ラジオ英会話 5/9 - 5/13

ラジオ英会話 Lesson 21  Monday, May 9

◆ Opening
R: Hey, everyone, Akino Roza here.
C: Hi, guys, Chris McVay here. Roza, do you like my colorful socks?
R: I do. They're perfectly coordinated with your outfit.
C: Thank you.

◆ Feel English / Practice
C: OK, guys, are you ready to practice? Now, the basic image I want you to grasp here is holding out your arm. Hold it out, stretch it and grab whatever. So, that's the basic image I want you to feel when we practice. And sometimes, it involves a selection. Stretch your arm and take whatever is there. You make the choice. So, let's practice together.

(grasp 握る、しっかりつかむ to quickly take something in your hand(s) and hold it firmly)
(grab つかみ取る、急いでつかむ to take hold of something or someone suddenly and roughly)

R: And remember, don't think in Japanese.
C: That's it. So, the first one, "take his hand."
Stretch out to that hand, stretch out, grab it, not anybody’s hand but his hand. That's the choice. Once more, "take his hand.
R: The next example is "take medicine." One more time, "take medicine."
Another one is "take this case for example." "Take this case for example."
C: And another one, "take a seat." "Take a call." "Take a test."
C: Good.
R: And for the last example, modes of transportation. "Take a taxi." "Take a bus." "Take the Yomanote line."
Another use is, "take a risk." "Take a chance."

R: Factastic!
C: Good job, guys.

◆ Ending
O: Chris, do you ever go to a restaurant without a reservation?
C: Uh.... Usually I, you know, call make a reservation. Because I have an experience being turned away because the restaurant was full. That's very embarrassing on a date, you know.
O: Yeah, it is.
R: Well, I never need a reservation because I'm so beautiful.
C: Ahem, ahem, ahem...
R: Oh, Chris, do you have something stuck in your throat?
C: Sorry, yeah, your comment.


ラジオ英会話 Lesson 22  Tuesday, May 10

◆ Opening
R: Hey, everyone. Akino Roza here.
C: Ugh... Chris McVay here. After such a lengthy introduction, I feel a little weak and I have a headache. Let's go.
R: Chris, let me take your temperature. Um, it's normal.

(lengthy 長々しい continuing for a long time)

◆ Feel English / Practice
C: OK, guys, it's practice time again. Now you've just seen such a wide variety of collocations with this great verb "take." So, let's look at some of them, but keep in mind the basic image. It's always stretching out to get something.
R: And remember, don't think in Japanese.
C: Let's begin. "Take your blood pressure."
Can you feel it going out? We're going to get something, get some information about your blood pressure; you take it. Also, "take your pulse."

R: The next example is "take a picture," "take a photo," "take a video."

C: OK, and the next one is more straight forward, "take my wallet."
C: Someone is stretching out and getting your wa(llet), "Oh! Stop, stop! It's my wallet." But the word, the verb "take" is perfect here. "Take my wallet." Try that again.
R: And this last one is a little bit more abstract, but the same basic image applies here, "take a break."
One last time, "take a break."
R: Perfect guys.
C: Brilliant.

◆ Ending
O: He, guys, do you use Celsius or Fahrenheit?
C: Well, I should use Fahrenheit being a Brit, but nowadays I use Celsius. But I have to say my two brothers complain if I say anything in Celsius, they don't get it. How about you, Roza?

(Brit = a British person)

R: Well, the US uses Fahrenheit, of course. But when I'm here I only think in Celsius. And I think you shouldn't worry about it too much. The best thing to do is just to think about "In Celsius, this is the comfortable temperature." "In Fahrenheit, this is the comfortable temperature." So, that's kind of an easy way to think about it, I think.


華氏 (Fahrenheit) を使う代表的な国

摂氏 (Celsius) を使う代表的な国

カナダ、シンガポールなどは、 華氏、摂氏を両方使う

98.5℉ = 36.9℃
100℉ = 37.7℃
68℉ = 20℃
50℉ = 10℃
32℉ = 0℃


ラジオ英会話 Lesson 23  Wednesday, May 11

◆ Opening
R: Hey, everyone, Akino Roza here.
C: Chris McVay here. Look, from now on, I advise you two to think more carefully about the opening to this program, OK?
O: What's your sign by the way?
C: Oh, my sign ... Scorpio.
O: Right.

◆ Right after the Japanese translation part
R: Hey, listeners, I advise you to get the Rajio Eikaiwa textbook and check it carefully during each lesson.
O: I'll take your advice.
C: Great.

◆ Feel English / Practice
C: OK guys, "take" -- such an interesting verb, right? So, let's continue our practice. Remember, the basic image is stretch out. Stretch out... Why to stretch out? Why should you stretch out? -- in order to get something. That's natural, isn't it? So, to get something or to accept something.

R: And the point here is to not think in Japanese. Be sure to just feel the nuance of the word instead.
C: OK, here we go, "take an offer," "take a job," "take responsibility," "take the consequences."
R: Next example, "Don't take it the wrong way."
One more time, "Don't take it the wrong way."
C: OK, and another one, "I can't take it anymore."
OK, let's have a bit of emotion this time, "I can't take it anymore."
R: Now, in this last example, you can really feel the nuance of acceptance. "This room can take 250 people."
You see that acceptance feeling there? One last time, "This room can take 250 people."

R: Excellent work.
C: Yeah, I'm sure you can take more. Enjoy!

◆ Ending
O: Hmm... "Don't take him seriously. He's always joking." Are you talking about me?
C: Actually, I was gonna (going to) ask you, "Are you talking about me?"
R: You know, I have something to add, actually.
C: Uh-uh.
O: What's that?
R: Ohnishi-sensei is always joking but he is rarely funny.


3/21~4/19 Aries (エリース) 牡羊座
not afraid to take risks and take on challenges (リスクを恐れずチャレンジする)

4/20〜5/20 Taurus (トーラス) 牡牛座
persist to the end / foodie (粘り強い / 食通が多い)

5/21〜6/21 Gemini (ジェミナイ) 双子座
quick-thinking, curious and optimistic (頭の回転が早く、好奇心旺盛で楽観的)

6/22〜7/22 Cancer (キャンサー)  蟹座
put the other person before yourself (自分より相手を優先する)

7/23〜8/22 Leo (リオ) 獅子座
bright and positive (明るくてポジティブ)

8/23〜9/22 Virgo (ヴァーゴ) 乙女座
realistic and hardworking 現実主義で努力家

9/23〜10/23 Libra (リブラ) 天秤座
intellectual, sociable and cheerful (知的、社交的、陽気)

10/24〜11/22 Scorpio (スコーピオ) 蠍座
enthusiastic about something (何かひとつのことに熱中する)

11/23〜12/21 Sagittarius (サジタリアス) 射手座
energetic and active (エネルギッシュで行動力がある)

12/22〜1/19 Capricorn (キャプリコーン) 山羊座
value own individuality / optimistic and playful (個性を大切にする / 楽観的で遊び心がある)

1/20〜2/18 Aquarius (アクエリアス) 水瓶座
self-reliant, clever, exceptional, and optimistic (自立的で、賢く、例外的で、楽観的)

2/19〜3/20 Pisces (パイシース) 魚座
enormous depths of compassion and empathy for others (他者への思いやりや共感が深い)


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ラジオ英会話 Lesson 24  Thursday, May 12

◆ Opening
R: Akino Roza here.
C: Chris McVay here. Hmm... That story sounds a bit fishy to me.
R: Nice one, Chris.

(fishy 怪しい,いかがわしい,うさんくさい seeming dishonest or false)

◆ Right after the Japanese translation part
C: Well, you know, our textbook is kind of a gourmet language textbook. It's well worth checking out.

◆ Feel English / Practice
C: OK, guys, we're gonna (going to) continue our practice of the verb "take." And I hope you will notice the logical flow up to now.

(logical flow 倫理的な流れ)

One; the basic image, stretch out. Two; why stretch out? -- to get something, to accept something. And today's focus -- Why get something? --- in order to use it, of course. So, let's focus on that in order to use it, of course. That sort of image while we practice. Are you ready? "Take care of."

C: And the same way of thinking for this one, "take advantage of." Try that one.

R: In the next examples, you can really feel the nuance of the verb "use," "take time," "take money," "take courage," "take an expert”.
Did you feel the verb "use"?
C: OK, moving on. "How long does it take to walk there?"
So, you need time. You take the time whatever time necessary to walk there. One more time, "How long does it take to walk there?"
R: And another example of time. "It took me two hours to finish this report."
So, you used up to two hours, right? Let's try again. "It took me two hours to finish this report."

R: Excellent.
C: Great. Well done. It didn't take us too long to do that practice, right?
R: Not at all.

◆ Ending
O: Roza, it takes courage to ride a horse, right?
R: Well, to ride a horse, maybe not, but to gallop on a horse, definitely.
C: And to gallop on a horse while not holding the reins but rather holding a bow and arrow... wow... that takes courage.

(rein  (手綱{たづな} a long, thin piece of material, especially leather, that helps you to control and direct a horse)


ラジオ英会話 Lesson 25  Friday, May 13

◆ Opening
R: Hey, everyone, ah… Akino Roza です
C: Hi everyone. Chris McVay here. Everyone is strange this morning. I don’t know what’s happening. Ah… McVay … um, no good.
R: That was really quiet.

◆ Ending
O: Hey, Roza, you work as a model and do photography too, right?
R: That's right.
O: Any tips?
R: Sure, well, I have a couple of tips for photography. One thing that beginners often do is they put the subject in the middle of the flame. So, I would suggest to offset the subject from the middle. That will give a little bit more even artistic photo. Also, I suggest following photographers whose photos you like and of course, practice, practice, practice.

遠山顕の英会話入門 春号 Listen For It!

遠山顕の英会話入門 春号 Listen For It! (p.30 - p.31)

K: OK, back to the questions.
C: Right. Question 1: What is this announcement about?

K: Well, Jeff, did you, uh, catch the right answer?
J: I did. And it sounds really yummy.
K: Oh! Let's hear it.
J: The South Shore Pie Bake-off.

C: Well the announcement says that it’s that time of the year. So, it sounds like it's a regular event.
J: Every year.
K: I see. Yeah, I… I heard "the annual pie bake-off." So, it must be held every year.
C: Yap.

J: All right, on the question 2: When does this event take place?
Ken, did you happen to catch the answer?
K: Oh, me?
J: Yes.
K: I didn't see it coming. But ... yeah, I think I got the answer.
J: All right.
K: Well, this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
J: Exactly.
K: Yeah.

K: 参加資格はどうなのかな?
J: Well, who can participate? Right.
C: It's open to aspiring bakers of all ages.

K: 持ってくるものは、どうでしょうねえ?
J: Well, contestants must bring two identical pies, one for the judges and one for general consumption.

K: What kind of pies.
C: Well, it's a little strict. Each pie must be made form scratch, right? And there was a special requirement that she added. Did you catch it.
J: Oh, yes. No store bought crust allowed.

K: All right. Here's question No. 3: What is the first prize? Carolyn?
C: Oh, I got this one.
K: You did.
C: One hundred dollars.
K: Oh, not bad.
J: Yeah. And the second prize is $50 (fifty dollars).
K: Uh-huh.
J: And the third prize is $25 (twenty-five dollars).

K: 発表はいつ頃なのでしょうね?
C: Yeah, it seems like they have to be pretty quickly, the judges ...
K: Oh, really? OK.
C: Winners will be announced at noon, right?
J: Uh-huh. And then pies will be sliced and sold to the general public, which is the part I would be looking forward to.
C: Me too.

C: And here's the last question, Question 4: How much are the slices?
K: Jeff, did you catch the right answer?
J: Yes, I did.
K: All right.
J: They're a little pricy, $5 (five dollars) each or eight for $35 (thirty-five dollars).

K: 収益金はどうなるのでしょうね?
C: Well, all the proceeds go to the South Shore Food Bank, which sounds like a very good cost.
J: ... which is a charity I would imagine.
C: Yeah.

遠山謙の英会話入門 春号 Dialog 5

遠山謙の英会話入門 春号 Dialog 5

All: Keep up the good work.

K: Jeff, are you ready five times in one breath?
J: Uh... It's me?
K: Yeah.
J: What a surprise.
K: Oh, well.
J: Yes, I'm ready.
K: OK. I wanted to hear that.
J: OK.
K: Let's hear it.

All: No surprise. You did so well.

Choose the Right One!
K: Well, how about No. 1, Jeff?
J: Well, my answer No. 1; "Noah spoked to Emma." Hmm... I have my doubts about this, because he's basically started a new life. Uh..., Carolyn, how about you?
C: Well, here's No. 2 again. "Noah started working for a company." Hmm... It might be possible. What about No. 3, Ken?
K: Well, my candidate, "Noah and Emma started over." This is out of the question.
They didn't.
J: No.
K: So...
All: The right answer is No. 2. "Noah started working for a company."

J: Good job.
C: Great work.

Write it!
K: Carolyn-san, どうですか? First part of the sentence.
C: Yeah, I totally agree. Let's use the past tense here for the first part of the sentence. And we can actually use "Emma moved on" as is.

K: And Jeff, what about the second half of the sentence?
J: Well, this one is in the present tense. And "has" is a good verb to use. So, it's going to be something like "Noah has no regrets."

C: Of course.
J: I believe they did.
K: All right.
C: Of course, nice work.
J: Way to go!
K: All right.

J: Well, that was a nice ending. I loved it.
C: Me too. But I never saw it coming. How about you, Ken?
K: Never saw it coming, either. What a surprise!
J: Well, all’s well
All: ... that ends well.

J: This is the end of section 1 of this book.
C: Look (book) forward to section 2, everybody.
J: Ugh… I knew that was coming. I saw that coming.
K: It hurts.

遠山謙の英会話入門 春号 Dialog 4

遠山謙の英会話入門 春号 Dialog 4

All: You made our day.

K: Carolyn, are you ready, five times in one breath?
C: I was gonna (going to) say I’m not ready, but …
K: Well, do you have a choice?
C: I don’t think so. So, give it a good big breath and I’ll give it a shot.
K: All right.

K: You did it. Great!

All: You’re getting better.

Choose the Right One!
K: Well, what do you think of your answer, Jeff?
J: Well, my answer, "Because he hates Emma." Hmm... I don't think this is it. Personally, I think it's the opposite. So, Carolyn, what do you think?
C: Well, No. 2 is "Because Emma still loves him." Ugh, I'm not sure if she still loves him or not. So, I don't know. What about No. 3, Ken?
K: No. 3, which is "Because Emma wants to start a family." Well, you know, I think this is a good candidate for the right answer.
J: I think it sounds like the dialog.
K: Exactly.
All: So, the right answer is No. 3, "Because Emma wants to start a family.

J: Congratulations!
C: Great!
K: You did it again and again and again.

Write it!
K: Carolyn?
C: Yeah. Let's use the past tense here.
K: OK.
C: And for the first sentence, the subject is Noah. So, let's start with Noah and it'll be Noah invited Olivia out.
And then, you need the word "but."

J: Yeah, this is also in the past tense.
K: Uh-huh. OK.
J: So, in the second sentence, the subject is "Olivia." So, it would be "but Olivia had to pay the Bill." Now, this "have to" has the meaning of "must." You must to do something whether you like it or not.

J: You know it.
C: Oh, always.
J: Oh, yeah.
C: Good job.
K: Very nice.

K: Umm... So, Noah finally realizes that he is not Mr. Right for Emma.
C: Yeah, it was a long process.
J: Yeah, he just didn't know what Emma wants to do or what she wanted to do.
K: Uh-huh.
C: And you know, he is too young to get married.
J: At least he now knows there, right?
K: Yeah.
J: He's seen the right.
K: Right. Well, what would happen next?
C: Oh, well, I guess you are going to find out in Dialog 5.

(see the light 事態をつかむ、事情を飲みこむ)

遠山顕の英会話入門 春号 Dialog 3

遠山顕の英会話入門 春号 Dialog 3

トラック 1-21
◆ Chose the Right One!
K: What are the candidates?


K: So, Jeff, what do you think of your answer?
J: Hmm... well, my answer, "No, he asks Olivia to pick up the tab." sounds pretty good. I think this might be it. I'm not sure yet. Carolyn, how about yours?
C: Well, my answer No. 2 was or is, "Yes, he is going to pick up the tab." But I'm not so sure of that. Ken, how was your answer, No. 3?
K: Well, No. 3 is, "He can't make up his mind." Well, this is not good because he asks her to pick up the tab.
J: Yes. Uh-huh.
KCJ: So, the right answer is No.1: "No, he asks Olivia to pick up the tab."

J: Congratulations!
C: All right.
K: You did it. You did it again.

トラック 1-22
◆ Write It!
K: What do you think, Carolyn, about this?
C: Well, yeah, I mean one possible way to write this is using the word "because" to connect the two ideas and it would be "Olivia picks up the tab because Noah is broke."
K: Right.
C: And that's fine. But sometimes we don't always need to use "because." We can just put two sentences side by side. For example, Noah is broke. Olivia picks up the tab." And it expresses pretty much the same idea.

K: You gave it away beautifully.
C: Oops!
K: Yeah.
C: Well, I didn't give it all the way.
K: I hope not. Doesn't matter, doesn't matter.

J: I know they did.
C: Great job!
K: All right.
J: Wonderful!
K: Excellent.

◆ Ending

K: You know, this is really terrible. Noah asked Emma out and then he asks her to pick up the tab.
C: I know. That's really awful.
K: Oh, yeah.
J: Yeah, I don't know (Noah) a lot about him, but uh… that's not right.
K: You don't know (Noah) a lot.
J: That's right... know (Noah) a lot.
C: Well, Olivia is such a nice person so, I know she'll help him out. I love you, Olivia.
J: Uh... that's kind of a stretch.

(a bit of a stretch 無理やり過ぎる)

K: I think Emma going to get some fresh air.
J: Ugh... that's another one.
C: Come on!

ラジオ英会話 4/25, 5/2 - 4/29, 5/6, 2022

ラジオ英会話  Lesson 16   Monday, April 25 / May 2

◆ Opening
R: Hey, everyone, Akino Roza here.
C: Hi, guys, Chris McVay here. You know what, I've decided to quit this program.
R: Really?
C: Roza, you are not supposed to sound happy about it.
R: Oh, I mean uh... Really? Oh, that's too bad.
C: That's too late. Anyway, guys, I'm only joking.

◆ Feel English / Practice
C: So, guys, are you ready to practice further this verb "put"? Let's get started. Basically, it's a very simple image of move and place. Move whatever to a place wherever, but today we're gonna (going to) focus on the fact that it doesn't have to be a concrete place, a physical place. It's also used for more abstract types of places. So, with that in mind, let's practice together.
R: And remember, don't think in Japanese.
C: So, here we go the first one. "Put him in the beginner group." Try it.

C: So, we're moving him to another place, which is just a group, an abstract group. Once more, "Put him in the beginner group."

R: And here's the next example. "Put your life at risk."
R: One last time, "Put your life at risk."

C: And the next one. Are you ready? "Put Japanese into English."
C: And here's another one. "Put my feelings into words."
We've got to move, move my feelings into a concrete place. Put my feelings on a table. I don't think so. "Put my feelings into words." So, let's practice that one together. "Put my feelings into words."

R: And finally, the last example. "Put the family first."
"Put the family first."

C: Keep practicing.
R: You did great.

◆ Ending
O: Hey, guys, do you have an experience of having difficulty in putting your romantic feelings into words?
C: Well, as you all know I'm very shy kind of a guy. So, especially when it comes to love, so I have great difficulty. Roza?
R: Well, I also have great difficulty in expressing my feelings. So, that's why I prefer to express my feelings in song.


ラジオ英会話 Lesson 17   Tuesday, April 26 / May 3

◆ Opening
C: Hi, guys, Chris McVay here. You know, it's tough understanding Onishi-sensei's openings at times.
R: It is.
O: Sometimes.

◆ Feel English / Practice
C: OK, guys, are you ready to practice "leave"? It's a really simple image of separation. Moving away from a place. I'm going to call it a kind of bye-bye feeling. So, with this bye-bye feeling in mind, let's practice these sentences. "Leave London for Paris." Shall we try?"
C: London, bye-bye. Last time, "leave London for Paris."

R: Here's the next example, "leave the job," "leave the soccer club" "leave school."
R: Here again, we have this bye-bye feeling, right? One last time, "leave the job," "leave the soccer club" "leave school."

C: And finally, a rather sad bye-bye, "leave me," "leave me."

R: Fantastic work, guys.
C: Well done. Good job!

◆ Ending
O: He promised that he would never leave me. It's a lie, isn't it?
J: I think if it's really true, you shouldn't have to say it. How about you, Roza?
R: Eventually, just turns into bye-bye feeling あなたにはもう会いたくないよ bye-bye feeling ♪♬ さよなら bye-bye...


ラジオ英会話 Lesson 18   Wednesday, April 27 / May 4

◆ Opening
R: Hey, everyone, Akino Roza here.
C: Chris McVay here. Oh, no! I think I must have left my wallet in the train. You guys are gonna (going to) have to pay for dinner tonight.

★ certainly にはどんなニュアンスがあるのでしょう?
O: So, in what kind of situation would you like to use "certainly" instead of "yes" or "sure."
R: Well, I think you would use it if you're trying to be very polite.
C: Yeah, that's true. That's probably why Roza very rarely uses it.
R: I have no need to be polite to you, Chris.

◆ Feel English / Practice
C: OK, guys, ready to practice more with this verb "leave"? Well, we focused on the motion of moving away from, separating, this bye-bye-feeling. But today, it's almost the opposite. Let's focus on what you're separating from, what is left behind, OK? That's the feeling for today. So, here we go, "leave what you can't eat."

Let's try again together. "Leave what you can't eat."

R: Up next, "There's little time left." "There is no time left."
C: And another one, very popular one, "leave a message."
So, you've gone but the message is there, left behind. That's the focus. OK? So, with that in mind, once more. "Leave a message."
R: And the last one, "leave it to me." "Leave it to me."

R: Fantastic work.
C: Good job.

◆ Ending
O: Leave everything to me.
C: Hey, look at all these leftovers from the party. Ugh...
O: Leave everything to me.


ラジオ英会話 Lesson 19   Thursday, April 28 / May 5

◆ Opening
O: Almost dead.
O: Almost dead. ほとんど脂肪(死亡)
R: Hey, everyone, Akino Roza here.
C: You remembered your name. That's good, Roza.
R: I did.
C: Hi, guys, Chris McVay here. Let's make this the best lesson we've ever had.

C: Leave me alone. That's another expression I use a lot with Onishi-sensei.

◆ Feel English / Practice
C: OK guys, let's practice together. Now, we've often mentioned the importance of catching the native speaker's rhythm. And this is a chance to do that today. We are going to do, verb followed by object, followed by complement. One, two, three, one, two, three, like the key sentence.

Leave -- verb, your valuables -- object, unattended -- complement.
So, let's practice that together, "leave the door unlocked."
Can you feel that one, two, three? Now, open, "leave the door open."

R: Next example, "leave it as it is." "Leave it as it is."
C: OK, another one, "leave it in." Can you feel that music? パンパパン♪パンパパン♪ "Leave it in."
C: And how about using out, "leave it out."

R: And now, my favorite, "leave me alone." "Leave me alone."

C: OK, well done guys. Great practice.
R: Fantastic!

◆ Ending
R: Let's do our best.
C: Yes, this is our next to last lesson. I'm sure you'll make great progress overall this year and have a lot of fun along the way.

(I'm sure you've made great progress overall this year and had a lot of fun along the way. とも聞こえるのですが、意味的には will make, have かもしれませんね)


ラジオ英会話 Lesson 20  Friday, April 29 / May 6

◆ Opening
R: Hey, everyone. Welcome back for another Friday review. This is Akino Roza.
C: Hi, guys, Chris McVay. Well, you two are really full of energy this morning. It's gonna (going to) be a good one.
R: That's right.

◆ Ending
O: Hey, Roza, what do you think of a guy who is always putting you before work?
R: I think that's fantastic.
C: I think it's unrealistic.

(before work 仕事より優先して、仕事より先に)

ラジオ英会話 4/18-4/22, 2022

ラジオ英会話 Lesson 11  Monday, April 18

◆ Opening
R: Hey, everyone, Akino Roza here. Are you ready for today's lesson? You can make it to go.
C: Hi, guys, Chris McVay here. Uh? I can smell like Tandoori Chicken or something. Must be because I am dying to have lunch.

◆ Feel English / Practice
C: OK. Let's put lots of energy into today's practice. OK, guys?
Do you remember the structure we pointed out in practice with "make"? Well, it's exactly the same with "have." Have -- verb, my hair -- object, cut -- compliment. ポンポンポン ポンポンポン. One two three, it's as easy as one two three. So, let's practice with this rhythm. Catch the rhythm. Here we go!
"Glad to have you back." Try it.
That's right. Feel the rhythm. One last time, "Glad to have you back."

R: Here's the next example. "Have my hair cut."
"Have this coat cleaned."
Can you feel the rhythm? One last time, "have my hair cut," "have this coat cleaned."

C: And another one, "have your homework done." "Have your homework done." ポンポンポン OK? Let's try together. "Have your homework done."
One last time, "have your homework done."

R: And now to our last example. "Have everybody laughing."
So, everybody equals laughing. That's the situation here. "Have everybody laughing."

R: Perfect!
C: Well done, guys.

◆ Ending
O: By the way, who is your favorite comedian?
C: Well, you know, I used to love watching Monty Python. Monty Python's Flying Circus. So, I'm going to choose John Cleese.

(ジョン・クリーズ John Cleese は、イギリスのコメディアン、喜劇俳優。イギリスを代表するコメディー・グループ「モンティ・パイソン」のメンバー。)

How about you, Roza?
R: Well, I would have to say Onishi Hiroto.
C: Ah, yeah.
R: Oh, wait. No, he's an English teacher not a comedian.
C: You're getting mixed up, Roza. Huh?
R: What about you, Sensei?


ラジオ英会話 Lesson 12  Tuesday, April 19

◆ Opening
R: Hey, everyone, Akino Roza here. Oh, no! It's started to rain.
C: Do you have an umbrella?
R: No.
C: Oh, well, Chris McVay here. Chris McVay the gentleman. Listen, I'm not having you walk home alone in this rain.
R: Oh, you are such a gentleman.

◆ Feel English / Practice
C: OK, guys, it's practice time. And it's the last practice with "have." We've already looked at the rhythm. One two three, verb, object, complement, which is exactly the same for "have" and "make."

(object 目的語 complement 補語)

Let's look at the difference today. "Make someone do something" implies forcing someone to do it against their "will." But with "have," there's no force at all. The situation happens naturally, automatically.

Typical situations could be a boss and an assistant or a coach and the team players. OK? So, let's practice that. Are you ready?

"Have my staff send the document to you."

Once more. "Have my staff send the document to you."

C: Great!
R: Next example, "have the doctor look at my elbow." "Have the doctor look at my elbow."

C: OK. Here's another one. "The coach had the players do warm-up exercises."
C: So, we've got the rhythm. ポンポンポン "had the players do warm-up exercises."
But again, no force included here. Right? It's a natural situation. "The coach had the players do warm-up exercises."

R: And the last one, "have the shop staff gift-wrap the chocolates."
R: One last time, "have the shop staff gift-wrap the chocolates."

R: Fantastic!
C: Great job!

◆ Ending
O: I'm not having you walk home alone in this rain. How romantic.
R: Oh...
O: Yes, gone are the days.
C: Oh, my god. Let's finish as quickly as possible.
All: Bye!

(gone are the days when ... ~は遠い昔になってしまった)


ラジオ英会話 Lesson 13  Wednesday, April 20

◆ Opening
R: Hey, everyone, Akino Roza here.
C: Chris McVay here. Roza, I told you, you put milk in my tea. I hate that. I just want black tea. OK?
R: Oh, why?
C: Because it's healthier.

◆ Feel English / Practice
C: OK, guys, it's practice time again, but this time, with a new verb "put." What I want to stress today is that "put" is quite different from the Japanese 置く.

For "put" in English, we can have inside something like salt in a cake, on a wall that's vertically, in a vase, on the ceiling. These are the examples we are going to practice today to show "put"s variety compared with the Japanese 置く.

(vertically 垂直に horizontally 水平に)

Are you ready?

R: And remember don't use any Japanese.
C: Great point, Roza. Here we go. "Put flowers in a vase." "Put flowers in a vase."
R: Here's the next example. "Put a calendar on the wall."
One last time, "Put a calendar on the wall."

C: And the next one. Are you ready? "Put a spotlight on the ceiling."
C: One more time, "Put a spotlight on the ceiling."
R: And the last example, "Put salt in a cake instead of sugar."
C: Well, Roza, I've done that, you know, ... terrible.
R: I can imagine. One last time, "Put salt in a cake instead of sugar."

R: Great job!
C: Great practice, everybody. Well done.

◆ Ending
O: Hey, Chris, I still can't forget the scones I ate in the Cotswolds.
C: Well, you know, they're the most famous scones in the world. They're almost as light and fluffy as mine.
R: Hey, Chris, why don’t you bring in your scones next time.

(bring in 持ち込む)

O: I can't wait.
R: And be sure to have some clotted cream too.
C: Uh, pressure, pressure.


ラジオ英会話 Lesson 14  Thursday, April 21

◆ Opening
O: That’s the Desperate Rats' split.

R: Hey, everyone, Akino Roza here.
C: Hi, guys, Chris McVay here. You know, having to think of some amazing opening, it just puts too much pressure on me.

◆ Right after the Japanese translation part
C: Well, I guess we have a pretty tight schedule to write the textbook. So, this puts pressure on us, but the end result makes it all worthwhile.
R: I'm sure it does.

◆ Feel English / Practice
C: OK, are you ready to practice? We're going to practice "put" for the second time.

Now, the first time we talked about the variety of usages. And let's continue a bit along the same road, because "put" is not limited to concrete things on concrete services.

I put the plates on the shelf. It can also be used for abstract things like a plan or blame or emphasis or pressure as in the key sentence. So, let's practice this type. OK? Here we go!

R: And remember, no Japanese.
C: "Put emphasis on social status." Try it.

C: Emphasis, we can't touch it, right? It's abstract, and it's perfect with "put." "Put emphasis on social status." Once more.

C: Well done.
R: Next up, "put the plan into practice."

R: Here too we have "plan," an abstract word.
One more time, "put the plan into practice."

C: Next one, "put your name here." "Put your name here."
C: And the different one, "put your signature here." "Put your signature here."
That's right.
R: And the last one, "put the blame on me." "Put the blame on me."

R: Well, I prefer to put the blame on Onishi Sensei, right? Anyway ...
C: That's a great idea.
R: And one more type, "put my trust in you." "Put my trust in you."

R: Fantastic work, guys.
C: Great job.

◆ Ending
O: Why do you always put the blame on me?
R: What? No, we don't do that. That was just ...
O: Why do you always put the blame on me?
C: Settle down, settle down. We don't do that, right?
O: I'm just practicing.
RC: Ahhhh....


ラジオ英会話 Lesson 15  Friday, April 22

◆ Opening
R: Hey, everyone, welcome to the review, review, review, review. This is Akino Roza.
C: Hi, guys, Chris McVay here. Well, we all enjoy this chance to review what everything we've done during the week. So, take advantage of it.

◆ Ending
O: Hey, guys, do you have a driver's license?
C: Sure. I've had one for ages, years. How about you, Roza?
R: Actually I just got my Japanese driver's license at the beginning of this year. I'm so excited.
C: But, but, but... guys, this is a warning for all our listeners. If you happen to see Roza in a car, keep your distant, right?
R: Hey, I'm a good driver.