2018.10.18 Thursday FT

19:00-20:00 | 4 students

20:00-21:00 | 1 student

Thanks for joining tonight’s Shijo FT class. Today we talk about “back idioms” and “gambling”. In English, there are many idioms used to describe something that happens with the word “back”. For example, if I say I “broke my back” doing something, it means I used a lot of effort and energy to do something. Today we got an example from Sayo who said she “broke her back” preparing for the university entrance exams. She studied everyday for 6 months straight, definitely not easy! Please feel free to bring any questions you might have to next week’s lesson and we can discuss together. Take care!

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2018.10.14 Sunday FT

14:00-15:00 | 3 students

15:00-16:00 | 2 students

Thank you for joining today’s Shijo FT class! Today’s topics were “Silence” and “-ed and -ing adjectives”. As promised, I added the two different types of adjectives to the bottom of this post for your reference. I really enjoyed today’s discussion about “silence”. You all brought really great insights, especially about the Martin Luther King, Jr. quote. If there were still any questions or things you needed me to clarify, please feel free to ask.

– Who is the most amazing person you know and why were you amazed by them?

– What are some exciting things to do in your hometown?

– When is the most exhausted you have been in your life and why was it exhausting?

– What are you interested in and why do you think it’s interesting?

– When was the last time you were very surprised and why was it surprising?

– Who is the most annoying person you know and why do they make you annoyed?

– What things in life are confusing and what about them makes you confused?

– When was the last time you were disappointed and why was it disappointing?

– What things are frightening for children and were you also frightened by them when you were a child?

– When was the last time you were shocked and why was it shocking?

2018.10.11 Thursday FT

19:00-20:00 | 4 students

20:00-21:00 | 4 students

Thank you for coming to tonight’s Shijo FT class. I hope you all enjoyed our discussions. Tonight’s topics were “backpacking” and “cosmetics”. Everyone brought very interesting opinions to the conversations. Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions, I would be glad to answer. Take care!

2018.10.04 Thursday F3

19:00-20:00 | 2 students

20:00-21:00 | 1 student

Thank you for joining today’s Shijo F3 class. Today we spoke about “Weddings” and “Weather”. I really enjoyed our conversation about weddings and got to learn a little bit about Japanese-style weddings. I added a cheesy clip here below to show you what I was talking about when I mentioned my favorite part of the wedding is when the bride walks down the aisle. Look at those emotional grooms, I bet you can’t avoid shedding one tear!

See you next week!

2018.09.16 Sunday FT

14:00-15:00 | 3 students

15:00-16:00 | 4 students

Thank you for joining today’s Shijo FT class! Today’s topic were “Can you tell me about…?” and “Habits”. Today we learned an interesting but potentially confusing question, “where do we learn our habits?”. This question is asking what is the source or origin of the development of our habits. That is why when you answer the question, you answer with: “We learn our habits from…”. For example, today a student answered that she learned one of her habits from her co-worker. Her co-worker taught her about something or recommended something to her and it developed into her habit. It was a bit confusing at the time so I just wanted to clarify. Please let me know if there were still any questions. Take care!

2018.09.09 Sunday FT

14:00 – 15:00 | 6 students
15:00 – 16:00 | 4 students

Thank you all for joining tonight’s Shijo FT class. It was great to be back after my time away. I hope you all enjoyed today’s topics. Today we discussed “Corruption” and “Are you good at…?” I admit the first class’s topic was a bit more difficult than the second but I hope you were able to learn new vocabulary and phrases. If anyone still has any questions or is not clear, please feel free to ask me, I would be happy to help. Take care!

2018.08.26 Sunday FT

14:00-15:00 | 6 students

15:00-16:00 | 4 students

Thank you so much for joining today’s Shijo FT class! It was great to meet Tetsuaki and Yasumasa at today’s lesson. Today’s topics were “Cars and Driving” and “Wishes”. Today we had an interesting conversation, and I asked a question that confused a few students so I would like to repeat it again. Today I asked, “When you were a child, how would you answer the question, ‘What would you like to be when you grow up?'” This means the answer you would say when you were a child. It was a little confusing so I hope it is easier to understand now. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have, I would be happy to help. Take care!

2018.08.25 Saturday FT

16:30-17:30 | 5 students

17:30-18:30 | 5 students

Thank you for joining today’s Shijo FT class. It was great to meet Yukio and Hiroyuki today, and I hope you were all able to enjoy the lesson. Today’s topics were “City Life” and “Home Renovation”. If you still had any questions about today’s discussions, please don’t hesitate to ask. Take care!

2018.08.19 Sunday FT

14:00-15:00 | 6 students

15:00-16:00 | 4 students

Thank you all for joining the Shijo FT class today. I am glad some of you are excited to be back to work from the Obon holidays, while others are less eager to get back into the routine. Thank you for sharing about your experiences during your vacations, as well as your special birthday experiences. I was impressed by your responses to some of the questions. If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask at next week’s class. Take care!