2015年10月号–エイゴパス 月刊ニュースレター

英語ニュース Current Internet NEWS!! <新着ネットニュース>
英語のビデオ Video News (Domestic and World Events/国内&世界の動画ニュース)
Business English <ビジネス英語フレーズ>
Grammar Study<今月の文法学習>
TOEICクイズ TOEIC Study Quiz<TOEICテスト>
Monthly Column – <今月のコラム>
You can read the article below and use it in your lessons to discuss with your teacher. — この記事を読んで先生とレッスンで話し合おう!
World News

Tokyo recommends 5 more sports for 2020 Games

Five additional sports – baseball/softball, karate, skateboarding, sports climibing and surfing – have been recommended by the organizers for inclusion at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics, it was announced Sept. 28.

Under the proposal, 18 new medal events would be contested

by an extra 474 athletes. Under new rules, Olympic host cities can pick sports they want to see contested at the Games, although the final decision rests with the International Olympic Committee, which will hold a vote next August.

Bowling, squash and wushu, a Chinese martial art, had also been short-listed for inclusion in Tokyo but were left off the final list.

Baseball and softball were previously on the Olympic program but were dropped after the Beijing Games in 2008.

recommend(s) ~を推薦する、提言する
proposal 提案、申し出
extra 追加の
rest(s) with (決定が)~次第である、(選択権が)~にある
hold a vote 投票を行う
martial art 武術。護身術や戦闘術を起源としたスポーツ
(be) short-listed 選考リストに残る
(be) left off ~から除外された

東京五輪 5競技を追加提案へ






Japan News:

Nagoya’s pin-up gorilla gets his own photo book

With his smoldering movie-star looks, the gorgeous gorilla Shabani has taken his next step up the celebrity ladder with the publication of his own photo book.

The George Clooney of the gorilla world, an 18-year-old

western lowland gorilla housed at Nagoya’s Higashiyama zoo, found his image splashed across the media, including features on global networks BBC and CNN.

Shabani’s growing popularity caught the attention of Tomomi Suzuki of Fusosha Publishing Inc., who came up with the idea of his photo book. "We want people to see the book as a collection of photos of a handsome hunk rather than an animal," Suzuki said. The book is 64 pages long and costs 1,080 yen.

pin-up 壁に飾られるような魅力をもった。ファンが、好きな女優などの写真を壁にピンで留めることから
smolder(ing) (感情などを)押し殺す
taken(take)…ladder セレブ(有名人)の階段を1段上がる
western lowland gorilla 西ローランドゴリラ。主にアフリカ中西部の森林深くに生息するゴリラ
splashed (ニュース写真などを派手に)載せている
BBC 英国放送協会。British Broadcasting Corporationの略
CNN 米国のニュース専門ケーブルテレビ局。Cable News Networkの略
Fushosha Publishing Inc. 出版社「封奏者」(東京都港区)
hunk (セクシーで)筋骨たくましい男、いい男





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Business English Expression and Phrases <ビジネス英会話フレーズ>
-Learn expressions such as idioms and slang that is unique to culture, age, and business!
新しい英語表現: 文化・時代・ビジネスで使う特有なイディオム表現や俗語を覚えよう!
I can’t say I fully agree…
  I can’t say I fully agree with you about the budget. This is not the right time to cut advertisement.
I can’t help but think…
  I’m sorry, but I can’t help but think cutting the advertisement budget is a mistake.
It is simply unrealistic.
  Are you sure that the best thing to do now is to cut the budget? It is simply unrealistic.

It may not be the best thing to…

  I’d like to point out one thing. It may not be the best thing to cut the advertising budget now.

It seems to me that it’s going to be difficult to…

  It seems to me that it’s going to be difficult to cut the budget. We already have contracts.
I don’t think you’ve looked at this issue closely enough.
  I don’t think you’ve looked at this issue closely enough.

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Read each of the following of sentences and select the best answer. Print out this lesson plan and ask your teacher to assist you in understanding the grammar rules if you do not understand your mistakes..
Part V – Multiple Choice
1. Applicants were first screened to exclude those who did not ____ residency requirements.
A. apply
B. meet
C. occupy
D. need
6. Our company’s peak season, ____ sales are highest, is during the months of March and April.
A. what
B. why
C. how
D. when
2. The United States’ annual trade surplus is in excess ____ $100 billion, and is expected to get bigger next year.
A. of
B. over
C. by
D. than
7. Mr. Wong, who works as an administrative assistant at the Embassy, provides ____ of official documents.
A. translate
B. translation
C. translator
D. translated
3. Returns will be accepted on eligible purchases within 14 days as long as you present the _____ receipt.
A. applicable
B. original
C. confidential
D. costly
8. KM Motors sells its customized vehicles at prices _____ below average.
A. such
B. low
C. far
D. so
4. Because her supervisor was on sick leave, Mrs. Axenbury was _____ alone in her office for a period of two weeks.
A. entirely
B. shortly
C. hardly
D. respectively
9. There will be no fee when a balance is _____ from one account to another.
A. transferred
B. transfer
C. transfers
D. to transfer
5. Mr. Willis, the new executive of AHS.com, has every _____ in his employees’ abilities to increase annual net profits.
A. acceptance
B. incidence
C. confidence
D. insurance
10. The floor manager should be aware that no machines in the factory remain ______ for long.
A. void
B. null
C. idle
D. spare
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NEW! – Advice Column from a Foreigner’s Point of View (Relationship, Life, Work, and Everything Under the Sun)

(Masashi : mid 30’s Japanese): English Version translated from Japanese

The Japanese national rugby team captivated the nation with their great showing in this year’s Rugby World Cup by even defeating South Africa, a perennial powerhouse, but I was surprised to see many foreigners representing the team. Did the U.S. national rugby team also have such foreigners on the team?

(Mike: early 30’s American):

When I first saw the team photo of the U.S. national rugby team, I saw players of different skin shades, but didn’t think that any of them were not "American" – that they were at least a naturalized citizen – as it’s a racially diverse country. However, upon research I was surprised to learn that 9 of the 31 players on the squad were registered under residency status. In other words, some of the U.S. national team players are representing a country that they’re not even citizens of. As a matter of fact, 9 of the 20 teams participating in this year’s Rugby World Cup have at least 9 non-native players on their squad and this includes Japan with 11 such players. Argentina is actually the only country that can claim that all their players are native to their country.

After learning the demographics of the players for the 20 teams, and the rules set forth by World Rugby, which is the governing body of the sport and equivalent to FIFA in soccer, I agree that this rule is currently being reviewed. The current rules allow players to represent a country in which they have been a resident for the past 3 years. In a way it seems progressive as it promotes racial inclusion and integration in the sport. However, at the same time, I personally think that it takes away from the true spirit of international competition between countries. I believe that the country loses its identity if it were primarily represented by foreigners who are not even citizens of that country. Could you imagine the tradition-rich “All Blacks” being substantially composed of players who were born and raised in South Africa and have only been living in New Zealand for the past 3 years? It’s a farfetched scenario, but not completely impossible with the current rules.

There are probably many reasons why a player chooses to represent a country that he’s not a native of. I could understand if one opts to represent another country because it can give him a better chance of standing on the biggest stage of the sport, which he loves. However, I see it as a loophole that should be revised by Word Rugby. It’s not a matter of someone’s skin color, but more about his commitment to the country that he represents. Therefore, I think that a citizenship of that country is a necessity. With the current rule, it’s seemingly easy for the players to hop around countries and represent a different country for each Rugby World Cup as the tournament takes place every 4 years and the players are only required to have only been a resident of a particular country for the past 3 years. Instead of representing a single country, they would seem more like a hired-hand or a mercenary.

To keep the true spirit of international competition between countries alive, I think that a citizenship of a country is the minimum requirement for a player to represent that country. As much as this issue is controversial, I believe that it’s a mere reflection of how the world has become a smaller place with more people of different races and backgrounds interacting with one another. It may not be too far in the future in which any given national team would be racially diverse and it would actually be the true representation of the country’s demographics.