listening lab 0318

 

Step 1: Read the questions below.

質問を読んでください。

 

1.  What type of fairy is associated with St. Patrick's Day?

 

2.  Do leprechauns look like ordinary people?

 

3.  Where do leprechauns hide their gold?

 

4.  What do leprechauns like to do to people?

   

5.  If you catch a leprechaun, will he give you gold or wishes?

 
Step 2:  Listen to the audio and try to answer the questions.
オーディオを聞いて、 質問に答えて見て下さい。
 
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Step 3:  Listen again while you read the article.

記事を読みながら、もう一度聞いてみてください。
   

 

Leprechauns
      
      St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17th.  For Christians, this holiday marks the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland; but for many others around the world, including us here in Japan, it is more of a cultural festival.  People celebrate Irish culture by wearing green, drinking green beer, eating Irish food, and singing Irish songs.  The symbols of the holiday are the color green, the shamrock, and the leprechaun, a fairy from Irish folklore.
      
      If you saw a leprechaun, you would recognize him right away.  Being fairies, leprechauns are tiny.  They are always men; there are no female leprechauns.  They wear green suits and green hats.  They have red hair as well as red beards and mustaches.  They are cobblers, which means they make shoes for a living.  That must be a good business because leprechauns are known to have a pot of gold coins, which they hide at the end of a rainbow.  They are usually alone rather than in groups
   
      If you ever find a leprechaun, you'd better keep your eye on him or he will disappear.  Leprechauns like to play tricks on people, so you shouldn't trust them.  They are not mean, though; they are just mischievous.   Some people hunt leprechauns or set traps for them because they say that if you manage to catch one, in exchange for his freedom, he will grant you three wishes. 

  

Step 4:  Check your answers.

答えをチェックしてください。

 

1.  What type of fairy is associated with St. Patrick's Day?

The leprechaun is.

 

2.  Do leprechauns look like ordinary people?

No, they don't.  They're tiny.

 

3.  Where do leprechauns hide their gold?

They hide it at the end of a rainbow.

 

4.  What do leprechauns like to do to people?

They like to play tricks on people.

   

5.  If you catch a leprechaun, will he give you gold or wishes?

He'll give you (three) wishes.

 

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