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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Andrew's Cookies Part 2

クッキー

アンドリュー先生が、クッキーを作って持ってきてくれました🍪
とても美味しかったです!
料理の得意なアンドリュー先生に、作ってほしいものがあったら、リクエストしてみて下さい🍳   作ってくれるかも😁

                                Thanks for the cookies Andrew...They were great!


Sunday, September 9, 2018

Food expressions, Ordering & Some Pudding....

This week we will continue our review and practice of these phrases...



Then we will take a look at the menu in the Business Basics Textbook for just a couple of minutes and talk about appetizers...

#1 ~ Nachos with Guacamole
        *Tortilla chips served with a spicy sauce made with avocado, tomato, lemon juice, and onion.

#2 ~ Sushi Roll
        *A rice roll filled with raw fish, seaweed, and cucumber, served with soy sauce

#3 ~ Onion Soup
        *Onions cooked in white wine, topped with slices of bread and grated cheese.


Alright now...
After we have finished taking a look at the menu we will take a look at a video by a famous Japanese Youtuber...

Questions....
Do you remember this guy from a few weeks ago…
1.       What’s his name?
*He is Hikakin
*His name is Hikakin

Alright …
And…Do you remember…
2.       What does he do? What is his job?
*He is a Youtuber
*He makes internet videos.

Alright now…
(Change picture #61) (Point)
A few weeks ago…
3.       Where did Hikakin go in the morning? (Point)
*He went to Starbucks
*He went to Starbucks in the morning

Ok…now…
We saw this part before….
(Change video #62)
When he got home from Starbucks … (0:00)
4.       What did Hikakin have in his hand?
*He had a bag
*He had a red bag
*He had a paper bag in his hand
*He had a bag in his hand

Alright and….
5.       What did Hikakin say… in English, please? (0:00~ 0:02)
He said…
*I went to Starbucks for the 1st time in the morning
*I went to Starbucks in the morning for the 1st time
*I went to morning Starbucks for the 1st time.
*I bought Starbucks in morning for the 1st time.
*I went to Starbucks in the morning for the 1st time

Alright….Sounds good and…
(Change picture #65)
6.       What did Hikakin go to Starbucks early in the morning to get?
*He went to get pudding
*He went there to get pudding.

Alright and…
Why did he have to go early…
What tends to happen? (Point at the sign)
*It tends to sell out
*It tends to sell out of pudding
*Starbucks tends to run out
*Starbucks tends to run out of pudding

Alright now…
(Change video #66)
If we take a look… (0:00~0:02)  
7.       When and where did he hear about the pudding?
*He heard about….
*He heard about it on the internet
*He heard about it on Net news
*He heard about it on Net news a long time ago
*He heard about it on Net news quite a long time ago
*He heard about it on Net news from a long time ago
*He has heard about it on Net news for a long time
*He heard about from Net news

Sounds good and…
(Same video #66) (0:03~0:06)    
From what he heard on the internet….
8.       How is the pudding supposed to be?
*It is supposed to be delicious
*It is supposed to be so delicious
*It is supposed to be very good.

Alright…Sounds good …now…
(Change video #68) (0:00~0:05)
Now…Hikakin took the pudding out of the bag…and…
9.       What did he say …in English, please
He said
*This is the pudding
*The white one is custard and the black one is chocolate
*The white cup is custard cream and the black cup is chocolate

Alright and…
If we take another look…
10.   How much were they? (0:05~0:07)
*They were 320 yen each
*Each pudding was 320 yen.
*They were both 320 yen each
*Both were 320 yen each
They were 320 yen for both XX

Watch the same video until
(0:08~0:10)

Alright so then…
 (Change picture #69)
Compared to regular pudding…
11.   How much MORE expensive is the Starbucks pudding?
(3 bai)*It is 3 times more expensive
*It is 3 times more expensive than regular pudding
*It is 200 yen more expensive
*It is 3 times as expensive as regular pudding

Alright now…
We go back to the morning…
(Change picture #70) and then…. (Change picture #72)
And…While Hikakin was waiting in line…
12.   What did he hear the staff say…in English, plase?
He heard
*Thank you for waiting
*I’m sorry to keep you waiting
*I’m sorry to have kept you waiting
*Next, please
*Next customer, please

Sounds good now…
 (Change picture #73)
When Hikakin got to the counter…
13.   What did the staff say to him?
She said
*May I take your order, please?
*Can I take your order?

Alright…Sounds good now…
(Change video #75) (0:00~0:02)
We take a look and…
Before today….
14.   What had Hikakin never done?
*He had never ordered pudding before….
*He had never bought pudding before…
*He had never ordered pudding in Starbucks…

Sounds good and since Hikakin had never ordered pudding before….
15.   What did he say to the staff? (0:02~0:05)
He said
*2 puddings, please
*Can I get 2 puddings, please?
*Can I have 2 puddings, please?
*Could I have 2 puddings, please?
*Could I get 2 puddings, please?
*May I have 2 puddings, please?
*I would like 2 puddings, please

Alright now….
When Hikakin said…
“I would like 2 puddings, please…”… (0:05~0:07)
16.   What was he surprised to hear?
He was surprised to hear….
*They are there
*They are right there
*They are over there.
*The pudding is over there
*The pudding is here
*The pudding is in the fridge

Alright now…
We take a look a bit more…
And…Where is “there”?  (0:07~0:11)
17.   Where does Starbucks keep its pudding?
*It keeps the pudding in the sandwich section
*It keeps the pudding with the sandwiches
*It keeps the pudding in the case with the sandwiches
*It keeps the pudding in the same place as the sandwiches
*It was by the sandwiches
*It was with the sandwiches
*They put the pudding near the sandwiches
*The pudding is around the sandwiches
*They keep the pudding next to the sandwiches

To be continued in class...
Alright...That was just a few of the notes form class...
Study hard and see you all next week...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Coffee...Coffee...Coffee....

Welcome back ....
I hope you all enjoyed your summer vacations.


Since many students are planning on travelling abroad over the next few months we will continue working on restaurants and ordering...

Here is the vocabulary list from this week...



Here are just a few of the questions and YOUR answers from this week's classes...

OK…now…Of course…
#1 ~ “ososume suru” ~ recommend

Alright now….
2.       What does Starbucks recommend that you get for lunch
#1 ~ Recommend + that + S + GKD (GKD ~ genkei doushi)
*It recommends sandwiches and wraps
*It recommends that you buy sandwiches or wraps
*It recommends that you get sandwiches or wraps
*It recommends that you get sandwiches or wraps for lunch
*It recommends that you have sandwiches or wraps for lunch

Alright…Sounds good now…
3.       Which one would you prefer for lunch…a sandwich or a wrap?
*I would prefer…
*I would prefer a sandwich
*I would prefer a wrap
*I would prefer a sandwich to a wrap

Alright now….please…
#1 ~ agree
#2 ~ agree
#3 ~ agree

And then….
#4 ~ disagree….

Alright…..and ….
How about you? (Watashi mo)
#1 ~ Agree ~ So would I.
#2 ~ Agree ~ I would, too.
#3 ~ Agree ~ Me, too.

Alright and…now….
Disagree, please…..
(Hontou ni? Watashi wa chigau)
#4 ~ Oh really, I wouldn’t.
        Oh really, I don’t like either
        Oh really, I wouldn’t prefer …..
        Oh really, I would prefer a sandwich…
        Oh really, I would prefer a wrap
        Oh really, I would prefer something else.
 (Please write #1 ~ #4)

Alright now…                  


I want to take a look at 1 of these sandwiches … and..…
4.       What is ON this one? (imasu….arimasu)
*There is lettuce, ham and cheese
*There is lettuce, ham and cheese on it
*There are XXX

Grammar check...
“There is / There are” ….
So….Which one to use depends on the first noun in the sentence….
(Ichiban saishou no meishi ni yoru)…Read
#1 ~ There is ham, 2 slices of cheese and lettuce on it.
#2 ~ There is lettuce, ham and 2 slices of cheese on it.
#3 ~ There is cheese, ham, and lettuce on it.
#4 ~ There are 2 slices of cheese, ham, and lettuce on it.

Alright …and…. 
What kind of bread is the ham, cheese and lettuce on?
*It is on brown bread
*It is on whole wheat bread
*It is on rye bread

Sounds good and so...
*There is lettuce, ham and cheese on brown bread
*There is lettuce, ham and cheese on rye bread

Alright now…
We go back to Starbuck’s again again…and…


Do you remember….
1.       What time does Starbucks open in the morning?
*It opens at 7:00
*It opens at 7:00 in the morning
*It is open from 7:00

Sounds good.. now….
#1 ~ “jouren no okyakusan” ~ #1 ~ a regular customer
                                                       #2 ~ a regular
(Please write #1)

Alright and…
If we take a look over here…
2.       How often do regulars tend to go to Starbucks?
*A regular tends to go to Starbucks about 8 to 12 times a month
*A regular customer tends to go to Starbucks about 8 to 12 times a month
*Regulars tend to go to Starbucks about 8 to 12 times a month
*They tend to go about 8 to 12 times a month

Alright and ...
Since Starbucks has so many regular customers…
5.       How does it tend to be in the morning?
*It tends to be busy
*It tends to be crowded
*It tends to get a lot of customers

Alright and ….
Since it is so crowded in the morning…... (Anything is OK...)
6.       What do customers tend to complain about?
#1 ~ Complain about + meishi
#2 ~ Complain about + doushi + ing
*They tend to complain about waiting
*They tend to complain about the waiting time
*They complain about waiting for a long time

Sounds good now…
How about this one….
7.       What do they tend to complain about?
*They tend to complain about having to wait

Alright now….
What do you think....
11.   How is being a Barista at Starbucks in the morning?
*It is busy
*It is difficult to be a Barista
*It is hard to be a Barista
*It is very hard.
*It is a hard job

Sounds good now…
We take a look over here and…

"SHORT ARTICLE"
12.   What does it say ….Please read…
Starbucks baristas reveal the worst parts of working there…

Alright now…(Imagination)
What do you think….
13.   What do Starbucks baristas complain about?
They complain about noisy customers
They complain about low salary
They complain about overwork
They complain about not having enough staff
They complain about their working times.
They complain about the amount of work
They complain about being underpaid
They complain about their salaries

OK...
I will stop there....I hope you all have time to make it to class this week...and if not....I hope to see you all next week.

Study Hard!!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Goonies +++ #6....

In last week's story ....We started the lesson talking about "Disneyland" & "Trips to Disneyland"

What do you think?
After taking the Shinkansen, walking & transferring….
1.       How long does it take to get to DISNEYLAND?
*I think it takes 3 hours
*I think it takes 3 hours to go to Disneyland
*I think it takes about 3 hours to go to Disneyland

Alright now…
If we take a look over here…
2.       When did Tokyo Disneyland first open? (gesture)
*It opened in 1983
*It opened on the 15th of April, 1983
*It opened on April 15th, 1983

Alright now..of course….
3.       What year is it now?
         *It is 2018

OK….now…
Since we have 2 dates…. 1983 and 2018…
We have a “Between”…and since Disneyland continues to be open (gesture)
We can use “kanryoke”


And so….
4.       How long has Tokyo Disneyland been open for? (gesture)
*It has been open for 35 years.

Or… How about “kara”…
5.       How long has Tokyo Disneyland been open for?
*It has been open since 1983
*It has been open from 1983 XX

 Alright now…

A quick grammar check….
#1 ~ “~shimashita ka?” ~ Did you….
#2 ~ “~shita koto ga aru” ~ Have you ever…



…and then….(Change picture #14)

#3 ~ “~itta koto ga aru” ~ Have you ever been





Alright now…

This is the thing that MOST people hate the most…
Please read…
1.       hate waiting in long lines at Disneyland…
Sounds good…now…How about you? (Watashi mo)
#1 ~ Agree ~ So do I.
#2 ~ Agree ~ do, too.
#3 ~ Agree ~ Me, too.

Alright and…
Disagree, please…..
(Hontou ni? Watashi wa kinishinai)
#4 ~ Oh really, I don’t.
    Oh really, I don’t mind
    Oh really, I don’t mind at all
    Oh really, I love waiting


More ...More...Questions...
After talking about Disneyland...
We we back to Data...and also talked about world universities....
Here are a few questions from that part...


How about in Japan?
1.       Which university is considered to be the best?
*Todai is the best university
*Todai is considered to be the best
*Todai is considered to be the best university

Alright now…What do you think? 
2.       Why is TODAI considered to be the BEST university? (Opinions, please)
*Because
*Many smart people study there
*It gets a lot of money for research
*It gets a lot of funding for research
*It gets a lot of government funding for research
*There are many good professors there
*The IQ is highest at Tokyo University

Alright now…What do you think?
3.       Why is it so hard to get into Todai?
*Because

Alright …Sounds good now…
If we take a look over here though…Recently…
4.       What has been happening to TODAI’s WORLD ranking?
*It has been going down
*It has been decreasing
*It has been falling
*It has been dropping
*It has been slipping
*It has been getting lower

Alright and…If we take a look….
5.       What is TODAI ranked in the world now?
*It is ranked 46th
*It is ranked 46th in the world

OK…now…What do you think…
6.       Why HAS Todai’s ranking gone down so much?
Because….
*The number of international students has gone down
*Because it is boring
*The number of children is decreasing
*Funding is low
*Because the government cut their funding
*The school year starts from September
*Students from other countries work hard
*Many smart people go to foreign universities
*There are few international students
*It only thinks about Japan / It is not global

Alright...That was just a sample of some of last weeks topics ...


Hope you have time to study