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.
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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!

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

テーマ別プラクティス
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.

発音マスター
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!

F2
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 ♥

 

2018.11.29 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

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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
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発音マスター

Today we practiced some new tongue twisters like usual~

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リアル日常英会話:

Today we played the board game called Apples to Apples.

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イディオムとボキャブラリー:

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!

Mahalo,
Miki

2018.11.24 Free Talking (F3)

Hi everyone! In F3 class tonight we played The Game of Life and AGO Q&A. Hope you are enjoying your long weekend. Stay warm, and see you next week!

2018.11.22 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

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発音マスター:6:00~7:00 4 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
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発音マスター

Today we practiced some new tongue twisters like usual~

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リアル日常英会話:

Today we played the board game called Apples to Apples.

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イディオムとボキャブラリー:

Today we learned phrases/idioms about fall.

-To fall on deaf ears
-To fall through the cracks

 

Thank you for coming today!

Mahalo,
Miki

2018.11.17 Saturday Pronunciation Master; Free Talking (F3)

Hi everyone! In pronunciation class tonight we read lists of similar and often mispronounced words to try and pick up on our weak spots. The hardest pairs seemed to be “brown / brawn” and “raw / law”.
In F3 class tonight we welcomed a trial student, and got to know him and introduced ourselves. A lot of good questions and answers in the group tonight. We talked about water polo, words that do not translate well, and how to describe our jobs in “two sentences”.

2018.11.15 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

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発音マスター:6:00~7:00 4 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 3 Students
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発音マスター

Today we practiced some new tongue twisters like usual~

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リアル日常英会話:

Today we learned some street slangs~

Some of the examples are:

  • You bet
  • Jacked
  • I feel you
  • Around the clock
  • All nighter

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イディオムとボキャブラリー:

Today we learned some phrases about the election, words that we mix up with Japanese English, etc..

-How do you answer the questions that you get asked numerous times?

-How do you respond to complaints at your job, etc…

-Did you hear about the United States midterm elections?

 

Thank you for coming today!

Mahalo,
Miki

2018.11.11 Sunday: テーマ別プラクティス、発音マスター

It’s Pocky day~ 🍫

テーマ別プラクティス 
12:00 ~ 13:00 5 Students

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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!

発音マスター
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~
-Biny