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8月15日号 基本単語 de 便利フレーズ

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 東京で働くさおりが主人公。同僚や友人との交流を通し、日常英会話で役立つ表現を身に付けましょう。

    今週のフレーズ standing appointment   

    (Teleworking and texting to each other)

    Sean: Good morning, guys. I'm glad I made it here on time.

    Anne: Why? Did you oversleep?

    Sean: No. I joined this online writing group, and it meets via video chat from 9 to 10 a.m. on Fridays, Tokyo time.

    Saori: What's a writing group?

    Sean: Well, I've never been a part of any other writing groups, but in this one, people take turns being a facilitator, whose role is to give prompts, and we write whatever the prompts lead us for several minutes each.

    Anne: That sounds really cool.

    Sean: Yeah, it was started by a friend of mine in Tokyo and her friend in Chicago. There are probably about 20 members from around the world who are participating in it.

    Saori: And do you share what you write with each other?

    Sean: We can if we want to, but we don't have to.

    Anne: So now you have a standing appointment every Friday morning before work.

    Sean: Yeah. But everyone seems to be very mindful of time, so I don't think I'll ever have to duck out before a writing group session ends, or be late for work.

    Kobayashi Chikako さんの「英会話 He Said, She Said 基本単語 de 便利フレーズ」は毎日ウィークリーで毎月第1・3週に掲載中です。

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