受講生のコメント(一覧)

Thank you for the nice conversation again, Kathryn.It's easy to lose track of time when I talk to you because it's so fun!! See you soon and take care of yourself.
Kathryn G.先生 01/23
I enjoyed our lesson. We looked at some cute cat pictures. It cheered me up so much. Thank you for helping me with my translation practice. See you soon!
Deborah先生 01/23
Thank you very much for the interesting news from the BBC.
Andrew B.先生 01/23
This was the first lesson with Vlada. At first I could not catch his request for contact because of my bad condition of Skype. Looking for FAQ, I finally found the way how to contact a teacher not on my contact list. There's a skype name on my booking list! So I gave a call to Vlada and we were able to start our lesson at last although I still faced a trouble about screen sharing. Vlada patiently waited for solving my skype troubles and corrected my English e-mail quickly. In spite of his photo, he is very frank and friendly teacher;-) He kindly supplemented our lesson with extra time for introducing ourselves. Thank you, Vlada. See you soon!
Vladimir K.先生 01/23
Tonight we talked about Fukuoka that CNN took up as a most innovative city in Japan. The head offices of big companies are in Tokyo. We have to create innovative cities in local areas in order to invite young people. From that viewpoint, I will pay proper attention to the future of Fukuoka.
Mark M.先生 01/23
After a small talk about our weekend, we discussed inequality of income in the world with an article about it. Under the present world situation like inauguration of Trump and hard Brexit, I have a strong interest in this topic. Frou suggested me a good topic at the right time. We talked about a relation between inequality and happiness, social change and inequality, present Japanese and Filipino income situation, factors on modern Japanese historical change of inequality, AI & robotics's future influence to unemployment, etc. I proposed to talk more about this topic and she said she would give me another related article in near future. Thank you for always giving me an interesting topic, Frou. See you soon. Take care!
Froulaine A.先生 01/23
Today we read an article about reindeer situation. It says reindeer are having a hard time to getting their food in colder winter and get pregnant earlier, which leads to smaller, weaker reindeers. This is all the effect of human-made climate change. That's sad reality but every single one of us should think about what we can do to stop it. I appreciate this kind of articles, which promote our awareness about the serioue issue we are facing. I like this article,, thank you Max!
Mark M.先生 01/23
Today we talked about how British people spend their Christmas and New Year Holidays. It was interesting as I have learned a lot from Kathryn. Then I asked about riding a bike in England. I had a good time talking with her.
Kathryn G.先生 01/23
It was very nice talking with you, see you next time ! :D Andrew is a very nice teacher with a very clear british accent, which is easy to catch. Beginners who had started learning English by the American accentmight find that slightly hard to understand, but I am sure that you'll be used to it very easily. Nowdays, even the English tests popular in Japan like the Eiken, requires people to be able to catch, understand, and find the right information from every accents. Which means, every people learning English needs to be used to every popular accents. I recommend you all to try his lesson. He taught me about the collocations today. I'm not very good at those stuff, but his explanation of that was tremendously easy to understand.
Andrew B.先生 01/23
Thank your for the lesson to my daughter. The lesson was awesome and Riana really enjoyed and she's looking forward to talking to you again soon.
Mauricio G.先生 01/23
 
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第33回: いざという時に役立つ英語フレーズ集 
 ( 掲載日: 2014.12.10 )

こんにちは!
本年も押し詰まってまいりましたが、皆様いかがお過ごしですか。
2014年はどんな1年だったでしょうか。
なんだか年々1年が過ぎるのが早く感じるようになり、今年何をしたのかいまいち思い出せず…笑

先週香港に住んでいる高校時代の友人が遊びにきたので、日本の冬を満喫しよう!という事で、
1日目は私が1番好きな六本木のイルミネーションを見にいき、次の日は季節を肌で感じよう!
という名目で、今年2度目の鎌倉に食べ歩きに行きました。笑

紅葉がまだ残っていたので、春に行った時とはまた違った趣があり、海外育ちの私たちは非常に
新鮮な日本を感じる事ができました。

一年中夏で季節の変化が何一つないシンガポールに比べ、同じ場所なのに季節が変わると
違う顔を見せてくれるという、こんな素敵な楽しみが年に4回もある日本、改めて日本人で
よかったな〜と思った瞬間でした。

ただ1つ心残りだったのが、その日だけ生憎の悪天候で漁に行けなかったらしく、
鎌倉名物の生しらすが入荷されておらず食べ損ねた事…次回にお預けです。

さて、毎日一生懸命英語をお勉強されているみなさんに質問です。

外国の方に質問されて、何を聞かれているのか分からない時。
もう一度言ってほしいけど同じ事を言われても理解できないから困る時。
そしてそれを伝えたい時。

こんな時、みなさんはどうされますか?

私がインターナショナルスクールに入って本格的に英語を学びだした中学時代。
こんな事がよくありました。

聞き返しても何を言われているかさっぱり分からず、聞き返しても聞き返しても
頭の中はハテナだらけ。苦笑いでその場を凌ぐ、なんて事も多々ありました。

そして思いついたのが、いざという時に使えるフレーズをいくつか覚えておけばなんとかなる!という事。

今日はそんな、「いざという時に役立つ英語フレーズ」をご紹介します。

☆ 聞き返すフレーズ☆



①え?
Pardon? / Sorry? / Excuse me?

②もう一度言って下さい。
I beg your pardon?
Could/Would you say that again?

③なんと言ったのですか?
What did you say?

④質問を言い換えてもらえますか?
Can you rephrase the question, please?
(これ、すごく使えます!Pardon?と聞き返しても理解できなかった時にオススメです。)

⑤もう少しゆっくり話していただけますか?
Can you speak more slowly?
Please speak more slowly.

⑥もう一度お願いできますか?
Could you repeat it/that?
Could you repeat yourself?
Could you repeat what you said?
Would you mind repeating that?

⑦どういう意味?
What do you mean?
(話の内容をわかりやすく説明してもらえるよう聞き返す時にオススメです。)

⑧え?何て言ったの?
Say that again?
What’s that?
(カジュアルな表現なので、近しい間柄の相手のみに使用できます。)

⑨すみません、聞こえなかったのですが。
I’m sorry, I couldn’t hear what you said.
(理解できなかったのではなく、聞き取れなかった時に有効。)

⑩最後に言った言葉をもう一度言って頂けますか?
Would you repeat the last word again?

いかがでしょう。
1つの意味でも表現は様々で、豊富なバリエーションがあります。
いくつか覚えておくと非常に便利だと思いますよ!

聞いた英語を理解できないと伝えるのには勇気が必要です。
ですが、それを伝える事で相手が話し方や話すスピード、語彙を変えてくれる事もあり、
それによって会話をスムーズに展開する事ができます。
それに加えて、聞き返す事により自分が何が理解できていなかったのかが明確になり、
新しい語彙も身に付くいいチャンスなんです。
自分の英語スキルアップのためにも、躊躇せず、踏み込んでみて下さいね!


☆鎌倉の紅葉と六本木イルミネーションと、それから花より団子な私たち。笑☆



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