Listening Supplement

by Shioda Study Room

We'll be using original texts and conversations with ChatGPT to provide English- listening-practice supplements. The sentences are created with consideration to various fields, including word choices and sentence structures, and are tailored to each level. Hope these supplements help you improve your listening skills!

Podcast episodes

  • Season 2

  • St. Valentine’s Day in Japan: Unwrapping the Origins of Chocolate Giving

    St. Valentine’s Day in Japan: Unwrapping the Origins of Chocolate Giving

    The practice of chocolate giving began around the 1950s or early 1960s when confectionery companies in Japan started promoting the idea of women giving chocolates to men on Valentine’s Day. This marketing strategy boosted chocolate sales during a period that was traditionally not associated with gift-giving.

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    As air travel gets cheaper, more and more people are visiting famous sites aroundthe world. Although this increase in tourism brings economic benefits to the areas around these sites, tourists also cause unexpected problems. In particular, some famous works of art are being affected.

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    The sense of smell is an important tool for animals that live together in groups. Dogs and wolves, for example, use smell to communicate with their families and with other groups. In a similar way, smell is important for humans.

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    Over the past 20 years, more and more individuals have been buying locally produced food because it is better for both people's health and the environment.

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    Thousands of years ago in Australia, people traveled long distances without getting lost. Aboriginal people had a special way to help them travel. They used songs to describe the mountains, rivers, and rocks that people would see while they were traveling.