【英語リスニング・初級】Apples (1:22)

Kentaro answers questions about this well-known fruit and related costs.

リスニングクイズ

How often does he eat apples?

Correct! Wrong!

How much is an apple in Japan?

Correct! Wrong!

Which color apple is his favorite?

Correct! Wrong!

What can you make with apples?

Correct! Wrong!

Can he make apple pie?

Correct! Wrong!

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Todd: OK, we’re going to talk about apples.

Kentaro: OK.

Todd: OK, do you like apples?

Kentaro: Yeah. So-so.

Todd: OK, how often do you eat apples?

Kentaro: Once a week, I would say.

Todd: Once a week. How much is an apple in Japan?

Kentaro: In Japan, it depends on the season.

Todd: Uh-huh.

Kentaro: If it’s like summer season’s gonna be very expensive.

Todd: Uh-huh.

Kentaro: Uh-huh. But you mean..are you talking about now?

Todd: Yeah, like right now..how much does an apple cost?

Kentaro: I would say maybe about a 100..15..450 yen per an apple.

Todd: Really! Yeah..that’s that’s kind of expensive.

Kentaro: Yeah.

Todd: Where do apples come from?

Kentaro: Aomori Prefecture.

Todd: Aomori! Really!

Kentaro: Which is in the northern part of Japan.

Todd: OK. Oh..alright. And what colors are apples?

Kentaro: Red or green or yellow.

Todd: OK. Which color is your favorite?

Kentaro: Red.

Todd: Red. Yeah. Yeah. Actually I like the green apples.

Kentaro: Really! Why?

Todd: I don’t know. I just..in America we have sour green apples.

Kentaro: Does it taste different than the red apples?

Todd: Yeah, like the red apples are sweet..and the green apples in America..they’re very sour.

Kentaro: Oh.

Todd: Yeah..so..they’re very nice. Um, one last thing! What can you make with apples?

Kentaro: Apple Juice, apple pie, and apple tea.

Todd: Apple tea.

Kentaro: Yeah.

Todd: OK. And can you make apple pie?

Kentaro: No, not really.

Todd: Yeah. Man, me neither.

Kentaro: OK. Thanks.

Todd: Thanks

語彙

so-so

[Do you like apples?] So-so.

If you like apples ‘so-so’ it means you kind of like them, but not a lot. Notice the following:

  • The sandwich that I ordered was so-so.
  • The movie was so-so.

 

once a week

I eat apples once a week.

If you do something ‘once a week’ it means you do it one time every week. Notice the following:

  • She only goes out once a week now.
  • I go to the supermarket once a week.

 

depends on

The price of apples depends on the season.

If one thing ‘depends on’ another there is a connection between them. If one thing happens it has an effect on the other. Notice the following:

  • My hobbies depend on the season.
  • Her final grade depends on this exam.

 

make

Can you make apple pie?

When you ‘make’ food you prepare it by putting all of the ingredients together. Notice the following:

  • Do you know how to make pizza?
  • I can make you a sandwich if you’re hungry.

 

neither

[I can’t make apple pie]. Me neither.

You can use ‘me neither’ when you want to agree with a negative statement someone has made. Notice the following:

  • I don’t want to go to work today. ‘Me neither.’
  • He likes neither apples nor bananas.

 

リスニング教材を探すのも良いですが一流ナレーターが読むオーディオブックも外国語学習には最適です。定番ですが、ハリー・ポッターシリーズもAudibleで聞くことができます。書籍は持っておられるかもしれませんね。リスニングスピードを変えたりするのはリスニング練習でよくある方法の一つ。とにかくどんどん聞き進めていき一冊を聞き終えましょう。どうしても分からない場合は書籍を確認する。これだけでも立派な英語学習。

子どものように音声にそって自分も声を出して物語を話すのもいいですね。リスニングだけよりも、声に出すことで自分の英語を聞くことになり、さらに英語学習の効果があがります。