Unit 1        

5.    つかれた    



. Context

場所            坂井さんの家

話し相手      (とう)さん

来てから      3ヶ月 

1. You come home exhausted from the heat, the crowded train and speaking Japanese all day. You don’t have the energy to communicate but your host father keeps asking you things to seek some sort of engagement from you. 今日、どうだった?You just want to rest for the time being. How would you respond without causing offence? 





2 Language Choices  


3. O


Likely consequences




a)    つかれた。







b)    ちょっとつかれちゃった。





c)     ごめんね、わたし/ぼく、きょう、すごくつかれてるから。





d)    ......(何も言いません。)





e)    つかれちゃった。お父さんは、どうだった?





f)      その他








6. Vocabulary


You’ll have heard Yuko use the following words in her discussion of the choices.  Match them with their English equivalents by joining them with a line.


a)    ぶっきらぼう                                    care for other’s feelings       

b)    じょうきょう                                    what you really think

c)     気づかい                                         response

d)    本音(ほんね)                                 situation

e)    カバーする                                       at least

f)      多少(たしょう)                               warm up, get animated

g)    はずむ                                            abrupt, blunt

h) 反応(はんのう)                               “covers” (everything)


7.  What Yuko said


Listen again and match what Yuko said about the choices on the left by joining with a line.


Choice                                                        Yuko’s opinion


つかれた!                                           At least say “I’m home”


ごめんね, 今日すごくつかれているから         Liked the feeling of it. Thought it would get the conversation going.


だまって                                             It’s better to say “I’m a bit tired”and show some sensitivity to other’s feelings


お父さん、今日どうだった                        Liked the way it starts with an apology


8. How Yuko said it

Unlike when we write and can edit and rewrite, when we speak, especially in spontaneous conversation like this, we change our direction and “think aloud” as we decide what to say. Listen to Yuko again and list the words and expressions that are evidence that Yuko is still making up her mind as she speaks.