Today’s speech is a talk from ラジオ英会話.
Topic is coversation to support opinion, to reject invitation, to reject opinion and dismiss opinion.
2 colleaques are talking about a massage.
a Oh, my back!
b You use the computer too much. You should get a massage.
a I've tried different kinds of massage,
but none of them helped.
b Have you thought about acupuncture?
a Does it really work?
b I'm not sure if acupuncture will help, but it's worth a try.
a Can you suggest any good places?
b Let me do a web search and I get back to you.
a Thanks a million.
key sentence is I'm not sure if acupuncture will help, but it's worth a try.
It's worth a try. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right?
I'm all for that. We've done quite enough for one day.
That's a wonderful idea. Why didn't I think of that.
Second story is a couple is talking about snow clearing.
a The snow 's very deep this year.
b Be careful not to hurt your back, dear.
You're not so young anymore.
a Can you give me a hand?
b Sorry, I would love to help, but I'm already running late for a doctor's appointment.
a It's too bad our homestay student went back to America.
b Yes, last year I made oshiruko for Sean after he cleared the snow for us.
a Can you make some this year too?
b Of course!
key sentence is Sorry, I'd love to help, but I'm already running late for a doctor's appointment.
Sorry, I can't give you a ride. My car's broken down.
I'm afraid I 've to cancel our date tonight because I've caught a bad cold. How about next Friday?
I'm very sorry, I wish I could help you, but we're out of stock at the moment.
Third story is 2 persons are talking about
the same presentation.
a Miranda. I need your advice.
b Sure, what's up?
a I remember your great presentation on ancient Rome and Tokyo. I would like to compare Tokyo and ancient Greece.
b That's not original. You'd be giving the same presentation as mine.
a Not really. Ancient Greece and ancient Rome were different cultures.
b I take your point, but I think you have mis understood what I meant. It's basically the same idea.
a So, I shouldn't do it?
b Well, something perfectly different would be better.
key sentence is I take your point, but I think you 've understood what I meant. It's basically the same idea.
I take your point, but I think the situation is much more serious.
I agree to some extent, but you 're oversimplifying the isue.
I understand where you're coming from, we can't change the rules just for you.
Last story is a couple is talking about doing their shopping.
a Hold on, Alexis. I wanted to go into this shop.
They have lots of Pluto war's figure.
b But I want to go shopping for clothes.
a It'll just take a second. Oh, wait. It's a rare figure.
b A princes Layla figure? You have five of those already.
a But I need to get this one.
b You can't be serious! Look at the price.
It's 50,000 yen! For a figure? Shy?
a It's a limited edition.
key sentence is You cann't be serious! Look at the price.
You can't be serious! The boss will kill you.
No way! Do you think I was born yesterday?
That"s simply not true.
We have no intention of firing anyone.
Now have you got a massage?
I've got some moxibustion.
Does it really work?
I'm not sure if it will work but it's worth a try.