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外国語を学ぶ意義について話してみよう

Talking about the purpose of learning a foreign language
あなたは、外国語を学ぶ意義について話しています。
外国語を学ぶ意義は、人それぞれ異なると思います。生まれが国や環境によって、さらに異なる意見が出てくるかもしれません。あなたが英語学習を始めた理由や、日本人としてなぜ他言語学習が必要であるか話してみるとよいでしょう。
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What is your main purpose for learning a foreign language?
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What is your main purpose for learning a foreign language?

My main purpose for learning English is because I need it. I have lived in the US for more than 6 years and I use it for my career in daily basis. I'm getting used to it but I still have difficulties with comprehending complicated informations such as TV news, newspaper articles and specialized books relevant to my career. I'd like to understand them better by learning English.

自然な表現

My main purpose for learning English is because I need it. I have lived in the US for more than 6 years and I use it for my career on a daily basis. I'm getting used to it but I still have difficulties with comprehending complicated information such as TV news, newspaper articles and specialized books relevant to my career. I'd like to understand them better by learning English.

1. More natural expression.
2. Information is uncountable.
You have lived there for a long time already. Do you keep a record of the vocabulary and expressions that you learned?

It depends on how much time I have when I'm learning. If I have enough time, I do that. I use an online dictionary and keep a record of new vocabulary in it. And I review the vocabulary later when I have time. The more often you see the word, the easier to remember it. However, the older I get, the longer it takes to learn new vocabulary. I guess I just need to be patient and keep learning until I learn it!

自然な表現

It depends on how much time I have when I'm learning. If I have enough time, I do that. I use an online dictionary and keep a record of new vocabulary in it. And I review the vocabulary later when I have time. The more often you see a word, the easier to remember it. However, the older I get, the longer it takes to learn new vocabulary. I guess I just need to be patient and keep learning until I learn it!

1. Use "a" to refer to a non-specific noun.
I agree with you. Patience is the key to becoming successful in what we want to achieve. Do you chance to communicate with the native speakers there? This is one of the best ways to hone your English. Do you find the grammar structure in TV news and newspaper articles hard to understand?

Yes, I do. My husband is an American who was born and raised in Hawaii. We live with his parents here in Hawaii. We have a talk every day at the dinner table and my father-in-law shares the latest news with me. I don't have many difficulties with understanding the grammar structure, but my vocabulary is very limited. Building up my vocabulary has been my goal of learning English for a long time.

自然な表現

Yes, I do. My husband is an American who was born and raised in Hawaii. We live with his parents here in Hawaii. We have a talk every day at the dinner table and my father-in-law shares the latest news with me. I don't have many difficulties with understanding grammatical  structures, but my vocabulary is very limited. Building up my vocabulary has been my goal of learning English for a long time.

1. You can use the adjective before the noun.
2. Use the plural form when generalizing.
That's awesome. Since your weakness is vocabulary, it is a good idea to read and take note of the new vocabulary and expressions that you came across with.

Yeah, building up my vocabulary is really important to me. I'm in intermediate level of English, but I'd like to go up to advanced level as soon as I can. As I mostly stay at home due to COVID-19, I'd like to spend more time for learning English. That's why I started Best Teacher.

自然な表現

Yeah, building up my vocabulary is really important to me. I'm at the intermediate level of English, but I'd like to go up to advanced level as soon as I can. As I mostly stay at home due to COVID-19, I'd like to spend more time for learning English. That's why I started Best Teacher.

1. We use "at the" to refer to a specific level of proficiency.
This is a good way to make use of your time staying home. By the way, do you think the schwa sound of native speakers is difficult for you to understand?

I actually didn't know what "schwa sound" is. I look it up online and got to know exactly what it is. Thank you for giving me a learning opportunity! I had never paid attention to it, but it seems to be difficult to understand. Since my mother language, which is Japanese, doesn't have a dynamic accent like English language, it's over all very challenging for us to pronounce it correctly. And also since schwa sound is probably too weak to notice when spoken quickly, it must be hard for non-native speakers to recognize it.

自然な表現

I actually didn't know what "schwa sound" is. I looked it up online and got to know exactly what it is. Thank you for giving me a learning opportunity! I had never paid attention to it, but it seems to be difficult to understand. Since my mother language, which is Japanese, doesn't have a dynamic accent like English language, it's overall very challenging for us to pronounce it correctly. Also, since the schwa sound is probably too weak to notice when spoken quickly, it must be hard for non-native speakers to recognize it.

1. You are referring to the past.
2. Written as one word.
3. Avoid beginning sentences with "and".
4. Use "the" to refer to a specific noun.
  ^Well written!
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  • competent(有能な)
  • proficiency(堪能)
  • literacy(読み書きの[識字]能力)
  • bilingual((名)二言語使用者 (形)二言語を自由に話せる、バイリンガルの)
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