Posted on 26 February 2009 by Kashi-san
眼科: eye clinic / ophthalmology
発症: onset of (a disease)
レーシック手術: LASIK = Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis
感染性角膜炎: infectious keratitis
衛生管理: sanitary precautions
保健所：public heath centre（英）/center（米）
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Posted on 19 February 2009 by Kashi-san
According to Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, the noun ‘go’ is defined as ‘an attempt to do something‘. The following is an example from the same source:
‘I’d thought about it for some time and decided to give it a go (=try to do something).’
If you would like to check the meaning of ‘give it a go’ in Japanese, please visit the following link: clikc here.
How about the following conversation between the two students?
A: ‘I am stuck with this math question. It is so difficult!’
B: ‘OK. Do you think that I can give it a go? I may be able to help you out.’
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Posted on 13 February 2009 by Kashi-san
The new menu on Microsoft’s ‘Office 2007’ is really annoying as I cannot find those functions which were readily available on my ‘Office 2003’. They really should provide ‘Classic Menu’ as a option as I cannot get rid of my old habits of looking up the ‘wrong’ menu on the new version of Office. Anyone out there in the same opinion as mine?
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Posted on 1 February 2009 by Kashi-san
Back to my student days in mid 80s, this piece of music was used as a sound track in the film ‘The Never Ending Story’. Perhaps some of the readers of my blog may have listened to the tune somewhere before? Anyway, if you are going to click the links below, please click & listen to the first link to begin with.
As far as I am concerned, listening should be the act of deciphering the meaningful chunks in the speech you come across. I fully understand that you may want to see the script of a given speech, but as soon as you do that, then listening comprehension ceases to be ‘listening comprehension’, and the entire exercise will turn into ‘reading comprehension’, deciphering a written text while listening to the speech in question.
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