online English lesson 6/17/2017

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I joined an Ikebana Sunday Workshop last Sunday.
These works were arranged by a professor. He came from Utsunomiya. He said that when he got to Hakodate, he felt cold.

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↑Dogwoods (ハナミズキ) are now in full bloom here.


I took some English tests recently. I realized that my listening ability is still not good.
I told about it to my online English teacher. I have learned the online English lessons everyday. In the lessons, I had read a news article and I had answered the questions at one lesson. After she listened to me about the result, she offered a new way to me.

The new way is that...
1. In the vocabulary part, I take a look the vocabulary and example sentences, and I repeat after the teacher.
2. Next, I don't look the article at all, and I just listen to her who reads loud one paragraph.
3. I then summarize the paragraph without looking the article.
4. Repeat like this way until the end.
5. After finishing the article, she ask me some questions.
6. I answer without looking the questions and the article.
7. After I finish the lesson, I read the aricle later.

I think this is a good learning for me. I like her teaching, so, I have chosen her as much as possible. Since she will not be avairable tomorrow, I'll ask another teacher to teach me the same way.





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study English 5/27/2017

I joined an Ikebana Sunday Workshop last Sunday. These works were arranged by a professor.

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↓Lilac (ライラック)

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↓Myosotis (ワスレナグサ)

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I have hardly studied English except online lessons since last fall. I usually learn daily news with online lessons.
The other day, I bought a workbook for TOEIC test. It looks good because it is different from other workbooks.

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I tried a practice TOEIC test in this workbook last night after a long time. The result was terrible!
Listening 68/100 and Reading 50/100.
It is difficult for me to even keep my present level. I have to study hard using this workbook.

I bought used books before. One is a dictionary, and the other is a grammar book named Forest. Forest is really good.
Finding good books at a used shop is fun for me.

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Strike while the iron is hot.

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↑A professor's two works.
I joined an Ikebana Sunday Workshop last weekend. I enjoyed it and learned many things from the professor.

I'm wearing special glasses to protect my eyes from the screen of computer now. It is said that the blue light from the screen is not good for eyes.

I got the result of the last TOEIC test held on September 25th.
The score was 800 (Listening 420 and Reading 380).
To be honest, I wanted a higher score this time because I had studied hard before the test. I had decided to study for two hours every day from last July 1st. When I was too busy to study for several days, I made them up on weekends. I fulfilled my decision in the end.
I had spent a long time to read many articles. I think that it caused my right eye damaged.
Unfortunately, my reading portion was not so good.
Studying hard should be when you are young.

Now, I have been lazy since I finished the test. I want to be relaxed for a while.
However, I think I should resume studying from November little by little before forgetting everything I had studied. I want to get a higher score next time.
Maybe, it is difficult for me to even maintain the present score.





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study English 9/2/2016

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↑A pot of spearmint is blooming in my small balcony now.

September has come. I bought a new book for TOEIC (TOEICテスト非公式問題集至高の400問).

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I studied two kinds of books (でる順パス単、文で覚える単熟語) for Eiken 1 during last month. I haven't finished them yet. As for でる順パス単, I finished about only fifty pages, while I finished one third of 文で覚える単熟語.
I will take Enken 1 after I finish those two books completely. It will take a long time.
To be honest, I passed Eiken Pre 1 at the fifth trial more than a decade ago. Eiken Tests have become more difficult, so, I'm not sure I can pass it at present.

I resumed studying for TOEIC mainly from this month. There are few books for the new style of TOEIC at bookstores. I'm waiting for new books.



TOEICテスト非公式問題集至高の400問

2016
9/2PracticeTest1-Listening90/100, Reading72/100







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placenta extract

I really want to look younger, but I look older.

One day in last winter, two of my friends and I went to have lunch together.
Over the lunch, one of my friends told me that she goes to a doctor to get a shot of placenta extract once a month. She told me that it is good especially for skin and it makes your skin younger. She also said that her hair grows fast.
To my surprise, the other friend also gets the shot periodically.

As I was listening to them, I was interested in it. They told me how well it worked.
They said that it was not so expensive, but I thought that it seemed to be used by celebrities. Moreover, I hate shots and it is troublesome for me to go to a doctor every month. Although the placenta extract was from humans, I wondered whether or not it has side effects.

However, when I turned on a TV last month, a bottle of placenta extract was promoted by chance.
I was glued to the TV promotion. Although it is from pigs, I thought that the lotion was better than a shot for me. Besides, it was a resonable price for only the first time.
I called to buy one soon after watching it.

I can't tell difference things usually, so, I decided to put it on my half face which is worse than the other. I mean that my left side of my face has deeper wrinkles. If it works well, it will become better than the right one. It will be easy for me to distinguish between them.

I have used it for a few weeks. I think that my blotches became lighter. I'll see when the bottle runs out.



TOEIC Test 新公式問題集 Vol.6

2016
6/7PracticeTest1-Listening88/100, Reading77/100
7/16  ditto   Listening95/100, Reading91/100
7/17  ditto  Listening100/100, Reading100/100

7/18PracticeTest2-Listening86/100, Reading78/100
8/6  ditto    Listening97/100, Reading99/100
8/7  ditto    Listening100/100, Reading100/100





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