9月29日のトークテーマ

What is your “last meal of life”?
あなたの「人生最後メシ」は?

What would you like to eat on the last day of your life?
人生最後の日に何を食べたいですか?

Follow-up questions:
– Drinks are OK.

8:15 – 8:20 Introduction & Making Break-Out Rooms
8:20 – 8:38 Talks in small groups (18 minutes)
8:38 – 8:45 Share & Closing

We will be divided into breakout rooms of about 4 people each.
We don’t have a specific moderator for each breakout room, so I hope someone will lead the discussion voluntarily.
After coming back to the main room, I will ask someone randomly to summarize what you talked about in each room.
So please be prepared to give a summarization in your mind in case you are appointed.
When you enter the break out room, I recommend that you first have a short time to introduce yourselves.

9月15日のトークテーマ

Tell me about that “Maybe I’m the only one doing that”.
「たぶん私しかやってない」事を教えてください。

Or do you have a recent “My boom”?
または、最近のマイブームがありますか?

My boom : something that you are interested in, addicted to, hooked on.

8:15 – 8:20 Introduction & Making Break-Out Rooms
8:20 – 8:38 Talks in small groups (18 minutes)
8:38 – 8:45 Share & Closing

We will be divided into breakout rooms of about 4 people each.
We don’t have a specific moderator for each breakout room, so I hope someone will lead the discussion voluntarily.
After coming back to the main room, I will ask someone randomly to summarize what you talked about in each room.
So please be prepared to give a summarization in your mind in case you are appointed.
When you enter the break out room, I recommend that you first have a short time to introduce yourselves.

9月8日のトークテーマ

Where do you stand on first graders going to cram school? What kind of pros and cons could be given?
小学校一年生から塾に通う子供たちについて、あなたはどう考えますか? 良い点、悪い点は?

Did you use to go to cram school or do after school activities as a child?
あなたは子供のころ、塾に行ったり部活や習い事をしていましたか?

Follow-up questions:
– Were your parents ”helicopter parents” or do you know someone who they are?

What It Means to Be a Helicopter Parent?
The term “helicopter parents” is often used to define a group of parents who engage in the practice of over-parenting. Helicopter parents are accused of being obsessed with their children’s education, safety, extracurricular activities, and other aspects of their children’s lives.
(Referrence)
How to Tell If You’re a Helicopter Parent (verywellfamily)
August 10, 2021 Jennifer O’Donnell

– For children, would you rather spend weekdays participating in any activities and cram school or having free time after school?

8:15 – 8:20 Introduction & Making Break-Out Rooms
8:20 – 8:38 Talks in small groups (18 minutes)
8:38 – 8:45 Share & Closing

We will be divided into breakout rooms of about 4 people each.
We don’t have a specific moderator for each breakout room, so I hope someone will lead the discussion voluntarily.
After coming back to the main room, I will ask someone randomly to summarize what you talked about in each room.
So please be prepared to give a summarization in your mind in case you are appointed.
When you enter the break out room, I recommend that you first have a short time to introduce yourselves.

9月1日のトークテーマ

Please tell us about changes you noticed in your town or a place you visited after a while.
あなたの街で気づいた変化について教えてください。(または久しぶりに訪れた場所で気づいた変化)
What trends do you see there?
そこにはどんなトレンド(流行、潮流、時代の流れ)があると思いますか?

Follow-up questions:

8:15 – 8:20 Introduction & Making Break-Out Rooms
8:20 – 8:38 Talks in small groups (18 minutes)
8:38 – 8:45 Share & Closing

We will be divided into breakout rooms of about 4 people each.
I don’t have a specific moderator for each breakout room, so I hope someone will lead the discussion voluntarily.
After coming back to the main room, I will ask someone randomly to summarize what you talked about in each room.
So please be prepared to give a summarization in your mind in case you are appointed.
When you enter the break out room, I recommend that you first have a short time to introduce yourselves.

8月25日のトークテーマ

Have you ever sent an email or LINE by mistake?
Or have you ever received the wrong message?
間違ってメールやLINEを送信した事がありますか?
または、間違ったメッセージを受信した事がありますか?

Follow-up questions:
– Do you usually reply to messages quickly?
– What stamps do you use on LINE ?
– Do you get work emails on weekends or after hours?

8:15 – 8:20 Introduction & Making Break-Out Rooms
8:20 – 8:38 Talks in small groups (18 minutes)
8:38 – 8:45 Share & Closing

We will be divided into breakout rooms of about 4 people each.
After coming back to the main room, I will ask someone randomly to summarize what you talked about in each room.
So please be prepared to give a summarization in your mind in case you are appointed.
When you enter the break out room, I recommend that you first have a short time to introduce yourselves.

8月18日のトークテーマ

Please tell us about an episode of impulse buying.
衝動買いをしたエピソードを教えてください。

Follow-up questions:
– If there is a long line for something, do you tend to stand in that line too?
– Do you take advantage of sales periods at Amazon and any other retailers?
– Do you sometimes eat too much?

8:15 – 8:20 Introduction & Making Break-Out Rooms
8:20 – 8:38 Talks in small groups (18 minutes)
8:38 – 8:45 Share & Closing

We will be divided into breakout rooms of about 4 people each.
After coming back to the main room, I will ask someone randomly to summarize what you talked about in each room.
So please be prepared to give a summarization in your mind in case you are appointed.
When you enter the break out room, I recommend that you first have a short time to introduce yourselves.

8月4日のトークテーマ

What is your favorite holiday?
あなたの好きな祝日は?

If you live in Japan you can refer to the list below.
国民の祝日について – 内閣府 (cao.go.jp)
Japan’s National Holidays in 2022 (nippon.com)
Otherwise, please tell us about holidays in your country.

Follow-up questions:
– Please try to explain the original meaning of each holiday and how it was established.
– Can you describe “Mountain Day (8/11)”?

8:15 – 8:20 Introduction & Making Break-Out Rooms
8:20 – 8:38 Talks in small groups (18 minutes)
8:38 – 8:45 Share & Closing

7月28日のトークテーマ

Please tell us about some ideas for surviving hot weather this summer.
夏の暑さを乗り切る為のアイデア(夏バテ対策)を教えてください。

Follow-up questions:
– Do you use sunglasses? parasols? Do you care about UV rays?
– What fruits are effective in combating the summer heat?
– What temperature do you set your air conditioner at ? Do you use “cool” or just “dry”?

Follow-up questions are just for reference. Please feel free to skip them.

8:15 – 8:20 Introduction & Making Break-Out Rooms
8:20 – 8:38 Talks in small groups (18 minutes)
8:38 – 8:45 Share & Closing

7月21日のトークテーマ

What smells do you dislike?
What smells do you like?
Do you think modern people care too much about the smell?
苦手な匂いがありますか? 好きな匂いがありますか?
我々現代人は、匂いを気にしすぎだと思いますか?

Follow-up questions:
– Does the gas station smell good?
– Do you use incense or aromatherapy at home?
– Do you usually wear perfume?
– Are there too many TV commercials for deodorants?

8:15 – 8:20 Introduction & Making Break-Out Rooms
8:20 – 8:38 Talks in small groups (18 minutes)
8:38 – 8:45 Share & Closing

7月14日のトークテーマ

What did you work on for your summer research when you were a student? Did your family help you with that?
学生時代、夏の自由研究は何に取り組みましたか? 家族に手伝ってもらいましたか?

Follow-up questions:
– Which type are you? You manage to finish the homework on the last day, or make a plan in advance and finish it before the last day.
– How about a book report?
– Did you go to radio exercise every morning and get a stamp on your card?

8:15 – 8:20 Introduction & Making Break-Out Rooms
8:20 – 8:38 Talks in small groups (18 minutes)
8:38 – 8:45 Share & Closing