2015.12.22 Sunday: Pattern Practice and リアル日常英会話

Pattern Practice 19:00~19:50 3 Students
Real Everyday English 20:00~20:50 4 Students

Pattern Practice
今日は生徒さんのリクエストで「相槌」をシェアしました!
Some of the phrases we covered are:

うなずくとき:
-Yeah
-Right
-I see

同意するとき:
-You’re right
-That’s true
-You have a point

どう感じたかを短い文で伝えるとき:
That’s _____.
-That’s fantastic!
-That’s good!
-That’s awesome!

残念なこと、あまり良くないことを聞いたとき:
-I’m sorry to hear that
-I’m sorry
-That’s terrible
-That’s too bad

びっくりしたとき:
-Really?
-Are you serious?
-You must be kidding!
-No way!
-What?

などなど。

Real Everyday English
今日のリアルのテーマは「店」でした!
It was fun listening to all your guy’s stories from your part time job!

By the way, did you know that “Merry Christmas” in Hawaiian is “Mele Kalikimaka”?

Mele Kalikimaka and Happy New Year!

Mahalo,
Miki

 

2015.12.23 Wednesday : SSB and パターンプラクティス

SSB
13:00~13:50 11 students
14:00~14:50 10 students

現在完了をみっちり学びました!
過去形、現在形の時制と比べてみたのですが、完了形の持つ意味
が少し分かりやすくなったでしょうか。
完了形で困っている方は、それぞれの時制をじっくりと考えてみて
下さいね。

“I have already had three cups of coffee today.”(既に)
“He has not had any coffee yet today.”(まだ)
“She has just had a cup of coffee.”(ちょうど)

を上手に使いこなせるようになりましたね(^^)

完了進行形の持つ意味を考えながら色々なセンテンスの練習を
しました。

Question:”What is Janet doing?”
(今、ジャネットが何をしているのかを尋ねています)
Answer   :”She has been watching TV since early this morning.”
(今朝早くからずっとテレビを見ている。そして、この先も見るの含みを持っています)

since((いつ)から)をfor変えてfor three hours のような表現も出来ますね。
since 以降を”since she finished breakfast”にすると「朝食を終えてから」
といった詳しい長文にも出来ます。

パターンプラクティス
15:00~15:50 10 students

前回の、some, any, no + body, thingに続いて
every, any + body, thingを集中的に練習しました。

Every/ Any member can attend parties.”
「どのメンバーもパーティーに参加出来ます」

カウンターにある物、どれでもお召し上がりくださいねと相手に勧めたい
時には、こんな表現を↓
“Help yourself to anything/ everything on the counter.”

Thank you all for your attendance!
Wish you all a hearty Christmas and a lovely new year♪♪♪

2015.12.20 Sunday: Pattern Practice and リアル日常英会話

Pattern Practice: 11:00~11:50 1 Trial Student
Real Everyday English: 12:00~12:50 2 Students

Pattern Practice
For P.P, I only had a trial student so I shared some ways of how to improve your introduction in English.

Real Everyday English
Theme: 部屋 Room

Vocabulary words:
-Computer/Laptop/Desktop
-Tablet
-Restroom
-Bathroom
-Bunk bed
-Bath tub

Some of the sentences that we did are:
-Can you do that after you finish washing the dishes?
-Can you put the paper inside the folder?
-Can I have some tissues?

Thank you for coming!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Mahalo,
Miki

2015.12.15 Sunday: Pattern Practice and リアル日常英会話

 

Pattern Practice: 11:00~11:50 3 Students
Real Everyday English: 12:00~12:50 2 Students

Pattern Practice
How was +(noun)
-How was your meeting?
-How was your doctor’s appointment?
-How was lunch?
-How were your parents?

I’ve heard that+(subject+verb)
-I’ve that you got a new job.
-I’ve heard that you like to jog
-I’ve heard that you never been to France.

Real Everyday English

リアルでは生徒さんが二人しかいなかったので、
テーマは「At a cafe, talking about the people we like」でした!

Thank you so much for coming!

Mahalo,
Miki

 

 

2015.12.22 Tuesday. Free talk.

Free talk. 7 ~ 8pm. 4 students.

Free talk. 8 ~ 9pm. 4 students.

We had a trial student in the class, so started with the usual round of introductions. Our trial student is a patent attorney, and I talked a little about my private students, many of whom, are patent attorneys, and lawyers. Ms. Y. told us she had lived in Singapore before, and also Germany, but realized recently, that she was out of practice in both languages, however, her work increasingly involves using English in emails, documents, letters, etc.  During the course of the first two classes, I taught some idiomatic phrases, which everybody then practiced in relation to their own life experiences, and opinions. Talked a little about new year’s plans.  We talked a little about Christmas, parental control of children, the increasing numbers of Chinese tourists in Osaka, and various other topics, but didn’t spend so much time on any of them.

Free talk (star). 9 ~ 10pm. 0 students.

Here are some of the things we looked at tonight…

Forbidden fruit (idiomatic phrase) = [1] Something nice that you  want very much, but are not allowed to have. eg. The doctor has put her on a strict diet, so chocolate, ice-cream, and cakes have all become forbidden fruit for her!  [2] (Particularly in the case of children) when a parent forbids a child to do something, the child usually wants to do it, even more because it has been forbidden.

Freelancing (verb) =  To sell your work or services to many different companies.

‘It’s (he’s / she’s ) a pain in the neck’  (idiomatic phrase) = [1] Something that you have to do, but really don’t want to, because it’s boring,  time consuming,  tedious, or you simply don’t like doing it. [2] If you say someone is a pain in the neck, you think they are an annoying person (probably because of their personality).

‘Pass the buck’  (idiomatic phrase) = To make someone else deal with something, that you should take responsibility for yourself.

‘Word of mouth’ (idiomatic phrase) = Communication that consists of comments (or information), that people make to each other in an informal way, which then passes to other people, but not formal communication such as news reports and advertisements. eg. About 30% of my ‘private’ students, originally started studying with me, through word of mouth (they heard about me from other students, I was teaching).

So, enough for today! Thank you so much for coming! If I don’t see you in class on Christmas day (Frid), have a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year! See you next year! Rita.

2015.12.22. Tuesday BF

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Thank you for coming today although it was chilly outside!
I enjoyed talking with you!!
ひんやり寒い中お越しくださって大変有難うございました!
cannot make it  行けない、来れない、間に合わない
I cannot make it tomorrow!
Thank you for your invitation to the Christmas party, but I cannot make it.
クリスマスパーティのお誘い有難う!でも行けない!
Becuase of the traffic jam, I could not make it to the meeting yesterday.
昨日は渋滞のせいでミーティングに間に合わなかった。
It was shocking!   I was shocked!
それはショッキングでした! 私はショックを受けた!
We were talking about stories of angry customers.
I was very angry! I got very mad!  She knows a very good expression! “make my blood boil”
怒ったお客さんのお話     よくご存知ですね! 血が煮えくり返るよう という表現!
~take care of の色々~
Please leave those used cups on the table. テーブルにおいておいて!
I’ll take care of them.   片付けるから
I take care of my cats.
ネコの世話をする
She is busy taking care of her customers.
彼女はお客さんの対応で忙しくしている
Have you traveled abroad? Where have you traveled to before?
海外にいらしたことがありますか。 今までどちらへ行かれましたか?
Wow! She has traveled to many different countries! Which country do you like the most?
様々な国にいらしたことのある生徒さん!一番お好きだった所はどちらですか。
She stayed in India for 2 month. The place she went on her way to Mumbai was called Udaipur.
It was such a beautiful city!
初めてお聞きしましたがインドのウダイプルはとても素晴らしいところですね。
Are you a logical person or intuitive person?皆さんはどちら 論理的? 直感的?
When I travel abroad, I play it by ear! 旅行するときは臨機応変にやる、行き当たりばったり
You looked very cute in the blue Indian sally in your picture!
ブルーのサリーがとてもよくお似合いでした!お写真ありがございます。
You must be busy working at two different places! He wears two hats!  お仕事先が増えて忙しそう!二束のわらじ!
でもいい経験になるでしょうね! Now that he works with foreign people, he has more chance to speak English!!
外国人のスタッフとお仕事されてまたまた英語が上達されるでしょう!
Have you visited Mishima Sky Walk which is the longest suspension bridge in Japan! The view from the bridge is breathtaking!
http://japanistas.com/en/archives/49990  You should visit there if you have a chance.
三島スカイウォーク!景色が素晴らしいです。お正月にいかがですか。
I hope you had a fruitful year of 2015!! Thank you for your participation!
I enjoyed meeting you and talking with you!
充実された2015年を過ごされたでしょうか! 今年も有難うございました!!皆さまと楽しくお話させていただき幸せでした。
Would you like to join Otasuketai? We are going to go to Kitanotemangu for Otasuketai!
There will be a big market and many travelers will enjoy shopping in the market!
Let’s say hell to them!
お助け隊 年内もう一度ございます!25日(金)北野天満宮のマーケットに行きます!多くの旅行者が買い物されていると思います。
お話してみませんか!?
We met River Plate supporters from Argentina. They were enjoying sightseeing in Osaka. He liked ramen noodles, and she enjoyed sushi.
アルゼンチンよりRiver Plateチームのサポーターの方々に会いました。
Thank you again,
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
Tonomura

2015.12.22 Tuesday: BF,★BF

BF

18:30-19:30 3 students

19:30-20:30 3 students

★BF

20:30-21:30 2 students

Thank you all for coming again!

本日は完全フリートーキングということで、新しいフレーズやニュアンスの違いについて触れました!

発音も少ずつ気にしながら授業を進めていきました!

2015年の最後のレッスンとなりましたが、来年もぜひとも宜しくお願いします!

Merry X’mas & A Happy New Year!

 

VELCOのLINEアカウントが出来ました!

VELCO会員の皆様

いつも有難うございます。

この度、VELCOのLINEアカウントを開設致しました!
新レッスン・イベントNEWSや、英語力UPに役立つ耳より情報などなど、配信予定です。
また詳細情報にはレッスンスケジュールのリンクを記載していますので、
レッスンへ来る際にも役立ちます。
↓是非友達登録をお願い致します!↓

友だち追加数

尚、友達登録してくださった方に抽選で、
・Skypeマンツーマンレッスン1レッスン分チケット
あるいは
・★印レッスン1レッスン分チケット
をプレゼント!
参加方法は簡単、友達登録後、送られてくるプレゼントマークを押すだけ!

どしどしご応募くださいね!

2015.12.19 Saturday: TOEIC 600, SB

TOEIC 600

TOEIC 600: 11:00am ~ 11:50pm 4 students
TOEIC 600: 12:00pm ~ 12:50pm 4 students

1時間目: Part 単語テスト, 5,7
2時間目: Part 1,2

[Things we covered]
・I’m emailing to ~, I’m calling to ~.
・launch a new line of ~
・memory, memorabilia, memorise
..etc

———-
SB

SB(文法練習編): 2:30pm ~ 3:20pm 5 students
SB(イディオム&フレーズ強化編): 3:30pm ~ 4:20pm 7 students

[Lesson]
・文法練習:
When did you first ~? / When did you last ~?
The first time I ~ was… / The last time I ~ was…
・イディオム&フレーズ強化:
wrap up, take back, look up to, look down on, keep up the good work

Thanks!

今年の僕の梅田校のレッスンは19日(土)で最後でした!
今年もたくさんの人にお会いできてとても幸せでした。有難うございました。
少しでもみなさんの英語力向上、また英語の勉強のモチベーションアップに貢献できていれば光栄です。
2016年もどうぞ宜しくお願い致します!

———-
Track of the day: Sheppard – Geronimo

2015.12.15. Tuesday BF

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Thank you so much for coming today!! ご参加有難うございました!また、お助け隊でのご活躍ありがとうございました!ワイワイ楽しかったですね!

take advantage of complimentary tickets for stockholders       株主優待券を活用する

It’s so smart of you to use those tickets to make a long-distance travel. 優待券で長距離旅行のはスマートなアイデアですね!Will you go anywhere during New Year’s holiday using complimentary tickets for stockholders? 新年は優待券を利用してどこかお出かけされますか!

be curious to know知りたがる

We were curious to know what it was like to live in Fiji.       フィジーでの暮らしとはどんな物か知りたがりました。I’m glad she had a great hostfamily during her stay in Fiji.素敵なご家庭で良かったですね!

I would like to brush up my English.            My Japanese gets rustry.    英語を磨きたいです☆             日本語が錆びついてきた。

She looked relived now! She has finished graduation thesis! Congratulations! 卒論が終了して良かったですね!ほっと一息☆彡

turn out to 結果として~となった!

It was chilly and rainy outside, but it turned that we had a great Otasuketai activity today!  雨、寒い~!一日でしたが素敵なトラベラー達に出会う事が出来て結果として楽しい一日となりましたね☆ Thank you for your participation!ご参加有難うございました!  25日(金)は京都の北野天満宮の天神市に行く予定です!外国人観光客とお話しませんか!?是非!ご参加下さいませ!10時 京都タワー1F 入り口前集合!

Have a great week!

Tonomura