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アラサーOL・Sarahの語学学習ブログです!
現在、英語・スペイン語W習得目指して奮闘中です。
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一定期間更新がないため広告を表示しています

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SWテスト 応答問題練習14
Where and when do you usually shop for clothes?
I usually shop at the shopping mall in Shinjuku called Lumine. I really love there because there are more than a hundred shops in and all the shops have the state-of-art items. Another great thing of the mall is that the building is directly connected to the train station, so I often go shopping on my way home after work.

How do you decide where you will shop for clothes?
I have some of my favorite shops. I usually look around the shops items. Sometimes I check my favorite items on the fashion magazines or the web before going to shop.

How important is the way you dress at work and why?
The way I dress at work is a quite important because I always would like to give a good impression to both my customers and co-workers. Also, wearing my favorite items makes me happy and confident even when I am busy at work.
| TOEIC SWテスト | 22:34 | comments(0) | - | |
SWテスト 応答問題練習13
What is your favorite way to spend a vacation?
My favorite way to spend a vacation is traveling. I really love being exposed to different cultures including people, food and history. I usually have trips several times a year. 

What did you do on your last vacation?
I went to Cambodia with my mother. It was the greatest trip ever. The best thing on the trip is visiting historical temples including Angkor Wat, Bayon and Ta Prohm. I hope to visit there again someday. 

What do you think is a good way for a family to spend a vacation and why?
I think going to a park and playing some sports together is one of the best ways to spend a vacation for family. Because playing sports outside is good not only for making a tight-knit family but also for the health of the family.
| TOEIC SWテスト | 20:03 | comments(0) | - | |
SWテスト 応答問題練習12
How frequently do you go to fast food restaurants?
I eat fast food less than once a month because I prefer to eat at a decent restaurant when I eat out. I use to go to fast food restaurants quite often when I was in high school because I didn't have much money and I wasn't so health-conscious as I am now.

What is the most common kind of junk food in your country?
I don't know if it is the most common, but I think "Takoyaki" is one of the most popular junk food in Japan. "Takoyaki" is a kind of grilled dumplings with chopped octopus inside. It originally came from the western region of Japan, but now it is very common around the country.

Which do you prefer, home cooking or restaurant food? Why?
I think I prefer home cooking because it is cost-efficient compare to eating out at a restaurant. I can cook with the cost being one third of restaurant dishes. Besides, I prefer to control the ingredients and the amount to prepare as I am a health-conscious person.
| TOEIC SWテスト | 22:31 | comments(0) | - | |
SWテスト 応答問題練習11
Do you prefer to shop with a credit card or cash?
I definitely prefer to shop with a credit card because there are a lot of benefits. If I carry a credit card, I don't have to carry around a large amount of cash and I don't have to worry about how much money I have left in my wallet. Even in other countries, I can use the same card without worrying about the currency. Also, I can accumulate points by using a card. I usually receive points worth 5,000 yen in total in a year.
| TOEIC SWテスト | 22:11 | comments(0) | - | |
英語習得に対する姿勢
11月にTOEIC SWテストを受けることにして、今なんとか自分のペースで準備を進めているのですが、
テストを受けると決めてから、自分の英語のインプットの姿勢が変わりました。
正確に言うと、英検準1級の2次試験の勉強を始めたころからかもしれません。

最近はリスニングするにしても、リーディングするにしても、聞き慣れない語彙や言い回しがでてくると、「お!こんな言い方があるんだ!」とか「え?なんでこういう言い方なの?」とかいちいち立ち止まって考察するようになりました。
今までだいたい意味が取れればOKみたいな聞き方や読み方をしてたのが、自分がアウトプットしなければならない立場になって「もっとボキャブラリーを豊かにしたい!」という気持ちになりインプットの量も以前より増えました。
読むもの聞くものすべてが自分の糧となると考えると、今まで退屈だったインプット学習が楽しくて仕方ありません。
これが、本来の語学学習なんだと思います。

TOEICの問題集ばかり解いて、○×に一喜一憂して、単語は単語集で覚えて、みたいなやり方していたら、
当然退屈だし、スコアが英語力に結びつかないのは当たり前です。

そういえばこの前、先生に
「日本ではだれも英語を使わないでしょ?Sarahは普段英語を使わない環境にいるのに、よくここまで上達したわね。」

と言われました。

そうか、普段使わない言語を学ぶっていうのは、そんなchallengingなことなのか。

 今後も、英語を日常で使わない環境にいながら、どのくらい上達できるかチャレンジしていきたいと思います。



 
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SWテスト 応答問題練習10
Are you Healthy?
At least I try to follow a healthy lifestyle. I eat just about anything and I don't drink alcohol that much. Besides, I live at home with my parents and eat well-balanced handmade dishes every day.

Why do you think business people should have a healthy lifestyle?
I think business people should lead a healthy lifestyle because their health would influence their work efficiency. Generally business people tend to be stressed out since they work until late under pressure every day, and the stress would cause a lot of health-related problems. I think they should consider their lifestyle constantly and try not to work too hard.
| TOEIC SWテスト | 22:15 | comments(0) | - | |
SWテスト 応答問題練習9
How often do you travel?
I go on a trip about twice a year. Actually, I want to travel more often. However, I'm saving money for the future, so I should cut back on expenses for luxuries. Instead of actual travels, I often enjoy watching travel shows on TV.

Do you prefer to travel by rail or air? Why?
It depends on the destination. If it's domestic, I prefer to use bullet trains because using them involves less waiting time than taking a plane. They are much more expensive than regular trains, but I prefer to reach my destination as quickly as possible.
| TOEIC SWテスト | 22:10 | comments(0) | - | |
SWテスト 応答問題練習8
Which sports do you enjoy participating in or viewing?
I don't do sports that much, but I like watching them on TV. Figure skating is one of my most favorite sports.

Which sports star do you admire?
I admire Mao Asada. She is a famous figure skater. She is still young, but she's won 10 gold medals at world championships and other competitons.

Which would you prefer to be, a sportsperson or fan? Why?
I'd prefer to be a fan because I think athletes should always lead their lives under pressure and it seems to be very hard for me. I'd rather enjoy sports just for fun than as a professional.
| TOEIC SWテスト | 22:38 | comments(0) | - | |
英検準1級対策 長文問題編
長文問題の対策ですが、
正直なところ、過去問を解く以外にはとくに何もしませんでした。
TOEICでリーディングセクションを350点以上取れている人は、
知らない語彙は出てくるけど解けるレベルだと思います。

TOEICより語彙や文法が複雑な長文が多く、内容もアカデミックなので
あえて過去問以外で対策をするならば、難関大学の入試問題などを解くといいかもしれません。

過去問はかならず解きっぱなしにせず、間違った問題はどこで間違ったのかを確認し、
新出語彙はノートに書き留めておきましょう。
| 英検準一級対策 | 15:10 | comments(0) | - | |
hanaso20130814
レッスンほぼ毎日続けてます!

先日、とっても良い先生を見つけたので、今日は2回目のレッスンをお願いしました。

文の訂正や発音の訂正もしっかりしてくれて、タイプも早いです!

フィリピンアクセントがなくて、ほぼネイティブのように聞こえるので、

今度先生に生い立ちを聞いてみたいと思います。

今日は先生が書いた旅行コラムをレッスンに使いました。

なんと、先生の本業はジャーナリストなんですよ!

自分の書いた記事をWebニュースレッスンに使用するとは笑

でもとっても読みやすく、すてきな記事でした。

low carb diet 低炭水化物ダイエット
cheat day ダイエットさぼり日(ダイエット中に甘いものなど食べたりする日)
When I have my cheat day, I might have a problem continuing my diet program.

scratch the surface 核心にふれていない、表面しか扱っていない


| 【英語】レッスン復習 | 22:45 | comments(0) | - | |
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