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[Short essay topics] Essay writing in Eiken 1st grade test

We will have the first stage examination of Eiken 1st grade test this weekend. The topics for the essay writing section are often relate...
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Jan 19, 2020 21:16
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[Short speech] Eating insects gives positive impact to the world hunger

From the view of imbalance between food demand and supply for the world population approaching 8 billion, it is quite obvious that we are...
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Nov 22, 2019 11:11
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[Diary] Tiger woman With native lang

When I was browsing an English grammar book at some bookstore the other day, strange example sentences jumped out at me. There were three...
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Oct 8, 2019 15:08
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[Short essay] Is space exploration worth the cost?

Space development has been one of the most fascinating science technology fields in human history. It supposedly involves tremendous cost...
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Oct 7, 2019 11:48
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[Short essay] Agree or disagree: Infectious diseases will become a bigger problem in the coming decades

There has been growing attention to infectious diseases through our recent experiences in the outbreak of certain pandemic diseases. I b...
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Jun 24, 2019 13:19
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[Short essay] Do the benefits of free trade outweigh the disadvantages?

There have been a lot of discussions and debates about the effects of free trade on the economy. I strongly believe that its disadvantag...
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Mar 22, 2019 12:55
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[Short speech] Is it good to sleep in a bra at night?

Some people wear a bra when they sleep at night and others don't. I believe that wearing a bra while you sleep at night is not good ...
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Feb 24, 2019 23:26
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[Short essay] Should cloning research be promoted, or should it be discontinued?

The last decade saw a dramatic advancement of biotechnology. While some of them have already been justified and applied to industry, the...
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Dec 4, 2018 20:19
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[Short essay] Has a university degree in the humanities lost its relevance in today's world?

Today, universities have various faculties and offer a wide variety of educations to the students. Some argue that the university degree...
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Nov 5, 2018 22:28
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[Translation of Blog] Miracle

I read a very touching blog entry of one of the most famous Japanese comedians, today. So, I decided to translate it into English. This...
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Oct 1, 2018 20:20
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[Tradition] What will you see in "Hatsuyume"? With native lang

[Tradition] What will you see in "Hatsuyume"? In Japan, there is a traditional custom to tell one's fortune for new year...
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Jan 1, 2015 23:27
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[Diary] "Done" and "Cancel" button With native lang

On the last weekend, I went a hairdresser's to have my hair cut. Actually, my hair was quite long, and the hairdresser who usually cu...
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Dec 14, 2014 13:06
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[Expression] おえー! With native lang

There is an useful(?) Japanese expression 「おえー!」. It is actually an onomatopoeia of vomiting. It may sound a little childish but is o...
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Nov 15, 2014 16:37
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[Quiz for Japanese learners] 「そう」をつけると意味が変わる形容詞はなーんだ? With native lang

There are many Japanese adjectives ending with ”い". "おいしい (delicious)", "たのしい (enjoyable)", "むずかしい (diffic...
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Nov 9, 2014 14:14
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[Short speech] How is the Internet changing our lives

Today, the Internet is closely related to our lives. Its introduction has changed our way of living. I believe its advantages outweigh i...
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Nov 4, 2014 15:49
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[Dictation] Julia Florida With native lang

One of my favorite composer is Augustine Barrios Mangore from Paraguai. He wrote many beautiful tunes, and I think "Julia Florida&q...
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Oct 15, 2014 22:56
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[Diary] Total lunar eclipse With native lang

Today, we had a total lunar eclipse around 20:00 in Japan. It was able to be observed quite clearly from Tokyo although there were some ...
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Oct 8, 2014 22:16
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[Short essay] Does the mass media have a beneficial effect on society? With native lang

Not a single day passes without contacting the mass media. They closely related to our daily lives. I believe they have a beneficial ef...
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Oct 5, 2014 02:28
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[Short essay] Ways to make Japan a better place for families

Japan is considered to have been providing an expected level of support to family lives as one of the most developed countries. However,...
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Oct 4, 2014 07:34
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[Short essay] Agree or disagree : Our modern life style is unsustainable

Especially in the last century, our life style has dramatically changed. Our current modern lifestyle requires tremendous natural resour...
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Sep 23, 2014 15:46