Monday, November 19, 2018

Puzzler Answers

Another week starts today. And...Friday is a holiday! A special trip to Tokyo is planned. Puzzler Answers: CLICK HERE.

以下はスーパースクラブルパズルです。よく見ると、4つの空白のタイルが見つかります。 空白のタイルとは、何も書かれていないタイルのことです。それら空白のタイルは、ある単語の一部です。空白のタイルに、どの文字があてはまるかを考えてください。おわかりですか?答えは、ページを下にスクロールして下さい。GOOD LUCK

Below is a Super Scrabble Puzzle. If you search carefully you will find four blank tiles on it. BLANK means that nothing is written on it. But, they are part of the word. Try to determine what letter the BLANK tiles are. After you have your guess you can scroll down the page to find the answers. As always, GOOD LUCK.







































MEANT/MEANING              LOVE                 FESTERED

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Puzzler HInts

Sunday! It's back to Tokyo this day. I hope the weather cooperates. Puzzler Hints: CLICK HERE.

November Home Project
今月のHPは、"be”を含む単語です。下記のように、”be”で始まる単語です。 
because ーだから
before 前に 
behave ふるまう
behind のうしろに
believe 信じている
below の下方に
beside の近くに
between の間に
beware 気を付ける
beyond の向こうに
もちろん他にもありますが、私のブログの中の文章もよく見てみてください。
みなさんも使ってみましょう。

I-chou Namiki

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Puzzler

Saturday! Well, I've been on the wagon for 17 days now. I will be dry unitl December. Puzzler: CLICK HERE.

November Home Project
今月のHPは、"be”を含む単語です。下記のように、”be”で始まる単語です。 
because ーだから
before 前に 
behave ふるまう
behind のうしろに
believe 信じている
below の下方に
beside の近くに
between の間に
beware 気を付ける
beyond の向こうに
もちろん他にもありますが、私のブログの中の文章もよく見てみてください。
みなさんも使ってみましょう。
Aoyama Cemetery, Meiji Jingo, Shinjuku statioin area from Mori Building.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Veteran's Day at Arlington Cemetery


WASHINGTON - The 65th annual National Veterans Day Observance, to honor the men and women who have served and continue to serve in the U.S. armed forces during war and peacetime, is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 11 at Arlington National Cemetery.
There will be a Presidential Armed Forces Full Honor wreath-laying ceremony at 11 a.m. at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It will be immediately followed by an observance program hosted by the Department of Veterans Affairs in Arlington’s Memorial Amphitheater. A prelude by “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band will begin in the amphitheater at 10:30 a.m.
Both the wreath-laying ceremony and the observance program are free and open to the general public. Tickets are not required to attend these events; however, space is limited to standing room only for the wreath-laying ceremony and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the amphitheater. Attendees are encouraged to arrive to designated locations no later than 9:30 a.m.
Free parking is available for vehicles at the Arlington National Cemetery Welcome Center’s parking lot from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. A free shuttle service will provide transportation to the Memorial Amphitheater beginning at 8 a.m. Walking to the amphitheater is prohibited. After the observance, shuttles will provide transportation back to the welcome center until 2 p.m.
Attendees will be required to pass through a security checkpoint to gain access to the cemetery and ceremony. Prohibited items include: large bags or backpacks, firearms and weapons of any type, laser pointers, aerosol containers, soda cans, umbrellas, coolers, picnic baskets, tripods, lighters, screwdrivers (or similar tools), air horns, personal protection sprays, and insulated beverage containers.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Baseball by Shogo

We had a game in Maebashi city last Saturday. It was the first round of the Kantou Kanreki baseball tournament. I left home with my wife around 8:30 in the morning and headed to the ballpark in Maebashi City. The game began at noon. Our opponent came from Yokohama City and they were a very good team. I thought that it would be very hard to defeat them when I saw them practicing before the game. The game went on 0 to 0 until the 4th inning. It changed in the top of the 4th when we got 2 runs, but then we gave up two runs in the bottom of that inning. Before you knew it, we were down by five when we gave up 5 more runs next inning. However, we came back with 3 runs in our half of the 6th. But our opponent got one more run in the bottom of that same inning. In the end, we lost 8 to 6. I was one for four in the game. I had four ABs (at bats). I had a ground out, a single, a strike out and a walk. I played short and made one fine play. Anyway, I thought I have to practice some more to improve my skills. But, my batting is improving. Our next game is tomorrow. I am looking forward to it.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Chichibu by Ima

There are 34 sacred places in Chichibu. I wanted to visit all of them so I began in October of last year, 2017. It's a kind of pilgrimage. I am not interested in temples or religion but, I like walking. I visited the 34th and final temple October 22nd. I completed this journey. The 3 temples are scattered here and there. Some are very near a station and some are far away from a station. Some were in towns while others were in the mountainside. I used the train and the bus, and then walking. I went to Chichibu 14 times. I had my "visited" card signed at all 34 temples. I went there 3 times this October. I also saw signs that said "Beware of Bears." (I always walk alone and I didn't  wear a bell that scares away bears. If I met (encountered) a bear, I wouldn't run away. I would move slowly back gazing at the bear.) At each temple the Buddhist priest wrote his message in my pilgrimage booklet. Fortunately I didn't see any bears. So, I came back home safely. I achieved my goal.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

USA Midterm elections

Last Tuesday, November 6th, the midterm elections were held in my home country, the US of A. In this election people vote for the representatives for their state. There is no voting for the POTUS (President Of The United States). That vote took place (happened) two years ago in 2016 and will happen again two years from now in 2020. So, what does it mean? It is very difficult to explain in this small BLOG space. The citizens for each state vote for their state representatives. As I live in Japan I cannot vote now. Why? Because I do not live in any state. However I can vote for president because I am a US citizen. In this election there were no surprises. The results were as most people predicted. The Republican Party won their share and the Democratic party won their share. There were two things that I noticed. One was that many women were elected to seats in the House and Senate. Also, the voter turnout (how many people voted) was only 49%. That was very disappointing. I look forward to voting in 2020.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Puzzler Answers

Back to Monday. I think this is gonna be a good week. Do you believe so, too? Puzzler Answers: CLICK HERE.

以下はスーパースクラブルパズルです。よく見ると、4つの空白のタイルが見つかります。 空白のタイルとは、何も書かれていないタイルのことです。それら空白のタイルは、ある単語の一部です。空白のタイルに、どの文字があてはまるかを考えてください。おわかりですか?答えは、ページを下にスクロールして下さい。GOOD LUCK

Below is a Super Scrabble Puzzle. If you search carefully you will find four blank tiles on it. BLANK means that nothing is written on it. But, they are part of the word. Try to determine what letter the BLANK tiles are. After you have your guess you can scroll down the page to find the answers. As always, GOOD LUCK.




































JAIL                HEAP/PLENTY                POUNCED           FLAP/FLIP/FLOP

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Puzzler Hints

So, it's Sunday. We are planning a trip to the Tokyo....or was it to the mountains? I just hope it's beautiful weather. Puzzler Hints: CLICK HERE.

November Home Project
今月のHPは、"be”を含む単語です。下記のように、”be”で始まる単語です。 
because ーだから
before 前に 
behave ふるまう
behind のうしろに
believe 信じている
below の下方に
beside の近くに
between の間に
beware 気を付ける
beyond の向こうに
もちろん他にもありますが、私のブログの中の文章もよく見てみてください。
みなさんも使ってみましょう。


Outside Tokyo station



Saturday, November 10, 2018

Puzzler

Let's see...it's Saturday and we have a special guest coming to our KenK lesson. He's from Germany. I'm looking forward to it. Puzzler: CLICK HERE.

November Home Project
今月のHPは、"be”を含む単語です。下記のように、”be”で始まる単語です。 
because ーだから
before 前に 
behave ふるまう
behind のうしろに
believe 信じている
below の下方に
beside の近くに
between の間に
beware 気を付ける
beyond の向こうに
もちろん他にもありますが、私のブログの中の文章もよく見てみてください。
みなさんも使ってみましょう。


Ginza

Friday, November 9, 2018

Star gazing by Atsuko

The Orion meteor shower would peak on hte night between the 21st and the 22nd thin month. I woke up before daybreak on the 22nd because I was anxious to see this meteor shower. It was 3AM. It was dark and cold outside. I put on my coat and socks before I went out on the veranda. To my surprise the Orion constellation caught my eye. I hadn't seen it for a long time. The stars were twinkling in the clear night sky. How Beautiful! My eyes sparkled at the moment. I enjoyed watching the stars for quite a while. You need lots of patience for this experience. Finally, I saw a thin line in the Southeast after 30 minutes or so. Wow! How dramatic! It was streaking too fast to make a wish. I was very, very happy. I stayed there for one and a half hours. But, I saw only this one meteor. I don't know whether that's a lot or not. What do you think?

Thursday, November 8, 2018

One day trip to Tokyo

I was free on Sunday. My plan was to take an early train and go to Lake Haruna and see the autumn colors. But, before I went, I thought that it would be too much trouble. So, I did get up early, make breakfast, and watch some TV. I then did a Super Scrabble puzzle. I was bored, so I decided to take a trip to Tokyo. The goal was to visit the Imperial Palace near Tokyo station. Then I wanted to go check out the Ginza. I went to the station. I took the train to Tokyo. The bad news was that I had to stand until Ikebukuro. After that all went smoothly. I had lunch near Toyko station. I walked to the Palace. It was raining slightly all day. But, I had my umbrella! I walked around the Imperial Palace garden. It was opened. I talked to some foreigners. I met several Germans, two Swedes and a New Zealander. Then I went to the Ginza. That was nice as I walked the wide, wide street with many people. I bought some chocolates at Mitsukoshi and greetings cards at Ito-ya. I walked back to Tokyo station and was home by 4PM. It was a relaxing day outside.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Christopher Robbin Part 2 by Naomi

All the while, Pooh was waiting for Christopher. The forest was gloomy every day and Pooh couldn't see any of his friends. He was very lonely. Then he decided to visit Christopher. Of course the story ended happily because it's a Disney movie. But it made me think about many things. My son and I didn't talk on the train on the way home. It was not because the train was crowded. Rather, It was because we were thinking about Pooh and Christopher. And I was thinking that it might be the last time that I go to a movie together with my son. Next spring he will enter the university and he may go to the movies with his girlfriend instead. I enjoyed "Christopher Robbin", the time with my son and my day off. (This will probably be Naomi's final BLOG for RAM English. She is an English teacher at a cram school. She has gotten very busy with her work so she has decided to stop her lessons with us. It has been a pleasure to teach English to her. Good luck, Naomi.)

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Christopher Robbin Part 1 by Naomi

October 19, 2018 Friday
The other day, on my day off, I wanted to see a movie. So, I sent a mail to my son and said "If you want to see a movie with your mom, get off the train at Omiya Shintoshin station on your way back home." His reply was "I'm tired. I want to go home as soon as possible." I thought he wouldn't show up (come). But, when I was on the train I received a mail from him. He was at the station! He mailed "Where are you?" So, we watched the movie Christopher Robbin. The opening scene was the farewell party for Christopher. Pooh said to him "I'm waiting for you forever." Christopher left the forest of 100 acres and entered a dormitory. 
He grew up, got married, and went to war. After the war he got a job at a traveling bag company. He got into financial (money) trouble, was super busy and got stressed out. He completely forgot about Pooh. 

Monday, November 5, 2018

Puzzler Answers

I have a very full schedule this week. At the final lesson of the week a guest from Germany will visit our class. I look forward to it and it should be interesting. Puzzler Answers: CLICK HERE.

以下はスーパースクラブルパズルです。よく見ると、4つの空白のタイルが見つかります。 空白のタイルとは、何も書かれていないタイルのことです。それら空白のタイルは、ある単語の一部です。空白のタイルに、どの文字があてはまるかを考えてください。おわかりですか?答えは、ページを下にスクロールして下さい。GOOD LUCK

Below is a Super Scrabble Puzzle. If you search carefully you will find four blank tiles on it. BLANK means that nothing is written on it. But, they are part of the word. Try to determine what letter the BLANK tiles are. After you have your guess you can scroll down the page to find the answers. As always, GOOD LUCK.





































JUNKED/JUNKE          QUOTE        SCHOOL         REMET/REMIT

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Puzzler Hints

I may pull some weeds this morning. But then I'm free. I hope it's a nice day. Puzzler Hints: CLICK HERE.

November Home Project
今月のHPは、"be”を含む単語です。下記のように、”be”で始まる単語です。 
because ーだから
before 前に 
behave ふるまう
behind のうしろに
believe 信じている
below の下方に
beside の近くに
between の間に
beware 気を付ける
beyond の向こうに
もちろん他にもありますが、私のブログの中の文章もよく見てみてください。
みなさんも使ってみましょう。

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Puzzler

Welp, it's November. What is happening this month? I do see a couple of holidays on the calendar. How about checking out the autumn colors? Puzzler: CLICK HERE.

November Home Project
interesting (面白い)VS. interested (興味を持っています)
「interesting」は「(物が)(人にとって)興味深い、面白い」、「interested」は「(人が)(物に)興味がある」という意味の形容詞です。
主語に注意して以下の例文で違いを確認しましょう。
例:My brother is not interested in golf. But I think that golf is very interesting.
私の兄(弟)は、ゴルフに興味がない。しかし、私は、ゴルフは大変面白いと思う。
I am interested in ~ 私は~に興味がある。
He is interested in ~ 彼は~に興味がある。
They are interested in~ 彼らは~に興味がある。
しかし;
Rap music is very interesting. ラップ音楽は非常におもししろい。
Speedskating ins not interesting. スピードスケートは、おもしろくない。
That movie is pretty interesting. あの映画は、なかなかおもしろい。

ALSO boring / bored, tired / tiring, surprised / surprising, amazed / amazing confused / confusing.
これらの例を、ブログの中から探してみてください。皆さんも、それらの単語を使って会話をしたり文を作てみましょう。Good Luck!

ALSO boring vs. bored.
これらの例を、ブログの中から探しみてください。皆さんも、それらの単語を使って会話をしたり文を作ってみましょう。Good Luck!

これらの例を、私のブログの中から探しみてください。皆さんも、それらの単語を使って会話をしたり文を作ってみましょう。Good luck!

Friday, November 2, 2018

Culture Day in Japan

Tomorrow is Saturday. It also just happens to be the Japanese Cultural Day. I found the following interesting news on the Internet.
This day was formerly observed as the birthday of the Emperor Meiji (1852-1912), who ruled Japan from 1868 until his death. Meiji Tenno abolished feudalism, raised the people's standard of living, and secured Japan's reputation as a great world power. It was during his reign that Japan made rapid progress toward becoming a modern nation by using Western institutions, technology, and learning as its model. It was during this period that a constitution was adopted, a parliament was convened, civil and criminal laws were codified, and an educational system was established. Railways were built,  and electric lights and telephones were put into use. 
ALSO, Bunka-no-hi is a day to honor traditional Japanese culture a promote the love of freedom and peace that was established in hte Japanese Constitution. 
As part of the celebration of Culture Day the order of Culture Awards ceremony takes place at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.
So, how will you celebrate Culture Day?




Thursday, November 1, 2018

At the gym

I workout at the SUN ARENA gym in Okegawa. I have been going regularly for about three years now. There are all kinds of people who come. Sometimes kids come with their  mother or their father. Junior HS and High school kids come, too. There are also a lot of seniors. And I must say, 95% are all in very good shape. There are also a lot of body builders. These are younger guys who have these very muscular bodies. Sometimes younger ladies will come. Everyone has their own reasons for coming. One exercise that I do is using the barbell. I sit at the rack and raise the barbell up and down. Then I rest and adjust the weights every time. It takes about 10 minutes or so. While I am do this there is a large mirror right in front of me. During the lifting I take a break between lifting. I have to let my muscles rest unitl the next lifting. At that time I can see all the people doing various exercises in that mirror. Some are running. Some are stretching. Some are "pumping iron". Some are chatting. It is a sea of motion. It's pretty cool.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

My October

Well, today is the final day of October, 2018. In America we chant "30 days have September, April, June and November. All the rest have 31, except February, which has 28 and 29 in a leap year." And the weather is really nice now. We are leaving the hot weather behind us. The leaves are beginning to turns colors. Hopefully we will get out to view them. So, I went to the gym 13 times his month. I went every Monday, every Thursday and every Saturday. Last Saturday, there was no Kenkatsu lesson so M and I went to our favorite restaurant...FUTABA. Yes, it was delicious. We also met our daughter's new in-laws-to-be for a face to face. That was cool. We held a one year memorial for M's mom. We met relatives there. I did absolutely (=positively = 100%) no gardening or weeding. I see now that I must do it soon. I also washed the car once. I put on my Halloween costume for some kindergarten kids to do trick or treating. I saw a lot of American league WORLD SERIES baseball as well as checking the hockey and football news on the Internet. I visited the Meiji Jingu on a whim. It was  good month, I believe.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Trick or Treat

Halloween is celebrated on October 31st around the world. I just read that many countries celebrate in different ways, but the main theme is remembering the dead. I think it is similar to the Japanese-Bon. In America there are different ways to celebrate this holiday. Here in Japan too, many young people have recenty started wearing costumes. Of course in the USA kids and young people do the same thing. As for me, I do it now for my business. As you know I am an English teacher. One of my lessons is at a kindergarten in Kounosu. Four years ago they asked me to dress up and greet the kids who would "Trick or Treat". So, every year I dress up and greet all of them with a "Happy Halloween". Then each kid will say (or try to say) "Trick or Treat". I respond with a comment and then "Here you are" as I hand them their prepared treat. They answer "Thank you". Then we pose for group photos. It takes about two hours. There are approximately (about) 360 kids every year. Whew! But, fun.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Puzzler Answers

Do you celebrate Halloween? And, do you believe in ghosts? Puzzler Answers: CLICK HERE.

以下はスーパースクラブルパズルです。よく見ると、4つの空白のタイルが見つかります。 空白のタイルとは、何も書かれていないタイルのことです。それら空白のタイルは、ある単語の一部です。空白のタイルに、どの文字があてはまるかを考えてください。おわかりですか?答えは、ページを下にスクロールして下さい。GOOD LUCK

Below is a Super Scrabble Puzzle. If you search carefully you will find four blank tiles on it. BLANK means that nothing is written on it. But, they are part of the word. Try to determine what letter the BLANK tiles are. After you have your guess you can scroll down the page to find the answers. As always, GOOD LUCK.



































LEAV             QUESTION/MIX                 PRIZE            DEATH/WE      

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Puzzler Hints

If it's a nice day I may work in the garden. Then again I may just go out an enjoy the outdoors before it gets too cold. Puzzler hints: CLICK HERE.

November Home Project
今月のHPは、"be”を含む単語です。下記のように、”be”で始まる単語です。 
because ーだから
before 前に 
behave ふるまう
behind のうしろに
believe 信じている
below の下方に
beside の近くに
between の間に
beware 気を付ける
beyond の向こうに
もちろん他にもありますが、私のブログの中の文章もよく見てみてください。
みなさんも使ってみましょう。
Boston Red Six win Game 2

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Puzzler

Whelp, it's another weekend. Of course I have some plans for gardening, training and maybe some travel time. Puzzler: CLICK HERE.

November Home Project
今月のHPは、"be”を含む単語です。下記のように、”be”で始まる単語です。 
because ーだから
before 前に 
behave ふるまう
behind のうしろに
believe 信じている
below の下方に
beside の近くに
between の間に
beware 気を付ける
beyond の向こうに
もちろん他にもありますが、私のブログの中の文章もよく見てみてください。
みなさんも使ってみましょう。
Boiston Red Sox win Game 1



Friday, October 26, 2018

Staying healthy


At the second lesson last Saturday we discussed different ways to stay healthy. Here are some tips. 

1. Sleep. While sleep requirements vary slightly from person to person, most healthy adults need between 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night to function at their best. Children and teens need even more. And despite the notion that our sleep needs decrease with age, most older people still need at least 7 hours of sleep.
Here are some other tips:
2. Maintain a healthy weight...eat more slowly.
3. Exercise regularly...choose activities that you enjoy...gardening, walking. Walk with someone.
4. Don't smoke. That goes without saying. ( = Of course)
5. Eat a healthy diet. Eat veggies and fruit regularly. Chicken and fish instead of red meat.
6. Drink alcohol in moderation = socially.
7. Get regular health check ups.
I am sure that everyone has their own ways. So...how do you stay healthy?

Thursday, October 25, 2018

The Basbeall World Series in the USA

Baseball is very, very popular in the US of A. There are two leagues. There are 30 teams. There are 25 players on each team. There are millions and millions of fans. At the end of each regular season, there are playoffs. The best teams in each league play each other to determine (find) the best team in that league. This year the best team in the National league is the Los Angeles Dodgers. The best team in the American League is the Boston Red Sox. They will meet in the World Series. This 2018 World Series is quite unique. Why? Because:
1. The last time these two teams met was 102 years ago, in 1916.
2. The distance from Los Angeles to Boston is 2,983 miles OR 4,772 kilometers. That is ht longest distance ever between two venues.
3. Babe Ruth pitched in the series 102 years ago. Do you know Babe Ruth?
4. Boston had the best record in the MLB with 108 wins this year.
5. Los Angeles last won the series 30 years ago.
6. Boston has won the series three times since 2004.
Game One was yesterday. Do you know who won?

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

NATTO

  1. While few people in the Western world have heard of natto, it's very popular in Japan.
  2. This fermented food has a unique consistency and surprising smell. In fact, many say it's an acquired taste.
  3. Natto is incredibly nutritious and linked to various health benefits. For example, stronger bones and a healthier heart and immune system.
  4. Natto is a traditional Japanese dish consisting of fermented soybean. Natto has a slimy, sticky and stringy texture.
  5. It's easily recognizable by its distinctive, somewhat pungent smell. Its flavor is commonly described as nutty.
  6. In Japan, natto is typically topped with soy sauce, mustard, chives or other seasonings and served with cooked rice. 
  7. NATTO is simply delicious!
SUMMARY:Natto is a traditional Japanese dish made from fermented soybeans. It has a sticky texture, pungent odor and somewhat nutty flavor.


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Health issues

Every Saturday I teach two adult lessons in the afternoon. There are 20 adults in each group. At the first lesson last Saturday, one student wrote a a story about NATTO. She wrote "I don' like it very much but I try to eat it for my health." So, at that class and then in the second class we talked about health. Do you like NATTO? I do. I think it is very good for your health. When I make NATTO I add the mustard and soy sauce. I then mix is about 100 times. Some students said that 10 times is enough. Most agreed that at least 30 times is enough. However my dentist (a very wise and noble man) told me that 600 times is best. I settled for 100 times. I eat it with hot rice. I add a raw egg to the rice, mix that, then add the NATTO. Sometimes I eat the dish with sea weed (NORI). It really is tasty. And I believe it is very good for my health. Of course, I never ate NATTO when I lived in America.I found a good article about NATTO on the Internet. Please check out tomorrow's BLOG to read about it.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Puzzler Answers

Halloween is just around he corner. I have a Halloween 'gig' this Friday at a kindergarten. Loads of fun. Puzzler Answers: CLICK HERE.

以下はスーパースクラブルパズルです。よく見ると、4つの空白のタイルが見つかります。 空白のタイルとは、何も書かれていないタイルのことです。それら空白のタイルは、ある単語の一部です。空白のタイルに、どの文字があてはまるかを考えてください。おわかりですか?答えは、ページを下にスクロールして下さい。GOOD LUCK

Below is a Super Scrabble Puzzle. If you search carefully you will find four blank tiles on it. BLANK means that nothing is written on it. But, they are part of the word. Try to determine what letter the BLANK tiles are. After you have your guess you can scroll down the page to find the answers. As always, GOOD LUCK.











































CAVITY                LUNGE/COPTER                    FLAVOR               QUAIL

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Puzzler Hints

And life goes on. We have a special luncheon this day. It will be interesting. Puzzler Hints: CLICK HERE.

October HPは、“little, less, least”です。
littlelessleast
一般的な比較級、最上級より難易度が高い比較表現です。
little = すこししかない   少ししかない
Weve had little snow this year. この冬は殆んど雪が降っていない
There is little work to do. すべて仕事はほとんどなかった。
less = より少ない、より少なく より少ない、より少なく(比較級)
You need to spend less time playing video games. テレビゲームをする時間を減らしなさい。
Id better eat less and exercise more. 私は食べる量を減らしてもっと運動しないといけない。
least  (量や程度が)もっとも少ない;最小の。(量や程度が)最も少ない;最小の
My least favorite subject is math. 最もすきではない科目は数学です。→好きではない
I have the least money of all. 私はほかのみんなよりお金は最も少ない。
これらの、little, less, leastを使って、会話をしてみましょう。 Good luck!
Another view of the construction next door.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Puzzler

This weather is strange. Too much rain for me. I wonder if we will have nice autumn colors this year. I hope so. Puzzler: CLICK HERE.

October HPは、“little, less, least”です。
littlelessleast
一般的な比較級、最上級より難易度が高い比較表現です。
little = すこししかない   少ししかない
Weve had little snow this year. この冬は殆んど雪が降っていない
There is little work to do. すべて仕事はほとんどなかった。
less = より少ない、より少なく より少ない、より少なく(比較級)
You need to spend less time playing video games. テレビゲームをする時間を減らしなさい。
Id better eat less and exercise more. 私は食べる量を減らしてもっと運動しないといけない。
least  (量や程度が)もっとも少ない;最小の。(量や程度が)最も少ない;最小の
My least favorite subject is math. 最もすきではない科目は数学です。→好きではない
I have the least money of all. 私はほかのみんなよりお金は最も少ない。
これらの、little, less, leastを使って、会話をしてみましょう。 Good luck!


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