中高生の基礎英語 24/6/13(木) T6-D4 If you had one superpower, what would it be?


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中高生の基礎英語 24/6/13(木) T6-D4 If you had one superpower, what would it be?
-Chat with the Guest ゲストの会話を聴いて、聴き取れたことをメモしてみましょう。
Q1. How old was Mieke when she started junior high school and then high school in Indonesia?
Q2. Did Mieke’s high school serve lunch?
Q3. Did Mieke’s high school have a uniform?

-Guest’s Thoughts ゲストがトピックについてどんなことを言っていたのか、 質問に答えながら確認しましょう。
Q1. If Mieke could have a superpower, what would it be?
Q2. If Mieke could do that, what would she like to do? Give at least one example.
Q3. Why does Mieke think that that superpower is the most useful superpower?

-Sandy’s Thoughts パートナーがトピックについてどんなことを言っていたのか、質問に答えながら確認しましょう。
Q1. If Sandy could have a superpower, what would it be?
Q2. When Sandy was a kid, what did she hope the wind would do?
Q3. If Sandy could use that superpower, what would she do?

checkered
Muslim
a person who believes in Islam
length
how long something is
shuttle
a bus, train, or plane that goes between two places
apart from
in addition to
historical figure
a famous person in history who often had a great influence on other people’s lives
construction
building or making roads, buildings, bridges, etc.
Cleopatra
(69-30 BC) a queen of Egypt
tomb
a structure or underground room, often made of stone, where a dead person’s body is placed
driveway
planet
a large body in space, such as Earth, Venus, or Mars, that moves around the Sun or another star

-Chat with the Guest
♪ Topic 6: If you had one superpower, what would it be? Day 4.
All right. Let’s start off with a chat with Mieke. Mieke, we’d like to know more about your junior high and high school days. How old were you when you started junior high school and then high school in Indonesia?
I was 12 years old when I started junior high school. And then I was 15 years old during my first year of high school.
I see.
Did your high school serve lunch?
Yes. At my school, there is(→was) a canteen.
What does “canteen” mean?
It’s a place where you can buy food. It’s like a small cafeteria.
Oh.
Was it expensive?
No, not really. It’s(→It was) actually very cheap.
Did your high school have a uniform?
Yes. There were three types of uniforms when I was in high school.
Three?
Yeah. I wore a short-sleeved white shirt every day. But on Mondays and Fridays, I wore a knee-length white skirt, while on Tuesdays and Thursdays, I wore a gray skirt. And on Wednesdays or sometimes on Saturdays, I wore a green-blue checkered skirt.
Oh. So, you had three different skirts.
That’s right.
Wow. Then you didn’t have any long-sleeved shirts?
We have(had) long-sleeved shirts for Muslim(s). They wear(→wore) long-sleeved shirts and ankle-length skirts.
That makes sense.
Uh-huh. Yes, I see.
That’s interesting.
In Indonesia, every high school had and still has the same white and gray skirts.
Every high school?
Yeah.
So, that means many high school students or all high school students dress the same on several days every week?
Yes. They dress the same. But the green-blue checkered skirt – it was a special uniform designed by my school.
Did every school have its own special skirt, also?
Some of them did, and some of them didn’t.
So, Mieke, how did you get to school?
I went to school using a private shuttle service.
Oh.
Yeah. It picked me up from my house and dropped me off at school.
Oh. Just you alone?
No. With other kids, too.
Wow.
Yes. In Jakarta, there are lots of businesses that offer rides to school. Each car can take up to 10 kids.
Wow. That’s a big car.
Yeah. Are there also school buses?
No, not really.
Huh, interesting. May I ask, how old were you started learning English?
I started learning English at the age of six. In school, we had an English class once a week. In addition, I attended extra English lessons twice a week outside of school until junior high school. After that, I continued studying English by myself, apart from classes at school and university.
Wow. How did you do that?
I bought books. I watched anime, TVs(→TV programs).
That’s why you speak such good English now, I guess.
Thank you very much.

-Guest’s Thoughts
Now, let’s move on to Mieke’s and Sandy’s thoughts. So, Mieke, please tell us, if you had one superpower, what would it be?
If I could have a superpower, it would be time travel. I would like to see how people lived a long time ago, meet historical figures, and visit the future.

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