英語の記事を毎週読むのが英語上達に役立つ NASA火星探査車、着陸に成功

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。


今日の英語の記事では、NASAの火星探査機が火星に着陸して映像を送ってきたというCNNの記事などをご紹介しています。


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■Are Bakers Bad at Counting?


Characters: C - Chan; K - Kimura


A GV and a learner in class talking about bread


K: I always make it a point to eat breakfast in the morning

  before going to work.

C: As one of the most worn-out proverb parents tell their

  kids says, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

  What do you usually eat for breakfast?

K: A typical Japanese breakfast. I usually have tamago kake

  gohan. It’s hot rice topped with raw egg. Since the rice is

  still hot, the raw egg gets cooked a bit. I add soy sauce and

  Japanese seasoning called furikake.

C: Ohh. I’ve been eating egg on rice since I was a kid.

I learned it from my mother. Some people find it unusual

but I’m quite fond of it. I don’t add anything, though.

Just raw egg on rice is enough for my taste.

K: What’s a typical breakfast like in your country?

C: I’d say it’s a fifty-fifty between rice and bread. Actually,

  I’m more of a bread person, myself.

K: I like bread, too. I also like having shokupan for breakfast.

  It’s Japanese milk bread. My favorite is ampan or red bean bun.

C: Sounds tasty!

K: While we’re on the subject, I noticed something peculiar

  while I was in the UK. Normally, when I buy a dozen eggs,

  a dozen pencils, or a dozen of anything, I get twelve pieces.

  But when I bought a baker’s dozen of bread, I was given 13.

 I returned the extra but the shop owner said there was

no mistake.

C: You must be wondering, “are bakers bad at counting?”.

  Hahaha. One story that goes about it from time immemorial is

as follows: In medieval times, the price of bread was

related to the price of wheat used to make it. If a baker

  cheats about the price, they will be punished by getting

  flogged and paying a fine. But it’s hard to determine how

  much wheat you use to make bread. So, to make sure

they don’t come up short, they add an extra. .

K: I see. So that’s why it’s more than twelve.