Interactive English: Reception

Reading and Listening

Reading: Travel Guides and Food Ingredients

on November 26, 2014


In the next class (12/2) we will practice our reading skills using texts from a British travel guide of Shanghai and some food ingredient listings.

For homework, think about the characteristics of both kinds of text and also how you read them. Then write a comment about what you think we might read about.



20 responses to “Reading: Travel Guides and Food Ingredients

  1. Hiroshi Yoshida(T4) says:

    We may read about figure of Britain from the stand point of Chinese in first text. The book is wrote for Chinese so there will be how Britain is seen by Chinese and the differences between Britain and China. If there are not differences in the book, no Chinese would be attracted.
    In the second text, we will read about new type of ingredients or new effect of existing ingredients. I expect and hope that this will teach us new health idea of food.

  2. Mayu Morimoto (T4) says:

    In the first text, we will read some interesting Chinese culture. There must be a lot of differences between Britain and Shanghai, China, so the text will show us those differences. Also, since China related to Britain in the past history, travel guides may also tell the similarities between Britain and Shanghai.
    In the second text, I guess we will read the one about some ingredients, which let us be interested in what we usually eat. One food has many ingredients, but most of us do not care what it has. I think the text will show what kind of food ingredients most foods have, and also teach us the importance of knowing about them.

  3. Wataru Kaneto (T4) says:

    I think we’re going to read about some of Shanghai’s beautiful points attracting British people in the travel guide, and surprising ingredients of food familiar to us in the other text.
    First, Shanghai cuisine is a good example of its attraction. Though I don’t know whether British people like it or not, at least it tastes better than the British one….
    Second, in the ingredient listings, we will face up to a unacceptable fact of what we usually eat. This text may give us a chance to reconsider our eating habit.

  4. Wataru Yamamura(T4) says:

    First, I think we will read about the secret of the guidebook and the strategy of publishing company.For example,”Lonely Planet” is the most famous English guidebook in the world.It puts importance on the convenience for English people. Therefore, the places where traveller can use English are listed.Thanks to this idea,they don’t have to worry the inconvenience of language.
    We’ll read similar context.
    Second, the reading about ingredient listings will teach us the importance of ingredient listings.
    Some people choose food from the view of religion.They will be in trouble without ingredient listings.

  5. Mika Yamamori (T4) says:

    I think we might read about some places that we should visit when we travel in Shanghai in the first text, and the interesting result of comparison with one food ingredient listing and another one in the second text.
    In the first text, we might know some viewpoints of British people about the charm of Shanghai.It might show us that they have different ideas about it from ours.
    In the second text, we might understand that though we think it is healthy food, perhaps it might be bad for our health, and there might be some cases to the contrary.
    So, we might be able to know something new from both kinds of text in the next class!

  6. Tamako(T4) says:

    I think in the first text we might read about some hidden places good to visit which is yet so popular among tourists. We might find something sound interesting about Shanghai in the text.
    In the second text, we might know how to say some kind of food ingredients in English. We are accustomed to seeing ingredients lists in Japanese, but in a case of imported food whose list is written in English, sometimes I find several names of ingredients with which I’m not familiar.
    Anyway, I’m very exciting because Travel and Food are both my favorite areas!

  7. Miho Hashimoto (T4) says:

    First, about a British travel guide of Shanghai, I think we will read about some popular sightseeing spots in Shanghai. This book was published from British publishing company, so that it might contain some articles about places where Europian people can enjoy Asian culture. I think the point of view for Shanghai of people in Europe is different from that of people in Asia.
    Second we will read about how we read some food ingredients listings carefully. In some food ingredients listings, some important information like food additives and allergic foods. Sometimes these expressions can relate human lives. So we should learn how to treat these kind of information.

  8. Ryohei Kamiya (T4) says:

    About the first text, I think we might read the sightseeing spots in Shanghai, especially, places that are famous for people in Britain. Even if a place is good for traveling, travel guides do not pick up the place if it is not famous for certain readers. This guide is for British people, so you can guess that the contents are chosen by British people and for British people.
    About the second text, I think we might read about some food ingredients and foods that are made or smelled by these ingredients. We might be amazed to see that certain ingredients can be make so many foods.

  9. Natsuko Nishida(T4) says:

    I think that the article tells us how interesting Shanghai is. Maybe we read the history of Shanghai ,because the history is very interesting. Also, Shanghai culture is different a little from China and interesting. Shanghai is said that it is similar a little to British .I think that that point is written,too.
    In Shanghai , there are a lot of delicious food . However , they are not well-known to British people . So, the article shows that shanghai food are delicious with ingredient food lists.

  10. Shizuka Abe (T4) says:

    I think that the first text will written about highlight of Syanghai that attract the British. China is very big country and there are many famous big cities, however, this text is written about only Shanghai, so I think this text will give us lots of information of Shanghai and unique points that different from another city in China.
    About the second text, I think it will written about nutrition of food. Or, I also think that it will written about chemical seasoning or genetic modification food. Apart from what will written about, I think this text will make us realize the importance of food ingredient again.

  11. Nanami Ozaki (T4) says:

    In the first sentence, I think we might read about sentences about places in China written by British. Maybe the writer wrote it from his own view point (as British people). The country Britain is far from China, so the writer might have impression that Chinese has culture different from that of Britain and China is unknown place, I think. So he might introduce Chinese interesting culture for British people.
    In the second sentence, we might read about ingredients of some foods, which we often eat. We often don’t pay attention to food ingredients, so we might be surprised about what is included in food we eat every day, I think.

  12. Akane Okumura says:

    I think from the text of British travel guide of Shanghai, we will read what we should go and see in Shanghai when we visit there. There are many things and places to see in Shanghai so the writer suggests what he recommonds.
    From the text of some food ingredient listings, we will read what are contained in foods we usually eat. Some foods are made of ingredients which are not good for our health. I think this text warns us what we eat.

  13. Shintaro Murakami(T4) says:

    At the first text you might read about the attracting spots in Shanghai from the point of British people. It sometimes happens that attracting points for foreigners are different from the recommended one by its native people.

    And at the second text , you might see a ingredients list and guess what the food is. Sometimes it is so difficult to identify what the food is from the ingredients list. It will be fun to guess it.

  14. Ayano sato (T4) says:

    In the first text, every kind of information about Shanghai is writen. We will read about delicius foods,famous places, poplar amusements and good hotels in Shanghai. I also think we will learn about useful information for British people. For example, how long does it take from London to Shanghai.
    From the second text, we will learn about food which we usually eat. I guess we will know what is inclueded in a dish and what influences there are for our bodies.

  15. Akira Katagata(T4) says:

    I think that the first text says about features of Shanghai from the view of British. When people read this text, they can understand how British people see Shanghai.
    The second text says about ingredients in food. All foods are consisted of a lot of ingredients and many people know this,but few people know that what ingredients are included in food in detail. This article is so beneficial for such people.

  16. Chinatsu Fukunaga(T4) says:

    We might know about how wonderful place shanghai is by reading a British guidebook of Shanghai from an angle of traveling.
    First text will tell us the good point for us to take a trip to Shanghai.
    Second text will tell us the deferences of some food ingredient from befor.

  17. Minami Iwakiri(T4) says:

    I think the first text might emphasize the uniqueness of China compared to Britain so that readers of this guide become fascinated in China as a travel destination. Contents would be food, history, architecture and so on. The second text might explain the common point of the food ingredients listed and the common point would have something to do with our health.

  18. Kentaro Ando says:

    In the first text, we will read about how to make a trip in Shanghai. This article is made for British people, so I think it introduces places related to British such as Huángpù park.
    In the second text, we will see itemized lists, I think. Itemized list is good for showing food ingredient listings.

  19. Emi Enomoto says:

    I think we might read about a certain place which is famous for sightseeing. The book might introduce interesting activities, food, and markets. It also tell us some exciting historical story, and make us want to travel there.
    In the listening, we might hear about food issues. These days more and more fast food restaurant, and they uses bad food for our health. The listening material will tell us information about the issues, and warn them.

  20. Tanaka Kotaro(T4) says:

    In the first sentence, we may learn secret skill of sightseeing that normal people usually don’t know. After reading that, we may be specialist of sightseeing.
    In the second sentence, we might read ploblem of world food shortage. There are many causes of food problem in the world. I think this sentence tells how to solve that problem in the point of using food ingredient. There may be good food using way for the world.

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