listen carefully 1117

 

Step1: Read the article as it is.

    空欄のままで読んでください。

   

[The following is from a TV show.]   And now it's time for a (a)_______ question.  Caitlin asks, "What etiquette tips do you have for someone having Thanksgiving dinner at her boyfriend's parents' house for the first time?"  Our expert gave us these (b)_______.  First, never arrive empty-handed, even if the host tells you there's no need to bring anything.  Second, never arrive (c)_______, and don't arrive more than twenty minutes late.  Third, the guest should offer to help, but if the host turns down the (d)_______, the guest should stay out of the kitchen. During the meal, of course you want to mind your (e)_______ manners.  You also want to remember that good conversation is as important as good food.  Stick to lighter topics so that you don't offend anyone, and be sure to  (f)_______ others in the conversation by asking questions. Finally, do thank your host when you leave or send an e-mail right afterward, but that's not enough.  Be sure to send a (g)_______ thank-you note.  We hope that helps, Caitlin!    

 

empty-handed = 手ぶらで

 turn down ~ = ~を断る

mind ~ = ~に気を付ける 

offend s.o. =人の感情を害する

 

Step 2: Listen to the audio and fill in the blanks with the words you hear.

オーディオを聞いて、空欄に入る語句を考えましょう。

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Step 3: Check your answers.

答えをチェックしてください。

 

[The following is from a TV show.]   And now it's time for a (a) viewer question.  Caitlin asks, "What etiquette tips do you have for someone having Thanksgiving dinner at her boyfriend's parents' house for the first time?"  Our expert gave us these (b) guidelines.  First, never arrive empty-handed, even if the host tells you there's no need to bring anything.  Second, never arrive (c) early, and don't arrive more than twenty minutes late.  Third, the guest should offer to help, but if the host turns down the (d) offer, the guest should stay out of the kitchen. During the meal, of course you want to mind your (e) table manners.  You also want to remember that good conversation is as important as good food.  Stick to lighter topics so that you don't offend anyone, and be sure to (f) include others in the conversation by asking questions. Finally, do thank your host when you leave or send an e-mail right afterward, but that's not enough.  Be sure to send a (g) handwritten thank-you note.  We hope that helps, Caitlin!    

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