英検1級2次スピーチ対策「最近の若者は過剰な余暇の時間を持つか?」

2012
10.24

英検1級の2次試験のスピーチ対策です。
2個目は「最近の若者は過剰な余暇の時間を持つか?」

I am going to talk about the topic “do young people today have too much leisure time?”

I interpreted the topic as being about Japanese young people. Otherwise there are too many factors involved to talk about in the short time of the test.

I personally think that young people today don’t have too much leisure time. On the contrary, they don’t have enough leisure time. Everyone needs a certain amount of leisure time in order to be happy and healthy.

In the old days we had a 6-day-a-week school schedule and young people today have a 5-day-a-week school schedule.

So some people think that young people have more leisure time than the previous generation did. But actually, many students go to cram school, therefore the total time spent studying hasn’t changed. Perhaps it has even become more.

And, generally speaking, if you want to get good job in Japan, you must get a job directly after college. If you miss that chance, only unstable positions remain open to you. And at job interviews, it’s important that you have “good” activities other than studying.

This is a reason why college students today should have some “worthy hobbies”. It’s kind of obligation. Even though it’s ridiculous.

So young people today don’t have more leisure time compared with the previous generation. Above all, Japanese people work too much, regardless of generation. We all must experience life in a foreign country that has enough leisure time.

In conclusion, young people don’t have too much leisure time. On the contrary, they don’t have enough.

Thank you for listening to my speech.

Thank you for corrections in lang8.

参考サイト

英検1級2次過去問(年度別)
http://happyhelianthus.seesaa.net/category/7257853-1.html



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