Today’s lesson is the text book, 'Touchstone' unit10 'Communication',' Keeping in touch','reading' ' Why all the interest in texting?'
Q1 Why all the interest in texting?
Q2 Many people are sleeping less because they wake up in the night every time a text pops up on their phone.
Q3 Perhaps , then , there is good reason for all interest in texting.
- Today's chips in the class
abbreviations and symbols..短縮語や記号
textese..language used for texting （メール語）
you are behind the wheel of a car..drive
ICYC..In case you're curious
LOL.. Laugh out loud
SUP.. what's up
FBM.. Fine by me それで結構
OTOH.on the other hand
IMO..in my opinion
BTW.. By the way
BRB.. Be right back
- Here is a talk from ラジオ英会話
Topic is negative awarded verb, explanation object, object explanation, object explanation adjective, sentence's patern decides on sentence's meaning.
First story is Casper and his Mom are talking about his figures.
b Sure, go ahead.
a This room is so dusty. Let me at least clean these figures on the desk.
a This one?
b Yes, That figure cost me a fortune.
a I know. You paid 50000 yen for it.I can't believe actually you bought it.
b Believe me, Alexis. This figure will be worth 10 times that price someday.
key sentence is that figure cost me a fortune.
It took us 3 hours to get here due to the heavy snow.
How much did they charge for the repairs?
This painting didn't cost me 20,000 dollars. A real bargain.
It took me so long time to finこれd out such wonderful beachfront hotel. Do you like it?
Many banks charge their customers account main maintenance fees.
Second story is Mrs. Konuma welcomes Tom at the airport.
a Hi, I saw your sign, Mrs. Konuma, right?
b That's me. Please call me Yuko.It's a pleasure to finally to meet you, Tomath.
a Just call me Tom. Likewise, It's great to meet you in person.
b How was your flight? You must be tired.
a It was really long. But, here I'm in Japan.
b Are you hungry? Would you like to eat something here at the airport?
a Actually I'm dying for a bowl of ramen.
b No problem!
key sentence is please call me Yuko.
I name dog Fido.
We all thoight him a fool, but now we know he was a genius.
Are you calling me a liar?
I concider myself a lucky guy to have such good colleagues.
I rate Angie the best female athlete I've ever the honor to coach.
Third story is two teachers are talking about another teacher's hair.
a Well, now. I've seen everything.
b What do you mean?
a Ms. Jetz has dyed her hair bright pink!
b Wow!, that's cool. It's not so unusual these days.
a It's a little early for a Halloween costume.
b I think bright pink hair would match her electric boots.
a That's may be true, but she is a music teacher, not a rock star.
b She wants to express her creativity.
a Yeah, right.
key sentence is Ms. Jetz has dyed her hair bright pink.
I like bacon crispy.
I 'd like my steak rare, please.
His remarks made me extremely angry.
Last story is two persons are talking about how to improve foreign languages.
a Hi, Masaru. I heard you went to an all-you-can-eat cake place with Roxy.
b Did someone tell you that already? News travels fast.
a Your English has gotten so much better!
b Thanks, It's partly because I always speak to Roxy in English. She's bilingual,fryou know.
a I know. Her father's from England, and her mother's Japanese.
b Tha's right. She always speaks to her Dad in English.
a I should speak to you inJapanese more to improve my Japanese.
key sentence is Your English has gotten so much better!
I got a beatiful ring for my boyfriend.
I got to the airport at 12:30.
I'll get you a ticket for the concert.
Look at the time! I'd berrer get dinner ready.
Oh, no! We'll never get to the theater on time.
I got very sick. It was something I ate.
Please wait here while I go ask the conceierge to get us a taxi.
It's mainly because..
It's only because..