15:00-15:50 トラベル英会話 1student
I have a reservation!
Would you please help me with my buggage???
Would you please ~~~???
Thank you for coming to my class :):)
15：00－15：50 トラベル英会話 １student
16：00－16：50 パターンプラクティス 1student
what’s in it? （これどんな食べ物？？）
I can’t decided now….. Please come back in a minutes!!!!
How’s the weather???
It’s sunny and humid……. ((+_+))
thank you for coming to my class and have a lovely weekend:):)
14:00-14:50 3 srudents 5W1H
15:00-15:50 3 students SSB
16:00-16:50 4 students SSB
19:30-20:20 4 students SSB
20:30-21:20 4 students SSB
英語力 the worst
コミ力 the bestを自負しております(笑)(笑)
SSB afraid to とof の違い
1.I’m afraid to run. だって…I’m afraid of twisting my ankle!!
2. I’m afraid to eat this だって I’m afraid of having diarrhea!
後I’m afraid of my boss. など、名詞の後は必然的にof！
Thanks for coming to my lessons today!!
I really enjoyed today thanks to you guys.
Please give me more chances to talk to you guys!!
See you soon
19:00-20:00 | 5 students
20:00-21:00 | 3 students
One of the students recently came back from a work trip to Okinawa, and he brought back some delicious biscuits. He also brought back a tan, as his skin was noticeably darker than usual! Another student shared a little about how those biscuits are made, as he used to run his own pâtisserie (shop that specializes in pastries and sweets). Later on in the evening, he was kind enough to show us video clips of when his shop was featured on a local TV program. Everyone in class was amazed at his accomplishments as a cake chef, but he was very humble about it. (humble: not proud / not thinking of yourself as better than other people)
We also talked about dating, and how you would ask someone out for a first date. Sometimes, in movies, the man would serenade the woman, like playing a romantic song on the guitar, so she would accept his invitation. Three students in the class play musical instruments, so we discussed that a little as well. You need dexterity (the ability to use your hands skillfully) to play instruments such as the guitar and piano well. You also need that if you were an artist or calligrapher.
Lastly, I shared a popular figure of speech in English:
Jack of all trades, master of none.
It refers to a person who can do many things but is not an expert in any of them. The ‘master of none’ part has a negative effect, so it makes this figure of speech kind of negative. However, if you want to praise someone for being talented in many different things, you can just say ‘jack of all trades‘.
“He is a jack of all trades– he can do anything!” Positive~
“He is a jack of all trades, master of none– he can’t do everything perfectly..” Negative~
Thanks for coming to class today!
19-20: 4 students
20-21: 4 students
Thanks for coming!
In the first half, we talked about what we would do if we were able to become a child again.
In the second half, we talked about volunteering. We also learned a new word: procrastination (後回しにすること).
Some terms that came up were: deaf (聴覚障碍者), Tai chi (太極拳), core training (体幹トレーニング), first place (一等賞、一位), calculator (電卓), You deserve it!/Serves you right!/In your face! (いい気味だ！), to deserve (～に相応しい、～に値する), cave (鍾乳洞), mystical (神秘的な), Braille (点字), cramp (痙攣), blind (目の不自由な人), value (価値観), and to convert (変換する).
See you next week!
19:00 – 19:50 0 student
20:00 – 20:50 1 student
“Thanks, but I’ll have to pass on that offer”
“Can I take a rain check?”
Thanks for coming and I hope to see you soon!
13:00-14:00 | 2 students
14:00-15:00 | 2 students
Today’s class was a very fun and relaxing one. One of the students told us about what she did with her friend, who was visiting from Tokyo, around Kyoto. From there, she shared how her friend’s children’s birthdays coincidentally are the same as her own children’s. And that her birthday is also around the same date as her children’s! And to her surprise, I shared that today was my birthday, so we had a very happy birthday discussion all about that, haha!
Later on, my husband joined as part of his training here at VELCO, which made the class even better! (He will be teaching mostly at the VELCO Otsu branch, in case you’d like to take his class~ ^_^)
One student brought along her TOEIC exam preparation book, and we all took a look at the kinds of questions in there. The students then shared a few interesting details about various festivals and traditions here in Japan. Everyone, especially my husband and I, learned something new.
Thank you to both students who came today!
SSB1: 4 people SSB2:5 people
それを踏まえた上で、forは、１)目的 ２)時間 ３)金額 ４)場所 ５)〜にとって
She left for London ≠ She went to London
Lesson 2: forを使ったイディオム
She called for room service.
He has gone for good.
This book is good except for a few misspellings.
授業では取り上げませんでしたが、struggle for, reach for など他にもあります。
14-15 1person 15-16 2people 16-17 3people
Thank you so much for coming today! 有難うございました！京都情報も有難うございました！来月の外国人お助け隊で散策ツアー兼ねたいと思います！
She explored Nishiki Market and found cutest chopsticks. Daruma is attached to the top of the chopsticks. She visited a Nishiki Tenmangu at the end of Nishiki Market. There is a Shishimai mechanical doll omikuji designed by a chief priest.
錦市場を散策された生徒さん マーケットの最後に見えてくる 錦天満 からくりの獅子舞おみくじが有名だと思います。宮司さんによって設計されたそうです。
There are a lot of foreign travelers shopping at the Aritsugu store that sells knives in Nishiki Market. You can watch a staff sharpening a knife in the store.
Why don’t we go to Mitarashi Festival🍡 at the end of July? It is relaxing and refreshing! 🍡
In the premises of Shimogamo Shrine, there is a shrine called “Kawai Shrine.” Their votive tablets are very cute and they are shaped like mirrors. People add cosmetics like eyeblows, lipsticks and etc on the votive tablet. You can also enjoy Karinsui that is made from Chinese cuinces. This water is called “Bijinsui.” Why don’t we go there!?
下賀茂神社の御手洗祭り 7月末に行われます！イベントとして行ってみませんか？池に足を浸し涼めますよ！ 下賀茂神社の中に河合神社という神社があるのですがそこの絵馬が鏡の形をしていてとても可愛いです。唇や眉毛など付けたせます。
♪ 外国人観光客お助け隊 ♪
Let’s enjoy talking with foreign travelers!
京都：午前１０時 京都タワー１F入り口前 集合
Thank you so much,
19:30-20:30 | 5 students
20:30-21:30 | 4 students
This comic strip above (comic strip: a sequence of drawings in boxes -also called: panels- that tell an amusing story, typically printed in a newspaper or comic book.) is from a popular American comic called Garfield. It’s not extremely funny, and most people in the class thought so too. Each student received their own Garfield comic strip and I explained any words/figures of speech in them so we could all understand the (unfunny) jokes. 🙂
We then shared our experiences when we first moved out of our parent’s houses, and started living on our own. One student said it was a fairly easy experience for him, especially since his first apartment was fully furnished (all the furniture -bed, chairs, refrigerator etc. was already there when he moved in).
I then asked the students if they watched any anime or read any manga when they were children. It was interesting to hear their answers, as I didn’t recognize most of them!
Thanks for coming to class this evening. Great job, everyone!