M-PEC・月例講座ご報告 #99


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This poor translation into English is for both brushing up Yoshy’s proficiency and telling updates to my foreign friends. Yoshy’s several foreign friends are always checking this blog; wrong expressions found, an article of “Correction” has been uploaded here.

英文中、英検2級レベル以上の語彙や表現には、* (星印)で注釈をつけています。

In this blog, Yoshy adds * (asterisk) at the vocabulary and expressions whose level are Eiken 2nd and over, and writes its explanation.


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DLPFC:って何の略?」What does DLPFC stand for?

712()9:00 pm-NHK: 「腰痛治療革命」番組でのキーワードでした。

“DLPFC” was a key word in a NHK TV program, “Revolution of *Lumbago Treatment”; broadcasted Sunday, July 12th.

*lumbago [lʌmbéɪgoʊgəʊ]:腰痛




The 99th M-PEC月例講座(特別) on 2015.07.11・ご報告

Report of the 99th YEA (Special) on 2015.07.11



01 500 20150711 配布資料:How to Write短冊



Everyone’s desires present infinite variety as long as we live and they are apt to be changed. I made this learning document which shows “three steps of desire.”


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In the morning of the previous day, Friday, July 10th, R and I visited Ms. Yamai’s *residence to preview her “Non-secret Garden”, in which Lots of summer flowers and herbs were fully covered.

*residence [rézədns]:立派で大きな住宅


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Yoshy is showing two *tongs at the spot for BBQ.

*tongs [tάŋz, tˈɔːŋz]:トング、火箸


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当日の711()6:30-7:00 pm 資料を参考に、テラスで庭園を眺めながら、思い思いの「英文短冊」をたくさんつくりました。Mr. Shin A. が添削指導をしてくださいました。

On that day, Saturday evening, July 11th, from 6:30 to 7:00 on schedule, we made many fancy strips in English on the *terrace viewing her beautiful garden. Thank Mr. Shin A. who helped us to proofread our writings.

*terrace [térəs]:テラス


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「伊勢海老って、ロブスター?」とのご質問がありました。厳密には、「鋏がある」大きな海老がロブスターで、ないのが、 “spiny lobster”… 中くらいの大きさが、「プローン」で、小海老が「シュリンプ」。茸(きのこ)や薔薇などと同様に、数えきれないくらいの「英語名」がありますので、この3つだけ覚えておけば、「せわ~ない!」

One of them asked me saying “Could we call Ise-ebi a *lobster?” – Strictly saying, a lobster has a big *claws and Ise-ebi, a *spiny lobster doesn’t. A middle sized one is called “prawn” and the smallest one is “shrimp”. There’re so many names of them as well as mushrooms, roses and so on that these three words would be enough or “No Problem!” for our daily conversations, I think.

*lobster [lάbstɚlˈɔbstə]:ロブスター  *spiny [spάɪni](a) (とげ)のある  *prawn [prˈɔːn]:車海老 *shrimp [ʃrímp]:小海老


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Each one was hanging his/her own strips on “the bamboo branches for a little belated Star Festival” after finishing writing wishes.


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記念写真#1- 故山井 修先生の最後の盲導犬:カリンちゃんも一緒です。

Memorial Picture #1, where the late Dr. Yamai Osamu’s latest guide dog, Carin joined us.


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記念写真#2- たそがれ時で、おなかがすいてきました。

Memorial Picture #1: All of us became hungry in the *twilight hour.

*twilight [twάɪlὰɪt]:黄昏(たそがれ)、日の出前と日没直後の薄暮(うすぐれ)


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BBQ was at last *ignited, which we waited.

*ignite [ɪgnάɪt](vt) 点火する


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“Rolled beef with cavolo-nero (black cabbage)”, “*risotto”, etc. had been cooked by Mikiko.

*risotto [rɪsˈɔːṭoʊ]:リゾット (一般に、だし汁で米を煮て、卸チーズを振りかけたイタリア料理:an Italian food, rice cooked with broth and sprinkled with grated cheese.)


08 500 20150711 #99-YEA BBQ 03BBQ04タコスなど


メキシコ料理の「タコス」などはRの作品 …山井様、R、たくさん作ってくれてありがとうございました。

“*Taco, a Mexican food” and so on had been cooked by R. Thanks a lot for many *feasts.

*taco [tάːkoʊ]:タコス  *feast [fíːst]:ごちそう、饗宴


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All vegetables were from Mikiko’s and R’s gardens. They were home-grown.


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“Prawns”, “*Scallops”, etc. fresh caught at Japan Sea were brought by Mr. Akiyama. Thank you very much, too!

*scallop [skάləp, skˈælskˈɔl]:ホタテガイ


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Full darkness fell around 7:30.


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Mikiko set a fashionable *LED hand-lantern on the table. Though we decided “to chat only in English”, but in vain. :-) Well, who cares!

*LED Light Emitting Diode (発光ダイオード)



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大人こそ、勇気を奮って(決して恥ずかしなどとは思わずに)、「英語を使ってみよう!」-子供は大人の背中を見て育つのですから。(子は親の鏡. / 蛙の子は蛙.)

Not still young as you are, I ask you to try to use English! It’s none of others’ business for us even though we were laughed at by them. – Because children are faithful refractions of their parents./ Like Father, like son.







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DLPFC:って何の略?」What does DLPFC stand for?


答え:Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex:「背外側・前頭前野・皮質」

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90%は『恐怖からくる思い込み』」を知って、LLシホヤ新井教室とMyoko Powerful English Club (M-PEC)顧問の橋口先生を思い出していました。「病は気から」を科学的に立証、多くの人たちを救っておられます。

Once I knew “90% of the patients of *chronic low back pain take it for granted ‘that such a pain never occur from FEAR but from the diseased part’”, that recalled Prof. Hashiguchi Hidetoshi, who is in charge of the advisor of LL Shihoya Arai School and Myoko Powerful English Club (M-PEC). He scientifically proved the fact, “Care killed a cat. Or, worry is often the cause of illness”, still now saving many patients.

*chronic [krnɪkkrˈɔn-]:慢性の





Moreover that recalled Mr. Hiro Sachiya’s book, “Hotokesama-no-Monosashi, Buddha’s Ruler” (published by Suzuki Publisher Co. Ltd.) – Let me quote a few paragraphs from it. – It says “used tea leaves are never dirty things. <Snip> However as soon as it is dumped away to a sink, it is transformed into garbage.” The used tea leaves are never transformed itself, but only her mind.




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