中高生の基礎英語 in English Topic 5 Day 4
Do we need homework?
Julie: Well… what do you think, Alex?
Alex: I don’t think we need homework.
Julie: Why not?
Alex: We already study hard all day at school. I’m on the soccer team, so I have practice after school. When I get home, I’m really tired. I want to relax.
Julie: I understand.
Alex: What do you think, Julie?
Julie: I think that we need homework. It’s helpful to practice what we learned in class. Homework helps us remember and understand the information.
Alex: I guess that’s true. It good to review what you learned.
Julie: Exactly. Then, you can do better on tests. However, you shouldn’t study too hard.
Alex: Right. Taking breaks is also important.
But if you already do really well in science, you could skip it. Going to class may be enough. Since everyone learns differently, homework should be optional.
Then, we were ready to discuss it together. I really enjoyed reading Shakerspeare’s plays, for example.
WORDS & PHRASES
What’s up? 元気？
since everyone learns differently みんな学び方が違うのだから
Homework should be optional. 宿題は選択できるモノであるべき
don’t need to … ～する必要がない
I have never seen this done before 私は今までに一度もこれがなされるのを見たことがない
My pleasure. どういたしまして
Homework is useful not only for reviewing what you already learned in class, but also for preparing what you will study next. 宿題は、授業ですでに学んだことを復習するためだけでなく、次に学ぶことの準備をするためにも役立ちます。
“Test” has two “T”s, one in the beginning and one at the end. 「test」には２つの T がある、１つは最初で1つは最後。