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01/25/2024

Joined the MeetCoach - January 25th 2024

I've joined a coaches community in new coaching platform, whose headquarter is in Dublin in Ireland. So, Currently I'm exploring how to utilize this new platform. This will be an exciting new challenge for me.

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01/21/2024

Importance of diaphragm in English - January 21st 2024

In today's online Englisg practice, I remembered a very important point, that is ... when you speak/read aloud English, making sound/voice through your stomach and diaphragm is essential. If you make sound/voice only through your throat, it is detrimental to throat health, in other words, it hurts your vocal cord and throat.

In order to correctly use abs and diaphragm, body position and posture when speaking would also need to be considered.      

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01/19/2024

Rock hard commitmment - January 19th 2024

As a matter of fact, English and Japanese are completely different languages each other. There are hardly any common points in grammar, word order, and pronunciation in these two languages.

What I mean by that is ... if you are a Japanese who wants to master English, or an English native who wants to learn Japanese language, a solid determination to learn is essential. Sometimes, it may require some kind of sacrifice, but that kind of devotion is an important success factor, I believe. 

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01/12/2024

Usage of " less " - January 12th 2024

In order to further brush up my English language skills, I need to get familiar with the usage of " less " in my writing and speaking, because  equivalent concept as " less " doesn't exist in Japanese language. Thus, I'll need to use " less " in my English practice many many times to make " less " a part of my vocabulary.

example
less expensive, less important

 

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01/11/2024

English listening practice - Regis and Kathie Lee

In order to improve my comprehension in English listening, lately, I'm watching old videos of Regis and Kathie Lee talk show. In addition to quick spoken English of Regis and Kathie Lee, various guests are on the show. It can be a good learning material for listening practice. 

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01/09/2024

A song for the January 2024 earthquake affected region

I would like to send this song for people in the earthquake affected region, which occurred on January 1st 2024.
Message from the lyrics is " It won't be so long before dawn "

I hope resilience and recovery of the affected region.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IecK9s_wac

2024年1月1日に発生した能登震災の被災者の方々にこの歌を捧げたく思います。
「夜明けは、それほど遠くはないよ」というメッセージです。
困難な状況の中、希望を捨てずに頑張って下さい。

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01/03/2024

Amazingly excellent duty of Japan Airlines crews - January 2nd 2024

On January 2nd 2024, an unexpected tragic airplane crush happend in Tokyo Haneda Airport in Japan.
A passenger jet of Japan Airlines and an airplane of Japan Coastguad Agency collided on a runway in the airport. The plane of the coast guard was about to take off for delivering aid supplies to the earhquake affected areas ; the earthquake happened in the previous day. Most crews of the coastguad plane lost their lives, and I would like to hope their souls rest in peace.

Crew members of the Japan Airlines did an amazingly excellent job to have had all passengers and crews evacuated before the jet was engulfed in a flame. Courageous duty of Japan Airlines crews should be remembered in the future as well.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-67870119

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01/01/2024

Good sample model for my English practice - JuJu Nozawa

On the very first day of new year (2024), I found a good sample model for my English practice.
female MMA fighter, JuJu Nozawa Auclair
Her interview videos can be good learning materials for speaking and listening of my language training.
I like rhythm and accent of her English, also she has her thought and " mind " about martial arts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPIT_Yb3wEU

And I hope resilience of people in the earthquake affected areas.

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