無料体験

Aug 19 (Sat) 2017: English Discussion with Japanese People

Update :

Are you feeling tired of having a conversation like, “What’s your name?” or “What do you like to do?” You must have talked about and seen others talking about these things a million times! Then why don’t you join “Eigoでディスカッション”, the discussion event for anybody who wants to interact with local Japanese people in English?
 
In this “Eigoでディスカッション”, members will go step further and talk about ongoing hot issues. I have 3 different types of topics ready.
 
The first topic is just for icebreaking. Even though we are all fed up with “How are you? I’m good, and you?” kind of conversation, we still need to make sure that we feel comfortable starting a conversation. So we begin with a relatively easy topic to chat about.
 
For the second topic, I almost always use proverbs and quotes to start a kind of discussion where members need to stand on one side or the other. You are expected to state your opinions as well as to provide logical reasoning and details. This way, you can improve your logical thinking.
 
For the final topic, I always make sure to bring up hot issues that are affecting Japanese society. I think it’s a good idea to discuss issues that are actually relevant to what’s going on in our society if you want to better understand Japanese society and this is a good opportunity to interact with Japanese people at a higher level.
 
 
Details
*To join, please click “Join us!” on Facebook
 

Location:
福島英語塾(Fukushima English Language School)
#515 Fukushima Building 5-13-18, Fukushima, Fukushima-ku, Osaka
Date:
August 19 (Sat) 12:10-13:40
*Please arrive 5 minutes earlier
 
Fee:
Free (Foreigners)
*¥1,000 yen for Japanese participants
 
Prohibited Behaviors:
Any type of solicitation is prohibited. Please report any solicitation to Takayuki Inubushi, the organizer of “Eigoでディスカッション”.
 
 
Attendee Limit:
Up to 10 participants

 

Topics


 

<TOPIC 1>

What do you do for your health?

(健康のために何かしていますか?)

 

 

<TOPIC 2>

Japanese people tend to beat around the bush.

Do you agree or disagree?

(日本人は遠回しに言いがち。賛成?反対?)

 

 

<TOPIC 3>

Did you know electric vehicles (EV) were already available in the mid 19th century? Unlike conventional cars fueled by oil, EVs are powered by electricity. Now with increasing oil prices and environmental concerns, EVs are regaining its popularity. However, they will never replace gas powered automobiles unless EV infrastructure is adequately built up.Another hurdle is that it takes up to 8 hours to charge the battery at home. We also have some other alternatives such as plug-in hybrid electric vehicles known as PHEV. What can we do to make EVs go mainstream?

(電気自動車(EV)は19世紀中旬にはすでに使われていたってご存知でしたか?既存の石油で動く自動車と違って、EVは電気を動力としています。現在、石油価格の高騰や環境問題を背景に、EVは再び脚光を浴びています。しかしEV用のインフラが整わない限り、既存の自動車に取って代わることはできません。さらに家庭で充電するのに最大8時間もかかることも課題です。またプラグインハイブリッド(PHEV)と呼ばれる乗り物も世に出ているわけです。EV車が今後主流となるにはどうすれば良いでしょう?)


 

I’m looking forward to seeing you in “Eigoでディスカション”.