2017. 10. 31 (Tuesday)SB

14:00-14:50 1 student
15:00-15:50 0 student

Happy Halloween!🎃👻🍂

How was your week?

今日は Halloween にちなんだ言葉の英英クイズをしました(╹◡╹)

A woman who is believed to have magic powers, especially to do evil things. In stories, she usually wears a black pointed hat and flies on a broomstick.

A. Witch (魔女)🎩🔱

The time of year when the crops are gathered in on a farm, etc.; the act of cutting and gathering crops.

A. Harvest (収穫)🌾🍄


2017.10.30 Monday Travel. P.P

14:00 Travel 3 students
15:00 P.P 2 students

Today’s theme: Talking with locals~Let’s exchange contacts!~
テーマは 海外旅行中に地元の人たちと会話を楽しむ&連絡先を交換

Are you visiting from Japan?
‐ Yes! Have you been there?

I highly recommend Kyoto! と京都是非おススメです!と自信を持って
highly=大いに すごく …京都は桜も紅葉もほんとに綺麗ですよね☆☆

仲良くなれたらいよいよ、、、Let’s exchange contacts!↓

Are you on Facebook? フェイスブックやってる?
on の後ろを、LINE,Twitter,Instagram…などいろいろ入れ替えて使ってみてください
Do you have Facebook(account)?と聞いてもOK

★Pattern Practice
Today’s theme: be afraid of  N/~ing  . be afraid to V .  I’m afraid S V…
1.~が 怖い 2.怖くてできない 3.~だと思う(ネガティブな文が後ろに来る場合)

I’m afraid of heights.   高い所が怖い(>_<)
of の後ろは the dark暗い所 / riding a roller coaster ジェットコースターに乗ること などN(名詞)または ~ing(動名詞)の形でいろいろ入れ替えて使いましょう
私はFerris wheel(観覧車)が意外と怖いです。。。

I’m afraid to start a conversation in English.
to の後ろにV(動詞)を原型で入れると 怖くて~できない
英語で自分から話を始めることは勇気がいりますが 皆さんなら大丈夫!

I’m afraid (that)I can’t do overtime today.
S V の文章を続けると、残念ですが、言いにくいんですが、不本意ですが、、、のようなニュアンスをこめて ~だと思います(I think… I’m sorry…)

Thank you for coming to my class.
Actually, I’ve been under the weather since last week.
We usually have a Halloween Party(house party) with my partner and some of our friends. But I’m afraid I can’t this year…

先週から体調を崩してしまい、未だにぐだぐだしている私ですが休まず授業ができて良かったです 今日も皆さんレッスン参加ありがとうございました

2017.10.30 Monday : SSB

7:00pm 〜 7:50pm 3 students
8:00pm 〜 8:50pm 2 students









[国] has [モノ]. の形で言うと、

America has beautiful nature.

Iceland has many beautiful sight seeing spots.


[モノ] in [国] is [good, beautifulなど]. の形だと、

The night view in Thailand is beautiful.

Food in America is big.









「誰・何がいる」:There is [ ], there are [ ]

「何をしている」: He/She is -ing.

「どこにいる」:He/She is in [ ].


画像はGoogleで”toeic part1″で検索したものを順番に使ったのですが、「男の人1人と女の人2人が、会社でミーティングをしている」とか、「市場にかぼちゃがたくさん並べられている」といった画像が出て来ましたね。



2017.10.29 Sunday: FT

14:00-15:00 | 3

15:00-16:00 | 4



What’s up, guys?

Today’s class was all about English slang words and terms. “What’s up?” is one of them! It’s a friendly way of asking someone what is happening with them at the moment. It can either be used a greeting (Q: “Hey! What’s up?” | A:”Oh, I’m busy with a project. How about you?”) or in the middle of a conversation, if you’re curious about something about the person you’re talking to (Q: “You’re dressed very nicely today, what’s up?” | A:” I have a date later!”).

Current English slang contains a lot of abbreviations and acronyms. One student showed us a sticker emoji set on LINE, which was a collection of different short English slang and acronyms, such as BRB, FYI and IDK. These are similar to popular acronyms like ASAP (As Soon As Possible) and AKA (Also Known As).

BRB: Be Right Back – When you’re leaving a place for a short moment. Commonly used in chat/text message conversations.

FYI: For Your Information – When you say something that is not relevant or related to the topic, but it might be useful information. Commonly used in work emails.

IDK: I Don’t Know – Commonly used by young people all the time.

When saying out these acronyms in a conversation, some people even say it as it is spelled. “I need my medicine ey-sap (ASAP)!) “Going to the toilet, bee are bee (BRB).”

Another student shared that she is subscribed to an Instagram account that teaches you new English slang words and terms -> Slang Cards. It’s really useful, and quite funny too!

Thanks for joining me today~

2017.10.28 Saturday: FT

16:30-17:30 | 3

17:30-18:30 | 5



Heya! We had a pretty challenging class today, hehe.

I gave everyone a list of interesting facts about the world, and everyone took turns reading out one fact, followed by a group discussion of what it means.

For example, did you know that dead people can get goose bumps?

(Goose bumps: 鳥肌. A geese is like a duck, and they also have similar skin to the skin of a chicken. In some parts of the world, goosebumps can also be called chicken skin.)

Here’s another fact: The woolly mammoth was still around when the pyramids were being built.

Being “still around” means that it is still present, or still existing/alive at that time. Since we think that woolly mammoths are really really old, and probably went extinct when the dinosaurs died, this fact is telling us that they were, in fact, still alive when humans were building the pyramids in Egypt. Saying ‘still around’ or just ‘around’, when referring to a person or living creature, is a more casual way of saying that the person/creature is alive and there.

You can use this in normal conversations by asking questions like, “Is the doctor still around?“, when you visit a clinic and are asking the receptionist if the doctor is there.

Thanks for joining me for class today! Hope it was interesting for everyone~


2017.10.30 Monday : SB

19:30~20:20 2students

20:30~21:20 3students


“Out of” という英語のフレーズの使い方を学びました!

1. 〜のうち
* Four out of five people think smoking is harmful……5人のうち4人は喫煙が有害であると考えている

2. 〜切れ、切らしてる
* I’m out of breath……もう息切れ
* I’m out of Shoyu……醤油きらしてんねん

3. “Get out of~” 「〜の範囲から出る」
* Get out of here……出て行け!
* Get out of the contract……契約を反故にする
* Get out of the debts……借金をちょろまかす


こっちのクラスでは、”Summer or Winter”


* I won’t be willing to do anything in summer……夏は何にもやる気が無くなる
* I can put on many clothes as much as I want in winter……冬だと好きなだけ着込める



2017.10.27 Friday, SSB, P.P

15:00-15:50 1 student トラベル英会話
16:00-16:50 0 student P.P

18:30-19:20 0 student 5W1H
19:30-20:20 0 students SSB
20:30-21:20 4 students SSB










1.You did nothing wrong.

2. It’s better than nothing.

nothing butの使い方!

1. He drinks nothing but beer.

2.I did nothing but study English.


1.Are you being helped?
May I help you?のほかにもこんなんあるので注意ですよ♪

2. do you have this in Red?

1.I’m not the kind of persin who you think I am.

2. I’m not the kund of person who lies to my friends.

Thanks for coming to my lessons and the halloween party!!
Actually I didn’t expect the party eould be fun that much!!
Next month, VELCO’s karaoke party is coming so feel free to join us!

See you very soon!


2017.10.26.Thursday 日本文化& BF

seito san exibition

One of the Velco students makes amazing Noh masks. Here is the information about the exhibition starting on the 3rd of November at Shimadai in Karasuma Oike. 生徒さんが能面を作られています!展示会が11月3日(金・祝)10時~17時 嶋臺(しまだい)にて 京都市中京区御池通東洞院西北角 是非お立ち寄りくださいませ!Check it out!

14-15 2people 15-16 2people 16-17 2people

Thank you so much for coming today!お越し下さり 有難うございます!

I heard that many trees were blown down in Kyoto Botanical Garden due to typhoon.

blown down 風でなぎ倒される


I’m jealous! She recently went to Perth, Australia! How was it?  She showed us a photo of the cutest animal Quokka that is known as the happiest animal in the world. It is very cute! I was surprised to know that Quokka comes from same family as the kangaroo. オーストラリははパースへ旅行されたそうです!お土産も有難うございました!パースの可愛い動物 Quokka ”カンガルーと同じ種類だそうで! とっても可愛く世界一幸せな動物と知られているそうです。

Changing leaves will be very beautiful in a month. There will be a lot of foreign travelers visiting Kyoto and Osaka! Why don’t we help them and talk with them? We practiced how to give them directions today. 紅葉が綺麗になる季節がやってきますね!外国人旅行者も増えます。彼らとお話してみませんか?また道案内も。今日は京都駅から伏見稲荷までの行き方を伝える練習をしました。One of the most asked questions from foreign travelers is how to get to Fushimi Inari Shrine.

Thank you so much!

Have a good week!

Will you go to a Halloween party on the 31st?




2017.10.28 Sat SB

SB 11:00-12:00 1student(s)


SB 12:00-13:00 2student(s)


Thank you for coming to my classes!








  • 動詞を原形のまま使う事
  • 命令する相手が目の前にいる前提なので、YOUなどの主語は使わない事




See you next week!


2017.10.26 Thursday FT

7-8pm 6 students
8-9pm 4 students

Hey y’all,

Thursday was another good day at Velco. We talked a lot about our weeks and weekends. Most of us managed to have a good time in spite of the typhoon! Some of us saw concerts, some worked, some went to the onsen and a few of us watched movies.

We learned the word “tearjerker” which describes a movie or other type of entertainment that inevitably makes you cry! My example for a tearjerker movie was “Marley and Me.” Don’t watch it without tissues.

We also talked a lot about different games like chess, shogi, mahjong, and poker.

Hope you all enjoy your Halloween!

See ya next time,