遠山顕の英会話楽習 Monday, June 3
U R the ★
How about a game of go?
Go isn't for me.
What about checkers?
Now that's my game.
OK. I'll get the board.
Are you ready, Carolyn?
Oh, Sorry. I was just having a (nap)....
Were you napping?
Well, yeah. I heard a nap increases performance and alertness.
That's what they say.
Well, let's hear it five times in one breath.
A nap increases performance and alertness. ×5
You did it.
Yeah, we did. We are familiar. We know the astronaut in the story.
But in this case, since the Japanese is directing you to use "an" here. I'd recommend using "an astronaut." It sounds like it's a fresh story, a fresh take, and kind of, draws people's attention.
Well, this is not in the dialog. So this is a new word for everyone. We'd like you to learn "colleague."
Right, you can say "colleague says to him," but that's a little bit unnatural. So we're going to use "tells him" or "tells him that 何々." That's more conversational. That's more natural.
ダイアログでは right now と使っていますが
Oh, yeah, that's right. In the dialog, it was "right now." But I think we should use "right away” here. I think "right now" feels like it's referring to something that is presently happening at this very moment.
An astronaut dozes off on the job. His colleague tells him that napping increases performance and alertness. He goes back to sleep right away
An astronaut dozes off on the job. His colleague tells him napping increases performance and alertness. He goes back to sleep right away
In Another Situation!
So Carolyn, what's another situation going to be like?
Well, Ken, now, they are both exhausted.
Hey, Han Toro!
You dozed off.
(doze off = to fall asleep especially for a short period of time)
Oh, sorry. Luke Spaceflier. I haven't slept much since liftoff.
(liftoff = the vertical take-off of a spacecraft, rocket, or helicopter)
(take off = If an aircraft, bird, or insect takes off, it leaves the ground and begins to fly)
I know. Same here. A nap would do you some good.
Well, napping isn't for me. This never happened before.
Well, according to a Galaxtic Space Agency study, a nap increases performance and alertness.
Oh, it's hard to believe.
It's the truth. I was the leader of that team.
Good to know. I'll take one right now.
They’re both sound asleep.
(be sound asleep = ぐっすり眠っている)
They should listen to Gakushu. It increases performance and alertness.
Oh, good point.
You didn't know?
遠山顕の英会話楽習 Tuesday, June 4
How are you guys doing?
Do you think they'll get along?
I don't know.
U R the ★
All right, Carolyn. You are the star.
Netaro is still Netaro.
Oh, he's hopeless.
Well, it depends on how you look at it.
I guess if he is in a sleeping contest.
Jeff, are you ready, five times in one breath?
This is actually a pretty easy one, because I actually bike to the market.
Great. What a coincidence. Same here.
I bike to the market. ×5
Ready, set, go!
Twice, thrice, fourth time, the last time.
Well, we say "works out at the gym."
And the other one is "works out at home."
You don't need to say "’the’ home." "The" is not necessary. So "works out at home" or "works out at the gym."
言いますは says でいいのですよね？
Well, in the dialog, we heard the man said, "That's house work." Right?
So, now we're just talking about what he said, and so we're going to use "says" here. And it's going to be "He says that's housework." And we can also say, "He says that that's housework."
The first "that" is optional.
(mandatory = 義務的な、強制的な、必須の)
The man works out at the gym. The woman works out at home. He says that's housework. She says it depends on how you look at it.
The man works out at the gym. The woman works out at home. He says that that’s housework. She says that it depends on how you look at it.
In Another Situation!
What's another situation going to be like?
Well, this time, the woman has a unique way to exercise.
The first thing I do is walk on the treadmill.
(treadmill = a device used for exercise, consisting of a continuous moving belt on which to walk or run.)
I walk a tightrope all the time.
(walk a tightrope = 綱渡りをする、危ない橋を渡る)
Then I ride the stationary bicycle.
(stationary bicycle = an exercise bike)
I jump on a crowded train.
After that, I do dumbbells.
To finish it up I run to my office.
That's not exercise!
It depends on how you look at it
Come to think of it, you may be right.
I walk a tightrope.
All the time.
All the time.
Well, how was the program today? Was it Okay?
Well. It depends on how you look at it.
Oh, Carolyn! You know, it was great. We had fun today as always.
Well, thanks very much, Carolyn.
Thank you, Jeff.
And keep on smiling and laughing.
遠山顕の英会話楽習 Wednesday, June 5
It makes you want to take one. （昼寝をしたくなる）
★ Question 1
What is this announcement about?
Jeff, did you happen to catch the right answer?
I did. It came at the very beginning.
Let's hear it.
The Newtown Animal Shelter.
It encourages people to take their rescue dogs on outings.
Now, my very first question is… what's a rescue dog?
Oh, that's the question.
Well, there's a couple of meanings.
One rescue dog is a dog that rescues people.
I thought it was that kind of dog.
No. This kind of dog is a dog that actually needs rescuing.
For a variety of reasons, probably,
Abandoned, some of them.
What about outing? What is this?
An outing is, where you're able to take one of their dogs, one of the rescue dogs out to a park or out in nature.
Yeah, anywhere... beach.
Anywhere, beach, maybe
So you don't get it, but you sort of take it out.
... of the shelter.
You could kind of borrow it for the day.
You could play with them.
Yeah, spend time together.
Interaction with them.
★ Question 2
What is provided free of charge?
Well, back to the second question.
Uh-huh. What is provided free of charge?
Carolyn, did you catch the right answer?
Yeah, I think so. There were three things.
A leash, a water bottle and a water bowl.
This water bowl is for not the person who takes out the dog.
No, it's for the dog.
For the dog, of course.
I guess a person could drink out of it. But it'd be weird.
(weird = strange, mysterious, abnormal, unusual)
So can anybody take a dog on an outing any sort of way?
There is an age restriction. You have to be 18 years or older to take a dog out.
And you also have to transport them in an enclosed vehicle, which means you can take a convertible car, but it has to have a top on it.
So like a jeep, or...
Yeah, but a jeep also has to have a top.
Oh, yeah... good point.
Open jeep ... yeah, is not good.
So it has to have sort of a roof.
Must to be covered.
Yes. And windows are up, probably.
Imagine because it's dangerous, probably.
Yeah, the dogs could jump out.
★ Question 3
When do you have to return the dog?
So, back to the question, Carolyn.
All righty. When do you have to return the dog?
Jeff, did you catch the right one this time too?
I did. By 4:30 on the same day.
There's probably a good reason for that. And that's if it gets too dark...
The dogs might get lost or whatever, and they might have to be rescued again.
So what are the shelter hours?
Oh, it's almost like a regular business, the hours are 9 to 5.
OK. Those are the hours that shelter's open.
That's probably another reason why you have to return the dog by 4:30.
That's the other reason.
Because they close at 5.
They close at 5 o'clock.
Do you like dogs?
I love dogs. I have one.
Oh, you do.
And I love all animals, more than a dog person, I'm an animal person. I like animals.
All right. Animal person.
Any kind of animal.
All right. How about you, Carolyn? Are you a cat person or a dog person?
I'm both. I love dogs and I love cats. But I've never had a dog. I would love to have a dog.
I've only ever had a cat. So, I... it'd be nice to have a dog.
You should get the dogs. I think they’re a little more loyal.
Yeah, what about you, Ken? Are you a cat or a dog person?
I'm both, but I used to keep a dog...
... as a kid.
But now, you kind of lean towards cats. Isn't that right?
Yeah, you're right. Yeah, I'm a cat person now. But, well, dogs are not bad.