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5/14

 

cool cat =  a cool guy

legal eagle = a very good lawyer

fat cat = a rich and greedy businessman

a wily old bird = a clever person

workhorse = a man who works very hard

busy bee = a person who works hard 

newshound = dog reporter

to play the goat = be very silly or do stupid things

to eat crow = to apologize for a bad mistake

to have kittens = to be very stressed or upset

 

 

 

Target:Starting a conversation and keeping it going

 

Closing sentences

I`m sorry. I have to go.

Excuse me. I have to run .See you!

I` m sorry. I have to work now. See you.

 

Bad topics

politics

religion

your money

your salary

private life

 

 

Where do you live?(places)

Did you see the movie about Dick Channy?(films)

How did you spend the weekend?

Did you do anything special?

How is the job going?

Have you heard about Charles Ghosen?(news)

It`s hot today, isn`t it?

 

How was your weekend? 

It was great.

Did you do anything special?

Yes. I watched a movie.

How about you?

What did you do?

keep the conversation going.

 

 

 

5/15

Target; practicing naturally spoken English

Punctuation It was wonderful to walk down the long flights of stairs,  /  knowing that I`d had good luck working. I always worked until I had something done  /  and I always stopped when I knew what was going to happen next. That way I could be sure of going on the next day.

(Ernest Hemingway . A Moveable Feast)

 

Have you heard? Tom`s got a new job.

Really? So where`s he going to live?

He`s moving to Paris!

That sounds exciting!

 

 

Casual

Wow!

Oh,no!

 

Formal

I`m so glad

That`s wonderful news

I`m sorry to hear that.

 

 

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I broke up with my girlfriend last night(sad)

Why are you so stupid?(angry)

Joseph! How lovely to see you!(friendly)

I wish you could stop smoking (disappointed)

I can`t believe it(surprised)

I`m so sorry(sorry)

What a waste of time!(angry)

Target pronouncing English more naturally

 

 

5/17

5/20

 

Agree

definitely 

absolutely

I could`nt agree with you more

Disagree

I don`t think so

No way

I don`t think that`s true

maybe

possibly

I guess

Maybe

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Sources

I`ve heard that 

Somebody told me that

Confirming

That`s right

absolutely 

kind of 

Denying That`s just a stereotype 

That`s a total generalization

Uncertainty

I`m not reall sure

I don`t really know

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5/23

1,285,500

one million two hundred and eighty fibe thousand five hundred yen

03-54512-4485

oh three five four five one two four four eight five

5/24

Talk of the devil and he`s sure to appear  噂をすると本当に来ちゃう

 

Every dog has hes day

Birds of a feather flock together

 

A stitch in time save nine 問題への対処は早いほどよい

Look after the pennies and the punds will look after themselves

 

5/27

 

 

 

Zara`s new momen sandals resemblle traditional Japanese footwear  Fashion

British Museum opens largest manga exhibition outside Japan Culture

Mitsubishi Motors focuses on alliance as it changes CEO Business

Who should be LDP(Liberal Democratic Partyつまり自民党) party head successor? Politics

 

Iran tensions ISOO US troops head to Middle East  International

FC Tokyo continues superb start to season  Sport

What no drama single life will look like for BradPitt and Angelina Jolie Gossip

Abe looking to accelerate improvement in Jappan-China ties Politics

 

 

 5月28日

Target;Practicing agreeing or disagreeing with opinions.

 

Agree

I totally agree

I agree completely.

I feel exactly the same way.

I couldn`t agree with you more.

 

Disagree

I`m not so sure.

Actually , I disagree 

I don`t know about that 

I`m not sure about that

 

※because は略式でcoz。発音のときもbeを強調しない。

 

I think the Internet is better for news than newspapers.

I don`t know about that! The Internet is okay . but I prefer newspapers.

Really? Newspapers don`t appeal to me. I think the Internet is better because It`s updated all the time.

I guess that`s true but the stories in newspapers are more deatailed.

Hmm.I see your point but...

What`s the best place to get news?

the television

the newspapers 

the Internet 

the radio

magazines

 

イディオム

昔は地球は平たいと信じられていた。板だと思われてた。だから「四角形の4つの角」でも「世界中」を表すようになった

the four corners of the world

English is spoken in all four corners of the world.

 

very surprising to us

discuss the news

discuss the current affairs

 

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