2018年6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

Australian diners use water pistols to keep seagulls away

There are too many seagulls in the waterfront area of Perth, the capital of Western Australia. So, a waterfront restaurant is arming its customers with water pistols.

Toby Evan, the owner of 3sheets restaurant, said the seagull problem was very bad. He was worries that the birds were scaring customers away. The restaurant has several tables outside. Something had to be done to keep seagulls away, Evan said.

“it was bad, it was bad. I think it’s the time of year,” he told the local television. “Now they are getting cheekier and cheekier. The seagulls often look for food scraps on the tables of restaurants. Evans has put a water pistol on each table outside his restaurant. Customers praised the move.

“We didn’t have to throw anything at them or run for cover,” said one customer.

diner 食事客
seagulls カモメ
scare…away …を(怖がらせて)遠ざける
It’s the time of the year ちょうどその(カモメが増える)時期だ
cheeky 生意気な、厚かましい
food scrap 残飯
praise 称賛する
run for the cover 安全な場所を探す






Japan News:

Japanese Least bothered by fellow passengers

If a fellow plane passenger snores or puts their seat back too far, a Japanese passenger might not complain, according to an online survey by Expedia.com.

According to the survey, 39 percent of Japanese wouldn’t say anything about an annoying passenger. That was the highest ratio for any of the counties in the survey. Indians were the least patient, at 11 percent.

The Expedia survey ran for two months through March. Japanese were the most understanding about snoring. Only 37 percent of Japanese agreed that it was OK to wake a snoring passenger. For Indians, the ratio was 71 percent.

Japanese also didn’t mind if people in front of them put their seat back. Only 7 percent said they would ask them to bring their seat forward. That was the lowest among the countries in the survey.

bothered 迷惑に感じる
snore いびきをかく
annoying 迷惑な、うっとおしい
ratio 率、比率
patient 我慢強い
mind 気にする






  New! Learning through News Videos
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!
mindlessly 「考えもなくやたらと」
Mindlessly checking Facebook makes you an awful lot like a lab rat.
  mindlesslyは「無分別に、無思慮に、考えもなしに」という意味。他にも、I was mindlessly browsing the Internet last night for hours.「私は昨晩考えもなく、何時間もインターネットを閲覧していた」、He was staring at the ceiling mindlessly.「彼は何も考えずにただ天井を見つめていた」のように使う。browseは「インターネットを閲覧する」。 mindlesslyの同義語は、senselessly「意味もなく、愚かに」、stupidly、foolishly、idiotically「間抜けにも、愚かに」、unthinkingly「何も考えずに」、thoughtlessly「軽率に、よく考えないで」など。 an awful lotは「実に、とんでもなく」、lab ratは「実験用ネズミ」。
gimmick 「小物」
Schools have embraced marketing gimmicks like “Class of ’18” bumper stickers to rally students around their graduation year.
  gimmickは「(人の目を引くための)工夫、仕掛け、新案品、(巧妙に作られた)小物」という意味。特に、marketing gimmickは「(顧客を引きつけるための)仕掛け、装置、方法」を指す。同義語は、trick「策略、たくらみ」、ploy「(相手を出し抜くための)策略」、stunt「妙技、離れ業」など。attention grabber「注意を引くもの」と表現することもできる。
 他にも、The idea may be only the latest gimmick.「その考えは、単なる最新の策略かもしれない」、It sounds like a great sales gimmick to me. 「それは素晴らしい販売戦略のように私には聞こえる」のように使う。
ビシネス英会話 so-and-so 「誰々」

With boys, episodes of relational aggression seem to roll right off them, she said. “I’ve had girls that have come in and said to me, ‘I remember back in kindergarten when so-and-so did this to me.’ ”

  so-and-soは「誰それ、誰々、何某」。特定の個人名を出したくない、あるいは出す必要のないときに用いる表現。Mr. /Ms.so-and-so とすると、それが男性、女性を特定できる。

Check your understanding by selecting the correct answer below: 
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 ( Incomplete Sentences )
1. Next year Khosun Industries will ______ several employees to work in the new factory in Kuala Lumpur.
A. sent
B. send
C. sends
D. sending
6. Please review the new safety procedures and ______ any questions to Mr. Bae at extension 2528.
A. inquire
B. direct
C. expect
D. prepare

2. The Bernier Company’s financial reports are typically published in ______ English and French.
A. neither
B. yet
C. so
D. both
7. Visitors to the library are asked to speak ______ and keep conversations brief when in the main reading room.
A. quiet
B. quietly
C. quietest
D. quietness
3. Dr. Vargas will soon retire, ending ______ distinguished 30-year career as a research scientist with Gillan Laboratories.
A. she
B. hers
C. her
D. herself
8. The Milltown Cinema’s outdoor cafe will be closed ______ the winter months.
A. about
B. out of
C. next to
D. during
4. The route to Sandy Shores Inn is ______ marked from exit 262 on the coastal highway.
A. clearly
B. freely
C. deeply
D. sharply
9. Daily guided tours of the warehouse ______ at 10:00 A.M. in the reception area on the first floor.

A. begin
B. begins
C. to begin
D. beginning
5. A ______ from Jensen-Colmes Corporation will be happy to meet with prosoective job applications at the Westborough Job Fair.
A. represent
B. representing
C. representative
D. representation
10. Telephone-conferencing equipment is ______ available in every meeting room in the Judson Building.
A. once
B. now
C. right
D. far
Check your answers!


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NEW! – Learning Western Cultures and Humors through Jokes!!

News is always new!

Jack, a handsome man, walked into a sports bar around 9:58 pm. He sat down next to this blonde at the bar and stared up at the TV… The 10:00 news was on.

The news crew was covering a story of a man on a ledge of a large building preparing to jump.

The blonde looked at Jack and said, “Do you think he’ll jump?”

Jack says, “You know what, I bet he will.”

The blonde replied, “Well, I bet he won’t.”

Jack placed $30 on the bar and said, “You’re on!”

Just as the blonde placed her money on the bar, the guy did a swan dive off of the building, falling to his death.

The blonde was very upset and handed her $30 to Jack, saying, “Fair’s fair… Here’s your money.

” Jack replied, “I can’t take your money, I saw this earlier on the 5 o’clock news and knew he would jump.

“The blonde replies, “I did too; but I didn’t think he’d do it again.”

Jack took the money…

【日本語訳】 ニュースはいつでも最新!