Marie Kondo, a tidy consultant, ❶( ) you ( ) ( ) ( ) your personal space. She insists that you should keep things ❷( ) ( ) they spark joy.
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❷ ～する場合のみ ( ) ( )～
❶ It is human nature to collect things： a lot of colorful pens, a new pair of pants, a fashionable T-shirt, a pair of cool sneakers. We love these things when we buy them. However, we put them into a drawer or a closet and forget about them.
Soon our living space ❶ is ( ) ( ) too many things: too many pairs of socks in our drawers, too many shoes in our closet. Books. Books. Books. ❷That can be a source of frustration. Our belongings ❸have( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) a real headache for us. What should we do?
❶～で一杯になる is ( ) ( )
have ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) a real headache.
Marie Kondo, ( Kon Mari, ❶( ) ( ) )has a solution. From an early age ❷ ( tidy / she / and / keeping / liked / neat / her room.) She ❸was ( ) ( ) magazine articles about how to organize your space. ❹She not only put her own space in order, but she also cleaned and tidied up her sisters room.
❶ 略して ( ) ( )
❸ ～に夢中になる was ( ) ( )
True or False
- We buy many things but put them into drawers because we come to hate them.
- Our belongings can become our enemy later. ( )
- KonMari knows how to solve a big problem about our belongings. ( )
- What do people often do after buying things they love?
- What did Marie Kondo like doing when she was little?
❶ While in college, Kon Mari started working ❷( ) tidying consultant in Japan. In 2014, she went to the U.S. ❸ to introduce the KonMari Method. She has been working hard, and her method is a great success all over the world.
❷ 『～として』 ( )
❸ 不定詞の ( 名詞的 形容詞的 副詞的 )用法
One of KonMaris ❶most important principles is this: Keeping things only if they spart joy.
Some of her clients have lots of unread books. But they don’t know ❷ ( ) ( ) ( ) and ( ) ( ) ( ). Perhaps they will read them sometime. But sometime never comes. KonMaris advice is ❸ to take each book in your hands, and if it parks joy, keep it. ❹ If not, throw it away. But don’t forget to say Thank you for your good service.
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❸ 不定詞の （名詞・形容詞・副詞）的用法
She adds : “You never read the book, but you still learned ❶ something from it. You learned that you didn’t need that book.
The same ❷( ) ( ) all of your belongings. That’s ❸( )the process of tidying starts.
❷ 『当てはまる』 ( ) ( )
❸ 適切な関係副詞を入れましょう ( )
- Why did KonMari go to the U.S.?
- If we can’t decide which book to keep and which book to throw away, what would KonMari tell us to do?
KonMari is not telling us ❶ to ( ) ( ) stuff ( ). She treats her belongings like living things. One day, while she was in high school, she bought a new cell phone. Then she sent a message to her old phone: “You have been helping me for many years. Thank you.” Her old phone rang immediately, and she checked ❷ the text. Of course, it was her message. She said to her old phone, “Great.” My message reached you. Then, she closed it,
to ( ) ( ) stuff ( )
When she opened her old phone a little later, she ❶ was ( ) ( ) ( )find a blank screen. ❷ Her old cell phone ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) her message. Its job was done. KonMari admits that this was probably just a coincidence. But it illustrated her idea we should show respect to our belongings, even when we are throwing them away. We have ❸ a very ( ) ( ) ( ) our belongings.
❶ 『見つけて驚いた』 was ( ) ( ) ( ) find
Her old cell phone ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) her message.
a very ( ) ( ) ( ) our belongings
True or False
- KonMari’s old cell phone didn’t receive her last message. ( )
- The old cell phone went dead just after it received her last message. ( )
- We have a very close relationship with our belongings, so we should not throw them away. ( )
- What happened to KonMari’s old phone after receiving the last message?
- What does KonMari think about her belongings?
Our belongings are the result of our choices., ❶ ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) things is so difficult. KonMari tells us to ask ourselves: ❷“Am I having trouble throwing this away because of an attachment to the past or because of fear of the future?” ❸ (discover / asking / values / us / will / our / that / help / question / life ).
( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) things is so difficult.
❶Tidying is not just a way to make our space more livable. Its also a way ❷ to set our values and decide our future. When we organize our rooms, we ❸( ) ( ) set priorities. When we throw away old belongings, we ❸( ) ( ) make decisions. ❹Thus putting our space in order profoundly affects our lives, even work and family. Tidying up can transform our lives.
If you are uncertain about your future, ❺start ( ) things ( ). What are you truly interested in? What do you want to do in the future? ❻ 『試しにやってみてはどうですか?』
❷ 不定詞の（名詞 形容詞 副詞）的用法
❸ 『～するようになる』 ( ) ( )
❺ 『ものを整頓し始めましょう』 start ( ) things ( )
True or False
- To decide our future, tidying up is very useful. ( )
- Throwing away old belongings affects our lives. ( )
- When you are not certain about your future, you should ask yourself what you are truly interested in. ( )
- Why is it important to ask ourselves about throwing things away.
- If you are not sure about your future, what should you do?