2018.10.13 Saturday: イディオムとボキャブラリー強化&Reading強化

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

アンダーラインされたイディオムを他の言葉で表現をすることで理解を深めるハードは勉強をしてみました!。

1.I’m sure that he could make a better job of being prime minister any day of the week.
e.g. by all means, anytime, under any condition, no matter what, under all circumstances.

2.Don’t worry we pride ourselves on being helpful to all our customers and getting that booked for you is all in a day’s work for us.
e.g. it is a usual part of one’s job, perfectly normal.

3.Yes, we went away on holiday last week but it rained day in, day out.
e.g. every single day, done of happening every day for a long period of time.

4.You know what they said about radio that it had had its day but it’s still going strong.
e.g. stopped being popular, the period during which it was most successful or popular has now passed.

5.That last comment of yours won the day because nobody could possibly argue with you after that.
e.g. assured victory, triumph, to finally be successful in a discussion or argument.

6.We left the children playing in the park and they were as happy as the day is long.
e.g. very happy, extremely glad or happy, delighted, cheerful.

7.They got engaged about two years ago and at long last they have named the day.
e.g. said when they are getting married. To decide the date on which you are going to get married. (to specify the date something important will happen.)

8.I’ve been doing these exercises for two hours now and I think at long last I’m starting to see daylight.
e.g. see the end of the task. to progress to a point where completion of difficult task seems possible or probable.

9.I knew once the car didn’t start, saw it had a flat tyre and also that it had started to rain, that this was going to be one of those days.
e.g. a day when nothing goes right. a bad day, a day full of problems, difficult situation or unpleasant experiences.

結構しんどいレッスンでしたが、持っている英語力総動員して考えて頂けましたね!
Well done!

 

Reading強化
15:00~16:00  3 students

University to replace clapping with hand-waving. が今日読んだ記事のタイトルです。「拍手する動作を手を振ることに変えようとする大学?」なんのこっちゃですね!笑 しかし記事を読むとこれは深い内容で、個人的にはこういう人に優しくあろうとする活動が拡がる事には賛成です。

The University of Manchester Students’ Union voted to replace clapping with ‘jazz hands’. This is to respect people who are affected by loud noise. The ‘jazz hands’ wave is the British Sign Language’s form of clapping.

どういう事です。

来週土曜日(20日)のレッスンは勝手ながらお休み頂きます。次回は27日の土曜日になります。

I won’t be able to make it to the next week’s lesson. Hope to see you at my lesson in two weeks.

 

Have a nice weekend!

広告

2018.10.6 Saturday:イディオムとボキャブラリー強化&リーディング強化

イディオム&ボキャブラリー強化
14:00~15:00  3 students

Common English Idiomsという事で実際に英国の検定試験で出た問題から何問か一緒に考え、答えを探していきました。下線部を入れ替えられるのは(a)~(d)の中のどれでしょう?

He always took advice from his parents about being careful and never put all his eggs in one basket.

(a)  carried too much in one hand

(b)  relied too much on one plan

(c)  decided to do anything dangerous

(d)  planned anything exciting

Don’t worry we’ll see you’re all right.

(a)  look at you

(b)  look on you

(c)  look for you

(d)  look after you

What you need is something that will pick you up.

(a)  make you feel better

(b)  make you stand better

(c)  make you hold on better

(d)  make you stay on better

I simply can’t stand sugar in my tea or coffee.

(a)  can’t eat

(b)  can’t drink

(c)  can’t tolerate

(d)  can’t allow

I have a feeling that she’s taking you for a ride.

(a)  taking you in a car

(b)  pulling you along

(c)  trying to trick you

(d)  trying to push you

He’s always got his nose in a book.

(a)  hiding

(b)  reading

(c)  studying

(d)  looking

I think you’re asking too much of them as they are just children.

(a)  trying too much

(b)  saying too much

(c)  calling too much

(d)  expecting too much

If you want my opinion, I think this needs looking into.

(a)  examining

(b)  finding

(c)  searching

(d)  discovering

I think the time has come when you should put your toe in the water at least.

(a)  go for a swim

(b)  give it a try

(c)  feel the cold

(d)  give it a chance

答えは上から順番にb, d, a, c, c, b, d, a, dです。貴方は何問正解でしたか?

同時にレッスンでは各下線部のイディオムの意味をより理解出来るように、同じ意味の他の表現と比べてみました。ある生徒さんも指摘していましたが、ある程度英語が出来るようになると逆に引っかかる問題ですね!

 

リーディング強化
14:00~15:00   3 students

Can you imagine travelling to another country for work and then back to your home country every single day?

そういう現実に直面しているマレーシアとシンガポールの事案について書かれた記事を読みました。カナダでもアメリカとの国境を超えて買い物に行く事が普通ですし。自信も南ドイツで休暇を過ごした時は車で簡単にオーストリア、イタリアへ日帰りで遊びに行った経験があります。日本ではちょっと想像しにくい事ですね。

I hope you’re enjoying 3 day weekend. See you next week!

2018.9.29 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&ボキャブラリー強化
14:00~15:00 3 students

私のこのレッスンでは主にIdiom特に句動詞を中心にその意味や使い方を勉強しています。今日は生徒さんがご自身で勉強される際に一度参考にして頂きたい方法の例をもって説明させて頂きました。
例;bored to death というイディオムを覚える時以下のように1ページに纏めてみます。

Bored to death
意味: Very bored

Explanation:
Death is the worst thing, so using it to compare how you feel is telling someone that you are very bored.

How it is used:
“I have nothing to do. I’m bored to death.”
“I hate it when I’m bored to death.”
“Would you rather be super busy or bored to death?”

A: “Hey Seth, what are you doing?”
B: “I’m reading a book. What are you doing?”
A: “I’m bored to death. Let’s do something.”
B: “Sure. Come over and we can play some games.”

Other related common sentences
“I’m so bored, I could die.”
“I‘m dying of boredom.” あまりにも退屈で死にそうだ。

使い方には注意を!
He’s dying of cancer.  彼は癌で死にかかっている。

be dying for something / to do something :
意味 to want something very much

e.g.
I’m dying for a cup of tea.
She was dying for him to leave so she could get on with business.
I’m dying to move to a bigger house.
I’m dying to relax on the beach.
I’m dying to expand my business.

以上のように具体的な使い方、よく似た表現との意味の違うも一緒に勉強しておくと覚え易いです。

 

 

多読トレーニング
15:00~16:00  4 students

We read the news article titled Former Morning Musume singer Yoshizawa indicted over hit-and-run incident.
内容的には酷いニュースなのですが、ボキャブラリー的に勉強しがいのある記事だったので選んでみました。

Vocabularies for the day:
Indict, hit-and-run, prosecutor, alleged, allegedly, investigative sources, on suspicion of, pedestrian, flee, breath test, culpability, apply for bail, the Tokyo District Court, debut, a public relations ambassador, step down from.

 

またまた台風来襲とのニュース。皆さん気を付けて週末をお過ごし下さい。

Thank you very much for coming today. Hope to see you next Saturday.

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.

2018.9.15 Saturday:イディオムとボキャブラリー強化

イディオム&ボキャブラリー強化
14:00~15:00  1 student

Common English Idioms for today.
1.to send the wrong message: to do or say something that communicates a meaning different or contrary to what one desires, either implicitly or explicitly.
e.g.
This sort of behaviour sends the wrong message to young people.

2.be unveiling: to make (something secret or concealed) known or public; divulge; reveal
e.g.
The government are unveiling plans today for a new tax system.

3.to hear what you are saying: to know what you are trying to say.
e.g.
I hear what you are saying but I don’t agree with you.

4、she sticks to her guns: to continue to have your beliefs or continue with a plan of action, even if other people disagree with you
e.g.
You must admire the way she sticks to her guns.

5.run that past or (by) me again.: Please repeat what you just said.; Please go over that one more time
e.g.
I’m sorry I can’t follow that, run that past me again.

6.keep your spirits up: do not get depressed
e.g.
Keep your spirits up, it may not be as bad as you think.

7.to shoot oneself in the foot: to damage or impede one’s own plans, progress, or actions through foolish actions or words.
e.g.
I’m afraid he shot himself in the foot when he took that action

8.no mileage: (informal) no advantage that you can get from a situation,
no future
e.g.
There is absolutely no mileage in pursuing that sort of discussion.

 

今日のイディオムというかこういう言い方をして、実際はこういう意味で使われてますよ!という勉強でした。

 

 

多読トレーニング
15:00~16:00  2 students

I think you all know what the biggest country in the world is , in term s of surface area. Yes! Russia.  Then, what is the second biggest country in the world?  Yes, it’s Canada.

We read the article on Canada today.

国民性の比較とか結構面白く読めた記事でした。少し量が多かったけど、最後に感想を話し合える時間を残せる範囲で読み終えられたのは、、Good Job!

 

Thank you very much for coming to my lesson today.
Enjoy your weekend and see you next Saturday.

2018.9.8 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&ボキャブラリー強化
14:00~15:00  1 student

先週に引き続き今日は以下の8つのイディオムを勉強しました。
1. be up to ears in = fully occupied with, extremely busy with
e.g. He’s up to his ears in work and cannot possibly see you now.

2. give me a hand (lend me a hand) = to help someone with something
e.g. If you give me a hand, then I shall be able to finish more quickly.

3. face to face = directly, facing, in person
e.g. I prefer to talk to people face to face rather than to talk on the phone.

4. out of hand = at once, immediately, quickly
e.g. My boss dismissed the new proposal out of hand and said that it was not at all practical.

5. keep an eye on = watch someone or something carefully, observe
e.g. As she is new to the job I would ask you to keep an eye on her for the time
being.

6. playing games = being light hearted, not taking things very seriously
e.g. The opposition in parliament accused the government of playing games and refusing to accept the seriousness of the situation.

7. talking through her hat = talking nonsense, to say foolish thing
e.g. He accused her of talking through her hat and refused to accept a word of
what she said.

8. out of harm’s way = away from danger, in a place where they cannot be hurt or
damaged.
e.g. The police advised them to go down the cellar in order to be out of harm’s way.

イディオムの意味を英語で説明する事でその意味を感覚ごと理解する事が出来るかと思います。さらにあなたの英語表現力を拡げる練習にもなりますね~!

 

多読トレーニング
15:00~16:00  2 students

今日の教材は少し固い題材でしたが、国際経済のテーマで、米ドルの世界経済における状況について書かれた記事を読みました。文法的にはさほど難しい文章では無かったと思いますが、経済用語の決まった日本語訳を知らないと面倒ですよね。

今日のボキャブラリー
leading currency, to put sanction on~, trade tariffs, imposed on, the International reserve currency, deficit, grave, abuse of, demise, emerging, trading currency, populous

大型台風、大きな地震と大きな自然災害が続いていますが怖いですね。台風の被害は大丈夫でしたか。

Please stay safe!  See you next Saturday.

 

2018.9.1 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&ボキャブラリー強化
14:00~15:00  2 students

Common English Idioms for today.

  1. pulling someone’s leg
  2. stick someone’s neck out
  3. stand someone up
  4. eat at
  5. to have a feeling in my gut
  6. get hitched or tie the knot
  7. turn me off
  8. ringing off the hook

今日は以上のイディオムの意味を勉強しながら英語の他の表現で言い換えてもらいました。

例えば、
1.pulling someone’s leg の場合は making fun of someone という感じになります。idiomの意味を理解するという事は単にイディオム辞典に書かれている解説を覚えるのではなく、英語で言い換えられるようにしましょう。

英語でのリフレーズ…結構面白かったですね! 今から来週のレッスンが楽しみです!

 

多読トレーニング
15:00~16:00  3 students (incl, 1 trial student)

I think that many people would like to learn how to play a musical instrument. Today, we read the article advising us how to choose the instrument to learn.

If you ask yourself about the following six questions, you might be able to find the right one.

  1. What kind of music do you like?
  2. Do you want to play with other people?
  3. Where are you going to practice?
  4. How much money can you spend?
  5. Are there any physical limitations?
  6. Still not sure.

という事で、実は何か楽器を習おうと思っているって方がいらっしゃれば、
Please feel free to contact me on every Saturday between 2 to 4 p.m.

Thank you very much for coming to my lesson today.
Hope to see you soon again.

2018.8.25 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&ボキャブラリー強化
14:00~15:00  2 students

Appearances can be deceiving.
appearanceは「外観」,「見かけ」の意味で,このフレーズでは通常複数形appearancesで使います。
deceivingは「欺く」,「だます」の意味なので,Appearances can be deceiving.は「見かけは人をだますことがある」という意味になります。

例文
He seems nice, but appearances can be deceiving.
彼はよく思えるけど,人は見かけによらないよ。

同様によく使われる類似表現として、
Don’t judge a book by its cover. (使用頻度は高いです)
表紙で本の中身を判断してはならない。
You can’t judge a book by its cover.も同様な意味です.

in light of …/  in the light of …
in(the)light of~ に照らせば、~の観点から、~の視点から見ると
in(the)light of~〔得られた情報などを〕考慮して、踏まえると

ちょっと堅めの言い回しで、lightは「光」,「明かり」ですが,日本語でも「...に照らして考えると」という言い方をしますね.

例文
They need to seriously think about it in light of the current situation.
現在の状況を踏まえて,彼らはそれについて真剣に考える必要がある。
In (the) light of new evidence, we will have a new trial. :
新しい証拠を考慮して、新たな審理が始まるだろう。

 

I’m not much of a ….
「意味」私はたいした...ではない。私はあまり...ではない。

I’m not much of a meat eater. 私はあまり肉を食べる人ではない」→「私は肉はあまり食べない。」
I’m not much of a one for dancing. 私はダンスはあまり得意じゃない

他の例
I’m not much of a drinker.「私はあまりお酒は飲みません」
I’m not much of a talker.「私はあまりお喋りではない」
I’m not much of a cook.「私は料理は得意ではない」

I’m tipsy. /  I feel tipsy.  /  I get tipsy.
ほろ酔い気分だわ。ちょっと酔ったほろ酔い気分の時に使います.ほろ酔い程度の時はtipsyで,ほんとうに酔っぱらった時はdrunk。Don’t get drunk! lol

I’m tipsy.は「私がほろ酔いの状態にある」,
I feel tipsy.は「私がほろ酔い気分に感じる」,
I get tipsy.は「私がほろ酔いの状態になった」,

例文
I get tipsy after one glass of wine. ワイン一杯でほろ酔い気分だわ。
She is walking with tipsy steps. 彼女は千鳥足で歩いている。

“I get tipsy after one glass of wine.” Appearances can be deceiving.”
実は僕もワイン一杯でほろ酔い気分になります。はい、人は見かけによりません。lol

 

 

多読トレーニング
15:99~16:00  4 students

We read the article about YOGA. I’m sure that some of you are practicing yoga. Did you know that International Yoga Day is now celebrated on 21 June.

今日の記事は難しい単語は余り使われていませんでしたが、一つの文章が長い箇所が何カ所かありました。慣れればどうって事なく理解出来ます。頑張りましょう~!

Whatever kind of yoga you choose, there are definitely some health benefits, and you should have fun too.

Thank you very much for coming to my lesson. See you next Saturday.

2018.8.18 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&ボキャブラリー強化
14:00~15:00  3 students

I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world~~~♪

まだ少し暑さが残っているとはいえ、思わず大好きな歌の一節が口から出るようなお天気でした。来週にはまた暑さが戻り台風も来そうです。まだまだ油断出来ませんね、体調管理にはお気を付け下さいね。

今日のidiom
1. go-getter:
someone who is very energetic, determined to be successful, and able to deal with new or difficult situations easily.
非常に精力的で、成し遂げるぞという堅い意志を持ち、新しい事、困難な事を簡単にこなしてしまう人。= 敏腕家、野心家、すご腕、やり手とかという意味です。

Examples::
A:This client is moody and the deal itself is very complicated.
B:You can count on our sales rep. She’s a real go-getter.
A:この顧客は気分屋だし、取引案件自体とても複雑だよ。
B:我々の営業担当を頼りにしていいですよ。彼女は本当にやり手ですから

2. stick with:
to continue doing something or using someone to do work for you, and not stop or change to something or someone else:
何事もし続けたり或は押し付けたり、途中で止めたり変更したりしない=固執する、忠実であるという意味になります。

Examples
A: Would you like some coffee?
B: No, thank you. I’ll stick with tea as usual.
A: コーヒーはいかがですか?
B: いいえ、結構です。いつものように、紅茶を飲みます。(“いつもの~にします” という意味でも使われます)

Don’t give up. Music is your #1 thing. Stick with it.
諦めるなよ。音楽は君にとって一番大切なものだろ。やり続けようよ

3. bottom line
A: the last line of a financial statement, used for showing net profit or loss.
B: the deciding or crucial factor.
本来の “bottom line” は会計用語でA:「最終的な収益」を指しますが、それが転じてB:「もっとも肝心なポイント」の意味で使われます。

Example
The bottom line is that your girlfriend didn’t like your vacation plan.
肝心なポイントは、彼女が君の休暇のプランが気に入らなかったってことだ

4. have a crush on you
To have a romantic infatuation with someone, especially unbeknownst to that person.
相手に知られる事なく一方的に思いを持つ=片思い、ニュアンス的には「彼に夢中なの」的なニュアンスです。

Examples:
I’ve had a crush on Tommy for years. もう何年もトミーに夢中なの。
Do you have a crush on someone? 誰か好きな人いるの?
I have a little crush on you. ちょっとだけあなたのことが好き
Does my crush like me? 好きな人は私のこと好きかな?
He’s my crush, not my boyfriend. : 彼は私の好きな人[片思いの相手]です。私のボーイフレンドではありません。

最後の例は crush = 片思いの相手、(一時的に)夢中になっている人という意味になります。

段々切なくなってきたので、ここまで!LOL

多読トレーニング
15:00~16:00  4 students

One English girl took a solo trip to Chicago during summer break and it got her thinking about the many positives of travelling alone. Then she posted the article titled “Three benefits of solo travel”.
あるイギリス人の女の子が夏休みにアメリカのシカゴに一人旅を経験し、一人旅する事で彼女が感じた幾つかの良い事を「一人旅の3つの恩恵」というタイトルを付け投稿しました。その記事を今日は読みました。今日のこの記事を読んで、あらためて仕事を離れて心に余裕のある一人旅に出かけたくなりました。

今日のvocabularies:
factor in, intrigue but whilst (while), giraffe, attendee, last but not least, tangible,
taking the leap,

今日の文中に from time to timeという表現が出てきました。効率の良い学習方法で同じ意味の違う表現を並べて勉強するという方法があります。同時に「偶には」とか「時々」の頻度をより分かり易く数字化してみましたので、ご参考に!

from time to time = once in a while = occasionally の意味で 40%位。
sometimesが50%位ですから、大した差じゃないので変えても問題ないと思います。

occasionally = from time to time = now and then = at time 等もあります。

Always = 100% of the time
Frequently = about 90% of the time
Usually = about 80% of the time
Often = about 70% of the time
Sometimes = about 50% of the time
Occasionally = about 40% of the time
Seldom = about 20% of the time
Rarely = about 10% of the time
Never = about 00% of the time

あくまでも一つの目安とお考え下さいね!

Thank you very much for coming to my class today.
Hope to see you next Saturday.

 

2018.8.11 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&ボキャブラリー強化
14:00~15:00  4 students

Obon holiday has just started today!  There are some people who think it’s a good chance to concentrate on studying English without being disturbed.

I had 4 those students today for improving your idioms and vocabularies class and 6 students for reading class. Let’s give it our all today

1.don’t sweat

Mr. A: I have to prepare my presentation for new project ASAP.
Mr. B: Don’t sweat it. The deadline is next month. You have enough time to prepare.

“don’t sweat  =汗をかかないで“ って意味ですね、つまり「焦らないで」「落ち着いて」の意味や、「心配するな、思い悩むな」という意味にも使われます。Don’t worry about it. です。

ASAPはas soon as possible の略ですが、日常会話でもそのまま“エイエスエイピー”と発音されています。

2. my bad

Mr. A: My boss told me to attend a sales meeting on Monday. Did you know that meeting?Mr. B: Oh my bad. It’s actually on Tuesday, but I gave him the wrong date.

A: 月曜日の販売会議に出るようボスに言われたけど、そんな会議知ってた?
B: あちゃ~!私のミスだ!実は火曜日なのにボスに間違った日を伝えた~!

my badは深刻な失敗よりどちらかと言うと「単純なミス」を表す時に使われます。同僚間で使うのはOKですが、会議の席とかでは my mistake と言う方が良いでしょう。

3. do one’s homework

Mr. A: That president candidate didn’t know what he was saying about the immigration issue.
Mr. B: He needs to do his homework before he speaks in public.

A: あの大統領候補は移民問題について、自分が何を言っているのか分かってなかったよ。
B: 人前で話す前に準備しておくべきだね。

homewok = 宿題ですが、仕事や生活のあらゆる面における「準備」や「下調べ」を意味します。子供に向かって言うと、文字通り「宿題をしなさい」の意味です。

4. at the end of the day

A:The couple has been discussing their honeymoon for a whole month!
The bride wants   to go to Jamaica but the groom wants to go to Japan.
B:At the end of the day, he’ll back off.

A:あのカップルは丸一ヶ月もハネムーンについて話し合い続けてる! 新婦はジャマイカ、新郎は日本に行きたくてね。
B:最終的には、新郎が折れることになるんだろうね。

“at the end of the day = 一日の終わり” には何事も結着をつけなければならないことから、「結局は」「最終的には」の意味で使われます。

back off: 後ろに下がる、後ずさりする 他に似た表現で、 back out : 手を引く、約束を破る、back down ; (主張・意見などの)取り消し,撤回., (議論での)敗北を認めること,手を引くこと

具体的な使い方として、

I will back off from that business. その商売から手を引く。

You can’t back out of your responsibilities. 責任から逃れようことはできない。

It’s too late now. You can’t back down. もう手遅れだ.あとには引けないよ。

 

We still have a lot more to learn, but let’s call it a day.

 

多読トレーニング
15:00~16:00  6 students

France bans smartphones in school.と題された記事を読みました。
今やスマートフォンやI-Padは学校の教育で使われる所もあれば、逆に今日の記事のように学校での使用を法律で禁止する国もあるようです。子供の携帯端末の私用にはその長所短所を大人達がよく理解して使用させる事が大切でしょうね。

Vocab for today.
ban, lawmaker, overwhelmingly, device, addiction, campaign promise, public health crisis, phenomenon, disabilities, curricular, publicity stunt, cyber addiction, sleep disruption, bullying, opponent, backward step.

 

Enjoy your summer holiday and see you next Saturday.