英語の記事を毎週読むのが英語上達に役立つ 今週はバイデン大統領が早速シリア空爆したニュースがあります

英語の上達には勉強ではなく、日々英語を使うこと。

これが一番です。

多くのラーナーさんの悩みがボキャブラリーをなかなか覚えられないということですが、

でも単語を単語帳を作って覚えるというのはめちゃくちゃ大変な割に効果は限られています。

では、ボキャブラリーを増やすには、どうしたらいいのでしょうか?

それは簡単です。

毎日に英語を使い、慣れるのが一番です。

DCECのブログを活用して英語に触れてください。

過激なトランプ大統領から穏やかなバイデン大統領に代わったと思ったら、戦争を避けていたトランプ氏と違い早速シリアを空爆しました。

また世界では電気自動車シフトの勢いがすごいです。ノルウェイでは、2020年に販売された車の74.8%が電気自動車だったとのニュースも。





■Big Decisions


J - Janice, R - Reiko


A GV and a learner talk about children.



J: Hey, Reiko.

R: Hi, Janice.

J: So, what’s new with you?

R: Well, I’ve been thinking about my future.

J: Mm-hmm.

R: I just started working for my dream company and

  it’s going well. I can definitely see myself

working here forever.

J: I’m happy to hear that!

R: So I’ve been thinking about other aspects of my future.

J: Go on.

R: Specifically, I’ve been thinking about whether

I should have kids or not.

J: Sounds like a big decision. (smiles) You’re

still really young,though.

  You still have a lot of time to think about it.

R: Yeah. On the one hand, I was pretty resolved not to have

  children. But on the other hand...well, I’ve been spending

  a lot of time with my brother’s family lately. He has twin

  daughters and they are really cute.

J: Aww!

R: Yeah, so...well, I don’t know. I saw how happy his family is

 and I thought that it looked really amazing, you know?

 But then I’ve always wanted to focus on my career as well.

 So...should I have kids or not?

J: Well, it’s really up to you, Reiko. Children are great, but they

 can be a very big responsibility. (shrugs) But like I said,

 you’re still really young. Maybe you’d want to someday,

 or maybe you won’t. Who knows?

R: Well, I’d like to know. That’s why I’ve been thinking about it.

 (pause) Do you want kids?

J: I guess I never really thought about it. (pause) Look, I have

 three sisters, right? One of them has been dreaming about

 having a family since she was a teenager. The second one

 really does not want to have kids. And the third one balances

 both her career and taking care of her children.

R: Okay.

J: Well, I’d say that they’re all pretty content with their lives.

R: Oh, I see. That’s pretty comforting to hear.




●Vocabulary


Dream  夢

Go on.  続けて

Specifically On the one hand ~ 一方では~

On the other hand ~  また一方で~

Lately  最近

Twin  双子

Career  キャリア

Up to ~  ~まで

Shrug  肩をすくめる

Who knows?  誰が知っているの

Balance  バランス

Content  内容、中身