Today's 「楽しい英会話」の会 is rest.
Here is a talk from ラジオ英会話.
Topic is explanation of verb phrase using to-infinitive meaning that's cause, that's reason, from now on, difficulty.
First story is a couple is talking about NewYork.
a Doug, It was sweet of you to come to NewYork.
b I needed a vacation. But, this week has gone by too quickly!
a I know. We had so much fan together. I finally got to see the Statue of Liverty. It was a dream come true.
b I don't want to go back to Tokyo, but I have a lot of work waiting for me.
a Well, I'm delighted to see you, Doug
b Me too, Shiho. And we'll see each other again very soon.
key sentence is I'm delighted to see you.
I'm sad to see you go.
I'm relieved to know you all arrived safe and sound.
We were all flabbergasted to hear Pete had been fired.
Second story is two colleagues are talking about getting a famous actor's autograph.
a Hi, Yayoi. So, did you meet Arnold Sylvester the other day?
b I did, actually, but I was a little disappointed.
a What happened?
b Well, I wanted to get his autograph, but the staff said, ' We don't have time for that'.
a They must have been busy to say such a thing.
b I guess so. Anyway, I'm going to get it tomorrow.
a They are filming here again tomorrow?
b Yes, Arnold looked at me and said 'I'll be back!'.
key sentence is They must have been busy to say such a thing.
She grew up to be a popular celebrity.
He must be mad to turn down such an offer.
I rushed into the theatre only to find that I had gotten the date wrong.
Third story is two persons are talking about a restaurant in Nagasaki.
a Excuse me, do you speak English?
b Yes, some.
a Oh, great. Sorry to trouble you, but this is my first time in Nagasaki, and I'm looking for a good restaurant.
b You're in luck. My parents run a restaurant with typical Nagasaki food. I'll be happy to take you there.
a Wonderful,. My name's Paul, by the way.
b Nanako. Nice to meet you. Do you know champon?
a No. What is it?
b It's a kind of noodle dish with meat, sea food and vegetables.
a Sound delicious!
key sentence is I'll be happy to take you there.
I'll be happy to lend a hand.
Would you be willing to waor nights and weekend?
Gary says he's going to ask Yuna out, but he 's likely to get cold feet!
Last story is two colleagues are talking about shopping in Tokyo.
a It's good to be back in Japan. It has been a while.
b You were so kind to me when I visited to Calfornia. This time, I want to show you around Tokyo. So, what do you and Larry want to eat for lunch?
a Larry likes hamburgers. He's easy to please.
b I know a good burger place. It's not far from here.
a Great. We'd like to check out some shops first, though.
b No problem. Let's enjoy the walk.
key sentence is He's easy to please.
Angie is easy to get along with.
My boss is hard to bear when she is in a bad mood.
My sisters' kids are almost impossible to handle when they 're tired and hungry.