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06/30/2020

Diary June 30th 2020

Although I resumed my online English practice yesterday, I had a soreness on my throat this morning. So, I visited an ENT hospital this morning. As a result of examination using the fiber scope, my throat was diagnosed as a pre-stage for tonsil inflammation. Thus, antibiotics were prescribed. I'll off of my language practice for a while again, and take a rest.

昨日、数日ぶりに英語のオンライン練習を再開したが、本日、また喉に痛みと違和感が。というわけで、近所の耳鼻科で診てもらったところ、扁桃炎の前段階のような症状、および声帯が乾燥しているとのこと。抗生物質を処方していただきました。症状が改善するまで、しばらく喋るのを控えめにして喉を休めます。

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06/29/2020

Diary June 29th 2020

After taking three days off of online English practice, fortunately my throat is recovering little by little. So, I'll resume my practice online today.
数日間、喉を休めた結果、喉の具合が少しづつ回復してきましたので、本日これからオンラインの練習を再開しようと思います。

The former half of 2020 has already passed, my wish in the latter half is ... it would be wonderful if I can get a new wellness related job that can be mainly done online.

It is June 29th 2020 today, has this movie already been released ?
約30年ぶりに制作されたトップガンの続編、ちょっと気になります。
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4U4BQW9OEk

 

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06/26/2020

Diary June 26th 2020

Reviewing one's grammartical knowledge.

I suggest that he follow his father's advice.
I suggest that he (should) follow father's advice.

suggest, insist などの動詞はthat節の主語が3人称単数でも動詞の原形を使用、なぜなら、shouldが省略されていると考えられるから。

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06/25/2020

Diary June 25th 2020

I have to be off of online English practice for a few days or so, because my throat has caused an inflammation due to overuse. How well you get along with your throat condition is one of keys to a foreign language practice.

ここ最近、オンライン英語の練習でテキストを読み込む練習をやっていたが、ムキになりすぎてしまったようで、どうも喉の調子が良くない。少し喋ると、喉に疲労感や痛みが出てしまう。というわけで、オンラインの練習は数日休んで喉を回復させます。オーバーワークをいかに回避しつつ練習量を確保するか?が課題です。 

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06/24/2020

Diary June 24th 2020

I have an exercise class at a social welfare facility for people with some disability operated by my city for these 15 years. However, this exercise class has been suspended since March 2020 due to the COVID 19. I got a phone call from this facility today, and they said they would resume my exercise class from July 2020. Phew, I'm so glad to hear this news. Exercise instruction for special population is also an important job for me, because one of my credentials is ACSM Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer. I wanna thankful to their decision.

ここ15年程、静岡市が運営する障害者向け福祉施設にて体操教室を担当させていただいていますが、コロナの影響で2020年3月以降、この体操教室も一時休止していました。

「コロナの状況が落ち着きましたら、またご連絡します」と5月上旬に施設より連絡がありましたが、6月中旬になっても連絡がないので「もしかしたら、数か月間休止している間に体操教室も自然消滅してしまったかな?」ということも覚悟していましたが、本日、連絡があり「7月より体操教室再開をお願いします」とのことです。

自分の所持しているフィットネス資格の中の2つは障害者向けのエクササイズ指導に関連したものなので(ACSMインクルーシブ・フィットネストレーナー、NSCAスペシャル・ポピュレーション・スペシャリスト)、このような社会福祉施設での運動指導も自分にとってはとても大切な仕事です。体操講座再開の決定をして下さった施設の皆さんに感謝です。

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06/23/2020

Diary June 23rd 2020

I skipped online English practice today because of accumulated fatigue, therefore I'm writing this post instead of speaking practice. As I wrote before, the theory of General Adaptation Syndrome can be applied to language practice as well, I think. Regular practice and recuperation (recovery period) would be important in the long run.

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06/22/2020

Diary June 22nd 2020 - Being an active and mindful listener

Providing a detailed technical information and advice is an important job of instructors, however, being a good listener is similarly important for eliciting your client's motivation and desire toward a better direction.

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06/19/2020

2020 ACSM Virtual Experience

Power Point presentations and audio lestures concerning latest health & fitness research are available online through ACSM Virtual Experience, which is an alternative program for the cancelled 2020 World Congress because of COVID 19.
and if you need continuing education credits for your ACSM certification, up to 21 CECs are available through this program.
This program is available until December 31st 2020.

https://www.acsm.org/virtual-experience/virtual-experience-home

ACSMの2020年度ワールド・コングレスがコロナ・ウィルスの影響で中止になったため、それに代わるオンラインプログラムが配信されています。
プログラムは無料で視聴できます。継続教育ポイントが必要な場合は、100ドル(会員は50ドル)で21ポイント取得できます。
2020年12月31日まで視聴可能です。
Acsm-virtual-experience

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06/17/2020

Diary June 17th 2020 - 現在の英語の練習動画

The link is a footage about my current online English practice as of June 2020. This is a training to read a lot of English in a short time frame.

http://video.fc2.com/content/20200617q5x7arYd/

2020年6月現在の英語の練習映像です。
エクササイズ・フィジオロジーのテキストを読み込んで、発音等に不自然なところがあれば講師に指摘してもらっています。この先生はボスニアのの方ですが、訛りなどは少なく、きれいな英語を話す人です。

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06/16/2020

Diary June 16th 2020 - What I should learn and improve

I took the National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaching exam in June 2018, and two months later, I got an unexpected result - failed the exam.  Just two years have passed since the exam, and recently I realized the main reasons why I wasn't able to get a good reslut in the exam.  This exam is centered on case study type questions, and most of case studies regarding behavior change chaching are written in spoken English form, and there is still much room for improvement in my spoken English skills, because I learned English mainly through reading a lot of materials. I mean, I'm relatively familiar with written form English, but my skills in verval form is still far from native speakers' level. And, my knowledge and understanding about wellness coaching is very rudimentary, in order to pass this exam, more knowledge based on practicum would be necessary.
These are main reasons why my first exam attempt in the NBC HWC resulted in failure. What you learn from this experience and how you improve your weak point, that is one of things I should do from now on.

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Diary June 16th 2020

Before the COVID 19, I was working for three different facilities, 1) a city sports center, 2) senior exercise class at a daycare center, 3) exercise class at a social welfare facility for people with disability.  After the lifting of stay at home order, the city sports center resumed its operation, however, my job contract for the senior exercise class has been terminated, and there is not yet contact from the social welare facility about resumption of the exercise class. Thus, I'm currently looking for a new job opportunity that can be mainly done online. and if possible, I would like to work in the international job market, rather than the job market in Japan.

Therefore, what is necessary for me is ... to raise my current English skills to one step higher level. As a part of my language practice, I started listening to audio tapes for continuing education programs of wellcoaches for improving my listening comprehension. I'll need to increase the amount of English that I'm exposed to.

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06/15/2020

Diary June 15th 2020

Today's English practice
present perfect, and present perfect continuous

sample sentences
She has finished painting the ceiling.
She has been painting the ceiling.
She has ever painted the ceiling.

I have submitted the job application.
I've been writing this job application.
I've ever submitted a job application for this company.

vocabulary practice
culinary intervention, satiety,  inplementation,  prescribed medicine,  educational nutrition,  taskfarce,  summarize,   wrap up,  step in,  step out,  in collaborarion with,  resonate,  londitudinal study,   randomized control trial,  amazing people,  stay connected,  invite,  press one on your keyboard.        

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06/12/2020

Diary June 12th 2020

Today's Eglish practice

The use of " as "

sample sentences
We all waved to Jill when she left the station.
As I was walking along the street, I looked into store windows.
As it was a national holiday yesterday, all the banks were closed.

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06/11/2020

Diary June 11th 2020

Today's English exercise

It could have been much worse.
I don't like being told what to do.
I still remember being taken to the zoo when I was a child.
Some athletes got injured during the game.
I got lost in the new place.

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06/09/2020

Diary June ith 2020 - participation in fitness trend survey

I participated in an annual survey regarding prospective fitness trend for the next year - 2021. This survey is conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine, and a lot of workout methods are listed on the survey. Each participant rate these items in terms of " what would be hot topic in the next year in the health & fitness idustry ? "

Items that captured my attention were ... vitural training, online training, and so on.  These are very prospective in this period of uncertainty due to the COVID 19.  Survery result will be published on ACSM's journal by the end of this year.

毎年恒例の「来年、フィットネス業界で何が注目か?」というフィットネス・トレンドの調査に参加しました。これは、ACSMが実施している調査で、翌年に流行しそうなトレーニング方法などが、あらかじめ沢山ピックアップされており、それらを10点満点方式で、どれがどの程度妥当か?採点するものです。

EMS(筋肉にビリビリ電流を流して鍛える装置)などもピックアップされていましたが、今のところ、効果を裏付ける科学的根拠は希薄なので、EMSは辛い採点にしました。ヴァーチャル・トレーニングやオンライン・トレーニング、自重トレーニングなどもピックアップされており、これらは、コロナと共存しなければならない今後の時代には有望なものと考え、これらに良い点をつけました。

集計結果は今年の11月頃に発表されると思います。

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06/08/2020

COVID 19 grant for fitness professionals

For fitness professionals whose job have been severely impacted by the COVID 19, the following link is a grant/financial support by Mr. and Mrs. Davis - the founder of IDEA Fitness Association.

https://www.inspire360.com/fitprorelief

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06/05/2020

Diary June 5th 2020 - as ... as

practice of " as ... as "

sample sentences
I'm not as good looking as Tom Cruise.
My future spouse would be just as pretty as Jilia Roberts.
(only a compulsive thought)
Are you as good at martial arts as Jet Li ?

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06/04/2020

Heartwarming gift from Joe-san - June 4th 2020

Gift-from-joesan-june-3rd-2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





I got this nice present (an assortment of packed sushi) from a legendary 91 year old tour guide. Mr. Joe Okada is the elderst bilingual tour guide (Eng-Jp), who entertains visitors from various countries with his samurai warrior performance show and talk. I became friends with him a few years ago.

Amid the COVID 19, tourists from around the world badly decreased and it impacted his tour guide business as well. His son works for a traditional food restaurant Wakahiro and this assortment of sushi is also a product of Wakahiro restaurant.

I think the gift from him is a massage saying that " riding out this uncertain period together in all "
I hope guests to his tour will increase in the future.

Joesan-cutting-an-apple-with-a-sword 










京都にてサムライのパフォーマンスで外国人観光客を楽しませている伝説的なツアーガイドがいます。ジョー岡田さんといいまして今年(2020年6月時点)91歳の通訳案内士さんです。
僕も通訳案内士の資格を持っている関係で数年前からジョーさんと親しくさせていただくようになり、昨日、寿司の詰め合わせを送っていただきました。

ジョーさんの息子さんが鯖寿司などを扱う「若廣」で働いているとのことで、この詰め合わせも若廣の製品です。コロナ・ウィルスの影響で海外からの観光客が激減し、ジョーさんの通訳ガイド業にも大きな影響が出ているそうです。
「先の見えないこの時期を、みんなで力を合わせて頑張って乗り切ろう」というお心遣いがこの寿司に込められているように思います。

ジョーさんのツアーにも早くお客さんが戻ってくるといいですね。

Joe Okada Samurai Walking Tour
http://www.samurai-okada.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mH4w0WR6l0

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06/02/2020

Diary June 2nd 2020 - infinitive and gerund

This post is for reviewing my knowledge on English grammar.

I saw him sing the opera song.
I listened to David play the flute.
Infinitive is used when you witnessed the situation from the beginning to the end.

I saw him singing the opera song.
Gerund is used when you witnessed the stuation in the middle of the action.
I listened to Bruce playing the silent flute.

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