「英語のシャワー」 One minute English exercise
「One minute English exercise」
2014 #45 January 10 2014
Happy New Year everyone! Today is Friday, January 10th and it is ________________ outside today.
Did you enjoy your vacation? I’m sure you did. It is always good to have fun and relax. How did you have a fun and relax? Did you go shopping? Did you go skiing or did you watch a movie with family or friends. These are all fun and relaxing things but did you do anything else like make osechi with your family or did you get otoshidama? Or did you eat ozoni?
Let’s learn to say these things in English. Osechi is New Year’s food.
Otoshidama is a custom of giving money to children on New Year’s Day.
And ozoni is a soup containing rice cakes or mochi. By the way did you know that zoni is different in Eastern Japan and Western Japan? In Eastern Japan the soup is clear while in Western Japan the soup is miso.
OK it’s quiz time! Are you ready!? Heerree weeee goooo!!
- What is the custom of giving money to children on New Years Day? …..If you said otoshidama, you are correct!
- What is the name of the soup which has rice cakes in it? If you said ozoni you are correct!
- A lot of people eat this wide variety of food such as fish, beans kamaboko and many other things during the New Year holiday. What is it? ……………. If you said osechi you are correct!
That’s all for today everyone! Thanks for listening! Happy New Year! And see you next time!