やさしい英語会話 (6) New Zealand and Homestays

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「ニュージーランドとホームステイ」が今回のテーマです。みなさんがこの国に抱くイメージは、人口をはるかに凌ぐ羊の群れでしょうか、それともラグビーのオールブラックスでしょうか。そのニュージーランド出身で、日本でホームステイしている学生と、ニュージーランドでホームステイ経験のある日本人学生が、ホームシックやコミュニケーション、食文化などについて会話をします。



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M: Hi. I'm Jack, from New Zealand, and I'm studying Japanese here. Could I ask your name?

W: Hi. I'm Yumi. You're from New Zealand? ! I went there as an exchange student!

M: Oh, really? How long were you there?

W: For about a year.

M: And where did you stay?

W: I stayed in Auckland. Where about in New Zealand are you from?

M: Auckland! Nice. I'm from Wellington. Have you been there?

W: Yes! I like the city. There were some nice old buildings, and I remember the government building...uh what was the name of it?

M: You mean Bee-Hive?

W: That's it! It was different.

M: Did you do a homestay?

W: Yes. I stayed with a middle-aged couple. They took me to Wellington. They had never had a student stay with them but they were really nice.

M: Didn't you have a problem, like feeling homesick?

W: Yeah, I was kind of homesick at first, because it was so different from Japan. And my English wasn't that good, and my host family couldn't speak Japanese, so I had a hard time communicating with them. After just a week in New Zealand, I couldn't take it anymore and cried...but my hostmom hugged me and talked to me. After that, I felt a lot better and didn't feel homesick anymore.

M: That sounds awesome!

W: I know. I've heard some people change their hostfamilies because they don't get on well. Are you doing homestay here?

M: Yep. They're really nice. But...their English is so good, and I've been here for about a month now, and they still talk to me in English. I'm here to study Japanese, so I want them to speak in Japanese...but everything else is great. I like the Japanese food that my host-okasan cooks!

W: Sweet. Have you tried natto?

M: Yeah, I love it.

W: Really? A lot of people say it smells bad...but it's good for you. Try it with kimchi. It's nice.

M: Natto and kimchi? OK, I'll try it. Nice talking to you Yumi. See you again.

W: You too. See ya!

(Written by Ayumi Furutani)

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