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2006.08.08(Review of 2004.12.01 edition)

Hello, and welcome to the 8th day of the 8th month of the year - a fine time for the latest WordMaster@Work!

Today's Lesson


  • A shortcoming is a bad or weak aspect of an organization, a plan, somebody's character, etc.
  • shortcoming は、組織や計画、人物の性格などのよくない点や、劣っている点のことです。


  1. A major shortcoming in the strategic plan is that it assumes the economy will continue to grow at its current rate. But there's no guarantee that will happen.
  2. Mark is a great salesman, but he has his shortcomings - like spending too much to entertain clients.
  3. Arnold is always quick to point out the shortcomings of his employees, but he's blind to his own shortcomings as a manager.

英会話レッスンThanks for coming!