Dec 31, 2008

仙台→会津若松

会津バス 高速バス「仙台→会津若松」の時刻表

JRだとこんな感じ(↓)

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りんごがすごくうまかった

梨、ブドウ、キウイフルーツ、トマト、シクラメンなどの産地
母親が、ここ(↑)の人から「もらった」リンゴを食べた。
ものすごく美味かった。

でも、ネットで注文できないんだ。おしいなぁ。

(おっとどちらさんのリンゴか忘れてしまった。聞かな。)

雪!


仙台は雪が降った。あんまり積もってないけれど。

寒い!

立席

東京から仙台までは「つばさ」に乗る。普通は全席指定だが、混雑する時期は特別に(?)「立席」チケットが売られるらしい。おかげですっと帰れたけどさ。立席と指定(座)席の差額が数百円ていうのが納得できん。


VOA Special - Weekly Report


Let It Snow!
On SCIENCE IN THE NEWS: Everything you ever wanted to know about snow.

Finding Uses for Marginal Lands
On AGRICULTURE REPORT: Farmers can try planting grasses and forage crops for their animals. Trees are another possibility.

Do-It-Yourself: Preparing Fish for Drying or Smoking
On DEVELOPMENT REPORT: Rule number one: begin with fish that are just out of the water. First of two parts.

Music for a Day When Memories and Hopes Meet at Midnight
On THIS IS AMERICA: The traditional "Auld Lang Syne" is not the only song that could make people think of old friends at the New Year.

Remembering Five Interesting Americans
On PEOPLE IN AMERICA: We remember David Foster Wallace, Odetta, Irvine Robbins, Cyd Charisse and George Carlin.

The White Heron
Written by Sarah Orne Jewett

Oil Prices Collapse on Falling Demand
On IN THE NEWS: Some oil-producing nations face their first budget deficits in years as oil prices drop sharply. And Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin warns that the world can expect higher natural gas prices.

Countrywide and Bear Stearns Started the Year’s Slide into Financial Crisis
On ECONOMICS REPORT: At the start of the year, it was well-known that the housing market was in crisis. But few predicted that bad loans would bring down one of Wall Street’s biggest investment banks. First of two parts.

Read All About It! Some of the Best Books of 2008
Also on AMERICAN MOSAIC: Several popular year-end movies. And four songs by musicians we enjoyed this year.

Christmas in America During the 19th Century
On THE MAKING OF A NATION: Christmas slowly developed into a national holiday that combined traditions from many cultures

Want to Stay Warm in the Winter? Think COLD
On HEALTH REPORT: Four steps to take to avoid frostbite and hypothermia.

Four More People Who Are Making a Difference
On EXPLORATIONS: These activists, young and old, are helping others in special ways.

Dec 30, 2008

名探偵コナンスキー?



よく見えないか。

全部読むと・・・

「名探偵コナンスキー
ロッジ殺人事件」

でした。:-D

Manee and Friends

Manee and Friends

This is a website for learning Thai using a story "Manee and Friends", popular among Thai people. Looks great! I'll try this.

Dec 29, 2008

Steve さんの English Lessons - YouTube


Steve さんのチャンネル (PrivateEnglishPortal) を購読 (「読む」わけじゃないけど) すると、お礼のメールが来る。自動だろうけど、質問しやすい環境だな。たしか始めたばかり(10月だったかね)。人気が出てきたらこの「サービス」なくなるかも(?)

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/t/の省略。4つのパターンに分けて。単語例の意味の説明、文での発音練習つき。
この方のレッスンはいつも丁寧ですね~。 
クリスマス2日前のNew Englandの雪景色も。


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Dec 28, 2008

Audio for ESL/EFL: Cloze: Listen and Fill In the Blanks

Audio for ESL/EFL: Cloze: Listen and Fill In the Blanks

ELLLO Videos for ESL and EFL Students and Teachers

ELLLO Videos for ESL and EFL Students and Teachers

Watch each student talk and try the comprehension quiz!

Chinese New Year

English Language Listening Library Online: Learn from over 800 activities

Listen to a conversation and try the comprehension quiz!!

Listening downloads - British Council - LearnEnglish - Professionals

Listening downloads - British Council - LearnEnglish - Professionals

ESL Podcast - Daily Life

ESL Podcast
Daily Life
Too slow?

ESL Podcast - Shopping

ESL Podcast
Shopping
Too slow?

ESL Podcast - Health/Medicine

ESL Podcast
Health/Medicine
Too slow?

ESL Podcast - Business

ESL Podcast

Business
Too slow!

ESL Podcast - English Cafe

ESL Podcast
English Cafe


ESL Podcast - Relationhips

ESL Podcast
Relationhips


YouTube - PrivateEnglishPortal's Channel

YouTube - PrivateEnglishPortal's Channel

Steve offers three types of videos:
1. Test Preparation (7 Videos as of 08/12/28)
This course is for students preparing to do the TOEFL/IELTS/Cambridge or equivalent university/immigration English tests. The videos range from intermediate to advanced and focus on speaking writing. Review quizzes for target vocab. can be found at: http://mypeppy.com
2. Business (11 Videos)
In these videos you will find some precious tips on how to prepare for job interviews as well as vocabulary expansion and accent reduction.
3. Peppy (25 Videos)
This is a great course for those who already have a basic background in English. The videos range from low intermediate to advanced. Many of the videos have practise activities and mp3 files for free download at: http://mypeppy.com

YouTube - Learn English with Steve-Business English 5-Business Vocabulary

YouTube - Learn English with Steve-Business English 5-Business Vocabulary



Mr. Steve, who (probably) teaches business English in Paris, answers "business" questions from his students every week online. This week he teaches us two shortened expressions - FYI and ETA. These are from (possibly) a viewer named Yuki who emailed him to ask.

YouTube - Sustainable Skyscraper

YouTube - Sustainable Skyscraper



The "greenest" building!!!

YouTube - Inside the Luxury Ship

YouTube - Inside the Luxury Ship



豪華客船の・・・修理を満喫(?)

NationalGeographic Channel - YouTube

800+ videos ☆☆☆☆☆

Subscribe to the channel. おススメですよ。

Iran Women-Only Taxi a Hit - National Geographic

Iran Women-Only Taxi a Hit (National Geographic)

ドライバーも女性、男性は乗車不可。この新しいタクシーは、支払い方法も人気。


Solar Cooking - National Geographic

Solar Cooking (National Geographic)



Cemetery Is Solar Source - National Geographic

Cemetry Is Solar Source (National Geographic)

Interesting!! "cemetery"とは、よく思いついたな・・・。


Solar Power - National Geographic

Solar Power

YouTube - Picture This

YouTube - Picture This "Holga" (camera)

YouTube - Learning English-Lesson Forty Three (Superstition)

Lesson 43
YouTube - Learning English-Lesson Forty Three (Superstition) (11 mins)



That's an interesting clip. I am a big fan of him now :D
- good luck & good superstition; bad luck & bad superstition
- examples of superstition: in UK, Brazil, Thailand, China and Japan
- a bit about religion

YouTube - Learning English-Lesson Forty (Complaint & Complain)

Lesson 40
YouTube - Learning English-Lesson Forty (Complaint & Complain) (8 mins)

Related vocabulary words
Nice and rude ways of complaining
Describing a person who's complaining too much

etc.

Dec 26, 2008

English 334 Syllabus: Intro to TESOL Methods

English 334 Syllabus: Intro to TESOL Methods

Detailed TESOL course content - accredited TESOL certificate course to teach English

Detailed TESOL course content - accredited TESOL certificate course to teach English

TESOL Syllabus

TESOL Syllabus

Whew!!

Grammar Online Exercises

Grammar Online
Shopping in the Haight
*What is the Haight? Try "image-search" for "haight street", too.

■お勧め英文法学習サイト

  1. ESL : Grammar and English Usage (Links)
    > SearchResult (Gerund)

  2. Activities for ESL Students (a4esl.org)

    1. Flash Quizzes for English Study

    2. English Grammar Quizzes Using JavaScript

  3. English Grammar Online 4U > Cram Up > Grammar >

    1. Adjectives and Adverbs

    2. Infinitive and Gerund

  4. 日本語での解説

    1. 動名詞と不定詞

    2. 比較の表現

2006/11/28 06:13

Dec 24, 2008

VOA Spacial English - Weekly Report


A Direct Look at Five Planets Far From Our Solar System
Also on SCIENCE IN THE NEWS: Scientists find evidence of tsunamis from long ago. And a study suggests that being surrounded by happy friends and neighbors could have more of an effect on your happiness than money.

Food Safety After a Flood
On AGRICULTURE REPORT: Advice from experts about what to keep and what to throw away.

Small Loans Grow in a Big Way
On DEVELOPMENT REPORT: As the microfinance industry grows, there are efforts to prevent abuses.

Spirit of the Season: Christmas Music and Traditions in America
On THIS IS AMERICA: A music-filled program looking at how Americans observe the most widely celebrated religious holiday in the U.S.

Proverbs: Famous Sayings About Love, War and Other Issues
On WORDS AND THEIR STORIES: Examples of proverbs that Americans use.

Jesse Owens, 1913- 1980: He Was Once the World's Fastest Runner
On PEOPLE IN AMERICA: He was the first American in the history of Olympic track and field events to win four gold medals in a single Olympics.

A Special Christmas Story: The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
A SPECIAL CHRISTMAS STORY: A husband and wife give each other the most special Christmas gift of all.

Common Theme Ties Cases of Madoff, Siemens and 'Light' Cigarette Ads
On IN THE NEWS: The legal cases of a New York money manager, a German engineering company and the U.S. tobacco industry are all rooted in the idea of dishonesty.

Fed Cuts Short-Term Rates to Nearly Zero; Now What?
On ECONOMICS REPORT: The U.S. central bank can follow a policy of easy money -- for now -- because inflation is no longer a concern.

Leo Villareal's Art Brightens Washington's Season of Lights
Also on AMERICAN MOSAIC: A question from China about winter weather. And music from some new Christmas albums.

Foreign Student Series: TOEFL or IELTS?
On EDUCATION REPORT: In part 15, we look at the two major English language tests accepted by colleges and universities in the U.S.

American History Series: Jackson, 'the People's Friend,' Leaves Office
On THE MAKING OF A NATION: In 1837, the presidency passed from Andrew Jackson (pictured) to Martin Van Buren.

Simple Measures Can Prevent Injuries to Children
On HEALTH REPORT: A new U.N. report says unintentional injuries kill more than 2,000 children each day.

Under the Sea, Under the Fake Sea: Visiting Some Popular Aquariums
On EXPLORATIONS: Millions of people around the world visit aquariums. At some of them, you can even swim with sharks.

Dec 21, 2008

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Dec 20, 2008

携帯版「キクタン」:スペースアルク



携帯版「キクタン」:スペースアルク
(http://www.alc.co.jp/elearning/ktai/kikutan/index.html)

273円/月


<-- Is anybody interested in this?

















*アルクの回し者ではありませんが、「キクタン」(本版)はよいですよ。(↓)
キクタン「Basic」4000―聞いて覚えるコーパス英単語 (英語の超人になる!アルク学参シリーズ) (英語の超人になる!アルク学参シリーズ)
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stars軽快なリズムに乗って
stars良い単語帳
stars英語やり直し中
stars聴くことへのこだわり
stars変な単語帳

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Dec 17, 2008

I went to UVERworld's LIVE concert.
I am going to go to there concert
becose I was excited.

・I was really tired from going to a dentist.
・When I was on the my way home,Suddenly,I look up the sky.
・Because It was very beautiful,I took a picture.

g-enoki

ごちそうさまでした

We ate some crabs with my family.

We were satisfied to eat crabs.
They were prepared to be eaten buy us.
g-sakana

ごちそうさまでした

We ate some crabs with my family.

We were satisfied to eat crabs.
They were prepared to be eaten buy us.

Dec 16, 2008

VOA Special English - Weekly Report


How to Recognize the Warning Signs of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
On SCIENCE IN THE NEWS: Any device that burns fuels such as coal, oil or wood can create the gas. And experts say the leading cause of injury and death is damaged equipment or a lack of knowledge about the correct use.

Getting Enough Food a 'Distant Dream' for Almost a Billion
On AGRICULTURE REPORT: A U.N. report shows an increase of 40 million undernourished people in 2008, mainly because of higher food prices.

Coming to Town for the Inaugural? Add These Sights to See
On THIS IS AMERICA: A visit to Congress' new, $600 million Capitol Visitor Center and the Smithsonian's renewed National Museum of American History.

Zimbabwe's Cholera Epidemic
On DEVELOPMENT REPORT: Condoleezza Rice is expected to urge southern African countries at the U.N. this week to increase pressure on President Robert Mugabe.

Short Story: 'Feathertop' by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Written by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Hobson's Choice: When There Is Really No Choice at All
Making choices is necessary, but not always easy.

Shirley Horn, 1934-2005: One of the Great Jazz Singers of '50s and '60s
On PEOPLE IN AMERICA: When she sang a song, she wanted the audience to feel it in the same way she did. She had a small voice. But her songs had a big effect.

US State of Illinois Opens New Chapter in Its Corruption History
On IN THE NEWS: Federal agents arrested the governor, Rod Blagojevich. One accusation is that he tried to profit from making an appointment to President-elect Obama's former Senate seat.

Tribune, a Big US Media Group, Goes Bankrupt
On ECONOMICS REPORT: Sam Zell borrowed heavily to buy the company. Now, a year later, it becomes the victim of a weak economy and decreasing newspaper readership.

Oh, Say, You Can See the Star-Spangled Banner Again in Washington
On AMERICAN MOSAIC: The famous flag on which the national anthem is based gets a new display. A question from Turkey about Michael Jordan. And music by Cold War Kids.

American History Series: Trouble Grows Deep in the Heart of Texas
On THE MAKING OF A NATION: The territory was part of Mexico. But American settlers who moved there for the low-priced land objected to learning Spanish or accepting Mexican traditions.

Foreign Student Series: The SAT and the ACT
On EDUCATION REPORT: In part 14, we talk about the two competing college-admissions tests in the U.S., and about schools that require neither.

Scientists See Progress on a Dengue Vaccine
On HEALTH REPORT: The disease may cause 50 million infections worldwide each year, and it is spreading to new areas.

Carl Sagan Helped People Understand Our Planet and the Universe
On EXPLORATIONS: He spent much of his life helping to make space travel to the outer universe possible.

Dec 14, 2008

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Dec 12, 2008

米国入国制度変更

また少し面倒になったのかな。

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<< 米国入国制度変更(ESTA導入)について >>

2009年1月12日以降、、米国の法律により、米国ビザ免除プログラムを利用して飛行機または船で米国に渡航する全ての渡航者に対して、搭乗・乗船前に電子渡航認証(ESTA)の取得が義務付けられます。

申請・取得を行っていない渡航者は搭乗を拒否されますので、必ずご出発72時間前までに取得を行ってください。

また、米国乗り継ぎでカナダ・中南米など他国へ渡航される方もESTAの事前取得が必要となります。

▼ 【ESTA申請方法など詳細はこちら】 ▼
http://sml.airlink.co.jp/c/addSalkzr7x9wSab

Dec 10, 2008

Today it's very nice day!
It's too bright.p(´⌒`q)

g-a-chan

Luminarie

I went to see 「The ruminarie」on Monday with my family.
It was very beautiful.We were excited it.

Dec 9, 2008

VOA Special English - Weekly Report


VOA Special English
WeeklyReport:
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Mapping the Genes of the Woolly Mammoth (No Living Example Needed)
Also on SCIENCE IN THE NEWS: An American researcher finds an unusual-looking insect in Brazil. And a warning about letting children have exotic pets.

Soil Erosion Threatens Chinese 'Breadbasket'
On AGRICULTURE REPORT: A study says more than one-third of China's territory is being damaged by wind and water, largely because of farming and forest loss.

Trying to Live With a Recession in the World's Largest Economy
On THIS IS AMERICA: Millions of Americans have cut their spending as they worry about keeping their jobs and their homes. Yet spending helps drive the economy.

Need Soap? Make Your Own
On DEVELOPMENT REPORT: A simple way to make soap from oil, water and potash.

Dog Talk: Every Dog Has His Day
Dog-related expressions

Philo Farnsworth, 1906-1971: The Father of Television
On PEOPLE IN AMERICA: He first thought of the idea of an electronic television when he was only fourteen years old.

India Works to Gather Evidence in Deadly Attacks in Mumbai
On IN THE NEWS: One of the first issues that will face Barack Obama's foreign policy team is what to do about the India-Pakistan conflict.

US Automakers Ask Congress for $34 Billion in Aid
On ECONOMICS REPORT: The chiefs of the Big Three returned to Washington -- in hybrid vehicles this time, not private jets -- to renew their appeal for a rescue. Also, the Treasury considers a plan to help increase home sales.

More and More Bloggers Are Expressing Their Thoughts and Opinions on the Internet
Also on AMERICAN MOSAIC: A question from China about Bobby Fischer. And music by the 18-year-old singer Taylor Swift (pictured).

American History Series: Jackson's Victory Over the Bank of the US
On THE MAKING OF A NATION: "A glorious triumph," the president declares after the power of the bank was broken.

Foreign Student Series: Admissions Tests
On EDUCATION REPORT: In part 13, we start to discuss entrance exams. Also, a new report warns about the rising costs of higher education in the U.S.

Study Looks at Mental Health of College-Age Adults
On HEALTH REPORT: Researchers in the U.S. say almost half appear to have at least one psychiatric disorder, but few seek treatment.

The Castillo de San Marcos: Ships, Explorers, Pirate Attacks and Wars
On EXPLORATIONS: The old military base is in the oldest permanent European settlement in the United States -- Saint Augustine, Florida.

Dec 8, 2008

VOA Special English - Weekly Report

VOA Special English
WeeklyReport:
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Adding Up the Many Dangers of Tobacco -- and Finding New Ones
This week on SCIENCE IN THE NEWS: Researchers have more warnings for smokers. Also, advice about how to quit.

Looking for Energy in Algae
A Seattle company harvests wild algal blooms in search of natural gas and biochemicals.

Australia Aims for Cleaner Coal
On DEVELOPMENT REPORT: A demonstration project will seek to develop new technology to burn coal in pure oxygen and capture carbon dioxide underground.

Kennedy Center Honors Six Artists for Life's Work
On THIS IS AMERICA: This year's honorees are Morgan Freeman, Barbra Streisand (pictured with Dustin Hoffman), George Jones, Twyla Tharp, and Pete Townsend and Roger Daltrey.

Henry Loomis, 1919-2008: Director of VOA Had Idea to Create Special English
On PEOPLE IN AMERICA: He also created the VOA Charter to establish VOA’s goals. He resigned from VOA in 1965 over disagreements with the government on how to report on the war in Vietnam.

Similarities, but Also Big Differences, Between Today's Crisis and 1930s
On IN THE NEWS: This downturn is bad, but rates of unemployment and bank failures do not compare to the Great Depression.

More and More Americans Bike Their Way to Work
Also on AMERICAN MOSAIC: A question from India about vegetarianism. And music by Darius Rucker.

US History: As Jackson Aims to Shut Bank, an Economic Crisis Results
On the MAKING OF A NATION: The powerful head of the Bank of the United States, Nicholas Biddle, told people to blame President Andrew Jackson for the problems.

Obama Chooses Economic Team for 'Historic' Crisis
On ECONOMICS REPORT: Among those chosen are Tim Geithner for Treasury, Larry Summers for the White House and Paul Volcker for a new economic recovery advisory board.

Foreign Student Series: Thanksgiving in the US
On EDUCATION REPORT: College and universities may arrange for students far from home to spend the holiday with local families. Part 12 of our series.

Feeling No Pain: The World of Anesthesia
On HEALTH REPORT: The kind of pain drugs that patients receive depends on their condition and the kind of procedure they need.

Four More People Who Are Making a Difference
On EXPLORATIONS: These activists, young and old, are making the world a better place in special ways.

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Dec 7, 2008

Peach parfait

I went to Nishinomiya Gardens with my parents.I bought a stole after we went to cafe.I ate a large peach parfait with my mother.It is very delicious and I'm very happy:)

g-enoki

Dec 6, 2008

I borrowed some DVD in the rental video shop. The title of movie are 「A great plot」and「M:I:3」.
A great plot's contents is difficult for me to understand it.(^_^;)

g-sakana

Dec 4, 2008

分詞

分詞の基本
  • 形容詞としての分詞(名詞を修飾)
  • 副詞としての分詞(節を修飾)=分詞構文

Nov 26, 2008

An interesting book

I read"Darin is foreigner". It is interesting enough to understand culture's difference. So, I read it again many times.

g-enoki

The rush hour is too crowded to ride.

I don't have enough to time to sleep.

g-chocolate

I love anime.

Anime is too many for me to watch.

I don't enough time to watch it.


g-BARNEY

English is too difficult for me to follow .

Help me Ms. Yamauchi〜.

I love anime.

Anime is too many for me to watch.

I don't enough time to watch it.

This big steamed bun isn't too easy for us to eat.

g-sakana

Reasently,the shop where I work is too vusy to go home early.So I don't enough time to sleep.But I'm fun this work.

ちろちやん!

I don't go to shopping.
Because I don't enough money to buy clothes.

g-fujitakun

I want a key case.
But I don't have enough money to buy it.

g-くっき-

I want a speaker for i-pod.
But it is too expensive to buy.I don't have enough money to buy it.
I want a lot of money!!!


g-MOE

This man is too good looking enough to be a model.

g-maririn

This big steamed bun isn't too easy for us to eat.

Tomoyo is too crazy to handle.
But she is fun.

I don't have enough to buy the cat.

I am too hare to ran.

★Asako Shibasaki★

It is too cold to wake up.

Please wake me up.

g-ぽにょ

My friend Kazue was too eat to walk.

Yesterday,We worked with Chiro at night.It was very cold.We could saw beautiful star.He did evecuation.It was diffcult for me to put up that because too dark.So We left that as it was.
He is cute do anything.

g-ちろ

Souvenirs of Indonesia




Bakpia Pathuk









Coconut Toffee












Jono












Bali Enak