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46回: 知っておくと便利な単語集 - 日本の祝日
  ( 掲載日: 2015.6.10 )

皆さんこんにちは!
早いもので今年ももう半年が経ちました。
最近は世界各地で大きな地震が立て続けに起こっていますが、
皆さん大丈夫ですか?

先日関東でマグニチュード8.1の地震があった時、私は映画館に
いたのですが、都内も震度4で長い揺れを感じていたのにも関わ
らず、映画が止まらないことにびっくりしました。
てっきり途中で止まって地震が落ち着いてから再開するものだと
思っていたのですが…
地震に慣れすぎて震度4程度じゃ驚かない、なんて人も多くいま
すが、いつ何があるか分からない世の中、危機感は決して忘れ
てはいけませんね。

さて、カレンダーを見てがっくりきた方も多いのではないでしょうか。

6月は祝日がありません…!

祝日がないとなぜか1ヶ月が長く感じてしまうものです。

今日は日本の祝日を英語で学んでみましょう!
英語検定の面接でたまに

”What is the most important national holiday in your country?”

と聞かれる事もあります。

祝日と聞くと「お休みやったーーーー!」となってしまいがちですが、
現に私もそうですが。(笑)
本来祝日とは、ある事を記念してそれを祝い感謝する日。自国の
祝日の意味をきちんと把握し、日本文化として海外に伝えられると
素敵ですよね。


祝日: National Holiday / Public Holiday

1月 – January
 1月1日  元旦  New Year’s Day
 1月12日  成人の日  Coming of Age Day

2月 – February
 2月11日  建国記念日  National Foundation Day

3月 – March
 3月21日  春分の日  Vernal Equinox Day


4月 – April
 4月29日  昭和の日  Showa Day

5月 – May
 5月3日  憲法記念日  Constitution Day 
 5月4日  みどりの日  Greenery Day
 5月5日  こどもの日  Children’s Day

7月 – July
 7月20日  海の日  Marine Day

8月 – August
 8月11日  山の日  Mountain Day

(2016年?)

9月 – September
 9月21日  敬老の日  Respect for the Aged Day
 9月23日  秋分の日  Autumnal Equinox Day

10月 – October
 10月12日  体育の日  Health and Sports Day

11月 – November
 11月3日  文化の日  Culture Day
 11月23日  勤労感謝の日  Labor Thanksgiving Day

12月 – December
 12月23日  天皇誕生日  The Emperor’s Birthday

何度か生徒さんに
What is the most important national holiday / public holiday in your country?
と質問した際、即座に”My birthday!”と答えた方が数名いらっしゃ
いました。(笑)

たしかにー!と納得しそうになりましたが、
お誕生日は祝日ではないのでお間違いなく!(笑)

そして有難い事に、数名の生徒さんからエッセイのリクエストを
いくつか頂いているので、今後はリクエストにお応えしつつ
エッセイのトピックを決めて行こうと思っております。
これからもよろしくお願い致します!



☆先日、今は亡きおじいちゃんとの思い出の浅草尾張屋さんでの一コマ。
夏休みに一時帰国する度一緒に行っていました。懐かしいなあ☆




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