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  • 2016,10
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英語でMeeting New People

When we were younger, it was so much easier to make new friends.

 

 

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We didn’t have any problems talking to new people.  We were just having fun, playing together with other kids.

 

Now as adults, we find it harder to meet new people and make new friends.  What happened?  Why is it so much more difficult now?

 

There are many factors, but there are two main ones.  The first reason is that as children, we were forced to be in the same class with the same people every day.  So we had no choice  but to interact with the same group day in and day out.

 

 

Student holding up work in classroom

 

 

The second reason is, we didn’t have any responsibilities.  Our only job was to have fun.  So we could just play and not have a care in the world.

As adults we have a lot more to do, we have work, bills to pay, and we also have to be conscience of who we talk to or socialize with.  So the question is, how do we meet new people?

 

group of business people handshaking during seminar

Also where do we meet new people?  And when we actually do meet these people, what do we say to them?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well in these next few discussion classes, we will explore those situations and talk about them.  Please come and join us to find out what happens!

 

・factor: 要因

・be forced to do: ~せざるを得ない

・interact with: ~とふれあう

・day in and day out: 来る日も来る日も