19:00-20:00 – 2 students
20:00-21:00 – 3 students
Hello Everyone it’s William!
For this week and next week I will be teaching the Thursday night free talk!
For our classes today our topic was about movies! We started the conversation about the recent movie Don’t stop the camera. It’s a japanese movie that is known for being low budget and with unknown actors, but despite this fact it has seen great success in Japanese theaters.
Our conversation then moved on to Movie critics and criticizing movies. We talked about the cinematography of movies and how movies are an art form. They can be used as ‘popcorn movies’ where they are created to be enjoyed, think superhero movies and action films. And then there are thought provoking movies that make you ask questions of the story as you try to understand the plot.
We also had smaller conversations about godzilla, censorship in the Japan vs the US, and even the differences in movie ticket prices.
That’s all for tonight,
Fri SSB (2) SSB (N) Sat SSB (2) SSB (N)
We’ve had amazing lessons. Thank you so much for showing your motivation. Like I said, practice and mistakes make perfect and I’m faith in you!
I have a news to tell you, which is about a change in my lesson schedule. From next month, I will only teach on Fridays ; 19:30 and 20:30 class (both are SSB class). So I hope to see all of you an Friday nights. Don’t go for a drink but come to my lessons and learn English together hahaha
It means, it was my last day teaching on Saturday. I’ve had lots of lots of memories that I won’t forget. All were just amazing. I always feel that I’m blessed to have such an amazing students 🙂
Today we learned about adverbs. Here is my question, how often do you use adverbs? More or less, they are important essence to enhance your English ability. Adverbs (副詞) are for explaning verbs (動詞) more in detail. For example,
1. She walks. 2.She walks happily.
Which sentence brings you more imagination? The answer is clear, 2. does.
In other words, adverbs are for saying “how the incidents happened”
She walked quickly? She walked slowly? She suddenly started walking? She walked surprisingly fast?
Don’t you feel adverbs are important?????(・∀・) I think they are!!!
Here are some adverbs you may use.
Enjoy using adverbs and make your communication more fantastic!!
I hope you guys have wonderful weekends and see you soon!!! Thank you so much for your beautiful smile and your passion during my lessons. I appreciate it so much.
Bye for now!
It was sunny
It’s going to be fine
などの構文の他にも、groomy, drizzle, foggyなど天気にまつわる新しい単語も覚えました！
See a doctor
そのほかにもcough, runny nose など関連する単語も習いました。
14-15 1person 15-16 0person 16-17 0person
Thank you so much for coming today! ☀
Are you going to watch the Gozan no Okuribi on the 16th? It is called the five giant bonfires in English.
That sounds great to watch bonfires from the rooftop! What letters can you watch. She can watch Daimonji, Fune, Torii gate, Myo & Hou from the rooftop.
There were a lof of people waiting in a line!
思っていたより良かった！ It was better than I expected.
It was as good as I thought. 思っていたのと同じくらい良い
It’s been hot lately! Some people try to cool off by watching horror movies. Would you like to experience Kyoto Tower’s Japanese style haunted house? この暑さ、涼みに京都タワー 日本的お化け屋敷
We talked about differences between scary, afraid and frightened.
scary / afraid / frightened の違い
She is afraid of gohosts. 幽霊を恐れている She is afraid of dogs.
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）
8月10日（金）京都 五条坂 陶器市
8月20日（月）京都 トワイライト 暑い夏、、涼しい夕方に外国人観光客の方々とお話しましょう！
8月10日（金）300軒も店が連なる 五条坂 陶器市
8月20日（月）夕方お助け！京都タワー１Ｆ 18：00 集合
Let’s enjoy talking with foreign travelers!
大阪：午後2時 ＪＲ大阪駅 桜橋口 集合！
お助け隊準備講座 四条校 木曜14：00～ 金曜20：30～
大津校 土曜 18:00 ～ もございます！
16:30-17:30 | 2 students
17:30-18:30 | 1 student
Hey hey! Apologies for not being able to teach on Wednesday at Shijo. I had recently injured my arm and hand and had to visit the hospital. The whole experience sucked, but at least I got to show off my bandages to today’s class! I asked them to guess how I got injured, just by looking at my arm and hand. Nobody guessed ‘drone’ which I have to shamefully confess is what injured me.
Anyway, it was my first time meeting one of the students, so we spent some time getting to know more about her. We talked all about her interests and hobbies, and her English learning journey so far. She mentioned that when she went to study English abroad in America, her host family didn’t speak any English at home! Apparently, it’s quite a common occurrence (something that happens frequently), as I’ve heard other stories of Japanese students facing the same problem with their host families in English-speaking countries. 😦
Other than that, I had a great time talking with the students, even though I was kind of distracted by my arm and hand throughout the class (hehe sorry).
Thank you so much for coming to class!
Fri SSB (2) SSB (3)
“Hope for the best,but prepare for the worst .”
Micky likes dancing. Micky likes singing. Micky likes swimming with Poo in the summer. Micky also likes drinking with Poo in the summer.
MickyとPooの小話(ノンフィクション)です笑なんだか長ったらしいですね〜この文をand, but, orを使いますと…
Micky likes dancing and singing, but he likes swimming or drinking with Poo in the summer.
ほな、see you soon〜（＾∇＾）
14:00-15:00 | 4 students
15:00-16:00 | 3 students
G’day~ Today’s class was held at an earlier timing as there was a VELCO teacher’s gathering later that afternoon. One student shared her plans for later that day, which coincidentally involved a company party as well! We then talked about a variety of topics, one of which being about our jobs and how we feel about them.
Notable words discussed: Maiden (young unmarried girl), necessity/necessities (things you need), grunt (imagine someone lifting something heavy and making an ‘urh!’ sound), the difference between dilute and dilate.
Thank you so much for coming! 🙂
Fri. SSB (1) SSB (3)
Sat. SSB (0) SSB (1) PP (5)
SSB Setting goals for summer 2018
PP Review sugoroku (off lesson day)
SSBのレッスンでは、2018年、10月末までに叶えたい英語の目標をみなさんで考えました( ＾∀＾)入り口に飾ってありますので、是非見てみてください〜 私も書きたい！というかたは遠慮なく言ってくださいね。
I will always be there for you.
はな、今日も踊ってきます〜 See you soon!!