2018.12.8 Saturday Pronunciation Master; Free Talking (F3)

Good evening! Tonight we practiced /b/ and /p/ pronunciation and listening skills.
In Free Talking we discussed the origin of the “power button”, public holidays in NZ and Japan, what students spent their New Year money on as children, and spam mail.

2018.11.30 Friday: 中崎町サテライト教室 F2

FIRST CLASS! ヽ(^o^)ノ woot woot

19:00 ~ 20:00 3 Students
20:00 ~ 21:00 3 Students
21:00 ~ 22:00 5 Students

It’s here! It’s happening! My super relaxing, sit back and enjoy free talking class!
All students curiously coming in the class and what a surprise! All ladies~ 👭👭👭

We starting talking about the new space we got to hold this class with all students full of curiosity. “Is this your house?” “Yes it is~! 😛”, “Why are you doing a class here?” “Are you gonna do more than Fridays?” “Who lives here?”
Wonderful curiosity everyone! ❤ (If your curious, come join our cozy class!)

We started our talk with movies! As the new movie about the band “Queen” is out and I myself really love them. Talking about music, yoga lessons, our favorite places to visit, my experiences of living aboard, travelling aboard and the dangers or no dangers I faced.

Just like that, 3 hours pass by in a flash! 😮
Thank you to those who brought snacks and food to keep the atmosphere fun and lively!
We will have ASIAN NIGHT next week and we will talk about travelling in Asian countries, as well as I’ll be bringing Asian food to get the mood!

Can’t wait for a lesson after a long week! Do stop by!
Thank you! unnamed (1)

♥♥♥ ♥♥♥ ♥♥♥ Biny ♥♥♥ ♥♥♥ ♥♥♥


2018.12.1 Saturday:イディオムとボキャブラリー強化&リーディング強化

14:00~15:00  3 students

生徒さんからコロケーション(collocation)と熟語は違うんですか?って質問を頂きました。コロケーションに含まれる範囲は広く、take place のように熟語・連語として扱われる場合もあれば、 take a walk(散歩する)のように熟語とは言いにくい例(慣用的に併用される定番の組み合わせ)も含みます。

Examples of collocation
1.スピーチをする           make(give) a speech
2.散歩をする               take a walk
3.旅行に行く               take a trip / go on a trip
4.朝食を抜く               skip breakfast
5.メモをとる               take a note
6.事故にあう               have an accident
7.日記をつける             keep a diary
8.看板を立てる             put up a sign
9.お金をかせぐ             make money
10.時間がかかる           (It) takes time

このような慣用的に使われる表現は素直にそのまま覚えて下さい。例えば6の「事故にあう」、決してmeet なんかは使いませんので、日本語に囚われずにして下さい。


「I like ~ little by little」と「little by little」、とかgraduallyという答えが多いと思うのではないでしょうか。これでもネイティブに通じますが、より自然な表現があります。

have / has come to like / love」で「だんだん好きになる」という表現になります。

have / has come to」は「~するようになる」という意味で、始めはあまり好きではなかったものが、徐々に好きになることを表す場合によく使う表現です。

I’ve come to like Velco.(私はだんだんVelcoがすきになった)このように使います。


・I have come to appreciate ~(〜をだんだん感謝するようになった)

・I have come to realize ~(〜にだんだん気づくようになった)

・I have come to understand ~(〜をだんだん理解するようになった)

・I have come to believe ~(〜をだんだん信じるようになった)

・I have come to know ~(〜をだんだん知るようになった)

よく使われる表現で、かつ色々なシチュエーションで使えるフレーズなので、ぜひ「have / has come to」という表現も活用していきましょう!


15:00~16:00  2 students

今日は”My first fast.”というタイトルのエッセイを読みました。「私の初めての絶食」という初めて経験した4日間の絶食とその後の感想を書いたエッセイですが、中々興味深い内容でした。

Vocabularies of the day:

Nutrition(栄養)、fasting(絶食)、negative effects(マイナス効果), processed food(加工食品), easy or extreme(簡単なのか徹底的なものか), supportive(協力的な), skeptical(半信半疑な), sip(すする、チビチビ飲む), torture(拷問), devour(むさぼり食べる、ガツガツ食べる), growl(グーグー鳴る), surreal(現実離れした), gobble down(ガツガツ食べる), mounds of food(山盛りの食べ物), witness(目撃する)。

注)( )内の日本語は当エッセイ文中にて使われている意味で表記しています。

レッスン後生徒さんと雑談したのですが、英語、英会話を学びに来る事自体が目的化してしまっているとの自戒でした。本来コミュニケーションの道具の一つである英語を習得し、その英語で何を語る、若しくわ何に使うのかが本来最も大切な事じゃないでしょうか? 目標は高くもって頑張りましょう~! Good luck!

See you next Saturday.



2018.12.1 Saturday Pronunciation Master; Free Talking (F3)

Pronunciation Master 17:00~17:50 (5 students); Free Talking 18:00~18:50 (6 students); Free Talking 19:00~19:50 (7 students)

Hi everyone! In pronunciation class tonight we worked on /ck/ and /g/ phonemes, and tested each other’s ability to catch them correctly in sentences read aloud.
In F3 class tonight we discussed childhood games such as bull rush, knucklebones, and similar games and toys in Japan. We also “put on our tinfoil hats” to share conspiracy theories!

2018.12.1 Saturday : G1

14:00-14:50 3 students


leave me alone

leave the office / ;eave office

leave a message

leave me alone!

leave it to me


15:00-15:50 3 students


Don’t get worked up

work out

work on

work overtime


Best Regards


2018. 12. 1. Saturday: TOEIC 800

11:00~11:50 1 student
12:00~12:50 2 student(★1 trial student)


“How much does it cost ….?”
は、”does”を “will” や”would”に置き換えられている


When my sister opened the door, I was studying.
While I was watching TV, my brother was sleeping.

Thank you for you attendance!
See you shortly<3

2018.11.25 Sunday: テーマ別プラクティス、発音マスター、F2

12:00 ~ 13:00 3 Students

Our topic today was at the airport ✈

What do you see at the airport?
Check-in counter, check-in kiosk, baggage check, security gate, screening area, ticket agent, arrival and departure monitors, life vest, oxygen mask, etc

What do you do at the airport?
Check-in, show, go through, board, find, stow/store, fasten, turn off, turn on, take off, land, claim, etc

We practiced conversation at the immigration;

Immigration officer: Hello, may I see your passport please?
Passenger: Here you are.
I.O: What’s the purpose of your visit?
P: On business, on holiday, here as a student, visiting a friend, etc
I.O: For how long are you here for?
P: For 5 days, a week, 3 months, etc
O.I: Where will you be staying?
P: At ____ hotel, at my friend’s, with my home stay family, etc
O.I: Thank you.
P: Thank you.

13:00 ~ 14:00 5 Students

We did a warm up with “ai” pronounce.

Then we practiced “ay” sound. Such as;

-Pay -Day -Today -Lay -Stay -Stray -Gray -Way -Anyway

We made fun sentences using these!

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

I was in Seoul Korea for 5 very cold days! Everyone was so curious!
So everyone took turns and asked me a question (while we eat Korean snacks) about my trip and what I felt about the city, people, environment, atmosphere, fashion and of course food. 💛

We discussed the differences between Japan and Korea which lead to my experience visiting aboard and living in other countries. Always be careful going somewhere new!

Thank you for your wonderful questions and interest to my trip stories.

-Biny ♥


2018. 11. 30. Friday: TOEIC 600

19:00-20:00: 4 students
20:00-21:00: 6 students

Thank you for coming!






2018.11.27.Tuesday BF&外国人観光客お助け隊

10-11 3people 11-12 2people 12-13 4people

Thank you for coming today! ☀

I learned a lot about autumn leaf viewing spots!秋の紅葉スポット教えて頂き有難うございました。Thank you for teaching us different types of ceramics!また陶器についても有難うございました!How deep!

Katsuoji in Minoh. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos!  Autumn leaves were very bautiful there! This temple is famous for winning daruma. There were a lot of cute Darumas displayed. 勝尾寺 (箕面)のお写真有難うございました!だるまが沢山あってとても素敵なお寺でした。How do you get there? You take a train to Senri Chuo and take a bus for a while. This place is definately worth visiting. 行ってみる価値大あり!です

worth visiting 行く価値がある worth eating 食べる価値がある

Her favorite cafe is Inoda Coffee Sanjyo, Nakagyo. I agree with her. It has a big round kitchen and it attracts people. I like that Inoda Coffee and the one on Sanneizaka. It has a spectacular Japanese garden. She likes their Napolitan.

生徒さんお好きなカフェ☕ イノダ珈琲の三条店 大きいラウンドキッチンがあり素敵ですね。ナポリタン😋そうです!

Blue Bottle Coffee — I’ve heard of it before. A lot of foreign travelers were enjoying coffee there. She offered them to take their photo. It is very kind of her. ブルーボトルコーヒー 聞いた事があります!人気だそうで多くの旅行者がいらしたそうです。写真撮りますよ!オファーされたそうです。お助け隊の後に早速お一人で実践されたそうです👏

Thank you for joining Otasuketai on Tuesday! お助け隊ご参加大変有難うございました!クリスマスマーケットも開催されています🎄

The German Christmas market was held at The Umeda Sky Building! We met a travelers from the Netherlands! They were surprised how much Japanese like Miffy from the Netherlands. Miffy?? In the Netherlands, Miffy is called Nijntje. It means a little rabbit.  ☺ お助け隊のご参加有難うございました!積極的に初対面の旅行者達とお話して下さいました。オランダの方々に出会いました!日本人がミッフィが好きなのが分かる!至る所で見る!ミッフィは実はオランダではナインチェ 小さい兎の意味

A traveler from the Netherlands did not like Sushi, but actually he did not see a lot of sushi resataurants. He said that Ramen, Okonomiyaki, and everything was great!  寿司が嫌い。でも実際寿司屋を見かける事がほぼなく🍜、お好み焼きなど舌鼓出来た!大満足されていました!


12月 外国人観光客お助け隊



🎄ドイツChristmas market開催中🎄

1221日(金)東寺 弘法市 


Let’s enjoy talking with foreign travelers!

12月21日&23日京都タワー1F入り口前 10時  

12月18日(火)JR大阪駅 桜橋口 14時集合!



お助け隊準備講座 四条校 木曜14:00~金曜20:30~/大津校18:00

初心者の方も大歓迎です!!是非! チャレンジ下さいませ 






2018.11.29 Thursday: 発音マスター、テーマ別プラクティス、イディオムとボキャブラリー強化

発音マスター:6:00~7:00 5 Students
テーマ別プラクティス:7:00~8:00 5 Students
イディオムとボキャブラリー:8:00~9:00 4 Students

Today we practiced some new tongue twisters like usual~


Today we played the board game called Apples to Apples.


Some of the new phrases we learned today are:
-Are you a lover or hater?
-Did you hear about (        )
-How do you feel about the winter season?

Thank you for coming today!