英語リーディング Spring is in the air

The weather in Osaka has been absolutely beautiful for the past week and there are signs of spring everywhere. Just yesterday when I was visiting the neighborhood supermarket, I saw a sparrow’s nest with a trio of hatchlings. Their heads were all fuzzy, poking up above the rim of the nest as they waited for their mother to feed them.

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シンプル英語エクササイズ Animal verbs


While humans move and gesture in their own unique way, the same holds true for animals.


This dog is leaping into the air to catch the frisbee. Can you picture a human moving like this? No? Me neither. 続きを読む

英語リーディング Seasonal changes

There are many things that change along with the month and season. For example, the amount of pollen has drastically increased, and with it the number of hay fever sufferers. What else changes as we enter the spring season?
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シンプル英語エクササイズ Countryside

Many people make the mistake of using the word countryside as an adjective. It’s actually a noun and is commonly used like this, “My grandfather lives in the countryside.” If you want to describe the type of place your grandfather lives in – with an adjective – you’ll probably want to say, “My grandfather lives in a very rural neighborhood.”


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Cooking-related tools in English

There are many stylish and useful cooking utensils / gadgets that you can buy online from American, French, or Italian etc. sites. These sites ship to Japan for a nominal fee and some of their products are far superior to the ones that you can buy in your neighborhood store. BUT, before you can order online, you need to know how to search for these items in English.


Do you know what this is called in English because I have no idea what it’s called in Japanese. 続きを読む