ラジオ英会話 9/5 - 9/9, 2022

ラジオ英会話 Lesson 106  Monday, September 5

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◆ Opening
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(0:25)
R: Hey everyone, Akino Roza here.
C: Hi guys, Chris McVay here. Welcome to Wednesday's lesson. Uh, oops, it's Monday. I made another mistake. Sorry.

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◆ Right after the Japanese translation part
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(4:40)
R: There are no mistakes in learning English, just learning experiences. But if you want to help fixing your English, check out our textbook.

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◆ Feel English / Practice
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(10:33)
C: OK guys, it's practice time. And today we are going to practice "by." Now the basic image of "by" is very simple. It's near. In fact, it's very near. So, closeness is the key, right? ...very near. With that in mind, let's practice.
(10:50)
R: And remember to think only in English.

C: OK, here we go, "by the bus stop"
"by my office"
"by the post office"

R: Here are a few more, "This book was written by a famous novelist."
Let's try that one more time, "This book was written by a famous novelist."
(11:25)
"I like songs by this singer."
And once more, "I like songs by this singer."
(11:38)
C: OK, so the image of closeness is there, right, Roza?
R: That's right.

C: Here is the song and here is the singer. Last group, "Time goes by fast."
"pass by"
"drive by"
"drop by"
"come by"

(12:03)
R: You guys did so well.
C: Well done guys, great practice.

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◆ Ending
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(14:24)
O: Oh no, I made another mistake in the recording.
C: That's why it takes so long every time.
R: There are mistakes in our recording. They are very unfortunate accidents.


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ラジオ英会話 Lesson 107  Tuesday, September 6

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◆ Opening
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(0:24)
R: Akino Roza here.
C: Why is it always my fault? Anyway, Chris McVay here. You know, I need a break.
R: Chris, we've only just started.

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◆ Right after the Japanese translation part
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(4:25)
C: By the way, I'm reading the ラジオ英会話 textbook. It's a great one.

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◆ Feel English / Practice
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(9:30)
C: Practice, practice, practice. That's right guys. Without practice, no improvement. So, let's practice together.
Today we are going to look at the variety of uses of "by" that stem from the basic image of closeness. OK?

(variety of uses 多種多様の用途)
(stem from ~から生じる、~から起こる、~が原因である、~に由来する)

(9:46)
R: Remember to practice in English and you can practice by yourself or with a friend.

C: OK, let's go, "I'll be there by six."
"I'll be there by six."

(10:05)
R: Next example, "By the way, I'm going to a classical concert."
(10:14)
Let's try one more time together, "By the way, I'm going to a classical concert."
(10:25)
C: OK and one more example, "Are you going by yourself?"
"Are you going by yourself?"

(10:39)
C: So, I hope you notice the basic image of closeness in all these examples. Well done.
R: You're doing great. Let's take it day by day.

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◆ Ending
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(14:28)
O: Hey guys, are you free this Saturday?
C: Uh... no.
R: No.
O: Ugh... I guess I have to go by myself.
C: I'll go with you, Roza.
R: OK, let's go.


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ラジオ英会話 Lesson 108  Wednesday, September 7

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◆ Opening
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(0:23)
R: Hey everyone, Akino Roza here. Are you excited for today's lesson? I am.
C: Hi guys, Chris McVay here. Of course, Roza, we get excited every time we talk about or play table tennis. Let's do it again.

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◆ Feel English / Practice
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(10:13)
C: Hi guys, it's practice time. Now, you all know very well by now that the basic image of "by" is closeness. And this naturally leads to the meaning of "how," the way something is done or the degree. So, let's practice many examples expressing this.

R: And remember, let's think in English.

C: That's right. Here we go, "went there by car"
"went there by train"
"went there by bus"

(10:49)
How did you go there? By car, by train, by bus, there you have it.
"wrote a letter by hand"
And one more, "came in by the back door"

(There you have it. ほら、そうでしょう / ほら、ありましたね)

R: Continuing on, "by chance"
"by accident"
"by mistake"

C: OK, here is a couple of more, "sell pencils by the dozen"
"is paid by the hour"

(11:32)
R: And one more section with me guys. Ready? Keep on repeating, "This is his most popular book by far."
"won by a neck"
"won by a nose"
"won by a large margin"
"won by a narrow margin"
"raise production by 20%"

(12:07)
C: Well done guys. Great job.
R: You did wonderful.

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◆ Ending
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(14:28)
O: So, guys, have you ever called your ex by mistake?
C: Absolutely not, because I've never had an ex.
R: Um... I can't say that I have. But have you, Sensei?
O: No, I'm super careful.


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ラジオ英会話 Lesson 109  Thursday, September 9

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◆ Opening
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(0:17)
R: Hey everyone, Akino Roza here. Chris, are you going to stand by me? Isn't that more important?
C: Roza, I will always stand by you as long as you stand by me.
R: Of course, I will.
C: Chris McVay here.

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◆ Right after the Japanese translation part
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(3:19)
C: Well, guys, you know what we've decided? We've decided to stand by you and keep producing a wonderful textbook. Check it out.

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◆ Feel English / Practice
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(8:46)
C: OK, it's practice time. And today is our last practice of "by." So, all we're gonna (going to) focus on is the basic image of closeness, being next to. OK?

R: And remember to think in English.

(9:00)
C: Here we go, "They were walking side by side."
(9:07)
Get some nice rhythm here, パンパンパン, side by side. OK? With that rhythm, let's try after me, "They were walking side by side."

(9:20)
R: Here are a few more examples where you should really keep that rhythm as well.
"His English is improving little by little."
"step by step"
"day by day"
"one by one"
These are excellent phrases to use.

(9:45)
C: OK, last one. "I put $5 by every week for a rainy day."
(9:55)
Hmm, good idea, huh? Last chance, "I put $5 by every week for a rainy day."

(10:09)
R: Excellent.
C: Good job.

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◆ Ending
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(14:25)
O: So, guys, learning a language is a step-by-step process, isn't it?
R: Definitely. I think you just have to take it day by day.
C: Unfortunately, there is no magic wand way of learning a language. So, step-by-step it is, little by little.


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ラジオ英会話 Lesson 110  Friday, September 9

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◆ Opening
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(0:10)
R: Welcome to the review. Hey everyone, this is Akino Roza.
C: Hi guys, Chris McVay here. Ah, you were gonna (going to) say, "review, review, review...," but you stopped, huh, Roza?
R: I saved it for you.
C: Thank you.

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◆ Ending
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(14:18)
R: So, guys, what kind of café do you like?
C: Well, I like small cafés where they have homemade cakes, including, of course, croissant.
O: Ah, good. For me, a café an old couple are running is the best.
C: Ah, interesting.


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* couple(カップル・2人組) は単数扱いにも複数扱いにもなります。
一緒に行動を起こす場合、動詞は単数
The couple is going on a trip.
別々に行動するばあいは、複数
A couple are cleaning their apartment. The wife is cleaning on the floor, and the husband is cleaning the windows.

遠山顕の英会話入門  夏号 Dialog 6

遠山顕の英会話入門  夏号 Dialog 6

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Challenge!
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(2-07)
K: OK, Jeff, are you ready for five times in one breath?
J: So, only five?
K: Only five.
J: That's good to know. Here I go.

J: Yeah.
C: All right.
All: We knew you could do it.

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Choose the Right One!
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(2-08)
ダイアログが終わったところから

K: OK. Jeff, what do you think of your answer?
J: Well, "Don't use chopsticks when you eat soba." I've seen many people use chopsticks when they eat soba. So, I don't think this is it.
K: How about you, Jeff? Do you use chopsticks?
J: I use chopsticks all the time.
K: Alrighty.

J: OK, Carolyn, how about you?
C: Well, "Slurping soba is not bad manners." I think this kainda (kind of) sounds correct. But I don't want to make a judgment yet, because I want to hear what YOU think, Ken, about No. 3.
J: Right.

K: Don't worry about me. Well, No. 3 "You can slurp any food in Japan," is ... I don't think it's right. You can't slurp hotdog, for example.

All: So, the right answer is ...
C: No. 2, "Slurping soba is not bad manners."
K: All right.

J: All right.
C: Great. Nice!

All: Beautifully done.

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Write It!
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(2-09)
◆ そばは、よりおいしくなる
C: Well, does not mean like "good" or ... I guess "delicious," but "good" in this case, we use.
K: OK.
C: But we're also using the comparative form, so, I 'll recommend saying "better."
K: OK.
C: So, "soba tastes better."

◆ すすることで
J: Yes, we can use "by 何々," or "by doing something."
K: Uh-huh.
J: So, it's going to be "by slurping soba." But we already said "soba" previously. So, um ... saying again is kind of redundant. It doesn't sound good in English. So, we're gonna (going to) replace "soba" with "it." So, it would be "by slurping it."

◆ と言います
K: Last one, Carolyn...
C: Yes?

K: Who says?
C: People.
K: Okay!
C: We saw this in the dialog as well, and the phrase is, "people say." And it goes at the beginning, because it's what their statement is. So, people say 何々…… people is. So, people say 何々.
K: Oh, I see.

J: I know they did.
C: Of course, they did.
K: All right.


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Ending
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K: OK. Here's a question for you, you guys.
C: OK.
K: It's a little strange question, I think.
J: Okay.
K: But ... Do you ever slurp noodles?
C: Ahhh... that's a good question.
K: I know.

C: I'm not shy about slurping noodles.
K: Oh, wow!
C: But, I'm not good at it. So, I don't slurp my noodles.
K: Oh, I see.
C: Yeah.

J: And I'm with Carolyn, I've been in Japan for uh... a while and I cannot doing it very well. I try but I just end up eating it like spaghetti.

C: What about you, Ken. What's your preference?
K: Well, I didn't like to slurp but these days my life is getting shorter. And I'm kind of enjoying the teste of soba when I slurp.
C: Ah, that's interesting.
K: Yeah.

遠山顕の英会話入門  夏号 Dialog 5

遠山顕の英会話入門  夏号 Dialog 5

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Challenge!
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(1-39)
K: Jeff-san...
J: Uh-huh.
K: Five times in one breath from mumbling to the happiest thing in the world.
J: Oh, I hope I can do well. Fingers closed.
C: Fingers closed.
K: Let's hear it.

J: Oh, yeah.
C: All right!
All: You aced it.

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Choose the Right One!
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(1-40)
ダイアログが終わったところから
K: What do you think of your answer, Jeff?
J: My answer, "No, their competitor got the house." That would be a terrible ending.
K: Yeah, it would be.
J: So, I don't think this is the right one. They were pretty happy at the end. So...
K: True.
J: Carolyn?

C: Well, my answer was, "No, it wasn't meant to be." And I kind of feel the same way as Jeff. I mean it's a very sad answer in this situation. And they were happy at the end. So, I think the ball is in your court, Ken. How about No. 3?

K: Yeah, you're right. I wouldn't belabor, the obvious, here's the last answer. "Yes, they got the house." Of course, they did.

(belabor 〔不必要に~を〕繰り返す、長々と論じる)

J: Of course, they did.
K: The man shut, "We got the house!"
C & J: Helleruya
K: All right.
All: So, the right answer is...
K: No. 3, "Yes, they got the house." Yay!
J: Yes! Congratulations.
C: Nice work.

J: Congratulations to you too.
C: Nice.


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Write It!
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(1-41)
◆ 競争相手はいましたが
K: 「が」は but でも大丈夫ですか?
J: Yes, actually, there's two ways we can do it, and the one that you just said "They had some competition, but 何々."
K: Uh-huh.
J: And you just add it between the two, uh, sentences. Um... the other one is the word "although" or "though."
K: Ah, okay.
J: Then we can put that at the very beginning. "Although they had some competition," or "Though they had some competition 何々."

◆ 家を手に入れました
K: They got house ではおかしいですよね?
C: Yeah. That does sound a little strange, doesn't it?
K: Yeah.
C: We want to put an article in here, and in this case, because we're not talking about any old hose. We're talking about a specific house. So, I'd recommend using "the" to make it clear, "the house."

◆ 二人は
K: the two よりも……?
C: Again, simple and sweet, let's just write "they."

皆さん、うまくいきましたか?
C: Oh, yeah.
J: We know they did.
C: Good job!
K: All right.
J: Wonderful.

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Ending
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K: All right. You know that long pause towards the end of the conversation in the dialog.
J: Yes, keeping us on the edge of our seats.

(on the edge of one’s seat ハラハラ・ドキドキする、人の話を夢中になって聞く)

K: Yeah. I'm sure we were all holding our breath.

(hold one’s breath 息をこらす、かたずをのむ)

C: Oh, yeah, well, at least we can say their search for the perfect house is finally over.
J: Yes, they did well.
K: Well put.

(well put 上手いこと言うね)

J: Congratulations are in order.

(Congratulations are in order. お祝いの言葉が相応しい)

K: 「終わりよければすべてよし」英語では?
C & J: All is well that ends well.

K: I hope they are enjoying their new house.
J: Oh, I'm 100% (a hundred percent) sure they are. How could they not?
K: All right. Only 100%?
J: Okay, 1,000 (a thousand)?
C: Wait, wait. How about 10,000 (ten thousand)?
J: Wow!
K: They really love the house. I'm sure. Now, at this point, we have to say good-bye because section 1 is over.
C & J: Oh...
K: Oh, year.
C: But what does that means that ...
J: There's the section 2 and section 3? And section 4? Section 5?
K: I wonder about that.
C: Stop.

ラジオ英会話 8/29 - 9/2, 2022

ラジオ英会話 Lesson 101  Monday, August 29

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◆ Opening
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(0:21)
R: I'm hungry. Hey everyone, this is Akino Roza.
C: Hi guys, Chris McVay here. Well, I don't care if you are hungry Roza, because what I want to know is ... Did you notice that I changed my hairstyle?
R: I thought something was different, you look very dashing today.
C: Ooh! Let's get started.

(dashing さっそうとして、粋な、カッコ良い attractive in a confident, exciting, and stylish way)

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◆ Right after the Japanese translation part
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(4:23)
R: Well, if you guys are hungry for some more English, I suggest you check out the textbook.
O: Are you hungry?

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◆ Feel English / Practice
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(10:06)
C: OK guys, it's time for practice. Now, what is the basic image of "among"? Well, I can't do any better than Ohnishi-Sensei's ごちゃごちゃ~ ... , something very unclear, mixed in among all that. So, with that image, let's practice together.
R: And remember, think in English.

(10:26)
C: "There she is, among the crowds coming through the gate."
(10:35)
C: So, you can visualize all these crowds coming through the gate, huh? Oh! There she is!

(10:40)
R: Here's some more examples, "among the applicants"
"among all these people"
"among the mountains"
"among the rich"
"among the injured"

(11:03)
C: OK, let's keep going with that same basic image in mind.
After me, "Discuss among yourselves."
And one more, "Talk among yourselves."

(11:18)
R: And the last few, "among other things"
And the last one, "among the best golfers"

(11:31)
R: That was excellent!
C: OK, and I know you are all among the best students, right?

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◆ Ending
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(14:29)
O: Hey guys, I'm so hungry. Let's go for lunch.
C: Yeah, good idea. I'm starving.
R: Yeah, I'm famished.

(famished お腹がペコペコで、グーグー鳴るくらい空腹な時に使う単語)

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I'm starving. と I'm famished. の違い

Famished means extremely hungry, while starving means slowly dying due to lack of food. Most people use them both to express that they're hungry though.

I'm starving. お腹がすいて死にそうだ。
I'm famished. お腹がペコペコだぁ!

Google 検索
I'm hungry. 約 9,510,000 件ヒット
I'm starving.  約 1,370,000 件ヒット
I'm famished.  約 275,000 件ヒット


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ラジオ英会話 Lesson 102  Tuesday, August 30

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◆ Opening
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(0:25)
R: Hey everyone, Akino Roza here. Let's get started before Onishi-sensei says anything else.
C: Chris McVay here. Sorry guys, I've just been jogging before coming here. So, yeah, let's start.

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◆ Words & Phrases
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(3:50)
Regular people 普通の人間

O: Can "ordinary people" be used here?
R: Well, "ordinary" has kind of a nuance of looking down. So, I would say it's not very good to use here.
C: Yeah, I think it's better to use "regular" because "regular" is a neutral word. So, it's safe.

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◆ Right after the Japanese translation part
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(4:35)
C: Well, I guess many of you listen to our program just before breakfast. Thank you for your continued support.

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◆ Feel English / Practice
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(10:28)
C: OK, are you in the mood for practicing? Let's look at "before."
A, B, C ♪♬ 1, 2, 3 ♪♬ It's all about order. A comes before B, B before C, 1 before 2, 2 before 3. You got it?
OK, with that in mind, let's practice together.
Here we go, "Shibuya comes before Ebisu."
"before lunch"
"before six o’clock"
"before that"
"before long"
R: Continuing on, "Family comes before work."
This is talking about importance, right?
"Business before pleasure. "
"before all"

(11:25)
C: OK, let's keep going. So, this is from the dialogue, "I made you before I made him."
(11:36)
C: So, you came what order, what order? ... before him. That's all.

(11:42)
R: And the last few, "I've seen it before."
"two weeks before Christmas"
"long before we met"

(11:59)
C: Well done, guys. Great!
R: Before we move on to the next section, I'd like to say that was fantastic.

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◆ Ending
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(14:29)
O: ラジオ英会話 comes before work.
C: What? Are you saying that ラジオ英会話 is not work?
O: Yeah. It is a lot of fun, not work for me.


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ラジオ英会話 Lesson 103  Wednesday, August 31

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◆ Opening
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(0:15)
R: Hey everyone, Akino Roza here.
C: Hi guys, Chris McVay here. Roza, can I ask you a favor?
R: Sure, Chris. What's up?
C: Just practicing.
R: Ugh...

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◆ Feel English / Practice
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(9:01)
C: OK guys, it's practice time. This time with "after." A, B, C ♪♬ 1, 2 3 ♪♬ just like before the key image is "order," but this time, it's the opposite. B comes after A, 2 comes after 1. So, this naturally leads to the meaning of "following" as well.
(9:22)
So, with all that in mind, let's practice together.
Here we go, "after dinner"
"after lunch"
"after work"
"after school"
"after that"
"after nine o’clock"

R: Let’s continue on, "take after your father"
"name my daughter after my mother"

C: OK, continuing, "The police are after you."
So, here we have "you." Where are you? You escaped, so naturally the police are running after you, behind you, following, in order to catch you. OK?
So, with that image in mind, once more, "The police are after you."
(10:23)
OK and similarly, "This painting is after Picasso."
And an easy one, "After you."

R: A few more, "day after day"
"time after time"

C: And finally, "after finishing my homework"
And the last one, "after the class is over"

(10:58)
C: Good job!
R: Fantastic work, guys.

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◆ Ending
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(14:17)
O: Hey guys, the phrase "look after oneself" is really interesting, isn’t it?
C: Yeah, here is an example, you know, "Your medaka can look after themselves if they have an automatic feeder."
O: No, they need TLC, tender loving care.
R: Uh, I think it's you that needs their TLC. Onishi-sensei can't look after himself.

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★ be good at と be good with の違い

【be good at の後ろにくるもの】
スポーツ、楽器、専門的なスキル(writing, designなど)、科目
I'm good at English. (私は英語が得意)
He's good at soccer. (彼はサッカーが上手)
She's good at drawing. (彼女は絵を描くのが得意)

【be good with の後にくるもの】
人やもの(を扱うのが上手)
I'm good with kids. (子どもを扱うのが上手)
She's good with her hands. (彼女は手先が器用)
He's good with computers. (彼はPCに強い)

参考サイト
https://www.aeonet.co.jp/school/kanto/kanagawa/1415/blog/2020/11/030684.html

★ 似ている take after
「…に似ている」という意味で使われる。ただし、使えるのは家族や親戚など血縁関係にある人だけ。遺伝的に受け継いでようなときに使われる。

他の「似ている」といいたいときに使う表現
・look like 似ている
・look alike うりふたつ、そっくりさん


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ラジオ英会話 Lesson 109  Thursday, September 1

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◆ Opening
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(0:15)
R: Hey everyone, Akino Roza here. Ready for today's lesson?
C: Sure, I am, Roza. Chris McVay here. But before that, I'd love an iced café latte.

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◆ Feel English / Practice
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(9:20)
C: Hi guys, it's practice time with me and Roza. Here we go. Today we are looking at "along." The image here is movement, following some kind of physical or imaginary line. So, with that in mind, let's practice together.
(9:36)
R: And remember, think only in English.
(9:39)
C: Here we go, "walk along the beach.”
(9:45)
So, we can see this beach stretching out in front of us and we follow that.
And similarly, "walk along the street."
(9:55)
R: A couple more, "You can find it along the street."
"You can find it along the way."
(10:08)
C: OK, here is another couple, "Move along."
"Come along."
"Take an umbrella along."

(10:23)
R: And our last couple of examples, "get along with ~"
"get along well with ~"
"You knew all along who did it, didn't you?"

(10:41)
C: OK. Good job!
R: You're doing great!

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◆ Ending
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(14:20)
O: Hey Chris, you produce so many "sampo" examples.
Why is that?
C: Well, if I do, the reason is clear. It's because it helps our listeners relax.
R: I thought it was because you're just romantic at heart.
C: That, too.

(at heart 心から、本心は)


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ラジオ英会話 Lesson 105  Friday, September 2

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◆ Opening
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(0:15)
R: Hey everyone, Akino Roza here.
Ready for today's review? Let's go.

C: Hi guys. Chris McVay here. Roza?
R: Yes?

C: No comment about my ... you know, wonderful condition?
R: Oh, I'm sorry. Chris, you are doing great today as well.
C: It's OK, I don't believe you. So, let's just start.

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◆ Ending
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(14:16)
R: So, you guys go to the gym, right?
O: Yeah, actually, I go there three times a week.
R: Wow!
C: Hmm... Well, I actually don't like it, but I go there eight times a week.
R&O: That's a lie.

遠山顕の英会話入門  夏号 Dialog 4

遠山顕の英会話入門  夏号 Dialog 4

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Challenge!
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(1-31)
K: Carolyn, are you ready five times in one breath?
C: Oh, yeah. I like doing these ones.
K: Oh, yeah.
J: Same here.
K: All right. Let's hear it.

K: That was good.
C: Thank you.

C: All right.
K: I thought they did a good job.
CJ: Same here.
K: Great.

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Choose the Right One!
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(1-32)
ダイアログが終わったところから
J: Well, my answer, "over the Ohio River." Umm... seems like it might be a little dangerous.
C: Yeah, I was thinking how interesting.
K: Oh, yes.
J: Seems like somebody is going to get wet.
K: So, it seems like you are living on a bridge or something.
J: ... or a raft or...
K: Oh, my goodness.

(raft いかだ)

J: Carolyn, how about you?
C: Well, my answer sounds a little bit safer. No. 2 was "upstairs." And well,... it's not nearly as dangerous as No. 1. That's for sure.
J: No.
K: Yeah, remember, the realter says, "Let me show you the upstairs." And they go upstairs then they see master bedroom blah, blah, blah...
C: Good listening there. So, what about yours, No. 3, Ken?

K: Uh... No. 3, "next to the entryway." I don't think so. They need to go upstairs first .... to find the answer.
All: So, the right answer is...
C: No. 2, upstairs.

J: Outstanding!
C: Great!
K: Really good.

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Write It!
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(1-33)
◆ 彼らは……が大変気に入りました
C: So, it sounds like it's almost in the past tense in the Japanese?
K: Yeah, it seems like.
C: Well, in English, I'll recommend using the present tense, because it's state that they are currently in. So, I would recommend writing "They love 何々."

◆ それはすべての条件を満たしています
J: Well, we can use the phrase straight out of the dialog.
K: OK.
J: It checks all the boxes. "It" meaning the house obviously, but "It checks the all boxes."

C: All right. You sure did well.
J: We know they did.
K: Yeah, yeah, great.

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Ending
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K: You know, it sounds like they found a nice home.
J: Yeah! Their search for the perfect house is over.
K: Great!
C: Um... I hate to be a wet blanket; I hope they won't have any competition.
J: Well, what if they do have some competition?
C: Woo... how will the story end?
J: With the smile or teas?
K: Well, all these questions will be answered in ...
All: Dialog 5.
C: I think it's going to end happily.
J: I hope so. How will it end, Ken?
K: No comment.
J: Ohhh..
C: Booo...
K: Yeah, I boo myself, my goodness.
J: Keep us in suspense.

ラジオ英会話 8/22 - 8/26, 2022

ラジオ英会話 Lesson 96  Monday, August 22

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◆ Opening
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(0:21)
R: Phew! Well, I'm glad that's over. Hey, guys, Akino Roza here.
C: Chris McVay here. Let's get started.

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◆ Feel English / Practice
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(9:17)
C: OK guys, it's time to practice. We're starting practicing the word "over." We'll be looking at a variety of usages, but today let's stick with the basic image of a bridge or an arch. Get that right in front of your head as we practice these sentences. Are you ready?

R: And think in English. OK guys?

(9:37)
C: Great advice, Roza. Here we go, "over the entrance"
"over the fireplace"
"over 40"
(9:52)
C: Can you feel the arch there? "over 75 mph (miles per hour)"

(10:00)
R: Continuing on, "Chris will come over for dinner today."
(10:08)
R: You can feel the distance in that one, right? "Chris will come over for dinner today."

(10:16)
C: OK, and here is another one, "He got over his breakup with Masami."
(10:25)
C: You can imagine here the arch from the moment of the breakup where he feels terrible to now and he is over it. So, with that feeling in mind, once more together, "He got over his breakup with Masami."

(10:41)
R: And the last couple of examples, "look over the report."
"turn over the page"

(10:53)
R: Great job guys.
C: Excellent! Well done.

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◆ Ending
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(14:24)
O: Hey, guys, what do you do when you want to get over a breakup?
R: Well, I’ll spend time with my good friends or horses. I mean you have to do something fun, right?
C: Well, I have no idea because I've never experienced the breakup.


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ラジオ英会話 Lesson 97  Tuesday, August 23

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◆ Opening
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(0:17)
R: Akino Roza here.
C: Well, on a different note, I have to tell our listeners a secret that I have a million-dollar view here in the studio of Roza. Slightly spoiled by the view of Onishi-sensei. Anyway, let's get started.

(on a different note それはそうと、話は変わりますが)
(spoil by the view 目障りになる、眺望を台無しにする)

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◆ Feel English / Practice
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(9:41)
C: OK guys. It's practice time. And once again, we are looking at the preposition "over." Now I want you to keep the basic image we already talked about of an arch or a bridge, but then you will see how it naturally leads to the meaning of cover and also of rolling.

So, let’s look at some of those examples.
Here we go, "Soon, we'll be able to look over Hakodate City at night."

(10:13)
Here, I want you to imagine this arch but covering, moving all over Hakodate City from one end to the next.

(from one end to the next 端から次へ)

(10:21)
Here we go, once more, "Soon, we'll be able to look over Hakodate City at night."

(10:31)
R: And here are some more examples, "all over the world."
"over the weekend"
And one more, "Let's talk over a cup of coffee."

(10:49)
C: OK, now let's focus on this rolling image, over and over and over like, "roll over."
"over again"
"go over"
And the last one, "think it over."
You don't just think for one second, hmm … it's there in your mind … hmm … thinking, thinking, thinking, so, the image of rolling is clear, "think it over."

(11:19)
C: Well done guys. Great.
R: Fantastic!

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◆ Ending
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(14:26)
O: Hey, Roza, what would you say if I said, "Let me put my jacket over you."
C: Oh, you've become a British gentleman all of a sudden, eh?
R: Well, in that case, I would say, "Oh, you are so very kind, but no thank you."


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ラジオ英会話 Lesson 98  Wednesday, August 24

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◆ Opening
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(0:25)
R: Hey, guys, this is Akino Roza. Hey, Chris, how about going over to Big West Coffee after this recording is over?
C: Sounds great. I'm all for it. Chris McVay here.

(I'm all for it. 大賛成)

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◆ Feel English / Practice
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(9:09)
C: Hey, guys, it's practice time again. Today is our last practice of the preposition "over." And this time, I still want you to keep the same image of an arch or a bridge, but now we are going to move to the meaning of finished.
(9:23)
So, you can imagine crossing the bridge, now the bridge is behind you. It's gone, off you go. So, that image, keep that in mind as we practice today.

(9:32)
R: And remember, think in English.
(9:34)
C: OK, let's start, "It's over. Forget her."
(9:42)
C: There was the start of the relationship, the relationship keeps going and then, over the bridge, finished. "It's over. Forget her."

(9:53)
R: Next example, "There is no use crying over spilt milk."
(10:02)
R: Here, instead of the relationship in the previous example, we're talking about spilt milk, so we are going over that, right?

R: Let's try again with that in mind, "There is no use crying over spilt milk."

(10:19)
C: It's a nice proverb for our listeners to remember, right?
R: Hmm…
C: OK, here we go, the last lot.
"over 40"
"get over ~"
"all over the place"
"think it over"

(10:40)
R: That was great, guys.
C: Keep practicing them.

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◆ Ending
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(14:19)
O: Hey guys, nobody believes I'm over 40.
R: I know with the way you act sometimes I swear you're 12 years old.
C: And you know what, the last time I was in the States, I went to a bar, and they asked me to show them some ID.


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ラジオ英会話 Lesson 99  Thursday, August 25

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◆ Opening
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(0:28)
R: Akino Roza here.
C: Chris McVay here. Yeah, that's what keeps me healthy. Let's get started.

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◆ Feel English / Practice
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(9:36)
C: OK guys, it's practice time. And today we are looking at "above." Now many students or many learners confuse this with the word "over," which we've already done, but it's quite different.

Here, we're comparing two positions or levels and we use "above" to describe the higher position or level. So, bear all that in mind as we practice.

(bear all that in mind それを全部念頭に置いて)

Here we go, "above sea level"
"above $100"
"above average"
and "above the speed limit"

(10:18)
In all these, it's easy to see one level and its higher, so that's why we use "above."

R: Continuing on, "He is above me in this company."
One more time, "He is above me in this company."

C: "Above all, relax and enjoy yourself."
"Above all else, relax and enjoy yourself."

(10:52)
So, as you can see here, we use "above" because relaxing and enjoying yourself is the most important thing.

R: And the last two, "above suspicion."
(11:04)
So, there's suspicion and you are above it, suspicion doesn't apply.
And the same thing in the next example, "He's above stealing."

(11:16)
R: You guys did a great job.
C: Well done.

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◆ Ending
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(14:28)
R: Something is appearing above your head.
O: Oh, really? I hope it's not a halo.
C: Well, I'm above bad-mouthing people. So, no comment.

(halo ヘイロウ、ヘイロー - 光の輪が現れる大気光学現象、天使の輪)
(bad-mouthing 口の悪い、不忠実な、人の悪口を言う)


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ラジオ英会話 Lesson 100  Friday, August 26

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◆ Opening
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(0:17)
R: Hey, everyone, Akino Roza here. Welcome to Friday's review.
C: Hi, guys, welcome to lesson 100. Can you believe it?
R: Whoosh-whoosh!
O: Whoosh! Whoosh-whoosh!
C: Let's keep practicing. Chris McVay here.

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◆ Ending
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(14:11)
O: Hey, guys, what's your favorite saying?
R: Hmm... I think I have to say my favorite saying is 一石二鳥.
C: Hmm, that's a good one.
R: What about you, Chris?
C: I think I would choose, "Where there is a will, there is a way."
R: Oh, nice one.

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【前向きになれる proverbs, sayings】
The sky is the limit. (果てしなく続く空。可能性は無限だ。)
Believe in yourself. (自分のことを信じて。)
Rome wasn’t built in a day. (ローマは一日にしてならず。)
Have a dream. (夢を持とう。)
Look at the bright side. (明るい面を見よう。)
Nothing ventured, nothing gained. (やってみなきゃわからないだろう。)
Don’t be afraid of making mistakes. Learn from your mistakes.
(間違うことを恐れないで。間違いから学べばいいのです。)
Every cloud has a silver lining. (逆境の中にも希望の光がある。)
You are right on the track. (あなたは正しい道の上にいる。)
Things are looking up. (状況は好転している。)
It is never too late to start. (学ぶのに遅すぎるということはない。)
Be proud of yourself. (自分を誇りに思いなさい。)

ラジオ英会話 8/15 - 8/19, 2022

ラジオ英会話 Lesson 91  Monday, August 15

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◆ Opening
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(0:18)
R: Hey, everyone, this is Akino Roza.
C: Hi, guys, Chris McVay here. Roza, for me, it was a life-changing experience.
R: I bet.

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◆ Feel English / Practice
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(9:50)
C: OK guys, are you ready for our final practice with "on"? This time the main image I want you to bear in mind is "pressure." "On" is used to give pressure to a specific target, so シュー、ボン!on to that thing. OK? So, with that in mind, let's practice together.

(bear in mind 心に留める)

Here we go, "effect on ~"
"influence on ~"
"emphasis on ~"

(10:22)
R: Let's continue, "get on my nerves"
"put pressure on ~"
"begin to tell on me"

(10:37)
C: Next one, "We need to concentrate on our future."
(10:45)
R: And a last few, "She hung up on me."
"He cheated on me."
"You called the police on me!"

(11:00)
C: Well done, guys.
R: Excellent work.

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◆ Ending
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(10:38)
O: Hey, guys, what gets on your nerves most?
R: Hey, Chris, you're ready?
RC: You!


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ラジオ英会話 Lesson 92  Tuesday, August 16

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(0:17)
C: Hi, guys, Chris McVay here. You know, you are so smart, Roza.
R: Oh, thank you Chris. Wait a minute. Don't you dare say you're ...
C: ... just practicing.
R: Oh... Hey, guys, Akino Roza here. Let's get started, shall we?

(Don't you dare ~しないでよ)

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◆ Feel English / Practice
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(9:07)
C: OK guys, it's practice time. So now, we've got a new preposition. It's "in."
And it's just as commonly used as "on."
The basic image here, we're gonna (going to) start with the most basic image of a container.
(9:21)
So, with that image of container in mind, let's get started with the practice.
"in the room"

(9:31)
Right. It's very easy to imagine. This is a container, right, with four walls around you.
There you are in the middle of the room. So, here we go.
(9:40)
"in the building"
"in Urawa"
"in Japan"
"in the situation"
"in a friendly atmosphere"

(9:58)
Even this example, you feel surrounded by the atmosphere of where you are. OK, so the image of container fits pretty well here too.
"in the dark"
"in the morning"
"in April"
"in 2022"
"in the 21st century"

(10:27)
R: Let's practice a couple more expressions. Here, although they are clothes and accessories, they're still a type of container. So, keep that in mind, "Look at the guy in the blue jacket."
"Look at the guy in the T-shirt."
"Look at the guy in pajamas."
"Look at the guy in the hat."
"Look at the guy in dark glasses."

(in pajamas パジャマ姿の)
(in glasses 眼鏡をかけている)

(11:03)
C: OK, and the last one, a romantic one, "I'm in love with you."
You are surrounded by this love, love, love atmosphere and you are in the middle of it. Ohhh…, what a lovely container, Roza?
R: [giggling]
C: So, once more with the last one there, "I'm in love with you."

(11:26)
C: Brilliant!
R: Great job.

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(14:30)
R: Sensei, who is that woman in the shocking pink dress?
O: Ah, of course, she is 林家パー子さん
C: Uh!?
R: Uh!?
O: She is so famous.


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ラジオ英会話 Lesson 93  Wednesday, August 17

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◆ Opening
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(0:22)
C: Chris McVay here. I think we'd better start as soon as possible.
R: Hey, everyone, Akino Roza here. I've gotten used to not understanding Onishi-sensei's openings.

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◆ Feel English / Practice
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(9:43)
C: OK, it's practice time. So, we're continuing with the preposition "in."
Now, "in" does not only refer to uh... an easy to imagine physical container.
It's also used for a more figurative type of container where you feel surrounded by something.
So, with that in mind, let's practice together.

(figurative 比喩的な)

(10:03)
R: And remember, think in...
RC: ...English!

(10:06)
C: OK, here we go, "I put in too much salt last time."
Once more, "I put in too much salt last time."
(10:22)
R: Here are some more short examples, "in my opinion"
"interested in math"
"speak in English"
(10:37)
I always tell you guys to think in English, right?
Continuing on, "rich in culture"
"vary in size"

(10:49)
C: OK, a few more, "apply in writing"
"You can write answers in pen or pencil."
"I've been looking forward to seeing you in person."

(11:12)
R: And a last few, "Do you want to eat in?"
"She's never in when I phone her."
"Bright colors are in this year."

(11:30)
C: Well done, guys.
R: Great job.

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◆ Ending
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(14:43)
C: But you'll get a lot of vitamin C.
O: Right.


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ラジオ英会話 Lesson 94  Thursday, August 18

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◆ Opening
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(0:16)
R: Hey, everyone, Roza Akino here.
C: Hi, guys, Chris McVay here. I have no idea how to react to that. So, the only thing to do is -- get started.

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◆ Feel English / Practice
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(10:26)
C: OK, practice time again. Here we go. Now, there's no special new image I'm going to give you today. It's the same old image of container.

Look at these expressions and try and figure out how they match the image of container. OK? So, do a lot of deep thinking here.

(10:45)
R: And remember, do your deep thinking in English.

C: Here we go, "hand in your assignments"
"fill in this questionnaire"
"believe in you"
"break in"

(11:08)
R: Here are some more, "We'll never give in."
"The rainy season has set in."

(11:19)
C: And a few more, "in time"
"on time"
"at times"

(11:30)
R: And our last example. Be sure to get this one done because you'll need to use it a lot.
"See you in 30 minutes."
One more time, "See you in 30 minutes."

(11:47)
C: Well done, guys.
R: Fantastic!

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(14:31)
O: Hey, listeners, I'll see you in 24 hours.


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ラジオ英会話 Lesson 95  Friday, August 19

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◆ Opening
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(0:15)
R: Hello, everyone, this is Chris McVay. Just kidding. This is Akino Roza.
C: The real Chris McVay here with a much sexier voice. Anyway, it's review time. Let's get started.

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(14:10)
O: Hey, guys, both of you are sometimes late for our recording.
C: Well, it's never my fault. It's always the train line.
R: Well, it's not my fault either. I bashed my knee into the wall today.

(bashed ひどく打つ、激しくぶつける to hit hard)