Lesson 009: The Final Episode
In this episode, we'll talk about what we learned during the homestay program in Minnesota.
We'll soon release a special series of our program, as video podcasts!
Lesson 008: Hard to Choose
Tongue Twister: "Pick it up and put it away" x5
English Learning Strategy: Confirming the plan we made before the vacation
May have your name?
My name is Christen.
Where are you from?
I’m from New York City.
What thing do you recommend in your home town?
My home town has very delicious pizza〓 New York city has the best pizza in the world!! Trust me, trust me!! Italy...No. Japan...very delicious, but No. New York, please try New York pizza and please go to a live concert〓 We have many interesting musical concerts in Japan...in Now York. (Sorry sorry...)
And next, what thing in Japan surprised you?
(in Japan surprised me) Uh Japan is amazingly clean and people are very kind. I don’t have to say anything and automatically they know I am lost or anything help, so in America, especially big city like New York, if you have problem, no one say anything. So you must speak English all the time and sometime it difficult to solve your problems〓 But in Japan, I don’t say anything and this like ‘Do you need something?’ ‘Do you need a phone call〓?’ ‘Do you need a taxi〓?’ ‘Do you......’ I was very surprised. I was so happy.
Which do you like?
Japan or Now York? Hard to choose, but right now I love Japan.
Wow!! Thank you.
Stay here a long time. I don’t want to go back to Now York. Not right away.
Last question. What do you do on weekend?
Well, my hometown Kashiwazaki is very cool, so sometime I go at night to Karaoke with my friends〓 I like sing Japanese song like very old old song. we talking about The Peanuts and The ピンキー＆キラーズ and old things. But hum...other things I stay home and I rest because my job is very very tiring. I teach young children...so, I degrade and prepare my next lesson.
Why do you know old song?
I love Japanese music〓. I think I’m for Japanese musical you may say as a otaku, but I’m not strange ＊＊＊＊＊＊＊＊, but even Japanese people don’t like the kind of music I like Japanese music all kinds, but old songs are particularly my interests, like Misora Hibari or Yuki Saori or other groups... of course Kyu Sakamoto everybody knows. I’m a fun of Japanese oldies. I’m very strange〓
Ok, thank you very much!
Lesson 007: Summer + Interview
- 学習法, How to study in summer
- Tongue Twister: Sunshine on shop signs
(source: 日本放送協会編(遠山顕)(1996)『英会話入門』vol.3, no.7 (９月号) . 日本放送出版協会.
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