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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

Atlanta Has Created the Largest Free Food Forest in the Country

The city of Atlanta is growing a solution to address its food deserts. On seven acres of what was formerly a pecan farm in its Browns Mill neighborhood, the city has transformed the land into what is believed to be the country’s largest free food forest.

In the edible space, 2,500 pesticide-free plants and mushrooms are growing, providing fruits, vegetables and nuts for the underserved Browns Mill area.


In the southeast neighborhood, one in three residents is reported to live in poverty, with the nearest grocery store being a 30-minute bus ride away. Throughout the city, an estimated one in four Atlantans lives in a food desert.

Food forests, also known as forest gardens, are low-maintenance, sustainable arrangements of edible plants that are designed to mimic natural ecosystems. Comprised mostly of perennial plants, there’s no need for tilling, weeding, fertilizing or irrigation.

While food forests first became popular in European and North American gardening in the 1980s, the concept has taken off in recent years as cities have started to integrate edible public spaces in their planning.

To date, there are more than 70 other free food forests that have been planted across the US.

address 対処する、取り組む
edible 食べられる
sustainable 持続可能な
comprise of… …を構成する、…から成る
perennial 長続きする、多年生の
tilling 耕うん
irrigation かんがい








Japan News:

Suzuki sets national record in marathon win

Kengo Suzuki set a Japan men’s record in winning the 76th and final running of the Lake Biwa Maichini Marathon in 2 hours, 4 minutes and 56 seconds.

The 25-year-old took the sole lead around the 36-kilometer mark and had enough left in his tank to increase the pace toward the finish line as he eclipsed the previous record of 2:05:29 set by Suguru Osako at last March’s Tokyo Marathon.

“I hadn’t thought I’d get a time like this. I’m surprised as anyone,” said the Ehime Prefecture native, whose previous personal best was 2:10:21.

sole 唯一の、たったひとつの
eclipse しのぐ、上回る





  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!
Born with a silver spoon in one’s mouth「裕福な[金持ちの・富貴の]家に生まれた」
“Aron was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. His parents bought him everything he wanted and sent him to the best private schools.”


  木のスプーンが主流だった中世時代、生まれた子が洗礼をうける際に裕福な家庭ではgodparents(代父母)がその子に銀のスプーンを贈っていたこと、日常的に裕福な家庭では銀のスプーンで食事をしていたことなどがこのイディオムの語源になったと言われています。「silver spoon」は「銀のスプーン」ですが、銀は当時の「富、財産」の象徴でした。そのため「born with a silver spoon in one’s mouth」は「裕福な家に生まれた」「生まれつき裕福である」という意味で使われています。お金はもちろん、社会的にも地位がある家の生まれというニュアンスです。
To go from rags to riches「無一文から大金持ちになる」
Actor Jim Carrey went from rags to riches. At one time, he was living in a van, but he continued to work hard and eventually became one of the highest-paid comedians in the world.


  rag とは「ぼろ、ぼろ服」という意味で、いわば貧乏の代名詞です。つまり from rags to riches は、「 貧乏が大金持ちに、無一文から裕福に 」 という意味になり、日本語の「成金」の意味に近い言葉です。動詞 のgo や rise と合わせて使われることが多いです。また反対に、「 go from riches to rags 」で「裕福な状態から貧乏になる」と表現することもあります。
ビシネス英会話 Pay an arm and a leg for …「…に多額の金額を払う」
“The price of chocolate has doubled. I nearly paid an arm and a leg for a small candy bar.”


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


A man walking along a California beach was deep in prayer. All of a sudden, he said out loud,
“Lord, grant me one wish.”

The sunny Californian sky clouded above his head and in booming voice, and the Lord said,
“Because you have tried to be faithful to me in all ways, I will grant you one wish.”

The man said,
“Build a bridge to Hawaii so I can drive over anytime I want.”

The Lord said,
“Your request is vert materialistic. Think of the enormous challenges for that kind of undertaking. The supports required to reach the bottom of the Pacific! The concrete and stee it would take over thousands of miles! I can do it, but it is hard for me to justify your desire for worldly things. Take a little more time and think of another wish, a wish you think would honor and glorify me.”

The man thought about it for a long time. Finally he said,

“Lord, I wish that I could understand women. I want to know how they feel inside, what they are thinking when they give silent treatment, why they cry, what they mean when they say “nothing!”, and how I can make a woman truly happy.”

The Lord replied,
“You want two lanes or four lanes on that bridge?”