Lesson Lesson 151 受動態⑦ 伝達系・思考系の受動態
Jessica: Professor Peacock! How was your trip to Egypt?
Peacock: It was absolutely fantastic. I also traveled to the city of Jericho.
Jessica: Oh, Jericho! It’s mentioned in the Bible. I didn’t know that it still existed.
Peacock: Yes, Jericho is said to be the oldest city in the world. The history of the place goes back at least 11,000 years.
Jessica: Wow, I had no idea! Did you take lots of pictures?
Peacock: Yes, I think I have enough photos and material for my next book.
Jessica: I’m really looking forward to reading it, Professor. You’re such a great writer.
Peacock: Well, thank you very much, Jessica. I’ll try not to disappoint you.
Lesson 152 受動態⑧ 受動態の使いどころ
Momo: Mr. Smith, I’m worried about my English pronunciation. It’s nowhere near good enough!
Mr. Smith: Huh? Your pronunciation is excellent, Momo.
Momo: But I want it to be perfect, just like a native speaker.
Mr. Smith: But you know, English is spoken in many different countries, and the native speakers of each country have their own distinctive accent.
Momo: So you’re saying that there is no single model of perfect English pronunciation?
Mr. Smith: That’s right. And even within a country, like England or the United States, people speak with very different accents. So you should relax!
Momo: OK, I’ll stop worrying about perfect pronunciation and focus on enjoying speaking English.
Lesson 153 文の中の小さな文：節① that 節（主語位置）
Inspector: I have some good news for you, Ms. Marlow. We are in the process of questioning a young man, who is the main suspect in your gallery theft.
Ms. Marlow: Who is he?
Inspector: I can’t tell you the name, but he seems to be an art student .
Ms. Marlow: So, have you found the missing Picasso painting?
Inspector: No, we haven’t located it yet. Actually, the suspect hasn’t given us much information yet, but that he is hiding something is plain to see.
Ms. Marlow: Well, I hope you find out where the Picasso is. It’s our gallery’s most valuable painting.
Lesson 154 文の中の小さな文：節② that 節（リポート文・説明語句の位置）
Dad: Jenna, how long have you been dating Brian?
Jenna: Oh, about two years. Why?
Dad: Is he serious about you?
Jenna: He told me that he doesn't want to lose me.
Dad: Well, that’s good to hear. He has a good job, doesn’t he?
Jenna: Yes, he just got a promotion.
Dad: Hmm. Maybe it’s about time that you two made a decision.
Jenna: You mean, like, about getting married?
Dad: Yes. Your mother and I will be happy if you talk it over with Brian. It might be the right time.
PRACTICAL CHALLENGE! ～実践チャレンジ～
promising : 有望な
have in mind : 目星をつけている、心当たりがある