Today’s lesson is the text book, 'Touchstone' unit10 'Communication',' Keeping in touch','On the phone'.
Q1 How do you keep in touch with friends and family?
A1 I keep in touch with them by using sns and calling.
Q2 Do you talk to your family every day?
A2 No, I don't. I sometimes talk with my grand child by using Line.
Q3 Do you use a social firstname.lastname@example.org to comunicate with friends?
A3 Yes, I do. I sometimes video call him.
Q4 Is it easier to text your friends or to call them?
A4 It's to text.
Find these expressions in the conversations.
Q5 Do you think video calls are more fun than phone calls?
A5 I think so.
Q6 What can you say when you ask to speak to someone?
A6 Could I speak to Katsumata?
Q7 What can you say when you leave a voice-mail message?
A7 Please leave a message.
Q8 What can you say when you want someone to return your call?
A8 Call me back on my phone.
Q9 What can you say when you need to interrupt because you have another call?
A9 I have another call. Call me later.
Q10 What can you say when you call someone by mistake?
A10 I'm sorry. I think I have the wrong number.
Q11 What can you say when you can't hear some of the other person's words?
A11 You are breaking up.
Q12 What can you say when the phone call suddenly ends?
A12 We got cut off.
Q13 Why do you think Nathan could not send Angela a text message?
or Do you think, why could not Nathan send Angela a text message?
A13 I think because Angela asked him to call back.
or I think Nathan couldn't come up with texting.
2. Today's chips in the class
(1)get ahold of ..つながる
(2)send a text mail.. 携帯メールする
Teacher pointed out that following things as a common sense.
We think Angela had a bad manner. If she has some reasons not to be able to receive Nathan's call, she should have called him.
We think the receiptionist had a bad manner.
When she get Nathan's call, she should have cheched if Angela could receive his call. And
she should told him Angela call him later.
3. Here is a talk from ラジオ英会話
Topic is verb transitive
First story is two persons are talking one's car.
a Wow, so this is your car? I love the color. Blue is my favorite.
b Thanks, Brandy, I've had this sports car for 10 years.
a How do you keep it so shiny?
b I wash my car every day. She's my pride and joy.
a Oh, can you give me a ride to the station?
b Sure, no problem. But could you take your shoes before you get in?
a Uh. Actually, I think I will walk to the station. It's a nice day.
key sentence is I wash my car everyday.
I study English.
I walk my dog twice a week.
It's really important to motivate student on order to get the best out of them.
Second story is a palm reader and custom are talking.
a This is my first time to visit a palm reader.
b Just relax, sir. Please put your right hand on the table.
a Like this?
b Yes, that's fine. Oh, very interesting. Can you see this line on your palm here?
a Yes, what does it mean?
b You need to be very careful about making any big purchases this year.
a What a coincidence! I was thinking about buying a condominium.
b I would advise you not to.
key sentence Can you see this line on your palm here?
I can see Mt Fuji from my balcony.
Hey, look at the rainbow. It's beautiful isn't it?
I often sit at a cafeterrace and watch passer-by as I sip my coffee slowly
Third story is two shogi club menbers are talking about other menber's love affairs.
a So, let me get this straight. Tom and Masami are dating each other?
b That's right.
a Who told you that?
b Masami told me.
a But she was always arguing with Tom. Does she really love him?
b Well, you know what they say. You can only argue with someone you love.
a I don't know about that.
b Any way, Sota, why do you care so much? Do you like Masami?
a No, I'm wondering why she changed.
key sentence is does she really love him?
Why do you hate him?
Your cat has beautiful emerald eyes.
My Japanese girl friend knows Tokyo like the back of her hand.
Last story is android robot and doctor are talking.
a Doctor, I have a question.
b Sure, Jennie. Ask me anything. That's why I'm here.
a What does the Ｎ in your name Frank N Stein stand for?
b Good question. It stands for Nottingham. It's a city in England.
a Is it famous?
b Yes, the story of Robin Food came from there.
a Can you explain that story?
b Yes, it's about a man who steals from the rich.
a Isn't stealing wgrong?
b Well, it's complicated.
key sentence is Can you explain that story?
I'm going to ask Hellen to marry me.
Why don't you discuss the holiday plans over dinner?
It' extremely important that we explain the school rules very clearly to our students.