Q1: What languages have you studied before? A: I have studied English and Korean.
Q2: Have you ever been to a language school? A: Yes, I have been to English language schools in America and Australia.
Q3: Do you often read foreign books or watch foreign language movies? A: Yes, I watch American dramas and foreign movies a lot but I rarely★ read books.
Q4: Have you ever taken a foreign or second language exam? A: Yes, I have taken Eiken, TOEIC and TOEFL when I was a student.
Q5: Do you have any tips for studying languages? Also can you recommend any books or movies for study? A: What I used to do when I went abroad was imagine every kind of situation in English and find out what vocabulary is needed to describe what you want to say. Additionally, you have to copy somebody who speaks English fluently. I was doing this while taking the bus or before going to bed, and then you will even dream about it in English. I think this is a pretty good idea for extra study besides★ classes, because you don’t need money, a specific place, teacher or anything. What you have to do is just fantasize★.
Q6: What language would you like to study next if you have a chance? A: If I have a chance, I would like to study French so that I can watch French movies without subtitles★ or go to Paris and pretend I am a Parisienne.
Q7: Do you have any advice for English learners? A: I would like to say “Love it!” because the more you enjoy learning, the faster you can improve your English!
友人と地下鉄に乗って友人が知っているレストランに行く時、降りる駅を知らなかった私に友人が「This is us.」と言いました。「ここで降りるよ。ここが私たちが降りる駅だよ。」という意味だということは分かりましたが、なぜusなのか疑問に思った私はすぐに友人に聞いてみました。その回答は「なんでか分からない．．．」でした＾＾；後で調べてみると、カジュアルな表現で「This is me.」（ここが私の駅[家]）なども使うそうです。もちろん「これが私達（僕達）なんだ。」という意味でも使います。覚えておきましょう！
This phrase describes a situation when you want to help someone but can’t due to some reason beyond your control, usually rules or regulations. My student was sick and so did poorly on the test. I would like to let him take the exam again, but my hands are tied. The school rules won’t allow it.