a slice of tomato

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Japanese Yew (イチイまたはオンコ)

I often see Japanese Yew at home gardens as well as at parks in Hokkaido. These days, they have been bearing fruit. The size is almost the same as green peas. I didn't know about the tree when I lived in the mainland. When my son and I were playing at the park a long time ago after moving, I saw that other kids were eating the fruit. So, we tried to eat them. They tasted sweet.
However, several years later, I knew that its seed is poisonous. There is a big seed inside the fruit. I was relieved that we hadn't eaten them.

The other day, my son and I went to buy some hamburgers by car. When I was trying to order a slice of tomato as a topping item on drive-through, my son told me after seeing the price that I should cut a tomato in fridge by myself. A sice of tomato was 40 yen (about a half US dollar). I followed his advice. I came home and I cut the tomato thicker than the shop's. It was much more delicious than the one without a slice of tomato.
I felt that my son has grown up. A few years ago, he used to spend whole his allowance as soon as he got. Now, he knows saving.

By the way, I took a TOEIC test last Sunday. The listening part was terrible for me. The way of speaking was so fast that I couldn't understand some questions. I was disappointed with them, so, I answered the reading part desperately after that.
However, I thought that the reading part would be better than before.
Now, I don't want to study English for a while.

It is difficult to learn English new words.
Why don't you visit 「英語郎」?






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Original Article:

I often see Japanese Yew at home gardens as well as at parks in Hokkaido. These days, they have been bearing fruit. The size is almost the same as green peas. I didn't know about the tree when I lived in the mainland. When my son and I were playing at the park a long time ago after moving, I saw that other kids were eating the fruit. So, we tried to eat them. They tasted sweet.
However, several years later, I knew that its seed is poisonous. There is a big seed inside the fruit. I was relieved that we hadn't eaten them.

The other day, my son and I went to buy some hamburgers by car. When I was trying to order a slice of tomato as a topping item on drive-through, my son told me after seeing the price that I should cut a tomato in fridge by myself. A sice of tomato was 40 yen (about a half US dollar). I followed his advice. I came home and I cut the tomato thicker than the shop's. It was much more delicious than the one without a slice of tomato.
I felt that my son has grown up. A few years ago, he used to spend whole his allowance as soon as he got. Now, he knows saving.

By the way, I took a TOEIC test last Sunday. The listening part was terrible for me. The way of speaking was so fast that I couldn't understand some questions. I was disappointed with them, so, I answered the reading part desperately after that.
However, I thought that the reading part would be better than before.
Now, I don't want to study English for a while.

It is difficult to learn English new words.
Why don't you visit 「英語郎」?


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I often see Japanese Yew in home gardens, as well as at parks in Hokkaido. * Just recently, they have been bearing fruit. Their fruit is almost the same size as green peas. I didn't know about the tree when I lived on the mainland. When my son and I were playing at the park a long time ago after moving, I saw that other kids were eating the fruit. So, we tried them. They tasted sweet.
However, several years later, I learned that its seed is poisonous. There is a big seed inside the fruit. I was relieved that we hadn't eaten any of them.

* When you say 'these days', it implies that something is then different from the past. Ex.: 'These days it is too expensive to buy a decent home in the country.' (Implying that it used to be inexpensive enough to buy a home in the country).

The other day, my son and I went to buy some hamburgers. When I was trying to order a slice of tomato as a topping item in the drive-through, my son told me, after seeing the price, that I should cut a slice of a tomato from the fridge, by myself. A slice of tomato was 40 yen (about a half US dollar). I followed his advice. I came home and I cut a slice of tomato thicker than the shop's. A hamburger with a thick slice of tomato on it is much more delicious than one without.

I feel that my son is growing up. A few years ago, he used to spend his whole allowance as soon as he got. Now, he likes to save his money.

By the way, I took a TOEIC test last Sunday. The listening portion was difficult for me. The speaker talked so fast that I couldn't understand some of the questions. I was so disheartened by the rapidity of the speech used in the listening portion, I had allowed myself to become rattled during the reading portion of the test.

Going into the test, I had thought that I would do better than before in the reading portion. I am no longer so sure.
Now, I don't want to study English for a while.

It is difficult to learn new English words.
Why don't you visit 「英語郎」?



Re: English Corrections

Hi, Shiroi Tora.

Thank you so much for the corrections as always.
I'm still confused with 'in', 'at', and 'on'.
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