5-1 “Telling About Past Experiences”

Module 5, Unit 1

“Telling About Past Experiences”

Base Sentences – (601-615)

601 A strange thing happened to me this morning.

601 奇妙なことは、今朝私に起こった。

602 I was crossing the street and was almost hit by a car.

602 私は通りを渡っていた、ほとんど車にはねられた。

603 Fortunately, I jumped back in time to avoid being hit.

603 幸いなことに、私がヒットされるのを避けるための時間に戻って飛び込んだ。

604 It was a terrible experience, and I won’t forget it.

604 それは恐ろしい経験だった、と私はそれを忘れることはありません。

605 Yesterday was such a beautiful day we decided to go for a drive.

605 昨日は、我々はドライブに行くことに決めたような美しい日だった。

606 We prepared a picnic lunch and drove down by the river.

606 私たちはピクニックランチを用意し、川によってダウン運転した。

607 After a while, we found a shady place under some poplar trees.

607 しばらくして、私たちはいくつかのポプラの木々の下に日陰の場所を見つけた。

608 On the way back home, we had a flat tire.

608 ウェイバックホームでは、我々はタイヤがパンクしていた。

609 It was after dark when we got back, and we were all tired.

609 我々は帰ってきたとき、それは暗くなってからだった、と我々はすべての疲れていた。

610 I wish you would give me a more detailed description of your trip.

610 私はあなたが私にあなたの旅の詳細な説明を与えることを望む。

611 Speaking of trips, did I ever tell you about the experience I had?

611 旅行といえば、私が今まで私が持っていた経験をお伝えしましたか?

612 We used to have a lot of fun when we were that age.

612 我々は、我々がその年齢だったときに多くの楽しみを持っていました。

613 I can’t recall the exact circumstances.

613 私は正確な状況を思い出すことができない。

614 I never realized that someday I would be living in New York.

614 いつか私はニューヨークに住んでいるであろうことに気づきませんでした。

615 We never imagined that John would become a doctor.

615 私たちは、ジョンは医者になるだろうとは想像もしなかった。

Verb Study

1. avoid (avoided, avoids), jump (jumped, jumping) back

(A) I jumped back in time to avoid being hit by a car. (B) I avoided an accident by jumping back. (C) He always avoids driving on busy streets. (D) Mr. Cooper is avoiding me these days.(A)私は車にはねられ避けるための時間に戻って飛び込んだ。 (B)私は戻ってジャンプして、事故を回避した。 (C)彼はいつも忙しい路上で運転が回避されます。 (D)氏クーパーは、これらの日に私を避けている。

2. become (became, becoming)

(A) We never imagined that John would become a doctor. (B) Did you know that Ralph became a doctor? (C) The meeting is becoming interesting. (D) Whatever became of Mr. and Mrs. Cooper?(A)私達はジョンは医者になるだろうとは想像もしなかった。 (B)は、ラルフが医者になったことをご存知ですか? (C)出会いは面白いになってきている。 (D)夫妻クーパーのなりましたどのような?

3. cross (crossing, crossed)

(A) I was crossing the street and was almost hit by a car. (B) Please don’t cross the street here. Cross at the corner. (C) I crossed the street and went into the restaurant. (D) It’s important to cross busy streets at the corner.(A)私は通りを渡っていた、ほとんど車にはねられた。 (B)ここで通りを横断しないでください。角で交差。 (C)私は通りを渡って、レストランに入った。 (D)それはコーナーで繁華街を横断することが重要です。

4. live (living, lived, lives)

(A) I’m now living in New York. (B) I’ve lived here for more than 20 years. (C) My sister lives in California. (D) We live in a big white house on Washington Street.(A)私は今、ニューヨークに住んでいます。 (B)私は20年以上ここに住んできました。 (C)私の妹はカリフォルニア州に住んでいます。 (D)我々はワシントンストリートの大きな白い家に住んでいます。

5. prepare (prepared, preparing, prepares)

(A) We prepared a picnic lunch and drove down by the river. (B) We’re preparing the lunch now. (C) My mother prepares wonderful food. (D) Be prepared for engine trouble if you take my car.(A)私達はピクニックランチを用意し、川によってダウン運転した。 (B)は、我々は今、昼食を準備している。 (C)私の母は素晴らしい食べ物を準備します。あなたは私の車を取る場合(D)エンジントラブルのために準備される。

6. realize (realized, realizes, realizing)

(A) I never realized that someday I would be living in California. (B) She realizes that it costs too much, but she wants it anyway. (C) I’m just realizing how hard it is to speak another language. (D) Do you realize that you were almost hit by a car?(A)私は、いつか私はカリフォルニアに住んでいるであろうことに気づきませんでした。 (B)彼女は、それがあまりにも多くのコストと認識したが、彼女はとにかくそれを望んでいる。 (C)私はそれが別の言語を話すことがいかに難しい実現しています。 (D)あなたは、ほぼ車にはねられたことを認識していますか?

7. wish (wishes, wished)

(A) I wish you would give me a more detailed description of your trip. (B) She wishes she could go with us to Africa. (C) Have you ever wished you could travel around the world? (D) Do you wish you could have a new car?(A)私は、あなたが私にあなたの旅の詳細な説明を与えることを望む。 (B)彼女はアフリカに私たちと一緒に行くことができます願っています。 (C)あなたは今まであなたが世界中を旅することを希望することがありますか? (D)あなたは新しい車を持つことができますか?

Word/Phrase Substitution Drills

1a A strange thing happened to me this morning.

1b An odd thing happened to me this morning.

1c An interesting thing happened to me this morning.

1d A funny thing happened to me this morning.

1e A peculiar thing happened to me this morning.

1f An amazing thing happened to me this morning.

2a I was crossing the street and was almost hit by a car.

2b I was crossing the street and was almost hit by an ambulance.

2c I was crossing the street and was almost hit by a fire engine.

2d I was crossing the street and was almost hit by a truck.

2e I was crossing the street and was almost hit by a motorcycle.

2f I was crossing the street and was almost hit by a sports car.

3a Fortunately, I jumped back in time to avoid being hit.

3b Fortunately, I realized the danger in time to avoid being hit.

3c Fortunately, I reacted in time to avoid being hit.

3d Fortunately, I got out of the way in time to avoid being hit.

4a It was a terrible experience, and I won’t forget it.

4b It was a terrible shock, and I won’t forget it.

4c It was a terrible feeling, and I won’t forget it.

4d It was a terrible situation, and I won’t forget it.

5a Yesterday was such a beautiful day we decided to go for a drive.

5b Yesterday was such a magnificent day we decided to go for a drive.

5c Yesterday was such a glorious day we decided to go for a drive.

5d Yesterday was such a perfect day we decided to go for a drive.

6a We prepared a picnic lunch and drove down by the river.

6b We prepared a picnic lunch and drove down by the creek.

6c We prepared a picnic lunch and drove down by the brook.

6d We prepared a picnic lunch and drove down by the lake.

6e We prepared a picnic lunch and drove down by the canal.

7a After a while, we found a shady place under some poplar trees.

7b After a while, we found a shady place beneath some oak trees.

7c After a while, we found a shady place near some elm trees.

7d After a while, we found a shady place by some redwood trees.

8a On the way back home, we had a flat tire.

8b On the way back home, we had some engine trouble.

8c On the way back home, we had a blowout.

8d On the way back home, we had motor trouble.

8e On the way back home, we had an accident.

8f On the way back home, we had a breakdown.

9a It was after dark when we got back and we were all tired.

9b It was after dark when we got back and we were all exhausted.

9c It was after dark when we got back and we were all worn-out.

10a I wish you would give me a more detailed description of your trip.

10b I wish you would give me a more detailed account of your trip.

10c I wish you would give me a more detailed report of your trip.

10d I wish you would give me a more detailed story of your trip.

11a Speaking of trips, did I ever tell you about my experience?

11b Talking about trips, did I ever tell you about my experience?

11c On the subject of trips, did I ever tell you about my experience?

12a We used to have a lot of fun when we were that age.

12b We used to get into a lot of trouble when we were that age.

12c We used to behave strangely when we were that age.

12d We used to tell a lot of jokes when we were that age.

13a I can’t recall the exact circumstances.

13b I can’t remember the exact circumstances.

13c I can’t reconstruct the exact circumstances.

13d I can’t report the exact circumstances.

14a I never realized that someday I would be living in New York.

14b I never realized that someday I would be married to a genius.

14c I never realized that someday I would be flying a plane.

14d I never realized that someday I would be learning a foreign language.

15a We never imagined that John would become a doctor.

15b We never suspected that John would become a doctor.

15c We never dreamed that John would become a doctor.

15d We never realized that John would become a doctor.

16a Please tell me about your trip.

16b I wish you would tell me about your trip.

16c I’d like you to tell me about your trip.

17a Let me tell you the exact circumstances.

17b Let me tell you all the details.

17c Let me tell you the whole story.

18a Are you sure he’ll be a doctor someday?

18b Do you think he’ll be a doctor someday?

18c Did you think he would be a doctor someday?

18d Did you realize he would be a doctor someday?

18e Did you ever dream he would be a doctor someday?

Reading Practice

An odd thing happened to me last Sunday. It was such a beautiful day that I decided to go for a leisurely drive in the country. On the way back home, my motor stopped. 奇妙なことは、先週の日曜日に私に起こった。それは私が国でのんびりとドライブに行くことに決めたような美しい日だった。ウェイバックホームで、私のモーターが停止しました。

I was out of gasoline on a lonely road far from a town. I decided to walk until I found someone who could sell me a gallon or two of gasoline. I had walked almost a mile before I finally found a big house near the road. I was glad to see it because it was starting to get dark. 私は町から遠く孤独な道でガソリンが不足だった。私は私のガソリンのガロンまたは2つを売ることができる誰かを見つけるまで、私は歩くことにしました。私は最終的に道路の近くに大きな家を発見する前に私はほとんどマイルを歩いた。暗くなり始めていたので、私はそれを見て喜んでいた。

I knocked on the door and a little old lady with long white hair answered. She said, “I’ve been waiting for you for a long time. “Come in. Tea is almost ready.” “But I only came for some gasoline,” I answered. I couldn’t imagine what she was talking about. “Oh, Alfred! Gasoline? ” You used to prefer tea.” 私はドアをノックし、長い白髪を少し老婦人は答えた。彼女は”私は長い間あなたを待っていた”と述べた。茶はほとんど準備ができているインチ来てください。””しかし、私はいくつかのガソリンのために来た、”私は答えた。私は彼女が話していたのか想像できませんでした。 “ああ、アルフレッド!ガソリン?”あなたはお茶を好むために使用されます。”

I quickly explained that my car was out of gasoline, but she didn’t seem to hear me. She just kept calling me Alfred and talking about how long it had been since she had seen me. She was behaving very strangely and I was anxious to leave. 私はすぐに私の車はガソリンが不足だったことを説明したが、彼女は私を聞いていないようでした。彼女はちょうど私アルフレッドを呼び出し、彼女は私を見ていたので、それはされていたどのくらいの話を続けた。彼女は非常に奇妙な行動だったと私は残すことを切望していた。

As soon as she went to get the tea I went out of the house as fast as I could. Fortunately, there was another house down the road, and I was able to buy several gallons of gasoline. 彼女は私ができる限り早く家を出てお茶を取りに行った。とすぐに幸いなことに、そこに別の家は道だった、と私はガソリンのいくつかのガロンを購入することができました。

When I told the man about my experience, he said, “Oh, that’s Miss Emily. She lives by herself in that big house. She’s peculiar, but she wouldn’t hurt anyone. She’s still waiting for the man she was supposed to marry thirty years ago.The day before their wedding he went away and never came back.”  私は私の経験についての男に言ったとき、彼はああ、それはミス·エミリーだ”と述べた。彼女はその大きな家に一人で住んでいます彼女は独特だが、彼女は誰も傷つけないであろう。彼女はまだ人のために彼女が結婚することになっていた待っている彼らの結婚式の前に30年ago.The日、彼は離れて行って、戻って来なかった。”

Questions

1. Why did the man in the story decide to go for a drive?

2. Where was he when his motor stopped?

3. What was wrong with his car?

4. What did he decide to do?

5. What did the old lady say to him?

6. Why did he run out of the house?

7. What did the man tell him about Miss Emily?

Conversation

JIM: Harry! What’s the matter? You look pale. Are you sick? HARRY: I just had a terrible experience. JIM: Sit down. Let me get you a glass of water. HARRY: No thanks, Jim. . I’ll be fine in a minute. JIM: Did you have an accident? HARRY: Not quite, but almost. I was crossing the street just now and was almost hit by a car. Fortunately, I jumped back in time. JIM: How awful! I hope you got the license number of the car so you can report this man to the police department. HARRY: Before I realized what had happened, the car was gone. JIM: Drivers like that should have their licenses taken away from them. HARRY: I agree. I won’t forget this for a long time. JIM: I’m sure you won’t. HARRY: Yes, from now on I won’t cross the street in the middle of the block reading my newspaper. I’ll have to watch where I’m going, since there are dangerous drivers like that one on the road.

Word List

account (SD-10b)

I wish you would give me a more detailed account of your trip.

amazing

An amazing thing happened to me this morning. (SD-1f)

ambulance (SD-2b)

I was crossing the street and was almost hit by an ambulance.

beneath (GSL-1344) (SD-7b)

After a while, we found a shady place beneath some oak trees.

blowout (GSL-1061) (SD-8c)

On the way back home, we had a blowout.

breakdown (SD-8f)

On the way back home, we had a breakdown.

brook  (SD-6c)

We prepared a picnic lunch and drove down by the brook.

canal (SD-6e)

We prepared a picnic lunch and drove down by the canal.

circumstance

613 I can’t recall the exact circumstances. (SD-abcd)

creek (SD-6b)

We prepared a picnic lunch and drove down by the creek.

danger

Fortunately, I realized the danger in time to avoid being hit. (SD-3b)

I’ll have to watch where I’m going,

since there are dangerous drivers like that one on the road. (CV)

description

610 I wish you would give me a more detailed description of your trip.

detail (SD-10abcd)

I wish you would give me a more detailed description of your trip.

detailed (SD-10abcd)

I wish you would give me a more detailed description of your trip.

elm (SD-7c)

After a while, we found a shady place near the elm trees.

engine (VS-5d) (SD-8b)

Be prepared for engine trouble if you take my car.

On the way back home, we had some engine trouble.

ever (SD-11abc)

611 Speaking of trips, did I ever tell you about the experience I had?

Have you ever wished you could travel around the world? (VS-7c)

Talking about trips, did I ever tell you about my experience?

exhausted (SD-9b)

It was after dark when we got back and we were all exhausted.

experience

604 It was a terrible experience, and I won’t forget it.

When I told the man about my experience,

he said, “Oh, that’s Miss Emily. (Reading)

I just had a terrible experience. (Conversation)

Speaking of trips, did I ever tell you about my experience? (SD-11abc)

feeling

I was a terrible feeling, and I won’t forget it. (SD-4c)

fire engine (SD-2c)

I was crossing the street and was almost hit by a fire engine

flat (GSL-1102)

608 On the way back home, we had a flat tire.

On the way back home, we had a flat tire. (SD-8a)

fortunately

603 Fortunately, I jumped back in time to avoid being hit.

Fortunately, there was another house down the road, (Reading)

Fortunately, I jumped back in time. (Conversation)

Fortunately, I reacted in time to avoid being hit. (SD-3abcd)

genius

glorious

lake

magnificent

motor

motorcycle

oak

odd

peculiar

picnic

poplar

redwood

report (SS-10c)

I wish you would give me a more detailed report of your story.

river

shady

shock

someday

sports car

strangely

such

tire

under

whole

worn-out

VERB FORMS

avoid

become, became (p.), become (p. part.)

behave

cross

dream

get back

happen

hit, hit (p. and p. part.)

jump back

react

Fortunately, I reacted in time to avoid-being hit. (SS-3c)

realize (GSL-146)

(614) I never realized that someday I would be living in New York.

reconstruct

I can’t reconstruct the exact circumstances. (SS-13c)

report (GSL-240)

I can’t report the exact circumstances. (SS-13d)

suspect

EXPRESSIONS

get into trouble

get out of the way

have fun

in time

on the way back

tell jokes

SUPPLEMENTARY WORD LIST

(Conversation and Reading Practice)

driver

hair

knock

license

GRAMMAR NOTES FOR TEACHER:

a) The suffix for regular English verbs is -ed

happen, jump, decide, prepare, realize, imagine.

b) English verbs that don’t follow this rule are irregular verbs:

was, hit, drove, found, had, got, were, did, used to.

b) adjectives before nouns form a noun phrase indicated by the particle “a” or “an”:

A strange thing, a terrible experience, a beautiful day, a picnic lunch, a shady place

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