Conversation Practice I Need Some Advice Pay attention to comparative forms
Model Dialogue A: I need some advice. Should I buy a used car or a new car? B: Hmm. That’s a difficult question. Used cars are CHEAPER than new cars. A: That’s true. B: On the other hand, new cars are MORE RELIABLE than used cars. I really don’t know what to tell you.
1 A: I need some advice. Should I buy a dog or a cat? B: Hmm. That’s a difficult question. Dogs are FRIENDLIER than cats. A: That’s true. B: On the other hand, cats are CLEANER than dogs. I really don’t know what to tell you.
10 は自由に考えてみましょ う e.g. go to Hokkaido or to Okinawa to visit Kinkaku-ji Temple or Ginkaku-ji Temple eat sushi or yakiniku wear sneakers or sandals wear glasses or contact lenses
Small Conversation ② Do you like music? What kind of music do you like best? jazz / rock’n’roll / rhythm and blues / reggae / rap / heavy metal / Japanese pop / enka / soul / fusion / classical music / ethnic music / new age / country / other Who’s your favorite singer or group?
Unit 103: D The sooner the better You can say the (sooner/bigger/more, etc.) the better: “What time should we leave?” “The sooner the better.” A: What sort of box do you want? A big one? B: Yes, the bigger the better. When you’re traveling, the less luggage you have the better.
We also use the… the… to say that one thing depends on another thing: The sooner we leave, the earlier we will arrive. The younger you are, the easier it is to learn. The more expensive the hotel, the better the service. The more I thought about the plan, the less I liked it.
Unit 103: C Better and better We repeat comparatives (better and better, etc.) to say that something is changing continuously: Your English is improving. It’s getting better and better. The city is growing fast. It’s getting bigger and bigger. Cathy is more and more bored in her job. In the end, she quit. These days more and more people are learning English.
Conversation Practice You’re Just Saying That! あなたはただそう言っているだけだ／ま た心にもないことを … ／どうせ口先だけ でしょう／口ばっかりのくせに
Model Dialogue A: I think I’m getting old. B: Why do you say that? A: I don’t dance as gracefully as I used to. B: That’s not true! You dance more gracefully than anybody I know. A: You’re just saying that! B: No! I really mean it!
1. A: I think I’m getting old. B: Why do you say that? A: I don’t drive as carefully as I used to. B: That’s not true! You drive more carefully than anybody I know. A: You’re just saying that! B: No! I really mean it!
We’ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can’t just accept it and leave it in the cupboard, or just think it’s going to get on by itself. You’ve got to keep watering it. (John)