May 4, 2014 =========
☆ flexible 柔軟な
One of the useful phrases this week in the Eigo Techo is “The key is to be flexible, right?” What do you think, do you agree or disagree?
Here’s my example, since February I have been training for a marathon that is on May 25th (soon!! Yikes!) and my friend and I who I am training with have had injuries so we couldn’t run. We’ve had dangerous weather, busy schedules because of children and work, and even suffered from a lack of motivation meaning we couldn’t run. I think we were being flexible, changing the schedule or skipping training when we had to.
I think this applies to English learning too. For example, if you have a schedule for studying English – maybe you are taking a test in the future. In that case, of course it’s good to stick to the schedule, but you also need to be flexible right? Sometimes things happen in our lives that mean we can’t study according to our schedule. Being flexible means that we will still reach our goal, but just by a slightly different route.
What do you think, do you agree or disagree? Do you have an example in your own life of when you needed to be flexible?