英語エッセイ第９９話のテーマは、My private English lessons - part 7 （私の英語の個人レッスンーその７）です。私はニューヨークで、素敵な２人の女性の先生に、英語の個人レッスンを受けることが出来ました。そんなレッスンの話し、７回目の今日は、先生の１人の、よしのさんと共に、アメリカ人女性Meaganに会いに行った話しの続きです。さて、どんなハプニングが待ち受けていることでしょうか。今週も、もちろん実話です。
Oｈ ! My God Story NO. ９９
My private English lessons - part6
Here is a tip for English conversation.
So let me start my story
that I have promised to tell you last week.
Why was I able to speak English then?
What was the secret?
That was because she spoke Japanese
and I was able to answer in English.
I was able to understand what she was saying
because she spoke in Japanese.
Then I can say something in English
even if I can only speak broken English.
I can understand it.
In short, you can have a conversation
if your hearing is good.
This was a big discovery for me.
I always thought
that I had to keep talking in order to have a conversation.
"I can't speak English well."
This became a pressure for me
and I was afraid to have a conversation.
But it was my mistake.
If you understand what people are saying,
you can at least say "Yes" or "No."
You can even say,
"It's a good idea" or "It's very interesting."
Then they speak back to you.
Once you have some conversation,
then you make friends.
Hearing is the key!
Your conversation will begin if your "hearing" is good.
This must be a great discovery.
But....., I have a problem.
My hearing is not so good yet.
Oｈ ! My God.
tip＝コツ conversation＝会話 story＝お話し
promis＝約束 last week＝先週 be able to 〜＝〜できる
then＝その時 secret＝秘密、秘訣 answer ＝返答
In short,＝つまり hearing＝ヒアリング big discovery ＝大発見
always＝常に、ずっと thought＝思った、思っていた（think思う の過去）
in order to do〜＝〜する為に pressure＝プレッシャー
afraid＝恐い it was my mistake＝そうじゃなかった
at least＝最低に見積もっても、少なくとも even＝ぐらい
interesting＝面白い speak back ＝話しかける
once＝一度、一応 key＝鍵 begin＝始まる
must〜＝〜（なの）でしょ great discovery＝すごい発見