英語の記事を毎週読むのが英語上達に役立つvol.853

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。

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■A Happy Wife


Characters:     C - Chan;     A - Azuma


A GV and a learner in class talking about married life


C: Good evening Azuma. It’s been a while. I remember

  you cancelled your class last time

   since you had to go on a business trip and you needed

  to finish a lot of paperwork.

   So, how did it go?

A: The business trip was well-spent and I’m on schedule

  to finish my paperwork in time.

C: Glad to hear that. So, any other plan for this week?

A: None that I can think of. At least for now.

C: All right, then. You’ll find time to relax a bit.

  Anyway, let’s not dilly-dally.

   Your freestyle topic for tonight is “married life”.

A: Yup. Last night, I read an article entitled,

   “A Happy Wife is a Happy Life."

C: Similar to the English proverb. So what does it say?

A: There was a study conducted in the US and the number of

  respondents was 18,000 couples whose ages range from

  50 - 60 years old. On a scale of one to four,

  four being the highest,they rated their marital

  satisfaction and overall life satisfaction.

C: What were the results?

A: Well, husbands who rated the quality of their marriages

  a one but whose wives rated the marriage a four

  were happy with their lives overall, while husbands

  who rated their marriages a one whose wives also rated

  the marriage a one reported low overall well-being.

C: Ohh. So even if the man isn’t happy with his marriage,

  as long as he his wife is happy,his life is satisfactory

  overall.

A: Exactly. What’s interesting is that it isn't true  

  with the wives at all.

C: Whoa! So does that mean women’s happiness isn't affected

  by their husbands’ satisfaction with their marriages?

A: At least that’s what the survey says. Hahaha




●Vocabulary:


“It’s been a while”       「お久しぶり!」

“How did it go?” “It went well”    

To answer your question~      ご質問に答えるため

Well-spent              よく過ごした

On schedule              予定通り

“Glad to hear that”        「それはよかったね」

“None that I can think of”    「ないと思う」

“At least for now”         「今のところ」

Dilly-dally                ぐずぐずする

Yup                 うん!

Entitled                 表題にされる

“Happy Wife is Happy Life”     「幸せな妻は幸せな人生」

Conducted               実施する、実行する

Study                   研究、調査

Respondents                回答者

Couples                  カップル、夫婦

On a scale of ~ to ~          ~から~までのスケールで

Marital                  結構

Overall                  全体的な

Well-being                 幸せ、健康