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每日英語跟讀 Ep.967: About Japan -利用健美運動員來送餐與日本百貨

每日英語跟讀 Ep.967: About Japan -利用健美運動員來送餐與日本百貨

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每日英語跟讀 Ep.967: About Japan -Japan sushi chef using bodybuilder delivery to boost sales amidst pandemicA sushi restaurant in central Japan is trying to boost sluggish demand during the coronavirus pandemic by sending shirtless bodybuilders to deliver food to its customers.藉由派出打赤膊的健美運動員向客戶外送食物,日本中部一間壽司餐廳正試圖振興冠狀病毒大流行期間的疲軟需求。The service dubbed “Delivery Macho”, was established by 41-year-old Imazushi chef Masanori Sugiura who is also a competition bodybuilder.這項服務取名為「外送猛男」,由41歲的「今壽司」大廚杉浦正典創立,他也是個健美選手。Sugiura has recruited his friends who worked at fitness gyms to work as sushi delivery staff, as they were out of work during the pandemic.杉浦把之前在健身房工作的友人找來當壽司外送員,因為他們在疾病大流行期間沒有工作。The only condition is that customers need to order a minimum of 7000 yen to get a taste of the delivery macho.惟一條件是顧客需至少點餐7000日圓,才能一嚐外送猛男滋味。The promotion has been a sensation on Twitter, and Sugiura receives up to 10 orders a day with monthly earnings from the service of about 1.5 million yen.此一推銷活動在推特上造成轟動,杉浦一天至少接到10張訂單,這項服務賺得月收約150萬日圓。 Next Article Death knell sounds for some of Japan’s oldest department stores 日本部分歷史最悠久的百貨公司喪鐘大作After more than three centuries in business, the Onuma department store in northern Japanese city of Yamagata began bankruptcy proceedings this year - one of many distinguished department stores across the country in dire straits.在日本北部城市山形市營業超過3個世紀的大沼百貨公司,今年展開破產程序,為全日本各地許多經營陷入困境的知名百貨公司之一。Japan’s department stores have been in a long slow decline as shopping habits change.隨著購物習慣改變,日本的百貨公司已進入漫長且緩慢的衰退。Now the coronavirus pandemic, just as it has forced U.S. retailers such as Lord & Taylor and Neiman Marcus into bankruptcy, is hammering nails into coffins for some - particularly those in regional areas.如今新冠病毒肆虐全球,一如迫使美國零售百貨業者羅德與泰勒以及尼曼馬庫斯破產,該病毒正對部分——特別是區域型百貨公司,發出催命符。Last month, 146-year-old Nakago closed the doors of its last remaining store in Fukushima city, while Izutsuya Co Ltd, a chain in the southern city of Kita Kyushu, shuttered one of its two main stores.上個月,有146年歷史的中合百貨公司關閉在福島市碩果僅存的最後一家分店,至於在南部城市北九州市的連鎖百貨公司井筒屋,則關閉了兩大主要分店中的一家。Source article: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1399004 ; https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1399199 每日英語跟讀Podcast,就在http://www.15mins.today/daily-shadowing每週Vocab精選詞彙Podcast,就在https://www.15mins.today/vocab每週In-TENSE文法練習Podcast,就在https://www.15mins.today/in-tense用email訂閱就可以收到通勤學英語節目更新通知。

每日英語跟讀 Ep.966: 養寵物有助提高免疫力

每日英語跟讀 Ep.966: 養寵物有助提高免疫力

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-------------Pocketalk S迷你型大螢幕多國語言翻譯機:55國的雙向語音、文字、照片翻譯還有情境式英語學習https://www.csemart.com/v2/Search?q=pocketalk&shopId=36305優惠碼: 15mins-------------  每日英語跟讀 Ep.966: Keeping pets can boost your immunity 養寵物 有助提高免疫力Pets are an inseparable part of people’s lives in the modern world. About 65 percent of US households have at least one pet. On a psychological level, pet companionship can bring better psychological wellbeing; on a biological level, our furry friends can boost human immunity.現代人的生活和寵物密不可分,在美國有百分之六十五左右的家庭裡,至少有一個成員為寵物。在心理層面上,寵物的陪伴能帶來更好的心理健康,而在生理上,這些毛小孩更能使人體的免疫力提升。According to a report in Psychology Today, a review carried out by researchers from the UK’s University of Manchester found that the companionship of pets can result in better psychological wellbeing for people with mental health conditions. The diabetes research center of the University of Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital analyzed data from over 3 million people, demonstrating a 24 percent reduction in risk of death within 10 years for dog owners.據《今日心理學》報導,英國曼徹斯特大學曾研究指出,對患有精神疾病的人來說,寵物的陪伴能帶來更好的心理健康。而多倫多大學西奈山醫學院糖尿病研究中心也取樣了超過三百萬人的數據,研究顯示,養狗的人,十年內的死亡機率降低了百分之二十四。Experts say that dogs produce significantly more of the immunoglobulin A antibody in their saliva, which fights antigens, when stroked. Pets can also help people respond better to stress, and this in turn boosts the immune system. This is because pets provide companionship and encourage people to make more social connections with others, helping alleviate stress in the process. After people become more emotionally stable, their immune system becomes more robust.專家表示,以狗為例,人在撫摸狗之後,唾液中的「免疫球蛋白A」抗體顯著增加,更有效抵擋病源入侵,此外,寵物對人體免疫力的最大影響之一為壓力反應,寵物能透過陪伴和促進與他人的社交聯繫來幫助減輕壓力,心理狀態穩定後,連帶的免疫系統也能更加茁壯。There is a strong connection between the microbes on pets’ and people’s bodies and their immune activity. Many scientists say that microbes can directly influence one’s immune system, and these research results indicate that pets’ microbes can also directly influence the health and immunity of the human body.事實上,寵物及人體身上的微生物和自身的免疫行為之間有著強大的連結,許多科學家皆表明微生物會直接影響免疫系統,因此在這樣的研究結果下,寵物的微生物也會直接影響人體的健康和免疫力。Source article: https://www.taipeitimes.com/News/lang/archives/2020/09/22/2003743829 每日英語跟讀Podcast,就在http://www.15mins.today/daily-shadowing每週Vocab精選詞彙Podcast,就在https://www.15mins.today/vocab每週In-TENSE文法練習Podcast,就在https://www.15mins.today/in-tense用email訂閱就可以收到通勤學英語節目更新通知。

每日英語跟讀 Ep.965: 法律女王辭世 大法官繼任人選左右美國未來

每日英語跟讀 Ep.965: 法律女王辭世 大法官繼任人選左右美國未來

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每日英語跟讀 Ep.965: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, iconic supreme court justice dies, sparks possible change to US US Supreme Court Justice and liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg (also known as RBG), 87, died on September 18, opening a crucial vacancy on the high court expected to set off a pitched political battle at the peak of the presidential campaign.美國最高法院大法官、自由主義代表人物露絲‧貝德‧金斯伯格,於九月十八日辭世,享壽八十七歲。她在最高法院所留下的關鍵職缺,將在美國總統選戰方酣之時引發一場激烈的政治鬥爭。Ginsburg became only the second woman to serve as a Supreme Court Justice, when she was appointed to the court in 1993 by president Bill Clinton.金斯伯格在一九九三年由美國總統比爾‧柯林頓任命為最高法院大法官,成為第二位擔任大法官的女性。She anchored its liberal faction, whittled to four by two appointments since 2017 from US President Donald Trump. The number of justices of the Supreme Court of the Unites States is nine; each justice has lifetime tenure.美國最高法院大法官共有九席,為終身職。總統唐納‧川普自二○一七年以來已任命兩位大法官,使得自由派大法官由四位減少至兩位。金斯伯格是自由派穩住陣腳的支柱。Over the past decade, the Supreme Court has made several sweeping rulings on social equality issues in 5-4 votes, including its landmark decision approving gay marriage in 2015. Last term, the court held in a 6-3 decision that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or transgender status constitutes unlawful sex discrimination in the workplace.在過去十年中,最高法院以五票對四票在社會平等方面做出了幾項影響廣泛的裁決,包括二○一五年里程碑式的裁決,承認同性婚姻。在上個會期,最高法院以六票對三票裁定,對性傾向或跨性別者的歧視為性別歧視,而職場中性別歧視是違法的。Coming just over a month before the Nov. 3 US presidential election in which Trump lags his Democratic rival Joe Biden in the polls, the vacancy offers the Republican president a chance to solidly lock in a conservative majority at the court for decades to come.距離十一月三日美國總統大選只有一個多月,川普民調落後民主黨競爭對手喬‧拜登,但此大法官遺缺讓共和黨籍的川普有機可乘,讓保守派在未來數十年牢牢把持最高法院的多數。That could lead to a court that would potentially reverse abortion rights, strengthen the powers of business, and water down rights provided to minorities and the LGBTQ community over the past three decades.這可能會使未來的最高法院成為讓權利夭折、讓企業權力擴大的法院,並削弱少數族群及LGBTQ同志社群過去三十年來被賦予的權利。Over the years Ginsburg has become a legend. Her personal and legal struggles for equal rights are featured in the documentary RBG and biographical movie On the Basis of Sex, which have also cemented Ginsburg’s unlikely status as a pop culture hero.金斯伯格的身影多年來已成為傳奇,廣受人民尊崇甚至超越網紅。紀錄片《RBG:不恐龍大法官》與傳記電影《法律女王》,即描述她在法律上及個人生命上爭取平權的奮鬥。Source article: https://www.taipeitimes.com/News/lang/archives/2020/09/28/2003744184 每日英語跟讀Podcast,就在http://www.15mins.today/daily-shadowing每週Vocab精選詞彙Podcast,就在https://www.15mins.today/vocab每週In-TENSE文法練習Podcast,就在https://www.15mins.today/in-tense用email訂閱就可以收到通勤學英語節目更新通知。

文法跟讀 In-Tense Ep.065: Adverbs 副詞 Part III (修飾副詞)

文法跟讀 In-Tense Ep.065: Adverbs 副詞 Part III (修飾副詞)

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Welcome to 15mins.today the home of English Shadowing. I am your host Gavin, and this is InTense Episode 65. Well guys were on the last episode of adverbs. Thank goodness, almost done, done, done, done. Unfortunately, it is not an easy one, just like the previous one, where adverbs that describe adjectives, we are now looking at adverbs that describe other adverbs. So, it could be something, something, something,adverb, adverb, and then a verb.OK, so how will I do this? I will do it the same as I did the previous one. I will search for that on Google to find examples because it's not something I'm aware of on a daily basis. It's very, very difficult, so that's all I can tell you about it. There's no quick or easy way, you just look at it and you think, oh that's an adverb and that's an adverb. So, an adverb that describes another adverb. Again, I will underline them as usual in the transcript for you to find, but let's just look at the one example I've got on hand and that is,” They sang so clearly.” There's the ly, but the so is also an adverb. So, what will I do now? I will go online, find examples and ask you some questions. Just follow the questions. OK, let's do this! Is John almost always busy? Yes, he is almost always busy.Is John almost always busy? No, he is not almost always busy. Did Mary answer the question quite easily? Yes, she answered it quite easily.Did Mary answer the question quite easily? No, she did not answer it quite easily. Does your grandmother speak very loudly? Yes, she speaks very loudly.Does your grandmother speak very loudly? No, she does not speak very loudly. Did Peter arrive too soon? Yes, he arrived too soon.Did Peter arrive too soon? No, he did not arrive too soon. Did Jane finish the test more quickly? Yes, she finished the test more quickly.Did Jane finish the test more quickly? No, she did not finish the test more quickly. Did they leave quite abruptly? Yes, they left quite abruptly.Did they leave quite abruptly? No, they did not leave quite abruptly. Does James tread very carefully. Yes, he treads very carefully.Does James tread very carefully? No, he does not tread very carefully. Did Gregory do especially well. Yes, he did especially well.Did Gregory do especially well. No, he did not do especially well. Does Don drive extremely fast? Yes, he drives extremely fast.Does Don drive extremely fast? No, he does not drive extremely fast. Did Sara smile especially sweetly? Yes, she smiled especially sweetly.Did Sara smile especially sweetly? No, she did not smile. especially sweetly. Did the government act surprisingly swiftly. Yes, the government acted surprisingly swiftly.Did the government act surprisingly swiftly? No, the government did not act surprisingly swiftly. Were you definitely late? Yes, I was definitely late.Were you definitely late? No, I was not definitely late. Well there you go guys. Some examples of adverbs describing other adverbs. I used the examples off the Internet. I used the same list that I actually used for adverbs that describe adjectives, because if they are adverbs and they can be used to describe other adverbs as well. So, I will underline those adverbs in the examples. I hope this helped you. Practice, practice, practice, even if you are not really interested in the grammar part of it. Just practice the questions and the answers. OK, if you can answer them correctly you will be fine. So, I hope to catch you in the next one and hopefully next time we do something that makes a bit more sense and doesn't give me a headache again for trying to do this. OK, take care and I'll catch you in the next episode. Bye, bye! 每日英語跟讀Podcast,就在http://www.15mins.today/daily-shadowing每週Vocab精選詞彙Podcast,就在https://www.15mins.today/vocab每週In-TENSE文法練習Podcast,就在https://www.15mins.today/in-tense用email訂閱就可以收到通勤學英語節目更新通知。

精選詞彙播客 Vocab Ep.075: 韓國航空大賺與大媽洗錢 Major SKorean airlines profits and money laundering

精選詞彙播客 Vocab Ep.075: 韓國航空大賺與大媽洗錢 Major SKorean airlines profits and money laundering

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-------------即刻收聽John老師的「社會人核心英語」課程協助你面對外商主管、同事與客戶 :https://15minsengcafe.pse.is/umheh------------- Summary:This article discusses how 2 Korean Airlines posted profit when all other airlines globally lost heavily. They did this by using their jets as cargo planes. A person put money in a washing machine to clean it and lost a lot. They were destroyed. She received $23 000 from the bank. That was less than half of the total!原文章討論: https://www.15mins.today/blog/ep-925-about-skorea-how-major-south-korean-airlines-made-profits  Vocabulary and Sample Sentences:  Commendable adj.: deserving praiseWere his heroic actions commendable?Is supporting charities commendable?  Skeptical adj.: doubting that something is true or will happenAre you skeptical about self-driving cars?Is being skeptical a good trait in politics?  Mutilate v.: to damage something/somebody very badlyWas he mutilated in the accident? Did the shredder mutilate the document? 每日英語跟讀Podcast,就在http://www.15mins.today/daily-shadowing每週Vocab精選詞彙Podcast,就在https://www.15mins.today/vocab每週In-TENSE文法練習Podcast,就在https://www.15mins.today/in-tense用email訂閱就可以收到通勤學英語節目更新通知。