2018.9.22 Saturday: イディオムとボキャブラリー強化&多読トレーニング

イディオムとボキャブラリー強化
14:00~15:00  2 students

Common English Idioms for today

1. a piece of cake : A very easy task or accomplishment
e.g.
You shouldn’t worry about the exam because you have prepared well and you’ll probably find it a piece of cake.

2.have your cake and eat it: Used for expressing the impossibility of having something both ways, if those two ways conflict.
e.g.
The trouble with you is that you are a bit selfish and your sole philosophy is to have your cake and eat it.

3.To drop it like a hot potato.: to quickly stop being involved with someone or something because you stop liking that person or thing or you think they will cause problems for you
e.g.
He dropped the plan like a hot potato when he realized how much it would cost him

4. a couch potato.: a lazy person whose recreation consists chiefly of watching television and videos (Slang)
e.g.
He sits and watches TV all day and has turned into a veritable couch potato.

 5.in the soup : in trouble
e.g.
Thanks to you we’re really in the soup now and I don’t honestly know why I ever listen to you.

6.cook the fatted calf: Prepare for a joyful occasion or a warm welcome
e.g.
As he had been away from home for some years, they decided on his return to cook the fatted calf.

7. very fishy: Inspiring doubt or suspicion
e.g.
There’s something very fishy about that story he told us because I can’t quite get to the bottom of it. (get to the bottom of it=真相が分らない)

8. like two peas in a pod.: very similar, especially in appearance
e.g.
Their mother always describes her twin sons as like two peas in a pod.

9.have got egg on his face.: you look stupid because of something that you have done:
e.g.
This latest scandal has left the government with egg on its face.

こういった表現は単独では意味を理解したり覚えたりし難いので、具体的な例文の中で理解し覚えるようにする事で使えるようになります。

 

多読トレーニング
15:00~16:00  3 students

今日は英字新聞の記事から“Pricey new iPhones make debut in Japan”と題されたI-Phoneの最新モデル発売について書かれた記事を読みました。専門的な語彙はともかく、皆さんスムーズに読解されていきました! Good Job!

Vocab for today.
pricey, pricier, mobile carriers, processor, launch, eager buyers, retail outlets,
display, high-end, organic light-emitting diode display, respectively, affordable, liquid crystal display, dominant.

Thank you very much for coming today. Have a nice weekend.

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