2016.3.30 Wednesday: BF

19:00-20:00 8 students
20:00-21:00 7 students

早いもので3月も終わろうとしています・・・。
This week 8 students came to BF class.
Thank you for coming.

First, we talked about cherry blossoms because the peak season
is just around the corner. There are many places in Kyoto and
Kansai area where you can enjoying seeing those.

Then the conversation moved to flowers and our experiences of
sending or receiving flowers to/from someone. Some guys feel
embarrassed to enter a flower shop. I don’t know why. They
must look cool to me! Also, some women prefer other kinds
of gifts to flowers… maybe I am one of them.

Later we talked about speed limit on expressways. Now Japan is
trying to raise the upper speed limit to 120km/h at some points,
so we discussed if it is a good decision or not.

One of the students is going to the USA to study. I hope he’ll learn
a lot and will come back to VELCO. Good luck!

miho

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2016.03.29 Tuesday Free Talk Shijo

Hey peeps,

29th March 2016
Free Talk Shijo
7:30-8:30pm: 2 students
8:30-9:30pm: 2 students

Lesson One:
Game of Thrones
Criminal profiling
Planning the perfect murder

Lesson Two:
What is your answer to a world in the future where there is no longer any petrol?

Thanks to everyone who came today. I’m heading back to the outback this week so I’ll see you all next time.

Emily 😛

2016/03/30 Wednesday, Free Talk

Free Talk

13:00 – 14:00 – 1 Student

14:00 – 15:00 – 1 Student

The topic of conversation varied from travelling and visiting new and exotic places to music and Japanese food. We also talked about the difference between children in Japan today compared to children in other parts of the world and how their lifestyle and living experiences are very different. Towards the end of the lesson, we talked about the difficulties of learning new languages as an adult which was insightful and funny.

2016.3.29 Tuesday: パターンプラクティス

パターンプラクティス
20:30~21:30 1 student

今日はマンツーマンでした!

最近入られた生徒さんだったので、
最初はフリートークをしながら色々と生徒さんのお話を聞いた後、
定番のフレーズを軽くおさらいしてきました。

いってきます
いってらっしゃい
おかえり
ただいま

意外とぱっと言えないフレーズばかりです笑

それぞれ、

I’m off. / I’m off to 場所
Have a nice day. / See you soon.
I’m home. / I’m back.
How was your day?

となります。

これからも色んなフレーズをおさえていきましょう!

English Free Talk – 27.03.2016

English Free Talk 2-3pm (3 students)

We talked about tea fields, and planting tea, as well as the best ways to make tea.  We also talked about currency and about British pound notes and coins, including their designs and patterns.

We talked a little about various foods also, before talking about visas, both for Japan and England.  We also talked a bit about travel to America and England.

English Free Talk 3-4pm (3 students)

We talked more about England, covering topics such as differences to Japan, and we also tried to compare some English towns to equivalent ones in Japan.  We also talked about the different regions in England and how each region was different.

We then talked about sports and baseball, this then led to other sports in England, and why baseball was not popular in England.  We also talked about what there was to do in Shiga, and places like Ishiyama and Hikone.

 

2016.3.25.Friday BF&お助け隊講座

18:30-19:30 3people 19:30-20:30 4people 20:30-21:30 5people

Thank you for coming tonight! お越し頂き有難うございました! It was chilly outside, wasn’t it?

I’m allergic to ____. ~にアレルギーがある

I’m allergic to ceder pollen. スギ花粉のアレルギーがある

I’m allergic to math. 算数アレルギーだ!!

It got a bit chilly. She turned on the heater for us. ヒンヤリしました。彼女は私達の為にヒーターを付けてくれました。優しいねって英語で? That’s so sweet of you!  That’s kind of you! など 使ってみて下さいね!

It’s Friday today!   I’ll treat myself to ___. 自分へのご褒美に~する   She wants to treat herself to a nice bag. 素敵な鞄をご褒美に☆

Doing the laundry is a hassle. 洗濯は面倒臭い  a hassle  面倒臭い   When I lived in USA, my neighbor often said mowing the lawn every week was a hassle.  アメリカでは芝刈りが面倒臭いと良く聞きました。

She would love to treat herself to BEEF!  お肉食べたい!夜の20時頃ってお腹が空いてお肉が食べたくなりますね!

hit the spot  持ってこいだ

Hotchocolate hit the spot on a cold winter day! ホットチョコレートは寒い日に持って来いだ

We talked about Ajarimochi tonigh. It is chewy and very delicious, isn’t it?  Ajarimochi is named because the shape of the hat looks like Ajari’s hat. 阿闍梨餅😋ですよね!名前は阿闍梨のかぶる網代笠に似ていることから 阿闍梨とは highly ranked priest 高い位の僧侶  She said she would highly recommend foreign travelers Ajarimochi. 阿闍梨餅ってもちもちし美味しいですよね。He ate it for the first time. I hope he liked it!

cherry blossom viewing 花見

Cherry blossoms are blooming now. 桜が咲いています。

Where will you enjoy cherry blossom viewing? I hope you will enjoy cherry blossom viewing! I’m planning to hold Otasuktai on April 1st! Why don’t we go to Arashiyama and meet foreign travelers?!  4月1日(金)お助け隊嵐山を計画しております。桜美しい嵐山で外国人観光客とお話しませか!?

Thank you so much for coming!

Have a good week!

Tonomura

 

Let’s go to Kindai English Village 近畿大学の英語村(e-cube)へ行こう!

3月31日(木)

集合:11:00am 近鉄 長瀬駅 改札

Date: Thu, March 31

Meet at Kintetsu Nagase station at 11:00am

 

参加費 無料! どなた様も大歓迎!!

☆The tour is free and everyone is welcome☆

春休み中の2,3月は一般公開されています!

毎日楽しいアクティビティ!是非行ってみませんか。

お申込み、ご興味ある方は:

RSVP: Tonomura あるいは info@velco.jp

2016.03.28. Monday. トラベル英会話.パターンプラクティス

トラベル英会話 7-8 pm 3 Students.

Key phrases
– pass me ~ 「~をください」
– Here you are.
– How long are you staying in ~?
– How do I get to ~?
– Where can I ~?

 

パターンプラクティス 8-9 pm 2 Students.

Key phrases
– Do you have any plans for ~?
– I might go ~ / I might be going to ~
– go for a drink 「飲みに行く」
– study abroad *ここでのabroadは副詞(overseasも同様)

2016.3.24 Thursday : SSB, パターンプラクティス

SSB
午後の部
3:00pm ~ 3:50pm 2 students
4:00pm ~ 4:50pm 2 students

夜の部
7:00pm ~ 7:50pm 5 students
8:00pm ~ 8:50pm 5 students

[Lessons]
・間接疑問文
・All of, most of, half of, some of, a few of, one of, none of

———-

パターンプラクティス

6:00pm ~ 6:50pm 2 students
[Lessons]
・Let me ~ を使ったフレーズ

Thanks!

2016.3.24.Thursday お助け隊講座&BF

14-15 3people 15-16 4people 16-17 4people

Thank you so much for coming today!!

What is your favorite Japanese sweets? 本日は和菓子について

She likes Warabimochi which is bracken-starch dumpling. Gion Tokuya located on Hanamikoji street is famous for warabimochi. Sometimes I see a long line in front of the store. お好きな和菓子はなんですか。蕨もちが好きな生徒さん。徳屋という有名な蕨もち屋さんが花見小路にありますね。人々が並んでいるのをみます。

She likes Ajarimochi. It is very delicious! Ajarimochi is named because the shape of the hat looks like Ajari’s hat. 阿闍梨餅😋ですよね!名前は阿闍梨のかぶる網代笠に似ていることから 阿闍梨とは highly ranked priest 高い位の僧侶  She said she would highly recommend foreign travelers Ajarimochi.

We had two guests today! Thank you for your interest in Velco! They both like travelling! 体験の方々もVELCOにご興味を持って下さって有難うございました!

I’m highly conscious about ___ ~について意識が高い

She is highly conscious about rice. She likes Uonumasan rice.  米に対する意識が高い。She is highly couscious about cheese cake. She likes rich cheese cake. 魚沼産が美味しい! また、チーズケーキに対する意識が高い生徒さんも☺

cherry blossom viewing 花見

Cherry blossoms are blooming now. 桜が咲いています。

Where will you enjoy cherry blossom viewing? I heard that you can see about 600 cherry trees in Osaka castle park. Her recommendation is Hirano shrine. There are about 400 cherry blossom trees!  You can enjoy a journey by riding Jikkokubune that is a 3 kilometer round trip cruise.生徒さんのお勧めは大阪城約600本の桜や平野神社約400本の桜  平安神宮の十石船 3キロを25分ほどかけて巡ります!こちらもお勧めです!

Thank you so much for coming and talking!!

Tonomura

Let’s go to Kindai English Village 近畿大学の英語村(e-cube)へ行こう!

3月31日(木)

集合:11:00am 近鉄 長瀬駅 改札

Date: Thu, March 31

Meet at Kintetsu Nagase station at 11:00am

 

参加費 無料! どなた様も大歓迎!!

☆The tour is free and everyone is welcome☆

春休み中の2,3月は一般公開されています!

毎日楽しいアクティビティ!是非行ってみませんか。

お申込み、ご興味ある方は:

RSVP: Tonomura あるいは info@velco.jp