Today’s speech is a talk from ラジオ英会話.
Topic is the present perfect tense.
First story is Android robot Jeannie and Dr. Frank.N. Stein are talking in the park.
a Jeannie, the rain is getting heavier.
b It's OK, Dr. Frank.N.Stein. We have umbrellas.
a I know, but let's wait inside this gazebo.
b Gazebo? Is that what this structure is called? That's a funny word.
a Yes, it comes from the word 'gaze,' which means 'to look out.'
b Oh, I like looking out from here.
a Look. It's stopped raining.
b But I want enjoy the view a little longer.
a Sure, Jeannie.
key sentence is it's stopped raining.
This sentence is present perfect.
They feel rain stopping at a hand.
Oh, no! I 've sent this romantic email to the wrong woman.
I haven't read her latest novel yet.
We haven't decided where to go for our summer vacation.
Second story is Doug and Shiho are talkkng online.
Shiho calls Doug online.
a Hi, Doug. Good morning.
b Hi, Shiho. It's 11 at night here in Tokyo. How have you been?
a OK, Some things have changed. My roommate moved out, so I'm living by myself now.
b Really? How long ago was that?
a My spare room has been empty for three weeks. I can't afford the rent by myself.
I need to find a new roommate.
b Well, you live in a nice part of Brooklyn. You should be able to find someone soon.
key sentence is my spare room has been empty for 3 three weeks.
This is present perfect.
It means my space room continues empity for 3 weeks.
She has been my tennis coach for almost 3 years.
We have been frirends for well over 20 years.
Ten years have passed since we graduated. Time flies!
The next story is
Professor and his student are talking.
a Professor, what's your favorite archaelogical site?
b Ah, I am asked that question quite a lot.
a It must be hard to choose.
b Yes, I've traveled all over the world, but what impressed me the most is the Sphinx in Egypt.
a It's a very old architecture.
b Yes, it's around 4500 years old.
a I've only seen pictures of it. I 'd love to see it with my own eyes someday.
b You'll, Jeshica, you surely will.
key sentence is I traveled all over the world.
It means experience.
Have you ever done white water rafting?
Have you ever been to Nepal?
I 've never been so embartassed in my entire life.
I've never been so insulted in my entire
The next story is
A couple has a problem about water in toilet.
a Casper, I cant turn off the water!
b Oh, No! Our apartment is going to be flooded.
a I'll call a plumber.
b You don't have to call them, Alexis. I 've turned off the water, so it's OK now.
a How did you do it?
b I just used this craft tool. It's for plastic models.
a You used that to fix the toilet?
b Well, it workd. See? My hobbies are not completely useless.
a I'm not so sure about that.
key sentence is I've turn off the water, so it's OK now.
It means that completed now.
I 've lost my passport. So I have to go to the British Consulate.
Helen has gone to the sports club for her aerobics class.
We didn't have all this technology when I was a student! Things have changed a lot.
Last shory is
Roxy's family prepare for Thanksgiving party.
a Oh, that turkey in the oven smells wonderful!
b Yes, it certainly does smell like Thanksgiving again.
a What's Roxy doing?
b She has been reading comic books all afternoon.
a Grandpa and Grandma are coming soon, so
she should start getting dressed.
b Right. And I need to prep the vegetables. But first, I need to sit down for a bit. I've been cooking all day.
b I'll do it, dear. Just sit down on the sofa and relax.
a Thanks, honey.
key sentence is she has been reading comic books.
It means that continues now.
We feel bored a bit.
I've been cooking all day.
Do you know how long I 've been waiting for you?
Tell me what you've been worrying about.
Don't you think Fiona has been acted kind of strang recently?