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  • September 19th, 2014 (Fri.) : Weekly Review

    category:ラジオ英会話

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※ 英語が分からない自分用の予習メモです。

【 Body Idioms 】
Learning How to Use Idioms Related to the Body.


【 Week3 - Hands and Feet 】
September 19th, 2014 (Fri.) : Weekly Review
復習回です。 ※正解は白文字に設定してあります。


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September 15th, 2014 (Mon.) : A Baby on the Way!

A : How are you feeling, Beth?
B : Tired. I've been on (my feet) all day.
A : I'll make supper. Put your feet up and rest.
B : I can't wait to go on (maternity leave).
A : Your company has the best maternity leave policy, (hands down).
B : Dale? I think I'm going into labor.
A : I'll get the car! Don't worry, sweetie!
B : Wait, you forget the keys!


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>> Quick & Question
Why are Beth and Dale leaving?
Because Beth is going into labor.


>> More & Info!
I've been on my feet all day.

[IDIOM] my feet を the go に換えて。
⇒ I've been on the go all day.
on the go を standing up に換えて。
⇒ I've been standing up all day.
've been standing up を haven't sat down に。
⇒ I haven't sat down all day.

on the go <口語>絶えず活動して / 働き詰めで


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September 16th, 2014 (Tue.) : Doting Grandma

A : Tim has your mother wrapped around his (little finger).
B : It's a grandparent's right to spoil a grandchild.
A : I don't want to step on (any toes), but ...
B : What has she done?
A : She gives his too many (sugary snacks).
B : Okay, I'll say something.
A : I got your mother a little box of chocolates, Harold.
B : Oh, that's very thoughtful of you, Mary!


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>> Quick & Question
Why does the husband say, "That's very thoughtful of you, Mary!"?
Because she got his mother a little box of chocolates.


>> More & Info!
Tim has your mother wrapped around his little finger.

[IDIOM] wrapped を twisted に換えて。
⇒ Tim has your mother twisted around his little finger.
Your mother を主語に、say on を使って。
⇒ Your mother can't seem to say no to Tim.
does anything を使って。
⇒ Your mother does anything Tim asks her to do.

twist [turn] somebody around one's little finger. 意のままに操縦する


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September 17th, 2014 (Wed.) : Bouncing Back

A : Gary! It's good to see you back on your feet!
B : Thanks, Irene.
A : I heard you had a bad case of the flu.
B : Yup. I missed a week (of work).
A : My, what happened to your car?
B : I ran into a tree while I was (backing out) of the driveway.
A : That's a big dent.
B : I know. It sticks out like a (sore thumb).


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>> Quick & Question
Why did Gary miss a week of work?
Because he had a bad case of the flu.


>> More & Info!
It sticks out like a sore thumb.

[IDIOM] sticks を stands に換えて。
⇒ It stands out like a sore thumb.
very noticeabel を使って。
⇒ It's very noticeable.
noticeable を conspicuous に換えて。
⇒ It's very conspicuous.

noticeable [A]人目を引く / 顕著な
conspicuous [A]はっきり見える / 目立った


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September 18th, 2014 (Thu.) : House Guests

A : Hi, Ralph.
B : Hi, Barbara! You look a (little frazzled).
A : I am. My cousin, his wife and their two kids just left.
B : Wow. How long did they stay?
A : They were here for ten (agonizing days)!
B : I guess they overstayed their welcome.
A : They didn't lift (a finger)!
B : You should have put your foot down.
A : I will next time.


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>> Quick & Question
Did the house guests try to help Barbara?
No, they didn't lift a finger.


>> More & Info!
They didn't lift a finger!

to help を加えて。
⇒ They didn't lift a finger to help.
lift a finger を even try に換えて。
⇒ They didn't even try to help.
try を make the slightest effort に換えて。
⇒ They didn't make the slightest effort to help.


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