Lesson 211 if 節を伴わない仮定法②
Tammy: So many people are here today. You look funny in a graduation cap and gown.
Greg: Thanks. You look funny, too. Look at this program. It says "Commencement Exercises," not "Graduations Ceremony."
Tammy: Yes, it’s a more formal way of saying the same thing.
Greg: Why is it called "commencement"?
Tammy: "Commencement" means starting something. So, our graduation is the start of our adult lives, not just the end of our college days.
Greg: Yes, I’m looking forward to starting my career in the real world. And I really have to thank my parents. Without their support, I couldn’t have graduated.
Lesson 212 仮定法プラス倒置
Charlie: Hi, Mayuri. You look a bit down. Is anything wrong?
Mayuri: Hi, Charlie. It’s my boyfriend. Recently, he’s been behaving strangely.
Charlie: How do you mean?
Mayuri: Well, for example, he cancels our date at the last minute with some lame excuse. And when we do get together, he seems more interested in his cell phone than me.
Charlie: Mmm... That’s not good at all. You know, we’re I your boyfriend, I would treat you much better.
Mayuri: Oh, that’s very sweet of you to say so, Charlie.
Charlie: I mean it! So why don’t you ditch him and be my girlfriend?
Lesson 213 it の意味と機能
Ms. Evans: So, Tim, I’ve just finished reading your paper.
Tim: Oh, thank you Ms. Evans. I put a lot of effort into it, so I hope it’s OK.
Ms. Evans: Actually, it’s not OK.
Tim: Really? Why not?
Ms. Evans: Well, at least 60% is plagiarized. I told you clearly that you cannot copy another person’s writing. You must use your own words.
Tim: I’m really sorry. I’ve been very busy lately with my part-time job. It’s won’t happen again. I promise.
Ms. Evans: I certainly hope not. In any case, you have to rewrite this paper by Friday. Understood?
Tim: Absolutely. Thank you for giving me another chance.
Lesson 214 天候・距離・時間の it
Anabelle: Barry, let's stop for a second. I think we're lost.
Barry: OK, let me check. It's good that smartphones come with a GPS, right? Without them, we'd easily get lost.
Anabelle: Yeah, we're lucky. So, which way is the station?
Barry: That way. It's five kilometers from here to the station. We should walk fast because it looks like it's going to rain.
Anabelle: OK. I hope they have a restaurant near the station because I'm getting hungry.
Barry: Yeah, me too. I'm in the mood for a big bowl of curry and rice.
Anabelle: You always eat that on these hiking trips.
Barry: well, after all this exercise, my body craves spices.
PRACTICAL CHALLENGE! ～実践チャレンジ～
appreciate : 感謝する