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和傘 Japanese Umbrella [Others]

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 hold a Japanese umbrella after you close it?
2 Are there any other difference between Japanese and Western umbrellas?
3 Who invented plastic umbrellas?
4 Queen Elizabeth and the Emperor of Japan love plastic umbrellas. Why?
5 Why do Japanese have the most unbrellas in the world?
6 How many umbrellas, including folding umbrellas, do you have?
7 What's "kasa-pon"?
8 What's the meaning of "ai-ai-gasa"?
9 Why do you think not only women but men use parasols in summer nowadays?

Useful Words
取っ手を下にして   with the handle down
ひも         string
傘の骨        rib
傘の生地       canopy
内側にたたまれる   be folded inward
ビニール傘      plastic umbrella
折り畳み傘      folding umbrella
装置         device


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昭和基地 Showa Station [Others]

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 Is Showa station the only Japanese station in Antarctica?
2 What's the name of the icebreaker of Japan?
3 How many members winter in the station?
4 What do they do in Antarctica?
5 What do they do in their free time?
6 How do they get fresh vegetables?
7 How do they dispose of their waste and garbage?
8 When did the first expedition team of Japan go to Antarctica?
9 Are you interested in a trip to Antarctica?

Useful Words
南極大陸     Antarctica
砕氷船      icebreaker
越冬する     winter
人工の光     artificial light
カイワレ大根   white radish sprouts
生物分解する   biodegrade
観測隊      expedition team

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新幹線 the Shinkansen [Others]

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 did the Shinkansen start its service?
2 How fast is it now?
3 Why does it have a long nose?
4 Why are there so many tunnels on its routes?
5 Aside from the Tokaido Shinkansen, what Shinkansen do you have?
6 Why do you think the Shinkansen is so popular among foreign tourists?
7 Do you think the ticket price is reasonable?
8 What's the difference between Nozomi, Hikari, and Kodama?
9 How long does it take from Tokyo to Osaka by the fastest Shinkansen?
10 What's a "seven-minute miracle"?
11 When did you first ride the Shinkansen?
12 Which do you prefer, a window seat or an isle seat?

Useful Words
時速       per hour
空気抵抗     air resistance
減らす      reduce, decrease
高速で走る    run at a high speed
通路側の席    isle seat

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温泉 Hot Springs [Others]

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 Is it okay to wear a swimsuit in a hot spring bath?
2 How about wrapping my body with a bath towel?
3 Why can't we use a towel in the bathtub?
4 Where do you put your towel?
5 Are there any other etiquettes we should know?
6 I hear tattooed paople are not allowed to take a hot spring bath. Why?
7 Why do Japanese people like hot springs so much?
8 Why are there so many hot springs in Japan?
9 What's "roten-buro"?
10 What hot spring resort do you recommend?

Useful Words
お湯をきれいに保つ  keep the water clean
浴槽のへり      the rim of the bathtub
AをBから締め出す   keep A out of B
鉱物         mineral
血行を良くする    improve your blood circulation
露天風呂       open-air bath

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ハローキティ Hello Kitty [Others]

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 Do you like Hello Kitty? Do you have any Hello Kitty goods?
2 What's a kittyler?
3 Why do you think Hello Kitty is so loved in the world?
4 Why does she have no mouth?
5 Is it true she has a pet cat?
6 Sanrio says Hello Kitty is not a cat but a little girl. What do you think?
7 Do you have any other information about Hello Kitty?

Useful Words
~にはまっている  be crazy about, be into, be addicted to
心で話す      speak with one's heart
四つ足で歩く    walk on four legs
猫のひげ      whisker
さそり座      Scorpio
3年生       third grader

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銭湯 Public Bathhouse [Others]

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 Are public bathhouses in Japan mixed-sex baths?
2 What does the character "ゆ" on the Japanese curtain mean?
3 How much is the fee?
4 Is it okay that a five-year-boy take a bath in the women's section?
5 Why has the number of public bathhouses been decreasing?
6 Which do you like, a public bathhouse or the bath in your house?
7 How important is the habit of taking a bath?
8 What's a "super sento"?
9 Do you go to a public bathhouse?

Useful Words
混浴       mixed-sex bath
のれん      Japanese curtain
廃業する     go out of business
血行を良くする  improve your blood circulation
複合浴場施設   bath complex

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地震 Earthquake [Others]

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 Why is September 1st Disaster Prevention Day?
2 How often do you have an earthquake?
3 What if we have a big earthquake when we are in a building?
4 If on the street? If on the train?
5 Why do you have so many earthquakes in Japan?
6 How do you prepare for a big earthquake?
7 What do you have in your emergency bag?
8 What's the biggest earthquake you experienced?
9 How different is Japanese seismic intensity scale from magnitude?

Useful Words
防災の日    Disaster Prevention Day
閉じ込められる be stuck inside
落下物     falling objects
プレートの境界 plate boundaries
パニックになる panic / freak out
避難訓練    eacuation drill
非常持ち出し袋 emergency bag / survival kit
懐中電灯    flashlight
震度 Japanese (seismic intensity) scale

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怪談 Horror Stories [Others]

質問に答えて、英語スピーキングの練習をしましょう。
1 Do you like horror stories?
2 Could you tell me a horror story you know?
3 Who wrote "Kwaidan (怪談)"? What do you know about the writer?
4 What's "kimodameshi (肝試し)"?
5 What's "hyaku-monogatari (百物語)"?
6 Why do you have such events in summer?
7 Have you ever tried a haunted house?
8 Do you believe in ghosts?

Useful Words
百物語      a gathering of 100 scary stories
吹き消す     blow out
肝試し      a courage test
身の毛もよだつ  hair-raising
背筋が凍るような spine-chilling
お化け屋敷    hounted house

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箸 Chopsticks [Others]

質問に答えて、英語スピーキングの練習をしましょう。
1 Could you tell me how to hold chopsticks?
2 Are Japanese chopsticks different from Chinese or Korean chopsticks?
3 Is it important to use chopsticks correctly?
4 How do Japanese kids learn how to use chopsticks?
5 Do you think disposable chopsticks are eco-friendly?
6 Which do you prefer, chopsticks or a knife and fork?
7 Do you carry your own chopsticks with you?
8 Do you think using chopsticks is good for brain training?
9 Why is it a taboo to stick your chopsticks upright in a bowl of food?
10 Do you have any other taboos when you use chopsticks?

Useful Words
上の箸     upper stick
下の箸     lower stick
親指のつけ根  the base of the thumb
先が細い    be tapered
割り箸     disposable chopsticks
死者に供える  offer to the deceased

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トイレ Japanese Toilets [Others]

質問に答えて、英語スピーキングの練習をしましょう。
1 Do you think Japanese toilets are No.1 in the world? Why?
2 Why do you think Japanese toilets are so multi-functional?
3 What functions does your toilet have?
4 Do you think the function of flushing sound is necessary?
5 Could you tell me how to use a Japanese squat-style toilet?
6 Do you want a toilet with the self-cleaning function?
7 What if your toilet is clogged?
8 Some people say pregnant women should clean the toilet every day. Why?

Useful Words
多機能の   multi-functional
流水音    flushing sound
和式トイレ  Japanese squat toilet
しゃがむ   squat
金隠し    hood
詰まる    be clogged
吸引カップ  plunger
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