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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!

エイゴの時間 ♪ 音声付き英語学習サイ‪ト‬ junko & kaori

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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!

    ♪All good things must come to an end ~ ポッドキャスト終了のお知らせ

    ♪All good things must come to an end ~ ポッドキャスト終了のお知らせ

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



    First of all, we apologize we haven't been updating the podcast for nearly two months. And we have an announcement: Time for English is moving to a new website. You can find our new URL on our current website, which will be closed sometime in January. So, please come and check.



    With this renewal, we are shutting down our podcast.



    We launched our website and podcast for Time for English in December 2005. Since then, we've been sharing over 1200 posts, Monday and Thursday combined, over the course of 16 years.



    We feel a little sad about our decision for the podcast, but you know what they say: All good things must come to an end.



    So, Kaori and I would like to thank you for your support and loyalty for all these years. Thank you so much. We are hoping that you continue to be with us at our new home.



    Thank you and see you again.

    ♪「イラッとする(こと)」は英語で何という?

    ♪「イラッとする(こと)」は英語で何という?

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



    Are you familiar with the word "pet peeve"?



    A peeve is something that annoys you. A pet peeve is a minor annoyance that makes you upset or slightly angry whenever that happens.



    We all have pet peeves. You may get upset whenever you see someone clipping their nails in public, or speaking with their mouth full, driving slow in the fast lane, or saying "basically" in every sentence. They can be pet peeves.



    Pet peeves tend to be small things, like cracking knuckles and tapping a pen. While people speaking loudly without a mask can be a pet peeve, nobody would call pandemic a pet peeve.



    Now, would you like to try a quiz? I'll give you three options. Please listen carefully and choose the one that is TRUE. Ready?



    A pet peeve is something that causes:

    1. embarrassment

    2. anxiety

    3. irritation

    ♪「水分補給」は英語で何という?

    ♪「水分補給」は英語で何という?

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



    When you exercise, you want to make sure to stay well hydrated. And what does that mean? Well, it simply means to drink a lot of water.



    The verb "hydrate" means to add water or moisture to something. For example, you can hydrate your body by drinking water. Every time I wash my hands, I use lotion or cream to hydrate my skin.



    The opposite word of "hydrate" is "dehydrate". It means to remove water or moisture from something. For example, when you dehydrate apples, you'll get dried apples. Dehydrated skin means that your skin is lacking water. Again, when you exercise, drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.



    Now, let's practice the phrase together, shall we? Please repeat after me:

    When you exercise, make sure to stay hydrated.

    ♪Looks like it’s going to be another hot day!

    ♪Looks like it’s going to be another hot day!

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



    If a meteorologist says in the morning "Another hot day is expected today in Tokyo, with highs in the upper 30s", make sure to stay cool and well hydrated.



    Today, you're going to learn how to use the phrase "another hot day".



    "Another" means "one more". So, "another hot day" is used when you experience a hot day for two or more consecutive days.



    Let's say, you had a very hot day yesterday. And today you're having a very hot day again. Then you can say, "it's another hot day today". If a weather reporter says another hot day is expected today in Tokyo, you may talk to your wife in the kitchen, saying, "Hey honey, (it) looks like it's going to be another hot day in Tokyo!"



    Now, let's practice the phrase together, shall we? Please repeat after me:

    It looks like it's going to be another hot day.

    ♪It pays to be able to speak English!

    ♪It pays to be able to speak English!

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



    If you ask me if it pays to be able to speak English, my answer is definitely yes. It pays to be fluent in English. You can enjoy books and movies in English. You can make friends in English. You can help people in English. In my case, it even pays my bills.



    When people say it pays to do something, it means it's a good idea to do that; it's worth doing that; and doing that will bring a positive result.



    For example, it pays to have your teeth professionally cleaned once every six month or even sooner. In other words, it's worth having your teeth cleaned at the dentist at least twice a year. It pays to review your notes after class. And it certainly pays to improve your English.



    Now, would you like to try a quiz? I'll give you three options. Please listen carefully and choose the one that is TRUE. Ready?



    When someone says it pays to do something, doing that is:

    1. necessary

    2. worthwhile

    3. imperative

    ♪The Olympicsは単数扱い?複数扱い?

    ♪The Olympicsは単数扱い?複数扱い?

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



    During the Olympics, I often get this question: Should the Olympics take a singular verb or a plural verb? Singular means one. Plural means more than one.



    Actually, you can find a lot of discussions about this topic on the web. They offer different answers and suggestions.



    What I do is to use a plural verb for the Olympics. I feel safe and comfortable doing so, because even if I were wrong, I could always blame Cambridge.



    If you look up the word "the Olympics" in the Cambridge dictionary, it says the word "the Olympics" is a plural noun to mean a set of international sports competitions that happen once every four years. And one of the example sentences says "The Olympics are held every four years".



    The same rule applies to the Paralympics. And also make sure to place the definite article or THE in front of both Olympics and Paralympics.

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