やさしい英語会話 (87) Valentine's Day on the Beach

Posted by: huepod



もうすぐバレンタインデー(St. Valentine's Day)。今年は久々に平日のバレンタインデーとあって、デパートなどのチョコレート売場での販売にも熱が入っているようです。というわけで、今回はバレンタインデーにちなんで恋のお話をお届けします。

今回の会話では、最近新しいボーイフレンドとができたらしい女性に、男友達がいろいろと尋ねている場面です。どうやら、彼女は浜辺でデートしていた姿を目撃されたようです。女性によると、この出会い方について「今までの人生の中で最低なところまで落ちてしまった」(I've sunk to an all-time low.)と語っていますが、この女性はどのようにして彼氏と知り合ったのでしょうか。

番組では、バレンタインデーの歴史や、アメリカの若者の恋愛事情などを、Joeが紹介します。

今回お借りした素材
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Valentine's Day on the Beach

M: So…rumor has it that you went to the beach with a guy yesterday. A new boyfriend?

W: What? How on earth did you hear about that?

M: Your brother spilled the beans, and now I’m letting the cat out of the bag, too!

W: Errr…the rat.

M: Ha...so, how’d it go? Were there any…um, uncomfortable silences?

W: Talking was OK.

M: And so, who is he? What’s he like? Did you meet him while you were out surfing?

W: Not surfing... Now, you have to promise-- and I mean swear-- not to tell anyone this, but I’ve sunk to an all-time low.

M: How do you mean? What are you talking about? I promise.

W: I contacted a dating agency.

M: Oh, I see. That’s alright. No shame in that! Hey, it’s worked for you, right? You’ve been on a date! Do you think you might like the guy?

W: I don’t know. He’s interesting. I’m not sure if I’m attracted to him, though.

M: Well, you just met him. Maybe he’ll end up being just someone else to hang out with...or maybe… well, you never know!

W: Sure, sure, but it’s all a bit weird. Hey, what about you? Enough about me! Have you found some beauty out there yet?

M: Don’t be ridiculous, of course not... I’m thinking an agency could be a good move for me, too!

(Written by Helen Needs)

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