Today's class is closed.
Here is a talk from ラジオ英会話.
Topic is script of conversation to ask for advice, to ask for help, to ask for reconsideration, to ask partner to stop something.
First story is two persons are talking about reunion.
a Our 20-year high-school reunion is next month.
Are you going, Gina?
b I'm planning to.
a Great. I have to organize some events for the reunion. We need some entertainment.
What would you advise me to do?
b Remenber, Fred from our science class? He's started tap dancing. He could perform to everybody.
a Fored can tap dance? That doesn't seem like him.
b Well, Fred has changed a lot in the last 20 years.
key sentence We need some entertainment. What would advise me to do?
We ask for advice.
This case we ask for advice.
My neighborhoods often play loud music. What would you advise me todo?
I really want to overcome my shyness.I'd appreciate your advice.
I want to break up with my girlfriend, but I don't want to hurt her.
Have you got any idears?
Second story is two colleagues are talking about putting up the Chiristmas tree.
a Riko, what are you doing?
b I'm putting up the company Christmas tree.
a Doesn't Kelly usually do that every year?
b She's on vacation, so the boss asked me do it.
a Don't you have to finish your report today?
b Yes, I have to turn it in by six. I could really use a hand with this tree.
a Let me take care of it.
b Thanks, Will. That would be a great help.
key sentence is I have to tern it in by six , so I could really use a hand with this tree.
We ask for help.
I'm organizing a kid's party next Sunday. I really need a helping hand. I'll return the favor, of course.
I have to prepare food for over 100 guests.
I could really usd your help.
We're a bit loss. Would you mind showing us the way to this hotel?
That would be a great help.
Third story is two colleagues are talking about one's leaving company.
a I have an announcement to make. I'm resigning from the company.
b What? Are you kidding? why?
a I'd had a dream for years to write internet comic. I'm going to work independently
b But we need you. It 's going to impossible to replace you.
a I'm sure you will be fine.
b I realized your dream is important to you, but could you perhaps reconsider?
a I'm sorry. I've given this a lot of thought. It's time for me to leave.
key sentence is I realized your dream is important for you, but could you perhaps reconsider?
We ask for reconsiderahtion.
In light of this new information, would you perhaps recocider your decision?
Are you willing to take a fright with stop? You 'll save a lot of money.
If you want to impress the judge, you had better put more emotion into your speach.
The last story is a couple is talking about taking picture food.
a What are you doing?
b I 'm taking pictures of this beautiful chocolate cake.
I need shots from different angles.
a You aren't a journalist, so stop taking pictures of your food!
b But I get a lot of likes when I post food photes.
a I don't care. Which are more important, having dinner with me or pleasing your friend on social medea?
b Um, it's too hard to say. Both are important to me.
key sentence is stop kaking pictures of your food!
We ask partner not to take pictures of food at the dinner table.
Stop laughing. It's not funny.
Stop whining. You're driving me crazy.
Hey, did I ask for your opinion? Just shut up. It's none of your business.
Now next sentence.
I have to turn it in by 6. I could really use a hand with this tree.
we can say. " I really need a helping hand"
”Could you give me a hand? I'd be very grateful"
"I could really use you help"