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Now for the final WordMaster edition of 2006!

Today's Lesson


  • The trunk of a tree is the main stem - usually the thickest part of the tree.

    The branches are the long, woody parts of the tree that grow out from the trunk.
  • trunk とは、木の中心となる部分、つまり、幹のことで、通常はその木のいちばん太い部分です。

    branch は、幹から伸びる長くて木質な部分、つまり、枝のことです。


  1. The eastern white pine has a tall, straight trunk and was often used to make masts for ships.
  2. They dug a tunnel through the trunk of the tree that was big enough to drive a car through.
  3. (talking about a large tree behind his house)
    I think I'd better cut that long branch before it breaks off and falls through the roof.
  4. The branches of the tree were covered with snow, and a songbird was feeding on the red berries.
  5. Many people decorate their homes with pine branches during the New Year's holiday.

英会話レッスンHave a very happy New Year!!