Confident / Embarrassed
Are you confident that you know the way to the restaurant?
Are you embarrassed about your language ability?
Don’t be embarrassed about singing in front of people.
I was overconfident before taking the test.
I was too arrogant about my skills so I was surprised how hard the test was.
Change your mind
Did you change your mind about going to the concert?
I changed my mind. I will order the cheeseburger even though it’s very high in calories.
In high school I learned how to drive a car
The course was called Driver’s Education
In America, you can get a Learner’s Permit when you are 16 years old in many states
A condition of the Learner’s Permit is that you can only drive with an adult in the car, and you cannot drive at night, only during the daytime.
How many days will you take the driver’s education course?
I will study for 30 days. It is the shortest course I can take.
Alarm in the night
A guard called me at my house to report an alarm at the office
I received a phone call from the security company last night
The guard went to my office to check on the alarm
I arranged to meet the guard at 7:00 PM but I was a little late, and when I arrived, I couldn’t find the guard. He must have left when I didn’t arrive on time.
My brother was very angry and complained to the manager of the security company about the guard.
I was very worried that some trouble might happen so I couldn’t sleep.
I waited for my husband to come back home so I didn’t sleep very much.
I went to training last week
There were 18 people in my class, and 3 of them were women
It was an IT training class
It was hard to listen in Japanese for 6 hours to the training
At the end of the training, we took a test
We had 60 minutes to finish the test, but I was given an extra 15 minutes to complete the test
I passed the test and received a certificate
Proof / Evidence
My company has very strict rules about the time to arrive at work
My friends company has flexible working hours. He can arrive at 10 AM at work, and leave at 4 PM because he also works from home sometimes
If I am going to be late for work in the morning, I need to have a reason
I am feeling sick and must miss work, I need to submit evidence like a doctor’s note to my company
How many days were you sick and didn’t go to work?
I was off work for 1 week with the flu
What is your excuse for missing work?
The train was late
There is no excuse for your behavior
His behavior was inexcusable
In Addition to / As Well as / Also
In addition to studying Japanese, I also study painting
In addition to studying in class, I also go to private lessons with a teacher
As well as being a pilot, I have the goal of speaking spanish
I also want to go to Taiwan this summer so I am saving money
My goal is to get stronger so my coach told me to be more confident about physical exercise
I am not confident about my athletic ability so my coach told me to be more serious in physical education class.
My teacher advised me to have more confidence in my ability
I also asked my doctor for her advice about my condition
Fruits and Health
I like eating healthy food
I often go to a healthfood store to buy vitamins
During Chinese New Year I ate delicious moon cakes and the pineapple flavor was very tasty.
I think eating fruit is very healthy and good for you
I usually eat a lot of mikan during the winter in Japan
I like to eat Quince pie. I think the Japanese name is Karin.
Because I want to be healthy
I take vitamins every day
I like to buy supplements in order to improve my health
I read in a magazine that it is good to take Omega 3 pills which are the ingredient in fish oil which is very healthy
I take enzymes daily for my health
It improves your blood flow to your heart
My father needs an operation. He needs a liver transplant as his liver is in poor condition.
My brother’s left kidney is failing and he needs a kidney transplant
I have signed up to donate my kidney
Because my kidneys are not working well, I need to use a dialysis machine every week
I transplanted a carrot from one flower pot to another flower pot
I moved from New York to Los Angeles so I am a transplant
The gardener transplanted the sod from the garden to the stadium
We use artificial turf in our soccer field
AI is artificial intelligence
Nowadays, the field of artificial intelligence is very popular
A computer beat a chess champion in a game of chess and that showed the power of artificial intelligence
He was not a genuine person. He was very artificial.
It was not real fruit, it was plastic. It looked real but was artificial.
Trans - portation
Trains, buses and cars are types of transportation. They are a way of getting from one place to another.
I transferred from one department to another in my company
I want to work on English to Japanese translation projects. I want to translate from English to Japanese.
The train was transcontinental. It went from New York to San Francisco
I ordered a cocktail that was called a Liver Transplant as it was so strong
The issue of transgender rights is very much in the news these days
I always exercise in the morning
I take a bath every morning
I wake up and have to drink a glass of orange juice
I always read the newspaper in the morning
My morning ritual is to read the paper for 45 minutes and eat a slice of pie