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社会問題について話してみよう

Talking about social issues
あなたは、社会問題について話しています。
環境問題・医療問題・少子高齢化問題など、様々な社会問題が存在します。日本における社会問題を伝えながら、相手の国の社会問題についても尋ねてみましょう。
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What kinds of social issues are there right now?
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What kinds of social issues are there right now?

Have you ever heard about the "gifted"? It is said the person with high IQs, typically defined as being in the top 2 percent. In Japan too, there seem to be about 2.5 million people who fall into such a category, I've never seen them in person, though. I only envied them until I watched the documentary on the gifted the other day. It reported more than 90 percent of them feel hard to live in their society. What kind of problems do you think they have?

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Have you ever heard about the "gifted"? This term refers to people with high IQs, typically defined as being in the top 2 percent. In Japan too, there seem to be about 2.5 million people who fall into such a category, I've never seen them in person, though. I only envied them until I watched the documentary on the gifted the other day. It reported more than 90 percent of them feel hard to live in their society. What kind of problems do you think they have?

1. I recommend this expression, it is grammatically correct and more natural.
I didn't imagine they could have bigger problems than regular people. I suppose they could feel overwhelmed because of their knowledge or maybe people around them treat them differently. What other problems could they have? What else do you know about gifted people?

According to the documentary, some of them fall sick by deteriorating personal relationships. For example, teachers become grumpy when a gifted student ask something yet to be learned and make ironical remarks calling him an alien. Therefore, some gifted students have tried not to get the highest score since kindergarten, or others refuse to go to school. A boy started missing school when he was in the first grade of elementary school, instead, he went to aquariums and has devoted himself to biology.

自然な表現

According to the documentary, some of them fall sick by deteriorating personal relationships. For example, teachers become grumpy when a gifted student asks something yet to be learned and make ironical remarks calling him an alien. Therefore, some gifted students have tried not to get the highest score since kindergarten, or others refuse to go to school. A boy started missing school when he was in the first grade of elementary school, instead, he went to aquariums and has devoted himself to biology.

1. "student" is in the singular form, so you also need the singular form of the verb with it, and that is why you need to say: "asks".
Honestly, I have never thought about what kind of problems these people could have, but now it is becoming clear to me. What do you think could be a solution to this situation?

We can find one of solutions in the accelerated promotion. Perhaps, in Japan, we have such a system only in the curriculum of high school and university, but in Canada or USA has it even in elementary school. The boy who went to aquariums on a regular basis have finally gone and studied in elementary school in Canada. Now he is in the sixth grade of elementary school, and at the same time studies a few subjects such as biology in university. He says "Now I'm really feeling that I can have a fulfilling life."

自然な表現

We can find one of the solutions in the accelerated promotion. Perhaps, in Japan, we have such a system only in the curriculum of high school and university, but in Canada or the USA has it even in elementary school. The boy who went to aquariums on a regular basis has finally gone and studied in elementary school in Canada. Now he is in the sixth grade of elementary school, and at the same time studies a few subjects such as biology in university. He says "Now I'm really feeling that I can have a fulfilling life."

1. Usually, this expression uses the article "the“ so you will normally say: “one of the solutions" or "one of the (something)".
2. When you write the name of this country you will use the article "the". So, you will always write "the USA" or "the US" or "the United States".
3. "boy" is in the singular form, so you also need the singular form of the verb with it, and that is why you need to say: "has".
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