中学生の基礎英語 in English 23/4/13 T2-4 What do you eat first?
-Chat with the Guest
-What did he say?
Q1. How did Stefan learn English?
Q2. Do they have a lot of English classes in school in Iceland?
Q3. What other chances do they have to practice speaking English in Iceland?
Q1. Does Stefan eat his favorite thing first or last? And what’s his favorite thing?
Q2. When Stefan eats at his grandparents’ house, does he eat vegetables? Why or why not?
Q1. Does Hannah like to eat her favorite thing first or last?
Q2. Why does Hannah like to take small bites of her favorite foods in between other foods?
not many, almost none
quite a few
many, a large number of
for each one
usual, typical, ordinary
good for your body
Me three. 言葉遊び
a wordplay using “me too” as “me two.” can be continued as “me four,” “me five,” etc.
to bake, to roast
“do” is used to put the stress on “like”
the sound made by a bell
a lot of fat; oily
-Chat with the Guest
Before we go into the topic today, I think we’d all like to know a little more about you and your home country, Iceland.
So, we all noticed that your English is fantastic. How did you learn English?
I learned most of my English from watching movies.
Iceland, we make some movies in Icelandic, but they are very few. So, if people want to watch more movies, they will watch American movies or European movies, many of them in English.
Do you have a lot of English classes in school?
I think we have quite a few English classes in school. Children in Iceland start to learn English at around age seven. And we have many speaking and conversation classes from an early age as well.
How many classmates?
In Iceland, we have maybe 20 to 25 students per class.
So, when you watch movies, you’re listening, and in classes, you speak. But what other chance(s) do you have to practice speaking in Iceland?
I think a lot of people in Iceland will go traveling once or twice a year.
And that’s a good chance to use their English.
Okay, I see.
Hmm. Traveling and movies.
Great. Great ideas.
This week, we’re talking about the first thing you eat when you have a meal. Stefan, have you ever thought about that?
Yes, I have.
It’s a common question in Iceland.
Whether you eat your favorite thing first, or if you leave it until last.
That’s a common question in Iceland. Well, then, let me ask you. What do you eat first?
I usually eat my vegetables first.
I eat my favorite food last.
Icelandic salmon is my favorite food. So, I eat it last. I can eat almost everything. I can eat natto, sashimi, even umeboshi.
Wow, that’s great.
I like vegetables. But my grandfather doesn’t like them. When I have dinner at my grandparents’ house, I don’t eat vegetables because my grandfather never buys them. I am a person that thinks about my health a lot. So, I tell my grandfather that the vegetables are very healthy.
But he says he prefers fish or meat. My grandfather is quite stubborn.
Stubborn. Riku, do you know the word “stubborn”?
No. I don’t understand.
“Stubborn” means “not changing your way of thinking easily.” For example, I’ve told my grandfather to eat vegetables many times, but he doesn’t eat them. He is stubborn.