6月 29

june29The object of a verb is usually a thing or person that is having something done to it. If “I drink tea,” the object is “tea”. Some pronouns change their form when they are objects. “The wolf chased him.” “The ball hit her.” “It” does not change: “When I picked up the cup, I dropped it.”


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6月 26

june26 summersolstice1The summer solstice occurs when the Earth is tilted the most toward the sun. On that day, the Earth experiences the most amount of sunshine, and the sun does not set in the North Pole. In the northern hemisphere, this occurs in June, and this year it will be on June 21st. It also marks the start of summer.


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6月 22

june22The subject of a sentence is whatever is doing the action in the verb. In English, subjects usually come at the beginning of the sentence. Most words do not change form when they are subjects, but pronouns do. We say, “She eats toast,” and not, “Her eats toast.”



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6月 19

june19 Peace of MindIf someone has “peace of mind,” it means he or she is free from worry or doesn’t have anxiety. It refers to inner peace, when a person feels calm and tranquil. Many people try to achieve peace of mind through meditating, taking a vacation, relaxing on the beach, running, reading an interesting book, or listening to relaxing music.
「Peace of mind」を持つということは心配も不安もないという状態です。静かで平和な気持ちになる「内なる平和」のことを言います。これを得るには色々な方法を試す人がいます:瞑想、旅行、海辺でリラックスすること、走ること、面白い本を読むこと、リラックスさせてくれる音楽を聴くことなど。

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6月 15

june15Pronouns are small words that can replace other nouns. This makes sentences shorter and easier to say. Without pronouns, we would have to talk like this: “Elizabeth went to town in Elizabeth’s car. Elizabeth bought some flowers and put the flowers in Elizabeth’s window.” With pronouns, we can say: “Elizabeth went to town in her car. She bought some flowers and put them in her window.”



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6月 12


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6月 12

june12 Stay PutTo “stay put” means to not go anywhere, or to remain where you are. A father might tell a child to “stay put” in a chair while he answers the phone. A weather report might tell listeners to “stay put” because there is a tornado coming. Also, a family might decide to “stay put” in their hometown, instead of moving.

「Stay put」はどこにも行かないこと、又は今いる場所に残ることです。電話に出ている間、お父さんが子供に「そこに座ってなさい」と言うかもしれません。天気予報では「竜巻が来るのでどこにも行かないでください」と指示することもあるでしょう。また、よそへ引っ越さずに「故郷に残る」家族もいます。

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6月 08

june8A conjunction connects two things of the same type. Common conjunctions are “and”, “or”, and “but”. They can connect nouns: “I like cats and dogs.” They can connect sentences: “I ate the pizza, but I didn’t eat the cake.” They can connect adjectives: “Please use a blue or black pen.”


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6月 05

june5 Table_Contents_1This image shows a table of contents. A table of contents is a list of chapters that comes at the beginning of a book. It tells the reader the names of the chapters, and what pages to find the chapters. Looking at the table of contents is helpful in learning about the book’s topics, and how long each chapter is.

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6月 01

june1“Pre” means “before” and “position” means “place” so a preposition is a word that is placed before another word. They often tell where a thing or action is in relation to something else. The cat was ON the chair IN the bedroom, but when a baseball flew THROUGH the window, the cat ran UNDER the bed.


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