さて年明けの次回1月5日(土)のToday's Expressionで復習する表現は以下の各項の
1. slip(fall) through the cracks:見過ごされる
2. prevent ... from ~ing: ...が~するのを防ぐ
3. I'm into ~:私、~に夢中なの
4. ... must be ~: ...は、きっと~だろう
5. movie starring ~: ~が主演の映画



【2007/12/30 17:41 】 | サークル | コメント(0) | トラックバック(0)

そんな中で「ニュースを読む」のコーナーでは、アメリカでは退役軍人の4人に1人がホームレスの生活を強いられると言う深刻な事態を生じており、ブッシュ大統領はこの問題に多くの時間を割いて活動しており、退役軍人たちの健康面と住宅等の厚生に予算を配分すべく活動している、というVoice Of Americaの記事を取り上げ、ナレーターの音声を聞き取り、記事を読んで勉強した。
英題は'US Veterans Among Homeless Despite Government Initiatives'で、詳しい内容はhttp://www.voanews.com/english/2007-11-10-voa24.cfmにアクセスすべし!




【2007/12/22 20:47 】 | 未分類 | コメント(0) | トラックバック(0)
American joke - Barbaraって誰の名前なのよ!
This man was sitting quietly reading his paper one morning, peacefully enjoying himself, when his wife sneaks up behind him and whacks him on the back of his head with a huge frying pan.

MAN: "What was that for?"

WIFE: "What was that piece of paper in your pants pocket with the name Barbara Ann written on it?"

MAN: "Oh honey, remember two weeks ago when I went to the horse races? Barbara Ann was the name of one of the horses I bet on."

The wife looked all satisfied, apologizes, and goes off do work around the house.

Three days later he is once again sitting in his chair reading and she repeats the frying pan swatting.

MAN: "What the heck was that for this time?"

WIFE: "Your horse called."


【2007/12/16 21:05 】 | 未分類 | コメント(0) | トラックバック(0)
American joke - 大失敗の生まれ変わり
One night, Tom does what he normally does --- he kisses his wife, crawls into bed and falls asleep. All of a sudden, he wakes up with an elderly man dressed in a white robe sitting next to him!

"What the heck are you doing in my bedroom...and who are you?" he asked.

"This is not your bedroom," the man replied. "I am St. Peter, and you are in heaven."

"WHAT! Are you saying I'm dead? I don't want to die! I'm too young," said Tom. "I want you to send me back immediately."

"It's not that easy", said St.Peter. "You can only return as a dog or a hen. The choice is your own."

Tom thought about it for a while, and figured out that being a dog would be too tiring, but a hen would probably have a nice and relaxed life. Running around with a rooster can't be that bad.

"I want to return as a hen," Tom replied.

And in the next second, he found himself nicely feathered and in a chicken farm. But now he felt like his rear end was gonna blow. Then along came the rooster.

"Hey, you must be the new hen St. Peter told me about," he said. "How do you like being a hen?"

"Well, OK I guess, but it feels like my butt is about to explode."

"Oh that!" said the rooster. "That's only the ovulation going on. You need to lay an egg."

"How do I do that?" Tom asked.

"Cluck twice, and then you push all you can."

Tom clucked twice and pushed more than he was good for, and then 'plop' an egg was on the ground.

"Wow" Tom said. "That felt really good!" So he clucked again and squeezed. And you better believe that there was yet another egg on the ground.

The third time he clucked, he heard his wife shout:

"Doggone it Tom! Wake up! You're messin' up the bed sheets again!"


【2007/12/09 12:02 】 | 英会話 | コメント(0) | トラックバック(0)
American joke - 星に願いを!
On a warm summer night, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson decide to go on a camping trip together. As they lay down for the night, Holmes replied to Watson:

"Look up into the sky and tell me what you see."

"I see millions and millions of stars," Watson observed.

"Very astute, Watson! And what does that tell you?"

Watson thought for a moment and then nervously replied, "Well, astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Theologically, it tells me that God is great and that we are small and insignificant. And, uh...meteorologically, it tells me that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow.

Watson glanced over at Sherlock and noticed a look of consternation on his face. Unsure if he'd spoken correctly, he decided to prompt and response from Sherlock and replied, "Um...perhaps, I'm wrong. What does it tell you?"

Sherlock pursed his lips, looked intently into the night air and replied:

"Somebody stole our tent."


【2007/12/02 15:34 】 | 未分類 | コメント(0) | トラックバック(0)
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