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Interchange Un.5 WBp25 ★★★

Interchange Un.5 WB p25.2

1. Would you be nervous about being far away from your family?

Yes. One thing I’d be nervous about is not being able to speak the language.

2. Would you feel insecure about traveling alone?

Yes. One thing I’d feel insecure about is not being able to speak English. Another thing I’d feel insecure about is the food.

3. Would you be enthusiastic about making new friends?

Not really, but one thing I’d  really be enthusiastic about is enjoying the scenery and nature.

4. Would you be curious about the way people live in other countries?

Yes. One thing I’d be curious about is the history the people.

5. Would you be anxious about spending too much time money?

Yes. I would be worried about my savings decreasing.

Interchange Un.5 WB p25.3

1. The Architecture is something I’d be fascinated by.

2. The climate is something I’d be comfortable with.

3. The food is something I’d be curious about.

4. The language is something I’d be uncertain about.

5. The money is something I’d be worried about.

6. The music is something I’d be comfortable with.

7. The people my age are something I’d be curious about.

8. The public transportation is something I’d be uncertain about.

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Comics – Peanuts ★★

You can find most of America’s most popular comics at Yahoo! news. While Sunday comics are printed in color; the daily comics are in black and white. Peanuts by Charles Schulz is one of my favorites. Most Japanese are familiar with the character Snoopy and Charlie Brown, but not with the comic strip. Enjoy!

coward: 臆病(おくびょう)者, いくじなし, ひきょう者

sneak: こそこそする人, 下劣な人, 告げ口屋

block: 頭

knock your block off:  人の頭をぶんなぐる; 人をひどい目にあわす

mangle: をずたずたに切る, めちゃめちゃにする;つぶしたり曲げたりして台なしにする


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Owner of Multi-Million Dollar Company Hands Over Business to Employees – ABC News

Owner of Multi-Million Dollar Company Hands Over Business to Employees – ABC News.

Before the words “whole grain” and “organic” became part of Americans’ everyday vocabulary, Bob Moore knew the importance of healthful eating.In 1978, he started Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods, as a small family-run business in Oregon selling stone mill-ground whole grains.

The company has since grown into a multi-million dollar business that sells more than 400 whole grain products including flours, hot cereals, and organic and gluten-free products.

Moore is dedicated to making America healthier and he believes Bob’s Red Mill is a small part of the solution.

“Our company needs to exist so that some of the people that eat our product will be healthier — and I think they will be,” he said.

Employee-Run Business

Moore’s work is a way of life and his employees are a second family, which is why he announced this week that he’s handing over the keys to his 209 employees.

Moore said he’s gotten countless buy-out offers over the years, but he couldn’t envision selling the business to a stranger.


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読売 ニュースの英語 ★★★

of all time

“Asashoryu has the third most championships of all time behind the legendary Taiho and Chiyonofuji.”

和訳:朝青龍は、伝説的な大鵬、千代の富士に次いで、歴代で3番目の優勝回数を誇る。

of all time: 古今を通じての;

time: 時代、年代

legendary:  伝説の、伝説的な、有名な


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Internet Radio ★★

A fun way to improve your listening ability is to listen to American radio stations. In the past the only way to do this was to subscribe to Yusen, but thanks to the Internet, many radio stations stream their programs on-line. Here is one of my favorites.:

Hawaiian 105 KINE

Just click the play button and after a few seconds, the music should start. Every twenty minutes or so there are some commercials and information about what’s going on around Oahu.

Aol Radio

Aol Radio offers more than 350 Sports, News, Music, and Talk stations all just a click away.

Live365.com

Over 6000 Internet radio stations run by real people.

Last.fm

One of the best sites around for exploring music. Type in the name of a band you like and Last.fm will introduce other bands you might like.

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http://web.me.com/josephcamcinnis
福岡市中央区大名1-12-36

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http://22311221.at.webry.info/


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Japan Times – Phrase 73 ★★

Japan Times の『これで英語が通じた!思ったことがズバリ言えるフレーズ」からふだん、会話でよく使う短い言葉。いざ英語で言うとなると…

■今週のフレーズ – 73

I have no idea.

見当がつかないな

A: Guess who that movie star’s going to marry.
B: I have no idea.

A: あの映画スターの婚約者、だれだか知ってる?
B: 見当がつかないなあ。

多くの場合、尋ねられたことに、ほとんど、もしくはまったく関心がない、
ということを意味する。I haven’t the slightest/foggiest idea.
というと、さらに強い言い方になる。Guess 〜(当ててごらん)で始める
言い方は、おもしろい情報を持っているんだ、ということを示唆する。