中学生の基礎英語 in English 23/9/14(木) T12-D4 Do you ask questions in class?
-Chat with the Guest
What did he say?
Q1. Has Jae ever sung in front of an audience in Japan?
Q2. What kind of songs does Jae write?
Q1. How did Jae feel about asking questions in class?
Q2. In Jae’s opinion, what does asking many questions do?
Q3. What can Jae do if he asks many questions?
Q1. Did Hannah ask questions in class?
Q2. What did Hannah do in classes that bored her?
Q3. When does Hannah like to ask questions?
to take part in some activity or event
activities done in order to increase the sales of a product or service
a place where an ambassador and diplomats live and work
a slow love song
a genre of black music with African-American roots
by himself, alone
a music teacher who helps singers improve their performance
a country’s official song, such as Kimigayo
-Chat with the Guest
♪Topic 12: Do you ask questions in class? Day 4.
All right, then. Before we get into this week’s topic, let’s have a chat with Jae.
So, Jae, you told us before that you like to write songs.
Yes. Nowadays, I write songs for fun, but actually when I was much younger, I used to be a singer.
Oh, really? Could you tell us more about that?
I won a television singing contest at 17 years old.
Seventeen years old?
A long time ago, yes.
That was when you were in high school?
Uh, right after high school.
Right after high school. Wow!
And later on, I met some important people in my life who brought me into acting. And I was a contracted talent with the local television station.
So, you did talent work for TV?
That’s right. Acting, hosting, singing, or attending events.
What kind of events have you sung at?
Weddings or, you know, television charity shows.
And maybe a promotion at shopping malls.
Have you ever sung in front of an audience in Japan?
Oh. Yes, I did. Back in 2016, there was a Chinese festival organized by the embassy in Roppongi. And I was the event opening singer.
You opened the event, wow!
What kind of songs do you write?
I enjoy writing pop ballad songs. And because I like funky music, I write funk-pop as well.
Jae, we’d love to hear you sing. At the end of today’s show, would you be willing to sing for our listeners?
That would be my pleasure.
We’re looking forward to it.