2018.11.17 Saturday: G1, PP

13:00 – 13:50 <G1- 1> 2 students

14:00 – 14:50 <G1-2>  3 students

15:00 – 15:50 <PP>     2 students

Thank you for coming to my English class today. I am so sorry that I arrived in a nick of time.

Ok, here is the summary of today’s class.

 

★13:00 – 13:50 <G -1>★

[Free talking] 最近読んだ本について話しました。忙しいと本を読む時間をあまりないです

が、自身の好きな分野について読んでみるとかなり楽しいですよ!

 

授業ではまずは、先週の復習としてロンドンでのバスの乗り方についてのリスニングをしました。京都のバスとは様々な部分が違いました。特に、Oysterしか使えないのは不便なのか便利なのか難しいところでしたね。乗り口、降り口も違うので気を付けましょう!

その後はジェスチャーの復習をしたのち、demonstrationで重要な表現を勉強しました。

宿題は表現のhandoutを参考にして下さい。

e.g.) I am going to demonstrate how to make miso soup.

there are six main steps.

First, Next, Then, After that, Finally…

This is how to make miso soup. Thank you.

 

もし、スピーチの原稿、または絵が書き終わっていない場合、来週までに必ず完成させて持ってきて下さいね。次回の授業で使用します。(DON’T forger to bring them!!!)

そして最後の問題の答えも掲載しておきます。

★ Put the following in the correct sequence.

① D       ② C         ③ B         ④ E        ⑤ A

⇒来週は道の説明の表現を勉強していきます。

 

★14:00 – 14:50 <G1-2>★

[Free talking] 自身の好きな本について話しました。ミステリー、how to 、シンドラーのリストなど意見がでました。私はシンドラーのリストは映画版を途中で断念した記憶があります…。今年の年末にでも観ようかな!

今日は was doing の練習をしました。途中では、didとwas doing混乱してごちゃごちゃになってしまいましたが、過去の行為の際に「あの時~していた。(ところだった。)」という行為の真っ最中であるということを表現します。

e.g.) This time last year I was living in Canada.

The television was on, but no body was watching it.

I walked home after the party last night. (過去の一地点を表す。)

練習問題では、ある時間に自身が何をしていたかについて思い出して書いてもらいました。

VELCOで勉強していた、腰が痛くていすに座っていた、家を片付けていたなどいろいろな例が出ていて面白かったです。発音も丁寧に出来ていましたね。素晴らしかったです。

練習問題も難しかったですが、出来たでしょうか。復習してもらって、もしも分からない部分があれば、来週に補足します。(もう少し、分かりやすい説明を考えておきます!)

 

⇒来週は have doneをします。

 

★15:00 – 15:50 <PP>★

[Free talking] あなたの好きな作家についてお話ししました。遠藤周作の本をお勧めして頂いたので、次の夜寝る前に読む本にしたいと思います。ありがとうございます。

今回はshouldとshouldn’tの勉強をしました。アドバイスをしたり、意見を述べる時に使います。mustとhave toほど強くは主張しません。

e.g.) You should apologise.  「謝ったほうが良い。」

You must apologise. You have to apologise. 「謝るしかない。」

また、shouldはI think…, I don’t think…, Do you think…?などの節で使われることが多いです。

e.g.) I think he should be quiet.

I don’t think you should be here (at the moment).

Do you think this suits me.

最後の時間では、①Do you think we should pay for plastic bags?

②Do you think we should accept refugees?

についてディベートをしました。PROs / CONsの意見を聞けて面白かったです。

 

⇒来週はmust とhave to を練習します。

来週もまた宜しくお願い致します。See you next week!

広告

Friday, 26th of October

G1 (2) G2 (3)

Happy Halloween(^ω^)

We enjoyed secret Halloween lesson.

Learning history of Halloween and vocabularies and did some fun Halloween game. Somethings happened during the lesson. All secret all secret….. because it’s Halloween…….ψ(.∇.)ψ….☆

Love you guys :)))) and see you soon!

Hachi

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2018.10.10.Wednesday BF

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Thank you so much for coming today!!
It turned into a rainy day! 雨の日になってしまいましたね。。☔
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Thank you so much for your information about police ride horses you can find in Kyoto Imperial Palace!
police ride horse   馬に乗った警察  Kyoto Imperial Palace 京都御所
Please recommend foreigers about it!
We met a lot of foreign travelers on the train going to Saga Arashiyama. 嵯峨嵐山に行く途中の電車の中で多くの
外国人旅行者に出会いましたね。車内の半分以上は外国人旅行者でした! More than half of the train was full of foreign travelers!
Thank you for trying to talk with foreign travelers enthusiastically! 積極的にお話くださって有難うございました!
We met a Norwaigian couple travelling in Asian countries taking 5 months!  アジア中を5ヶ月かけて旅行されているノルウェイ人カップルに出会いました!
It is very expensive for them to travel in Japan, so they will stay here for a short time. 日本は高いから短期間の滞在になってしまう。
Can you see an aurora/ northern lights?(生徒さんご質問)オーロラ見られますか?  You need to go to the north part of Norway to see the northern light/an arurora. ノルウェイの北部に行かないと見られないですよ。
There were a lot of foreign travelers in the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove.
We met a Australian family who was looking at the grave yard in the grove. They said it is very different from what we have in Australia.
嵐山の bamoboo grove  竹林  grove  小さい森
Thank you for sharing your cutest pumpkins with us! We will definately enjoy them!
とっても可愛いパンプキン🍂 秋を楽しませてくださって大変有難うございます!
Her friend sent her chestnuts and the black shureded paper was used for their cushon.
This cushon inspired her to make the cutest pumpkins! 凄い創造性ですね
We talked about an article about black cats being abandoned in the UK. Some people think they are not instagenic. That is very sad..
abandoned 捨てられた、廃墟の  abandoned house   イギリスで黒猫を手放す人々がいるというニュース。。悲しいですが
I ___①__ to see you until next week! look forward to –ing 以外の言い方で
次回お会いできるのをとても楽しみにしています!!
I have __②__!! 用事があって、、、See you later!
l cannot wait to   待てない (楽しみ)
I have errands  用事があって
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It was fun talking with you!
Thank you!
Tonomura

Thursday F- Class August 30th, 2018

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,

William

Saturday, August 25th

Fri SSB (2) SSB (N)   Sat SSB (2) SSB (N)

Hello!!(・∀・)

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.

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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!

Hachi

 

 

2018.8.2.Thursday日本文化&BF

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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.

大文字、船、鳥居、妙、法 が屋上から見られていいですね。The

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 ��如何ですか。
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. ��を恐れている
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 外国人観光客お助け隊

参加者大募集☆

810日(金)京都 五条坂 陶器市

820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! 

828日(火)大阪 梅田スカイビル

810日(金)300軒も店が連なる 五条坂 陶器市 

820日(月)夕方お助け!京都タワー1F 1800 集合  

Let’s enjoy talking with foreign travelers!

8月10日:午前10時 京都タワー1F入り口前集合  

大阪:午後2時 JR大阪駅 桜橋口 集合!  

お申し込みはTonomuraもしくはinfo@velco.jpにご連絡お願いします。

お助け隊準備講座 四条校 木曜14:00~ 金曜20:30~          

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2018.07.28 Saturday: FT

16:30-17:30 | 2 students

17:30-18:30 | 1 student

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Summary:

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!