ラジオ英会話 2/12 - 2/16, 2024

ラジオ英会話  Lesson 206  Monday, February 12

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◆ Opening
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(0:12)
O: David, What's your sign?
D: I'm a Leo.

R: Hey, everyone, this is Akino Roza.
D: And I'm David Evans. I should have seen that coming.
そうくると考えておくべきだったよね。

(I should have seen = 私はあれが起こることに気づくべきだった)

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◆ Typical Expressions / Practice
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(8:57)
D: All right. It's time for today's practice. So, let's talk about "shame" and "embarrassment." It's a feeling we all have every once in a while. So, let's practice these phrases and master them together. Here we go.

  • I'm ashamed of my mistake.
  • I'm ashamed of what I did.
  • I'm ashamed to be seen here.

(shame = [名] 恥  ashamed = [形] 恥ずかしい)
(embarrassment = [名] 恥ずかしさ  embarrassed = [形] 恥ずかしい)

R: Continuing on,

  • Shame on you!
  • Have you no shame?
  • You have no sense of shame!

D: All right, here's our last few.

  • I'm embarrassed.
  • That's embarrassing.
  • It embarrasses me to admit I was wrong.

(I'm ashamed. と I'm embarrassed. の違い)
どちらも恥ずかしいという意味ですが
I'm ashamed. 後悔や反省が必要なことをしてしまったとき
I’m embarrassed. 気恥ずかしい思いをしたとき

If you are ashamed, you feel sorry about something you did wrong.

● I'm ashamed of the way I treated my friend. I was really selfish, and now I've hurt them.
● I'm ashamed of cheating on the exam. It goes against everything I believe in, and I regret it deeply.
● I'm ashamed of my behavior at the party last night. I drank too much and said things I shouldn't have.

If you are embarrassed, you are worried that people will laugh at you or think you are foolish.

● I'm embarrassed because I tripped and fell in front of everyone at the mall.
● I'm embarrassed that I forgot my lines during the school play. It was really awkward."
● I'm embarrassed about the way my stomach growled loudly during the silent moment in class.

「I'm ashamed」は自分の行動や選択に関連して深い後悔や責任感を示す場合に使われるのに対し、「I'm embarrassed」は予期せぬ出来事や他人の目に触れた自分の行動によって起こる恥ずかしさを示す場合に使われる

(9:59)
D: Fantastic work.
R: Great job.

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◆ Ending
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ディクテーションパートありませんでした。


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ラジオ英会話  Lesson 207  Tuesday, February 19

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◆ Opening
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(0:17)
R: Hey, everyone, this is Akino Roza.
D: And I'm David Evans. Let's chill.

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◆ Typical Expressions / Practice
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(9:12)
R: OK, everyone, ready to practice? Today's sentences are pretty short. So, be sure to memorize them as much as you can.
D: All right, here we go.

  • That's a load off my mind.
  • I feel so much lighter now.

R: Let's continue.

  • What a relief!
  • I can finally relax.

D: All right. Let's keep going.

  • Calm down.
  • Settle down.
  • Chill out.
  • Chill.
  • Easy, easy.

R: All right, and let's do our last couple.

  • Get a grip.
  • Get a hold of yourself.

(10:16)
D: Fantastic work, everyone. How did you do?
R: What a relief. I was a little worried, but as usual, you guys were excellent.

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◆ Ending
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(14:30)
O: Hey, guys, that's all for today. Let's chill.
D: Yeah, man, let's chill.

(Yeah, man. = この場合は、「そうだ」「その通り」といった意味)

R: I think I'm cold enough already.


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ラジオ英会話  Lesson 208  Wednesday, February 14

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◆ Opening
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(0:23)
D: It's the opposite for me. My reactions are in Japanese.

R: Hey, everyone, this is Akino Roza.
D: And I'm David Evans.

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◆ Typical Expressions / Practice
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(8:45)
R: OK, everyone, it's time to practice. These phrases are not very long. So, try to memorize them in chunks. OK?
D: All right. Here's our first.

  • Things are still in motion.

Let's go one more time.

  • Things are still in motion.

R: Continuing on,

  • Let's wait for the dust to settle.
  • Try again after things calm down a bit.
  • Give it time for things to settle down.

D: Great work so far, and here's one more.

  • Let's wait a bit.

Let's go again.

  • Let's wait a bit.

(9:37)
R: Is it already the end of practice?
D: Umm... give it time.
R: You guys did excellent.
D: Fantastic work.

(give it time = 様子を見てみよう、時が熟すのを待つ)

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◆ Ending
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(14:27)
O: Hey, guys, I tend to think problems might go away naturally. I think that's my weakness.
R: You know, I'm always waiting but you never go away, Sensei.
O: I am your problem, right?
D: Oh, that was good.

O: やあ、君たち、僕は、問題が自然に解決するかもしれないと思いがちなんだ。それが僕の弱点なんだよね。
R: あのね、私はいつも待っているんだけど、先生は決していなくならないのよねえ。
O: 僕はあなたの問題ってことだね。
D: うまいこと言うねえ。 (うまいジョークを言ったね)


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ラジオ英会話  Lesson 209  Thursday, February 15

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◆ Opening
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(0:26)
R: Hey, everyone, Akino Roza here.
D: And I'm David Evans. I'm glad you are able to work out the kinks.

(work out the kinks = 凝り固まった問題、あるいはただの肩こり、それをほぐすこと)
(kink = よじれ、ねじれ)

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◆ Typical Expressions / Practice
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(9:06)
D: OK, everyone, it's time for today's practice. Now, normally I don't encourage people to talk this way, but it's important to understand how and then learn when it's okay to use them.
R: Let's go.
D: Here's the first one.

  • Why bother dressing up?
  • Why bother to dress up?

Let's try another one.

  • I can't be bothered to clean my room.

R: Let's continue.

  • It's too much work.
  • It's too much trouble.

D: Good work so far. Keep it up.

  • It's not worth the effort.
  • It's not worth it.
  • It's not worth watching.
  • I don't see the value in it.

R: Great. Let's do the last few.

  • Why even worry about that?
  • What's in it for me?

(10:25)
D: Great work, everyone.
R: Excellent.

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◆ Ending
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(14:35)
O: Hey, guys, Radio Eikaiwa is worth listening to, right?
D: Oh, yeah, the cost performance can't be beat.
R: Yeah, the jokes are really bad, but you'll learn a lot.

O: みんな、ラジオ英会話は聴く価値あるよね?
D: そうそう、コストパフォーマンスは最高だよ。
R: ああ、ジョークはひどいけど、勉強になるよ。


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ラジオ英会話  Lesson 210  Friday, February 16

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◆ Opening
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(0:15)
R: Hey, everyone, this is Akino Roza. Thanks for joining us for Friday’s lesson.
D: And I’m David Evans. Let’s enjoy the review together.

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◆ Ending
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(14:30)
O: Hey, David, is that a new sweater you are wearing?
D: Oh, yeah, it is. How did you know?
R: Um… you seem to have a tag still on it.
D: Oh, no, not again! Oh!

遠山顕の英会話入門 2024年冬号 Dialog 7

遠山顕の英会話入門 2024年冬号 Dialog 7

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Write It!
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◆ 女性は
K: a woman ではないのではないですか?ここでは……。
J: Right. She's already been mentioned, so, we're going to use "the woman" rather than "a woman."
J: Right. And the same goes for "the man" rather than "a man." Right.

◆ 男性は、……について質問します
Y: Oh, sure. Yeah, it's the pattern of "askes someone about something."
So, in this case, it would be "asks the man about..." whatever.

◆ 男性は、……と教えます
K: これは teach でよろしいですか?
J: Well, the word "teach" can be used in a kind of a more formal structure, like a classroom type of setting, but this is between two friends or two associates. So, we're going to use the world "tells."
J: So, "The man tells her 何々."

◆ Aであり、Bであると教えます
K: tells her that 何々
Y: Sure. There are two clauses.
K: Yeah.
Y: For the first one, "tells her that it's kombu." In the first part, you can use "that," but you can also leave it out. So, you can say, "tells her that A." Or you can also say, "tells her A."

Y: And you are going to the second clause. In that...
Y: Right, "tells her A and that B." In that case, you want "that" in there, because it makes the sentence clearer. So, for the second clause, "you want that."

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J: I think so. I have faith in them.
Y: Yeah, they worked hard at it.
J: I believe they did.
K: All right.
J: Good job.

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Before We Move On!
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K: At the New Year, do you eat anything special? How about you, Julia?
Y: I have your Japanese standard soba.
K: Oh.
Y: Since it's the New Years.
K: Okay.
Y: And uh... mochi... We love mochi.
J: Oh.
Y: And oh, I love kuromame, black beans.
K: Oh, wow.
Y: I'm a vegetarian, so I stay away from all the shrimps and fish things. So, everything's prepared, like with kombu dashi, kombu soup stock.
K: Yes?
Y: Yes.
K: Ah, nice. Jeff, do you eat anything special?

J: Well, actually yes. I make homemade eggnog.
Y: Wow!
J: And I only make once a year between Christmas and New Years.
K: Eggnog, how do you make it, eggnog?
Y: I'd like to know.
Y: With eggs.
K: With eggs... so, okay... That's simple.
J: Eggs and cream ...
K: Uh-huh.
J: And sugar... and uh... what else? Nutmeg... there's a few other things we ....
Y: Clove ... maybe?
J: No.
Y: No?
J: I don't put any clove in it. Uh... Cinnamon sometimes.

J: Yeah, eggs and cream ...
Y: Delicious.
J: And sugar.
K: The name is again?
J: Eggnog. So, to celebrate, your osechi ryori, I'll send you some eggnog to drink with it.
YK: Yikes!
J: Ha?
K: Appreciate that.

ラジオ英会話 2/5 - 2/9, 2024

ラジオ英会話  Lesson 201  Monday, February 5

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◆ Opening
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(0:26)
R: Hey, everyone, this is Akino Roza. Ready for today's lesson? You won't be bored.
D: And I'm David Evans. I'm really feeling it today, guys. Let's have fun.

(I'm really feeling it today. = 今日は本当に気分がいいんだ。)

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◆ Typical Expressions / Practice
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(9:32)
D: All right. It's time for today's practice. These phrases express strong emotion. So, it's important for the tone of these phrases to match the emotion. Let's practice together.

  • I was surprised to hear the news.

Do you feel the accent on "surprised"? Here's one more.

  • The news was surprising.

R: Great. Let's continue.

  • That's unbelievable!
  • That's incredible!
  • Unbelievable!
  • Incredible!

You can really feel the emotion through those words, right? One more,

  • It's unbelievable that ~.

D: All right. Let's keep going.

  • Can you believe that?
  • I can't believe it.

R: OK, and here's one last example.

  • I was blown away when I heard he won.

Let's try that one, one more time. Did you hear how I emphasized "blown away"? Here we go.

  • I was blown away when I heard he won.

(11:04)
D: Wow, everyone, that was unbelievable. Great work.
R: Excellent.

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◆ Ending
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(14:33)
O: Hey guys, it's already February. Can you believe that?
D: Wow, time flies. Whew!
R: Especially when you're having fun.
O: Oh, yeah, that's right.
D: Uh-huh.


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ラジオ英会話  Lesson 202  Tuesday, February 6

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◆ Opening
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(0:17)
R: Hey, everyone, Akino Roza here.
D: And I'm David Evans. Oh, that's good. I thought this studio was haunted.

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◆ Typical Expressions / Practice
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(9:00)
R: OK, guys, it's time to practice. When learning a language, practicing with emotion is very important.

D: These phrases may appear confrontational based on the words, but your intonation will decide how the listener feels when they hear them.
これらのフレーズは、言葉だけでは対立的に見えるかもしれないが、あなたのイントネーションによって、聞き手がどう感じるかが決まる。

(confrontational = 対決的)

So, let's practice that together, OK? Here we go.

  • Are you joking?
  • You're kidding, right?

R: Let's continue.

  • No way!
  • Don't tell me ~.

D: Let's keep going.

  • You can't be serious.

Let's try one more time.

  • You can't be serious.

R: OK, and our last couple,

  • Get outta (out of) here!
  • Get out!

(10:01)
R: Great work, everyone.
D: Fantastic.

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◆ Ending
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(14:30)
O: You've got to be kidding me.
D: Hum? Wait! What happened? I… I didn’t…
O: You've got to be kidding me.
D: Are you just practicing?
O: Oh, yeah, I'm just practicing.
D: Ugh… Get out.


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ラジオ英会話  Lesson 203  Wednesday, February 7

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◆ Opening
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(0:09)
K: Roza, what’s your sign.
R: I’m a Libra.

R: Hey, everyone, Akino Roza here.
D: And I'm David Evans.

The Zodiac Sign & Personality
★ Aries (エァーズ) 牡羊座 3/21~4/19
Not afraid to take risks and take on challenges (リスクを恐れずチャレンジする)
★ Taurus (ーラス) 牡牛座 4/20〜5/20
Persist to the end / foodie (粘り強い / 食通が多い)
★ Gemini (ジェミナイ) 双子座 5/21〜6/21
Quick-thinking, curious and optimistic (頭の回転が早く、好奇心旺盛で楽観的)
★ Cancer (キャンサー) 蟹座 6/22〜7/22
Put the other person before yourself (自分より相手を優先する)
★ Leo (ーオゥ) 獅子座 7/23〜8/22
Bright and positive (明るくてポジティブ)
★ Virgo (ヴァーゴウ) 乙女座 8/23〜9/22
Realistic and hardworking (現実主義で努力家)
★ Libra (ーブラ/ライブラ) 天秤座 9/23〜10/23
Intellectual, sociable and cheerful (知的、社交的、陽気)
★ Scorpio (スーピオウ) 蠍座 10/24〜11/22
Enthusiastic about something (何かひとつのことに熱中する)
Sagittarius (サジテァリアス) 射手座 11/23〜12/21
Energetic and active (エネルギッシュで行動力がある)
★ Capricorn (キャープリコーン) 山羊座 12/22〜1/19
Value own individuality / optimistic and playful (個性を大切にする / 楽観的で遊び心がある)
★ Aquarius (アクウェリアス) 水瓶座 1/20〜2/18
self-reliant, smart, exceptional, and optimistic (自立的で、賢く、例外的で、楽観的)
★ Pisces (イスィーズ) 魚座 2/19〜3/20
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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◆ Typical Expressions / Practice
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(8:52)
D: OK, for today's practice, I have a special challenge for you. I want you to practice either in front of a mirror or record yourself speaking. The reason for this is simple. Your facial expression will convey if you’re surprised or angry, and we want you to just be surprised. Let's jump in.

  • That can't be possible.
  • That can't be.

R: Continuing on.

  • There's no way that's true.
  • There's no way that's possible.
  • There's no way that happened.

D: All right, let's try two quick questions.

  • How can that be?
  • How on earth did you do that?

R: And our last one.

  • I'm sorry, what?

(10:03)
D: All right. Good job.
R: Excellent work, guys.

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(14:27)
O: Hey, guys, I've seen an illustration of a dodo bird, kinda (kind of) cute, isn't it?
R: You know, the dodo bird and I have a lot in common.
D: Oh, like what?


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ラジオ英会話  Lesson 204  Thursday, February 8

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◆ Opening
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(0:23)
R: Hey, everyone, Akino Roza here.
D: And I'm David Evans. There's lots to do today. So, let's get started.

Venomous と poisonous の違い
両方とも「有毒な」という意味を持ちますが、その毒 がどのように伝わるかに違いがあります。毒が、他の生物の体内に牙や針などによって注入される場合、「venomous」 が使用されます 。一方、触ったり食べたりすることにより毒が伝わる場合、「poisonous」 が使用されます。

Venomous:
Venomous means animals that inject poison using things like fangs or stingers. Examples are snakes, spiders, and scorpions. They use venom to hunt or defend themselves.

Poisonous:
Poisonous describes things that are dangerous if you eat them, touch them, or if they get into your skin. Poisonous creatures usually make or store toxins inside their bodies. Examples are some plants, frogs, and certain fish and insects. Poison is released without the creature actively doing anything and it's often a way for them to protect themselves from predators.

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◆ Typical Expressions / Practice
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(9:26)
R: OK, everyone, it's time to practice. For today's practice session, I want you guys to really act scared while you're practicing these lines, OK?

D: All right. Let's get to it.

  • I'm scared.
  • That's scary.

R: Let's continue.

  • The story frightened me.
  • I'm Frightened.
  • That's frightening.

D: Let's keep going.

  • I'm afraid of spiders.
  • I'm terrified of spiders.
  • I'm scared of spiders.

R: Excellent work so far. Let's do a few more.

  • I was paralyzed with fear.
  • I was frozen with fear.
  • Bugs creep me out.

(10:38)
R: Great job, everyone.
D: Excellent.

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◆ Ending
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(14:30)
O: Hey, guys, what are you most afraid of?
D: Clowns.
K: Uh?
D: Clowns. Nothing is scarier than clowns. I'm terrified of clowns.

R: Well, now I know what I will be for Halloween next year.
D: しまったぁ~
R: What about you, Sensei?
O: まんじゅうかな?


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ラジオ英会話  Lesson 205  Friday, February 9

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◆ Opening
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(0:13)
R: Hey, everyone, this is Akino Roza. Welcome to Friday. It's time to review.
D: And I'm David Evans. Are you ready for the review? Here we go.

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(13:57)
O: Hey, guys, have you ever had a scary spider experience?
R: Oh, actually recently, I had one. So, I looked in my genkan, and I saw this huge huntsman spider.

(huge huntsman = アシダカグモ a very large, fast-moving spider found in tropical to warm-temperate regions of the world.)

O: Oh.
R: I was terrified because it was so big, bigger than my hand. I thought why was this spider here in Tokyo, in this city. And then I realized it must have come in the box that I had shipped from the countryside.

D: Well, I had a dream that I was a spider once. But it wasn't bad. I looked in the mirror I said, "So, I'm a spider. So what?"

ラジオ英会話 2/5 - 2/9, 2024

ラジオ英会話  Lesson 201  Monday, February 5

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◆ Opening
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(0:26)
R: Hey, everyone, this is Akino Roza. Ready for today's lesson? You won't be bored.
D: And I'm David Evans. I'm really feeling it today, guys. Let's have fun.

(I'm really feeling it today. = 今日は本当に気分がいいんだ。)

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◆ Typical Expressions / Practice
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(9:32)
D: All right. It's time for today's practice. These phrases express strong emotion. So, it's important for the tone of these phrases to match the emotion. Let's practice together.

  • I was surprised to hear the news.

Do you feel the accent on "surprised"? Here's one more.

  • The news was surprising.

R: Great. Let's continue.

  • That's unbelievable!
  • That's incredible!
  • Unbelievable!
  • Incredible!

You can really feel the emotion through those words, right? One more,

  • It's unbelievable that ~.

D: All right. Let's keep going.

  • Can you believe that?
  • I can't believe it.

R: OK, and here's one last example.

  • I was blown away when I heard he won.

Let's try that one, one more time. Did you hear how I emphasized "blown away"? Here we go.

  • I was blown away when I heard he won.

(11:04)
D: Wow, everyone, that was unbelievable. Great work.
R: Excellent.

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◆ Ending
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(14:33)
O: Hey guys, it's already February. Can you believe that?
D: Wow, time flies. Whew!
R: Especially when you're having fun.
O: Oh, yeah, that's right.
D: Uh-huh.


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ラジオ英会話  Lesson 202  Tuesday, February 6

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◆ Opening
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(0:17)
R: Hey, everyone, Akino Roza here.
D: And I'm David Evans. Oh, that's good. I thought this studio was haunted.

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◆ Typical Expressions / Practice
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(9:00)
R: OK, guys, it's time to practice. When learning a language, practicing with emotion is very important.

D: These phrases may appear confrontational based on the words, but your intonation will decide how the listener feels when they hear them.
これらのフレーズは、言葉だけでは対立的に見えるかもしれないが、あなたのイントネーションによって、聞き手がどう感じるかが決まる。

(confrontational = 対決的)

So, let's practice that together, OK? Here we go.

  • Are you joking?
  • You're kidding, right?

R: Let's continue.

  • No way!
  • Don't tell me ~.

D: Let's keep going.

  • You can't be serious.

Let's try one more time.

  • You can't be serious.

R: OK, and our last couple,

  • Get outta (out of) here!
  • Get out!

(10:01)
R: Great work, everyone.
D: Fantastic.

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◆ Ending
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(14:30)
O: You've got to be kidding me.
D: Hum? Wait! What happened? I…
O: You've got to be kidding me.
D: Are you just practicing?
O: Oh, yeah, I'm just practicing.
D: Ugh… Get out.


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ラジオ英会話  Lesson 203  Wednesday, February 7

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◆ Opening
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(0:09)
K: Roza, what’s your sign.
R: I’m Libra.

R: Hey, everyone, Akino Roza here.
D: And I'm David Evans.

The Zodiac Sign & Personality
★ Aries (エァリーズ) 牡羊座 3/21~4/19
Not afraid to take risks and take on challenges (リスクを恐れずチャレンジする)
★ Taurus (トーラス) 牡牛座 4/20〜5/20
Persist to the end / foodie (粘り強い / 食通が多い)
★ Gemini (ジェミナイ) 双子座 5/21〜6/21
Quick-thinking, curious and optimistic (頭の回転が早く、好奇心旺盛で楽観的)
★ Cancer (キャンサー) 蟹座 6/22〜7/22
Put the other person before yourself (自分より相手を優先する)
★ Leo (リーオゥ) 獅子座 7/23〜8/22
Bright and positive (明るくてポジティブ)
★ Virgo (ヴァーゴウ) 乙女座 8/23〜9/22
Realistic and hardworking (現実主義で努力家)
★ Libra (リーブラ/ライブラ) 天秤座 9/23〜10/23
Intellectual, sociable and cheerful (知的、社交的、陽気)
★ Scorpio (スコーピオウ) 蠍座 10/24〜11/22
Enthusiastic about something (何かひとつのことに熱中する)
Sagittarius (サジテァリアス) 射手座 11/23〜12/21
Energetic and active (エネルギッシュで行動力がある)
★ Capricorn (キャープリコーン) 山羊座 12/22〜1/19
Value own individuality / optimistic and playful (個性を大切にする / 楽観的で遊び心がある)
★ Aquarius (アクウェリアス) 水瓶座 1/20〜2/18
self-reliant, smart, exceptional, and optimistic (自立的で、賢く、例外的で、楽観的)
★ Pisces (パイスィーズ) 魚座 2/19〜3/20
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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◆ Typical Expressions / Practice
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(8:52)
D: OK, for today's practice, I have a special challenge for you. I want you to practice either in front of a mirror or record yourself speaking. The reason for this is simple. Your facial expression will convey if you’re surprised or angry, and we want you to just be surprised. Let's jump in.

  • That can't be possible.
  • That can't be.

R: Continuing on.

  • There's no way that's true.
  • There's no way that's possible.
  • There's no way that happened.

D: All right, let's try two quick questions.

  • How can that be?
  • How on earth did you do that?

R: And our last one.

  • I'm sorry, what?

(10:03)
D: All right, good job.
R: Excellent work, guys.

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◆ Ending
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(14:27)
O: Hey, guys, I've seen an illustration of a dodo bird, kinda (kind of) cute, isn't it?
R: You know, the dodo bird and I have a lot in common.
D: Oh, like what?


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ラジオ英会話  Lesson 204  Thursday, February 8

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◆ Opening
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(0:23)
R: Hey, everyone, Akino Roza here.
D: And I'm David Evans. There's lots to do today. So, let's get started.

Venomous と poisonous の違い
両方とも「有毒な」という意味を持ちますが、その毒 がどのように伝わるかに違いがあります。毒が、他の生物の体内に牙や針などによって注入される場合、「venomous」 が使用されます 。一方、触ったり食べたりすることにより毒が伝わる場合、「poisonous」 が使用されます。

Venomous:
Venomous means animals that inject poison using things like fangs or stingers. Examples are snakes, spiders, and scorpions. They use venom to hunt or defend themselves.

Poisonous:
Poisonous describes things that are dangerous if you eat them, touch them, or if they get into your skin. Poisonous creatures usually make or store toxins inside their bodies. Examples are some plants, frogs, and certain fish and insects. Poison is released without the creature actively doing anything and it's often a way for them to protect themselves from predators.

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◆ Typical Expressions / Practice
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(9:26)
R: OK, everyone, it's time to practice. For today's practice session, I want you guys to really act scared while you're practicing these lines, OK?

D: All right. Let's get to it.

  • I'm scared.
  • That's scary.

R: Let's continue.

  • The story frightened me.
  • I'm Frightened.
  • That's frightening.

D: Let's keep going.

  • I'm afraid of spiders.
  • I'm terrified of spiders.
  • I'm scared of spiders.

R: Excellent work so far. Let's do a few more.

  • I was paralyzed with fear.
  • I was frozen with fear.
  • Bugs creep me out.

(10:38)
R: Great job, everyone.
D: Excellent.

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◆ Ending
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(14:30)
O: Hey, guys, what are you most afraid of?
D: Clowns.
K: Uh?
D: Clowns. Nothing is scarier than clowns. I'm terrified of clowns.

R: Well, now I know what I will be for Halloween next year.
D: しまったぁ~
R: What about you, Sensei?
O: まんじゅうかな?


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ラジオ英会話  Lesson 205  Friday, February 9

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◆ Opening
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(0:13)
R: Hey, everyone, this is Akino Roza. Welcome to Friday. It's time to review.
D: And I'm David Evans. Are you ready for the review? Here we go.

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◆ Ending
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(13:57)
O: Hey, guys, have you ever had a scary spider experience?
R: Oh, actually recently, I had one. So, I looked in my genkan, and I saw this huge huntsman spider.

(huge huntsman = アシダカグモ a very large, fast-moving spider found in tropical to warm-temperate regions of the world.)

O: Oh.
R: I was terrified because it was so big, bigger than my hand. I thought why was this spider here in Tokyo, in this city. And then I realized it must have come in the box that I had shipped from the countryside.

D: Well, I had a dream that I was a spider once. But it wasn't bad. I looked in the mirror I said, "So, I'm a spider. So what?"

遠山顕の英会話入門 2024年冬号 Dialog 6

遠山顕の英会話入門 2024年冬号 Dialog 6

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Write It!
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◆ ランチタイムのレストランで
Y: Um… I can think of two ways of saying this.
K: OK.
Y: OK, you can start with mentioning the restaurant.
K: Uh-huh.
Y: Like this, "In a restaurant at lunch time."
K: OK.
Y: Or you can switch it around and start with the "lunch time." So, it would go like this, "At lunch time, in a restaurant."

◆ 同僚におせち料理の説明をしています
J: Yes. So, it's "explaining something" or "explaining 何々 to someone or 誰々." So, that would be the pattern. So, in this case, it would be, "a man is explaining 'osechi ryori' to his colleague.

◆ その食べ物
Y: You can say it as "the food" or "the foods."
K: Oh, okay.
Y: It depends on what you actually mean.
K: Uh-huh.
Y: If you are thinking of the many different dishes, say in the "osechi ryori"... so they are different kinds, then you can use "the foods" in plural form.
K: Uh-huh.
Y: But if you are thinking of like "osechi ryori" as a whole thing, then you mean one collective thing. So, you use "the food" as singular.

◆ 大いに役立ちます
K: help でいいのでしょうか?
J: Yes.
K: どのような形で使うのか Can you help me?
J: Yes. Uh... So, we're talking about the food or the foods, so, it would be "the foods are a great help."
J: And as Julia says you can also use it as one collective and say "the food is a great help."

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J: I'm pretty sure they did.
Y: Yeah.
J: They always do. Well done.
Y: Proud of them.
K: All right.
J: Great job.

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Before We Move On!
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ディクテーションパート、ありませんでした。

ラジオ英会話 1/29 - 2/2, 2024

ラジオ英会話  Lesson 196  Monday, January 29

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◆ Opening
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(0:25)
R: Hey, everyone, this is Akino Roza.
D: And I'm David Evans. OK, you two, before I start having second thoughts, let's jump into today's lesson.

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◆ Typical Expressions / Practice
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(8:50)
D: OK, it's time for today's practice. These phrases express hesitation.

Hesitation is a normal, natural, and valid human emotion. And it's very important to be able to express that feeling in English and any language. So, let's master these phrases.
ためらいは普通で自然であり、人間としての当たり前の感情です。。そして、その感情を英語やどんな言語でも表現できるようになることはとても重要です。では、これらのフレーズをマスターしましょう。

(valid = 妥当な、確かな)

Here we go.

  • I'm hesitant to do that.
  • I hesitate to do that.

R: Let's try the next couple,

  • I'm not ready to do that.

Let's try another version.

  • I'm not ready for that.

D: Let's continue.

  • I'm still on the fence about that.

Let's try one more time.

  • I'm still on the fence about that.

R: And our last example,

  • I'm still on the fence about that. It's a complicated issue.

Let's try one last time.

  • I'm still on the fence about that. It's a complicated issue.

(10:19)
D: Hmm... should we do the practice one more time? I'm still on the fence.
R: I think our listeners can try again on their own time. How about that?
D: Sounds good. Let's keep going.
R: Great job, everyone.

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◆ Ending
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(14:22)
O: Hey, David, I'm hesitant to say what I think. I don't want to hurt your feelings.
D: Oh, well, please don't hesitate to hesitate to tell me that.
O: What do you think about that, Roza?
R: Umm... I'm not ready to talk about that. I don't know all the facts, yet.


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ラジオ英会話  Lesson 197  Tuesday, January 30

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◆ Opening
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(0:18)
R: Hey, everyone, this is Akino Roza.
D: And I'm David Evans.

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◆ Typical Expressions / Practice
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(9:28)
R: OK, everyone, it's time for the practice.
D: Let's not hesitate and jump right in. Here's our first.

  • Don't think twice about asking for help.

R: Let's continue.

  • You shouldn't shy away from talking about it.
  • Don't flinch from your responsibilities.

(flinch = たじろぐ  to make a sudden, small movement because of pain or fear)

D: Great work so far. Let's keep it going.

  • What are you waiting for?
  • What's stopping you?
  • What's holding you back?

R: OK, now these last two are sayings. Let's practice.

  • He who hesitates is lost.
  • Opportunity doesn't knock twice.

(10:29)
D: All right, everyone, great job today.
R: Excellent work.

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◆ Ending
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(14:29)
O: Hey, David, what are you waiting for?
D: I'm just waiting for the bus.
R: Well, you know what they say, "He who hesitates misses the bus."
All: Bye!
D: Ah, there it is!


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ラジオ英会話  Lesson 198  Wednesday, January 31

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◆ Opening
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(0:26)
R: Hello, everyone, this is Akino Roza, not Barbara.
D: And I'm David Evans. You know, they say "No one knows you better than the clerks at the supermarket."
ほら、良く言うでしょう?「スーパーの店員ほど、あなたのことをわかっている人はいない」って。

(No one knows ~ better than  ~のことを最も理解している人は……である)

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◆ Typical Expressions / Practice
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(9:34)
D: OK, it's time for today's practice. Being confused is a normal reaction. So, let's practice how to express our confusion. Here we go.

  • His explanations are confusing.

R: Let's continue.

  • I was bewildered by their decision.
  • I was perplexed by their decision.
  • I was baffled by their decision.

D: All right, and here's a few more.

  • My thinking is messed up.
  • The situation has me messed up.
  • I can't make heads or tails of this.
  • My mind is all over the place.

(10:41)
D: Great work, everyone.
R: Excellent!

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◆ Ending
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(14:17)
O: Wait, I'm confused. It sounds like you want to go have lunch without me.
D: I'm hesitant to tell the truth. I don't want to hurt your feelings, but yes, that's the gist of it.
本当のことを言うのはためらわれるな。君の気持ちを傷つけたくはないんだけど、そう、それが要点なんだ。

(the gist = 要点、ポイント)

R: Um... I can't make heads or tails of this conversation. What are you guys asking me to do?


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ラジオ英会話  Lesson 199  Thursday, February 1

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◆ Opening
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(0:24)
R: Hey, everyone, this is Akino Roza.
D: And I'm David Evans. "A land with no work," I wonder what that would be like.

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◆ Typical Expressions / Practice
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(9:48)
R: OK, everyone, it's time to practice. Today, I want you guys to focus on practicing with emotion. OK?

D: All right, let's jump into the practice. Here's our first.

  • I don't know what to do.
  • I'm at a loss as to what to do.
  • I'm drawing a blank as to what to do.

R: Let's continue.

  • What am I going to do?
  • What should I do?
  • What shall I do?

D: All right, and here's one more.

  • What do you think I should do?

Let's go again.

  • What do you think I should do?

(10:50)
R: Excellent work.
D: Fantastic job.

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◆ Ending
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(14:26)
O: Hey, I want to go to the bathroom. What do you think I should do?
R: I'm drawing a blank. Hey, David, can you give him some advice?
D: Go! What are you waiting for? He who hesitates is lost.


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ラジオ英会話  Lesson 200  Friday, February 2

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◆ Opening
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(0:14)
R: Hey, everyone, this is Akino Roza. It's time for revenge.
D: And I'm David Evans. All right, guys, it's time for the review.

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◆ Ending
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(14:38)
R: Be sure to tune in next time.
D: Keep doing your best and keep speaking all you can.
All: Bye!

遠山顕の英会話入門 2024年冬号 Dialog 5

遠山顕の英会話入門 2024年冬号 Dialog 5

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Write It!
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◆ AがBに、Cの話をします。
J: There's a couple of ways to say this.
K: OK.
J: You can either use "talks to" or "tells."
K: Uh-huh.
J: So the first pattern would be "A talks to B about C."
K: Uh-huh.
J: And the second one would be "A tells B about C."

◆ 付き合いにくい新しいチームメート
Y: Right.
K: How do you put these things together?
Y: Well, in the dialog, the girl says "new teammate" and in the different sentence, she says "she's hard to get along with." You can put those together by connecting the two ideas with "who is." So, this is how it goes. "Her new teammate who is hard to get along with."

◆ デートをする
J: Well, we use the phrase "go on a date."
K: The first "go on" expression I learned in school was "go on a picnic."
J: Oh, okay. Yeah.
K: This is more romantic than a picnic. Huh?
J: Well, depends. If it's a picnic date...
Y: Oh!
K: Wow!
Y: That sounds nice.
K: That sounds pretty good.
Y: ... kind of healthy... healthy date.

◆ ……することに決めます
Y: Ah, well, in the story, the guy offers the girl "a kaiseki dinner date," which is something she cannot refuse. So, she decides, they both decid to go on a date. So, I would use the expression "decide to 何々."
K: I see.
K: An offer you can't refuse.
Y: Right.

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J: I know they did.
Y: Yes. I know I can be proud of them.
J: Well done.
K: Alrighty.

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Before We Move On!
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All: A little English goes a long way.
ちょっとした(小さな)英語も役にたちます。

(go a long way = 大いに役立つ、効果がある、大きな役割を果たす)