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日本語を勉強しているアメリカ在住エンジニア兼ミュージシャン(アメリカ人)と、アメリカの大学院を卒業した都内在住のIT系ビジネスパーソン(日本人)による、日本人がアメリカ英語を自然に話せるようになるためのノウハウ伝授トーク。
 
英語脳、英語耳を刺激するEcom英会話ビデオマガジン(American Culture編)です。12回に渡ってアメリカ文化を紹介していくコーナー。全編英語。中級から上級の方にお薦めしています。日々のリスニング素材として活用ください。
 
レアジョブオリジナルの英会話ニュース教材です。世界の時事ネタを中心に、ビジネスから科学やスポーツまで、幅広いトピックのニュースを毎日更新しています。本教材を通して、ビジネスで使える実用的な英会話表現や英単語を身に付けることができます。
 
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Peloton, an American home fitness company, announced that it will launch a treadmill that costs under $3,000 in early 2021.Called Tread, the new treadmill will cost only $2,495. It will be smaller and have a simpler belt compared to Peloton’s previous model. The new model will come with a modified tablet screen with built-in speakers. The adjustabl…
 
4989 American Life EP.129■和製英語が多すぎる件■ハンドサニタイザーが臭い件 ★スクリプト★続きはウェブサイトへ!https://www.4989americanlife.com/blog 先週私のVisaの更新手続きに時間がかかっていて、もうやだーってお話をしたのですが、1箇所訂正があります。うちの旦那さんが前回のエピソードを聞いて違うぞーって教えてくれたことなのですが、私のVisaは旦那さんに紐づいているから、旦那さんのVIsaが有効である限り私は大丈夫、アメリカにこのままいられる!的なね、お話をしたんですけどね、正確には、いくら旦那さんのVIsaが有効であっても、私のVisaがしっかりと更新維持されていないと私はアメリカにはいられません。そのー、旦那さんの配偶者…
 
Nintendo has announced that one of its vintage consoles, Game & Watch, will be relaunched for a limited time.The Game & Watch devices were originally released in 1980 and manufactured until 1991. The console became a sensation, selling over 43 million units. Each device was designed to play only one game, and Nintendo released a total of 59 handhel…
 
Researchers have discovered remnants of rust on the Moon and said that Earth may be responsible.In a study published in the journal Science Advances, the researchers found that the composition of the Moon’s poles is different from that of its other areas. Upon inspection of the poles, lead author Shuai Li found traces of the mineral hematite, commo…
 
The world’s first happiness museum has opened in Copenhagen, Denmark.The Happiness Museum was founded by author Meik Wiking [VAHY-king] and curated by the Happiness Research Institute, a private organization that focuses on people’s well-being and quality of life. The museum has eight exhibits that explore the role of happiness in different areas o…
 
Indian start-up Phool.co has found a way to turn discarded temple flowers into vegan leather called “fleather.”Three years ago, the start-up was founded by Ankit Agarwal and Prateek Kumar to address the large amount of floral waste being dumped into the Ganges River. Phool.co upcycles nearly 8,000 kilograms of discarded flowers daily, turning them …
 
Sweden-based company Candela has unveiled the first-ever electric-powered speedboat that can reduce seasickness, a type of motion sickness characterized by dizziness and nausea experienced when riding a watercraft.The speedboat, called the Candela Seven, uses hydrofoil technology that enables it to skip over waves instead of slamming against them. …
 
Researchers from the University of South Australia found that cooking red meat at high temperatures can increase the risk of degenerative diseases.According to the study, eating red and processed meat may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes complications. The researchers also found that exposing the protein and sugar in meat to…
 
A private school in Kirinyaga, Kenya, has turned its classrooms into chicken coops because of the Covid-19 lockdowns.Joseph Maina, the owner of Mwea [muh-WEH-yuh] Brethren School, has converted his facilities into a chicken farm. Together with his wife, Maina is rearing over a thousand chickens.Maina explained that he went broke because he continue…
 
Indianapolis Power & Light (IPL) has been fined around $1.5 million for violating environmental laws in Petersburg, Indiana.The fine was issued after the US Department of Justice slammed the company for continuous violations of the Clean Air Act, a law enacted to protect air quality in the country.According to a complaint filed in the Southern Dist…
 
Italian parents are no longer obligated to financially support their adult children, according to a new ruling by the Italian Supreme Court.The ruling came in July after the closing of a five-year case, in which a 35-year-old part-time teacher demanded his parents’ financial support because he could not get by on just his annual income. The local c…
 
4989 American Life EP.128■新品VS中古■Visa更新問題 ★スクリプト★続きはウェブサイトへ!https://www.4989americanlife.com/blog 年末に向けて、今年増えた体重を元に戻そうとダイエットをしている私ですが、いやー、私の悩みがですね、自分の料理が美味しくて困っちゃうってことです。美味しすぎてついつい食べ過ぎてしまいます。箸が止まりません。どうしましょう。もう、料理上手な自分が憎い!なんつって。でも色々新しいレシピに挑戦したり、新しい食材に挑戦したり、もちろん定番の得意料理もですが、本当美味しくて、食べるの大好き人間な私は困ってしまいます。食欲の秋って言いますからね、私は一年中食欲ありますけど。バランスよく健康的な食生活を心がけようと…
 
Microsoft has released a new version of Flight Simulator, a video game in which players take the role of a pilot and fly around the world.The video game is the tech company’s oldest franchise and was first launched in 1982. After a 14-year hiatus, it was recently relaunched with new features like live weather and a huge world map. This latest versi…
 
Researchers from Finland discovered that the amino acid L-Cysteine [el SIS-tee-een] can cure hangovers.L-Cysteine can be naturally found in eggs, dairy products, nuts, and seeds. It is important for the body’s metabolic functions and in making protein. In medical settings, L-Cysteine is used to treat arthritis and some lung diseases.Previous studie…
 
A new study has found that easy access to the internet for homework is not good for students’ learning.According to the study, being able to easily get information online is harming students’ ability to retain information. Researchers found that some students who relied on the internet to do their homework got higher homework scores but lower exam …
 
A rare houseplant was sold for more than $5,000 on an online bidding site.An anonymous buyer from New Zealand bought a rare variegated houseplant from the online auction site Trade Me. The seller’s minimum price for the plant was only $1, but it was auctioned off for $5,291. According to reports, it was the most expensive plant ever sold on an auct…
 
Swiss food and drink company Nestlé has entered a deal to acquire pharmaceutical company Aimmune Therapeutics Inc. for $2 billion.Nestlé Health Science (NHS), the company’s emergent health and wellness business, is set to gain full ownership of Aimmune, a company that develops treatments for food allergies. The deal is projected to be crucial to Ne…
 
Ella Stevens, a 13-year-old British racer, is striving to be part of the renowned Ferrari racing team.Stevens started competing in kart racing at six years old. Despite her young age, she has a number of championship titles under her belt. She took the top spot at the British Karting Championship when she was only 10 years old and won another title…
 
Smartphone brand BlackBerry announced it will be releasing a new smartphone in 2021.The smartphone will be produced by Texas-based mobile security company OnwardMobility and electronic manufacturing service provider FIH Mobile. It will be marketed to North American and European consumers.The new device will run on Android and have 5G connectivity. …
 
4989 American Life EP.127■マックvsバーキン■最近のちょっとした変化■ホワイトチェダーポップコーン ★スクリプト★続きはウェブサイトへ!https://www.4989americanlife.com/blog さて10月!今年もいよいよラスト3ヶ月。10月って、よーし残りラストスパート、色々頑張るぞーって気合いを入れることができたり、なんかちょっと「よし!」って思える月なので好きです。年末までにやりたいこととかたくさんあるので、楽しみつつ行動的に行きたいと思います。今年あと3ヶ月、皆さんはどんなふうに過ごしたいとかありますか? あとはね、10月といえば、私の大好きなモーニング娘。の推し、野中美希ちゃんのお誕生日月ですからね。推しの誕生日は盛大に祝わなければですから…
 
A broken steel cable severely damaged the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico.Arecibo, an observatory supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), has been an important tool for astronomical research for almost 60 years. Last August, the Arecibo radio telescope, one of the world’s largest and most powerful telescopes, shut down after a br…
 
An Indian grandmother reached celebrity status after starring in YouTube videos.Gangavva Milkuri [GUHNG-guh-vuh MIL-ku-ree] rose to fame through her son-in-law’s YouTube channel called “My Village Show.” With more than 1.6 million subscribers, the channel features funny sketches about rural life and culture.Gangavva appeared in a few videos on the …
 
Germany has recently commenced a three-year study to determine the effects of a universal basic income on the country’s economy and its citizens' welfare.A team of researchers from the German Institute for Economic Research is conducting the study by giving 120 volunteers a monthly basic income of €1,200 (about ¥150,000) for three years. To determi…
 
A bill to hold online marketplaces and platforms liable for damaged products will not move forward.California bill AB 3262 was proposed to hold online marketplaces liable for damages or injuries that may be caused by defective products sold by third-party sellers. The proposal of the bill came following a California appeals court's unanimous decisi…
 
A new study revealed that sending selfies to doctors can help in the early diagnosis of heart disease.The European Society of Cardiology proposed a method of detecting heart disease by examining photographs of a person’s face. Through this method, selfies sent to doctors can be analyzed with AI to quickly diagnose heart disease and determine its st…
 
Experts from Monash University in Australia have come up with a method that can turn saltwater into safe drinking water in just a few minutes.The new method was approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) because it was able to produce purified water with a total dissolved solids (TDS) volume of less than 500 parts per million, indicating that …
 
A group of Czech Artificial Intelligence (AI) experts and theater professionals have teamed up to create the world’s first play written with the help of a robot.The production, called THEaiTRE, is being created in honor of Rossum’s Universal Robots, a 1921 play that popularized the word “robot.” The 99-year-old play features humanoid robots, which …
 
4989 American Life エピソード126■最近の英語の勉強について■再開して欲しい場所 ★スクリプト★続きはウェブサイトへ!https://www.4989americanlife.com/blog 9月も終わろうとしていますが、皆さんいかがお過ごしでしょうか。私が住んでいるカリフォルニアのセントラルコーストは、ここ最近過ごしやすい天気、気温が続いています。8月末や9月頭は山火事の影響で空気が悪くて、煙かったり、空がどんよりしていたりしたんですが、この辺りは、それも改善されて、青空と気持ちの良い風を感じることができています。気温も、この辺りは普段そんなに暑くなることがないのですが、この1週間は28度〜30度くらいになるらしいです。日本は、東京の友達とかの話を聞いたりニュースを見…
 
A recent study has found that a newly developed earbud-like device may help in learning a foreign language.Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco, and the University of Pittsburgh created an ear device that can boost a person’s ability to learn the sounds of a foreign language. The device stimulated the vagus [VEY-guhs] nerve, th…
 
Apple CEO Tim Cook has now reached billionaire status, according to an analysis by financial company Bloomberg.Cook’s fortune comes from his salary, his shares in Apple, and the proceeds from the sales of his shares. In 2019, his annual base salary amounted to $3 million, and he received an incentive pay of around $7.6 million. Currently, Cook hold…
 
Scientists have identified a chemical that causes locusts to swarm.The chemical, called 4-vinylanisole (4VA), is emitted by migratory locusts from their back legs. As other locusts detect 4VA, they become attracted to it, causing them to form destructive swarms.According to the scientists, their discovery of 4VA may help in coming up with new ways …
 
Researchers from the University at Buffalo discovered taste bud cells capable of discerning multiple flavors at the same time.The researchers found that the newly discovered subset of taste bud cells can simultaneously identify four different taste stimuli—sweet, sour, bitter, and umami. According to them, their study challenges the current belief …
 
George Eliot’s famous classic novel Middlemarch has been republished under the author’s real name.The author Mary Ann Evans used a male pseudonym to sell more books. Her book Middlemarch, which received several accolades, was originally published in eight installments from 1871 to 1872. The novel narrated what provincial life looked like in the fic…
 
Scientists from the North Carolina State University discovered a specific molecule that stimulates hair growth.At present, hair loss is treated with very expensive transplants and medications that require frequent application. However, many of the current methods are often ineffective. This prompted the researchers to explore alternative means to s…
 
Multimedia communication app Snapchat released an update that provides users with in-app voter registration tools.The new tools included in the rollout were a voter checklist and a feature that helps users learn more about different voting options before the election. Through the update, users can register to vote directly on the app.Snapchat partn…
 
4989 American Life エピソード125■今年有終の美を飾りたい■my favorite■アメリカでは大人はヘアアレンジをしない ★スクリプト★続きはウェブサイトへ!https://www.4989americanlife.com/blog 9月も後半になりましたが、今月の初めにですね、私やっと、今年2020年のやりたいことリスト100個リストアップしましたー。毎年100個のやりたいことリストを書き出して、それを1年間で達成しようというプロジェクトをやっているんですが、ひとつひとつは本当に簡単な小さなこと、どうでもいいこととが多くて、まあ中には○○に旅行に行きたい!とかね、ちょっとタイミングやお金や色々必要なこともありますけどね、基本的には日々の生活の中でもできるような、ちょっ…
 
An 83-year-old Italian man was fined after receiving complaints about his pet rooster crowing very early in the morning.Angelo Boletti, a longtime resident of Castiraga Vidardo, kept the rooster in his garden for 10 years. Because neighbors complained about the rooster’s noise, he eventually decided to give it to a friend. Boletti took the rooster …
 
A recent study found that adolescents who promise to be honest are less likely to cheat in school.Researchers from the University of Plymouth [PLIM-uhth] conducted the study with Indian students between 10 and 14 years old.The study’s participants were asked to play games in which they earned points that could be converted into prizes. One of the g…
 
Apple has been under fire for prohibiting major gaming apps from being launched on the App Store.According to Apple, the restricted gaming apps from Microsoft and Facebook provide access to third-party games that were not reviewed or approved by the company. Before apps are launched on the App Store, Apple’s guidelines require developers to submit …
 
Researchers from the National University of Singapore developed artificial skin that gives robots and prostheses a sense of touch.The device, called Asynchronous Coded Electronic Skin (ACES), is about one square centimeter in size and consists of 100 small sensors. The researchers said that ACES can identify different textures of roughness, as it d…
 
A Hyundai car dealership in Brazil adopted a stray dog and later hired it as an office employee.Branch manager Emerson Mariano said he first saw the dog outside the dealership. The dog visited the showroom frequently until Mariano let it in for shelter and some food and water one rainy evening. Afterward, the dealership staff felt that the dog want…
 
A team of researchers from the University of Bath created a device that enables users to digitize their dogs without the need for traditional motion capture technology.Traditional motion capture requires specialists to attach sensors to a human or animal actor. These sensors are used to track and record their movements, which are transferred to a d…
 
Scientists created a special sunblock called selenomelanin, which protects astronauts from dangerous radiation.The sunblock was created by enriching melanin with selenium. Melanin is a natural substance that provides color and protection to human hair, skin, and eyes, while selenium is an element that has cancer-preventing properties.To test the ef…
 
4989 American Life エピソード124■誕生日恒例キャンプに行った話■キャンプでのトラブル ★スクリプト★続きはウェブサイトへ!https://www.4989americanlife.com/blog 先週末、キャンプに行ってきました!9月上旬に毎年どこかしらキャンプに行く我々夫婦なのですが、何キャンプでしょうか!わかる方いますかね?シンキングタイム、スタート! ……。正解は、私のBirthday キャンプです。そう、9月はですね、私の誕生日がありまして、数年前から誕生日記念のキャンプに行くことにしています。 今年もキャンプに行こうとなって、どこに行こうか考えていたわけなんですけど、結構みなさんこ存じだと思うのですが、現在カリフォルニアは山火事が多くて、どこもかしこも燃えて…
 
Rhode Island mistakenly released tax refund checks with the signatures of iconic cartoon character Mickey Mouse and Disney founder Walt Disney.The state’s Department of Revenue sent out 176 erroneous checks in July with “Mickey Mouse” and “Walt Disney” replacing the names of General Treasurer Seth Magaziner and State Controller Peter Keenan on the …
 
Liverpool University archaeologists recently found Egyptian mummies that could finally help archaeologists uncover the long-lost burial tomb of the legendary Egyptian pharaoh [FAIR-oh] Cleopatra.Cleopatra is widely known as Egypt’s last ruler. She was an intelligent, charismatic politician who furthered Egypt’s political goals during her reign.Alth…
 
A team of international researchers conducted a study to determine why certain mosquitoes developed a preference for human blood.According to study co-author Noah Rose, mosquitoes found in dense human populations in cities with intense dry seasons evolved to have a stronger preference for human blood. The researchers speculate that the evolution ha…
 
A proposed code of conduct in Australia will require tech giants Facebook and Google to pay media outlets in the country for news content.The proposal, which was developed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), is set to be adopted this year. According to Josh Frydenberg, Treasurer of Australia, it will be the first legislati…
 
A study has discovered new ways to help students improve their mental health.According to the study done by the Yale Child Study Center (YCSC) and the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence (YCEI), college students’ mental health improved when they performed breathing techniques and exercises to cope with anxiety and stress.The study evaluated thre…
 
An anonymous British artist who goes by the nickname Banksy donated three paintings to help a hospital in Bethlehem.The paintings, which fetched £2.2 million (around ¥305 million), were auctioned off in London by auction house Sotheby's. The money raised from the auction will be used to buy equipment for children’s rehabilitation and build a new st…
 
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