2018,8,11, Sat:BF

BF
18:00~18:50 4 students
19:00~19:50 5 students

I asked everyone to talk about what they are good at.
It might have been a bit challenging to talk about oneself with own words, but
everyone did great job!

Thanks for sharing your lovely stories:)

広告

2018,8,10,Fri: リアルな日常英会話/パターンプラクティス/ BF

リアルな日常英会話
15:00~15:50 4 students
18:00~18:50 1 student

今日は旅行でよく使う英単語がテーマでした。
手配する、旅行代理店、朝食付き、(パスポートの)更新、乗り継ぎ便、両替などです。
こういった単語を使っての英作では普段あまり使わない表現、It is often ~ 「〜することが多い」とIt is best to~ 「〜するのが一番」を紹介しました。

パターンプラクティス
16:00~16:50 1 student

電話でよく使う表現をというリクエストにおこたえし、実際に会社などで使える表現を紹介しました。電話表現はたくさんあります。
来週のリアルでも引き続き紹介していきますね。

 

BF
19:00~19:50 4 students
20:00~20:50 6 students

We shared opinions about the difference between Japanese culture and foreign culture.
It was a great conversation!

Thank you all ! See you next week;)

BF Thursday August 9th

21:00-22:00 2 students

こんにちは。

 

かなり暑い日々ですが、体調はいかがでしょうか。

私は、先週、食あたりを起こしまして、かなり大変な思いをしました。。。

 

さて、本日はいつもと取り組み方を変えてみました。

いつもであれば、会話の文章を分析してそこから

普段使うカイワを学ぶということをするのですが

今回は、もっと実践的にしてみました。

 

実際、外国人と食事をしたり、会話をするときになると多くの学習者はなかなか言葉が出てきません。 普段なら、「知っているから学ばなくてもいい」と思っている人がかなり多いのですが、実際に英会話を「使う」となると全く別物。  「知っている」と「使える」というのは全く別物だということを肌で感じてもらうように、 いろいろと体験のツアーを提供できたらな、、と考えています。

さ、クラスでできることは、 何かというと

実際○○出身の人があなたの前に座っていたらどんなことを英語で聞いてみますか、そしてどう対応していきますか? というのを話してみました。

その後は、さまざまなトピックについて1分間連続でスピーチをしてもらうということ。

そのスピーチに対してもっと、話しやすい方法があるよ、という頭のマッサージをしてみました。  「電子辞書」をすぐに使う方がとても多いですが

実際の会話は辞書なしですることが圧倒的に多いですし、 難しい言葉を伝えるより

違う言葉でも同じ表現を相手に伝えることは簡単です。

ぜひ、辞書を使わない英会話に慣れてほしいと思います。

2018.8.7.Tuesday BF

10-11 4people 11-12 5people 12-13 4people

Thank you so much for coming today! ☀

How was Fuji Rock Festival?  She was very impressed by a lot of artists. I’m glad she enjoyed the event! It was unexpectedly windey during the night. Many of the tents were almost blown away. 盛り上がった Fuji Rock フェスティバル I’m glad she enjoyed the event! 良かったですね。多くの各国からのアーティストが見られる☆彡 夜中は意外と風が強くテントも吹き飛ばされそうに。。

We talked about differences between scary, afraid and frightened.
scary / afraid / frightened の違い��
She is afraid of ghosts. 幽霊を恐れている     He is afraid of dogs. ��恐れている
She was frightened by a scary movie! She could not sleep! ぞっとした!
When I heard the sound of thunder, I got scared. 雷の音聞いて怖かった(驚かされて怖い)

Spending the summer vacation in Karuizawa sounds great! 夏休み軽井沢いいですね。

He already enjoyed his summer vacation visiting Okinawa! Thank you for sharing your photos! 既に夏休みは沖縄旅行された生徒さんも ✈

A seven meter long ice slider was installed at the observatory of Abeno Harukasu. 7メートル長のアイススライダーが阿倍野ハルカスに

https://abeno.keizai.biz/headline/2913/

If you put a ___ of salt to water before making ice, ice does not melt faster. 氷を作る時に一つまみの塩を加えると氷が溶けにくい     a pinch of salt  一つまみの塩

He has run many marathons. Which one was the hardest for you? Fukuchiyama Marathon   Why? He said it was very hard to run 3 kiro-meter uphill toward end of the marathon. 数々のマラソン🏃 凄いですね。一番しんどかったマラソンは 福知山マラソンだそうです。ラスト3キロの坂を駆け上るのはきつかったそうです。

Practice makes perfect! He feels sense of accomplishment when his score goes up. スコア上がると達成感を感じる マラソンのタイムと似ているそうです!Keep up the good work!

Thank you so much!

If you have a chance to go to Nara at the end of August, you might enjoy the Yosakoi Event! One of Velco students is going to perform the the event! よさこい イベントが

奈良で 8月25日&26日 行われます!Velcoの生徒さん出演されます!Please check it out!

 

yosakoi 2 (2)

Thank you!

Tonomura

2018. 8.9 Thursday:【ゼロからクラス】Are you~?Do you~?と5W1H、BF

13:00-13:50  0 Student
14:00-14:50  4 Students
15:00-15:50  6 Students (including 2 trial students.)

―BF

We talked about dream today. Dream indicates something??
It was funny that one of the students dreamed about Octopus and squid and that indicates you are tired of someone around you…lol

Second half, we did a small activity game, describe occupations in English.

It was so fun to talk with everyone.
Thank you for coming to my lessons!!

See you in September. 😉 Hope everyone has a great summer holiday!!

 

2018.8.6 Sunday:BF

14:00-14:50  2 students
15:00-15:50 1 students

 

During the first lesson we talking about various things.
First topic was about “What is the one can not live without?”.
One of the students said that he couldn’t live without beer,. Alcoholic beverages have been around for many years, so I think it is important for when people want to unwind and relax so I can see why many people can’t live without it.
Another student said that she couldn’t live without cats, she has a 9 year old cat that she loves dearly. Like Alcoholic beverages, cats have been with humans for a very long time, and there’s evidence that dates back to Ancient Egypt so I can also understand why people would hold cats so dear to them since they, like dogs, can also be mans best friend.
After that our conversation drifted off, we ended up talking about Mexican food, and the safest places to visit in Mexico. And after that the lesson finished.

 

For the next lesson, there was only one student present, so during this lesson we mainly talked about restaurants, and the different types of fish.
We talked about where it is good to eat eel, since it is eel season!
And after that we talk about how you need to be a good listener to be able to learn a new language. Since our brain already fills in the blanks for us when we talk to people in our mother language, we have to be listening very carefully to what other people say. Also you need to learn the language at it’s natural speed.

And that was it for those lessons.
Thank you all for coming today even though it was a very hot Sunday.
Be careful and keep hydrated!

See you next lesson!^^

Chi

2018.7.27 Friday: リアルな日常生活英語、BF

リアルな日常生活英語
18:00 ~ 19:00 3 Students

Coffee は a coffee, two coffees と数えられますか? できませんよね〜

なので let’s practice, countable (数えられる)and uncountable (数えられない) 名詞をやりました〜 🍞🍬🍎数えられない食べ物例えば〜 bread, oil, water, milk, rice, flour, cereal, etc.

Grammar point はa/an, some, much, a lot of, a bit of を使いながら文章を作りました〜
Examples

  • Can you give me some information about uncountable nouns?
  • He did not have much sugar left.

もっと文章作り!
I have some/a lot of/ a bit of/ a/an  ____. I don’t have any _____.
Eg. I have some oil. I don’t have any olive oil.

みなさんのは: I have some rice. I don’t have any fruits.
-I have some cheese. I don’t have any meat.
-I have some cat food. I don’t have any dog food.

最後にExercise! Let’s practice more! やってみてください〜

  1. some oil ✔
    eg. a milk ✘ milk/ some milk
  2. Biscuits ___________
  3. A piece of cheese ___________
  4. A butter ___________
  5. Cakes ___________
  6. A smoke  ___________
  7. A cheese ___________
  8. Some sugar ___________

BF
19:00 ~ 20:00 7 Students
20:00 ~ 21:00 8 Students

To start!, we had an interesting cross conversation! Talking and asking the person across from you! Seemed it was confusing and difficult for everyone but they all managed to get a good summer plan stories~

After, we tried a debate. With the topic of ” Should we use smartphones phones in public?” We had people on both sides, for “Yes, we should” and “No, we shouldn’t”. Had some good and strong points! Thank you everyone for giving me your opinion!

In the second hour, we played pictionary by dividing everyone into two teams. I was surprised that everyone was so good at drawing! Good job both teams!

 

Thank you for having me~ See you on Sundays!

2018,8,4,Sat:BF

BF
18:00~18:50 1 student
19:00~19:50 1 student

We played “guess the action” game again:)
Though there were only me and another student it was so fun and we had a great time!

Thank you so much for joining my class tonight!
Have a good weekend;)

2018,8,3,Fri: リアルな日常生活英語/パターンプラクティス/BF

リアルな日常生活英語
15:00~15:50 3 students
18:00~18:50 2 students

日常生活でよく使う動詞をその反対となる動詞と一緒に紹介しました。

put on/ take off, break/ repair, push/pull, enter/exit など。

こうやって意識してみると以外と反対語って出てこないものです(笑)普段は同義語を使っていてこの単語使った事ない、って声も。
簡単な英文でもいつも使っていない単語を使うので新鮮でしたね。

パターンプラクティス
16:00~16:50 3 students

「簡単」「難しい」の表現について。
easy/ simple/ straightforward
difficult/ hard/ tough
を紹介しました。
どうしてもeasyとdifficultばかりを使いがちですよね。状況に応じて使い分けてみましょう。

BF
19:00~19:50 2 students
20:00~20:50 2 students

We played “Guess the action” game for warm up 🙂
It was a small group today and we had random conversations. Sometimes it is nice talking without themes especially in small groups.

Thanks for joining my class tonight. See you next time!

 

2018. 8.2 Thursday:【ゼロからクラス】Are you~?Do you~?と5W1H、BF

13:00-13:50  0 Student
14:00-14:50  3 Students
15:00-15:50  5 Students

-BF
There were all ladies today! We had a fun girl’s talk this afternoon!

We talked about
Name=Why is your name 〇〇?Who named you?
Taiwan=One student shared with us a small pineapple cake from Taiwan!! Yummy!! 😉
Pregnancy=How does your body change when you are pregnant??
Zodiac sign= What is your zodiac sign?
Inspiration=Good inspiration, bad inspiration?

I had so much fun to talk with you ladies!!
Thank you very mush for coming and hope to see you very soon!!