中高生の基礎英語 in English Topic 16 Day 1
Let's talk about traditional Japanese culture.
Hannah: This is fantastic! Is it part of traditional Japanese culture?
David: Yes! A long time ago, rickshaws were a popular way to get around. They were like taxis. Now, rickshaw are mostly used for tourism. Some drivers can speak several languages.
Hannah: That's awesome! I can imagine Japanese people using these a hundred years ago.
David: And it's perfect for our day out. But I forgot, what are we going to watch?
Hannah: Rakugo. It's a kind of traditional Japanese performance. A person sits alone on stage and tells a story to the audience.
The stories are usually funny, and sometimes dramatic. The performer plays all the characters on their own.
David: Wow! They do the whole performance alone?
Hannah: That's right! And they only have a folding fan and piece of cloth to help tell the story.
David: That sounds incredible! I can't wait!
Did you catch it?
Boost your communication skills
What did you think when you first ...?
What did you think when first came to Japan?
What did you think when you first tried natto?
WORDS & PHRASES
think of ... ～を思い浮かべる
Let's see. えーと。そうですね。
tea ceremony 茶道
Shinto shrine 神社
Japanese calligraphy 書道
move to music 音楽に合わせて動く
fall asleep 眠りに落ちる
on their own ひとりで
folding fan 扇子
the score is 3 to 1 スコアは3対1です
a while しばらくの間
a bit of a ... やや～、ちょっとした～
keep the conversation going 会話を続ける