第7回 “What is Sandwich Eikaiwa?”

サンドイッチ英会話ポッドキャスト第7回

Thank you for joining me again.

It’s a time of celebration for both countries. Last week, here in Australia, we celebrated Easter from the 18th to the 21 st of April..

Easter is a festival and holiday celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. However, for most of us, Easter means holidays and chocolate. The Easter bunny visits us and leaves chocolate eggs. And most families take a trip somewhere.

Next week you will be celebrating Golden week, which leads me to my podcast question.

How will you celebrate golden Week this year?

What will you do?
Will you go somewhere?
Do you have any special plans?

Do you know how to explain the Golden Week holiday in English?

Let’s go through each holiday

昭和の日 - Showa Day. April 29 is the birthday of former Emperor Showa, who died in the year 1989.

憲法記念日 - Constitution Day. On this day in 1947, the new postwar constitution was put into effect.

みどりの日 - Green Day - The day is dedicated to the environment and nature, because emperor Showa loved plants and nature.

こどもの日 - Children's Day - The Boy's Festival is celebrated on this day. Families pray for the health and future success of their sons by hanging up carp streamers and displaying samurai dolls, both symbolizing strength, power and success in life.

Now, we have another reasons to celebrate. My business partner and I have been making new Sandwich Eikaiwa lessons. And we are almost finished recording them.

In this podcast I will walk you through what Sandwich Eikaiwa is and play you a sample lesson.

So, let’s get started.

What is Sandwich Eikaiwa?

Sandwich Eikaiwa is an English Speaking Course. It is a learning course designed to get you speaking English. It is not one of those ただながしてきくだけで listening programs. We actually make you speak, because speaking is the best way to learn a language.

Image Training

あなたはバスでビーチに行こうとしています。ガイドマップを見ると、様々な行き先のバスが運行していて、どのバスに乗ればよいのかがわかりません。そこであなたはホテルの受付でこう聞きます。

どのバスに乗ればよいですか。

Grammar Point

今回のサンドイッチのパンはWhat何々should I何々。
「どの何々を何々すればよいですか。」

Shouldは「何々するべき」。直訳すると「私はどの何々を何々するべきですか」となります。
複数の事柄の中から自分が選択するべきものを尋ねる場合の表現です。Whatの後は名詞。Iの後は動詞になります。
それではパンに具を挟んでサンドイッチを完成させましょう。

イメージトレーニングの答えです。What bus should I take?

Exercise

What ticket should I buy?
どのチケットを買えばよいですか。

What train should I take?
どの電車にのればよいですか

What number should I call?
どの番号に電話すればよいですか

What station should I get off at?
どの駅で降りればよいですか

What form should I fill out?
どのフォームに記入すればよいですか

What button should I press?
どのボタンを押せばよいですか?

What size should I wear?
どのサイズを着たらよいですか?

What tram should I take?
どの路面電車に乗ればよいですか

What highway should I take?
どの高速道路にのればよいですか

What queue should I stand in?
どの列に並べばいいですか

I hope you have a wonderful Golden Week. Take care and enjoy your holidays.