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今回もESL Podcastからです
 
Listeningはなかなか一足飛びには上達しません。少しずつ毎日聞くことを心がけましょう
 
http://www.eslpod.com/website/index_new.html
 
 
ESL 520 - Getting Directions and Parking Instructions
 

 

Receptionist:  So the meeting is set for 2:00 on Thursday.  Do you know how to get to our offices?

Asha:  No, I don’t.  Could you give me directions?

Receptionist:  Certainly.  We’re located on Main Street.  The cross street is Udall.  If you’re taking the freeway, the best exit to take is Udall East.  Once you’re on Udall, head east for about two miles and when you reach the bend, veer right.  If you veer left, you’ll run into a dead end.  After you veer right, you’ll be on Monroe Avenue and it’s a one-way street.  Our building is on the right-hand side, past the light.  If you pass Elm Street, you’ve gone too far.

Asha:  Okay, I think I’ve got all that.  Is there parking available? 

Receptionist:  Unfortunately, there’s only street parking.  There is valet parking for the building next door, but they charge $12 and we don’t validate.  There are meters on the street and on the side streets, but you may need to circle the block a few times to find an available meter.

Asha:  All right, and thanks for the information.  I guess I need to leave early to have plenty of time to find the building and to find parking.

Receptionist:  I tell everybody to count on getting lost and having to hunt for parking. 

Asha:  Thanks for the heads up!

 

Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

 
 
 
set for
certainly
veer
valet
validate
hunt for
heads up
  

 

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ESL Podcastからです

 

Podcastで英語を聞くのはいいlisteningの練習になるのでお勧めです

まずは聞いてみましょう

 

http://www.eslpod.com/website/index_new.html

519 - Descibing Family Relations です

 

 

 

Eri:  What’s that?

James:  It’s an invitation to a family reunion.  Once every five years or so, someone in the family organizes one.

Eri:  Are you going?

James:  I’m not sure.  It’s always a little awkward seeing extended family.  Did you know that there used to be a big feud between my father and his brother?

 

Eri:  No, what happened?

 

James:  I’m not sure, but it was something that happened before they got married.  My father held a grudge for years.  Then, about eight years ago, they made up.  There’s still no love lost between their wives, but at least there are no hard feelings between the two of them any longer.

 

Eri:  So you’ll go to the reunion?

 

James:  I’m not sure.  My mother’s side of the family has always looked down on my father’s.  She comes from old money and they didn’t approve of her marrying my father.  It was really hard on my mother.  She really looked up to her mother and they were really close before my father came along.

 

Eri:  But that’s ancient history, isn’t it?  Considering how things turned out, your grandmother can’t hold it against your mother for marrying your father.

 

James:  You’ve never met my grandmother.  One thing everyone knows about her is this:  She doesn’t know the words to forgive and forget.

 

Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

 

 

reunion

feud

grudge

old money

come along

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ESL Podcastからです

 

 

Podcastで英語を聞くのはいいlisteningの練習になるのでお勧めです

まずは聞いてみてください

http://www.eslpod.com/website/index_new.html

 

518 - Learning Self-Defense です

 

Teacher:  Welcome, everybody, to this self-defense class.  Today, you’ll learn how to size up a situation and how to tell the difference between a harmless situation and a threatening one.  You’ll also begin to learn some hand-to-hand combat moves to defend yourselves.

Amy:  Oh, good.  I can’t wait to learn some martial arts so I can beat up anyone who tries anything.

Teacher:  Well, the best thing we can do in a dangerous situation is to avoid having to fight.  It’s not a good idea to confront someone pumped up on adrenaline.  If you can defuse the situation or run away, that would be the best strategy.

Amy:  All right, but if someone is harassing me, I want to be ready to do some damage.

Teacher:  I’m not sure if that’s the right mindset

Amy:  I always trust my instincts.  If my intuition tells me that someone may be dangerous, I want to get in the first punch. 

Teacher:  Whoa, that’s not the purpose of this class.  You’re here to learn defense, remember?

Amy:  Yes, but you know what they say:  The best defense is a good offense!

 

Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

 

 

 

size up

threaten

hand-to-hand combat

martial art

martial

someone pumped up on adrenaline

defuse

harass

mindset

instinct

intuition


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ESL Podcastからです
 
 
Podcastで英語を聞くのはいいlisteningの練習になるのでお勧めです
 
まずはDLして聞いてみましょう
ESL 517 - Watching Competitive Sports です
 
Bruno: Hey, what are you doing? Give me back that remote!
Tamara: The movie I want to watch is on right now. Do you mind?
Bruno: Of course I mind! I’m watching the playoffs. Can’t you see that?
Tamara: The playoffs? Oh, I’ll watch with you. 
Bruno: You? You don’t know anything about sports.
Tamara: It doesn’t matter. I always root for the underdogOur team will be victorious! Go team!Bruno: Fine, but I’m rooting for the other team. Let’s just watch the game, okay?
Tamara: Your team is going to get pounded. We will be the champions!
Bruno: Please, can I just watch this game in peace? I’ve been waiting for it all season.
Tamara: Oooh, somebody is a little testy. I think it’s because you know you’re backing a losing team. You can’t stand being on the losing side. Am I right? Your players are running scared already. I can tell.
Bruno: I’m just trying to follow the game. 
Tamara: Look at that! Your best player just choked. How could he have missed such an easy shot?Bruno: If you don’t be quiet, I’ll show you what it feels like to get choked!
 
Script by Dr. Lucy Tse
 
 
remote
playoff
root for
underdog
pound
in peace
testy
running scared
follow the game
choke
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昨日の続きです

Sea Shells by the Sea Shore

She sells sea Shells bu the seashore.
The shells she sells are surely seashells.
So if she sells shells on the seashore,
I'm sure she sells seashore shells.


Betty Botter

Better Botter had some butter,
"But" she said, "this butter's bitter.
If I bake this bitter butter,
it would make my batter bitter.
But a bit of better butter
that would make my batter better.

So she bought a bit of butter,
better than her bitter butter,
and she baked it in her batter,
and the batter was not bitter.
So t'was better Betty Bolter
bought a bit of better butter.


1文のverです

Three free throws.

Red lorry, yellow lorry.

Fifth, sixth, fifth, sixth.
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