Rakugo in English / 英語落語 日本の笑いを世界へ!

Short Stories / 英語落語 小噺


English education in Japan / 英語落語 英語小噺 日本の英語教育

We Japanese are not good at English.

We learn English for 10 years in junior high school, high school and college.

But still we cannot speak English.

Why is that?

Because English textbooks are very bad.

The first sentence I learned in junior high school was

“ This is a pen.”

Do you ever have to say that?

And next I learned

“ Is this a table?” “No, it is a chair.”

What a stupid question! A chair doesn't look like a table.

Then I learned,

“Am I a boy?”

What a stupid question!

“Excuse me. Am I a boy?” Nobody ask such aquestion.

English textbooks are very bad.







見たら分かるやろ! 今まで『これはペンです』なんて言ったことありますか?










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Reasons / ある理由

Early one morning, a mother went in to wake up her son.

“ Wake up, son. It's time to go to school.!”

“But why Mom? I don't want to go.”

“ Give me two reasons why you don't want to go.”

“ I don't have any friends there, and the teachers hate me !”

“Oh, that's no reason not to go to school. Come on now and get ready.”

“ Give me two reasons why I should go to school!”

“ Well, for one, you're 52 years old. And for another, you're the principal!”









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Doctor / 医者

Doctor, Doctor, my son fell off the roof. He can't move his legs.

Let me see…. Oh it's completely broken.

I know it's broken. Can you fix it up?

No, it's too late.

Too late? What do you mean? I brought him right after he fell off the roof.

Yes. But it's too late.

Then when was not too late?

Well, you should have brought before he fell off.









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