Today’s lesson is the text book, 'Toutchstone' unit8 'at home','Do you have an unusual home habit','evening routine'.
(1) Do you have an unusual home habit
Q1 How does Martin arrange the cans in his cupboards?
A1 He sorts them by size big ones are at the back and small ones are at the front.
Q2 Why does Charlotte wash the dishes before she puts them into dishwasher?
A2 Because her dishwasher always leaves the glasses dirty.
Q3 What does Lucia iron?
A3 She irons everh thing.
Q4 What does Manas do with the containers he saves?
A4 He uses them for a lot of diffrent things.
(2) Evening routine
a So Mike, when you get home in the evening? Like special routines?
b Well, I pretty much do the same thing every night.
a So what's the first thing do you do when you get home?
b The first thing, I always open the windows.
You know I have to keep the windows closed during the day.
So I open them as soon as I walk in the door.
I really like fresh air.
So I open them even though it's cold outside.
And then I take out everything from my pocket. Like my chains, my keys and my wallet.
I put it all on the night stand next to my bed.
a Yes, probablly good idea.
So you don't lose anything.
b Oh, yes, I have to do that before I change my cloth.
If I don't, my wallet ends up in the laundry.
Right, not good idea.
So yes and then I change my cloth.
I like to put on something comfortable.
Like jeans, short, teeshirt.
You know, get out of my work cloth.
Usually I get on my exercise by. And right on for about half an hour.
I always feel good after I exercise a bit.
a Oh, I know. Shee is that's good.
I don't exercise enough.
b Then after exercise in, I watch a little TV.
Usually the news. And I relax for about an hour.
Actually forget the part about relaxing.(そのくつろいでいる時間忘れて下さい）
It's usually all bad news. It`s not relaxing at all.
a It's true. So, what's about dinner? Do you cock every night?
b Well, I try to cock something healthy. You know a lot of people just throw something in the microwave. (できあいものをただ電子レンジに入れる）
But I always cock some meat and vegetable. I make a fresh salad.
a That's good.
b Yes, oh but first I usually have to do the dish.
Like before I cock. So I do the dish and clean the kichen. Always I'm tired after dinner. So I always leave the dish in the sink and I don't have time to do them in the morning. I have to be at work by 8.
a Right. So what do you do after dinner?
b Well, I usually sit down and read something and just to relax for a bit.(short time ちょっとくつろぐために）
a So, what time do you get to bed?
b Around 10. I fall asleep right away and don't wake until 6 in the morning.
So that pretty much it.(だいたいそういうことです）The same old thing every evening.(毎晩同じことです）
I don't really go out on week night.
I work so hard during the week. So I only have fun only week end.
Q5 What does Mike take out of his pockets at night? Why?
A5 He takes chains, keys, wallet from his pocket and puts them on the boardl near his bed because so that he doesn't lose them.
(He puts them on the board lest he should lose them)
Q6 When does he do the dishes? Why?
A6 He does it before he cocks dinner. Because he is tired. (He does it because next morning he is busy he has no time to do it)
Q7 How does he feel after he exercises? After he watchs the news?
A7 He feels relaxing when he goes to bed. After watching the news, he cocks.
Q8 What does he do just before he goes to sleep?
A8 He reads something.
- Here is a talk from ラジオ英会話.
Topic is to say in roundabout way, to believe, to correct mistakes and to accept the invitation.
First story is 2persons are talking about sea food paella.
a I'm tired of eating omochi every day, Dad.
b Well, today you are in luck. I 've made your favorite dish.
a Seafood paella?
b Yes, can't you smell it?
a Yay! You make the best paella, Dad.
b Thanks, Roxy. This is the first paella of the year. OK, let's eat.
a Hmm. It needs something. I think you should add a bit more salt and some lemon.
b Yes, that would be much better.
key sentence is I think you should add a bit more salt and some lemon.
You don't worry about it.
She was just joking.
It seems to me that you are completely missing the point.
I feel it's not the right time to start a family. Let's wait until we have enough savings.
Second story is two person are talking about foretelling.
a I can read your mind.
b Really？ Ｗhat's my name? And what do you do for a living?
a Your name is Reginald Taylor, and you are an English teacher.
b I can't believe it. How did you know that?
a I could tell from your glasses that you are a teacher.
b Just because I wear glasses?
a Yes, and your accent tells you are from England.
b That's too easy. Anything else?
a Also, you dropped your business card!
key sentence is I can't believe it. How did you know that?
It's belief surprise
I can't believe it. How did you do that?
You ate all the dounuts? Unbelievable!
I can hardly believe we are here in Hawaii. It's a dream come true.
Third story is News broad caster and film director are talking about his movies.
a Welcome back to the show. We are here with legendary film director, Mike Dee.
b Thanks for having me on the program.
a Mike, what do you consider to be your best movie?
a Probably, Jazz Boys. I think many people have misunderstood the movie, though. It's not meant to be a comedy.
b It touches on several social issues.
a Yes, I wanted to encourage people to think more deeply about the world around them.
key sentence is I think many people have misunderstood the movie, though. It's not meant to be a comedy.
Yes, I wanted to encouradge people to think more deeply about the world around several issues.
You 've misunderstood my explanation.Let me try again.
That' s not what I meant. What I was trying to say is that mistakes are inevitable.
We're obviously not on the same wavelength, so let's just agree to disagree.
Last story is 2 colleagues are talking about pizza dinner.
a Hiroki, the conference ends at 5. It's a Friday night. How about going out afterwards?
b That's a great idea, Alana. Where?
a There's a new pizza restaurant near the station. I heard it's good.
b Oh, I haven't had pizza in ages!
a I want to do some shopping before dinner, though?
b Sure. Suits me fine. I can hang out some where.
a Sounds good. So, let's meet at the station at 6, OK?
key sentence is Sure. Suits me fine.
You want to invite Cathy?
That's fine with me. She's always fun to be with.
Share a taxi? Suit me fine. It'll be cheaper than the train.
A movie binge? Sounds good. I'll bring lots of snacks.