やさしい英語会話 (270) It's Hard to Be a Student (1)

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広島大学ではまもなく後期(第4ターム)の授業が終了し、期末試験の時期に入ります。これから試験対策に追われて頭の痛いという学生さんも多いと思います。今回のエピソードは、そんな大学生活の大変な一面にスポットを当てました。今週と来週の2回にわたり「大学生の大変さ」についての会話をお届けします。

(初級〜中級)
*** It's a Good Expression ***
(今回の重要表現)

(to) irk
悩ませる

extracurricular activities
課外活動

Gosh, here we go again.
うへぇ、また始まったよ。

(to) be supposed to
と考えられている

midterm exam
中間試験

semi-decent
それなりにきちんとしている(so-so)

flawed
欠点がある


*** Script ***

It's Hard to Be a Student (Part 1)

M: You know what really irks me?

W: No… not really.

M: Well… can I tell you?

W: Ugg, (sighs) I guess so.

M: Okay. So, what really irks me are college schedules, you know? We're expected to attend classes all day, participate in extracurricular activities, have a part time job, eat, and somehow still get eight hours of sleep a night.

W: Gosh, here we go again.

M: Am I not right?

W: No, you ARE right! But there really isn't too much we can do about it, is there?

M: I guess you're right. But how are these supposed to be the "greatest 4 years of my life" if I never even have time to lift my head from a book.

W: HA! You've never even opened a book.

M: You know what I mean. Plus, it seems like every 3 weeks I have another midterm exam. That's not a midterm, it's just a test!

W: So what's your point? You came to college knowing you'd have to work a little bit, didn't you?

M: Of course I did, but I'm just not so sure how I'm supposed to balance all of this work, a semi-decent social life, and still try to find time to sleep. It seems nearly impossible to me.

W: People have been going to college for years. The system doesn't seem too flawed to me.

M: Sure, people have been going to college for years, and it's also the start of their lifetime high stress levels.

W: Hmm… I hate to admit it but I'm just as stressed as you.

(Written by Matteen Aminpour)

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