Lesson 141 過去分詞① 名詞の修飾
Celia: Have you heard the news?
Zach: No, what news?
Celia: Someone broke into Jason’s house last night.
Zach: Oh, that’s scary. Is he all right？
Celia: Yeah, he’s OK because he was away on a business trip.
Zach: Well, did the thief steal anything?
Celia: Yeah, but the things stolen were not so valuable.
Zach: What were they?
Celia: Three cups of yogurt that were in the refrigerator. Jason eats yogurt every morning.
Zach: A yogurt thief? How weird!
Celia: It really is.
Lesson 142 過去分詞② さまざまな修飾
Andrewa: Gina, you’re from San Francisco, right?
Ginah: I was born in a suburb of San Francisco, but I lived in the city center after I graduated from college.
Andrewa: It’s a big and exciting city, isn’t it?
Ginah: Well, compared to Tokyo, San Francisco is a small city. I think Tokyo has more places to see.
Andrewa: Tokyo is a convenient city, but sometimes I get tired of the crowds. And the weather can be extreame at times.
Ginah: San Francisco has a milder climate than Tokyo. But even in the summer it can get cold at night.
Lesson 143 受動態① 受動態の基本
Kevin: I hear you had a wonderful time in Mexico.
Barbara: Yes, it was a fabulous trip.
Kevin: Where exactly did you go?
Barbara: We went to the Yucatan Peninsula. Would you like to see some photos?
Barbara: These are Mayan ruins. I’m very interested in Mayan culture.
Kevin: They’re amazing. Wow! Look at the color of the sea. And the sea turtles.
Barbara: Aren’t they beautiful? You can swim right next to them.
Kevin: I’d love to do that. Your photos are really high quality.
Barbara: Well, that’s because all the photos were taken by my boyfriend. He’s a professional photographer .
Kevin: Ah, that’s why.
Lesson 144 受動態② 受動態と時表現・助動詞
Anita: What’s your plan for New Year’s Eve?
Darren: Well, my wife and I have been invited to Hiro’s New Year’s Eve party.
Anita: Oh, really! He invited me, too. I hear he has invited over 150 people.
Darren: Wow, that’s a lot. I wonder why he’s going to hold such a big party.
Anita: He was impressed with a big New Year’s Eve party in New York when he went there five years ago. Since then, it’s been his dream to have a huge party with 500 people here in Japan someday.
Darren: Sounds like a movie!
PRACTICAL CHALLENGE! ～実践チャレンジ～
apartment : この部屋,世帯用の部屋
surrounded by : ～に囲まれている