5月 29

may29 I'm on top of itThe phrase “I’m on top of it” could mean a person is telling you about his or her location or position. It may also mean “I have everything under control.” Next time someone checks to see how you’re doing on your work or a project, and you’re confident you’ll turn it in on time, say, “I’m on top of it!”

「私はその上にいます」というフレーズは誰かが自分の位置を教えている場合があります。別の意味は「私に任せて」です。仕事やプロジェクトの調子を聞かれたとき、時間までに終わる自信があれば、「I’m on top of it!」と返事をしてはどうですか?

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5月 25

may25In the same way as an adjective tells about a noun, an adverb tells about a verb or adjective. It can answer the question “how?” How did he walk? He walked slowly. How did she sing? She sang well. The “very” in “I’m very happy” is an adverb. So is the “slightly” in “The cookies were slightly burnt.”


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5月 22

may22 cat-whiskersWhiskers are long hairs projecting from a face. This picture shows white whiskers by the black cat’s nose and eyes. These thick hairs help cats navigate around a room and measure openings. Whiskers can be found on dogs, mice, walruses, and other animals. Also, hair that grows on a man’s face, especially on the cheeks, are called whiskers.

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5月 18

may18An adjective tells about a noun. What kind of dog? A big, brown, friendly dog. What kind of peace? A fragile peace. What kind of tea? Delicious hot tea. In English, the adjective usually comes in front of the noun (like Japanese). In some languages, the adjective usually comes after the noun.


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5月 15

may15 Up in the AirPeople use the term “up in the air” to describe something that is uncertain or that has yet to be decided or developed, often because other decisions have to be made first. For example: The coaches have already chosen who will be on the rowing team, but their positions on the boat are still up in the air.

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5月 11

may11A noun is a thing, person, place, or animal. Anything you can see and touch is a noun (a desk, a dog). Other nouns cannot be seen or touched (love, peace). When we need a noun, we can change other words to make nouns: His singing is wonderful (“sing” becomes “singing”). He sings with great beauty (“beautiful” becomes “beauty”).


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5月 09

may8 mothers-dayMother’s Day is a celebration that honors mothers, motherhood, and the positive impact that mothers and motherly figures have on society. Mother’s Day began in the U.S. in the early 20th century, and is now celebrated throughout the world, usually in May. Flowers, greeting cards, and a special meal or dinner are common gifts given on Mother’s Day.

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