英会話の練習のために DVD がとても役立ちます。それぞれのキーフレーズを、その場面をイメージしながら言うようにします。
DVD BOOK『おとなの基礎英語 Season3』は、NHK Eテレで 2014 年に放送された同名の語学番組のなかから、ミニドラマ(スキット)の部分をすべて収録して解説した英語教材です。主人公の Mika が、台湾、ハワイ、香港、マカオを旅していきます。

まずは、字幕オフ(Text Off)の設定で DVD を視聴してください。

つぎに、字幕オン(Text On)の設定にして、また付属の Book(テキスト)をつかってわからなかったところを確認してください。

  • まずは、字幕オフ(Text Off)で視聴
  • つぎに、字幕オン(Text On)で視聴 & Book(テキスト)で確認

この DVD には 100 のエピソードが収録されていて、それぞれのエピソードに、以下のように、ひとつのキーフレーズがわりあてられています。


ひとつのフレーズを読んだら、いったん目をとじて、それがつかわれていた場面をイメージしてみます(画像をおもいおこします)。そしてそのフレーズを声にだして言ってみます。この「イメージ → フレーズを言う」という練習を No.100 のフレーズまで順次くりかえしていきます。場面のイメージがおもいだせない場合には、もう一度 DVD をみてイメージを記憶します。

  • キーフレーズを読む
  • 目をとじて、その場面をイメージする
  • イメージしながら、そのフレーズを言う

180412 英会話
図1 イメージして言う

Week 1 薬指の輝き
1 I’m on vacation.
2 I’m a good listener.
3 I work for a travel agency.
4 I’m not the same person anymore.

Week 2 疑惑の傘
5 How much do I owe you?
6 Aren’t you happy to see me?
7 Why don’t we talk inside?
8 Where are you staying tonight?

Week 3 冷たい朝食
9 To be honest, I feel like eating out.
10 This is the most popular breakfast dish in Taiwan.
11 Would you like another one?
12 Don’t worry!

Week 4 勝負な午後
13 Do you have this in yellow?
14 Which one do you like better?
15 Anything’s fine.
16 It’s my favorite.

Week 5 怒りの歯ブラシ
17 I'll go get changed.
18 What are you doing here?
19 It's not on purpose.
20 It's almost ready.

Week 6 和解の象徴
21 It's too bad Joe has to work today.
22 I was dozing off.
23 What are you getting?
24 Drink it twice a day.

Week 7 恋のお茶
25 Come visit me in Hong Kong anytime.
26 It feels like I'm at home.
27 I'd like to try something new.
28 Guess what it's called.

Week 8 夜市の約束
29 It reminds me of New Zealand.
30 What happens if they both face down?
31 I've never seen this before.
32 Does your stomach hurt?

Week 9 ケーキ、舞う
33 Be sure to call me when you get there.
34 You sound so young on the phone.
35 I worked twice as hard today.
36 Never mind the cake.

Week 10 すれ違いのサーフボート
37 Do you know where it is?
38 I have no sense of direction.
39 Since she's away, you can use her room.
40 Make yourself at home.

Week 11 投げ飛ばされた天使
41 You'd better leave before they come.
42 It's all my fault.
43 What's wrong with surfing?
44 Are you two related?

Week 12 アロハの輪
45 You can find all kinds of fresh food here.
46 I'm getting confused.
47 What a beautiful building!
48 What does it say?

Week 13 怒りの歯ブラシ 2
49 Can I stay a little longer?
50 What is happening here?
51 I was a little nervous.
52 I should have taken acting classes.

Week 14 常夏のレッスン
53 I can take care of myself.
54 Sorry to interrupt.
55 What's the difference between these two?
56 How long have you been playing?

Week 15 弱気な強気娘
57 What time do you get off?
58 What kind of massage is it?
59 How do you like your job?
60 You should tell him how you feel.

Week 16 仕掛けてファイヤー!
61 Did you bring your bathing suit?
62 This is my first time to touch a dolphin.
63 Can you pass me the bread, please?
64 What's on your mind?

Week 17 天使の勇気
65 How am I doing?
66 Is that all?
67 Do you know what I mean?
68 That was a nice coincidence.

Week 18 飛んでいった約束
69 This is not a good time.
70 How many times did you call me?
71 It doesn't matter anymore.
72 I'll take you home.

Week 19 階段の道しるべ
73 How far is Macau?
74 There's no reason for me to stay.
75 I'm not in the mood.
76 What am I supposed to do?

Week 20 いざ世界遺産へ!
77 Would you mind taking our picture?
78 It was built in the 16th century.
79 It is said to be the oldest church in Macau.
80 I think I've had enough.

Week 21 強がりの後味
81 Do you think I could have a taste?
82 I guess it depends on the pieces.
83 Macau was named Macau because of this temple.
84 Are you sure you don't want some?

Week 22 涙のエッグタルト
85 If you win, I'll pay double.
86 I think I'll pass.
87 Don't be sorry.
88 I'll be right back.

Week 23 幸せの靴下
89 The more people, the more fun.
90 Is there anything else to do?
91 I'm more of an artist type.
92 What makes you say that?

Week 24 リングの試練
93 Let me think.
94 I'm proud of you.
95 There is no need to thank me.
96 Don't think only about winning.

Week 25 新たな輝き
97 Losing is not always a bad thing.
98 That's not how life works.
99 Joe, I need to apologize to you.
100 I'm in the middle of something.


図2 ファイルのモデル
(No.98 のイメージとフレーズ)


この方法は、英語以外の言語を習得するときにもつかえます。あるいは日本語でもできます。たとえば旅行にいって 100 件のメモをしたら、それぞれのメモをみて、それぞれの場面をイメージしながら、文章化などのアウトプットをしていけばよいのです。


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松元茂監修『おとなの基礎英語 Season3』(NHK テレビ DVD BOOK)主婦の友社発行、2015年3月20日