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2013-06-08 プラクティス予告

Dear Kyoto ESS members
This is the announcement about the practice on June 8.

(1) Genre : Talk
(2) Title : The average middle-aged Japanese men and women

Can you guess? Who is he?
*1. He works about forty hours a week!
*2. He does about thirty minutes of exercise a week.
*3. He has about eight good friends.
*4. He thinks he is a good driver!
*5. He weighs about eighty-two kg!
*6. He has one point eight children.
*7. He can cook about four kinds of meal.
*8. He owns about three TVs.
*9. He is married.
*10. He has twenty-two pairs of socks.
The answer is → He is the average middle-aged UK men.
Let’s image the average middle-aged (age from 40 to 59 age) Japanese men and women like these. (*1~*10)
And talk about them.

(3) Description
1. Make some groups. (17:35~17:45)
2. All of members think about the topic.
3. And write down ten ideas (for example, office hours, holiday, appearance, hobby, belongings and so on) of the average middle-aged Japanese men and women on the A4 sheet. (17:45~18:05)
4. Talk about them and choose the best ten ideas in your group.
After that, write them down on a large sheet. (18:05~18:30)
5. Each group gives a brief presentation. (18:30~18:40)

I hope you’ll enjoy this practice.
Thank you.


2013-06-15 プラクティス予告

Hello, there, ladies and gentlemen,

This is an announcement for the practice on July 15th.

Genre: Discussion (Group work)
Title: The Cruiser Story

1. Make groups of 5 ~ 7 people.
2. Read the story you are given and rank the characters from 1 (best) to 5 (worst).
3. In your group, create a ranking that best represents the opinions of all the members of your group.
As you do so, discuss your reasons for giving a particular person a high or a low ranking.
4. Present your group's rank and some points of deciding it before all.

I hope you all enjoy it,

Cheers !



2013-06-22 プラクティス予告

Dear ESS members

This is an announcement for the practice on June 22nd.
Genre: Discussion
Title: The memories of your part-time job

We will discuss our part-time job experience.
Through some of job, we could make a lot of friends,and you could also find a life partner in the workplace. Maybe some people had a precious experience which affected your way of living.
I will give you several subjects for discussion:

(1) What was the most impressive part -time job for you?
(2) What was the most surprising happening in your job?
(3) what was the most profitable experience in your job?
(4) What was the worst experience in your job?

Let's talk about your memories and enjoy it.

Best regards Keiko Onoe





Presenter: 富久田久子さん
Genre:  Talk

Title:  The most impressive, shocking, happy, sad or important thing for you recently


Presenter: 岩井恵さん
Genre:  Discussion

Title:  My own rule



Presenter: 太田安里さん

Genre: Game

Title:  Become a funny illustrator and reporter !

参加者: 35名

Presenter: 中島志保さん

Genre: Talk

Title :  Communication among neighbors

参加者: 30名






                 (出典:日本経済新聞 電子版 2013.5.28より)

 今回は、OECDは、日本のことをどのように評価しているか、OECD Better Life Indexより


 Japan performs favourably in several measures of well-being, and ranks close to the average or higher
in several topics in the Better Life Index.
 Money, while it cannot buy happiness, is an important means to achieving higher living standards.
In Japan, the average household net-adjusted disposable income is 24 147 USD a year,
more than the OECD average of 23 047 USD a year. But there is a considerable gap between the richest and poorest
– the top 20% of the population earn more than six times as much as the bottom 20%.
 In terms of employment, 70% of people aged 15 to 64 in Japan have a paid job, above the OECD employment average of 66%.
Some 80% of men are in paid work, compared with 60% of women, suggesting that women encounter difficulties in balancing work and family life.
People in Japan work 1 728 hours a year, less than the OECD average of 1 776 hours.
 Having a good education is an important requisite for finding a job. In Japan, the average student scored 529 in reading literacy,
maths and science in the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).
This score is higher than the OECD average of 497, making Japan one of the strongest OECD countries in students’ skills.
On average in Japan, girls outperformed boys by 14 points, more than average OECD gender gap of 9 points.
 Concerning the public sphere, there is a strong sense of community and moderate levels of civic participation in Japan,
where 90% of people believe that they know someone they could rely on in time of need, in line with the OECD average.
Voter turnout, a measure of public trust in government and of citizens’ participation in the political process, was 69% during recent elections;
below the OECD average of 72%.
 In general; the Japanese are more satisfied with their lives than the OECD average,
with 87% of people saying they have more positive experiences in an average day
(feelings of rest, pride in accomplishment, enjoyment, etc) than negative ones (pain, worry, sadness, boredom, etc). This figure is higher than the OECD average of 80%.















household 家庭

net-adjusted disposable income 純調整可処分所得

outperform ~よりまさる、~をしのぐ

Voter turnout 投票者数 投票率




京都 NHK ESS スタッフ

岩井 盛一郎


2013-06-29 プラクティス予告

Dear ESS members,

This is the announcement about the practice on 29th June.

Genere: Talk
Title: Let's translate Hailk into English !

Do you know "The old mere! A frog jumping in The sound of water" or "The ancient pond A frog leaps in The sound of the water." ?
Both of them are one of famous Haiku written by Matsuo Basho. First one was translated by Masaoka Shiki. The other one was by Donald Keene.

Please translate Haiku created by great writers !
I hope to see great works.

P.S. Please bring a 筆ペン if you have.

Fuji Masako


2013-07-06 プラクティス予告

Dear ESS members
This is the announcement for the practice on July 6th.
Genre: Speech
Title: How to make a good speech in English
The speech contest will be done maybe in this Autum Camp.
For some preparation, I try to promote
some speech practice this time.

Even though I searched many about the theme how to make a good speech,
I could not find best key points for it. But, I think those points are important for us
to deliver good speech.

1 Choose atractive topic which can get the attention of the audience. 
2 Inform clealy with four category of ( introduction, development, climax, coclusion)
3 Main points should be within 2.
4 Consider using a touch of humor in your speech or put your own story somewhere in the presentation.

1 Be energetic in delivery with big voice in good posture.
2 Use eye contact with some gesture
3 Please be aware of intonation and speed. If you want to deliver strongly, you tell the portion loudly or slowly or repeat it. Or you can use some picture or sample.
4 Don't use Japanse(e-to,nandakke-,etc). Don't read memo.

So, with reference of those points, please make your own speech
before you attend this day's practice(6July) as much as possible.

Title is free. Duration time is approximately 2 min.

17:40 -17:45 Make groups of 5 ~7 people.
17:45 -17:55 1 Check your prepared speech again or
2 Make your own speech soon
(For those who did not prepare the speech)

17:55-18:20 In your group, practice your speech one by one.

And select representative speech in your group.
18:20-18:40 Demonstration of representative speech 2min*6(=12)<20min.
Hope all of you may enjoy this practice.

Regards Kazumasa Yasuda

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