♪April is the month of new beginnings. – 四月は新しい始まりの月




Hi everyone! Thank you for tuning in to Time for English.

For Japanese, April is the month of new beginnings. Traditionally schools and companies start their new academic or fiscal year in April. Even the government’s fiscal year runs from April 1 to March 31.

So, it’s time for a fresh start. For those who made great resolutions back in January, now is the perfect time to see how they’ve been doing with their goals. What about yours? Did you make a new year’s resolution? Do you even remember the goal you set out to accomplish? If you did make one, how is it coming along? If you’re lagging behind, perhaps it’s a good time to get back on track.

Personally, I made two resolutions for 2017. One is to spend more time with my mother. I’m doing pretty well on this. The other is to exercise more. To be honest, I could do better. I’m a lazy bum.

Now. Would you like to try a quiz? You’ll be given three options. Please listen carefully and choose the one that is TRUE. Ready?

1. The Japanese fiscal year begins in January.
2. In Japan, the academic year begins in April.
3. Many people give up on their resolutions by April.




4月は再出発の時とも言えます。1月に壮大な目標を掲げた人たちにとっては、目標達成の進捗状況を確かめる最適のタイミングでしょう。皆さんの目標はいかがです?新年の目標は立てましたか?どんな目標を立てたか忘れちゃったりして? ちゃんと目標を立てた人、うまくいってますか? やや遅れがちという人、軌道修正のチャンスです。




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