Lesson 181 関係代名詞節による修飾はジグソーパズル
Ross: Hi, nice weather we’re having.
Aoi: Huh? Oh, yeah, it’s not so cold today.
Ross: So, do you come here often?
Aoi: Yeah, I come here almost every day.
Ross: Really? So do I. It’s funny that I never noticed you before such a beautiful young lady as yourself.
Aoi: Well, thanks.
Ross: The guy making the coffee is kind of weird, though. I was telling him that he was too slow, and he said I needed to be more patient. Can you imagine the nerve?
Aoi: The guy you were talking to is my boyfriend.
Ross: Oh, I see. Well, enjoy your day.
Lesson 182 組み合わせ感覚を鍛えよう
Gillian: Look at all these new cars. Some of the designs are so futuristic-looking.
Merton: I know, but these are concept cars. The car I want to get is user-friendly. It can park itself.
Gillian: Oh, that's feature that I need. I'm terrible at parallel parking.
Merton: I haven't owned a car in over twenty years. I have been using public transportation all that time.
Gillian: Did you forget how to drive?
Merton: Almost. When I rented a car, I didn't even know how to turn on the engine. Things have changed a lot.
Gillian: They sure have.
Lesson 183 関係代名詞 that ① that の感覚
Mom: Takeru, you got a lot of money from your relatives on New Year’s, didn’t you?
Takeru: Compared to last year, it was about the same.
Mom: Really? Show me how much you’ve got. I want to save your money as usual, so you don’t waste it on silly things.
Takeru: OK, here you go, Mom.
Mom: Is this all?
Takeru: This is everything that I have.
Mom: Are you sure? You usually get more than this.
Takeru: Yes, I already spent some on a new video game.
Mom: What? You should have asked me first.
Takeru: Sorry, Mom.
Lesson 184 関係代名詞 that ② 省略が出来ないケース
Kazuki: Did you hear someone in the apartment building singing late last night?
Chie: Yes, I think I heard a woman singing “Yesterday Once More” by the Carpenters. She was very good. But it was kind of loud.
Kazuki: The woman that lives next door is an English teacher. Maybe it was her practicing her pronunciation.
Chie: Oh, that’s possible. It’s very easy to understand each word of the Carpenters’ songs. That’s good for students studying English.
Kazuki: I agree, but I couldn’t sleep very well last night. Maybe we can ask her to go to karaoke with us someday.
Chie: That’s a good idea.
PRACTICAL CHALLENGE! ～実践チャレンジ～
traditional : 伝統的な
research : 研究