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Thanksgiving サンクスギビング ~ 2~Black Friday ブラック・フライデー

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Black Friday
ブラック・フライデー

This is the Friday
after thanksgiving that
is special for shopping!


People spend a lot of
money on this day and it
is the biggest shopping day
of the year!!
*小売業が1年の売上げの3~4割をこの日に稼ぐ
とも言われ、「黒字」になる日ということで、
ブラックフライデーと言われる。


In 2008, a man was
killed by a large group
of people that were
trying to get into
a department store
in Valley Stream NY!

Are you ready for a crazy day of shopping
on Black Friday??


  お気をつけて!!



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# by available_english | 2014-11-19 14:55 | Culture

Thanksgiving サンクスギビング ~ 1

Culture ~The key to having fun!~

Thanksgiving



じゃあ

Thanksgiving
サンクス・ギビング 
(11月の第4木曜日)

Ten more days to Thanksgiving day!

This is one of the biggest
holidays in America!!!

It is also known
as "turkey day."



Give Thanks

To "give thanks" means
to be thankful for something!!

To be thankful means to
appreciate!

We give thanks to somebody,
usually God in America!



The first thanksgiving is
debated, but the first
traditional American one
was in 1619 in what is
now Virginia!



The settlers and natives
shared food together and
thanked God for all the
many gifts in their lives!

Less than three years later,
they would kill
each other for land!



The natives realized that
the settlers wanted to
take over and control
and not to trade!


*the settler(s): 入植者
the native(s): 先住民(ここでは、Native Americans)
share: 分け合う
realize: ~に気がつく、悟る
take over: 支配する、占領する






What is your plan for Thanksgiving this year?

I will talk more about Thanksgiving tomorrow!!

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# by available_english | 2014-11-18 11:31 | Culture

Phrasal Verbs: Run + 前置詞

Phrasal Verbs The Key to speaking with Americans

What is a phrasal verb? VERB + PREPOSITION


RUN



じゃあ

We can put many prepositions with run to make
a lot of phrasal verbs.


One common one is run into!
(バッタリ出会う)


If you meet someone, by accident, on the street,
you run into them.

"I ran into John on 56th street"

"I ran into a high school friend yesterday"






We also run into problems.

This simply means that we found a problem!

"I was printing my paper for class and I ran into
a problem. The printer would only print in red."


Speaking of printers and office machines, we use run off
to mean copy on a copy machine.
(speaking of~: ~といえば)

"Will you run this off for me?"
"I need to run off a few copies of this for the meeting."




Run Out

This is used ALL THE TIME!!!
(all the time: しょっちゅう)


There is no more sugar = we ran out of sugar!

"We are running out of copy paper."

"We are running out of time, let's hurry up and drink this fast."

This means that we are not out of time yet, but will be soon.


Run over


Run over is used, generally, with cars!
(run over: 車で引く, [人に]付け込む)



"She ran over the newspaper with the car."

"Don't run over my plants with that tractor."


However, people who are strong "run over"
other people sometimes!!!

This means they don't let the other person decide anything.

"He works so hard, but he runs over everyone to do it."

"If you get in her way, she will run over you."

This image is the same as with the car, but in an emotional way.

See you tomorrow!

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# by available_english | 2014-11-10 13:22 | Phrasal Verbs

Terry Fox テリー・フォックス

Terry Fox

Terry Fox was a great inspiration
in Canada and for the rest of the world.






Terry was a long distance runner
in Canada who lost his right leg
because of cancer.

In 1980 he started "The Marathon of Hope."
He decided to run across Canada to raise
money for cancer research. His goal was
to run 8,000 kilometres (5,000 mi).

That was a marathon everyday!

He ran with one of the first artificial legs.
He could only move slowly,
but he endured.





After 143 days and 5,373 kilometres (3,339 mi),
he was taken to the hospital.

He died shortly after, but.......

he raised 23 million dollars
for cancer research.


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# by available_english | 2014-11-09 12:06 | Culture

Pronunciation (発音) & 社交的

Culture ~The key to having fun!~
Pronunciation(発音)




じゃあ

Hey, how is everything going?

Are you back to school today
or back to work??

The picture at the top
today shows two guys
fighting about pronunciation!

Some areas will say:

"youse"

and some will say:

"you'uns."

Most people say "you guys!"

"How are you guys today?"

Southern people say ya'll!!!
(「ヨール」のような音)



Linking and Shrinking

In Japanese, most sounds
are pronounced individually!

In English we tend to speed
through
many unimportant
words!!

What does link mean???

This means to connect!

It is a noun and a verb!!






Shrink means to make smaller!

The opposite is expand!!

Say these two words back to back:

Expend and expand
The meanings are totally different
so it's very important to
pronounce them correctly!!!




"end" and "and" sound
very different!

"end" >> "bend"
"and" >> "band"

Linking and shrinking is
the number one reason
people have a hard time
hearing English!!!



*pronunciation (名): 発音
 pronounce (動): 発音する
 link: つながる
 shrink: 縮まる
 expand: 拡張する
 expend: 費やす




Rules:

"ing" words are usually spoken without the "g."

"I am going to the movies!" This will be:

"I'm goin to the movies."

We drop the "g" sound!
(「ゴーイン」)

"going to" >>> "gonna"
(「ゴナ」)
"I'm gonna go to the movies."




"nd" words are usually spoken
without the "d" sound!

"and" sounds like "n"

M&M's are spoken like this:

"eminems"
(「エミネムズ」)
In fact, the rapper's name
eminem sounds the same!!!


Linking

A word ending in a consonant
that is followed by an open vowel
will link!!!

"get a" will sound like "getta"
"thinking about" will be
"thinkinabout"

"take a break" will also sound like
one word: "takabreak."




Even though this word ends
with an "e," the "e" is silent, so
these words link!!!

Look at a sentence like this!!!
This kind of sentence can
be a nightmare for Japanese
and Korean Speakers:
"I've been thinking about taking
a break and going on a long
vacation to get away from the city!!!"



So many words will
link and shrink
in this sentence!

Linking and shrinking allows
us to speak quickly and get to
the important information!




*consonant: 子音
 vowel: 母音
 nightmare: 悪夢






英語でこれなんていう
???

社交的

Outgoing
Someone who really likes
people and generally likes
to meet new people is called
outgoing!

"Are you outgoing?"

"She is so outgoing!"

"Kim seems outgoing, but
she is actually very shy."




Did you know that
hips in Japan are in a
different location on the body
than in America???
英語でこれなんていう 「ヒップはhips???」


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# by available_english | 2014-11-09 10:00 | Culture

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