英語学習モチベーション

英語学習日記、英語本、NHKテレビ・ラジオ講座、TOEIC、英検、音楽、映画、そしてスポーツ ~ 挫折を繰り返す英語学習のモチベーションを維持するためにブログを始めました

【自己紹介】
数年前に急に英語学習に目覚めた普通のサラリーマン。
TOEIC 810点、英検2級、会話はまるでだめ、のいわゆる中級者です。
初めて受けたTOEICは265点でした。
その後、265 → 385 → 455 → 665 → 690 → 675 → 770 → 765 → 790 → 790 → 810です。
英検は中学時代に4級。そして、おじさんになってから2級をとりました。
○○年前は高校球児。今はとても体が動きません。
挫折を繰り返す英語学習のモチベーションを維持するためにブログを始めました。
よろしくお願いいたします。

Thanks. I really got involved in the story!
There's not a cloud in the clear blue sky. Let's go for a walk!
Sorry. It's my fault. It won't happen again.
I'll always be there for you.
I'll always stand by you.
I've got your back.
You can always rely on me.
He was one of the greatest players in NPB history.
It's freezing cold today. Please don't catch a cold.
Thanks for a great evening. You really made me feel at home.
Thanks for dinner. It was delicious. You're such a good cook!
Thank you so much. It's beautiful. You have such good taste.
Thanks for everything. You've been a great help.
Thanks for a wonderful party. We had so much fun.
Thanks for your great advice. I managed to make up with my girlfriend.
Thank you so much for coaching our team. We couldn't have won the championship without you.
Happy birthday Elmo!
I'm really enjoying it. :-)
Please come to Shizuoka and have a good time!
I think I'm about to catch a cold. I'm going to sleep early tonight. Good night.
I've read both of her novels, but I didn't like either.
A lot has happened since then.
The sky is clear and the stars are beautiful tonight.
You must be very busy during the Christmas season. Yes, but I don't mind because I love to imagine the kids' smiles when they open their presents.
I need to do some more shopping.
Kihira delivered a flawless and powerful performance.
It’s the last full moon of the decade tonight. How beautiful.
I'm in the Mood for Dancing.
My friend helped me out when I was in deep trouble.
Everyone has emotional ups and downs.
The number of road fatalities went up/down.
I meant to do it right after work. 
He is meant to be a golfer.
I guess things must be pretty hectic at your store.
How are things?
What made you so tired?
I went to the eye doctor today. I got many eye exams. It was very crowded and took a long time. I was so tired.
I'm not feeling well, so I'm going to bed early.
Message In a Bottle - The Police #NowPlaying
Queen - Love Of My Life (Live in Rio Second Concert 19-1-1985) #NowPlaying #Tearjerker
I'm in the middle of planning one.
It's pretty cold tonight, huh?
I'd like to go to Kyoto to see the autumn leaves at the end of this month. The autumn leaves will be absolutely glorious. However, Kyoto will be very crowded. We should go to popular places in the early morning.
I like Richard Curtis films. Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, Bridget Jones's Diary, Love Actually, About Time, and Yesterday.
I recently discovered my real passion is English.
I can hear the thunder outside.
Our daughters sent us heart warming messages. I love them.
It's our wedding anniversary today. I gave my wife a bunch of flowers. I really appreciate her.
I went to golf with my friends from high school today. We had a good time.
Yesterday was my mother's birthday. We had sushi for dinner last night. Please live a long and healthy life. Today, we visited my father's grave and placed flowers. 
Let It Be
Sounds good! You had a great time, didn't you?
You are my fire, The one desire...
I couldn't agree more. ;-)
Great! I feel like going to Karaoke for the first time in a long tim
I like it. 
Tell me why. Ain't nothin' but a heartache. Tell me why. Ain't nothin' but a mistake. Tell me why. I never wanna hear you say. I want it that way.
I'm going to get my driver's license renewed tomorrow.
How can you tell organic foods from non-organic?
I can see, I can hear, I can smell, I can taste, I can fee
What's the matter?
What is going on (these days)?
I couldn't agree more.
My parents caught my brother listening in on their conversation.
I'll see to everything.
Any luck?
We seem to have run out.
I can imagine.
Sales are clearly up on last year.
I came to an air-conditioned library in order to rest comfortably.
It's so hot lately that I don't feel like doing anything.
I dropped my iPhone and broke the screen last month.
The moon is so beautiful tonight.
He produced a letter from his pocket.
I have a headache and feel a little bit chilly.
I have what I think is a brilliant startup idea.
It's starting to rain heavily.
The par-3 7th hole at Pebble is breathtaking from every angle.
I'm pretty tired. I think I'll go home now. #forrestgump
The rainy season is coming.
Don’t put off untill tomorrow what you can do today.
I have a pot belly recently, so my pants are too tight.
My mother, brother, nephew and I visited my father's grave and offered some flowers this morning. Time really flies...

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Yes! The weather is so nice today. Have a good day. :-)
It’s a beautiful sunny day. This is the third time running the washing machine this morning.
It's a perfect day for laundry tomorrow.
There's nothing better than a cold beer after golf.
Unfortunately, it was rainy today. I'm very tired. Please don't ask me about my score. :-)
I'm going to play golf tomorrow. I'm worried about the weather. Tomorrow is the first day of Reiwa era. Just do it!
#NowPlaying "Whatever" by Oasis
Today's blue sky is so beautiful. There isn't a cloud in the sky.
It's a balmy day, isn't it?
I'm at the zoo. :-)
If you can dream it, you can do it. - Walt Disney
Never, never, never, never give up. - Sir Winston Churchill
The harder you work, the luckier you get. - Gary Player
I feel like getting drunk tonight.
I just watched "Dear John" : Nicholas Sparks movie.
I just watched the movie "The Post" about the Washington Post and the Pentagon Papers.
Follow your dream and enjoy your work. That's the most important thing.
All right. I'll keep that in mind.
I have a crick in my neck and it hurts.
#NowPlaying "What Do You Mean?" by @justinbieber
If you were to visit Japan in early April, make sure you see the gorgeous cherry blossoms.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
I went to the golf driving range with my friends this morning.
Everything will work out fine.
Nice game!
I'm falling...

The moon is so big and bright tonight.
This song makes me cry.
#NowPlaying Desperado - Eagles
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are grey. You'll never know dear, how much I love you. Please don't take my sunshine away.
And we all know everything. That he stood for time will bring. For in peace our hearts will sing. Thanks to Martin Luther King. Happy birthday to you.
The clinic was really crowded when I took my daughter there this morning. Unfortunately, she has got the flu.
The sky is clear today, and the stars are beautiful.
Today is December 30th. I visited my father's grave and cleaned it up this morning. The temple was crowded.
Anyway the thing is what I really mean. Yours are the sweetest eyes I've ever seen. How wonderful life is while you're in the world.
Same here !
Which work of Shakespeare do you like the most?
What makes you happy?
"Little Charo" is a serious story with important themes about life.
Our life together. Is so precious together. We have grown, we have grown. Although our love is still special. Let's take a chance and fly away. Somewhere alone
This song reminds me of my junior high school days. #nowplaying (Just Like) Starting Over - John Lennon
I just watched "Overboard". It's a nice movie!
Honesty is the best policy.
It's time to go to bed. Good night.
It's only Monday, but I'm already exhausted.
Thanks. I was influenced by your tweets. Good night.
I watched some movies on Amazon Prime Video this weekend. "The Rewrite" "Begin Again" "Sing Street" "Love and Other Drugs" "Like Crazy"
In 1969. It was called Woodstock, and it was held for three days in the state of New York. When it ended, people said, "This concert will be talked about for years." And they were right. Many legends of rock and roll performed at Woodstock.
Elizaveta Tuktamysheva invited Japanese fans to come to her hotel here in Hiroshima this morning to talk with her before she left for the Exhibition Gala. More than 200 people showed up!
Love of my life, you've hurt me, You've broken my heart and now you leave me. Love of my life can't you see, Bring it back, bring it back, Don't take it away from me because you don't know what it means to me.
Thanks. We had a good time!
Happy Birthday to your sons!
Thanks for your message!
Every cloud has a silver lining.
Thanks! I look forward to seeing your photos everyday. :-)
Thank you. We went to Niagara Falls on our honeymoon 25 years ago. ;-)
I have a business trip to Tokyo tomorrow.
Doing something is always better than doing nothing.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. - Aristotle (Greek philosopher)
And when you smile. The whole world stops and stares for a while. 'Cause girl, you're amazing. Just the way you are.
Momoko Sakura, creator of the long-running Japanese #manga and #anime series "Chibi Maruko-chan," died of breast cancer earlier this month, her office says. She was 53.
It's like a scene from a movie.
I went swimming today and now I am so tired. :-)
Go! Go! Mamiko Higa. Her fiance is a famous sumo wrestler,
He always gets up before 6:45 and listens to his favorite English conversation program. "Lesson 92"
I'm about to pass out from the heat...
I'm in the mood for something sweet.
Don't Stop Believin'
Thousands watch the sun glint over the horizon at Stonehenge, celebrating the summer solstice at the Neolithic stone circle.
Today is the longest day of the year. Here's what to know about the 2018 summer solstice.
Thank you for always making me smile!
There's a typhoon approaching.
The rainy season has just set in.
diva : a very successful and famous female singer
Good morning. It’s sunny in Kyoto. Have a nice weekend.
I'm having a hard time falling asleep.
It's the anniversary of my father's death today. I'll always believe that he's watching over us from the sky.
I just got home. I have a sore throat.
The rain has let up.
It's starting to rain outside.
Make yourself necessary to somebody.
It’s a nice morning, isn’t it? Have a nice day!
Nothing's better than drinking beer and watching a game of baseball!
It's really windy outside.
If you're depressed, you're living in the past, and if you're anxious, you're living in the future. But if you're at peace, you're living in the present.
Thank you, Margaret. It was a moving story and one of the best movies I’ve ever seen.
I just watched "The Good Lie". It's a very touching movie.
I watched the movie "Stuck in Love".
I watched the movie "42" about Jackie Robinson. He was the first African American baseball player in the Major Leagues.
Work hasn't been going well lately.
Take care of yourself. I hope you feel better soon.
My wife is asleep in kotatsu. Be careful not to catch a cold.
We've just displayed Hina-dolls for the first time in three years.
I've got too much work. Work is piling up. I'm over my capacity...
I'm not feeling well, so I'm going to bed early. Good night.
I'm going on a one-day business trip to Osaka tomorrow.
I watched "Before Sunrise" and "Before Sunset". They moved me deeply.
It's really windy outside. I hope that the laundry don't get blown away by the wind.
Thanks! I went to the show with my mother. We had a good time.
I've been swamped with work.
I just followed a bunch of @sesamestreet characters on Twitter. :-)
I think I have to move on.
Work isn't going well, so I'm just feeling a little depressed now.
I was in bed all day long yesterday due to bad cough. I took medicine after each meal. I feel better today.
Thank you for your concern.
My chest hurts from coughing too much.
I keep coughing...
I gained weight over the New Year holidays. I have to go on a diet.

Today is December 30th. I visited my father's grave with my mother this morning. We cleaned the tomb. The temple was crowded.
I have a low tolerance for cold.
It's freezing cold today...
I just watched Murder on the Orient Express.
I have a sore throat...
I visited my father's grave with my mother and brother and nephew for the first time in a month this morning.
I watched "Love, Rosie" for the first time today.
Black day as Azzurri go crashing out
Good morning. It's cold today, isn't it.
V-Varen Nagasaki promoted to J1 for first time
Shohei Otani speaks of desire to become world's best with move to MLB
NipponHam's Shohei Otani announces he wants to move to MLB
It's really windy outside.
Frog and Toad Are Friends
BayStars beaten but unbowed after Japan Series experience
Lions to let Makita make major move
November 5 is United Nations Tsunami Awareness Day. - Working to Save Lives When a Tsunami Strikes
Hawks capture Japan Series crown on Keizo Kawashima's sayonara single in 11th
We've made some great memories together. #ThankYouIchiro
"Santa is real," the Air Force later confirmed, adding that they track his sleigh ride every Christmas Eve
Fighters land rights to prized slugger Kiyomiya
NPB draft is to be held tomorrow.
Otani fires shutout as cleanup man
Hataoka becomes second to repeat at Japan Women's Open
I got sunburned.
It's a close game.
Kiyomiya elects to enter draft
Today is my mother's birthday. Please stay healthy and live a long life.
It's a new japanese record!! Congratulations!
I like book stores.
I went to several shops after visiting a clinic.
I went to the eye doctor today. I had a visual field test. The result was fine. I go there every six months.
I visited our family's grave with my mother and brother this morning.
It's getting cooler in the mornings and evenings.
I went to watch high school baseball games at the local stadium. It was a hot day today.
Exactly. I read many different news websites.
I went to the swimming pool and the hot spring today. When I took the open-air bath, there was a light breeze which was very pleasant.
I pruned the trees and pulled up the weeds in my garden this afternoon. I'm exhausted.
Insects are chirping. End of summer?
Yes, It's well-known restaurant in Shizuoka. It's always packed. ;-)
We went to the "Sawayaka" restaurant for lunch. We had hamburger steak. It was very crowded.
Obon is a Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the spirits of one's ancestors. I visited the grave with my family today.
I went to my junior high school reunion today. We had a great time.
Sani Brown bolts into record book.
Dragons reliever Hitoki Iwase tips his cap to the crowd after pitching in his record 950th game.
Durable, tough Iwase withstands test of time.
Hiroshima 72nd A-bomb anniversary.
Hiroshima marks 72nd anniversary of atomic bombing after Japan's refusal to join nuke ban treaty.
Justin Gatlin tore up Usain Bolt's farewell script as he stole world 100m gold at London2017.
Usain Bolt has made some incredible memories inside this stadium.
My daughter's boyfriend came to our house from Tokyo yesterday. He was a nice guy. I have mixed feelings...
Is it still Tuesday today...? What a long week...
I found it heartwarming.
Yes. It touched my heart.
Just watched "I am Sam". It was a touching movie.
My memory is getting short these days...
Good morning. There's not a cloud in the sky. Have a nice weekend.
Same here. :-)
I study English by myself. My English doesn't seem to be improving.
I visited the grave with my family this morning.
Climbers' tents make for a colorful display on a snowy mountain in the northern Alps.
I just ordered two bunches of carnations for my mother and mother-in-law online.
Traffic is going to be bad, so you had better go to the washroom before leaving.
The shopping mall is full of people.
I know how your father feels. ;-)
Now it's the Eagles vs. Hotel California in a federal court
I feel the same way! :-)
Thanks for your message. We went to Nara for the first time in about ten years. We had a good time.
Thanks. I had a good time with my wife.
Here at last! Horyuji Temple.
How much longer will it take??
I'm stuck in traffic now...
I just watched How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.
I watched the movie "Yes Man" this morning. I'm gonna think positive.
It reminds me of the old days.
I just watched St. Elmo's Fire.
I hope you feel better soon.
I watched Almost Famous today.
I hope you feel better soon.
I watched Almost Famous today.
I'd like to check out this book.
You can check out up to 5 books at a time.
I just got back home now.
I'm still stuck at the office...
I need to cut down on alcohol.
It's almost two. I have to go to bed now. It's going to be a nice day tomorrow.
Princess Kako heading to University of Leeds in September.
Nakamura scored today for his current club Jubilo Iwata. 38-years-old and still producing magic.
William and Kate surprise Radio 1 visit.
I'm exhausted. I had to work overtime again today.
Samurai show mixed post-WBC results
A major U.S. airline is drawing criticism after video posted online shows security officers dragging a passenger off an overbooked flight.
if you nail something, you succeed in getting it, after a lot of time or effort
She finally nailed her dream job.
Mao Asada nailed her trademark triple axel and won a silver medal.
Thanks! I feel much better.
I think I'm getting a cold.
I had my hair cut today. I feel refreshed. I go to a barber shop once every three weeks.
What a long week.
It's almost two. I have to go to bed now. Sweet dreams.
Colorful cover Cherry blossoms bloom along the river in Nakameguro, which is a popular viewing spot for "hanami".
Hanyu claims second career gold at worlds with spectacular comeback. Uno grabs silver.
As the Cubs release Munenori Kawasaki, we remember his greatest moments with the team.
This song gets to me every time I listen to it.
Rising star Kubo strikes again.
I was busy today as well.
Yokozuna Kisenosato denies Terunofuji to claim Spring Basho title.
Kisenosato pulls off comeback for title.
Kubo stars as Japan beat UAE in World Cup qualifier.
Japan confident ahead of WBC semifinal against host U.S.
Molina finds Profar too far off bag at first.
This photo of Adam Jones' catch in the World Baseball Classic is amazing.
Thank you for your message! :-)
Good morning. I'm done with the laundry. It's a sunny day.
My daughter graduated from university today.
I'm going to visit the family grave with my mother tomorrow morning .

今日8月15日は72回目の終戦記念日です。

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高校生からはじめる「現代英語」 夏の特別企画(Summer Special)
Obama's Hiroshima Speech - DAY 4 の復習です。

That is a future we can choose. 「それは、私たちが選択できる1つの未来なのです。」

・cruelty 「残虐行為」

・spouse 「配偶者」

・embrace 「抱擁」

・precious 「貴重な」

・ordinary 「普通の」

・would rather 「むしろ~したほうがいいと思う」

・it is worth ~ing 「~する価値がある」

・dawn 「夜明け、始まり」

・atmic warfare 「核戦争」

・awakening 「目覚め、覚醒、気づくこと」



高校生からはじめる「現代英語」 夏の特別企画(Summer Special)
Obama's Hiroshima Speech - DAY 3 の復習です。

The memory of the morning of August 6th, 1945, must never fade. 「1945年8月6日朝の記憶は、決して薄れてはなりません。」

・equivalent 「同等の、同じ価値の」

・institution 「(人間社会がつくり上げた)組織(国家を含む)・社会の制度・慣習など」

・doom 「破滅させる」

・dread 「恐れ」

・innocent 「罪のない人」

・arc 「弧、(弧を描くような一連の)流れ」

・mere 「ほんの、単なる」

・suffering 「苦しみ」

・shared responsibility 「共同責任」

・curb 「抑制する、減らす、防ぐ」

・bear witness 「証言する」

・fade 「徐々に弱まり消えていく、風化する、フェード(アウト)する」

・complacency 「現状に甘んじる気持ち、自己満足」

・fuel 「燃料(fuel)を与える、刺激する」







高校生からはじめる「現代英語」 夏の特別企画(Summer Special)
Obama's Hiroshima Speech - DAY 2 の復習です。

We are most starkly reminded of humanity's core contradiction. 「私たちは最も厳しく、人間性の中核にある矛盾について想起させられるのです。」

・chronicle 「記録する」

・camp 「(難民・捕虜)収容所」

・echo of 「~のこだまが響く」 ここでは、動詞のecho。echo of としてかたまりで覚えよう。

・depravity 「道徳的に腐敗、邪悪な行為」

・mushroom cloud 「きのこ雲」

・starkly 「厳しく、苛酷に、極端にはっきりと」

・these skiesと、skyが複数形になっているのは、「大空」「上空」など「広い範囲の空」を表す用法。強意の複数形と言うらしい。

・humanity's core contradiction 「人間性の中核にある矛盾、人類の根本的矛盾」

・very 「~こそが」「まさに」「まさしく」と意味を強める形容詞として使う。

・a species 「ひとつの種」 この単語は単数でも複数でもspecies。

・bend 「曲げる」

・unmatched destruction 「比類なき破壊」

・abilityは「習得した能力」、capacityは「潜在能力」というニュアンス。

・sacrifice 「犠牲」

・allow for remarkable feats 「素晴らしい偉大な行為を可能にする」

・oppress 「弾圧する、苦しめる」

・dehumanize 「人間性を奪う」

今日は、難しい表現が多かったです。
気になるところは辞書やネットで調べていますが、テキストをタイプするだけのブログになってはダメですね。。

アメリカの高校では大統領の演説に触れることが多いということで、ハンナさんもリンカーン大統領のゲティスバーグ演説を暗記したり、ケネディ大統領の就任演説も学んだそうです。




広島平和記念公園におけるバラク・オバマ大統領の演説 - 在日米国大使館・領事館
https://jp.usembassy.gov/ja/obama-remarks-hiroshima-memorial-ja/

Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Abe of Japan at Hiroshima Peace Memorial - The White House
https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2016/05/27/remarks-president-obama-and-prime-minister-abe-japan-hiroshima-peace

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今日は、8月6日です。

高校生からはじめる「現代英語」 夏の特別企画(Summer Special)
Obama's Hiroshima Speech - DAY 1 の復習です。

Why do we come to this place, to Hiroshima? 「なぜ私たちはこの場所へ来るのでしょうか、広島へ?」

・mankind possessed the means to destroy itself 「人類が自らを滅ぼす手段を保有した」

 サッカーでポゼッションって言いますね。

・ponder 「じっくりと考える、熟考する」

・unleash 「解き放つ」

・in a not-so-distant past 「それほど遠くない過去に」

・mourn 「追悼する」

・inward 「内側、内部」 <-> outward

・take stock of 「(現状を)注意深く判断する」

・brutal 「残酷な、残忍な」

・in the span of a few years 「数年と言う期間に」

・some 60 miillion people 「およそ6,000万の人々」

 someの副詞用法。「およそ、約」の意で、数詞の前に用いる。aboutとほぼ同じ。
 数量が多いことを示唆している。「○○人もの人が」という意味合いを含む。



高校生からはじめる「現代英語」 Lesson16 の復習です。

Method Developed to Detect Stress Levels in Dogs 「犬のストレスの度合いを検出する方法、開発される」

・canine 「犬の」
・feline 「猫の」
・bovine 「牛の」
・avian 「鳥の」

 canine 以外にもちょっと調べました。いろいろあるんですね。

・electrocardiogram 「心電図」 → electr(o)- 「電気の」 cardi(o)- 「心臓の」 -gram 「図」

 長い単語は分解して理解しよう。

・cardiac activity 「心臓の活動」

・tense 「緊張した(状態で)」

・barometer 「気圧計、(天候の変化などを知る)指標、バロメーター」

 日本語でもバロメーターって言いますけど、気圧計のことだったんですね。

・stress levels in dogs 「犬のストレスの度合い」
・disease in dogs 「犬の病気」

 ストレスも病気も、犬の体の内側にあるということで、in dogs と言う風に、前置詞に in を使うのだそうです。

・tell whether 「~かどうかを判別する」

・bridge the gap between A and B 「AとBとの間のギャップに橋をかける、橋渡しをする、乗り越える」

・commercialize 「商品化する、実用化する」

・subtle changes 「わずかな変化」

・detect early signs of disease in dogs 「犬の病気の早期の兆候を検出する」

 detect はdiscover と違い「(見つけるのが困難な)悪いことを発見する」という場合に使うことが多い。

・detective 「刑事、探偵」
・lie detector 「うそ発見器」
・fire detector 「火災報知機」

今週も1週間遅れ。
やっと7月号が終わりです。

8月号は、夏の特別企画で、バラク・オバマ第44代アメリカ合衆国大統領の広島演説 Obama's Hiroshima speech ですね。



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