Student Examples: I’m not used to the airport security and customs checks because I don’t travel abroad so often. (Shinichi, 桂校) I am used to talking with foreigners because my daughter went to an international school. (Keiko, 生駒校)
Student Examples: I can’t be bothered to go shopping today because it’s my day off and it is raining heavily. Koichiro (桂校) I can’t be bothered to cut the grass in my garden because I have a pet goat. ( Shima, 生駒校) I can’t be bothered to put natto in a dish because the natto is very sticky. (Kyoko, 生駒校) I can’t be bothered to go cherry blossom viewing because I can view them at the Seta river side by my house but this is a lie. I went to night flower viewing in Gion last week! (Toshiko, 大津校) I can’t be bothered to make curry from scratch because it’s difficult and a pain in the neck.(Yuki, 生駒校)
I’m sure I could get over 500 points on TOEIC if I practice English every day. Masahiro (桂校) I’m sure I could lose weight if I run 10km every day. I don’t know why I became so fat but I guess it’s because I eat too much and too fast. (Naoki, 大津校)
英会話無料レッスンB14 I don’t know why (A) but I guess it’s because (B). 何故（Ａ）なのか分かりませんが、多分それは（Ｂ）だからでしょう。
I don’t know why (my mother looks tired) but I guess it’s because (she comes home late every night). どうして母が疲れているのか分かりませんが、多分毎晩帰宅が遅いからでしょう。
I don’t know why (they closed the shopping mall) but I guess it’s because (there was not enough business).
Student Examples: I don’t know why my part-time job is so busy recently but I guess it’s because of the nice weather. (Yu, 桂校)
I don’t know why he is single but I guess it’s because he is a playboy.（Non-chan, 生駒)
I don’t know why people love Kyoto so much but I guess it’s because of the traditional culture, beautiful old buildings, and vibrant atmosphere. (Sachiko, 大津校)
Student Examples: I haven’t used a CD player for ages because I can listen to music with my smart-phone more easily. (Risa, 桂校)
I haven’t been ill with influenza in ages because I have a flu shot every year. (Shin, 大津校)
英会話無料レッスンB12 When I was young, I could never (A) but now I (B) because (C). 若かった頃、私は（A）が全く出来ませんでしたが、（C）という理由で、今は（B）です。 When I was young, I could never (dance) but now I (take lessons) because (I have time).
When I was young, I could never (see a Japanese garden) but now I (can see a Japanese garden easily) because (I live in Japan).
Student Examples: When I was young, I couldn’t improve my English, but now I can because I come here [to Smith’s]. (Miho, スミス英会話大津校) When I was young, I could never cut down on my spending but now I can live simply because I have become a minimalist and an environmentalist. (Akira, スミス英会話大津校)
英会話無料レッスンB11 I like to (A) but I’m not so good at (B) because (C).
I like to (study Japanese) but I’m not so good at (writing Kanji) because (I haven’t practiced).
I like to (make pancakes) but I’m not so good at (real cakes) because (they are difficult to make).
Student Examples: I like to speak English but I’m not so good at writing, because I’m not good at spelling. (Kana, 桂校)
I like to talk with people but I’m not so good at talking with strangers because I am shy. (Taro, 膳所) I like to do cleaning but I’m not so good at keeping my work documents tidy because I am busy recently. (Mitsuko, 滋賀県)
I like to go out of the office on service calls but I’m not so good at customer service because I’ve been hidden in the back of the office for most of my career. (Shiori, 大津校) I like to keep a tidy desk but I’m not so good at keeping my bedroom clean because I am too tired on the weekend for housekeeping. (Akira, 石山) I like to drink wine, but I am not so good at drinking shochu because when I drink shochu my throat gets sore. (Yoko, 生駒校）
Student Examples: I’d love to eat at Michelin-registered restaurants every day but I can’t because I’d lose my expense account! (Ryo, 甲東園)
I’d love to do stretching every day but I can’t because it’s too cold in the morning. (Nami, 桂校) I’d love to go for a walk in the woods every day but I can’t because I live in the city, have a full time job, and no car. (Shiori, 大津校)