M-PEC・月例講座ご報告 #110



00a 500 20160610 ボリジ:borage



Last Friday, June 10th, R put a flower of *borage beside a moth orchid on a flower bowl; that became a kind of a beautiful water-flower ornament.

*borage [bˈɔːrɪdʒ]:ボリジ、ルリジサ  *moth orchid [mˈɔːθ- ˈɔɚkɪd]:胡蝶蘭 (直訳= 蛾の蘭)


00c 500 20160612 0800 totoro tree 

Recently Totoro-tree is getting good-looking.


00b 300 put the cart before the horse


本末転倒」って英語では?」What is honmatu-tento in English?

…答えは一番下にございます。Scroll down to the bottom to see this answer.




The 110th M-PEC月例講座 on 611():ご報告

Report of the 110th YEA on June 11th (Sat)


01a 300 US navyschool councelor 

611()夜、予定通り、#110 M-PEC月例講座を楽しみました。ご来校くださってありがとうございました。



Last Saturday night on June 11th, we enjoyed the 110th YEA (Yoshy’s Volunteering Monthly English Activity) of MPEC on schedule. Thank you who joined there.

“Update of the state of American Education” (from Washington Post, shared by E.M via M living CA, USA) was briefly introduced by me at the 110th YEA.

We caught a glimpse of those complicated educational problems in USA, which was very variable, e.g., a breaking news . I’d like to have all the teachers in Japan read it, too.


01b 500 20160608 MPEC American Education page_1 

HERE:ここをクリックなさってください。(www.shihoya.com M-PEC 2016 110th YEA報告に英和:PDFがございます。)

“Update of the state of American Education” written in both E/J is available to read on the site above.




After that, one of my old friends, M living CA who reads this blog, Yoshy’s World sent me his reply with his *appreciation. It’s me who have to thank, M! There’s just a part from his private message below. Translation into Japanese is by me.

*appreciation [əprìːʃiéɪʃən]:好意的な批評、感謝


Hello Yoshiaki,

I am glad to help. Both my wife and I appreciate the times we were able to teach at Shihoya L.L. It was a valuable experience.








01c 500 20160527 Obamas Speech page_1


As already announced this YEA here, I explained some parts among all “President Obama’s Historical Speech in Hiroshima”.


01d 500 20160611 Watching Obamas Speech



HERE:ここをクリックなさってください。(www.shihoya.com 「残しておきたい」 「心に残る」にございます。)

Just after that, all of us watched his 17 minutes’ speech on YouTube as a listening practice. You can also watch it by clicking the site above.


01e 300 Coming to America DVD cover


実は、エディーマーフィー主演映画「王子ニューヨークへ行く」(1988年、CIC ビクタービデオ株式会社)の中に…

Actually, in the scene of a movie, “Eddie Murphy Coming to America” (1998 released, Yoshy’s DVD is published by CIC Victor-video Co., LTD) …


01f 500 20160611 Coming to America DVD00



There’s a scene where some ordinary men in a barbershop are arguing about his having changed born name: Cassius Clay into Muhammad Ali. – Luckily we could understand the atmosphere around USA in those days.


01g 500 20160611 Coming to America DVD



E.g., we were able to a little understand “Democracy in USA mixed melted with various discrimination and *tolerance” in this YEA, which gave us a precious and lucky time.

*tolerance [tάl(ə)rəns]:寛容、耐久力


02 1994 Ali with the Beatles


なお、612日現在、英語版:ウィキペディア「モハメドアリが従前の紹介より長く、詳細な記述となっています。以下に、一部を引用します。翻訳は、遠藤由明。(写真は、1994 with The Beatles)


Muhammad Ali /ɑːˈliː/; (born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.; January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016) was an American Olympic and professional boxer and activist. He is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century. From early in his career, Ali was known as an *inspiring, *controversial and *polarizing figure both inside and outside the ring.

*inspiring [inspάɪ(ə)rɪŋ](a) 人を元気づける  *controversial [kὰntrəvˈɚːʃəl](a) 論争の的となる  *polarizing [póʊlɚàɪzɪŋ](a) 分光させる、分極させる、意見を左右に分ける


モハメド・アリ (1942117日、カシアス・マーシラス・クレイとして誕生-201663日逝去)は、オリンピックに出したプロボクサーであり、社会活動家だった。20世紀のスポーツ界における最高に傑出した称賛されるべき人物であった。またアリは、リング内外で、人々を勇気づけ、論争の渦中になり、世論を真っ二つにさせてきた人物として知られている。









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本末転倒」って英語では?」What is honmatu-tento in English?

答え:to “put the cart before the horse”





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Would you mind clicking the above URL, Yoshy’s main Home Page? It includes lots of such interesting contents as Shihoya Bookstore, Café Corner, LL Shihoya Arai School, M-PEC, and Trivia in English, etc.



These exterior pictures attached here are permitted to public for reuse.


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.