2018.9.18.Tuesday BF

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Thank you so much for coming today!! 本日は有難うございました!Do you have any plans during the three consecutive holidays?  three consecutive holidays木曜日は有難うございました! 3連休

be supposed to do ~する事になっている

I was supposed to fly from Kansai International Airport, but I could not fly from there due to the typhoon.

How was your Yosakoi dance performance on a hot day in Nara? I hope it went very well.  Wow! He made costumes for his 25 members! 暑い夏の奈良 よさこい祭りい方でしたか?25メンバー全員にコスチュームをハンドメイド👐 素晴しい☆彡

As the highlight of Danjiri matsuri, participants pull floats vigorously while running.だんじり祭りのハイライトとして参加者が走りながら勢いよく鉾を引っ張る

VR Zone Osaka opened in Hep Five. He got excited because he had enjoyed it before.  You wear a VR handset and experience an overwhelmingly big Gozilla and some other things! VR Zone Osaka というVRが楽しめる場所がHep Five にオープンしたそうです。既にVRを体験された生徒さんは興味深々 https://vrzone-pic.com/osaka/news/20180719_godzilla.html

I did not know about Mameshiba cafe! What is a Mameshimba Cafe? You can enjoy having coffee with mameshiba(dogs) in a nostalgic interior.  http://owls-cats-forest.com/free/mameshiba-kyoto

四条の生徒さんに教えて頂いた豆しばカフェ 初耳でした!コーヒー飲みながらノスタルジックなお部屋で犬の豆しばと過ごせる!新京極にあるそうです 有難うございます!

 

You have a sweet __①__ 甘党です

bottomless pit 凄い食欲!

Your _②__ are bigger than your ___ 欲張って食べ過ぎる

Good job on volunteering for the Umeshu Festival at Kitano Tenmangu! Otsukaresama! 昨日のお疲れさまでした。 What is your favorite plum wine? Green tea umeshu sounds great! 緑茶の梅酒おいしそう♪

I would like to try to __③__ plum wine with green tea! 液体など薄める

➀sweet tooth   ② Your eyes are bigger than your stomach. ③dilute

It was very fun talking with you! I hope she will enjoy travelling to Okinawa!

upcoming events for this weekend!  お助け隊24(月・祝)もございます!

☆彡9月 外国人観光客お助け隊☆彡
参加者大募集
924日(月・祝)京都
925日(火)梅田スカイビル
Let’s enjoy talking with foreign travelers!
京都 9/17(月・祝)京都タワー1F入り口前 8時
京都:9/24(月・祝)京都タワー1F入り口前10時 
京都 9/25(火)JR大阪駅 桜橋口 14時集合!  
お申し込みはTonomuraもしくはinfo@velco.jpにご連1絡お願いします。
お助け隊準備講座 四条校 木曜14:00~金曜20:30~/大津校18:00
9・17(月・祝)北野天満宮  梅酒祭 語学ボランティア!
9・24(月・祝)普段未公開 京都文化財  見学も予定 
Have a good rest of the holiday!
Tonomura
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2018.9.18 Tuesday Free Talk

19:00-19:50 6 students

20:00-20:50 4 students

Hello! Today we had a fairly large class. We started talking about whether we would like to see our futures or our parents pasts. Then we talked a bit about how far ahead we plan vacations abroad. We finished talking about different comedy shows in Japan.

Thanks for coming to my second to last class!
See you next week,

Rayko

2018.9.16 Sunday: リアルな日常生活英語、アート&クラフト 、発音マスター、BF

Finally sunny! 🍳

リアルな日常生活英語
11:00 ~ 12:00 4 Students

Let’ talk about breakfast! Because it’s the most important meal of the day!
🍳🥐🥓🥝🍳🥐🥓🍌🍳🥓🍳🍌

What do you for breakfast?
-eggs -milk -coffee -tea -bacon -miso soup -tomato soup -fruits -cereal -yogurt etc.

We practiced countable and uncountable for these food items.

Lastly, we practiced ordering breakfast at a restaurant/ cafe.

W. Hello. Can I take your order?
C. I’d like some eggs and sausages please.
W. And to drink?
C. Some coffee, please.
W. Anything else?
C. No, thank you.

アート&クラフト IMG-1813
12:00 ~ 13:00 4 Students

We made “Friendship bracelet” again but today with spool thread.
Everyone got so better end of the class and wonderful tying!

発音マスター
13:00 ~ 14:00 5 Students

L & R blends! Pl & Pr!

  • plane
  • please
  • plans
  • place
  • present
  • prize
  • press
  • pride

We also practiced short vowels; A E I O U
And played Bingo with!

BF
14:00 ~ 15:00 10 Students
15:00 ~ 16:00 12 Students

We talked about our experiences from the recent typhoon, if we’ve seen ghosts to whether or not if we believe ghosts or fortune telling.
Everyone got in pairs and talked about autumn plans and what they want to achieve!
Good luck!

Second hour, we played a listing out game called “Listography”. I gave some topics such as Japanese dishes, where Japanese people want to/ like to travel, house chores and hats too!
Very creative and good thinking! Congrats to those who got 4 points!

 

Hope to see you again next week! 💝

2018.9.9 Sunday: リアルな日常生活英語、アート&クラフト 、発音マスター

リアルな日常生活英語
11:00 ~ 12:00 3 Students

Do you feel safe where you live?

We talked about different types of “crime”. 😱

Such as; shoplifting, murder, stealing, mugging, robbery, speeding, hacking, vandalism, arson, etc.

We list out the verbs and the criminal. For example:
Shoplifting = steal/ stole = shoplifter,
Murder = murdered = murderer

We also did an activity “Same” or “Different”:

  • illegal | against the law     Same
  • legal | illegal Different
  • criminal | offender Same

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アート&クラフト
12:00 ~ 13:00 1 Student

We made a recycle bag! エコバッグを fabric markers を使いながら作りました~
Super cute whale~~~~~~~~

 

 

 

発音マスター
13:00 ~ 14:00 7 Students

We practiced F & V!

 

  • feel  *fan
  • fail   *fill
  • feet   *fall

“PH” is also “F”

  • Dolphin
  • Telephone
  • Alphabet
  • Pharmacy

 

  • van   *vest
  • very   *seven
  • view    *five

And some tongue twisters!

-Every Friday Freddy fries french fries in the frier.

-Very talented vet visited several wolves.

 

Thank you again! 😀

 

 

 

2018.8.26 Sunday: リアルな日常生活英語、アート&クラフト 、発音マスター

リアルな日常生活英語
11:00 ~ 12:00 2 Students

We talked about “Natural disasters”. So let’s list them out:
-Typhoon/ Hurricane
-Earthquake
-Avalanche
-Landslide
-Tornado
-Volcano
-Forest fire, etc.

We practice some compound words and talked about our experiences.
Take care out there!

アート&クラフト
12:00 ~ 13:00 4 Students

 

We did a cellophane craft! Making cute shapes and sticking cellophane to make a cute decoration! Good job everyone!

発音マスター
13:00 ~ 14:00 4 Students

L & R blends! We did Cl and Cr and practiced:

  • cloud
  • clock
  • climb
  • clean
  • clothes
  • cross
  • craft
  • crack
  • crab
  • crystal

 

Thank you all for coming! See you soon!

2018.8.19 Sunday: リアルな日常生活英語、アート&クラフト 、発音マスター、BF

リアルな日常生活英語
11:00 ~ 12:00 2 Students

We talked about “using gadgets in the future”.
What kind of gadgets are there?
Eg; smartphone, tablet, DVD player, laptop, camera, video recorder. etc

We used frequency words and made some sentences!
(Always, often, usually, sometimes, rarely, never)

eg. I always use a smartphone when I get home.
I never use a camera.

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アート&クラフト
12:00 ~ 13:00 2 Students

We made a memory frame! Decorating a small picture frame with nail art pieces, beads and string! Looks great! 💖💖💖

 

発音マスター
13:00 ~ 14:00 1 Student

S + ? = っで S-blend words~ Part 4!

Today we did, Sm & Sn. Examples are:

  • Smith
  • smell
  • smart
  • smash

  • snow
  • snack
  • sneeze
  • snap
  • snail

BF
14:00 ~ 15:00 5 Students
15:00 ~ 16:00 8 Students

Today we talked about childhood memories according to some topics such as:
Childhood toys, favorite snack as a child, favorite TV programs, your dream as a child, etc.

The whole class felt nostalgic going back in the past and remembering. Good answers and mostly funny answers! Thank you!

Second hour after finishing most topics we played “Apples to Apples”!

I hope everyone had a good time with some laughs!

Thank you~

2018.09.16 Free Talk & Business English

13:00~13:50 Free Talk (5 Students)

We welcomed a new student today – she is originally from China. The other students enjoyed talking with her about her experiences and impressions of life in Japan.

14:00~14:50 Free Talk (4 Students)

We read an article and discussed the topic of Drug Legalization. Is it a good idea? Why or why not?

15:00~15:50 Business English (2 Students)

We read an article on E-Cigarette use among American teenagers and then discussed the topic.

16:00~16:50 Business English (2 Students)

We read an article on the new Apple i-phone and i-watch. Then we discussed Apple and its business strategy.

2018.9.15 Saturday:イディオムとボキャブラリー強化

イディオム&ボキャブラリー強化
14:00~15:00  1 student

Common English Idioms for today.
1.to send the wrong message: to do or say something that communicates a meaning different or contrary to what one desires, either implicitly or explicitly.
e.g.
This sort of behaviour sends the wrong message to young people.

2.be unveiling: to make (something secret or concealed) known or public; divulge; reveal
e.g.
The government are unveiling plans today for a new tax system.

3.to hear what you are saying: to know what you are trying to say.
e.g.
I hear what you are saying but I don’t agree with you.

4、she sticks to her guns: to continue to have your beliefs or continue with a plan of action, even if other people disagree with you
e.g.
You must admire the way she sticks to her guns.

5.run that past or (by) me again.: Please repeat what you just said.; Please go over that one more time
e.g.
I’m sorry I can’t follow that, run that past me again.

6.keep your spirits up: do not get depressed
e.g.
Keep your spirits up, it may not be as bad as you think.

7.to shoot oneself in the foot: to damage or impede one’s own plans, progress, or actions through foolish actions or words.
e.g.
I’m afraid he shot himself in the foot when he took that action

8.no mileage: (informal) no advantage that you can get from a situation,
no future
e.g.
There is absolutely no mileage in pursuing that sort of discussion.

 

今日のイディオムというかこういう言い方をして、実際はこういう意味で使われてますよ!という勉強でした。

 

 

多読トレーニング
15:00~16:00  2 students

I think you all know what the biggest country in the world is , in term s of surface area. Yes! Russia.  Then, what is the second biggest country in the world?  Yes, it’s Canada.

We read the article on Canada today.

国民性の比較とか結構面白く読めた記事でした。少し量が多かったけど、最後に感想を話し合える時間を残せる範囲で読み終えられたのは、、Good Job!

 

Thank you very much for coming to my lesson today.
Enjoy your weekend and see you next Saturday.

2018.9.15 Saturday Pronunciation Master; Free Talking

Tonight in Pronunciation class we practiced lists of vocabulary contrasting digraphs including L and R. Part 3/3.

2018. 9. 15. Saturday: TOEIC 600, SB

11:00-12:00: 3 students
12:00-13:00: 3 students
14:00-15:00: 2 students
15:00-16:00: 4 students

 

Thank you all for coming!

TOEIC

今日もいつもどおり、Part 1の問題を解いていただきました!だんだんPart 1に出てくるボキャブラリーが増えてきたと思います!canopy, awning等日本語訳を聞くとぴんとこない単語がいくつか出てきたと思いますが、Part 1は写真なので、(Part 1でない場合もそうなのですが)画像検索をかけて、実物を見、これがcanopy, awningかと思っていただくほうがいいと思います!

普段からなにか単語を調べるときも、日本語訳で覚えずにイメージで捉える意識で勉強していただければと思います!

SB

1時間目は、question tagsを学習しました。

ルールは覚えられても、なかなか会話の中で自然と使うには慣れないといけないので、どんどん会話の中で使って感覚をつかめるようになりましょう!

映画、ドラマ等では本当に会話の流れで自然と使われているので、それを参考にして勉強するのもとてもいいと思います!

2時間目は、ずっと話してましたね笑

出てきた重要表現だけ確認しておくので、復習しておいてくださいね!

see O Ving… OがVしているのを見る

prohibit O from Ving…OがVするのを禁止する

in the first place…そもそも、第一に

shear…(羊の毛など)を刈る

weird…変な

fermented…発酵した

rotten…腐った

これだけ見ると何の話ししてたんだってなりそうですね笑

I hope you enjoyed the lessons and learned something!

Have a great weekend, and  I’ll see you soon!

Kaz