ラジオ英会話 2018/6/6 #‎ラジオ英会話 dictation

Hey, everyone. It’s Rosa Akino here. It’s time for our English lesson. So get your pens and pencils, and get ready to write.
Hi, everyone. I’m Chris McVay. Yes, let’s do our best, once again today.

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Chris and Rosa, in “give me a call when you’re ready” the speaker is talking about a future event, yet she is using the present. Is it strange?

No, no.
Not at all.
Could you explain why?
That’s your job!
Right.

Rosa and Chris, how do you feel about my explanation?
Well, not bad.
Mmm, yeah.
Pretty good!
Yeah.
Pretty good.
We’re all joking. It was perfect. I mean the speaker is basically imagining of future’s situation as if it’s happening now. Therefore the present tense 現在形 is quite naturally used.
Rosa, how about you?
Your explanation was excellent.
Oh,
I couldn’t say better than myself.
Then, buy me an ice cream.
Oh
If you give me the money.
Yeah, Is he ever a good boy?
No, never. No.




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