Today’s speech is a talk from ラジオ英会話.
Topic is inversion.
The first story Hiroki and a fortune-teller are talking his girlfriend.
a Oh, Hiroki, you're back again? Happy New Year!
b Hi. It's not so happy for me.
a Girlfriend problems?
b Yes. Last night, I had a big fight with my girlfriend, Haruka.
a Frankly, I 'm not at all surprised.
b Why do you say that?
a Come on. You don't need to be a fortune-teller to see that coming.
b How did I get into this situation?
a When you date two women at the same time, you're asking for problem.
last night, I had a big fight with my girlfriend, Haruka.
Fido bit my teacher yesterday.
It's Fido that bit my teacher yesterda
It's teacher that Fido bit yesterday.
It's yesterday that Fido bit my teacher.
Last night, I went to karaoke with a few friends.
At the check-in counter, they weighted my hand luggage.
It was Coco that told me the meeting had been canceled.
The second story Gary and his friend are talking about another friend
a Hey, Gary. Where were you yesterday? I thought you were going to the library to study.
b I changed my plans. I was hanging out with Sheila at the cafe.
a You saw Sheila again? You must really like her.
b She's interesting.
a But don't you get tired of listening to her political ranting?
b No, it's strange.On social meadia, she's very outspoken, but in person, she's quiet and shy.
a Well, I stopped reading her posts a long time ago.
key sentence on social media, she's very outspoken, but in personal, she's quiet and shy.
At home, she's as quiet as a mouse, but at karaoke, she'scompletely wild.
As a researcher, she's brilliant, but as a teacher, she's not so good.
The bigger they are, the harder they fall.
The next story is 2 astronaunts are talking about the alien ship.
a Commander, the alien ship is oving toward us.
b Are you sure it's alien?
a Absoletely, sure. Never have I seen a spaceship like that.
b How do you know it's not from Earth?
a There are no engines, for one thing. It's just one huge soucer.
b Akira, take evasive action! Move the Omega away from it.
a Engaging, Commander. But it's following us. Fast. Look there!
b What's happening?
a The windows are openning. Never have I seen a spaceship like this.
b Oh, my!
key sentence Never have I seen a space ship like this.
Never had I laughed so much in my entire life.
Rarely will you find someone with such natural talent.
No sooner had I shouted at her, than I regretted it.
Last story two rock band fans are talking about the rock band member.
a Hi. I couldn't help noticing your Desperate Rats cap. Very cool.
b Thanks. I love their music.
a So, do I. I remember them from the old days.
b Yeah, I like some of their old stuff, too. But I prefer their new lead singer, Bill Bungalow.
a Did you hear that Bill Bunalow is going to be on The Angie Williams Show next week?
b Really? What time?
a Nine o'clock on Channel 77.
b Great. I'll definitely watch it.
key sentence. I love their musix. So do I.
I graduated frim Oxford University. So did I.
Am I glad to see you.
I lost the match. Boy, did I underestimate my opponent!
I think the phrase ' to hang out with someone' means 'to wander'.