やさしい英語会話 (328) Can't Find the Textbook

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学生の皆さん、新学期の教科書はちゃんと揃えましたか?今回の会話では、二人の留学生が書店で教科書を探しています。店内のどこを探してもなかなかお目当ての本が見つからない様子ですが、彼らは教科書を無事に入手できるのでしょうか…?

 

*** It's a Good Expression ***
(今回の重要表現)

distribute
配る

honestly
正直な話

look for a needle in a haystack
干し草の中の針を探す(ほど不可能に近い)
※日本語の「砂の中から針を探す」にあたる。

clerk
店員

You DO realize...
〜を本当にわかっているの?
※DOは強意表現。

Jeez
(間投詞)まったく

Point taken.
一本取られた。その通りだね。

I’ve covered my part of the store.
店内で僕が担当のところは見てみた。


*** Script ***
Can’t Find the Textbook
Scene: Two foreign students outside.

W: Hey, did you get that textbook for our Japanese class, yet?

M: Um… Not yet. What’s the title again?

W: I can’t remember, honestly. I think the cover’s blue and white, though.

M: And you think it’s the only book with those colors? Ah! I think we’ll be looking for a needle in a haystack!

W: Well, do you have any better ideas?

M: Uh…no.

W: Could you ask the clerk about it? You DO realize that I can’t speak Japanese yet, right?

M: And you DO realize that we’re classmates in Level 1, so basically we both can’t speak Japanese!

W: Jeez. Point taken. Now what? Hey, I’ll still try to find it the old-fashioned way—by looking in the store for it. I think we can get it before today ends.

M: Fine. I might as well help!

(In the bookshop)

W: Ah! This is hopeless. I checked every shelf in this area.

M: And I’m pretty sure I’ve covered my part of the store, and there was no blue and white colored textbook.

W: I don’t understand why we can’t find it!

M: Do they even sell it here?!

(Text sound on phone)

W: Hey, the teacher sent a text. He says he has all the copies in his office to be distributed tomorrow!

M: Oh man!

(Written by Bea Jianne Roque)

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