中学生の基礎英語 in English 23/9/15(金) T12-D5 Do you ask questions in class?
Dialogue + Quick Summary
Ken likes how Saki ( ) always ( ) in class. She always ( ) her hand. Ken ( ) he could do that, but it takes ( ). He doesn’t want to ( ) himself or waste everyone’s ( ). He just asks his ( ) after class.
Saki thinks asking ( ) in class is better than going home with lots of ( ). The teacher’s job is to ( ) the students. Besides, if Saki has a question, she thinks there may be other ( ) ) with the ( ) question.
“Oh, no! I can’t believe it!” “What happened?”
It takes courage to ask questions.
If I ask questions, I’ll waste everyone’s time.
I prefer to ask my friends.
Asking is better than going home with lots of questions.
There may be other people with the same question.
I want to understand everything clearly.
= there was no result
to try hard to improve or achieve something
not by accident; knowingly
to make somebody a little angry or uncomfortable
wanting to know about something
in no time
very quickly or very soon
to need, to require
Now, here’s a quick summary of the thoughts we’ve heard. Listen carefully to the summary and try to write down the main points of what Ken and Saki say.
Ken likes how Saki participates in class. She always raises her hand. Ken wishes he could do that, but it takes courage. He doesn’t want to embarrass himself or waste everyone’s time. He just asks his friends after class.
Saki thinks asking questions in class is better than going home with lots of questions. The teacher’s job is to teach the students. Besides, if Saki has a question, she thinks there may be other people with the same question.
Today, let’s talk about the phrase: What happened?
At the end of the dialogue, when Ken returns to his desk, Reo asks, “What happened?”
Yeah. “What happened?” is a question you ask when you want to know about a situation or event that has taken place.
Right. Reo wants to know what Saki did when Ken told her he likes her.
Yes, but nothing happened because Ken didn’t tell her.
Right. Maybe he didn’t have the courage.
Or maybe he just thought it would be better to tell her in another place at another time.
Mmm. True. You can use “What happened?” to ask about anything that happened in the past, even just a moment ago. Riku, try practicing with Hannah.
Imagine that she’s writing an e-mail. Okay?
Oh, no! I can’t believe it!
I sent my message before I finished writing it.
Oh, really? You should cancel your message.
Maybe I should.