元AKB48増田有華さんを応援しながら英語学習

WIZ以来の舞台主演までにTOEICでCEFR C1, 英検1級1次合格,TOEFL ITP 627点を目指します!

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caution to warn or tell (someone) about a possible danger, problem, etc.
[+ obj] She cautioned me not to decide too quickly. = She cautioned
(me) that I shouldn't decide too quickly.
[non obj] - + against I would caution against getting involved with him.
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NHK-BSで,『カルテット!人生のオペラハウス』を見てしまいました。
『コード・ブルー3』はよってスルーですわ。

TOEIC S&W対策

休みます。

ボキャビル

休みます。

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My Hometown Osaka Part 2 Osaka - A Merchant City

Merchant Culture

In modern ages, Osaka was called Tenka no Daidokoro or the kitchen of the nation. 
An active economic development nurtured a rational spirit among the people's minds. 
The people became more interested in learning and thought. 
Various educational facilities were set up and developed by their own efforts. 
At first there was more emphasis on practical science for their own business, 
but this soon led to further studies such as Confucian thought, philosophy, 
religious studies, natural history and astronomy. 
Acquisition of scientific knowledge accumulated in modern ages enabled them 
to open the door to the next generation.


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manage to take care of and make decisions about (someone's time, 
money, etc.) He manages his own finances.
You need to manage [=use] your time wisely.

waste to use (something valuable) in a way that is not necessary
or effective : to use more of (something) than is necessary
Don't waste water during the summer drought.
He always wasted his money on useless gadgets.
Turn off the lights so we don't waste electricity.
I think he's just wasting my time.
We can't afford to waste so much food.

motivate to give (someone) a reason for doing something
No one knows what motivated him to act in such a violent way.
The company has used a number of methods to motivate its
employee (to work harder).
- often used as (be) motivated
She said that she was motivated by a desire to help children.

prepare to make yourself ready for something that you will be
doing, something that you expect to happen, etc.
[no obj] They'll be arriving soon. We don't have much more time
to prepare.
- often + for We don't have much more time to prepare for their arrival.
He prepares for games by studying tapes of the opposing team.
At this time of year, most animals are preparing for winter.
[+ obj] We don't have much more time to prepare ourselves for their arrival.
She tried to prepare herself for bad news.
The sailors are preparing themselves for a long voyage.

定期購読

休みます。

Quotations

Classics - and in particular modern classics - and the books
one thinks one ought to read, thinks one has read.

[Alan Bennet, 1934-, Kafka's Dick, Introduction]

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昨日買ってきたナンバー誌の吉田選手の記事から英語に関する部分をチョイスしました。


Take care of yourself!

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run out to be used up
The gasoline ran out before we got to Denver.
Our money finally ran out. [=our money was all used; we had no more money]
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TOEIC L&R公開テスト受験の皆様,お疲れ様でした。
このところ東京都にある東京聖栄大学で受験しているわけですが,
下手な千葉県の大学で受験するよりは明らかに便利なので,その点では
ありがたいですわ。トイレ少なめが欠点だなあ。

試験に出発する前に,新形式の日本語版のPart 2を6セット分やったのですが,
全問正解できたセットはありませんでした。orz

昨日に引き続き,あまりお腹の具合がよくありませんでした。

フォームは,神崎正哉先生と同じ。

リスニング

昨日の惨状に比べると,かなりマシでした。
450点は超えていると思うのですが。。。

リーディング

Part 5終了が13:53。
Part 6終了が14:00。
Part 7終了が14:53。
Part 5の問題を1問解き直した後,Part 3/4をきれいにマークし直しました。
その後,同義語問題が2問(rates, token)であることを確認しました。
採点除外が無けれれば,R4+R5=44のはず。tokenの方を間違えたようですわ。orz
200問マークされているのを確認して,終了としました(14:57)。

小岩の古本屋さんに寄って,ナンバー誌のサッカー日本代表特集号を買ってきました。
もう今年は,TOEICの日韓戦はないので,ワールドカップ予選で日本と韓国が3位になって,
プレーオフの日韓戦が実現すればなあと思っております。

小岩から江戸川を渡って,帰ってきたのですが,途中,ガス欠状態になり,パンを買って,
食べて,ひと休憩するという情けない状態になってしまいました。orz

昨日のアーセナルvsチェルシー戦,0−3でした。orz
8月の再戦はしっかり勝ってほしいですわ。

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アメリカのローアルコールビールを買ってきて,飲みました。日韓戦見たいとわがままなこと書いてますが,
コンフェデの試合観戦からの感触では,良いサッカーをしたチームが勝ちそうです。是非,ロシアに行って,
強豪相手に揉まれて欲しいんですわ。


Hasta la vista.

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hallucination [count] something (such as an image, a sound, or
a smell) that seems real but does not really exist and that is
usually caused by mental illness or the effect of a drug
He could not tell if what he was seeing was real or if it was
a hallucination.
He has been having hallucinations due to the medication.

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TOEIC L&Rテストの予行練習として,明治大学で,TOEIC L&R IPテストを受けてきました。

2016年9月モノのようですわ。
(1. He is wearing a hat. 2. They are sitting...,で2番はアンカー(リサイクル))

昨年の9月の公開テストは受験していないので,一応初体験フォームなんですが,
アンカー(リサイクル)問題で,いつくか解いたことがある問題があったと思います。


オフィスに持っていかなくてはならない探し物に手こずり,自宅出発前に,
昨日やったOJiM監督の文法黄色のDAY10の復習と澄子本の『難問・ひっかけ・トリック問題編』を
1周しただけでした。澄子本,PART 5でそこそこヒットして,やっておいてよかったですわ。
後ろに行くほど,やさしくなるので,時間がないときは,最初の3セットだけとかでもIPテストでは
それなりに効果があると思います。TEX加藤先生の『出る1049問』はきちんとやっていないので,
ヒット率がわからないのが残念なところですわ。


14:15-16:15

リスニング

Part 1がやさしかったので,Part 2もと期待するも全くできませんでした。
Part 3も久しぶりに1セット3問全滅かもしれない問題がありました。orz
400点割れを覚悟していますわ。orz

リーディング

Part 7の入りが15:1414:59でした。
196-200の入りが16:00。
このセット解くのに8分かかり,一通り解き終ったのが,16:08。
54問解くのにちょうど54分かかったことになります。orz
リスニングのPart 3/4を綺麗に塗って,16:09。
Part 5の再確認マークの問題3問を見直して,同義語問題の数を数えて,
終了としました。go with, drawingの2問のはずだけど3問あったのかなあ???
相変わらず,Part 5で,実質,白旗問題があったりと力不足を認識させられました。


あまりのPart 2の惨状から,今日から明日にかけて,Part 2だけやります。

帰り道の国府台・真間山のあたりは露天商が出ていました。寄り道したいのを
ぐっとこらえました。


東京都足立区の花火大会の音だけ,自宅にて聞くことができました(笑)。

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あまりのリスニングのできの悪さに料理する気力もなく,カップ麺にしました。
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明日のお昼ですわ。

See you tomorrow.

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compelling very interesting : able to capture and hold your attention
The novel was so compelling that I couldn't put it down.
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Davis Cup,来年からシングルスはタイブレーク採用の3セットマッチに
なるようですわ。番狂わせが増えるかもしれません。

明日はTOEIC L&R IP受験後,オフィスによって,陣中見舞いをする予定ですわ。

まだ,本調子ではないので,もう寝ますわ。

TOEIC L&R対策

『公式TOEIC Listening & Readingトレーニング 』IiBC, 2017年6月。

累計結果

Part 1  27/30

Part 2  76/90

Part 5  88/100

Part 6  42/48

Part 5が全然感触が悪いので,100円なこともあって,OJiM監督の文法黄色のKindle版を購入し,
DAY 10のみやりました。

31/36

7分でやったとはいえ,初心者向けで。。。orz
2日連続の試験が怖いですわ。

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Rampo in English The Shining Man Episode Three

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unusual not normal or usual
It's not unusual for him to stay late at work.

unfair treating people in a way that favors some over others :
not fair, honest, or just
It's unfair for them to be allowed to leave early if we can't.
It seems unfair to single her out for criticism.
Don't you think you're being a little unfair (to her)?
Life is often unfair.
The company has been accused of unfair labor practices.

unconscious not aware of something - usually + of
He is unconscious of his mistake.
She was unconscious of being watched.

unaware not having knowledge about something : not aware
- often + that  They were unaware that they were being wanted.
- often + of  We were unaware of the problem.
She seemed unaware of what was going on. 

定期購読

休みます。

Quotations

Conspicuous consumption of valuable goods is a means of
reputability to the gentleman of leisure.

[Thorstein Veblen, 1857-1929, The Theory of the Leisure Class, Chapter 4]

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蒲焼きのパッチものが売れ残っていたので,買ってきて,すでに食べてしまいました。

I hope you will take good care of yourself in this heat.

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sorely very much : badly
You will be sorely missed.
She provided some sorely needed help.
The house is sorely in need of paint.
He is sorely lacking in social skills.
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柏会場があと残りわずか表示が出ていたので,本日,TOEIC S&Wテストの
申込みをしました。S&Wももちろん厳しいですが,今週末の2日連続の
L&Rも相当危ないですわ。orz

調子が悪いので,早めに寝ます。

TOEIC L&R対策

『公式TOEIC Listening & Readingトレーニング 』IiBC, 2017年6月。

リスニング編(Part 1/2)・リーディング編(Part 5/6)少々。

Part 2/5/6,全然駄目ですわ。orz

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Heroes and Giants: Princess Diana

Operation Paget

Operation Paget was the Metropolitan Police inquiry established in 2004 
to investigate the various conspiracy theories surrounding the death of Diana, 
Princess of Wales on 31 August 1997. Its first report with the findings of 
the criminal investigation was published in 2006. The inquiry was wound up 
following the conclusion of the British inquest two years later, in which 
a jury delivered its verdict of an “unlawful killing” by chauffeur Henri Paul 
and the pursuing paparazzi.

(Omission)

Conclusion of Criminal Investigation Report

Each chapter of the report concluded that all allegations made since the crash 
of conspiracy were without foundation and all the evidence obtained point to 
the deaths of Diana and Fayed as being the result of a tragic accident. 
The script for the 2007 television docudrama Diana: Last Days of a Princess 
borrowed heavily from testimony in the Paget report.

Later developments

On 3 April 2007, the Deputy Coroner of the Queen's Household, Baroness Butler-Sloss, 
decided to grant access to the evidence collected by the criminal investigation 
to lawyers for Mohammed Al-Fayed to assist them in putting together their case 
in support of the conspiracy allegation for the inquest to begin in October 2007.
On 15 May 2007, it was revealed by Baroness Butler-Sloss that the underlying material 
collected by the criminal investigation team runs to more than 11,000 pages 
when printed out and also consists of more than 1,400 photographs, several DVDs, 
large-sized plans and other data. The material has substantially been disclosed 
to the interested persons and legal teams.

Coroner's Inquest

The coroner's inquest opened on 2 October 2007, headed by Lord Justice Scott Baker. 
The opening statement was largely made up of evidence and findings in the criminal 
investigation report. On 7 April 2008, the jury came to the verdict that Diana and 
Fayed were unlawfully killed as a result of “gross negligence” of Mercedes driver 
Henri Paul and the paparazzi.
Contributing factors cited included “the impairment of the judgment of the driver of 
the Mercedes [Henri Paul] through alcohol” and that none of those who died were wearing 
a seatbelt.

(from Wikipedia)

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wide extending a great distance form one side to the other : not narrow
a wide [=broad] road   the widest part of the river   a wide smile

narrow long and not wide : small from one side to the other side
a long, narrow table   narrow hallways/passageways   a narrow path
The city's ancient streets are too narrow for buses.
The sofa isn't narrow enough [=it is too wide] to fit through the door.
We crossed at the narrowest part of the river.
His shoulders are very narrow.

loose not tightly fastened, attached, or held
a loose tooth   a loose thread
Some of the shingles on the roof were loose.
The rope was tied in a loose knot.
The nails had been pried loose.
Some of the shingles had come/worked loose.
The boat came loose from its moorings and floated out into the harbor.
The ball popped loose from the shortstop's glove.

tight
fitting very close to your body  
tight [=snug] T-shirts   a tight pair of jeans = a pair of tight jeans
These shoes are too tight. [=they are too small]
a tight bandage  - opposite loose
not having or allowing much time
We are on a tight schedule.
The project has a very tight deadline.
Time was tight, so we couldn't stay long.

定期購読

休みます。

Quotations

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.

[H.G.Wells, 1866-1946, The Outline of History, Chapter 15]


Good night.

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