やさしい英語会話 (276) Living in Saijo, A Rural Area

Posted by: huepod




4月に入り、広島大学のキャンパスにも新入生の姿を目にするようになりました。入学を機に、東広島キャンパスの周辺で一人暮らしを始めたという学生さんも多いと思います。酒都・西条をはじめ、地元ならではの楽しみもたくさんあります。今回は、そんな西条暮らしについての会話です。

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

(to) move
引っ越す

(to) have a look around
〜を見て回る

a bit
ちょっと(down the roadにかかる)

(to) shoot pool
ビリヤードをする

the 'capital of sake'
「酒都」

(a) brewery
醸造所、酒蔵

(to) check ... out
...を見てみる

packed with people
人でごった返す

(a) stall
屋台

all-you-can-drink
飲み放題の

awesome
すてきな

other than that
その他にも

ruins
旧跡

the ancient burial ground
古代の埋葬地


*** Script ***

Living in Saijo, a Rural Area

W: Yesterday I just finished moving into my apartment, so today I was thinking about having a look around Saijo. Would you like to join me?

M: Yeah, sounds great. I've been here for a year, so I can be your tour guide! It must be tough for you, to come to a new country and live in such a rural area like Saijo.

W: I don't think it'll be too bad. So, what do you normally do for fun?

M: Well, a few of us like going out drinking. There's a few good izakayas around here.

W: Oh! That doesn't sound too bad.

M: We can also go to karaoke, and the Game Centre is nearby. Oh, and down the road a bit there's a place we go to shoot pool sometimes.

W: That sounds like fun! We should go some time!

M: If you want to look around, Saijo is the 'capital of sake'. We have the breweries near the station. They're cool to look at, and you might even get a few samples.

W: Yeah! I really want to check them out!

M: In October there'll be the annual Sake Festival. The area close to the station is packed with people and stalls. And there's an all-you-can-drink area with sake from all over the place.

W: That sounds awesome!

M: Yeah, but other than that, there's only the Kagamiyama Castle ruins, the ancient burial ground, called a 'kofun', and there might be international events where people gather to talk and practise their language skills. Besides Japanese friends, you might even meet people from lots of other countries.

W: That's so cool!

M: Yeah, but it must be tough to adapt to such a small town…

W: Are you listening to me? You listed so many interesting things! I'm sure I'm gonna love the Saijo area!

(Written by Stella-Maree Trounson)

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