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A Breakthrough With native lang

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cOZu-XvJvE I watched a TV news program the other day about Kinki University's entrance ceremony. ...
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Apr 11, 2014 23:47
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I Won't Bore You, Guys! With native lang

There are some old sayings that relates to "time." "Time is money." "Time flies like an arrow." "Tim...
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Apr 5, 2014 22:45
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A Voice Shouting Back, "I LOVE YOU" With native lang

The final year of junior high students and I read a short story, "THE ECHO" in the class. I thought it was an important message...
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Apr 1, 2014 21:20
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It Drives Me Crazy! With native lang

As I mentioned before, I used to teach English with native speakers of English at an English school. Before going to the classroom, my pa...
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Mar 28, 2014 22:48
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How to Have a Sound Sleep at Night With native lang

In April, Ministry of Heath, Labour and Welfare in Japan is going to revise a previous "guidelines on sleep in 2003" for the fi...
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Mar 25, 2014 16:38
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Can You Have It All? With native lang

In a previous post, I translated into English a short book review of "Housewife 2.0" written by Emily Matcher, and I got an int...
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Mar 22, 2014 21:19
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A translation of a Short Book Review of "Housewife 2・0" With native lang

Today I'd like to translate a short book review of "housewife 2・0" into English, which was written by Emily Matchar. htt...
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Mar 18, 2014 07:47
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"Every day" vs. "Everyday" With native lang

In my previous post, one of my Lang-8 friends kindly pointed out that "everyday" and "every day" have different meani...
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Mar 11, 2014 23:07
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5 Effective Foods to Help Keep You Young. With native lang

The other day, I read an interesting article concerning health on the Internet, so I'd like to share it with you. I summarized and tr...
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Mar 6, 2014 23:42
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Give vs. Get With native lang

In my previous post, I talked about the most frequently used English words, "get." Since that time, I've been thinking abou...
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Mar 4, 2014 00:08
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Can You Make Yourself Understood in English if You Master Only "Give" and "Get" Expressions? With native lang

When I was in collage, I bought a book titled "Give Get 辞典 (jiten)" whose subtitle was "A Dictionary of "Give" a...
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Feb 28, 2014 00:22
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He Doesn't Have a Grain of Sense With native lang

A former Prime Minister Mori, who is a president of an organizing committee of the Tokyo Olympics and the Paralympics said improper words...
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Feb 24, 2014 10:46
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An Accomplishment Worth More Than a Medal! With native lang

Yesterday, I was sad to hear the news of a Japanese figure skater, Mao Asada. She didn't do well. She made mistakes when she fell on ...
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Feb 21, 2014 23:41
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Raking the Snow off the Road With native lang

We had a lot of snow on Friday, and the following day the snow lay twenty centimeters deep in Yokohama. This was the second time to ...
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Feb 17, 2014 23:59
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At a Rough Estimate With native lang

A couple of times a week, I bake a loaf of bread using a bread maker. Thanks to this machine, my family and I can eat various breads made...
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Feb 14, 2014 21:23
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Whether People Get Married or Not is Their Life-Style Choice, But.... With native lang

Here's the recent Japanese paper's headline; "Japanese Men's Lifetime Non-Marriage Rate Will be approximately 30%, and t...
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Feb 10, 2014 20:53
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Why Do Japanese Women Like Brand-Name Goods? With native lang

When my mother-in-law was still alive, she gave me her Louis Vuitton wallet that she had bought for herself. Actually, I'm not a big ...
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Feb 6, 2014 12:29
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Repaying a Person's Kindness With native lang

Last week, my daughter gave me some presents during her birthday party at home. You may ask, "WHAT? Is that a Japanese custom to do ...
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Feb 3, 2014 16:22
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My Favorite Latin Word, "Educo" With native lang

The word "education" is derived from the Latin word, "educo," which means bring out. I was taught this thing over and...
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Jan 31, 2014 10:55
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Was the Song "Oh, my Darling Clementine." Made Based on a True Story? With native lang

Last week, my junior high students and I read a short story about California‘s 49ers in an English textbook, and they are going to listen...
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Jan 27, 2014 12:00