ラジオ英会話 2019/3/14 L229 subject
14 木 Lesson229 主語拡張
Hi, everyone. Chris McVay here. Look, why do I always come after you two guys? It’s so tough to find a good greeting, then.

Here you are, Lyla! Look. I baked a carrot cake.
It looks good, Christian, but look at the mess in the kitchen. Cleaning up after you is not my job.
I need to use a lot of cups and bowls when I bake.
Can’t you clean up as you go along.
I’ll wash the dishes in a few minutes. I still need to make the cream cheese frosting.
So you’re going to make more of a mess?
Yes, sorry. But anyway, have a slice of the cake and tell me what you think, OK?

Cleaning up after you is not my job.
So, what’s the image of after here?
Well, you know, it’s basically the image of following someone, someone in front of you makes some mess. You’re following a new clean up the mess. Someone makes more mess, you follow clean up the mess again. Following, right, Rosa?
Yeah, it’s just like it says cleaning up after you.

Cleaning up after you is not my job.
Why is the ing form, “cleaning up after you” used here?
Well, the ing form really focuses on the reality of the situation. It’s as if you are there cleaning, cleaning
That’s right. It gives a vivid, lively image of the situation.

carrot cake キャロット(ニンジン)ケーキ
mess 散らかった状態
as you go along(作業などを)しながら
in a few minutes 数分後に
frosting(ケーキの飾りに使われる)フロスティング、デコレーション用の砂糖衣
anyway ともかく
a slice of - 一枚の

Cleaning up after you is not my job.
あなたの後ろをついていって掃除して回るのは、私の仕事ではありません。

To make friends is not so easy.
友達を作るのはそれほど楽なことじゃない。to不定詞
That she was lying was obvious.
彼女がうそをついていたことは明白だった。that節
Whether you like it or not isn’t important。
あなたがそれを好きかどうかは重要ではない。whether節
Why she quit such a good job is beyond me.
なぜ彼女がそんないい仕事を辞めたのか分からない。 wh節
Under the doormat must be the stupidest place to leave a key。
ドアマットの下というのは鍵を置いておくには最もバカげた場所にちがいない。 前置詞句

1). 引っ越しはストレスになることがある。
2). 道を歩きながら携帯電話を使うのは危険です。
3). 彼女が僕とメールで別れたのには、本当にショックを受けたよ。
break up with -, shock

That’s right. I mean, once again, we’ve said it so many times, but focus on the systematic nature of English. Follow the order. Follow the patterns. And your English will come out of your mouth so smoothly.
And remember -.

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1). Moving house can be stressful.
2). To use a cell phone while walking along the street is dangerous.
3). That she broke up with me by email really shocked me.

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