Today’s lesson is the text book, 'Toutchstone' unit8 'at home',''evening routine', unit9’Things happen’.
Speaking and writing
Q1 What do you do as soon as you get home?
A1 I wash my hands, gargle, pour hot water into the bathtub and turn on the air conditioner.
Q2 What do you do before you have dinner?
A2 I help my wife prepare the dinner. Like I peer the vegetables, fry them in the pan.
Q3 What do you do while you’re eating?
A3 I look after my grand child while we are watching TV.
Q4 What’s your bedtime routine?
A4 I read something and sometimes listen to meditation music.
Q5 What is the different way we can use both ‘during’ and ‘while’?
A5 We can use ‘during’ with noun,
(2) unit9 ’Things happen’,’when things go wrong’
Q1 Sean missed his stop because he was talking to a woman on the train.
Q2Julia’s friend deleted all her music files when she was using her computer.
Q3 Roberto and his friend were trying to look cool when they walked into a glass doors
2,Today's chips in the class
(1)Use the past continuous to set the background for a story or tell about events in progress in the past.
Use the simple past for completed actions in the past.
Last week I was on the bus, and I was talking to my girlfriend on my cell phone. Well , actually, we were having a long argument. We weren’t getting along at that time. When I ended the call, I realized that everyone on the bus was listening. how embarrassing.
(2) this woman means a woman.
I met this woman.
How the woman is different from a woman?
I always met the woman.
- Here is a talk from ラジオ英会話.
Topic is script of conversation to respond offer, of persuasion, to reminds and of consolation.
First story is two persons are talking about Italian restaurant’s dish.
a What a nice Italian restaurant! Do you come here often?
b Not really, but the food is excellent. I recommend you the caltzone. It's amazing.
a What is that?
b It's like a folded pizza, stuffed with, for example, cheese, meat and tomato saurce.
a Oh, thanks, I'll try it. Sounds like it's high in calories.
b Yeah, It probably is.
b That's good, because I'm running in a maraton on Saturday. I need the calories.
key sentence is I recommend you try the calzone. It's amazing.
Oh, thanks I'll try it.
In this case one offers and another responds to it.
Thanks, I'll try it. I'll let you know what it goes.
I appreciate your advice. But I don't think that will work.
I know many people love jazz music, but it's not for me.
Second story is a real estate agent persuades a customer to buy a condominium.
a Hi. You look like a successful businessperson.
b Well, I wouldn't say successful.
a Would you be interested in buying a new condominium?
b I'm sorry, but I prefer to rent.
a But now is a good time to buy. Why don't you come in and see our model room?
b Sorry, but I'm really not imterested.
a It won't take long at all. And we have free coffee.
b Well, in that case.
key sentence is Would you be interested in buying a new condominium?
I'm sorry, but I prefer to rent.
In this case persuasion.
Would you be interested in joining our tennis club?
Would you like to make a donation?
Are you interested in knowing more about our campaign?
a Look! Fred is such a good tap dancer.
b Yeah, it was a great idear to have him perform at the reunion.
b I can't believe it has been twenty years.
Tims passes by so quickly.
a It sure does. It's interesting meeting some of our old high school buddies.
b Yes, I enjoy seeing what they have done with their lives.
a Mee too. I love this song. It reminds me of my high school days.
key sentence is it reminds me of y high school days.
This song reminds me of my childhood.
In this case, it’s remindings.
My gradma used to sing it to me.
Do you remember the name of the new Thailand restaurant? Oh, it's on the tip of my tongue.
I'm trying to think of what to buy for Mayu's birthday, but nothing cames to mind.
Last story is two persons are talking about other club member.
a Hi, Sota. Long time no see. How is the club going?
b It's OK. But Tom is like a strang person now.
a What do you mean?
b He has been down since you quit the club.
a I know he is going through a rough patch,
but everything is going to turn out all right.
b Would you consider returning to the club?
We need you to lift everyone's spitits.
a Let me think about it.
key sentence is I know he is going through a rough patch, but everything is going to turn out all right.
In this case, the woman consoles Tom.
Everything is going to turn out all right. Trust me.
Don't worry . You'll be fine.Time is a great healer.
Never mind . They are all jealous. Just ignore them.