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英語リスニング|No.851あなたはショッピングセンター好き?


 

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Rebecca は、彼女の住んでいる街で新規オープンしたショッピングセンターのことを話してくれます。

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Rebecca talks about the new shopping mall that opened in her town.

 

Todd: Hey, Rebecca, I heard there’s a new shopping center. Have you gone to the shopping center yet?

Rebecca: Yeah, we went for the grand opening on Thursday. It was really, really crowded.

Todd: I bet.

Rebecca: Yeah. Lots of people around. Lots of sales. Lots of shops there.

Todd: So, what do you think? Is it a nice shopping center?

Rebecca: Yeah, it is quite nice. They have a juice bar there which is really, really good. We need fresh fruit, so that was really good. I tried an apple and pineapple juice and it was delicious.

Todd: So, actually, at this juice bar, they actually make the juice fresh right there?

Rebecca: Yeah, they do. Right in front of you. They use a big industrial juice mixer.

Todd: Right. So there’s no sugar or anything like that in the juice?

Rebecca: From what I can see, no. Only natural sugar from the fruits.

Todd: Well, that’s good. That’s good. Well, as for the shopping center, what did you think? Is it a nice place?

Rebecca: Yeah, it is nice. A lot of shops. The majority of shops were clothing shops, though so if you’re interested in buying new clothes, then definitely go.

Todd: Well, I am but, you know, usually shopping centers are mainly for women. Did they have lots of men’s clothes?

Rebecca: I didn’t really notice that much. I was just shopping for myself, so there were a lot of women’s clothing so, maybe small sections might have been men.

Todd: Oh, right. Well, what about the prices? Was it pretty cheap?

Rebecca: It was because it was on sale because of the new opening. Hopefully after it opens up, it should be OK still.

Todd: Well, did you buy anything?

Rebecca: Yes, I bought… What did I buy? Two t-shirts, which were on special so that was a bargain.

Todd: Yeah, well, I definitely need some shirts myself so I think I’m going to head down there this weekend.

Rebecca: Yeah, you should go. Definitely.


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the grand opening

We went for the grand opening.

A ‘grand opening ‘ is a term used by a new business to announce or celebrate it’s first day to welcome customers.  Notice the following:

  1. The Grand Opening is on the 1st of August.
  2. A big festival was planned for the Grand Opening.

juice bar

They have a juice bar.

A ‘juice bar’ is a place where people can order drinks made from many different fruits and vegetables.  Notice the following:

  1. Let’s try that new juice bar.
  2. There’s a juice bar in the shopping mall.

industrial

They use a big industrial juice mixer.

Something that’s ‘industrial’ is usually used at a large business or factory, not at home.  Notice the following:

  1. Mom uses an industrial sized washer for our big family.
  2. The expensive home included an industrial kitchen.

From what I can see

From what I can see, they use natural sugar.

We use the phrase ‘from what I can see’ to talk about a topic that we don’t know well. We can only guess by what we have seen.  Notice the following:

  1. From what I can see, it will take a long time to recover.
  2. She’s a hard worker from what I can see.

majority

The majority were clothing shops.

The ‘majority’ means most people or things in a group.  Notice the following:

  1. The majority of students don’t like the new teacher.
  2. I disagree with the majority.

head down there

I think I’m going to head down there.

We use the phrase ‘head down there’ when when we talk about going to a specific place.  Notice the following:

  1. I’ll head down there after work.
  2. Let’s head down there tomorrow.

Learn more!

grand opening • juice bar • industrial
what I can see • majority • head down
  1. Although there are only two of us, she likes to buy products.
  2. She usually stops at the after her workout.
  3. From there isn't much of a selection.
  4. We are going to to your house around 9 o'clock.
  5. They are going to have big sales at the this weekend.
  6. The of the seats were already full when we got there.

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