2022年3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

Filmmaker in Ukraine to continue working on documentary of invasion

Filmmaker and actor Sean Penn is in Ukraine to work on a documentary about the ongoing Russian assault.The office of the Ukrainian president wrote in a Facebook post on Feb. 24 that Penn attended press briefings.

He also met with Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk and spoke to journalists and military personnel about the Russian invasion.

“Sean Penn demonstrates the courage that many others, especially Western politicians, lack,” the office of Volodymyr Zelenskyy wrote on Facebook.

The post said the Oscar winner came to record what is happening in Ukraine “and to tell the world the truth about Russia’s invasion of our country.”

Penn was also in Ukraine in late November to work on the project. Photos showed him visiting the front lines near the Donetsk region. The documentary is being produced by Vice Studios.

invasion 侵入、侵略
ongoing 現在進行中の
assault 暴力、攻撃
press briefings 記者会見
military personnel 軍人、兵士






Japan News:

Japan to provide bulletproof vests, other defense supplies to Ukraine

Japan will provide bulletproof vests and other defense supplies to Ukraine, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said March 4, in a rare delivery of equipment by the Self-Defense Forces to a country under armed attack.

The goods to be delivered by the SDF and through other channels also include helmets, tents, winter clothing, food items, hygiene products, cameras and power generators, the Japanese government said, as Russia escalates its attack on Ukraine despite international condemnation.

The provision of the nonlethal items comes at the request of Ukraine and falls within the scope of the war-renouncing Constitution, said Japan’s top government spokesman, Hirokazu Matsuno.Japan does not plan to provide Ukraine with weapons, he added.

Kishida conveyed his government’s plan to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy over the phone on March 4. During the call, Kishida told Zelenskyy that Japan strongly condemns Russia’s attack on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine.

bulletproof 防弾の
channels ルート、手段
hygiene products 衛生用品
hygiene products 激しい非難、糾弾
nonlethal 死に至らない、非致死(性)の
war-renouncing Constitution war-renouncing=戦争放棄の、Constitution=憲法






  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!
Educated guess「知識に基づいた予測・推測」
We haven’t received an estimate for those repairs yet, but the facilities supervisor could make a educated guess if you need a tentative figure.


Dumb down… 「…を分かりやすく説明する」
There is no need to dumb down any of the technical details for the sales managers. She’s actually an engineer herself.


ビシネス英会話 Fill in for…「…の代わりをする」
Peter will fill in for him while he’s away.


  Fill inは「埋める」という意味があるため、「~のために(for)空いたポジションを埋める=~の代わりをする」という意味になります。



NEW! – Learning Western Cultures and Humors through Jokes!!
Never is Never

Wanda’s dishwasher quit working so she called a repairman.

Since she had to go to work the next day, she told the repairman, “I’ll leave the key under the mat. Fix the dishwasher, leave the bill on the counter, and I’ll mail you a check.”

“Oh, by the way, don’t worry about my dog Spike. He won’t bother you. But, whatever you do, do NOT, under ANY circumstances, talk to my parrot!”


When the repairman arrived at Wanda’s apartment the following day, he discovered the biggest, meanest looking dog he has ever seen. But, just as she had said, the dog just lay there on the carpet watching the repairment go about his work.

The parrot, however, drove him nuts the whole time with his incessant yelling, cursing and name calling. Finally the repairment couldn’t contain himself any longer and yelled, “Shut up, you stupid, ugly bird!”

To which the parrot replied, “Get him, Spike!”

【日本語訳】 絶対は絶対