I root for those who try to make significant efforts for everything with a
The Internet has been the best thing since sliced bread, allowing us to take lessons online like Hapa.
I’m wondering what’s with the current weather. The high and the low fluctuate so severely that many seem in bad shape.
One of the ways to relieve my stress is to get a kick out of binge-watching my favorite TV series.
A: How was your third vaccination?
B: How could I forget? It was a terrible nightmare for me.
I suffered from side effects such as a high fever for two days. I hardly ate anything, let alone drank alcohol. That’s why I’m still on the fence about whether I should take the fourth shot or not.
I’m all about improving my English skills to become a tour guide for foreigners.
We negotiated with our employer over our wages, but it didn’t play out better than we had expected.
The most interesting thing I learned this week was that former President Barack Obama felt free to converse with Jimmy Kimmel like ordinary people and seemed to enjoy it. It was a far cry from my image of him in his administration. Therefore, the video has convinced me that he’s still very popular.
A: How do you like Hapa
B: What’s not to love?
It’s one of the most outstanding schools on the globe. They give us a lot of opportunities to improve our English skills. On top of that, the
staffs splendid. I’m over the moon when I acquire new expressions while taking its courses.
During the pandemic, I’ve tried to stay grounded by doing something good for myself, such as honing my English skills by taking online lessons. Thanks to it, I live a peaceful life. But unfortunately, the level of my English is still out of shape, so I don’t know how I feel about having conversations with foreigners in person now.
A: He’s always full of beans, but he seems down today. I’m wondering why. Do you know anything about it?
B: Rumor has it that he broke up with his girlfriend yesterday.
A: It might be good to let him be for the time being if the rumor is true.
A: This is between you and me. I heard that one of our colleagues was
arrested for embezzlement yesterday. Our company has not announced it formally yet, though.
B: Actually, I can easily guess who.
I was half-expecting the guy to do such a silly thing because he’s always having money trouble.
I’m a big fan of “The Beatles.” I think “Let it
” is one of the best songs and still has an
enduring attraction. It brings back memories of my youth vividly whenever I listen to it. Moreover, getting the song’s backstory this time has allowed
me to enjoy listening to it from a different perspective.
Japan experiences several typhoons every year. Some make landfall to cause extensive damage, so it might be a good idea to batten down using hazard maps beforehand.
YouTubers try to make their videos go viral and get many followers. But unfortunately, the reality is that some of them can’t make it.
I have no idea when the Ukraine War will come to an end. That’s because it seems complicated for Ukraine and Russia to solve this issue peacefully so far. The war
has already been
an extensively negative impact on the
worldwide economy. playing
All we can do is pick someone’s brain to address this economic situation.
Like other anime and movie industries, our company has suffered from numerous bootlegs of our products. They’ve reduced our gross sales. This trend would continue without any practical measures. I’d like you to give suggestions to us to address the issue. By all means, if you have any, fire away.
It seems like it has become more and more difficult for us to make ends meet recently, so we are not hot on getting new products. I reckon most companies have struggled to rev up the market. Without immediate measures by the government against the current economic situation, the Japanese economy would increasingly shrink, leading to a negative spiral.
Judging from Dr. Fauci’s comments, it feels like human beings don’t have any
possibility of eradicating COVID-19 for a while. So
living with this
infectious disease is inevitable for all of us. The problem is that we have to get vaccinated frequently and that vaccines against the coronavirus sometimes cause side
effects such as high fever.
The Internet gives us excellent opportunities to take English lessons
online. It’s the best thing since sliced bread. I
remember I was over the moon when I managed to communicate with foreigners using English for the first time.
Also, the Internet helps me use new expressions like “root for,” “make landfall,” and “go viral” during lessons. What’s not to love?
One of the tips to stay grounded is to get a kick out of doing something interesting.
Also, it might be better to pick someone’s brain when we are in trouble. Then, eventually, we might feel like even the worst thing is coming to an end.
What’s with that TV program lately? It’s gotten so boring. It’s not my thing!
According to my acquaintances, the authorities crack down on illegal sales. It feels
like around us
full of bootleg products such as the famous song, are Let It Be ‘ . How could I forget? When I first took lessons online, I didn’t catch what the tutors were talking about, let alone speak English confidently. Their words were
gibberish to me.
A: What’s with you? You seem down today.
B: Between you and me, I quit the company because I was not hot on the idea of getting transferred to the Tokyo branch.
A: I was half-expecting you to do so because you always said you were all about living in a cozy place rich in nature.
I can’t believe half of the Fall Session has come to an end already. Time flies like an arrow! I’m over the moon because I’ve got many opportunities to meet new phrases. However, the problem is some words don’t allow me to evoke core images to retain them for a long time. Having said that, I’ll still work on it.
Some pharmaceutical companies in my hometown have come under fire for breaking the rules of
producing medicines for years. They’ve betrayed our trust in a heartbeat. I
think it might take time to regain their
I’m planning to buy a brand reputation new to enjoy watching Netflix, but, to be honest, I can’t afford to get a top-of-the-line one.
In the past, some ministers’ repeated inappropriate remarks about political issues created a backlash from many citizens, leading
to the Cabinet’s approval rating plummeting. I think their inappropriate comments about them （不要）
were telling of
the characteristic of the regime in those days. Many politicians made considerable efforts to improve our country then, though.
My daily life was a whirlwind while I was a permanent worker. I didn’t have a work-life balance. However, since I retired, I’ve
had a lot of opportunities to meet people from all walks of life by joining many activities. Interacting with them has broadened my horizons. I feel like
I have →
the time of my life at the moment.
It feels like the situation of the Ukraine war has been getting worse and
The number of casualties due to the war has been increasing daily. Therefore, I believe Ukraine and Russia should negotiate a ceasefire as soon as possible before things get out of hand. There is nothing more invaluable than peace!
I’m curious about a new public toilet in San Fransico. If we have the same in Japan, it would never fail to cause a severe backlash. However, I think it’s worth a shot if even such a ridiculous thing could attract many people to gather around because it might have an economically positive impact on a city.
As is often the case with troubles in auction sites, some people argue
that the articles they purchased are not anything like the pictures the sellers posted.
In my case, I bought some products I didn’t recognize at a glance as imitations. But then, I was disappointed to realize they were made out of entirely different materials.
A: We must wrap up the work right now, or we’ll miss the last train.
The deadline for the task assigned to us is coming soon, though.
B: Funny you should say that. I’m thinking the same. There is nothing worse than missing the last one. I don’t want to take a taxi because it costs me a fortune!
A: My mind always goes blank when I take→
an interview. Could you show me the secret to getting over the situation? take
B: Whenever I’m panicking, I play it off like I’m thinking about something earnestly, inhaling deeply to relax. Please don’t panic, even if your heart is palpitating. Break a leg! I know you can do it.
Many medical workers in two hospitals have been our rock and helping my son get
over the →
intractable disease since day
one. He has had a tough time since he was born. He underwent two extensive surgeries, one of which was a living-donor liver transplantation. We appreciate the medical workers there because my son
can not live without them.
I’m so moved. Unlike the three previous episodes I watched this week, her expressions have been quite different since day one. However, all her comments are full of grateful words to two executive producers. I have no doubt her way of conveying them is heartwarming. I hope a new segment on her YouTube channel will be a great success.
It feels like winter is just around the corner. I have to gear up for snowfall, such as changing my car’s tires and setting the pillars to support trees and plants in my backyard. Unfortunately, the clinic where I have a regular checkup is about thirty kilometers away from my house. Therefore, I should drive more carefully.
A: The task assigned to our team is running behind schedule, and we
won’t make it to the deadline. So, we’re at a loss!
B: I recommend you ask Mr.X for advice（移動）
, who has experienced twists and turns in this company. He’s
said to be a living dictionary here because he’s familiar with the ins and outs of everything.
The year-end party in our company will become significant for every employee because the president and all the board members are supposed to attend it. So my coworker in charge of the party wants to know their ETA because they need time beforehand to cover up everything that can make them angry. Do you have any info about it?
We take electricity for granted. But imagine what if we didn’t have it the other way around. Since almost everything in our daily life counts on electricity, without it, we might have to return to primitive lives. So, it would be better for us not to use electricity too much but use it adequately. Let’s save electricity as much as possible!
We take electricity for granted. But imagine what if we didn’t have it the other way around. Since almost everything in our daily life counts on electricity,
without it, we might have to return to primitive lives. So, it would be better for us not to use electricity too much but use it
. Let’s save electricity as much as possible!
I empathized with Trevor Noah’s comment, “I think everybody has gone through a period of looking at their lives.” In my 40s, I quit the company I worked for many years because I didn’t have a work-life balance. Then, I realized I was not satisfied with my life. So, I started my own business, and it’s going well now.
I empathized with Trevor Noah’s comment, “I think everybody has gone through a period of
looking at their lives.” In my 40s, I quit the company I worked for many years because I didn’t have a work-life balance. Then, I realized I was not satisfied with my life. So
I started my own business, and it’s going well now.
In the past, the local government in my hometown came under fire for constructing its office building made out of top-of-the-line materials. And now, they are gearing up to demolish that building used for ages because it doesn’t t fit the earthquake resistance standards. The new one is supposed not to be anything like the old one.
Posting English sentences in this corner early in the morning may be telling of my unusual lifestyle. I’m a night owl retiring to bed at four a.m. daily. Unfortunately, it’s almost five a.m., so I have to wrap up yesterday’s assignments from HAPA as early as possible. Honestly, I’m running behind schedule because of the hectic work.
Posting English sentences in this corner early in the morning may be telling of my unusual
lifestyle. I’m a night owl retiring to bed at four a.m. daily. Unfortunately, it’s almost five a.m., so I have to wrap up yesterday’s
as early as possible. Honestly,
I’m running behind schedule because of the hectic work.
My daily life has become a whirlwind since I took this course. However, I’ve tried to keep up with this course to learn English almost daily. Thanks to Hapa’s staff, I’ve had the time of my life. And now, I realize it can make a big difference whether or not I make even a little effort every day.
In my opinion, there is nothing more crucial than reviewing new vocabulary as much as possible to improve our English. Without doing so, it’s starting to get out of hand, and we can’t retain it before long. According to the mentors who are my Rock, those who know tons of expressions have been reviewing it since day one.
In my opinion, there is nothing more crucial than reviewing new vocabulary as much as possible
to improve our English. Without doing so, it’
s to get out of hand, and we
can’t retain it starting long. According to the mentors who are my before , those who know tons of expressions have been reviewing it since day one.
To Mr. Jun
I feel like you’ve tried to use as many colloquial expressions as possible for us everywhere in this course. Thank you so much.
To Mr. Steve
I’m grateful you’ve touched up tons of our English sentences. I’ve found the weak points in my English skills.
I’ll try to keep the suggestions of the two of you in mind.
9) It's not a big deal. 大したことじゃないよ。
8)I am snowed under with backlogs of my work. 仕事に追われている（忙殺されている）
7)This is not the case in my hometown. これは故郷にはあてあまらない。
6)She squeezed juice from an orange. 絞り出す
5)She sprinkled the cake with sugar. = She sprinkled sugar on the cake. ふりかける
4)Butter is an ingredient of the cake. 材料の１つ
3) I seasoned soup with salt. (season A with B AにBで味付けする）
2) You need to pay the admission fee to the museum.
1) She sometimes lavished enormous sums of money on dress.