イディオム

1. Pressed for time: in a hurry, not enough time, rushed

I'm sorry, I can't talk right now, I'm pressed for time and have to go. I sometimes skip breakfast when I'm pressed for time and feel hungry until lunch. She said she's pressed for time and can't join us for tea this afternoon.

2. It's about time: said after waiting a long time or when something happens late

Jim is finally here, it's about time he came, he's 15 minutes late. I think it's about time they fixed that street light, it's been broken for a month. Ken finally sold his car, it's about time, he's been trying to sell it since last year.

3. For the time being: temporarily, not permanent

The door is not completely fixed but it will be OK for the time being. We will have to eat brown rice for the time being until I can go to the store and by some white rice. I want to buy a new bicycle but I have to ride this old one for the time being until I get enought money to buy a new one.

4. Kill time: do something unimportant while waiting for something

The concert starts at 8 and it's only 6:30 so we have to kill time for an hour and a half. I had to kill time yesterday so I went to the beach and watched the sunset. Karen said she likes to kill time at the book store.

センテンスエクササイズ

1. Do you think Abenomics is effective? Yes, it's effective. / No, it isn't effective. / I don't know.

2. Do you think Aderans is effective? Yes, it's effective. / No, it isn't effective. / I don't know.

3. Do you think Tiger Balm is effective? Yes, it's effective. / No, it isn't effective. / I don't know.

4. Do you think Rizap is effective? Yes, it's effective. / No, it isn't effective. / I don't know.

5. Do you think a long onion around your neck when you have a cold is effective? Yes, it's effective. / No, it isn't effective. / I don't know.

6. Do you think Muhi bug bite medicine is effective? Yes, it's effective. / No, it isn't effective. / I don't know.

7. Do you think Lipovitan D is effective? Yes, it's effective. / No, it isn't effective. / I don't know.

8. Do you think a Kaero hot pack is effective? aYes, it's effective. / No, it isn't effective. / I don't know.

9. Do you think Fabreze is effective? Yes, it's effective. / No, it isn't effective. / I don't know.

10. Do you think an exercise bike is effective? Yes, it's effective. / No, it isn't effective. / I don't know.

フレーズ

Can you cook fried rice? Yes, I can. / No, I can't.