ラジオ英会話 2018/10/5 I want to become fluent in English.
5 金 Lesson125 今週のREVIEW
Hey, everyone. Rosa Akino here. This week’s lessons are not so easy. But, hey, we’re here to go over all, guys. Right, Chris?
Yeah, that’s right, Rosa. Hi, everyone. I’m Chris McVay. Now we’re gonna go over everything again. And pay attention to those native speakers’ nuances, Okay? They’re very important.

-今週のREVIEW REVIEW
All right, everyone. Let’s start out by listening to Monday’s dialog.
-MONDAY Lesson 121
Hi, Masato. You’re having lunch by yourself today?
Since I came to this school, I’ve always had lunch alone. To make new friends is not so easy.
Yes, that’s true. It takes time to make new friends.
What can I do, Ms. Irving?
How about joining our book club?
Oh, I don’t like reading very much.
No problem. We watch a lot of movies as well.
That sounds fun
There’s a meeting at 4:00 today. Why don’t you join us?
OK. Thanks, Ms. Irving. I’ll be there.

-To make hew friends is not so easy.
新しい友達を作るのはそれほど簡単なことではない。
It takes time to make new friends.
新しい友達を作るのは時間がかかるんだよ。

Moving on Tuesday’s dialog.
-TUESDAY Lesson 122
Bob, I want to become fluent in English.
But you’re already pretty fluent in English.
No, no, no. I make lots of mistakes.
But listen, Nana. We can learn a lot from our mistakes.
OK, but I still want to become even better at speaking. Any advice?
Well, spend at least an hour just speaking in English every day. Don’t use any Japanese. And I recommend listening to English radio programs and news.
English radio programs?
Yes. Actually, I also need to listen to more of them. My English isn’t so good these days.

I want to become fluent in English.
私は英語が流暢になりたい。

Next step. It’s Wednesday’s dialog.
-WEDNESDAY Lesson 123
This medical lab is amazing. It’s so high-tech and clean. I want to work in a place like this someday.
Well, when you’re an adult, this place will look old-fashioned. Do you have a goal for the future, Maki?
Yes, my goal is to find a cure for cancer.
Wonderful.
Do you have any advice for young people who want to be a doctor?
Always think about the patients first. That’s the most important thing.
I see. That’s an excellent point. Thank you for the tour of your medical lab, Dr. Cheng. You really inspired me.
You inspired me, Maki.

My goal is to find a cure for cancer.
私の目標はがんの治療法を見つけることです。

Let’s move on to Thursday’s dialog.
-THURSDAY Lesson 124
We’re going to the picnic next Monday, right? I can’t wait!
Yeah… I’m really looking forward to it.
It doesn’t sound like it. What’s wrong?
To tell you the truth, I might not be able to go because I have a problem with my car.
I see. So do you need someone to give you a ride?
Er… that’s right
Well, don’t worry. Let’s go together. I’ll pick you up around 11:30, OK?
Are you sure? I don’t want to trouble you.
No problem at all. What are friends for?

Do you need someone to give you a ride?
誰か車に乗せてくれる人が必要なの?

PRACTICAL CHALLENGE〜実践チャレンジ!
So today’s practical challenge is a little bit long. But remember, just go at your speed, and do your best.
And also this week’s examples, I think you should focus on the balance. You know, goal to find a cue of cancer, someone to give you a ride. If you can get this balance, you’ll really appreciate the rhythm.of English.

「二度と遅刻しません」と約束してくれたのですが、今日も10分遅れで教室にやって来ました。車の運転士には時間に正確であることが要求されます。こんなことを続けていては夢を実現することはできませんよ」

promise not to – 〜しないと約束する
train driver 電車の運転士
require 要求する
punctuality 時間厳守、時間に正確であること、形容詞 punctual
realize your dream あなたの夢を実現する

Ready to hear my simple answer? Here I go.

SIMPLE ANSWER
You promised not to be late again, but look what’s happening. Your goal is to be a train driver, right? That job requires punctuality. If you go on like this, you won’t be able to get your dream job!


You promised not to be late again, but look what’s happening.
be late 遅刻する
promised not to –

If you go on like this, you won’t be able to get your dream job!
go on 続ける
like 〜のよう

二度と遅刻しないと約束したのに、これはどうしたことなのでしょう。あなたの目標は電車の運転士になることでしたね。その仕事では時間厳守が要求されるのです。こんな調子なら、あなたが目指す仕事に就くことはできませんよ!

Chris, your turn.
Okay, here is my version.

ADVANCED ANSWER
I can’t believe you’re late again, despite all your promises. And yet you say you want to be a train driver in the future. You know, to be punctual is an essential requirement of such a job. If you are to realize your dream, you’re going to have to change your ways!

COMMENTS
can’t believe 信じられない
despite 〜にもかかわらず 前置詞
and yet それなのに、それにもかかわらず
」と文をつなげます。
you know 特に意味がなく口癖で使う人もいますが、ここでは実質的な意味合いを持っています。「知ってのとおり、当たり前のことですが、念押しの意識
essential 本質的な、非常に重要な、欠くことのできない
requirement 要求されるもの・必要条件
be to – 意図 〜するつもり
If you are to realize your dream,
realize 実現する

再三約束をしたにもかかわらず、また遅刻するなんて信じられません。しかもあなたは将来電車の運転士になりたいなどと言っていますね。当たり前のことですが、時間厳守であることはそういった仕事には欠かすことができません。もし夢を実現するつもりならやり方を変えなくてはなりませんよ!


Well, everybody. Keep practicing with us, and you will surely realize your dream to become a fluent English speaker.
Hey, that’s pretty good. But I think everyone did such a great job today. Even though, we gave such a difficult challenge.



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