1.Today’s lesson is the text book, 'Touchstone3' unit6 'Less is more’,reading, The art(and Science)of doing less and achieving more
2.Here is a talk from Radio Eikaiwa..
Topic is conjunction, preposition..it’s because, thanks to, in front of, as a result.
Andrew and his friend are talking.
a Hi, Andrew, I heard you were a member of the shogi club members?
b That`s right, I was. I quit a long time ago.
a Why did you quit?
b Relations between people were kind of difficult.
a Do you know why the club has that strange rule?
b You mean about no dating being allowed? Sota made it.
b It`s because he liked one of the members, and another started dating her. That's why he made that rule.
Key sentence it`s because he liked one of the members, and another started dating her.
That`s because you didn`t study hard.
That`s because I had no money.
That`s because he never like her.
That`s why he made that rule.
That`s why our textbooks are so popular.
The reason for his success is that
The reason why that I didn`t cl you was that my battery was dead.
That`s because you did.`t read tbe instructions
That`s why we lost the match.
The reason why I didn`t tell is that I did.`t want to upset you.
Arnold and Yayoi are talking.
a Arnold, this is so exciting, I` ve never been to an event like this before.
b You are in the movie, Yayoi, so you deserve to be here.
a I had so much fun working with you at Tokyotower last summer.
b Yes, thanks to your performance, we had a great scene there.
a Do you think I could be a actor?
b Yes, your English is great, Yayoi. Due to my thick accent, people couldn`t even understand me at first.
Key sentence thanks to your performance, we had a great scene there.
Thanks to your help.
Due to my thich accent,
Due to bad weather
Due to the recession
Due to technical problem
Because of a rainstorm
Bacause of the bad headache
Because of you
Thanks to Sharon`s negotiation skills, we sealed the deal.
The terrible traffic jam was due to the accident.
My car couldn`t start because the dead battery.
Haik club members are talking.
a And so I would like to introduce a good friend of mine who writes beautiful haiku. Here is Cyndy Robinson.
b Thank you, Mr. Emori. I`ve never read hike in front of an audience before、so I`m nurvous.
a Just relax, and you`ll do fine.
b OK. So, I`ll read a hike I wrote in a Japanese tea garden.
a I`m sorry, Cyndy. Could you speak a little louder, so everyone can hear you?
b Sure, no problem. So here goes. In the light of autumn..
Key sentence I`ve never read hike in front of an audience before, so I`m nurvous.
I was very tired, so I took a break.
Could you speak a little louder, so evergone can hear you?
I was so nurvous that I made many mistakes.
I praise my daughter a lot, so her self-esteem grew.
Please speak more slowly so the non-native speakers can understand you better.
My children were so excited about the party that they couldn`t sleep.
Rock group members are talking.
a Bill, do you have a minute?
b Sure, Dris, I`m practicing for the upcoming tour.
a Actually, that`s what I .eed to talk to you about.
b What about the tour?
a It`s Derek. He broke his leg.
b What? How?
a He broke it while skiing with Doris, he is in the hospital now.
b How long will it take to heal?
a At least two months. As a result, we have to cancel the tour.
b I can`t believe this!
Key sentence as a result, we have to cancel the tour.
As a result of hours of practice, her dance performance was magnificent.
If you go on like this, there`ll be serious consequences.
He didn`t study at all, and consequently he failedthe exam.
He started from nothing and ended up.billionaire.
After backpacking for two years, I ended up teacbing English in Japan.
As a result of lacking of the information, they made many mistakes.
If you continue to disrespect the rules, there`ll be serious consequences.
If you`re not careful, you`ll endup penniless.