the date. Can you recommend a good hair salon?
b Here, check this out. I found this place on the net.
a Wow. They have a lot of cool styles for men. Which do you like?
b I like this one. It's cute.
a That's a trendy look.
key sentence is I want to look good for the date.Do you recommend a good hair salon?
A person asks partner to recommend a good hair salon.
I found lots of beautiful resorts online. Can you recommend one?
We need raise one million dollars by next week.
I don't seem to be able to lose weight. Got any great tips?
Now, here is a word 'cool'.
What does it mean?
This synonym are fashionable, stylish, dressy. dapper (男 bad meaningチャラい) 、chic(女 ）
antonym are obsolate, old-fashoned,tacky, party pooper?, wet blanket?
I had better take care of being cool.