【英語リスニング・初級】School Life (0:56)

Jeanna is an American high school student. She talks a little about school life.

リスニングクイズ

How old is Jeanna?

Correct! Wrong!

What does she think about high school?

Correct! Wrong!

What is her favorite subject?

Correct! Wrong!

What is one thing she does not like?

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Who is her favorite teacher?

Correct! Wrong!

英語リスニング字幕

Todd: Hello!

Jeanna: Hello!

Todd: Hi, what’s your name?

Jeanna: Jeanna.

Todd: OK, Jeanna, how old are you?

Jeanna: I’m 15 years old.

Todd: 15! OK, are you in high school?

Jeanna: Yes, I am.

Todd: OK. What do you think about high school?

Jeanna: It’s fun. Very diverse.

Todd: What do you like to study in high school?

Jeanna: I like history a lot.

Todd: OK. Why do you like history?

Jeanna: It’s interesting to learn about the past, different things, and different cultures.

Todd: OK. What’s one thing you don’t like about high school?

Jeanna: People can be really cruel.

Todd: Oh, really! How? How are people cruel?

Jeanna: There’s a lot of judgmental-ness.

Todd: Oh, that’s too bad. So, you’re nice to everybody?

Jeanna: Generally.

Todd: OK. OK. Who’s your favorite teacher?

Jeanna: Probably my English teacher.

語彙

high school

I’m 15 years old, and I’m in high school.

‘High school’ is the last part of school before you start university. In many areas people are in high school from 14 to 18 years old. Notice the following:

  • He still thinks of high school as the best time of his life.
  • Did you like your high school?

diverse

High school is fun and very diverse.

If a place is ‘diverse’ it has people from many different cultural, ethnic or religious backgrounds. It means that not everyone is the same. Notice the following:

  • The part of the city where we live is very diverse.
  • They sent their kids to a very diverse private school.

cruel

But sometimes, people can be really cruel.

If someone is really mean or does things to hurt other people they are being ‘cruel.’ Notice the following:

  • He is very cruel to people he doesn’t like.
  • Stop being cruel and help me.

judgmentalness

There’s a lot of judgmentalness.

A person is ‘judgmental’ when they have opinions about other people that are not really based on fact. They form opinions without completely understanding the other people or their problems. ‘Judgmentalness’ is the noun to go with this adjective. Notice the following:

  • Her judgmentalness is difficult to understand sometimes.
  • His parents are very judgmental towards people from other countries.

nice (to everybody)

Are you nice to everybody?

When you are kind and care about all people then you are ‘nice to everybody.’ Someone who is nice to everybody does not make judgments and accepts people for who they are. Notice the following:

  • It is difficult to be nice to other people if they are not nice to you.
  • He tries very hard to be nice to everybody.

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。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。

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