5-9 “Asking Favors of Other People”

Module 5, Unit 9

“Asking Favors of Other People”

Base Sentences – (721-735)

721 Would you please hold the door open for me?

721 あなたは私のためにドアを開いたままにしてくださいますか?

722 You’re very kind to take the trouble to help me.

722 あなたは、私を助けるために手間を取ることは非常に優しいです。

723 I wish I could repay you somehow for your kindness.

723 私はあなたの優しさのために何らかの形であなたを返済することがしたい。

724 I’m afraid it was a bother for you to do this.

724 私はあなたがこれを行うためには、それが気にされた怖い。

725 It wasn’t any bother. I was glad to do it.

725 これは、任意の気にしませんでした。私はそれを行うことが嬉しかったです。

726 There’s just one last favor I need to ask of you.

726 私はあなたにお願いする必要があるだけで1最後の恩恵があります。

727 I’d be happy to help you in any way I can.

727 私は私ができる任意の方法であなたを助けて幸せになるだろう。

728 Would you mind giving me a push? My car has stalled.

728 あなたは私のプッシュを与える気か?私の車は停止しました。

729 Would you be so kind as to open this window for me? It’s stuck.

729 私にとっては、このウィンドウを開くにはのようにとても親切でしょうか?それが立ち往生だ。

730 If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.

730 私が行うことができる何か他のものがあれば、私に知らせてください。

731 This is the last time I’ll ever ask you to do anything for me.

731 これは私が今まで私のために何かをするように依頼するだろう最後の時間です。

732 I certainly didn’t intend to cause you so much inconvenience.

732 私は確かにあなたにそんなに不便を引き起こすことが意図していなかった。

733 He’ll always be indebted to you for what you’ve done.

733 彼はいつもあなたが何をやったかのためにあなたにお世話になります。

734 Could you lend me ten dollars? I left my wallet at home.

734 あなたは私に10ドルを貸してもらえますか?私は自宅で私の財布を残しました。

735 I’d appreciate it if you would turn out the lights. I’m sleepy.

735 あなたがライトを消したい場合、私はそれをいただければと思います。私は眠い。

Verb Study

1. hold (held) … open

(A) Would you please hold the door open for me? (B) He held the door open for me because my arms were full. (C) We’ve held the job open for him for two weeks now.(A)あなたは私のためにドアを開いたままにしてくださいますか?私の腕がいっぱいあったので、(B)彼は私のために開いたドアを開催しました。 (C)私たちは、仕事は今二週間のために彼のために開いたままにしました。

2. repay (repaid, repays)

(A) I wish I could repay you somehow for your kindness. (B) He hasn’t repaid the money I loaned him. (C) We repaid him for his kindness by taking him to dinner. (D) I can’t repay you for what you’ve done. (E) He always repays the money he owes.(A)私はあなたの優しさのために何らかの形であなたを返済することがしたい。 (B)彼は私が彼を貸与金を返済していません。 (C)私たちは、夕食に彼を取ることによって、彼の優しさのために彼を返済した。 (D)私は、あなたが何をやったかのためにあなたを返済することはできません。 (E)彼はいつも彼が負ってお金を返済。

3. push (pushed, pushing)

(A) Would you mind giving me a push? My car has stalled. (B) He pushed his books off the table. (C) Push the door open, Will you? (D) I’m pushing as hard as I can, but the car won’t move.(A)あなたは私のプッシュを与える気か?私の車は停止しました。 (B)彼はテーブルを離れて彼の本をプッシュ。 (C)は、ドアを開いたウィルプッシュ? (D)私は一生懸命、私はできる限りプッシュだけど、車が移動しません。

4. stall (stalled, stalls, stalling)

(A) My car stalled yesterday. (B) It stalled last week, too. (C) It stalls all the time. I think I have engine trouble. (D) Are you stalling for time? Don’t you want to go with me?(A)私の車は昨日失速。 (B)それはあまりにも、先週失速。 (C)それはすべての時間をストール。私はエンジントラブルを持っていると思う。 (D)は、時間のために失速していますか?あなたは私と一緒に行きたくない?

5. open (opens, opened)

(A) Would you be so kind as to open this window? (B) She opens the window in the morning and closes it at night. (C) I just opened the door and came in. (D) Please open the door and come in. (A)このウィンドウを開くために(A)には、とても親切だろうか? (B)彼女は午前中にウィンドウが開き、夜にそれを閉じます。 (C)私はドアを開けて(D)ドアを開けて入ってきてくださいインチ来

6. intend (intends, intended)

(A) I didn’t intend to start an argument. (B) She intends to go to the movies tonight. (C) We’ve never intended to inconvenience you. (C) They intended to get here last night, but they had a flat tire on the way.(A)私は、議論を開始するつもりはなかった。 (B)彼女は今晩映画を見に行くつもり。 (C)私たちは不便をすることを意図したことがない。 (C)彼らは昨夜ここで取得することを意図したが、彼らは途中でタイヤがパンクしていた。

7. lend (lent)

(A) Could you lend me ten dollars? (B) I’ve already lent you more than fifty dollars. (C) She lends me money once in a while. (D) Why did you lend him so much money? (E) Would you lend me that book until next week?(A)あなたは私に10ドルを貸してもらえますか? (B)私はすでにあなたに以上の50ドルを貸してきました。 (C)彼女がたまに私にお金を貸す。 (D)なぜあなたは彼にそんなにお金を貸したのですか? (E)は、来週まで私にその本を貸すか?

Word/Phrase Substitution Drills

1a Would you please hold the door open for me?

1bWould you please leave the door unlocked for me?

1c Would you please keep the fire burning for me?

1d Would you please have dinner ready for me?

1e Would you please have these clothes washed for me?

2a You’re very kind to take the trouble to help me.

2b You’re very nice to take the trouble to help me.

2c You’re very thoughtful to take the trouble to help me.

2d You’re very considerate to take the trouble to help me.

2e You’re very sweet to take the trouble to help me.

2f You’re very understanding to take the trouble to help me.

3a wish I could repay you somehow for your kindness.

3b wish I could reward you somehow for your kindness.

3c wish I could show my gratitude to you somehow for your kindness.

3d wish I could pay you somehow for your kindness.

3e wish I could thank you somehow for your kindness.

4a I’m afraid it was a bother for you to do this.

4b I’m afraid it was bothersome for you to do this.

4c I’m afraid it was a burden on you to do this.

4d I’m afraid it was an inconvenience to you to do this.

4e I’m afraid it was an imposition on you to do this.

5a It wasn’t any bother. I was glad to do it.

5b It wasn’t any trouble. I was glad to do it.

5c It wasn’t a bit of trouble. I was glad to do it.

5d It wasn’t any bother at all. I was glad to do it.

5e It wasn’t at all difficult. I was glad to do it.

5f It wasn’t anything at all. I was glad to do it.

6a There’s just one last favor I need to ask of you.

6b There’s just one last favor I feel I need to ask of you.

6c There’s just one last favor I’d like to ask of you.

6e There’s just one last favor I must ask of you.

6f There’s just one last favor I feel I must ask of you.

6g There’s just one last favor I ought to ask of you.

6h There’s just one last favor I just have to ask of you.

7a I’d be happy to help you in any way I can.

7b I’d be happy to help you in any way I possibly can.

7c I’d be happy to help you in any way I might be able to.

7d I’d be happy to help you in any way I am able to.

7e I’d be happy to help you in any way I could.

8a Would you mind giving me a push? My car has stalled.

8b Would you mind opening the door? My arms are full.

8c Would you mind helping me up? My ankle is sprained.

8d Would you mind calling the doctor? My head is bleeding.

8e Would you mind loaning me some money? My wallet is gone.

9a Would you be so kind as to open this window for me? It’s stuck.

9b Would you be so kind as to open this window for me? It’s jammed.

9c Would you be so kind as to open this window for me? It’s tightly closed.

9d Would you be so kind as to open this window for me? It’s stuck somehow.

9e Would you be so kind as to open this window for me? It’s locked.

10a If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.

10b If there’s anything else I can do, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

10c If there’s anything else I can do, please call on me.

10d If there’s anything else I can do, please tell me.

10e If there’s anything else I can do, please send me a memorandum.

11a This is the last time I’ll ever ask you to do anything for me.

11b This is the last time I’ll ever ask you to do me a favor.

11c This is the last time I’ll ever ask you to do a favor for me.

11d This is the last time I’ll ever ask you for favors.

11e This is the last time I’ll ever ask you to bother to help me.

11f This is the last time I’ll ever ask you for anything.

12a I certainly didn’t intend to cause you so much inconvenience.

12b I certainly didn’t intend to bother you so much.

12c I certainly didn’t intend to interfere in your affairs.

12d I certainly didn’t intend to upset your plans.

12e I certainly didn’t intend to worry you with my problems.

12f I certainly didn’t intend to get you so involved in my problems.

13a He’ll always be indebted to you for what you’ve done.

13b He’ll always be grateful to you for what you’ve done.

13c He’ll always be thankful to you for what you’ve done.

14a Could you lend me ten dollars? I left my wallet at home.

14b Could you lend me ten dollars? I don’t have any money with me.

14c Could you lend me ten dollars? I seem to have left my wallet at home.

14d Could you lend me ten dollars? I don’t get paid until tomorrow.

14e Could you lend me ten dollars? I seem to be broke.

15a I’d appreciate it if you would turn out the light. I’m sleepy.

15b I’d appreciate it if you would try to be quiet. I’m sleepy.

15c I’d appreciate it if you would not be so noisy. I’m sleepy.

15d I’d appreciate it if you would excuse me now. I’m sleepy.

15e I’d appreciate it if you would not talk so loudly. I’m sleepy.

Reading Practice

There are two men in important positions in my office—Mr. Thompson and Mr. White. Everyone enjoys working with Mr. Thompson, but no one likes Mr. White. 私のオフィス-MRの重要な位置に二人の男があります。トンプソン氏とホワイト。みんな氏トンプソンでの作業楽しんが、誰もホワイト氏を好きではない。

Mr. Thompson is always thoughtful and considerate. When he wants something done, he’ll ask, “Would you mind getting this information for me, please?” Mr. White is just the opposite. He usually shouts across the room, “Get me this memorandum, and hurry up.”トンプソン氏は常に思慮深く、思いやりです。彼は何かが行われたがっているとき、彼は “あなたは私のためにこの情報を取得していただけませんか、?お願い”ミスターホワイトがちょうど反対で、頼むよ。彼はいつも”私にこの覚書を取得し、急いで。”、部屋を横切って叫ぶ

Mr. White surprised us this morning, though. At first we thought he must be sick. He was kind and agreeable. ホワイト氏は、しかし、今朝私たちを驚かせた。最初に我々は彼が病気でなければならないと思った。彼は親切で快適でした。

“Miss Erickson,” he asked, “if it isn’t too much trouble for you, could you please make these telephone calls for me?” June Erickson was astonished. Right after that, Mr. White said, “Miss Reed, would you be so kind as to open the window? It’s quite warm in here.” “ミス·エリクソンは、”彼は尋ねた、6月·エリクソンが驚いた、 “それはあなたのためにあまりにも面倒でない場合は、これらの電話が私のために呼び出す?してくださいでした。”ウィンドウを開くには、右、その後、ホワイト氏によると、”ミス·リードは、あなたはとても親切でしょうか?それはここではかなり暖かいです。”

Then he talked to me. “I’d appreciate it very much if you’d mail these letters for me.” We couldn’t imagine why he was behaving so strangely. Should we offer him aspirins? Or had Mr. White changed his personality? それから彼は私に話をした。 “あなたは私のためのこれらの手紙を郵送したい場合、私はそれを非常に感謝したいと思います。”彼はとても不思議な行動をされた理由を私たちは想像することができませんでした。我々は彼にアスピリンを提供する必要があります?またはホワイト氏は、彼の性格を変えた?

The situation was soon cleared up. “Ladies,” Mr. Thompson said, “I’ve been told that the president of the company will be here soon. He’s very interested in the welfare of his employees and will have some questions to ask you about your working conditions here.” 状況はすぐにクリアされました。 “女性は、”ミスター·トンプソンは言った、 “私は会社の社長は、すぐにここになると言われてきた。彼は従業員の福利厚生に非常に興味を持ってだと、ここにあなたの労働条件についてお聞きし、いくつかの質問があります。”

Questions

1. What kind of positions do Mr. Thompson and Mr. White have?

2. Why does everyone like Mr. Thompson?

3. What does Mr. White usually do when he wants something?

4. How did Mr. White behave this morning?

5. What did everyone think?

6. What did Mr. Thompson say to clear up the situation?

7. Which man would you rather work for Mr. Thompson or Mr. White? Why?

Conversation

Dialog 1

MARJORIE: Would you help me for a minute, please? DAN: Of course. What do you want me to do? MARJORIE: Could you hold these packages while I look for the key to the door DAN: I’d be glad to. What’s in these packages? They’re extremely heavy. MARJORIE: Just the things we need for the picnic tomorrow. DAN: Well, hurry up and open the door. I told you these things were heavy. MARJORIE: I can’t find the key. You must have it. DAN: You’re right, but how can I get the key while I’m holding all these packages?

Dialog 2

BOB: Would you please do me a favor, Ben? BEN: It depends on what it is. BOB: Could you loan me five dollars until Tuesday? BEN: I suppose so—if you’re sure you can pay me on Tuesday. BOB: Of course. There’s something else, too, Ben. Would you mind lending me your car tonight? BEN: Well, I guess not. I have to study anyway, so I won’t be using it. BOB: Wonderful! I have one last favor to ask you. I’d appreciate it if I could borrow your blue suit tonight. BEN: What’s the matter with your suit? BOB: It’s in the cleaners. I’m taking Genevieve to the movies tonight, and I want to look good. BEN: Genevieve? But she’s my girl. BOB: Oh, I nearly forgot. Could I borrow Genevieve, too?

Word List

a bit of

bother

bothersome

burden

considerate

full

grateful

gratitude

imposition

inconvenience

kindness

loudly

memorandum

open

push

somehow

sprained

sweet

thankful

thoughtful

tightly

understanding

wallet

VERB FORMS

cause

hold, held

loan

repay, repaid

reward

stall

unlock

upset, upset

EXPRESSIONS

at all

be broke

be indebted (to)

be jammed

be stuck

get involved

get paid

keep the fire burning

take the trouble (to)

Supplementary Word List

(Conversation and Reading Practice)

company

personality

president

welfare

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