Baseball

Baseball

Baseball is not popular in Australia.  Most Australians play cricket, rugby and soccer.
Australia has a “professional league”, but it is not televised and my Australian friends didn’t know about it.
For most Australian players it is a hobby.  Australia beat Japan in the 2004 Olympics semi-finals.  Australia fielded a team of semi professionals who had day jobs and won 1-0 against Daisuke Matsuzaka.  It was an amazing victory, but most Australians didn’t care.

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〜シンプル英語エクササイズ〜 5 other ways to say “Very Good”

5 other ways to say “Very Good”

There are many ways to express yourself.
Good and great are popular words and many students say very good or great.

Q:  How was your weekend?
A:  It was good.

Q:  What did you do?
A:  I went to a nice restaurant.

Q:  How was the restaurant.
A:  It was very good.

I think it can be fun to use other words.
Here are some words similar to very good and great:

Excellent:  良い、優秀な、優れた、卓越した、

The raccoon ate lots of fish.  The raccoon is feeling excellent.

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In Honor of Cats

National Cat Day

My grandparents owned two cats.
My uncle found them as kittens in the mid 80’s.  He named them “Pi” and “Nya”.
Pi was a tabby cat.  Pi had a mix of stripes and spots.
Pi was a scaredy cat, it was always scared of everything and didn’t like people.
Nya was a bobtail cat.  It was dark brown with black spots.  It had large yellow eyes.

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シンプル英語エクササイズ ーPunctuation and good sentence structure

What is punctuation? It includes all the . / , / ; / – / ! /… that you usually find in a sentence. Without them, it is very hard for the reader to make sense of what has been written.

Take these two sentences, for example. Which is easier to read?

1. yesterday i went to the amusement park which is next to osaka port there was a pool with many penguins that we could play with do i like penguins of course I do

2. Yesterday, I went to the amusement park, which is next to Osaka Port. There was a pool with many penguins that we could play with. Do I like penguins? Of course I do!

What was wrong with the first sentence? Let’s break it down and find out!
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