中高生の基礎英語 in English Topic 18 Day 5
How do you celebrate the New Year?
Hiroto: I spend time with my family and visit a nearby shrine. We eat special New year’s dishes called osechi. People usually make osechi dishes at home or buy them at a store. You can also order them online.
Susu: Great! What’s your favorite osechi dish?
Hiroto: I love Kuri-Kinton. Kuri-kinton is made from sweet potatoes and chestnuts. It is eaten for good luck and wealth in the coming year. How do you celebrate the New Year in your country, Susu?
Susu: In China, we celebrate Chinese New Year. We always have a family reunion and a special dinner on New Year’s Eve. We also enjoy watching the lion dance.
Hiroto: Wow, sounds like fun!
Susu: Red is considered to be a lucky color, so New Year’s decorations are red. Kids receive red envelopes with money inside.
Hiroto: Oh, we have a similar custom in Japan. We call it otoshidama.
Fuku, how do you celebrate the New Year?
I usually watching TV, a lot of TV shows.
Okay. So, you usually watch a lot of TV shows.
Yes. Until midnight.
Okay. For example, what TV shows do you watch?
For example, kouhaku utagassen.
After that, what do you do?
New Year’s Day, early morning, I go to watch first sunrise with my family.
Oh, with your family. You go to watch the first sunrise with your family.
Yes. On the seaside. Beach.
Oh, wow! That’s nice. Okay, so, after you watch the sunrise, what do you do?
We visit a shrine.
Oh, I see.
First visit, and pray.
Okay. Then, after that, do you return home?
What do you do to celebrate at home?
On New Year’s Day, New Year’s breakfast is osechi and ozoni.
Oh. So, you have osechi and ozoni for breakfast.
I see. Okay. So, what is your favorite osechi dish?
I like dats-maki, Kuri-kinton and Kuro-mame.
Oh, all the dishes are sweet!
Okay. Then, do you know what date-maki is made from?
Ah. Date-maki made from eggs.
That’s right. Date-maki is made from eggs and fish meat. Okay. So, thank you very much for telling me about the way you celebrate the.
It’s your turn!
WORDS & PHRASES
It depends. 場合によるね
dance like crazy めちゃくちゃに踊る
back in America アメリカに戻っているとき
in order 順番に