General Listening Quiz
“A Day at School – Script”
Randall: Hello. Today I’m interviewing Joshua on his experiences going to a Japanese school. Now Joshua, what time do you go to school?
Joshua: Eight O’clock.
Randall: Eight O’clock. And do you go by yourself, or on a school bus?
Joshua: No, I have a group that goes with me.
Randall: So you go with a group?
Randall: Now what kinds of things do you take to school?
Joshua: I take my taiso fuku, that is gym clothes, and I take my backpack and my books [ Oh, okay. ] and stuff like that.
Randall: Okay and what is the first thing you do when you get to school?
Joshua: We do “kiritsu, rei.”
Randall: “Kiritsu” and “rei.” Now what are those?
Joshua: It means “stand up, bow.”
Randall: Stand up and bow.
Randall: Okay, and what do you study at school?
Joshua: We study kokugo, that is writing and reading and stuff like that [ Okay], and sansu, that’s math. [ Okay. ]. And, let’s see . . . , we do gym too.
Randall: Okay, and where do you eat lunch? Do you have a lunchroom or cafeteria?
Joshua: No, we eat in our classroom.
Randall: You eat in your classroom! [ Yeah. ]. Oh wow. That is very interesting. Now what time do you come home from school?
Joshua: We come home sometimes at 3:00 and sometimes at 2:00.
Randall: Okay, well thank you very much Joshua.
Joshua: You’re welcome.
Vocabulary and Sample Sentences
- stuff (noun): things
– Please put your stuff in your backpacks.
- bow (verb): bend your head and waist to show respect and thanks to another person
– You should bow in Japan when you meet people in formal situations.
- math (noun): mathematics
– I don’t like math. It’s hard for me.