Today’s speech is a talk from ラジオ英会話.
Topic is causative verb let, predicate verb whose object is past particle, predicate verb whose object is to-infinitive, that clause.
First story is
Roxy and her father are talking about the Super Eat App.
a Roxy, Mom is busy, and I don't feel like cooking today.
b No problem, Dad. Let's order take-out.
a OK. Where are the friers?
b Friers? You can just use the SuperEeats app on your phone.
a How does it work?
b This app lets you choose from any restaurant in the area. Let me know if you need help.
a I need help right now!
b OK. What kind of food do you want?
a Anything but seafood paella.
key sentence is this app lets you choose from any restaurant in the area.
Such causative verb as let are make, have.
Make is used forcely, have is used business like and let is used loosely.
Let me know it Fryday works for you.
I'll let you know as soon as I get any news.
My brother won't let anyone else drive his new car.
Second story is
Casper and his friend are talking about his dump on his hand.
a Casper, what's that bump on your hand!
b Oh, this? it's weird isn't it? It doesn't hurt though.
a What's that thing?
b I did some reserch on the net. It's called a Bible bump.
a Why is it called that?
b In the old days, people used a heavy book like the Bible to try to flatten them.
a That's not a good idea. You should have it looked at by a doctor.
b I will, one of these days.
key sentence is you should have it looked at by a doctor.
Such predict verb whose object is past particle as looked is cut.
I have to have my hair cut.
I'll have my best suit cleaned for the wedding.
I think I should get my eyes tested.
You need to have your head examined if you think we're getting a pay raise.
Third story is
Hiroki and his friend are talking about his cavity.
a Hiroki, what ard you doing?
b Brushing my teeth.
a I can see that. But why in the hallway?
b The restroom was crowded.
a You are constantly washing teeth at work these days.
b My dentist told me to brush my teeth more often.
a Did you have a cavity?
b Yeah, two cavities. I was in shock.
a But the dentest detected them in their early stage, right?
b Yes. That's lucky.
key sentence my dentist told me to brush my teeth more often.
The dentist urges me to brush my teeth.
Such predicate verb as tell are ask, want, expect.
Tell him to mind their own business.
The coach asked the players to give it their all.
My parents want me to become a layer, but I want to be a movie star.
Last story is
A couple are talking about her daughter's recital.
a How long before it's Chiaki's turn?
b You asked me just 5 minutes ago.
a Did I? So, how long?
b About 10 minutes, OK?
a 10 minutes? She must be really nervous right now.
b No, she's fine. You're the one who's nervous.
a No, I'm not. I just want her recital to be a great succcess, that's all.
b Listen. I told you yesterday's rehearsal went really well. Stop worrying.
a OK. So, how long?
key sentence I told you yesterday's rehearsal went really well.
Lucy told me she loved me.
I'm sorry. I didn't realize this seat t was
Could you inform all the staff and students that there will be a fire drill next Monday?
rear view mirror
Now I've been weak at the dentist.
And my granddaughter too. She likes sweets. So she had two cavities. we constantly take her to the dentist every two month.