Here is a talk from ラジオ英会話.
Topic is English is the words of replacement.
First story Mr. Smith and Ms. Jets are talking about a Sneezing man.
a What's all the noise about?
b You're not going to believe this, but the Desperate Rats are here!
b The rock group? Here at our school? Why?
a They said they wanted to see you.
b Me? How do they know me?
a Well, they didn't mention you by name. But they said they wanted to meet a sneezing man.
b Sneezing man? Just because I couldn't stop sneezing at their concert? Are they angry?
a Who cares? Let's meet them!
key sentence sneezing man.
The explanation words, gerund, are placed before the noun, mid of that and after that.
There is a man sneezing thoughout the concert.
A barking dog seldom bites.
The don barking next door is driving me crazy.
Running maratthon on a hot humid day can be dangerous.
Second story Detective Sally Tomlinson and professor Peacock are talking about his stolen things.
a Detective Tomlinson, thank you for coming all the way from London.
b It's pleasure to meet you , Professor Peacock.
I'm a fan of your books.
a Really? I'm honored. Please, have a seat.
b Thank you. We were able to recover most of the stoled things. I've brought them today.
a Oh, excellent!
b Unfortunately, a few are still missing.
a That's all right. They weren't that valuable to begin with.
b We`ll keep looking for them, sir.
a Thank you. Detective.
key sentence we were able to recover most of the stolen things.
The explanation words, past participle, are placed before the noun, mid of that and after that.
I think spoken English is more difficult than written English.
The man arrested are denying the charges.
I love being surrounded by friends
Third story A couple, Casper and Alexis are talking about a bagan restaurant.
a I smell something good. Wait, look at this long line！
b Oh, this is that began ramen restaurant everyone's talking about.
a Do you want to have a dinner here, Alexis?
b I've been wanting to try it. We are here.so
we might as well join the line.
a I want to eat my ramen slowly, though. And let's order some side dishes as well.
b Good idea. I could east a horse!
a I'm starving too.
key sentence I want to eat my lamen slowly.
The explanation words, to-infinitive, are placed before the noun, mid of that and after that.
I decided to join a sports club.
Speaking in public is always nerve- wracking.
I listen to Radio Eikaiwa to improve my English.
Last story Roxy's parents are talking about Masaru, Roxy's friend at school.
a Honey, do you remember Masaru, Roxy's friend at school?
b Yes, what about him?
a He came to our house yestetday. He heard the news that Roxy went to the UK to studay.
b You mean Roxy didn't say anything to him about it?
a I guesd not. He seemed to be shocked by the news.
b I wonder why she didn't mention it to him.
a Well, our little Roxy can be a bit mysterious at times.
b That's true.
key sentence he heard the news that she went to the UK to study.
The explanation clause is placed after that.
Did you read the book I recommended to you?
I have no idea why she didn't attend the meeting.
Whether you agree or disagree is frankly irrelevant.