Today’s speech is a talk from ラジオ英会話.
Topic is verb make.
first story Doug and Shiho are talking.
a Doug, I have something to tell you.
b Sounds serious. I'm listening.
a I've decided to stay in Japan. I don't want to live in America anymore.
b Well, I 'd be happy if you stayed here in Tokyo.
What made you change your mind?
a Things weren't going as smoothly as I expected.
b So, you won't go back to New York?
a That's right. It was a hard choice to make.
b I'm sure you made the right decision.
key sentence I'm sure you made the right decision.
sentence pattern SVO
make an appoinent
make money, make time
make a mistake
make an effort
I've made an appointment with the dentist.
You really should make an effort to improve your English.
Why do so many Japanese students are scared of making mistakes?
Second story two astronaunts are talking.
a Commander, I've lost visual
contact of the alien ship.
b Where did it go?
a I don't know. It disappeared suddenly.
b Well, we are going to land on the surface, anyway. Stay on course.
a I'm not sure if we'll make it the planned landing site.
b That's OK, as long as we land somewhere.
a Aye-aye, Commander, we 'll try to ensure a smooth landing.
b Thank you, Akira. We are finally landing on the Red Planet. It's a dream come true
key sentence I'm not sure if we'll make it the planned landing site.
make it to the party
make it by 5 pm.
make it as a professiona golfer
you can make it.
I'm not sure if I can make it by seven.
He'll never make it as a professonal singer.
Just look at your skills and personality.You can definitely make it.
Third story Professor and Jessica are talking.
a Hi, Jessica.
b Hello, Professor. I had a question for you. By the way, who was that older woman who just left your office?
a Oh, her name is Aki. She really surprised me by coming here.
b Really? She was smiling from ear to ear.
a She made me this Mexican bracelet.
b Oh, it's nice, why a Mexican bracelet?
a Because we first met in Mexico in 1980s.
b That's a long time ago, but it looks like she's still very fond of you.
key sentence is she made me this Mexican bracelet.
Sentence pattern SVOO 授与型
make a speech
make a choice
You made him a good teacher
what do you make of her?
Make sure you finish all your homework.
I always get nervous when I make a speech in public.
Your son will make a brilliant lawyer. Mark my words.
Last story Roxy and herfather are talking.
a Hi, Roxy. How are things over there in England?
b I love it here, Dad. Granpa and granma are so nice.
a Are they home now?
b No, they went out to buy some scones for afternoon tea.
a Are you crying, Roxy?
b Sorry, I was watching a british TV show about onsen in Japan. It made me feel a little homesick.
a It's natural to feel homesick, especially at the begining of your stay.
b I guess so.
key sentence It made me feel a little homesick.
Sentence pattern is S V O C.
He made his Dad big.
Make mine the fish burger.
Make yourself at home.
I made myself understood in English.
Your daghter made her Dad really big in her drawing.
I was happy that I could make myself understood in English during my homestay.
Relax and make yourself at home while I see the dinner.
By the way, I wonder why it's a dream comes true.