For Yellow-belts: A New Topic Arrives.

Most of you may have learned English for more than six years at school, but don’t you sometimes find that you don’t know many of the English words for things or actions you usually use and make at home? I often do. So let’s learn some of the new English words for what we usually do or use in our daily lives but don’t think about in English.

For white-belts: 2 new topics arrive.

疑問詞疑問文の語順にはなれましたか。doesを使った疑問詞疑問文も、基本的に語順は以前練習した、do を使ったときと同じです。例外はありますが、What, When, Where, How long, What sport などの疑問詞の後に、疑問文の形、つまり<does +主語+動詞の原形>が続きます。What baseball team does your father like? — He likes Tigers. みたいな感じです。

For Yellow-belts: A New Topic Arrives.

My grandmother had only two grand-children, my elder brother and myself. So she loved us and took us anywhere we wanted to go, not to mention trips. She liked doing something for her family better than spending her time and money with her friends. I cannot thank her too much for what she did for us. Thanks to her, my brother and I had relatively wealthy childhoods. She has gone but if she were alive and offered to buy me something I want, I would ask her for dinner at a restaurant in a hotel commanding a wonderful nightlights and Nagasaki Port.

For white-belts: 2 new topics arrive.

これまで学習した文だけでも、いろいろなことが表現できますよ。(人を説明する)I have a friend. His name is Ken. He works for a bank. He usually leaves for work early in the morning. He is a very hard worker. I go fishing in the sea with Ken. He is good at fishing too. I am a good cook. I sometimes invite him to dinner. We talk a lot and have fun.

これまで学習した文だけでも、いろいろなことが表現できますよ。(ものを説明する)This is my camera. It is black and a little heavy. It is very expensive but I like this camera. The pictures are very beautiful. I often go outside with it and take pictures of flowers and cats. I show the pictures on SNS and my friends give me a lot of likes. I am very happy.

For Yellow-belts: A New Topic Arrives.

Yellow016:Which do you use oftener, supermarkets or convenience stores? Why?

The new topic is…
Yellow016:Which do you use oftener, supermarkets or convenience stores? Why?

During a period of excessively hot weather, you may even get reluctant to walk outside. I myself, too, try hard to make as few steps as possible for whole my body not to be covered with sticky sweat springing out here and there.Under a condition like this, a convenience store looks like an oasis in the desert. When I have time and use my car, I, of course, choose supermarkets. How about you? Which do you prefer, convenience stores or supermarkets?

 Please give your idea in the Yellow-belt training room.

For white-belts: 2 new topics arrive.

今みなさんは、主語が、I [わたしは] か You [あなたは] 以外の単数のもの(どんな主語であるかは前の回に紹介しました)であり、かつ現在形の文を練習しています。例えば、This bus goes to Osaka. のように、動詞にe(es)がつく文です。これらを否定文や疑問文にするときには、does (ダズ) という、do にesをつけたものが登場してきます。気を付ける点は、肯定文についていた動詞の s (es) は原形に戻さなければならないということです。This bus goes to Osaka. Does this bus go ( es をとる ) to Osaka? This bus does not [ doesn’t ] go to Osaka. のように。Tom practices soccer at school. Does Tom practice soccer at school? Tom does not practice soccer at school.

For white-belts: 2 new topics arrive.

今回の投稿のポイントは、主語([~は]にあたる部分)の人称・人数によって動詞にS(es)がつくかどうかが変わる、ということです。皆さんは3人称単数現在の意味をしっかり理解していますか?3人称というのは「私、私たち、あなた、あなたたち」を除くすべての主語を指します。「あの飛行機、彼ら、その花、私たちの母、私の車、あそこの建物、日本の人々」これらはすべて3人称の主語ということになります。さらにその中で、単数(1人、1個、1つ、1台・・・)のもの、を3人称単数の主語というのです。昔からの古い習慣で、上記のような3人称単数のものが主語でかつ現在形の文の時は、動詞にs(es)を付けなければならないという決まりがあります。I go to Tokyo. (1人称だからsはいらない。)He goes to Tokyo.(主語が3人称単数ですね。動詞にsをつけます。) This bus goes to Tokyo. (主語は人でなくても3人称単数であればsをつけましょう。)The boys go to Tokyo. The boy goes to Tokyo. (主語は似ていますが、前半は「その少年たち(複数)」後半は「その少年(単数)」と、人数が異なります。後半の動詞goには、主語が単数ですからesがついていますね。動詞によってsかesか、はたまたhave→hasのように形が変わってしまうものもありますが、ここでは省略させてください。

For Yellow-belts: A New Topic Arrives.

    In summer, the first glass of beer seep into every fiber of my being. That may be true of most Japanese men, of course true of some women. Why do you think such liquid as is thought of as mere a bitter and unappetizing drink by children attracts many adults, young or old? Without beer, we might be able to live a healthier life, free from a bloated stomach. Let’s take good care of ourselves without drinking too much alcohol this summer. Anyway what do you like to drink when you start your meal?

For white-belts: 2 new topics arrive.

    目的格の代名詞me, you(単,複), him, her, it, us, them (その他は名詞そのもの:Tomの目的格はTom)、というのは、主に「~を」「~に」という意味を持ちますが、必ずしもそうならないことも多く、もう少し文法を勉強しないと理解しにくい代名詞です。文の途中にあって、よくわからないときは目的格を置いてみましょう。所有代名詞mine, yours (単,複)his, hers, ours, theirs (その他は 名詞’sの形にします。「私のお父さんのもの」は、my father’s となります。That’s my father’s. 「あれは私のお父さんのものです。」

   名詞を説明する語を、英文法では基本全部を”形容詞”としています。形容詞ですから、原則は日本語の語順の通り、名詞の直前に置きます。例:a new car / heavy boxes また、「この本は難しいです。」This book is difficult. のような語順の文章もあります。同じ内容ですが、「これは難しい本です。」This is a difficult book. ということもできます。

For Yellow-belts: A New Topic Arrives.

Hi, yellow-belt students, まさ・ふくプロ again. I have changed and moved many many times in my life. Born in Nagasaki, I moved to Osaka to go to college. When I was 23, I came to Tokyo to work. The room the company gave me was in Saitama. I quit the job, and then I lived in Tokyo for a while. ・・・After that, changed changed moved moved Hahaha!! Please have a look at my latest posting at Dojo diary. I am thinking of living abroad in the future. Each town has its own charm. What is your place like? Why do you live there?