やさしい英語会話 (326) Miyajima

Posted by: huepod





今回のテーマは「世界遺産・宮島」。国内外からの観光客でいつも賑わっている、広島を代表する観光スポットです。リスナーの皆さんの中には、この4月から広島での新生活がスタートした人も多いと思います。ぜひ宮島について英語で紹介できるようになりましょう!
 
*** It's a Good Expression ***
(今回の重要表現)

though
〜だけど ※文中の位置に注意

iconic
象徴的な

landmark
史跡

make for...
...に合っている

backdrop
背景

reflective
考え深い、内省的な

pet
[動] を可愛がる

pour
土砂降りになる

jeez
くそっ

annoying
うっとうしい

fend off
かわす、受け流す

pants
ズボン

take a bite out of...
...をかじる


*** Script ***
Miyajima

W: Hi, Zach! What’d you do this weekend?

M: Hey, Keiko. I went to Miyajima on Sunday! It was my first time going.

W: Oh, that sounds fun. So, you went to Itsukushima Shrine?

M: Of course! Actually, though, my main reason for going to Miyajima was to climb Mount Misen. But it rained so much on Sunday I decided to hike on a different day.

W: Aw, too bad you weren’t able to hike. But Itsukushima Shrine’s really good. It’s one of the most iconic Japanese landmarks, I think.

M: I can see why. I think that the clouds and rain made for a very beautiful backdrop, actually.

W: Yeah, whenever I go to shrines on rainy days, I feel that I can be more reflective.

M: Probably because there aren’t as many people there! Ha ha.

W: That’s true… Oh, since it was raining, were you UNable to pet the deer?

M: When it really started to pour, all the deer hid under bridges and trees to escape the rain. But before that-- jeez, are those guys annoying!

W: Ha ha. Every time I go to Miyajima, I have to fend off the deer! Did they try to open your bag to look for food?

M: I didn’t have a bag with me, but I DID have a granola bar in my pocket. I forgot about it, so I was trying to figure out why there were deer following me! Then, when I finally stopped walking, they tried to go inside of my pants!

W: Ha ha. Oh my gosh… Well, now you know better! Be careful, though; the deer will try to eat anything that they think is food. One time I went to Miyajima with a friend, and a deer took a bite out of the homework she had in her purse!

M: Ha ha! In America we joke about how “my dog ate my homework,” but I wonder what teacher would ever believe “a deer ate my homework”!

(Written by Jazmin Boulton)

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