Today’s speech is a talk from ラジオ英会話.
Topic is subjunctive mood.
First story is shogiclub members are talking.
a Oh, Tom. You just missed Masami and Sota.
b They were here? Together?
a Yes, Sota had forgotten his phone.
b Did Masami say anything to you?
a Yes, she said she is quitting the club again.
b It's because of me, right?
a Yes. You really upset her with your rude comment.
b I wish I hadn't said such a stupid thing to her.
a What's done is done. You can't change the past.
b That's what they say.
key sentence I wish I han't said such a stupid thing to her.
He wishes what happened to him in the past would be anti-fact.
And he feels it's far from now.
I wish I had listened to my teachers.
I wish you had warned me aboug the hidden cost.
I wish someone had taught me the importance of the effective comunication skills.
Two colleagues are talking about their boss.
a Why is the boss in such a bad mood today?
b Hi, Jonas. DId something happen?
a Mr. Yamamoto said my report was too hard to understand.
b Well, it's the busy season. I'm sure he is under a lot of pressure.
a We all are. If he stopped complaining, our team would work more efficiently.
b Can I take a look at your report?
a Sure. What do you think?
b Hold on. I need a few minutes to read it.
key sentence is if he stopped complaining, our team would work more efficiently.
He wishes what Yamamoto is complaining now would be anti-fact.
If I had a girlfriend, I would treat her like a princess!
If I were more courageous, I could ask you out!
If I were you, I would give the guy another chance. We all make mistakes.
Two colleagues are talking about Christmas tree.
a Hey, Rico. Who put up the Christmas tree so quickly?
b Well, Kelly usually does it, but since she's on vacation again, I decided to do it.
a If you had asked me, I would have helped you.
b That's OK. You seemed busy with something. And you did it lastyear, remember?
a Oh, yeah, that's right. Seems like it was yesterday.
b Tell me about it. The years are blurring together.
b Well, I hope next year is brighter.
a Me, too.
key sentence is if you had asked me, I would have helped you.
He wished the thing she didn't ask him in the past would have been anti-fact.
If I had had more time, I would have done much better job.
If he had wanted to go out with you again, he would have called you.
If we had attacked more, we might have won the match
A parm reader and her customer are talking.
a Oh, it's you again. What can I do for you today?
b Hi, I need your help. I'm in trouble.
a OK, put your hand on the table. Let's see. Oh, wow! ou are dating two women at the same time?
b How do you know that?
a I know. I told you to find someone you can share everything with.
b I remember.
a If yoj had followed my advice, you wouldn't be in trouble now.
b I know. I was a fool.
key sentence is if you had followed my advice, you wouldn't be in trouble now.
She wishes now the things happened in the past (he didn't follow her advice in the past) would have been anti-fact.
If you had taken a unbrella, you might not be soaking wet now.
If you hadn't eaten so much chocolate, you might not be feeling sick.
If you had studed harder, you could have a place at Oxbridge.