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【英語リスニング・中級】中国のこと教えます(No.903)

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    Fanny は Brian に中国へ行った時の過ごし方について話しています。

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    When is the best time to visit China?

    What does she say about July?

    What city does she mention?

    What does she mention about the summer palace?

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    Fanny from China gives Brian some tips about what to see when in China

     

    Brian: Hey Fanny.

    Fanny: Hey.

    Brian: So we’re asking each other questions about our countries, and I have a couple of questions about China for you.

    Fanny: Sure, go ahead.

    Brian: So the first thing I was looking to know was, what’s the best time to visit China? what time of year?

    Fanny: Oh yeah, I think … you know because China has four seasons … it’s really cold in the winter for, I mean because I come from the north part of China. So if you wanna go to China I think the best season should be summer.

    Brian: Summertime.

    Fanny: Summertime.

    Brian: OK, so maybe like June or July is a good time?

    Fanny: I think July is the best time to go, because August there will be a lot of tourists there … so July will be the best time because you can see the best view and there will not be that crowded.

    Brian: Now does it rain a lot in July? I’ve heard there’s, like, rainy seasons?

    Fanny: In the north part … it doesn’t rain that much but in the south part it does.

    Brian: So I should probably bring an umbrella and a raincoat?

    Fanny: Oh yeah, I think so.

    Brian: OK.

    Fanny: Which city do you want to visit?

    Brian: Well that’s actually a good question. You know I’ve never been to China and I don’t know so much about it. What would be the most interesting place that you can recommend?

    Fanny: It depends on what kind of view you want to see, what kind of … you know, especially in the north part, there are a lot of historical cities like Beijing, Xian you can visit. You can see the old China because there are other … for example there is the Summer Palace. Have you ever heard of that?

    Brian: I’ve heard of it but I don’t actually know what it is.

    Fanny: Yeah, it’s just a palace which the old Chinese king lived there. It’s a very good place to visit because you can see the long history you know because China has a long history, so you can see that kind of thing.

    Brian: So this is a pretty popular tourist place …

    Fanny: Very popular. And also there is the Great Wall in Beijing

    Brian: Ah, I do know the Great Wall, I’ve heard of that one.

    Fanny: Yeah, so I think a lot of foreigners are very interested in the Great Wall, so maybe you can go there and see …

    Brian: OK, that sounds pretty good …

    Fanny: .. then maybe you don’t need the umbrella then

    Brian: Fair enough.

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    recommend

    What would be the most interesting place that you can recommend?

    The word ‘recommend’ means to suggest something. Note the following:

    1. Can you recommend a good restaurant?
    2. We do not recommend going downtown on the weekend.

    not … that crowded

    It will not be that crowded.

    The phrase ‘not that’ is similar in meaning to ‘a little’. Note the following:

    1. New York is expensive but not that expensive.
    2. The math test was actually not that difficult.

    historical

    There are a lot of historical cities like Beijing.

    Historical things are important to help us remember and understand the past. Note the following:

    1. There are many historical buildings downtown.
    2. This monument has historical importance.

    a long history

    China has a long history.

    We use the phrase ‘long history’ to talk about something that has been around or been happening for a long time.

    1. Countries in the Western Hemisphere do not have long histories.
    2. He has a long history of letting people down.

    popular place

    So this is a pretty popular tourist place.

    A popular place has many visitors. Note the following:

    1. MoMo’s is a popular tourist place.
    2. The park is a popular place to spend the weekend.

    Learn more!

    recommend • not that • historical • long story • popular place
    1. Don't be a baby. It's cold.
    2. This restaurant is a for Saturday breakfast.
    3. He reads a lot of books.
    4. How we met is a very .
    5. Are there any good bakeries that you ?

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