ラジオ英会話 1/23 - 1/27, 2023

ラジオ英会話 Lesson 196  Monday, January 23

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◆ Opening
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(0:23)
R: Hey everyone, Akino Roza here. Let's get started.
C: Hi guys, Chris McVay here. Roza...
R: Huh?
C: They say "Curiosity killed the cat," but I think it's good to be curious. What about you?
R: I think so, too.
C: Hmm... Anyway, let's get started.

(Curiosity killed the cat. 好奇心は身を滅ぼす)
(その他関連イディオム Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought it back. 好奇心は猫を殺したが満足感を得て生き返った)

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◆ Feel English / Practice
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(10:15)
C: OK guys, are you ready to practice? Today, let's focus on the word "and" as a basic conjunction. The main thing here is to catch the rhythm of the sentence in order to achieve a smooth flow, A シュー B, A シュー B. OK, so with that in mind, let's practice.

Here we go. "John and Mary"
"you and me"
"a cup and saucer"
"bread and butter"
"He's gentle and kind."
"I sang and danced."

R: Let's continue. "I made a sandwich quickly and ate it."
Here it's very clear that there's a time relationship, right? I made a sandwich and then, I ate it.
Let's try one more time. "I made a sandwich quickly and ate it."

C: OK, one more, "Practice hard, and you'll improve."
"Practice hard, and you'll improve."

(11:40)
C: That's what we tell you all the time, right?
R: That's right.
C: Good job.
R: That was excellent.

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◆ Expressions in Action
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(12:47)
"Bob and Mary"
R: So here, we're saying "Bob and Mary are coming" instead of "will come," because this is talking about set plans.

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◆ Ending
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(14:32)
O: So, you forgot to back up the data, right, Chris?
C: Yes, that's right. Crucial data, and I lost everything.
O: So did I, Chris, so did I.

(crucial 重要な)


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ラジオ英会話 Lesson 197  Tuesday, January 24

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◆ Opening
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(0:33)
C: Let's get started.

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◆ Feel English / Practice
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(9:28)
C: It's practice time. Today, let's practice another linking word, namely "or." Now, once again, rhythm is the really important thing here. You've got to catch that rhythm. But this time, "or" indicates a choice, so choice is the key word, A or B, A or B.

OK, here we go. "Which color do you like, red or bule?"
Red, choose, choose, choose or blue.
Another one, "I'm not sure if that was brave or stupid."
Next one, "Do you agree or disagree?"

R: Here's the couple more. "Uluru or Ayers Rock, is sacred to Aboriginal people."
Next one, "50 or 60 people attended the party."

C: OK, continuing on, "either John or Mary"
"I don't care whether you're exhausted or not."
"whether you like it or not"
"for better or for worse"

R: That was great. Now, let's do one last example.
"You have to, or it'll keep making that noise."

C: OK, that one is directly from the dialogue, isn't it, Roza?
R: It is. So, let's try it one more time.
"You have to, or it'll keep making that noise."

(11:30)
C: OK guys. Wonderful! Well done.
R: Excellent work.

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◆ Ending
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(14:28)
O: Hey Chris, taxi drivers in London are so good, aren't they?
C: They're amazing. Did you know they have to take a special test called "The Knowledge," which is said to be the most difficult test in the world.
O: Really?
C: They have to know the tiny streets and every landmark. Oh, amazing.


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ラジオ英会話 Lesson 198  Wednesday, January 25

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◆ Opening
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(0:18)
R: Hey Chris, that jacket is quite blight, but surprisingly it suits you.
C: Well, you know, I wanted to change my image. So, there you go.
R: Akino Roza here.
C: Chris McVay here.

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◆ Feel English / Practice
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(9:25)
C: It's practice, practice, practice time. Today, we're going to practice another conjunction "but." Now, the main point to remember about "but" is that it blocks the flow.

I like him バフッbut, stop, and then the sentence moves off in another direction. "I hate his sense of humor." So, thisバフッblocking the flow image, keep in your mind, OK?

Here we go. "strict but kind"
"not a doctor but a teacher"
"He spoke Japanese but couldn't read it."

R: And the next line is when the "but" comes in. So, listen for that.
"How about a bunch of roses for your girlfriend's birthday?"
C: "But we split up last week."

C: OK, some more, "Excuse me, but can you turn the music down, please?"
"Sorry, but can you turn the music down, please?"
R: And our last example, "Yes, but have you taken into account the maintenance costs?"
"Yeah, but have you taken into account the maintenance costs?"

(11:04)
C: Well done, guys.
R: You did great, but keep in mind, you still need to practice, practice, practice.

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◆ Ending
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(14:20)
O: A bunch of roses for a birthday present... impressive, isn't it?
C: Well, I think my generation would find it romantic.
R: Well, I find it a waste. I would much prefer something luxurious that maybe I wouldn't buy for myself like a luxury towel.


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ラジオ英会話 Lesson 199  Thursday, January 26

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◆ Opening
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(0:18)
R: Hey everyone, this is Akino Roza. Are you ready for today's lesson? Because we're about to get started.
C: Hi guys, Chris McVay here. Let's get started.

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◆ Feel English / Practice
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(9:33)
C: OK guys, are you ready to practice? Today, let's look at another connecting word "because."
Now, the main feature of "because" is, as always, we should focus on the rhythm of the sentence, A シューッB. And in this case, "because" introduces a strong reason or cause. So, we have A "because" reason or cause.

So, that flow, let's keep that flow in mind. Here we go.
"I broke up with her because she's so self-centered."

I broke up with her... flow... "because" reason, she's so self-centered. So, let's try once more. "I broke up with her because she's so self-centered."

R: Let's continue. "I married him not because he's rich, but because he's kind."
So, we had two in there, right? Let's do that one more time.
"I married him not because he's rich, but because he's kind."

R: One more, "Did you marry him just because he's good-looking?"
"Did you marry him just because he's good-looking?"

C: OK, continuing on. "This house is always messy because of you."
Once more. "This house is always messy because of you."

R: And our last example.
C: "I gained weight."
R: "That's because you don't exercise at all."

C: Shall we try that once more? "I gained weight."
"That's because you don't exercise at all."

(11:44)
C: Well done, guys.
R: That's because they are very serious about their English study.

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◆ Ending
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(14:35)
R: Hey guys, I eat lots of vegetables because they are good for my health.
C: Well, that may be true, but you eat lots of snacks, too, right?


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ラジオ英会話 Lesson 200  Friday, January 27

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◆ Opening
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(0:16)
R: Hey everyone, welcome back. It's time for Friday's review. This is Akino Roza.
C: Chris McVay here. This is the day you love, review day. So, let's get cracking.

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◆ Ending
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(14:30)
R: So guys, what do you do when you miss the last train?
O: Uh... I usually take a taxi.
C: Oh, I don't. I usually squeeze myself into a capsule hotel room.
O: Oh, you stay at a capsule hotel? I wouldn't fit in there.

遠山顕の英会話入門  秋号 Dialog 12

遠山顕の英会話入門  秋号 Dialog 12

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Challenge!
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(3-16)
K: OK, Jeff, are you ready for five times in one breath?
J: I think so. I'm always trying to beat the lunch hour rush. So, I should be pretty good at this.
K: Yeah, you know what it is.
Y: Convincing.
J: All right. Here we go!

Y: Oh, you made it in a nick of time.
J: I did.

J: Yeah!
Y: Good!
All: That's first class work!

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Answer the Question!
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(3-17)
ダイアログが終わったところから
K: OK, back to the question, "Did they catch the bus?"
All: What do you think, everybody?

K: OK, Jeff, what do you think?
J: Yes, they made it in the nick of time.
J: You can also say, "They caught it in the nick of time."

J: Congrats!
Y: Congratulations!

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Write It!
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(3-18)
カップルはレストランへ急ぎます
J: "Couple" is an interesting word. It can be used as a plural as in two people together, say, before a marriage or after divorce or... two people.
J: Right, just meaning two people together. But it can also be used in singular as in an established entity, a couple, two together as one.
J: Yes, that's right. So, "the couple hurries" would be a good example.

◆ 二人
Y: Uh-huh. Yeah. When you refer to two people, you can say "they."
K: the two とは言わなくてよい
Y: Right. Keep it simple.

◆ ギリギリで間に合います
J: Uh-huh. Yes, but this time, we are going to use the present tense.
K: OK.
J: So, instead of saying "made it," we are going to say "make it in the nick of time."

◆ バスに間に合う
Y: Um... I can think of two different ways of saying it using "make."
K: OK.
Y: Uh, here goes. It's "make it to the bus" ...
Y: Uh-huh. Or "make the bus." You leave the "it to" out.

J: They always do.
Y: I'm sure they did.
J: Way to go!
K: Great!

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Sign Off
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(3-19)
K: OK, let's go over dialog 12.
J: All right.
Y: Uh-huh.

K: Well, in the beginning, the couple is in a hurry.
Y: Because they are going to a restaurant and they need to beat the lunch hour rush.
J: But Henry needs to find something fist, maybe his wallet or something like that.
K: And he finds it, and then they run to catch the bus.
J: Right.
Y: Uh-huh. But Henry gets a side stitch.
J: Yes, I feel his pain, but in the end, Henry and Akiko make it to the bus in the nick of time.
K: And they live happily ever after.
J: Well, let's hope so.
Y: I hope so.
J: OK. I think they probably do.

ラジオ英会話 1/16 - 1/20, 2023

ラジオ英会話 Lesson 191   Monday, January 16

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◆ Opening
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(0:25)
R: Hey everyone, Akino Roza here. Hey Chris, I have a few bottles of red wine.
C: Oh, that's great because some friends are coming over for dinner this evening. So, please give them to me now. Chris McVay here.

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◆ Feel English / Practice
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(10:05)
C: Hi guys, are you ready to practice? Today, we're focusing on the difference between countable and uncountable nouns.
Basically, if there is a specific shape, it's countable. And if there is no shape, it's uncountable.
Let's look at lots of examples together.
Here we go, "My dad has some beer at dinner."
"My dad has some wine at dinner."
"My dad has some cheese at dinner."
"My dad has some bread at dinner."
"All we need is love."
"All we need is peace."
"All we need is happiness."
All of these have no specific shape, so, uncountable.

R: And let's try another uncountable, "rain."
"We don't have much rain here."

C: OK, continuing on, "Water boils at 100 ℃."
"We need water to live."
And one more, "Time flies."

R: And our last example which is from the dialogue, "Don't put in too much onion."

(11:38)
C: Well done, guys.
R: Excellent work.

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◆ Ending
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(14:35)
O: Hey Roza, I don't want Chris to help himself to the wine in the fridge.
C: Why not?
O: He'll drink it all.
R: Well, only if it's good wine. So, you don't have to worry.
O: Ah, he is choosy.

(choosy 好みのうるさい、良いと思うものだけを選ぶ difficult to please because you are very exact about what you like)


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ラジオ英会話 Lesson 192   Tuesday, January 17

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◆ Opening
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(0:15)
R: Hey everyone, Akino Roza here. Ready for today's lesson?
C: Hi guys, Chris McVay here. Ah... Ahchoo! Oh no, I think I'm coming down with something. We'd better get started quickly.

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◆ During the Japanese Translation part
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(3:40)
O: So, what's the image of "shabby"?
R: For me, it's kind of like ガタガタしてる。
C: For me, it's like, you know, used to be good but now it looks really old and used.

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◆ Right after the Japanese translation part
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(4:03)
C: Well, our textbook is just as good for you as honey. Check it out.

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◆ Feel English / Practice
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(10:39)
C: OK guys, it's practice time again. Today, we're focusing on some difficult words that many learners often think are countable, but in fact, they are usually uncountable.

Let's look at some of these words. Here we go. "Money talks."
"Money isn't everything."
"I don't have much money."

R: Continuing on, "Fruit is a great source of vitamins."
"There's a lot of food on the table."
"I spend a lot of money on food."

C: Here is one which many learners get wrong and say "advices."
So, let's get used to it this way, "I'd like to give you some advice."
"Information is the key to success."
And one more, "That's too much information."

R: "Let me give you a piece of advice."
So, in this case, "a piece" is the counter for the advice.
"Let me give you a piece of advice."

(12:08)
C: OK guys, great job. Well done.
R: Fantastic.

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◆ Ending
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(14:29)
O: Hey guys, I am 1万円.
C: What do you mean?
O: Money is talking.
R: Well, time is money so I guess we'd better call it a day. Huh?


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ラジオ英会話 Lesson 193   Wednesday, January 18

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◆ Opening
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(0:18)
R: Hey guys, thanks for joining us. This is Akino Roza.
C: Hi guys, Chris McVay here. Roza…
R: Huh?
C: How do you get home from the studio, by bus, by taxi?
R: Well, well, either by bus or by taxi if I'm in a hurry.

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◆ Feel English / Practice
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(9:30)
C: OK, it's practice time. So, we're going to continue our practice of countable and uncountable nouns.
It's very interesting. Don't you think?
And today, it's also interesting because we're looking at words which are normally countable but can be used uncountable.

So, let's look at some of these.
Here we go, "You can write your answers in pen or pencil."
OK, normally, we have one pen, two pens, ten pencils, lend me a pencil… normally these words would be countable. But look at this, "You can write your answers in pen or pencil."

R: Here's the next example, "I went to school in Tokyo."
C: Continuing on, "You can go by car."
"You can go by bus."
"You can go by train."
Definitely not, by cars, by buses, by trains, OK? So again, uncountable.

R: And here are the last few examples, "I ate chicken for dinner."
"I ate lamb for dinner."
"I ate fish for dinner."

(11:00)
R: Excellent work, everyone.
C: Yeah, great job.

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◆ Ending
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(14:30)
O: Oh, that is rather slippery of you, Agent Starling.
C: What's all this about?
O: "The Silence of Lamb."
R: Sensei, I think you mean "The Silence of the Lambs."
O: Oh, that's true.
R: Baaaa!!

(That is rather slippery of you, Agent Starling. 「うーん、なかなか利口だな、スターリング捜査官」 映画「羊たちの沈黙」からの名ぜりふ)


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ラジオ英会話 Lesson 194   Thursday, January 19

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◆ Opening
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(0:23)
R: Hey everyone, Akino Roza here. We'd better get going or we'll be late for our program.
C: Chris McVay here. Actually, Roza, I have a dental appointment, so yeah, we'd better get going indeed.

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◆ Feel English / Practice
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(10:11)
C: Ta-dah! Practice time has come again. Today we're focusing on these unusual words which change their meaning depending on whether they're used in a countable way or an uncountable way.

So, let's look at a lot of examples here. Here we go.
"We don't have time to set it up now."
"Time is money."
"Do you have time to talk?"
"It took me a long time to get there."
"How many times have I told you that?"
"Did you have a good time at the party?"

R: Let's continue. "This is made of glass."
"These are champagne glasses."
"I always wear glasses."

C: OK, another set, "Can you put more paper in the printer?"
"This story is in all the papers."

R: And our last few sentences with "work" and "works."
"I did a lot of work today."
"Let's get down to work."
"after work"
"before work"
"the complete works of Shakespeare"
"This is one of Mozart's earliest works."

(12:05)
C: Well done, everybody.
R: You guys did some great work.

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◆ Ending
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(14:26)
O: Hey Chris, you say "Red wine should be served in a large glass." Right?
C: Yeah.
O: Why is that?
C: Well, you know, in order to enjoy the full aroma and flavor of the red wine, it needs to be exposed to the air. So, you need a large glass and you never fill it close to the top.

赤ワインの香りと味を十分に楽しむには、空気に触れさせる必要があります。だから、大きめのグラスを用意し、グラスの上端までワインを入れることはしません。


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ラジオ英会話 Lesson 195 Friday, January 20

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◆ Opening
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(0:15)
R: Hey everyone, welcome back. It's time for the review. This is Akino Roza.
C: Chris McVay here. Yep, let's go straight into it.

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◆ Ending
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(14:20)
O: Hey Chris, do you work out every day?
C: Not every day, I play tennis once a week and go to the gym twice a week. So, that's what I have time for. How about you, Roza?

遠山顕の英会話入門  秋号 Dialog 11

遠山顕の英会話入門  秋号 Dialog 11

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Challenge!
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(3-07)
K: Jeff, are you ready for five times in one breath?
J: I think I can handle this.
K: All right.
J: I hope so.
K: Yeah, we hope so too.
J: All right. Here we go.

Y: Nice.
K: No problem.

J: All right.
Y: Uh-huh.
All: Super-duper cool!

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Answer the Question!
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(3-08)
ダイアログが終わったところから
K: OK, back to the question, "Are Max and Gina going to see Saving Time?"
All: What do you think, everybody?

K: Julia?
Y: Well, I'm not 100% sure, but I think they are going to see something else.
K: All right.
Y: Uh-huh.
J: That's what I was thinking too.
Y: Right? Yeah.
K: I second that or maybe third that.
Y: Yeah, most definitely.

J: Way to go!
Y: Good job.
J: All right.
K: Great.

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Write It!
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(3-09)
◆ 映画「セービングタイム」
Y: Yes. Uh... Well, simply, the movie Saving Time.
K: 例えば「7人の侍」という映画は、The movie Seven Samurai.
Y: That's right.

◆ ヨーコはそれをもう見ている
J: Well, in the dialog, Max asks Yoko if she's seen it, "Have you seen it?" And she just says, "Yeah." But we wanna (want to) make a sentence out of this. So, we are going to say, "Yoko has already seen it."

J: I'm sure they did.
Y: Oh, yeah, the hard workers that they are.
K: All right.
J: Good job.
K: Great.

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Sign Off
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(3-10)
Y: This time, they're gonna (going to) be talking about the movie "Wasting Time."

Y: Hi Max! What are you up to?
M: Yoko! I'm just killing time. I'm supposed to meet Gina here at noon.
Y: Oh. What movie are you going to see?
M: We were thinking about "Wasting Time." Have you seen it?
Y: Yes, and believe it or not, it's worth your time and money.
M: Wow! That good, huh?
Y: It simply was overwhelming.
M: Oh, good to know.
Y: And you know, the ending ... Do you want to know the ending?
M: No, no, no, no, I don't!
Y: I didn't think so.

ネタバレ spoiler

ラジオ英会話 1/9 - 1/13, 2023

ラジオ英会話 Lesson 186  Monday, January 9

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◆ Opening
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(0:29)
R: Akino Roza here.
C: Are we ready to start? Sorry, I was listening to Brahms Third Symphony. OK, ready?
R: Let's go.

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◆ Right after the Japanese translation part
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(4:37)
R: You know, I've wanted to get our textbook for a long time. Do we need a visa to get it?

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◆ Feel English / Practice
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(10:20)
C: OK guys, it's practice time again. Today, we're going to look at various ways to express the meaning of people in general. Of course, you can use "people," but you can also use "you" or "we" or "they," for example.

So, let's practice. Here we go. "They say life begins at 60."
So, people in general, right? "They say life begins at 60."

R: Next example, "People tend to believe stereotypes."
This one is pretty straightforward, right? We're using the word "people" to describe people. "People tend to believe stereotypes."

C: OK, one more, "Do we need a visa to go there?"
It's speaking about a particular group of people, for example. Japanese people to go to England, for example. That kind of "we." So, once more, "Do we need a visa to go there?"

(11:32)
R: Chris, do we think our listeners did very well this time?
C: Do you mean me and you?
R: I do.
C: OK, they did great.

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◆ Ending
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(14:29)
R: Hey, how old are you, Sensei?
O: I'm two years old. They say life begins at sixty, right?
C: No, wrong. Life begins at seventy.

(大西先生は、62歳なのですね~。)


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ラジオ英会話 Lesson 187  Tuesday, January 10

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◆ Opening
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(0:21)
R: Hey everyone. Akino Roza here.
C: Chris McVay here. By the way guys, I need a fast ride home. Any offers? Nobody?
O: Silence.
C: OK, I'll take a taxi. Let's go.

(offers と聞こえた人、凄いです。Office と聞こえますよねえ)

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◆ Feel English / Practice
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(10:35)
C: OK guys, it's practice time. Today, we are focusing on "it," but it's helpful to compare with "that." Now, the basic image of "that" is シュ pointing to something outside while "it" is the opposite. "It" is receiver. It's a receiver from something from the outside. So, with that in mind, let's practice together.

R: "What's that?”
C: "It's a wine bottle opener."
R: "What's that?
C: "It's a grater."
C: And another one, "I'm really sorry. It won't happen again."

R: Now, these all receive the situation, right? So, keep that in mind.

"It's a fine day today."
"It's five o'clock now."
"It's dark here."

C: Good, a couple more, "Let's call it a day."
"You can make it if you try hard."
"That's it."
"I got it."

R: And our last example, "It takes only 15 minutes from here to your earth."

(12:07)
C: OK guys, well done.
R: Excellent work.

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◆ Ending
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(14:27)
O: Hey Chris, do you make a wish when you see a shooting star?
C: Yeah, I think it's kind of a tradition to do that, so, I go along with it.
O: Uh-huh.
R: What about you, Sensei?

(go along with したがう)


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ラジオ英会話 Lesson 188  Wednesday, January 11

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◆ Opening
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(0:21)
R: Akino Roza here.
C: Chris McVay here. I'm still dreaming of the Indian curry I had last night. I don't know if it's connected to... ♪♬バババ パパパパ パパパパバー♬♪

ここでベートーベンの曲が出てくる訳: 
Barbara さんがダイアログに出てくるから。Barbaraのテーマ曲としてベートーベンの曲を大西先生、ローザさん、クリスさんが口ずさんでいる。(番組をよく分析しているリスナーよりの情報)

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◆ Feel English / Practice
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(10:04)
C: OK guys, are you ready for today's practice? Today, we're focusing on "it." Now, the main thing here is to catch the rhythm because "it" is always followed by something which explains "it." Catch that rhythm and away we go.

(away we go = Let's go.)

"It's surprising that you come here so often."
Let's try that once more, "It's surprising that you come here so often."
So, "it" followed by explanation.

R: Let's continue, "It's up to you if you take this job."
Let's try one more variation, "It's up to you whether you take this job."
And one more, "It's still not clear where he stayed that night."
"It's still not clear where he stayed that night."

C: OK, continuing, "It's tough working with him 24/7."
"It's tough working with him 24/7."

R: And our last example, "I think it's strange to put pineapple on a pizza."
"I think it's strange to put pineapple on a pizza."

(11:46)
C: OK guys, you did really well today.
R: It was a great example of practice makes perfect.
C: Uh-huh.

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◆ Ending
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(14:29)
O: Hey Chris, do you like pizza?
C: Yes, I love pizza but definitely not with pineapple on it.
R: Well, I don't know about pizza with pineapple but I love Gorgonzola pizza with honey.


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ラジオ英会話 Lesson 189  Thursday, January 12

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◆ Opening
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(0:23)
R: Hey everyone. Akino Roza here. Chris, what are you looking at?
C: I'm looking at you as always.
R: Oh, did you notice my new hairstyle?
C: Oh actually, no, I missed that.
R: Ugh...
C: Hi guys. Chris McVay here.

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◆ Feel English / Practice
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(9:30)
C: OK guys, it's practice time. Today we're going to focus on the use of "it" when it's used to emphasize the most important information that follows. So, "it" バン the most important information. So, let's have a look at some examples.

R: And remember, it is English that you should be thinking in.

C: Uh-huh, here we go. "It was Mary that broke the kitchen window yesterday."
Of course, we can say, "Mary broke the kitchen window yesterday," but we want to pinpoint and emphasize who it was. So, "It was Mary that broke the kitchen window yesterday."

So, with that emphasis, try after me. "It was Mary that broke the kitchen window yesterday."

R: Now, let's do an example where the kitchen window is the main point here, right?
So, we wanna (want to) emphasize the kitchen window.
It goes like this, "It was the kitchen window that Mary broke yesterday."
You see how changing the location makes it emphasized?
Let's try one more time. "It was the kitchen window that Mary broke yesterday."

C: Great and the last one. We want to focus on when this happened.
So, Mary broke the kitchen window yesterday, but now we want to emphasize that. So, "It was yesterday that Mary broke the kitchen window."
"It was yesterday that Mary broke the kitchen window."

(11:19)
R: Excellent work guys.
C: Well done.

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◆ Ending
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(14:35)
O: Hey, it was Chris that made these cookies.
C: That's right. I made them for you guys.
R: Yes, and it's always you, sensei that eats them.


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ラジオ英会話 Lesson 190  Friday, January 13

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◆ Opening
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(0:16)
R: Hey everyone. This is Akino Roza. Welcome to Friday's lesson, the review.
C: Hi guys, Chris McVay here. Wha… what day did you say it was, Roza?
R: Friday.
C: Ah, yeah, so, it is review-time. Let's go.

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◆ Ending
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(14:00)
O: Hey guys, when did you feel that it's true that persistence pays off?

C: Well, when I was at uni, I wanted to join the university table tennis team, but when I went to the trial, I failed, and the second trial, I failed, but the third time, I beat those guys and I got chosen to represent the university. So, for me, persistence paid off.

O: Uh-huh. How about you, Roza?

R: For me, actually it was when I was starting to do日本髪. I would do日本髪 once a week, every week for over tw

遠山顕の英会話入門  秋号 Dialog 10

遠山顕の英会話入門  秋号 Dialog 10

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Challenge!
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(2-41)
K: Jeff, are you ready?
J: Uh-huh. Of course.

All: What a performance!

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Chose the Right One!
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(2-44)
ダイアログが終わったところから
K: I'm looking at your answer, Jeff.
J: Yeah, I am looking at it too.
K: Oh, yeah.
J: No. 1, "The woman loves the Japanese maple leaves."
Um... This is actually a right statement.
K: Uh-huh.
J: She loves... what a view, loves the maple leaves. So, this cannot be the right answer.
K: Right.

Y: Okay. And my No.2, "The woman takes the man to a lake."
K: Uh-huh.
Y: Now, who takes whom? Hmm... that's the point here, right?
J: It was just the opposite, right?
Y: Right. Yeah.
K: So, this seems to be the right answer.
Y: That's what it sounds like.
K: Because it's a wrong statement.
Y: Exactly.
J: Right.

K: Well, I don't need even read the last answer... but...
J: There might be two wrong statements. I don't know.
K: Oh, oh, I see.
Y: Possibly.
K: Well, No. 3, "The man takes a picture of the woman by the lake."
Um... He does.
J: That's right.
Y: He does.
K: So, it's a right statement, correct statement.
J: So, it's the wrong answer.
K: Yeah, it's a wrong answer.
Y: Right.
K: So...
All: The correct answer is...
Y: No. 2, "The woman takes the man to a lake."

J: Congratulations! You did it.
Y: Nice, very nice.

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Write It!
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(2-45)
◆ 大変気に入ります
J: Well, this is much more than like. So, we're going to use the word "love."
Y: Oh, yeah.
J: I love this. It's something that you... you really, really like, much better than just "like."
K: It's nothing to do with this romantic relationship. No?
J: No. It's... It's what you would say some of your favorite things, most favorite things in the whole world. You love these things.

◆ AをBへ案内します
Y: Uh-huh. So, in this case, says "He is leading her to a different place. There's the movement. I would use the word "take."
K: OK.
Y: And say, "take A to B."

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Sign Off
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(2-28)
K: We've introduced the term in the title "Fall Foliage,"...
J: Right.
K: ... which means a group of trees, leaves in the fall.
YJ: Uh-huh.
K: Uh... well, in American English, you call "aki -- the fall."
J: Uh-huh.
K: But in British English, it's a little different, right?
Y: Yeah, it's autumn, of course, in American English, we use it also, but I think it's more common to "autumn" for British English.
K: Ah...
Y: So, "autumn foliage" is another term for 紅葉.

K: What about another term, Jeff?
J: Right. Well, we can say "fall leaves" or "autumn leaves." And can use them interchangeably. If someone says, "Hey, you're using British English." You might as well answer...
K: I will answer.
J: Oh, OK.
K: Well, I'm Japanese. I hope it's OK.
J: That's right. That's right.

Y: Now, there's another term for 紅葉, which is "fall colors."
K: Oh!
J: And by the same token "autumn colors" can also be used.

K: So...
J: Basically...
K: Yeah.
J: Any way you like.
Y: Any way you like.
K: I like that.

遠山顕の英会話入門  秋号 Dialog 9

遠山顕の英会話入門  秋号 Dialog 9

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Challenge!
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(2-43)
K: Are you ready, Jeff?
J: Um... I wouldn't advise it.
K: Oh, no?
J: I'll recommend you do it, Ken.
K: Oh, my goodness.
K: Well, I'll take the challenge.
J: All right! I would advise that.
K: All right.

J: Yeah!
Y: Ohhhh!!!
J: Wow!
Y: Good job.
K: Thank you for your advice.

J: Yay!
All: Great performance.

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Chose the Right One!
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(2-35)
ダイアログが終わったところから
K: What do you think of your answer or possible answer, Jeff?
J: Right. The first possibility, "The tree is loaded with sweet persimmons."
Umm... No, I don't think they're sweet yet. I think they're astringent. So, I don't think this is it. I really don't. Julia, how about yours?

Y: OK, my answer No. 2, "There are no persimmons where the man comes from."
Uh... I think he actually said that in the dialog.
K: What did he say?
Y: I think he said, "We don't have them where I come from."
J: There is a good possibility.

Y: Ken?
K: No. 3, "The man eats an astringent persimmon."
Uh... No. The lady advises him not to eat the persimmons.
J: Right.
Y: And he listened.
K: Yeah, he did. He sure did. So...
All: The correct answer is...
Y: No. 2, "There are no persimmons where the man comes from."

J: Congratulations!
Y: Nice.
J: That was tricky.
Y: Tricky, tricky.
J: Well done.

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Write It!
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(2-36)
◆ 女性の家にある木
Y: Oh, yes, simple way of saying would be "the woman's tree."
Y: Very simple.

◆ それが甘くなるように
J: Well, this is also simple. There is a couple of ways we can say it. "So that they turn sweet." And we can also say the same thing without the "that." We can take "that" out and say, "so they turn sweet."

J: I know they did.
Y: Yeah! I have faith in them.
J: Yeah. Positive. Definitely.
K: All right.
Y: Yes.
J: Well done.

(have faith in 信じ切る)

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Sign Off
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(2-37)
K: So, do you like to persimmons?
J: Oh yes.
Y: I love persimmons.
K: Oh, wow. Yeah.
J: I actually like the dried ones the best though.
K: Oh.
J: I mean, most people like the fresh persimmons better, I would think. No?
Y: I... I love the fresh ones.
K: Yeah, same here.

J: But I love eating the dried ones. You can take them with you and enjoy them as a snack.
K: They can be very, very sweet.
J: Uh-huh. Yes
Y: Like confectionery.
K: Oh, yeah.
Y: Natural confectionery.

K: How about you, Julia?
Y: I love eating them fresh and even with fresh ones, there are preferences whether you like the hard crunchy type or the soft squishy one.
J: Smoothie one.
Y: Yeah.
J: All right. What about you, Ken? I

K: I love, uh, ripe ones.
Y: Oh!
K: Hold it in my hand and it's kind of, uh, mushy... I just bite into it...
J: And you eat the skin and all.
K: Once in a while I do. It's a little odd but I love it.

(squishy ぐにょぐにょした)
(mushy どろどろした)