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映画や音楽、ニュース、トラベル、季節の話題、身の回りのあれこれを題材に、楽しく英語を学びませんか?メインテキストはどれも2分弱で、内容を理解できたかをチェックするためのリスニングテストがついています。通勤・通学の時間やお昼休みを利用して英語耳を養いましょう。「エイゴの時間」ウェブサイト(http://promptbox.net/eigonojikan/)では英語のジョークやなぞなぞ、英語のちょっとしたお話などをお届けしています。一緒に楽しく英語を学びましょう!

    ♪work from home – 在宅勤務

    ♪work from home – 在宅勤務

    Hi everyone! Thank you for tuning in to Time for English.



    More people are now working from home, at least some days a week, due to the pandemic.



    Working from home, working remotely, teleworking or telecommuting, you can call it in different ways, but it generally means you stay home and work at home, instead of commuting or travelling to a place of work.



    There are the pros and cons, of course. Some people feel good about it, not having to deal with super crowded commuter trains. Others are struggling, trying to separate work life from home life, or figure out how to deal with distractions.



    I work from home myself, on a regular basis. And one thing I can tell you about it is, if you're a morning person, you're probably a better fit to working from home. And when you get up, make sure to get dressed. Don't spend all day in pajamas.



    Now, would you like to practice together? Please repeat after me:

    I work from home twice a week.

    ♪essential – エッセンシャルってどんな意味?

    ♪essential – エッセンシャルってどんな意味?

    Hi everyone! Thank you for tuning in to Time for English.



    Today, I'm going to talk about the word "essential".



    What does the word "essential" mean? If something is essential, it's important and necessary. Like, water is essential for all lives on earth.



    Because of the coronavirus pandemic, we're expected to stay home except for essential needs. And those services that are essential remain open, including grocery stores, convenience stores, banks, pharmacies, take-out and delivery restaurants, gas stations and laundry services.



    And we rely on essential workers to maintain these essential services. They're doctors, nurses, caregivers, mail carriers, bus drivers, cashiers and the like.



    Grammatically, the adjective essential is often followed by to or that. For example, it is essential to wash your hands. And It is essential that you dry your hands after washing them.





    Now, would you like to try a quiz? Please listen carefully and choose the one that best describes the meaning of "essential". Ready?

    1) capable

    2) helpful

    3) necessary

    ♪stuck at home – 出かけたいけど、出かけられない

    ♪stuck at home – 出かけたいけど、出かけられない

    Hi everyone! Thank you for tuning in to Time for English.



    Today, I'd like to talk about the word "stuck” because it's timely and relevant to all of us, for right now everyone is stuck at home because of the covid-19.



    When you're stuck, you're unable to move from where you are. And when you say you're stuck, the implication is that you are somewhere you don't want to be. Normally, you don't get stuck in a wonderful place.



    The nationwide state of emergency was first declared on April 7 and now extended until the end of May. You're expected to STAY HOME unless you're one of those essential workers. However, if you are staying home not by choice, then you feel like you're stuck at home.



    Now, would you like to practice together? Please repeat after me:

    We are stuck at home.

    ♪To make a long story short – 早い話

    ♪To make a long story short – 早い話

    Hi everyone! Thank you for tuning in to Time for English.



    Last week you learned the phrase "it's a long story". Someone asks you a question. You know the answer to that question would be very long or you'd rather not answer. Then you can use this phrase, "it's a long story".



    Now, you may want to tell them what happened but in a small number of words. What would you do? Well, you can simply say, "to make a long story short" at the beginning and then tell the end or the main point of the story without giving all the details.



    For example, Macmillan gives an example sentence which goes: To make a long story short, we spent the night in jail. If you end up spending a night in jail, there must be a long and complicated story. But when you make a long story short, you just tell them what happened in the end without telling why or how that happened.



    Now, would you like to practice together? Please repeat after me:

    To make a long story short, we spent the night in the airport.

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    ♪It’s a long story. – 早い話

    ♪It’s a long story. – 早い話

    I'm going to talk about a television ad today. It's a commercial for a baking company. The ad is in English with Japanese subtitles.



    It begins with a voice-over narration saying "it was a small shop in a port town". Ring any bells? Then you see a girl in the shop making a sandwich. She serves it to the customer who happens to be an English gentleman. He has a bite and says "Delicious!" and asks "What's your secret?" The girl says "It's a long story".



    "It's a long story" is an idiomatic phrase. When someone has asked you about something that has happened and you don't want to explain it to them because it takes too long or it's too complicated. Then you can say, "It's a long story". It can be a polite way of saying "I don't want to tell you". So, when someone says it's a long story, it may sometimes be a good idea to drop that conversation right there.



    Now, would you like to practice together? Please repeat after me:

    It's a long story.

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    ♪I’m suffering from hay fever. – 花粉症

    ♪I’m suffering from hay fever. – 花粉症

    Hi everyone! Thank you for tuning in to Time for English.



    It's mid-April and I'm still suffering from hay fever. Do you know what "hay fever" is? Hay fever is an allergic reaction to pollen. Pollen is a fine powder from trees and grasses



    I have some hay-fever friends. They're Japanese and don't speak English well. But they typically have a good vocabulary for describing their hay-fever symptoms, like: I have watery eyes or itchy eyes. I have a runny nose or stuffy nose. My nose is blocked. My eyes are itchy. I'm sneezing like crazy.



    Well, after all, everyone feels motivated if they are learning things that are relevant to themselves.



    Anyhow, my nose itches like crazy. I'm fighting the urge to stick my finger in my nose. I feel so miserable.



    Oh, well. I'll forget about my itchy nose for now, and give you a quiz.



    I'll read three sentences. Please listen carefully and choose the one that is TRUE. Ready?



    1. Hay fever is something that you'll have when you have a cold.

    2. Hay fever is caused by an allergy to tree and grass pollen.

    3. Frequent sneezing isn't included in the hay fever symptoms.

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訛ってる

内容は手軽でとっつきやすそうですが、訛っていてtroubleが聞き取れませんでした。訛ってる部分を推測することで、色んな地方の英語を理解するトレーニングにはなるかも。

あとでさん

なまり、、

訛りが強すぎて聴いてられませんでした 笑

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訛りが.....

英語にもなまりはあるのは知ってますが、それにしても、標準とはかけ離れた違和感のある訛り。
日本でいう関西弁や東北のようなキツイ訛りです。
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