Today’s speech is a talk from ラジオ英会話.
Topic is Perfect tense.
the present perfect tense, past perfect tense, auxilialy verb perfect tense(will have, must have).
First story 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?
Second story is
Yayoi and her friend talk about Arnord Sylvester's autophoto.
a So, can I see Arnold Sylvester's autophoto?
b Sure. Here it is.
a 'To Yayoi, from Arnold Sylvester.' He's got nice handwriting.
b Yeah, it' too bad you missed him. By the time you came back from lunch, Arnold had already left.
a You didn't take a photo together?
b Actually, I took selfie. Take a look.
a Cool, he looks friendly. Just like in the movies.
b Yes, he came back to keep his promise to me.
a That's great.
key sentence is by the time you came back from lunch, Arnold had already left.
I called very early, but chickets had already sold out.
She didn't want to move because she had lived in London all her life.
When I arrived at (got to )the restaurant, my date had given up and gone home.
Next story is
Hiroki is with Haruka. Then Barbala calls him.
a Excuse me, Haruka. I've got to take this call. 'Hello.'
b Hiroki, it's Barbara. Can you talk now?
a Actually now is not a good time. I'm in the middle of a meeting.
b I see, but can we meet later today?
a Sure, no problem. I'll have finished by around
b OK, let me call you then.
a Er, it's better if I call you when I'm done.
b Sure. But I really need to see you.
a OK. See you later.
key sentence is I'll have finished by arou9nd four o'clock.
I'll check everything by lunchtime.
Do you think they have reach
the peak by now?
I'm not sure I 'll have completed the work by the deadline.
Next story is Two shogi club members are talking.
a Sota! Where are you going?
b Oh, Masami. I forgot my phone. I must have left it in the clubroom.
b No wonder I haven't been able to contact you.
b Why were you trying to contact me? where's Tom?
a Oh, we broke up.
b What happened?
a He said some rude things to me. I can't even tell you.
b That's too bad.
a Not really. Any way, can I go to the clubroom with you?
b Um You must have dialed the wrong number.
key sentence is I must have left it in the clubroom.
I must have told her the truth.
She fooled everybody by pretending to have lost her memory.
Last sentense is a couple is talking.
a We aren't going to the figure shop again, are we?
b No, not today. I'm going to check out the new stationary shop.
a Since when did you become interested in stationary?
b I've been looking at some net reviews of mechanical pencils. They might have some ones there.
a What do you need pencils for?
b I want to practice drawing pictures of my figures.
a I'm going to the department store again. Call me when you are done.
key sentence is I'm going to check out the new stationary shop.
It means making plans or making decision.
I'm going to be an Astronaut.
Look at this pile of work it's going to be a tough day.
I'm going to get to the bottom of this if it's the last thing I do.