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Comparing life in England and Japan




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Comparing England and Japan

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TASK 1. Listen to the interview and complete the sentences with 1-2 words.

1. Sarah arrived in Japan ago.���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������

2. Before coming to Japan, she had lived in �and .������������������������������������������������������

3. Sarah did not experience�.

4. She met other people.

5. Her company was very and .

6. The differences between both countries, however, are .

7. Sarah likes food in Japan because she likes .

8. Teaching in Japan is very from teaching in Europe.

9.� In the streets people are .

10. Todd agrees that the Japanese are very .

11. The weather in Japan is unbelievable because it is so .

12. Sarah says in Japan are frequent and there is good service but they are always .


TASK 2. Read the text about Japanese road gardens taken from http://anenglishmaninosaka.blogspot.com and�complete the gaps with�a suitable phrase.

Road gardens in Osaka

People are forever saying that Japan doesn't have much space, but it's not true. There's here. The only problem is that most of it is at an angle of 80 degrees.

The land of Japan covers 364,000 sq km, which is
the same as the Isle of Wight and probably twice , so we're talking big here. But the fact is, most of it comprises mountains. As a result, the cities, , can be pretty tightly packed - so in places like Osaka, there's not a great deal of green to be seen.

More often than not, a house is built without a garden,
. The front door leads straight onto the road (there are few pavements), which means you can never walk out of your house . This is annoying if that's the kind of thing you like to do.

However, the people of Osaka are a determined bunch, and
that they have no garden will certainly not stop them from .

So take a stroll around the city's backstreets and
you're bound to stumble across what has become known as the road garden.

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A� built on the flat bits
B� before long
C backwards
D the size of Wales
E plenty of space
F� the mere fact
G front or back
H� having a garden
I� at least