やさしい英語会話 (284) High School in Australia Compared to Japan

Posted by: huepod





先週に引き続き、オーストラリアの話題をお届けします。日本の高校で初めての授業に臨み、オーストラリアから来た高校生は少し緊張気味。彼女によれば、オーストラリアの高校と日本の高校はずいぶんと異なっているようです。

(初級〜中級)

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

weird
=strange

the classrooms are grouped based on what's taught.
教室は教えられる科目によって分かれている。

primary school
小学校

(to) spill
こぼす

sticky
べたべたする

If someone spills their sticky drink in the classroom...
誰かがべとべとする飲み物を教室にこぼしたら
※someoneは単数扱いだが、口語表現ではthey/their/themで受けるのが普通。

(to) head off
出発する

(to) get started on
...を始める

rubbish
ばかげている

*** Script ***

High School in Australia Compared to Japan

M: So, it's your first day of school in Japan. Are you nervous?

W: Yeah, it's so different back in Australia.

M: How so?

W: In Japan, the whole school is in one building. That's so weird. In Australia, our schools are generally lots of buildings with fields between them. And the classrooms are grouped based on what's taught. So, in primary school the classrooms for each grade are in different buildings. And in high school, the classrooms are grouped by the subject that's generally taught in that building.

M: Oh wow, that sounds nice. Classes in different buildings. But Japan doesn't really have the space for that.

W: Yeah, I guess. Why is it necessary to have so many pairs of shoes, though? I thought I'd need new shoes for school, but all I do is put them in a locker when I arrive at school. I bought these shoes for nothing.

M: So in Australia you just walk in dirty shoes all through the buildings?

W: Hmm, I didn't think of that, but I guess we've got the right equipment to clean up. And if someone spills their sticky drink in the classroom, it doesn't make much of a difference. Ha ha!

(Bell rings)

W: Hey, we better head off so we can get started on this homework.

M: Don't go yet! We've still got cleaning duty!

W: Really? We have to do it?

M: Yep.

W: Ugh, this situation is rubbish!

(Written by Stella-Maree Trounson)

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