3. ふとったね††††††††††††††

1. Context

場所†††††††††††††††††††††† 後藤(ごとう)さんの家

話し相手†††††††††††††††† 近所(きんじょ)杉本(すぎもと)さん

このうちに来てから†††† 6か月

 

The neighbour, Sugimoto, who you come across every now and then but with whom you do not have a close relationship, has not seen you for a while and his first comment is that you have put on weight. You are hurt by his comment.

 

How would you respond?

 

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2†† Language choices

 

3.

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X

Likely consequences

4教師

生の声
お父さん

お母さん

よしひろ

 

 

a)    そうですか。 そうですね。

 

 

 

 

 

 

b)    お母さんの料理(りょうり)がおいしいから。

 

 

 

 

 

c)     ほんとうですか。

 

 

 

 

 

d)    わたし/ぼく、ふとった?

 

 

 

 

 

e)    え、ショック。

(笑いながら)

 

 

 

 

 

f)      そんな()(かた)はないでしょ。((わら)いながら)

 

 

 

 

 

g)    え、ひどい!(笑いながら)

 

 

 

 

h)    わたし/ぼく、気にしているんですよ。((わら)いながら)

 

 

 

 

 

 

i)      そんな言い方をしてもいいんですか。

 

 

 

 

 

j)Ö(だまる- do not respond at all

 

 

 

 

生の声 †††††††††

6. Vocabulary

 

You will have heard Etsuko, Tomihiko or Yoshihiro use the following words. Match the Japanese words with their English clues.

 

a.    まじめっぽく††††††††††††††††††† Iím shocked!

b.    ショック†††††††††††††††††††††††† the way itís used

c.     わるいこと言われた††††††††††† saying nothing

d.    つかいかた††††††††††††††††††††† neighbourhood

e. だまってI/youhad something awful saidto me/you

f. 近所(きんじょ)†††††† in a seemingly serious manner

 

7.What the Goto family said

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We asked Tomihiko, Etsuko, and their younger son, Yoshihiro what they thought about the above choices. They commented in general, and made some alternative suggestions. Listen again to what they said.

 

Select the correct answer and make a note of the linguistic evidence that supports your answer. The first one is done for you.

 

e.g.1. Tomihiko, the father, suggests the ryuugakusei

a.†† ††† could respond with いいえ

b.†† ††† should not respond with いいえ

 

Tomihiko said 「いいえ」なんていわない You donít say anything likeいいえ.

2.                In commenting about ショック, Etsuko, the mother

a.                      speaks for herself

b.                      is speaking on behalf of a larger group

 

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3.                About そんな言い方をしてもいいですか。Etsuko

a.                      expresses concern about how the student might say it

b.                      says it a serious matter and therefore this response is  acceptable

c.                       is certain thatit is OK to say it

 

 

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4.                Etsuko suggests that to say nothing

a.†††† is acceptable

b.†††† isnít acceptable

 

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5.   She is

a.                       sure of her opinion

b.                       seeking some agreement from others

 

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8.How Etsuko said it

 

Etsuko made everyone laugh when she made suggestions of what a student shouldnít say in this situation. Read or listen again to the following excerpt from the 生の声 and answer the following questions.

 

言っちゃいけないことは、何かな。

あー、「いやだ!」(笑)近所の人に行きあって、あまり言えないわよね。

「おまえもそうね。」これは...笑)「あなただって 」でも、んー、でも、そんなこと言えないわねえ、留学生。

 

a. Twice Etsuko chose to use a particle that gives a feminine or softening effect. What particle is that? _______

 

b. 言っちゃいけないin the top line is a colloquial way of saying

 

____________________いけないこと.

 

c. おまえ means ___________ but it is usually said in a very familiar context, and is more likely to be said by male speakers speaking to juniors or equals so it would sound disrespectful in a formal situation.

 

d.あなただって could be translated into English as ď__________youĒ