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英語聞き流そう!
親しみやすい、日本を題材にした面白い、興味深いオリジナルエピソードを短く、英語で読み聞かせ!
少しゆっくりしたナレーションで知らないうちに英語がわかる、聞こえる、英語耳に。
ナレーターは、オーディオブックを多数てがけるHidemi Woodsです。
英語リスニング番組。エンジョイ、リスニング。
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英語聞き流そう!by Hidemi Woods 英語リスニング完全攻略ガイド

    • Education

英語聞き流そう!
親しみやすい、日本を題材にした面白い、興味深いオリジナルエピソードを短く、英語で読み聞かせ!
少しゆっくりしたナレーションで知らないうちに英語がわかる、聞こえる、英語耳に。
ナレーターは、オーディオブックを多数てがけるHidemi Woodsです。
英語リスニング番組。エンジョイ、リスニング。
https://88thpp.com/

    Frantic Washing: 英語聞き流そう!

    Frantic Washing: 英語聞き流そう!

    京都や家族、日本を題材にした感動とユーモアの英語エッセイで聞き流し英語リスニング。

    日本のミュージシャンを主人公にした面白い、興味深いエピソードを短く、英語で読み聞かせ!

    段々と話の内容が分かってくると面白くてくせになる。

    ユーモアたっぷりの日本人女子が主役のショートストーリー集。

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    ⁠⁠⁠英語リスニング攻略ガイド ⁠⁠⁠



    Episode from ⁠My Naked Spa in Japan: Fear, Relationship and A Breakthrough ⁠ アマゾンにてテキストブック発売中。



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    Audiobook 1 :⁠ Japanese Dream by Hidemi Woods⁠ On Sale at online stores or apps.

    Audiobook 2 : ⁠My Social Distancing and Naked Spa in Japan by Hidemi Woods⁠ On Sale at online stores or apps.

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    Frantic Washing

    I am a germphobic. I never go out without packs of wet wipes and always carry a small spray bottle of sanitizer. Whenever I touch anything that shares contact with others, I wipe my hand right away. It’s especially cumbersome when I go on a trip. My routine after check-in is to spray sanitizer to tissues with which I wipe the door knobs, switches, handles of the wardrobe and the refrigerator, hangers, remote controls, faucets, toilet seat, toilet cover, flush handle. If the hotel doesn’t have a duvet style bed for its rooms, I bring clothespins and wrap the cover with the sheet by fastening them together so that any part of my body doesn’t touch the cover that isn’t washed each time. Then I place two pairs of slippers that I bring from home, one for pre-shower and one for post-shower. As you can imagine, it’s so much fuss for me to stay at a hotel. I just can’t help it.

    I took a short trip the other day to a neighboring prefecture. For this trip, I was extra nervous. The local train I got on was near empty and most of the sparse passengers were wearing a medical mask. A 2-hour somewhat tense train ride later, I arrived at the hotel. A big spray bottle of sanitizer was put at the entrance and all the hotel staff at the front desk were wearing a mask. I went out for lunch at a family restaurant and it was also empty despite lunchtime. The shopping mall I visited afterwards had only few shoppers around. Since I hate crowds and a jam, all places turned in my favor. It seemed I bought comfort with nervousness. Back in the hotel room, I worked through my room-cleaning routine and had dinner with my partner in the room with deli foods I had gotten at the supermarket because I am cheap.

    Next morning, I used the elevator to have a free breakfast at a small eat-in space inside the hotel. I was off guard and didn’t wear a mask although the small elevator was unexpectedly packed with guests. Nobody was talking and I unconsciously held my breath. After an awkward silence, I was released to the designated floor. The breakfast was a buffet style. I took food with tongs that many guests used, out of plates that they slowly walked by and looked into. Everyone pushed buttons on the dispenser of coffee and juice. Wet wipes didn’t give me usual assurance for this particular trip. I went back to my room and washed my hands frantically.

    I have once read an article that says excessive hygiene is counterproductive. It means that being exposed usually to germs builds resistance and thus makes people hard to get sick. If so, my germphobia is not only self-complacent unction but also simply a bad habit. That may be true, but I can’t, just can’t stop for the life of me.

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    My Naked Spa in Japan: Fear, Relationship and A Breakthrough

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    • 6 min
    My Social Distancing: 英語聞き流そう!

    My Social Distancing: 英語聞き流そう!

    京都や家族、日本を題材にした感動とユーモアの英語エッセイで聞き流し英語リスニング。

    日本のミュージシャンを主人公にした面白い、興味深いエピソードを短く、英語で読み聞かせ!

    段々と話の内容が分かってくると面白くてくせになる。

    ユーモアたっぷりの日本人女子が主役のショートストーリー集。

    ⁠⁠https://88thpp.com/⁠⁠

    ⁠⁠英語リスニング攻略ガイド ⁠⁠

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    My Social Distancing

    I’m not good at being with people by nature. I always like to being alone and stay inside my room. Basically, any contact with others is uncomfortable. Not to mention phone calls, public places are dreadful for me unless they are near empty with few people. I hate to have a person standing right behind me at the checkout counter in a supermarket. Whenever I take a train, I search for a car that has the least passengers. My so-called ‘body bubble’ seems excessively large. I often almost utter a scream when a person bumps into or even slightly brushes me. Needless to say, chattering with others is excruciating. My apartment building has a communal spa for the residents and I use it everyday. The residents are inevitably acquainted with each other and small talk between them is rampant in the spa. I’m often caught up in it and desperately try to find closure of the conversation by sweating all over. To avoid an ordeal, I’m usually careful not to share time together with familiar residents as much as possible. When I see them, I practically run away. My partner calls me a robot because of my behavior.

    The time of recent social distancing shouldn’t bother a person like me. Social distancing has been already my thing for a long time. At least I had believed so. I had thought it wouldn’t hurt a natural ‘social-distancer’ as myself. But I found I was wrong.

    One of my favorite Japanese comedians from my childhood died the other day. Until just recently, he had appeared on various TV shows and his funny face had been the norm for TV. The daily TV time in a Japanese living room has changed suddenly, completely. He was a nationally popular comedian who earned the monstrous TV rating. When I was a child, my family gathered in front of TV for his show at 8 p.m. every Saturday and laughed so hard together. Kids at school would talk about the show next Monday and laugh again together. When I was in my early teens, I danced his signature gig called ‘Mustache Dance’ so frantically in the dining room that my foot slipped and I fell hitting my face on the dining table. Those memories made me feel as if part of me was lost with him by his death.



    Episode from My Naked Spa in Japan: Fear, Relationship and A Breakthrough  アマゾンにてテキストブック発売中。



    HidemiWoods.com



    Audiobook 1 : Japanese Dream by Hidemi Woods On Sale at online stores or apps.

    Audiobook 2 : My Social Distancing and Naked Spa in Japan by Hidemi Woods On Sale at online stores or apps.

    Apple Books, Audible, Google Play, Nook Audiobooks,  43 available distributors in total.

    • 9 min
    スピードリスニング3 修道女

    スピードリスニング3 修道女

    京都や家族、日本を題材にした感動とユーモアの英語エッセイで聞き流し英語リスニング。

    日本のミュージシャンを主人公にした面白い、興味深いエピソードを短く、英語で読み聞かせ!

    段々と話の内容が分かってくると面白くてくせになる。

    ユーモアたっぷりの日本人女子が主役のショートストーリー集。

    ⁠⁠https://88thpp.com/⁠⁠

    ⁠⁠英語リスニング攻略ガイド ⁠⁠

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    • 7 min
    POW : 英語聞き流そう!

    POW : 英語聞き流そう!

    京都や家族、日本を題材にした感動とユーモアの英語エッセイで聞き流し英語リスニング。

    日本のミュージシャンを主人公にした面白い、興味深いエピソードを短く、英語で読み聞かせ!

    段々と話の内容が分かってくると面白くてくせになる。

    ユーモアたっぷりの日本人女子が主役のショートストーリー集。

    ⁠⁠https://88thpp.com/⁠⁠

    ⁠⁠英語リスニング攻略ガイド ⁠⁠

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    POW

    Once, on the festival for the local shrine of my hometown, my favorite grandfather on my mother’s side and I were talking alone at the front yard of my house. He knew a lot about plants and taught me the names of trees in the yard. There was a rooftop space above the garage and it was surrounded by a fence. We went up the rooftop and my grandfather began to climb the fence.

    I tried to stop him but he said he could walk along the top of the fence. He was a war veteran and had been a POW in Russia for many years. In those days, according to him, Russian soldiers made POWs climb up tall chimneys and shot them from the ground for fun. His fellow POWs fell or got shot to death. Luckier men continued to climb up and survived.

    My grandfather was one of the latter. Although he was old and a little drunk after the festival meal, he balanced himself and walked on the narrow fence, which was merely 4 inches wide and 13 feet above the ground. Watching him easily walking on the fence, I understood how dreadful his life as a POW was. This must be a cinch for him compared to forced acrobatics. He jumped off the fence and said smiling, “See? It’s easy!” while I was crying for many reasons…

    Episode from The Family in Kyoto: One Japanese Girl Got Freedom by Hidemi Woods

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    Audiobook 1 : Japanese Dream by Hidemi Woods On Sale at online stores or apps.

    Audiobook 2 : My Social Distancing and Naked Spa in Japan by Hidemi Woods On Sale at online stores or apps.

    Apple Books, Audible, Google Play, Nook Audiobooks,  43 available distributors in total.

    • 4 min
    just clearing your eyes : 英語聞き流そう!

    just clearing your eyes : 英語聞き流そう!

    京都や家族、日本を題材にした感動とユーモアの英語エッセイで聞き流し英語リスニング。

    日本のミュージシャンを主人公にした面白い、興味深いエピソードを短く、英語で読み聞かせ!

    段々と話の内容が分かってくると面白くてくせになる。

    ユーモアたっぷりの日本人女子が主役のショートストーリー集。

    ⁠⁠https://88thpp.com/⁠⁠

    ⁠⁠英語リスニング攻略ガイド ⁠⁠

    ☆ ★ ☆ お小遣いサイト モッピー ☆ ★ ☆ 累計900万人が利用しているポイントサイト! タダでお小遣いが貯められるコンテンツが充実★ 貯めたポイントはAmazonギフトやApple Gift Card、 PayPay、現金等に交換できちゃう♪ 簡単1分 無料会員登録しよう♪ https://pc.moppy.jp/entry/invite.php?invite=SkWEe104


    just clearing your eyes

    My father was an attentive father. He treated me so nicely throughout  my childhood. My mother didn’t like how he treated me because she  believed he was just spoiling me. Every time he did a nice thing to me,  she got angry. To avoid her anger, he had learned to give me a treat  without her presence.

    Near my home was a temple famous for the five-storied pagoda, and a  fair was held along the approach to it once a month. A relative of ours  had a booth at the fair and my father helped carry merchandise every  month. He never forgot to get some toys for me there when his work was  done. There was no greater pleasure for me than seeing him entering the  house, waving some play house items to me. Of course he was scolded by  my mother when she caught it.

    I usually slept beside my grandparents and I had suffered from  chronic insomnia in my childhood. Once in a while, I had a happy  occasion to sleep with my parents when my grandparents were on their  trip. On one of those occasions, my mother was taking a bath when my  father came to futon next to me. Since my parents didn’t know about my  insomnia, he was surprised I was still awake. He thought I couldn’t  sleep because I was too hungry. Not to be caught by my mother, he  stealthily got out of the room, sneaked into the kitchen, made a rice  ball and brought it to me. He told me to finish it before my mother came  out of the bathroom. Seeing me devouring it, he said that he had never  made a rice ball by himself before and didn’t know how. It was surely  the ugliest rice ball, but the most delicious one I had ever had.

    My mother also didn’t like to see me cry. She had told me not to cry  because crying made me look like an idiot. While my little sister cried  all the time, I tried not to as hard as I could. But as a small child, I  sometimes couldn’t help it and my mother would get angry with me for  crying. In those cases, my father always said to me, “You’re not crying,  are you? You’re just clearing your eyes, right?” I hadn’t noticed until  recently that there are the exact words in my song ‘Sunrise’. I’ve put  his words unconsciously…

    Episode from The Family in Kyoto: One Japanese Girl Got Freedom by Hidemi Woods

    HidemiWoods.com

    Audiobook 1 : Japanese Dream by Hidemi Woods On Sale at online stores or apps.

    Audiobook 2 : My Social Distancing and Naked Spa in Japan by Hidemi Woods On Sale at online stores or apps.

    Apple Books, Audible, Google Play, Nook Audiobooks,  43 available distributors in total.

    • 5 min
    英語聞き流そう!English Reading :birthday

    英語聞き流そう!English Reading :birthday

    英語聞き流そう!English Reading :birthday

    このお話は、キンドル本、An Old Tree in Kyoto / Hidemi Woods に収録されています。
    オーディオブック、The Family in Kyoto / Hidemi Woods 

    京都や家族、日本を題材にした感動とユーモアの英語エッセイで聞き流し英語リスニング。

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    • 15 min

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