Lesson 206 if 節を使った仮定法: 過去の状況について仮定法を使う
Laura: Hi, Taku. You look a little stressed out.
Taku: Do I? Well, I'm confused at this email reply from my foreign client.
Laura: Can I take a look? OK, this person seems to be upset with you. Can I see the original email you sent her?
Taku: Yes, it's below the reply.
Laura: Oh, I see the problem. The original email you wrote is a little rude. If you had asked me, I would have helped you.
Taku: I wrote it too quickly. Can I ask you to write the next email to her?
Laura: Sure, Taku. Let's talk about the details first, and then I'll write a draft.
Taku: Thanks, Laura.
Lesson 207 過去の仮定・現在の帰結
Alice: Hi, Dan. How did the entrance exam go?
Dan: Don’t ask!
Alice: That bad, huh?
Dan: Yeah, it was a disaster. I’m sure I’ve failed miserably. My parents are going to be really angry with me.
Alice: Ha ha! Why am I not surprised! If you had followed my advice, you wouldn’t be in such trouble now.
Dan: I know. You gave me great advice on how to prepare for the exam, but I kept putting off studying, so in the end I barely did any preparation.
Alice: Well, you’ll just have to study really hard and try for another university. I’ll help you if you like.
Dan: That would be wonderful. Thanks a lot, Alice.
Lesson 208 wish を使った仮定法
Tessa: What happened with you and Daisy yesterday? She was upset with you after the club meeting.
Hugo: Oh, I don’t know. I guess she thinks I don’t take my club responsibilities seriously enough.
Tessa: Don’t you?
Hugo: I think I do, but she has a different opinion.
Tessa: Did you talk to her after that?
Hugo: No, I sent her an angry email message. I wish I had been kinder to her. Now she isn’t talking to me.
Tessa: Well, I’m sure everything will be all right. You know what they say. Time heals all wounds.
Hugo: I hope so.
Lesson 209 if 節を伴わない仮定法①
Todd: Hi, Kara. Can I ask you something?
Kara: Sure, if it’s not too personal. What’s up?
Todd: I’m having some trouble with my roommate.
Kara: What happened?
Todd: He says he can’t pay his rent for this month, so he’s asking me to pay the entire rent. I don’t know what to do. In my place, what would you do?
Kara: That’s a tough one. I’ve never had a roommate who didn’t pay the rent. Mmm... Maybe you can pay the rent this month, and make sure he pays you back next month.
Todd: That’s a good idea. I think I’ll try that.
PRACTICAL CHALLENGE! ～実践チャレンジ～
僕なら「何？ 最初のデートで彼女をゲームセンターに？ 女性とのつきあい方を君にアドバイスしておけばよかったなぁ。でも遅くはないよ。いいレストランの席を彼女のために予約すれば？」くらいでしょうか。
video arcade : ゲームセンター
on the first date : 最初のデートで
how to treat girls : 女性とのつきあい方