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 ♥



2018.11.26 Monday :パターンプラクティス、テーマ別プラクティス、プレゼンテーション

18:00-18:50 パターンプラクティス 7 students

☆take for granted





This company takes me for granted.



19:00-19:50 テーマ別プラクティス 5 students


Change into pajamas

set my alarm

hang some of my clothes up in the closet



20:00-20:50  プレゼン 2 students





Thank you for coming!







2018.11.23 Friday: テーマ別プラクティス、パターンプラクティス、F2

15:00 ~ 16:00 2 Students
18:00 ~ 19:00 3 Students

Autumn to winter! Weather has been changing a lot these days~
We did about weather~~~ ☀☔☁☂

How’s the weather? / What’s the weather like today?

It’s sunny! It’s cloudy, it’s rainy, it’s stormy, it’s dry, it’s wet, it’s clear, it’s damp, it’s humid, it’s freezing, it’s boiling!, etc.

Let’s put some verbs!
The sun is shining, the rain is falling down/ it’s raining, it’s snowing, it’s thundering, there’s a lighting! (Thunder = 聞こえる、Lighting = 見える)

We practiced reading temperature (eg. 14 degress Celsius)
Q- What’s the weather like in London?
A- It’s rainy and it’s 6 degrees. It’s cold.

Keep warm everyone! ❆

16:00 ~ 17:00 2 Students

We practiced the different ways of using the word “Right”.

For example;
-Turn at the right corner.
-He left right away.
-Are you all right?

One more which we use in casual conversation is asking for confirmation;
Q- You going to the VELCO party, right?
A- Right! (Means Yes!)

Q- You went to the Halloween party, right?
A- No, I couldn’t.

Yeah/ yes の代わりにも Right 使えます~
(I use it a lot when I free talk ✌)

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

We talked about what’s your plan for the coming new year holidays?
Some students has some really good travel plans! Going to Hokkaido, or even Australia to a warmer place! Lucky!

We talked about what you eat to stay warmer and ended up talking about different kinds of soups. Tomato soup, corn soup, mushroom soup, pumpkin soup, even onion soup!

We also talked a little about Christmas and everyone got curious of what ginger bread man (ginger bread cookie) is! I had it just once in my life and didn’t give me a good impression so I’ll try to make it for the coming season! 🍪🎄🍪⛄

It’s getting colder but do make yourself come to VELCO to practice English!


15:00-15:50 4students
18:00-18:50 5students


これ 試着してもいいですか?

このシャツ 大きい/小さいサイズありますか?

このズボン 他の色ってありますか?




こういったフレーズを準備しておくと海外でのお買い物 もっと楽しくなるかも♪

16:00-16:50 4students

大丈夫 っていう言葉 色々なシチュエーションで使いますが 英語で表現する時の使い分け できてますか?

相手を気遣う時 励ます時 何か勧められて断る時 など



19:00-19:50 6students
20:00-20:50 7students

 カードを引いて 書かれた言葉をクイズにしてもらいました(*^^*)

最初は shops/places in city でウォームアップ


みんながんばって難しいクイズ作ってくれました(*^^*) お疲れ様でした♪

2018.11.13 Monday : パターンプラクティス、テーマ別プラクティス、プレゼンテーション

18:00-18:50 8 students

Ever since~



19:00-19:50 8 students


ground beef

fat off

ladle おたま

spatula へら
20:00-20:50 2 students


herbivores 草食動物

carnivores 肉食動物


Best Regards


2018.11.11 Sunday: テーマ別プラクティス、発音マスター

It’s Pocky day~ 🍫

12:00 ~ 13:00 5 Students



We did about patterns of clothes, things and sizes with adjectives to describe.
Checked, flowered, print, large, small, medium, cheap, expensive, blue, green, high, low, thin, thick, long, short, etc.

We practiced the order of these, for example:
-He’s wearing a black, thin jacket.
-She has a pink big plaid hat.
-My dog has a cute pink toy.

We drew some clothes and described together too!

13:00 ~ 14:00 2 Students

We did words that sound the same~

For example:
Eye – I
Hour – Our
Right – Write
Two – Too
Son – Sun
Wear – Where
See – Sea
Know – No

We practiced some sentences using these words and checked which is what.

I’ll be off to Seoul so see you soon~~~~ 🍲
Thank you~


15:00~15:50  3 students
18:00~18:50 3 students

Daily activities
1日を3つのシチュエーション morning routines/ routines at work/ night routine





16:00~16:50 2 students

as long as
as far as

as long asは〜であるならば  as far asは〜する限り

As far as I know she is hardworking. となります。

As long as it’s red I don’t mind what flower it is.

19:00~19:50 3 students
20:00~20:50 3 students


2018.11.04 Sunday: テーマ別プラクティス、発音マスター、F2

12:00 ~ 13:00 2 Students

Coughs and sneezes are common now with this change of weather!
So let’s talk about common illnesses/ sickness.

Some are: a cough, a fever, flu, headache, stomachache, earache, hay fever, backache, stiff shoulder, etc.

We can say somewhere is in pain or hurts. We practiced hurt (1+) or hurts (1).
For example; My leg hurts. My knees hurt. My eyes hurt. My ears hurt. My shoulder hurts. 

We practiced role-playing and different comfort words such as;
Take care! Get well soon! Get back to yourself!

13:00 ~ 14:00 3 Students

We practiced “X (K + S)” and a lot of energy needed “H”.

Some of the words were;
Box, fox, fix, ox, ax, complex, oxford, etc.
Hand, help, hello, husband, how, who, whole, etc.

We did a cute tongue twister; Mr.Fox is talking in the phone box.

14:00 ~ 15:00 4 Students
15:00 ~ 16:00 5 Students

We learnt some new words today! By talking by temptation, craving (something you really want right now, usually for food). One student’s usually breakfast is melon bread and that made me want some during the class. Other’s wanted chocolate, curry rice, etc. We talked about so much food!

We also talked about what’s worth it? So for example, is USJ ticket price worth it?
Is Velco classes worth your time? etc.

Thank you for coming! See you next week!

2018.11.5 Monday : パターンプラクティス、テーマ別プラクティス、プレゼンテーション

18:00-18:50 6 students パターンプラクティス

ever since


Ever since I went to Melbourne, I can’t stop drinking coffee.

19:00-19:50 4 students テーマ別プラクティス


hang up
turn on / turn off

Hello / Can you hear me? / I can’t hear you./


20:00-20:50 3 students プレゼンテーション











2018.10.28 Sunday: テーマ別プラクティス、アート&クラフト 、発音マスター、F2

11:00 ~ 12:00 1 Student

We talked about different kinds of jobs with what they do;

Bus/taxi/truck driver: drives, delivers, transports, etc
Teacher: teaches, etc
Doctor: checks, fixes, etc
Artist: draws, creates, paints, etc
Dentist: checks, fixes, etc
Designer: designs, creates, etc
Clerk/ Receptionist: calls, schedules, etc
Sports player/ Athlete: plays, wins, etc

Halloween special 🎃
Entertainer (zombies, ghosts, monsters, etc):
surprises, scares!

We practiced a useful sentence!
I think being a/an (name) is a/an (adjective) job because you
have to/ get to (verb + what).

– Have to = ~やらなきゃいけない
+  Get to = ~できる

Eg. I think being a designer is an interesting job because you get to design posters.

You can answer with your opinion; I think so too! / I don’t think so.

アート&クラフト (LAST!) 
unnamed12:00 ~ 13:00 3 Students

It has finally come to my last class.
We did a special DIY Ring design!

We used acrylic paint and just with ear bud, TADA!
Beautiful rings! 💛

Thank you all for coming to this last class! Especially my wonderful student who has been coming to this class every week! The class will miss you very much.

14:00 ~ 15:00 3 Students
15:00 ~ 16:00 4 Students

I went to a Halloween party last night and which I won a competition! So I told my students the amazing experience I had! And we all thought Velco parties should also have some interesting prizes! So we thought over what would be the perfect, everyone will enjoy prize. We got some good ideas, wine bottle, beer package set, restaurant coupons, etc.

I got my students into a spooky mood and asked some Halloween questions about where it came from or why it was celebrated. I was surprised that some students knew! Great knowledge to have and to get the conversation going! 👍
We also discussed what costumes are popular in Japan that they like to wear.

I had students ask me questions about something related to Halloween and we talked about favorite pumpkin dish, favorite horror movie, etc.

What an awesome topic! I am a teacher that really loves Halloween so let’s all enjoy this festive season! HAPPY HALLOWEEN! 🍫🎃🍁

See you soon!