超濃縮!やさしい英語会話 (19) Heartache

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8月の4週間は、恒例の「超濃縮!やさしい英語会話」です。この10年間に配信した310本の「やさしい英語会話」よりエピソードを厳選し、毎回4本分を濃縮してお届けします。ナチュラルスピードの会話をスクリプトとともにお楽しみください。今回は、出会いや恋など、人とのほろ苦い交わりにまつわるエピソードを集めました。
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[ (275) Meeting People Can Be Nerve-wracking ]

M: Hey, Alex, do you think I should I wear this blue tie or the green?

W: Neither. They don't match. Hey, how aren't you ready yet? I thought guys were supposed to get ready BEFORE girls.

M: Well, I don't know what's happening tonight. I don't know who we're meeting with, or where we're meeting them, and I don't know how formal it's supposed to be. I'm trying to dress appropriately, so don't rush me!

W: Awww, are you nervous? That's adorable.

M: Let me concentrate! ... Okay, I think I look good.

W: Awesome! So, can we go now?

M: Uhh.. Yeah, I guess…

W: That doesn't sound very confident.

M: Yeah, it's just, it sounds like there's going to be a big group of people.

W: It's only a couple of drinks.

M: Yeah, but what if they don't want me to be a part of their group? Or, what if I can't talk to them?

W: You'll be fine! When you see them just smile and wave. Practice with me.

M: (Through gritted teeth) Is this good?

W: Uhhh… you look like you're teaching the Joker to dance to Single Ladies. Okay, then, you're a charming guy, just talk like you do with me. Except about politics: avoid talking about politics.

M: (Breathes deeply) Okay then, let's go!

[ (285) A Blind Date Goes Bad ]

W: Hmm… I wonder where my blind date is... He's late! (Hums a tune)

M: Hi… You're Donna? I'm Takayuki. Sorry to be late. We've been talking online, but it's nice to finally meet you. Hey, you're really beautiful!

W: Uh, thank you. Um, so what are you planning on ordering?

M: This restaurant makes an amazing soup, so I'll get that.

W: I see. I think I might have... the chicken kiev?

M: My buddy had that one time. We came here for a few drinks, but we ended up throwing up in the garden outside! Ha ha…

W: Oh, is that so? Well, there's no way that story will make me lose my appetite… Hmm… I think I'll get the soup too. So, what do you do for a living?

M: I'm a writer. My novels are starting to get a bit of attention lately as well. You never know: I might be the next J. K. Rowling! Ha ha.

W: Oh, that's cool... ... I work as a journalist, so I-

M: Hey, one of my characters is a journalist! He's a freelance journalist who takes down corrupt corporations and politicians, all the while protecting his secret girlfriend who's a fugitive because she got framed.

W: Oh, how interesting.

M: I think so too. I'm sure I'll become famous! Oh, our food is here.

W: It looks delicious! I'm really glad you chose-

M: Hold on a moment, I've just got to take a picture.

W: A selfie? In such a classy restaurant?

M: It's for my fans on Insta. Oh, look! John Green is taking his wife out to dinner as well. I wonder if they're having as much fun as we are. Ha ha!

W: Ha ha… I wonder..

M: (starts slurping his soup) Oh, wow, this is delicious! (Slurps)

W: This has been wonderful, but I... Uh... I think that I left my stove on. So.. Um.. Goodnight!

M: Oh, she suddenly left. Well, I guess I'll eat her soup too! (slurping)

[ (287) What Is Love? ]

M: Ah! It hurts!

W: What does?!

M: Not knowing what to do with everything.

W: Um… please elaborate. I have no idea what you're talking about.

M: You see, I went to see a psychiatrist. I felt like I'm going crazy!

W: About what?! You need to be more specific than that!

M: I said it felt crazy. Then again, maybe it was supposed to make you feel like that.

W: I can't believe I have to ask this again. What is IT?

M: The thing that hurts! There's something inside me, right smack in the middle that just aches sometimes.

W: Your chest? You have chest pain? Um… what do you call it: Heartburn?

M: It sounds like it, but not quite! Yes, yes… something about my heart, and a burning sensation. Am I dying?

W: What? Why did you go to a psychiatrist instead of a cardiologist then?

M: Because she said I have to talk it out, or else I just might suffer from a heart attack!

W: And did you talk it out? What did she say?

M: She gave me a medical prescription.

W: What did she prescribe for you?

M: She said she prescribes the person who makes me feel this way.

W: WHO did that to you? Let's get him or her!!

M: Well, that would be… YOU.

[ (291) When a Woman Cries ]

M: (Situation: Phone rings. Waking up, in a sleepy voice) Um…hello?

W: Hey, are you still sleeping? Unbelievable! You've changed nothing.

(She hangs up the phone.)

M: Hey, wait! …Please!... Oh dear, she's mad at me again.

Scene: At the cafeteria

W: (Speaking to herself) (Sigh…) He's so careless! And he's always late for dates. He always drinks too much. He's.... But he's... always kind to me. He's always kind to everyone! He always tries to make me smile. And... he always… loves me. That's why... That's why… I love... (Jack arrives breathlessly)

M: Hey, Sarah, I must apologize to you! I just remembered it was your precious 20th birthday yesterday! I'm so sorry, I wish I could take it back.

W: Hmm… you're always saying you're sorry, Jack. I don't want to hear that anymore! What I really want to hear is... (crying a bit)

M: Oh, don't cry…

W: You need to think about our future, Jack.

M: I do!

W: No, you don't! Then why don't you say anything to me?

M: Here! I just happen to have… this! Go ahead. Open it.

(He gives her a small box with a ring in it.)

W: Oh… a ring?

M: I'm sorry to have kept you waiting so long. I'm afraid I can't be a reliable person for you, but I promise I'm always on your side. The man who loves you the most in the world is…me! Sarah… Sarah… would you marry me?

W: (Surprisingly)……Yes!

M: Do you forgive me?

W: Yeah. Nobody's perfect.

M: Sarah!!

W: But don't drink too much, OK?

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