Today's speech is a talk from ラジオ英会話.
Topic verb of senses.
see, listen, hear and taste.
Renge and his mother are talking.
a Renji, stop playing that game.
b Mom, can't you see I'm busy?
a Yes, I can see you're busy playing computer games today all the time. You promised to clear up your room today, remember?
b All right, I'll do it this afternoon.
a This afternoon, you have to go to your cram school lesson. Now stop playing and clean up your room now!
b OK, OK, I got the message!
After just a few more minutes.
a I said now!
key sentence Can't you see I'm busy?
We say “The eyes are the window of the soul.”, but see is deeply connected to the “mind”.
as you can see,
as I see it,
as far as you can see,
I can't see him a lawyer.
I'll see what I can do.
See to it that the agenda is sent immediately.
Can you see George as a stand -up comedian?
I don't know why I should apologize.
I apologize. I'll see to it that this never happens again.
Company colleagues Will and Rico. Will is asking about Rico’s son Range
a How is your son, the Cheetha these days?
b He is no Cheetha. He is not as fast a runner as he used to be.
a What happened?
b All he does is play video games all the times on the sofa at home.
a He needs to keep training to win races at school.
b I know. I tell him he needs to exercise but he never listens to my advice.
a Maybe, I should talk to him.
b Yeah, I think he would listem to you.
key sentence he never listens to my advice.
Listen is the auditory version of look.
Look is the conscious action.
Shh! I'm listening for my soccer team's result.
Don't listen in on our conversation.
listen to the radio.
Takuma’s colleagues Julia and Tony are talking. It’s like about Takuma’s marriage partner.
a Julia, have you heard about Takuma?
b No, what happened?
a He is engaged!
b Takuma? I didn't even know he was seeing someone.
a He went on a few dates with a girl named Ayaka.
b So, he is engaged to her?
a No, that didn't work out in the end.
b So, who's he getting married to?
b Kelly? I thought he broke up with her a long time ago.
a Well, they got back together again.
b I guess so! I'm happy for him.
key sentence have you heard about Takuma?
Hear is the auditory version of see.
Did you hear that noise?
Did you hear the news?
I've nevr heard about anyone by that name.
I heard him play the piano.
Did you hear that Ken had a accident?
Sorry, I cant hear you well.
Calorie-free bread? I've never heafd of such a thing.
I heard that Greg and Ryoko are an item.
After saying goodbye to Professor Peacock at the Stonehenge ruins, Roxy and his grandfather are enjoying their usual afternoo
a Grandpa, it was so cool to talk to professor Peacock.
b I know. What a strange coincidence that he was at stonehenge today.
a Well, he is a famous archaeologist. I learned a lot about Stonehenge thanks to him. Yuck!
b What's wrong Roxy? You made a strange face.
a This sandwich tastes funny. What's this black stuff? I thought it was chocolate.
b It's a popular spread.Don't you have something similar in Japan?
a Not that. I know of.
key sentence this sandwich tastes funny.
Taste is the verb expreses the sense, such as smell and feel.
We often use the sentence pattern, SVOC.
I can taste.
Can you see that stone over there?
I can smell.
I can feel.Feel it.
Can you feel any pain?
I can smell sothting burning. My toast!
Can you taste this curry sauce? Is it too spicy?