2008年06月19日

青年海外協力隊派遣前訓練75日目

今日は語学発表会です。正直、テストが終わって気が抜けていたのですがしっかりやらないといけないよ。と昨日、スタッフに言われたんですが、酒飲んで彼女と話してやることがいっぱいあったので練習する暇なく本番に臨みました。時間はしゃべるの10分。質疑応答5分。
自分の番は結構あとでした。メンバーは適当に組まれたのかな、よくわからないけどランダムに組まれていました。言語はもちろん同じ英語だけどね。
それで最初の人が始まったと同時に緊張はなくなりましてというのももう開き直ったというか、どうでもいいや。っていうのが本当のところでして・・・
自分の番になってもあれだけ時間をかけた原稿を無視。
しゃべりたい放題しゃべって終わりました。意外と何とかなるもんですね。
しかし全く陽の目を見ないのはかわいそうなので、その文章君を載せたいと思います。もちろん英語です。
Final speech in NTC
My hobby
Baseball
My name is ○○. I am a science and mathematics teacher.
I am going to talk to you about my hobby. I shall only take 10 minutes of your time. I’d be glad to answer any questions at the end of my talk.
We can break this area down into following fields
Firstly, my background.
Secondly, any experience of watching baseball directly.
Thirdly, a comparison of Japan and America with respect to baseball.
Finally, the summary.


Basically, I like all sports, basketball, soccer, and so on. Because when I was young, I saw and played various sports. So my hobby is sports. In particular, I had a lot of opportunity to watch baseball. Because baseball is the most popular sport in Japan I am interested in it. Of course, I play baseball, but I have some experience of watching professional baseball games directly in Japan and America.
So I am going to talk to you about these experiences.

The first professional baseball game I watched was when I was 12 years old in the Tokyo dome. During that game, the pitcher was very good. At the end, the score was 1:0. It was not enjoyable for me. Because the score was so low.
After that, I watched 3 games.
I hardly remember those games because they were not impressive for me.
And I did not know how to enjoy baseball games.

Recently, I went to Seattle to watch major league baseball. That was April this year. I stayed in Seattle for 1 week. During that week, I watched 3 games in Safeco field. Safeco field is a stadium in Seattle. In Seattle, there is a baseball team. It is called the Mariners. I am a Mariners fan.
In that time, I went to Safeco field very early, before the game started. And I watched the practice. In the practice, I went to the auditorium and waited for a ball to come. Someone always hits a ball into the auditorium. So in the practice, I had a chance to get a ball. Fortunately, I got two balls in 3 days and also got Bret Bone‘s signature on it. Bred Boon is a famous player.
There is a funny story about him. In Safeco field, when he enters the batter’s box, the same thing always happens. Everyone calls BOOOOOOON. Its sounds like they are booing. But he is a star player in the Mariners. So it is strange to hear booing. Really, it is the “Boon” support call because his name is Bret Boon. So they call Boon.

Anyway, unfortunately the Mariners lost all their games. However, I still enjoyed the games, and was really interested in baseball from that point on.

That was my experience.
Let’s move on to next step. It is comparison between America and Japan.

First
In Japan, I usually sit in the seat near the backstop. The backstop is the best place to watch a baseball game. But it was in the second floor of the dome .We cannot get a backstop seat in the first floor. Because that seat is always reserved.
In the American stadium, I sat in the seat near the backstop in the first floor. It is not reserved. And the prices of ticket in America are cheaper than those in Japan. Its price was 45 dollars although the seat is the best place to watch the game.

In America I felt major leaguers were standing really close me. Because there is no fence. And the distance between the players and the auditorium is very close. It means I can see the ball easily. I could watch the ball when the pitcher threw it. It was really fast. I felt the ball was like a bullet. So I was very excited.

Second
I am going to talk about supporters.
In Japan, the supporters always use some musical instruments. Some Japanese hate it. And some players also hate it.
In America, the supporters do not use music musical instruments. But they send a standing ovation when players play very much. But because the musical instruments always make a lot of noise in Japan, we cannot hear the crowd cheering. But recently, the association declared a special day which is called “the day supporters enjoy sound of the ball”. In that day, the supporters cannot use musical instruments. I hope this happens more often.

But in America, there is a bad point.
It concerns the food.
In Safeco field, there is a famous person. The man is peanut salesman. The selling method of he uses is special. The pronunciation of peanuts is pEauts. But the man says “peanUts”. That was very interesting.
You know their many Americans eat peanuts when they are watching a baseball game. But that behavior is not good. Often, after they break open the peanuts, they throw the shells on the floor. So after the game, there are a lot of peanut shells in the stadium. It is messy.
In Japan, the supporters do not eat peanuts. They usually drink beer. But when we buy a can of beer, a salesperson pours beer into cup of paper from a can. It is to keep the stadium clean .
Perhaps the Japanese supporters’ behavior is not quite as bad as the American supporters’ behavior.

Third
The supporters in America are not afraid of the ball. So they always try to catch the ball although the ball is traveling very fast. Major leaguers hit the ball, so speed of the ball is high. But everyone tries to catch the ball.

Finally, I will move on to the summary.
It is more interesting to watch baseball in America. This is because the distance to the players is very close.
There are good points and bad points about behavior in both countries.
The supporters in America are not afraid of the ball. They might concentrate on the game.

That’s the end of my presentation for listening. You can now ask me questions.

こんな感じです。
それが終わるといよいよ語学のカリキュラムはすべて終了。
そして終わりに向けていろいろなところで動き始めます。最終班長会議、赴任前語学オリエンテーション。ここではスーパーバイザーがでてきて話をします。思ったのはこの人の世話にならなくて本当に良かった。それだけですね。
しかし現地にいっての英語の勉強は必須だと思ったけどね。

班別ミーティング、なんかここで泣いてしまった班もあったみたいです。はえーよ。
うちの班は別に・・・

そのあとは研修棟の掃除。もう使わないからね。授業では。
そのあとみんなで語学講師に色紙を書いて本当に終わりに向けて進んだ感じ。
そのあとの自由時間は髪を坊主にしました。
途中、ハート型にする新たなチャレンジをしましたが、このときはみんなゴスペル練習をしててみんなはみませんでしたね。

そんなこんなで今日という日は終わりを告げます。



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