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紅葉狩り Leaf Peeping [Event]

質問に答えて、英語スピーキング&ガイディングの練習をしましょう。
1 Could you recommend a good place for leaf peeping?
2 Why do you think Japanese people like leaf peeping?
3 Which do you like more, leaf peeping or cherry blossom viewing?
4 What's the reason why you don't have a party in leaf peeping?
5 Some foreigners say autumn foliage in Japan is more beautiful than that in other countries. Do you agree?
6 Do you know the process leaves change their colors in fall?

Useful Words
紅葉       autumn foliage, autumn leaves, colored leaves
~に敏感な    be sensitive to
季節の移り変わり seasonal transition, seasonal changes
稲作       rice farming
葉緑素      chlorophyll
色素       pigment

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隅田川花火大会 the Sumida River Fireworks Festival [Event]

質問に答えて、英語スピーキング&ガイディングの練習をしましょう。
1 When is the Sumida River Fireworks Festival held?
2 When and why was it started?
3 Why do you shout "Tama-ya!" or "Kagi-ya!"?
4 Have you ever been to this festival?
5 Do you know any other popular fireworks festivals?
6 Do you enjoy fireworks in your yard?
7 Isn't it dangerous?
8 Why are sparklers popular among Japanese people?

Useful Words
花火大会   fireworks display, fireworks festival
打ち上げる  launch, set off
飢饉     famine
慰霊祭    memorial service
線香花火   sparklers

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七夕 Star Festival [Event]

質問に答えて、英語スピーキング&ガイディングの練習をしましょう。
1 How do you celebrate Star Festival in Japan?
2 Do you know the Chinese legend of Altair and Vega?
3 Do you know any famous star festivals in Japan?
4 Have you ever seen one of them?
5 Can you sing the popular Japanese song of Star Festival?
6 Could you translate it in English?
7 Are you interested in stars?

Useful Words
笹の葉    bamboo leaves
短冊     paper strips
飾り     ornaments
彦星     Altair, the Cowherd
織姫     Vega, the Weaver

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お花見 Cherry Blossom Viewing [Event]

質問に答えて、英語スピーキング&ガイディングの練習をしましょう。
1 What place do you recommend for cherry blossom viewing?
2 Do you have a party or a picnic under cherry trees every year?
3 Did you go cherry blossom viewing this year?
4 When do cherry blossoms start blooming?
5 How long do they last?
6 Why do you like cherry blossoms so much?
7 When did the custom of cherry blossom viewing start?
8 What's your favorite flower?

Useful Words
3月の終わりに  at the end of March
満開である    be in full bloom
散り始める    start falling
花びら      petals
はかない     fragile, fleeting
もののあわれを感じる feel pathos, be sensitive to nature

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