6月 28


This is a famous geyser located in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA. It is a huge tourist attraction, with people travelling from all over the world to watch it shoot water into the air in a display of raw natural power! It even has its own webcam stream, so you can enjoy the show from your own home!

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6月 07



Summer is almost here, and for American and British children, this means a long break from school to kick back and enjoy the nice weather! It’s also a time of year for beach trips, BBQs, and lots of beer! The weather is famously unpredictable in England, but this doesn’t stop Brits (a slang term for residents of the United Kingdom/Great Britain) from taking part in festivals and sporting events!

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5月 17


Spring is here! This means nicer weather, longer days, and lots of baby animals! Once Easter is over, and all the chocolate has been eaten, it’s time to get out and enjoy all that spring has to offer!

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4月 19

Pop cultureとはマスメディアで放送する大衆文化のことです。音楽、映画、ゲーム、漫画、テレビなどがpop cultureです。普段は若い人を目当てで流行にしたがります。古いものも「復活」して、数十年後にまた人気が出ます。例えば、スターウォーズ、シンプソンズ、ストリートファイター、バットマンなどが最近また人気が出ました。


Pop culture refers to popular culture transmitted through mass media. Music, movies, games, comics and TV shows are all pop culture. It’s usually aimed at younger people, and follows modern trends. Often, old pop culture will get “revivals”, where it is made popular again decades later. Good examples are Star Wars, The Simpsons, Street Fighter, and Batman.

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3月 15

This is a broad term referring to written bodies of work. It’s considered an art form, with famous stories and books often referred to as “fine literature”. Examples of English literary geniuses include: Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Lewis Carroll, Edgar Allen Poe, and Rene Descartes.

Literatureとは書かれたものを広く指す単語です。美術のひとつと考えられていて、有名な(美術的に価値があるとされる)小説などは「fine literature」と呼ばれます。文学の天才の例としてチャールズディケンズ、マークトウェイン、ルイスキャロル、エドガーアレンポー、ルネデカルテなどがいます。

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3月 08

Space is both a noun and a verb. When used as a noun, it describes an area which is free or unoccupied, and also the height, width, and depth in which all things exist (e.g. “there’s enough space for a bed”). As a verb, it shows the position of two or more items (e.g. “the chairs are spaced evenly”), and can also be used in an informal way to describe a person’s state of mind, especially when tired (e.g. “I totally spaced out in today’s meeting”). Space is also the casual word for our universe, apt as there is no bigger expanse!


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2月 22

Architecture (pronounced are-kee-tek-ture) describes the process from planning to construction of buildings. An architect is a professional person who draws and plans buildings, and often oversees the project to completion. Examples of world-famous architecture include the Taj Mahal in India, the White House in America, and The Shard in London.


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6月 15

june15junebugJune is the English name for the sixth calendar month, but did you know that there is also an insect that takes the name “June”? It’s a large brown or green scarab beetle that usually appears in large numbers in late spring and early summer, which is likely how it got its nickname. June bugs are attracted to light and eat leaves and foliage.


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3月 23

mar23board bookStudies show that to raise intelligent children, it’s important to read books to them very early, even before they understand the story. However, babies learning hand-eye coordination may often bend and rip a traditional book’s paper pages. So, book publishers have created board books: children’s books printed on thicker material, that won’t rip or easily bend. They’re perfect for little hands!



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3月 16

mar16kaleKale is a leaf vegetable and member of the cabbage family, with green or purple leaves that are often curly. This earthy-flavored vegetable has recently become one of the most popular health foods in the world, because it has very low calories and lots of nutrients. People like to eat them in salads, soups, as a side dish, and in juices and smoothies.


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