1.Today’s lesson is the text book, 'Touchstone3' unit6 'Less is more’,reading, The art(and Science)of doing less and achieving more
They are saying...
"To do two things at once is to do neigher."
"He who runs after two hares will not catch neither."
(1)Doing more tasks ought to mean that we get more done……originaly
(2)We play a trick on ourselves …We fool ourselves
(3)we`re simply interrupting ourselves to do something else.
(4)driving me crazy. .bad meaning
(5)it really make a defference…good meaning
(6)multitasking is not just inefficient, if is stressful…multitask is not only inefficient but stressful.
(7)I should resist the temptation to check email.
(8)Single-tasking to meet a tight deadline will also reduce your stress level.
(9)My experience convinced me that I don`t have to accept multitasking as a way…as a usual custom.
2.Here is a talk from Radio Eikaiwa.
Topic is conjunction, if, as.
A couple, Doug and Kelly are talking.
a Doug, Do you remember my aunt Aki?
b Yes, she came to our wedding. She is a very sweet lady.
a I know. She`s always been very popular. I heard some good news about her.
b What`s that? Tell me.
a I heard she is dating the archaelogist, Professor Peacock.
b Wow I am rather surprised, but I`m happy for her.
a Me, too. I like his books, so if she marries him, I`ll have a lot of chances to talk with him.
I can`t wait!
Key sentence if she marries him, I `ll have a lot of chances to talk with him.
If you need help,
She`ll break uo with you, if you don`t change.
If you do that again, I go home.
If my daugher gets into a top-ranking uniiversity, I`ll be over the moon.
If you avrrive befor check-in time, I can leave your luvgage at receiption.
We wkll all miss you if you take the job in London.
Dr.Frank.N.Stein and Jeannie are talking.
a Jeannie, how are you and Frankie getting along?
b we are not getting along.
a What happened?
b Well, I`m not sure if he truly needs me. He spends almost all his time with friends.
a He is just going thrugh a phrase. Believe me, he needs you.
b I`m tired of being lonely. What can I do?
a Ask hime if he wants to go on a trip with him?
b A trip? To where?
a How about another country? I heard Japan is interesting.
Key sentence I`m not sure if he truly needs me.
Ask himif be wa.ts to go on a trip with you.
Let me know if you are free on Sunday.
I can tell if it`s real or not.
I wonder if he still llves me.
I was wondering if you couldhelp me with my report.
Ask Geoff if he wants to go bowling tonivht.
Let me know if you have time today.
I wondering if I should apologize to Helen.
Megan and a alien are talking.
a Megan, we have arrived at your home planet.
b Already? It only took 15 minutes!
a Yes, I told you we could travel from Mars to Earth in that time.
b I can`t believe it. It`s just as if I had taken a train from Tokyo to Shinjuku!
b Shinjuku? What is that?
a It`s a city in Japan. There is a famous vegan ramen shop there.
b Did you say Vegan?
a I said vegan.
b Sounds interesting. We are from vega. So we should try it.
Key sentence it`s just as if I had taken a train from Tokyo to Shinjuku!
My parents still treat me as if I were a little kid.
She looks as if she`s about to cry.
If only you were here.
If I had more money.
I don`t care even if you have no money.
The coach looks as if he is about to lose his temper.
If only my boyfriend were a little more romantic.
She won`t take you back even if you beg her.
A couple, Alexis and Casper are talking.
a Alexis, what happened to your hand?
b It`s nothing serious. I cut my finger as I was chopping carrots.
b Ouch, that sounds painful, I hope you washed it.
a Of course, I did. By the way, I also found this today.
b What`s that?
a Your wedding ring.
b Wher was it?
a Under your desk. I found it as I was cleaning your room. Didn`t you look for it?
b I was in a hurry and didn`t have time to look.
Key sentence I cut my finger as I was chopping carrots.
I found it as I was cleaning your room.
The phone rang I was going out.
Time passed, we got used to living in our country.
As it stadted to rain hard, we canceled the varbecue.
A cyclist ran into me as as I was crossing the street.
I fell asleep as I was watching TV.
As I gained experience, my confidence also grew.