English Reading Practice #21 - Binge-Worthy
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When I was a kid, my parents never let me watch DragonBall Z. They said it was too violent (猛烈すぎる) for children!
Now I can watch the whole collection (全集) online! So a few years ago I binge-watched all 291 episodes over about 3 or 4 months!
What is 'binge'?
Binge means to do something for a long time. Usually we use it with the verbs and gerunds:
- binge-eat --> binge-eating
- binge-drink (alcohol) --> binge-drinking
- binge-watch --> binge-watching
- binge-read --> binge-reading
- binge-shop --> binge-shopping
Commonly, we binge(-eat) on junkfood, snacks, or our favourite food!
I like to binge on chocolate! Dark chocoloate is my favourite. Milk chocolate is too sweet to binge-eat.
Binge-Watching and Binge-Reading
I asked our students and they recommended:
- For binge-watching:
- Breaking Bad on Netflix
- The Dodo on YouTube
- Documental on Amazon Prime
- For binge-reading:
- manga: Attack on Titan
- manga: Haikyu!
- book: Harry Potter
Online stores, such as Amazon or Rakuten make window-shopping either amazingly accessible or overwhelming! (回遊的か圧倒的)
I wanted to buy new socks on Amazon and the range (幅) was too big! It's hard to make a confident choice (強気な選択) with so many options!
In the end (やっと・結局), I bought a few different kinds to try. I was able to return the ones I didn't like.
It's worth doing!
If I feel rewarded for my activity, we say it's worth doing (する価値がある).
We can make many sentences like this.
- Chocolate is worth eating!
- Breaking Bad is worth watching!
- Attack on Titan is worth reading!
To make an adjective (形容詞) we change worth to worthy:
- Chocolate is a bingeworthy food!
- Breaking bad is a bingeworthy TV show!
- Attack on Titan is a bingeworthy comic!
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What is binge-worthy for you?
We'll see you next time!
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