2019年11月14日「モバイル英語学習」第640(英語の豆知識): You’re in Paradise

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Pennsylvania  (アメリカ)ペンシルベニア州;
Don’t I wish! そうなればいいと思っているんでしょ!

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My wife was driving from Washington, D.C., to Pennsylvania to meet a friend. She got lost and decided to ask for directions. She stopped at a furniture store. When she asked the owner where she was, he said、”Paradise.” “Paradise” has the same meaning as “heaven.” My wife thought he was kidding and said, “Don’t I wish!” but the man looked at her seriously. “You are in Paradise. This is Paradise Furniture Store.” She looked out and checked the sign. He was right. She was in a city called “Paradise.” Actually, Pennsylvania has some of the most unusual city names of any state in the U.S. (by Prof. Douglas Jarrell)
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image from https://paradisefurniture.com/

2019年11月6日「モバイル英語学習」第639(英語のクイズ): A Speech by a Great Man

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I heard a speech by a great man on Sunday at a language teaching conference. Oussouby Sacko comes from a French-speaking country, Mali, in West Africa, but he grew up speaking an African language at home. He studied architecture in China and then in Japan. He had many great stories to tell about his experiences and problems in different cultures. In 2002, he became a Japanese citizen, and now he is the president of Kyoto Seika University. He wants all students, Japanese and foreign, to have equal chances, and he wants everyone to learn to understand and accept each other’s differences. (by Prof.Douglas Jarrell)
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