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Sandwich Eikaiwa Podcast 6

I’ve been having problems with my ~

Hi there, thank you for joining me again. I hope you are feeling well and enjoying life.

I am actually going through a bad patch. I have had many problems over the last week.

I’ve had problems with my car.

I’ve had problems with my website.

I’ve had problems with my hosting company.

It has been a very frustrating week.

And, I’m a little stressed at the moment, which leads me to my podcast questions.

今回の質問

  • How do you handle stress?
  • When you are stressed what do you do to relax and take your mind off things?
  • Do you exercise when you are stressed?
  • Do you eat when you are stressed?  Do you eat comfort food?
  • Do you drink? Drinking alcohol is probably not a good way to handle stress.
  • Do you talk to someone? That’s what I usually do. I like to talk to someone and get things off my chest.

That’s a good idiom to know - get things off my chest. It means to tell someone about something that has been worrying you.

That’s how I handle stress - I talk to friends.

  • Have you been stressed recently?
  • Have you been having any problems?
  • How do you handle stress?

If you want, you can let me know at my website or facebook page. Maybe you can give me some advice.

 

OK. It’s Sandwich Eikaiwa Time. Let’s learn some English.

サンドイッチ英会話の時間です。 英語を学びましょう。

Our Sandwich Eikaiwa Structure for this podcast is:

今回のサンドイッチのパンは

I’ve been having problems with my ~

「〜に問題を抱えている、〜とうまくいっていない」など何かに困っていることや、トラブルを抱えていることを伝える時に使える表現です。

problemに複数形のsを付けてproblemsとなるのは、特定の1つの問題を言うのではなく、色々な問題が発生していることを表しています。

さらに、現在完了進行形(have + been +ing動詞)を使うことで、その問題がまだ解決していないことを表します。

 

スピーキング練習

I’ve been having problems with my car.

車に問題を抱えている。

I’ve been having problems with my computer.

コンピューターに問題がある。

I’ve been having problems with my email.

Eメールに問題が生じている。

I’ve been having problems with my insurance company.

保険会社とトラブルを抱えている。

I’ve been having problems with my neighbours.

隣人と問題を抱えている。

I’ve been having problems with a co-worker.

同僚とうまくいっていない。

I’ve been having problems with my boss.

上司とトラブルを抱えている。

I’ve been having problems with my landlord.

大家と問題を抱えている。

I’ve been having problems with my client.

クライアントとトラブルを抱えている.

I’ve been having problems with my knees.

膝に問題がある。膝が悪い。

Well done! You have finished speaking practice. How did you go?

I hope you're not stressed and I hope you are really enjoy your life!