- 最初の質問の形式は「What do you think about that?」のような疑問詞パターン
- 次の質問は「Do you ~?」型
Some people say that young people today do not eat enough healthy food. What do you think about that?
→More and more people tend to eat fast food. They aren’t careful enough about what they eat.
→Young people know the importance of eating healthy food. Also, they try to eat foods with too much fat and sugar.
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（1）Some people say that people should buy products that are good for the environment, even when they are expensive. What do you think about that?
→People need to start doing more to protect the environment. This is important for the future of our children.
→Most people can’t afford to buy environmentally friendly products. Also, many of these products don’t work effectively.
（2）Some people say that people these days put too much personal information online. What do you think about that?
→Many people allow their pictures to be seen on the Internet. It’s dangerous to put such information online.
→Most people are careful about what they put online. Also, they only share private information with close friends.
（3）Some people say that, in the future, more people will use robots to clean homes. What do you think about that?
→People are getting too busy to clean their own homes. Also, robots can clean better than people.
→Robots will still be too expensive. Also, some people think it’s lazy to use robots to clean houses.
（4）Some people say that, in the future, more companies will allow people to work from home instead of coming to the office. What do you think about that?
→People can use the Internet to work from home. Also, they don’t have to waste time going to the office.
→Workers can communicate more easily at the office. This allows them to work more efficiently.
（5）Some people say that it is better for children to grow up in the countryside. What do you think about that?
→It’s healthier for children to live in the countryside. There is less pollution from cars and factories.
→Children can do a variety of things in cities. Also, there are more libraries and museums there.
（6）Some people say that Japan needs more young people to become farmers. What do you think about that?
→The number of farmers in Japan is increasing rapidly. More farmers would help Japan produce more food.
→Japan can import most kinds of food from abroad. Also, such food is usually cheaper than that grown in Japan.
（7）Some people say that people today spend too much money on health supplements such as vitamins. What do you think about that?
→Most health supplements are expensive. It’s cheaper and healthier to eat fresh vegetables.
→Supplements are necessary for a healthy life. Most people don’t get enough vitamins from their food.
（8）Some people say that having a pet can help people reduce their stress. What do you think about that?
→Playing with pets helps people to relax. Pets also stop people from feeling lonely.
→Most pets need a lot of attention from their owners. Some people don’t have the patience to keep pets.
（9）Some people say that computer games have a bad influence on children. What do you think about that?
→Many children waste a lot of time playing computer games. They should get more exercise outside.
→Many educational computer games are used at schools. Students can learn while playing fun games.
（10） Some people say that, because of convenience stores, supermarkets will become less popular in the future. What do you think about that?
→The number of convenience stores is increasing. Also, they sell more types of products than before.
→Supermarkets have lower price than convenience stores. Also, they offer more fruits and vegetables.
（11）Today, many junior high schools give students chances to experience working in places like shops or restaurants. Do you think this is a good idea?
→ Students can learn about having a job. I think it’s good for them to think what they want to do in the future.
→l disagree. Students should focus on their classwork. They can get work experience after graduating from school.
（12）Today, some people like to make furniture and other things by hand. Do you think the number of these people will increase in the future?
→People can save money by making things by hand. Also, some people find it enjoyable to make things.
→l disagree. It’s easier for people to buy things from stores. Also, many people don’t have time to make things by hand.
（13）Today, some people in Japan collect and recycle rainwater. Do you think more people will recycle rainwater in the future?
→People can use rainwater to wash cars or water gardens. Also, recycling rainwater is good for the environment.
→Rainwater is too dirty to use in the house. Also, people in apartment buildings cannot collect rainwater.
（14）These days, many people use credit cards when they buy things. Do you think this is a good idea?
→People with credit cards can carry less cash. They don’t have to worry about their money being lost or stolen.
No. →It’s easy to spend too much money with credit cards. Many people have a hard time paying their credit card bills.
（15）These days, many stores stay open 24 hours a day. Do you think it is a good idea for stores to do this?
→Many people are at their jobs until very late at night. They need 24-hour stores to do their shopping.
→It’s a waste of electricity to stay open all night. Also, stores do not have many customers late at night.
（16）Today, some people read books on their tablet computers or smartphones. Do you think the number of such people will increase?
Yes. →It’s easy to carry lots of digital books on a tablet computer. Also, digital books are cheaper than paper books.
No. →I think digital books are bad for people’s eyes. Also, many people still prefer to read paper books.
（17）These days, many elementary schools tell their students not to bring cell phones to school. Do you think this is a good idea?
→Some students use cell phones during their classes. This often keeps other students from studying,too.
→Parents can use cell phones to help keep their children safe. They are able to check up on their kids at any time.
（18）Today in Japan, some trains and buses have announcements in English. Do you think there should also be announcements in other foreign languages?
→Many tourists come from countries where people don’t speak English. We should have announcements that they can understand, too.
→It’s said that English is an international language. I think we should have English announcements in even more places.
（19）Today, some young people rent a house and live in it together. Do you think sharing a house with others is a good idea?
→It’s too expensive for young people to rent a house by themselves. Also, living in a house together is a good experience.
→It’s not easy to have any privacy in a shared house. Also, some people find it difficult to relax with other people around them.
（20）Today, some movies have a lot of violent scenes. Do you think people should stop making movies with violent scenes?
→These movies aren’t good for children to watch. They may become violent because of these movies.
→People know that these movies are just fiction. They only watch them to enjoy themselves in their free time.