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Saturday, December 15, 2007

"I Have a Bad Case of Diarrhea"

The Japanese go to great lengths to study English. Walk into any bookstore in Japan and witness an impressive number of English textbooks. Within a rock's throw of any train or subway station you'll see signs for quite a few English schools. Many commuters on the long ride to and from work will be listening to English lessons on their iPods.

But by far the most entertaining method for learning English is watching the Zuiikin Girls show on TV. These girls will teach you an English phrase by repeating it several times while doing aerobic exercises. Useful phrases, ones that would come in handy in daily conversations. For example, this one:

Want to see more? Thankfully, someone put together a page with all available Zuiikin Girls videos on YouTube. Enjoy.

3 comments:

Lisa said...

This is a joke, right? Please tell me it is...

Sharvul said...

A joke? It's dead serious.

Here's the show's homepage, and the Wikipedia entry.

ontheface said...

Tock, tock, tock. These Japanese are crazy (modern take on Obelix).