ラジオ英会話 2018/7/5 #ラジオ英会話 dictation
I can’t think anything. Hi, everyone. I’m Chris McVay. Here we go again, guys.
Where are you going for lunch?
Chris, Rosa, this sentence doesn’t express on going activities, right?
Then, what exactly does this sentence mean?
Well, this sentence refers to implies, some kind of plan, or an intention.
Yes, future plan.
So, “She is flying to Singapore” and “She is going to fly to Singapore.”, Chris, what’s the difference?
OK, let me talk about the first one. “She is flying to Singapore” implies a very fixed plan, in other words, the date has been decided, you’ve got the ticket, you’re definitely going. She is flying to Singapore on a particular date. Whereas “going to”, Rosa?
“going to” is more of the intention, but the plan is not so concrete yet.
Right, not necessarily have a ticket, not necessarily of the exact date, right?
Yes, exactly. not set a date.
Rosa, Chris, some listeners might find the difference between future expressions very complicated. Do you have any advice for them?
Well, first of all, don’t worry about it, so much. But the fact is that native speakers do use each of these ways of expressing the future. So if you can listen, re-listen, re-listen and try your best to grasp the nuances between each usage, and then you’ll become closer to a native speaker.
And also it’s very important not to get discouraged. Because even native speakers get confused with these different ways of expressing the future.
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