英語の記事を毎週読むのが英語上達に役立つ ジェンダーギャップ世界トップ10の国は?


英語の上達には勉強ではなく、日々英語を使うこと。

これが一番です。

多くのラーナーさんの悩みがボキャブラリーをなかなか覚えられないということですが、

でも単語を単語帳を作って覚えるというのはめちゃくちゃ大変な割に効果は限られています。

では、ボキャブラリーを増やすには、どうしたらいいのでしょうか?

それは簡単です。

毎日に英語を使い、慣れるのが一番です。

DCECのブログを活用して英語に触れてください。

本日のDCECのダイアログでは、ケーキを使った様々な表現が学べるので楽しんでください。


今週の英語の記事は、WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM が発表したジェンダーギャップの記事で、世界のトップ10の国についての記事もあります。

■Take Things for Granted


Characters: C - Chan; H: Hina


A GV and a learner in class talking about a documentary.


C: Hi, Hina. So, what are you working on these days?

H: I saw a documentary last night on the internet.

C: Documentary? About what?

H: About education.

C: Sounds neat.

H: Since I saw it, I’ve been curious and started

researching about education in third-world countries.

C: Interesting. So, tell me what you found out.

H: It's really a tough situation for them. Many children

don't have opportunities to get education. And

according to international organizations, girls

don't even get a chance just because of their gender.

C: Wow. That's so sad. We really have to appreciate what we

have and the things we get to enjoy just because we

were born in a more fortunate situation.

H: I agree. We shouldn't take things for granted.




●Vocabulary:


Documentary            ドキュメンタリー

Curious               好奇心

Third-world countries       第三世界の国々

Tough              タフ、強い

Get a chance           チャンスがある

Gender             性別

Wow (used in a bad/sad situation) わぁ (悪い状況、悲しい状況で使われる)

Take things for granted      物事を当然のことと思う




●Comprehension and Reflection Questions


1. What is Hina working on these days?


a. Since she saw a documentary last night on the internet,

she has been curious and started researching about being a vegan.

b. Since she saw a documentary last night on the internet, she

has been curious and started researching about education

in third-world countries.

c. Since she saw a documentary last night on the internet,

she has been curious and started researching about being

a politician and changing the government.

d. Since she saw a documentary last night on the internet,

she has been curious and started researching about

being an activist.


2. Why did Hina say it was a tough situation?


a. Because they have to walk long distances and cross

a couple of rivers just to go to school.

b. Because they have to go through the jungle with wild

animals just to go to school.

c. Because many children don't have opportunities to get

education and according to international organizations,

girls don't even get a chance just because of their gender.

d. Because she wants the children to start working out

to be strong.




■当たり前のこと


キャラクター C:チャン、H:ヒナ