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2011.08.30  (Review of 2008.07.24 edition)

Sometimes, the most interesting reading in the paper isn't found on the front page, but rather right here!

Today's Lesson CATEGORY: イディオム


  • A classified ad or want ad is a short advertisement in a newspaper, magazine, or on the Internet, placed by someone looking for an employee, an employer, a tenant, a buyer for a house, etc.

    Be Careful! We usually do NOT use the expression "want ADVERTISEMENT" to mean want AD.
  • classified ad または want ad は、従業員や雇用主、テナントや家の買い手などを探すために、新聞や雑誌、インターネットに出される短い広告、つまり、求人広告、案内広告のことです。

    注意:通常、この意味では、want ADVERTISEMENT の表現は使いません。
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  1. (to the advertising department of a weekly magazine)
    a: How much would a 28-word classified ad cost?
    b: Our rate is $20 per word per issue. So the total cost would be $560 for one issue.
  2. (while reading the newspaper)
    Listen to this outrageous classified ad: "Bankrupt but creative man seeks wealthy and generous woman, age 18 to 80, for serious relationship." Wow! Do you think he'll get any responses?
  3. a: How did you sell your old car so quickly?
    b: I placed a want ad in the Berlitz Classifieds online.
  4. a: How's your job hunt going?
    b: I've been checking the want ads in the newspaper every day.
    a: That's not going to get you very far in this economy. You've got to get out and pound the pavement.

英会話レッスンLet's set up camp here tonight. See you tomorrow!