♪I’m not eligible. – 対象外




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

Have you taken advantage of the GO TO TRAVEL campaign?

Well, I haven’t. I can’t, actually. The government has decided that Tokyo is excluded from the campaign. I’m a Tokyo resident, therefore, I’m not eligible for discounts offered by the campaign. Not fair!

Anyhow, let’s look at the word “eligible” today. It’s a good word to learn.

So, what does “eligible” mean? If you’re eligible for something, you’re qualified for it or allowed to do it.

For example, if you get good grades, you might be eligible for a scholarship. When you’re eligible for a scholarship, you’re satisfying the necessary conditions to receive it.

In Japan, if you’re 18 years old or above, you’re eligible to vote. In other words, you can vote. I’m Japanese, so I’m not eligible to run for president of the United States.

Now, would you like to try a quiz? I’ll give you three options, please listen carefully and choose the one that is TRUE. Ready?

The opposite word of “eligible” is:
1. illegible
2. suitable
3. unqualified



GO TOトラベルキャンペーンを利用して、どこかへ旅行されましたか?




たとえば、成績が良ければ、eligible for scholarship、奨学金をもらう資格があるかもしれません。奨学金を受給する条件を満たしているということですね。

日本では、選挙で投票権があるのは18歳以上です。18歳以上であれば、eligible to vote、つまり投票できます。私は日本人なので、米国の大統領選挙には出馬できません。not eligible to run for president of the United Statesです。



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