Today's speech is a talk from ラジオ英会話.
Topic is verb get.
Indian restaurant chef Deepak and his friend Barbara are talking.
a Deepak, the food here is amuzing. Simply wonderful!
b Thank you. Barbara. Are'nt you glad we met?
a Yes, you gave me your card at that bar.
b Right, and then you called to order takeout from here.
a But then I got the idea to actually eat here.
b Well, I'm so happy you came. Now I'll get you a chai. It's free.
a Chai? That's spiced milk tea, right?
b Yes, our chai is the tastiest you'll ever have.
Key sentence I got the idea to actually eat here.
“Get” always contains some feeling of a process it’s involved. Therefore the image is of motion before something arrives into your hands.
I get a letter.
I get a birthday card.
I get a chance.
I get an A in English.
I get a lesson.
I get the money.
I get a ticket.
I get the flu. cold headache
I get a checkup.
I get a haircut.
I get the feeling that
I get the impression that
I don't get it.
I'll get you a chai.
I got an award for my painting.
I've got a toothache. I need to go to the dentist.
It's starting raining. I'll get you an umbrella.
Doug and Shiho are preparing for their marrage.
a Doug, I don't want have a hotel wedding. Let's save our money for our future.
b All right. But we should at least have our honneymoon abroad.
a OK, But, where? Italy or France?
b Yes, those would be nice. but how about a more exotic place?
b Right. How about Egypt?
a Egypt? I'll finally get to see the Pyramids! Doug, you're making my dreams come true!
b You've already made my dream come true, Shiho.
a Aww,,, give me a kiss.
key sentence I'll finally get to see the Pyramids.
The basic image of “get” is motion, some kind of process involved, right? Well, today, we’re gonna focus on “get to.” So, from a starting point, we move and little by little, keep moving until we reach the final destination.
I get to know you better.
I get to hear about my accident.
I get to London.
I get to the station.
I get to work.
Don't let it get to you.
Quick! Get a cloth!
I'll get to the restaurant about 7:30.
When did you get about my promotion?
This bad weather is getting to me.
The Commander, Mergan and fright engineer, Akira are talking.
a At last, we have successfully landed on Mars.
Akira, that was a perfect landing.
b Thank you, Commander. I impressed myself.
a We are finally on the Red Planet.
b I can't believe it! It seems to be a dream.
a It's no dream. We did it. OK, I'm ready to step outsife. Let's get going.
b You ate stepping on the surface first?
a Yes, it'll be one giant reap for womankind.
b Excellent, Commander.
key sentence let's get going.
I get angry.
I get wet.
It gets warmer.
I get drunk.
I get married.
I get excited.
I get disappointed.
He was arrested for drunk driving.
It's getting colder and colder..
Why did you get so angry?
Are you getting married? Congratulations!
The situation is getting more and more complicated.
Dr. Frank.N.Stein and android Jeannie are talking about Frankie.
a Jeannie, how are you getting along with your new android boyfriend?
b Frankie? He's so sweet and kind.
a You really named him Frankie?
b Yes, he likes his name. He's handsome, too. Just my type.
a I'm glad to here that, Jeannie. Please teach him everything you learned from me.
b I'll do, Dr. Frank N Stein.
a Oh, by the way , who moved the refrigerator here?
b I got Frankie to do it. He's quite strong.
a Apparently so!
key sentence I got Frankie to do it.
I get him help me.
I get her to babysit.
I get her to translate it into English.
I get the suitcase into the car.
I get the bicycle into the garage.?
I get dinner ready.
I get my homework done.
I get the job done.
I'll get Emi to help me with the Japanese translation.
I have to get this report done by tomorrow.
Have you got the drinks ready for the party?
The captain,in Apolo 11th, Armstrong, says
「That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind」on 21th, July.
I went and saw 'The World Exihision in Osaka' in 1970.