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2007.12.26(Review of 2002.12.19 edition)

Hello again! We hope Santa (or one of his helpers) was extra generous to you yesterday. Now that Christmas is over, it's time to turn our thoughts to the New Year.

Although today's WordMaster isn't exactly a “traditional” part of the New Year's holiday, it sure does get people excited around this time of the year!

Today's Lesson


  • A lottery is an event in which people buy tickets for a chance to win a prize. The prize is given to the person whose ticket number is chosen by chance.
  • lottery は、賞金が当たるチャンスを得るために、人々が券を買うイベント、つまり、宝くじのことです。券に付いている番号が抽選で選ばれると、賞金がもらえます。



  1. (fictional announcement)
    Tickets for the annual Year-End Berlitz Mega Lottery went on sale in November.
  2. Look! The last four digits (= numbers) of my lottery number are the same as my birthday! I think this is my lucky ticket!
  3. Did you hear that Yuko won 400,000 yen in the lottery?
  4. a: If you won the lottery, would you quit your job?
    b: Are you kidding? I love my job - I write for WordMaster!

英会話レッスンMay luck be on your side!