英語リスニング練習130

【英語リスニング・中級】Aussies (1:03)

Nicola compares the people of Australia with the people of Japan.

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What is Queensland like?

Correct! Wrong!

Do you go in the rainforests often?

Correct! Wrong!

Are there really big snakes?

Correct! Wrong!

How do you feel about Australia?

Correct! Wrong!

How would you compare Japan and Australia?

Correct! Wrong!

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Nicola: I’m gonna laugh!

Todd: OK. Hello!

Nicola: Hello!

Todd: Hi. What is your name?

Nicola: My name’s Nicola.

Todd: OK, Nicola. Where are you from?

Nicola: I’m from Australia.

Todd: Australia! Great! And where are you from in Australia?

Nicola: I’m from a state called Queensland.

Todd: OK. What is Queensland like?

Nicola: It’s pretty hot. There’s a lot of beaches and a lot of rainforests.

Todd: Oh, rainforests, really!

Nicola: Yeah!

Todd: Do you go in the rainforest often?

Nicola: Occasionally my friends and I go hiking there, but not that often.

Todd: OK. Are there really big snakes?

Nicola: Ahhhh..I haven’t seen any yet.

Todd: OK, that’s good. That’s good. How do you feel about Australia?

Nicola: It’s a beautiful place to live. I like travelling, so I like seeing other countries. But when I go home I am always happy to be there. OK. Yeah, that’s nice. I kind of feel the same way about America.

Nicola: Mm.

Todd: How would you compare Australia and Japan?

Nicola: They are very different. Japanese people are quite busy, Australians are pretty laid back. OK. OK. I see we’re just about out of time so anyway thanks.

Nicola: OK. Thank you.

語彙

occasionally

Occasionally my friends and I go hiking.

If something happens ‘occasionally’ it does not happen very frequently. In the example, maybe they go hiking one time every two or three months. Notice the following:

  • He eats fast food occasionally, even though he doesn’t like it.
  • Occasionally she wears a dress to work, but usually she wears pants.

feel

How do you feel about Australia?

How you ‘feel’ about a place are the emotions you have about it. Do you like it? Notice the following:

  • Do you feel like going to a movie tomorrow?
  • How do you feel about the new apartment?

same way

I feel the same way about America.

If you feel the ‘same way’ as someone then you have agree with her feeling and have the same feelings. Notice the following:

  • I really like you. Do you feel the same way about me?
  • I feel the same way about high heeled shoes. They just aren’t comfortable.

busy

Japanese people are quite busy.

A ‘busy’ person has a lot to do in his life and doesn’t spend a lot of time relaxing. Notice the following:

  • Are you busy on Friday night? Do you want to go out for a drink with me?
  • I am going to be really busy this weekend.

laid back

Australians are pretty laid back.

A ‘laid back’ person is very relaxed and doesn’t get stressed easily. Notice the following:

  • He was really laid back until he started this new job.
  • You should really try to be a little more laid back.

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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