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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Goonies ~ Week 5

.     Alright now...

     We started this week's lesson the same way as last time...
     With a couple of questions that you will need to: 

#1 ~ agree
#2 ~ agree
#3 ~ agree

And then….
#4 ~ disagree….

OK now...

     Which do you prefer crab or lobster?
#1 ~ I prefer lobster
#2 ~ I prefer crab


Sounds good…now…
How about you? (Watashi mo)
#1 ~ Agree ~ So do I.
#2 ~ Agree ~ I do, too.
#3 ~ Agree ~ Me, too.

Alright and…
Disagree, please…..
(Hontou ni? Watashi wa suki ja nai…watashi wa chigau)
#4 ~ Oh really, I don’t.
        Oh really, I don’t like either
        Oh really, I don’t prefer …..

       Oh really, I prefer ….
       You do?  You like crab?
 (Please write #1 ~ #4)

Alright now…
2.    Which prefecture in Japan is famous for crab?
*Hokkaido is famous for crab
*Hokkaido is famous for its crab

Sounds good now…
Please read the question…



3.       What is something that would be good and something that would be bad about livingHokkaido?

WOULD BE GOOD
What is something that would be good?
*Seafood is delicious in Hokkaido
*There are many ice rinks in Hokkaido
*Sapporo has a lot of ramen shops

WOULD BE BAD
What is something that would be bad?
*It is far from Tokyo
*Hokkaido is very cold in winter
*There is a lot of snow
 There is so much snow

Alright now…

4.    Do you know this famous restaurant in Hokkaido?
*No, I don’t.
*Yes, I do.

And…How about you?
#1 ~ Agree ~ Neither do I.
#2 ~ Agree ~ I don’t either.
#3 ~ Agree ~ Me, neither
           I am not either

Alright now…
What is the name of this restaurant?
*It is Kani Shogun

Sounds good now….
Please read…
5.       I would like to try crab at this restaurant in Hokkaido
How about you? (Watashi mo)
#1 ~ Agree ~ So would I.
#2 ~ Agree ~ I would, too.
#3 ~ Agree ~ Me, too.

Alright and…
6.       Disagree, please…..
(Hontou ni? Watashi wa tabetakunai)
#4 ~ Oh really, I wouldn’t.
#4 ~ Oh really, I wouldn’t like to eat there.

Alright and...
After we finished practicing those questions...We started our vocabulary review...
Here it is...


#1, #2 & #3…please
#1 ~ “tanki” ~ short tempered
#2 ~ “kimuzukashii” ~ bad tempered
#3 ~ “atarashii mono wo tsukuri dasu koto” ~ creative

OK…now…
#4, #5 & #6…please..
#4 ~ “hihan teki” ~ critical
#5 ~ “detarame na hito/ keikaku sei ga nai" ~ disorganized
#6 ~ “seiri shiteiru hito …. Kichin to shiteiru” ~ organized

Alright now…
How about…#7, #8 & #9, please…..?
#7 ~ “kouritsu teki” ~ efficient  (効率的)
#8 ~ “wasureppoi” ~ forgetful
#9 ~ “kibun ga kawariyasui” ~ moody

Sounds good now…
#10, #11 & #12, please…..?
#10 ~ “kimae no yoi” ~ generous
#11 ~ “hataraki mono / kinben na” ~ hardworking
#12 ~ “gaman ga nai hito” ~ impatient

Alright…Sounds good …now…
#13, #14 & #15, please…..?
#13 ~ “hanashi zuki na / osyaberi na” ~ talkative
#14 ~ “majime na hito” ~ serious
#15 ~ “kichoumen” ~ punctual (jikan momoru….kichoumen)

OK….now…
#16, #17 & #18, please…..?
#16 ~ “kanpeki shugisha” ~ perfectionist
#17 ~ “tayoreru hito” ~ reliable
18 ~ “tsumetai” ~ cold

Alright now…
#19, #20 & #21, please…..? 
#19 ~ “reisei na / chinchaku” ~ cool headed
#20 ~ “reisei” ~ level headed
#21 ~ “tanki na” ~ hot headed

#22, #23 & #24, please…..? 
#22 ~ “erasou na” ~ bossy
#23 ~ “kigen ga warui” ~ crabby
#24 ~ “gaman zuyoi” ~ patient

Alright now…
We have a few expressions to do…….

#1 ~ “Kangaeta koto ga arimasu ka?” ~ Have you thought about it?
#2 ~ “Jinsei wo dou suru ka...kangaeta koto ga arimasu ka?” ~ 
                      Have you thought about your life?         
                      Have you thought about what you want to do with your life?
                      Have you thought about how you want to spend you life?

#3 ~ “Watashi wa kimerarenai” ~ I can’t decide
#4 ~ “Watashi wa jinsei wo dou suru ka,
                kimerarenai” ~ I can’t decide what to do with my life                                       
                                          I can’t decide what I want to do with my life
                                          I can’t decide how to spend my life

#5 ~ “Otetsudai shimamashou ka?” ~ Would you like some help?
                                         May I help you?
#6 ~ “Tetsudatte kurete arigatou” ~ Thank you for helping me
                                                             Thank you for your help

#7 ~ “Koko de meshiagarimasu ka?” ~ Would you like it for here?
#8 ~ “Koko de meshiagarimasu ka….Soretomo
                        omochikaeri desu ka?” ~ Would you like it for here or to go?

Sounds good and…the last one…
#9 ~ “Kinen seki ka kitsuen seki dochira
                      ni nasaimasu ka?” ~ Would you like smoking or non-smoking?
                                                          Would you like a smoking or non-smoking seat?
                                                          Would you prefer smoking or non-smoking?
                                                          Which would you prefer, smoking or non-smoking?

OK...And after the review...
We started Week 5 of our story, which I think everyone did very well on...
Good job EVERYONE!!

PS
I won't be posting any of the story notes this week...so...Please try to make it to class if you can...

Monday, June 11, 2018

Week 4... Andy & Stef....


Alright now...Before I start talking about this week's lesson, I have 2 questions for you again…
Now please remember that you have to:

#1 ~ agree
#2 ~ agree
#3 ~ agree

And then….
#4 ~ disagree….

Alright now…Here is the 1st sentence:
I’m so sleepy THAT…. 
1.       I can’t keep my eyes open.



Ok and….How about you? (watashi mo)
#1 ~ Agree ~ Neither can I.
#2 ~ Agree ~ I can’t either.
#3 ~ Agree ~ Me, neither
                        I am not either

Alright and…
Disagree, please…..
(Hontou ni? Watashi wa daijoubu)
#4 ~ Oh really, I can.
        Oh really, I am not tired at all
        Oh really, I am not sleepy at all
        Oh really, I am fine.

Alright now…
Since I am feeling sleepy…
2.       I feel like a coffee…


Sounds good…now…How about you? (Watashi mo)
#1 ~ Agree ~ So do I.
#2 ~ Agree ~ I do, too.
#3 ~ Agree ~ Me, too.

Alright and…
Disagree, please…..
(Hontou ni? Watashi wa iranai)
#4 ~ Oh really, I don’t.
         Oh really, I feel like a tea

OK...now...
In Week 4 of our story, we met 2 new characters, Andy & Stefanie.

 Here are a couple of questions and answers from our talk about Andy....

2.       What high school club did she join?
*She joined the cheerleading club
*She joined cheerleading club
*She joined the high school cheerleading club

Alright ….so then….
3.       What club is she in
*She is in the cheerleading club
*She is in cheerleading club

Andy is so good at cheerleading that…
She isn’t only in the club…
4.       Kanojyo wa team ni haiteiru”…in English, please…
*She is on the team
*She is on the cheerleading team

Grammar Review….
Anyone can be IN the basketball club BUT not everyone can be ON the team

We take a look over here and…
6.       How is Andy’s character? (Point)
#1 ~ “yasashii” ~ *She is kind
#2 ~ “hatarakimono” ~ *She is hardworking
#3 ~ “gaman zuyoi” ~ *She is patient
#4 ~ “tayoreru” ~ *She is reliable

Sounds good now…
7.       What will the coach get her to do?
#1 ~ Get + O + to + doushi ~ “~wo yatte morau”
*The coach will get her to train new members
*The coach will get her to teach new members

Alright and…
What do you think....
How did the coach ask ANDY to train them…
8.       What did the COACH say to her? (imagination)
*Please train the new members
*Can you train the new members?
*Could you train new members?
*Would you mind training the new members?
*Could I get you to train the new members?

Sounds good and…
When Coach asked her to train the new members…
9. What should ANDY answer?
She should say
#1 ~ OK
#2 ~ Sure
#3 ~ Certainly
#4 ~ No problem
#5 ~ Anytime
#6 ~ Gotcha
#7 ~ My pleasure
#8 ~ Alright
#9 ~ Of course!


Sounds good now…
#1 ~ “Karera wa renshuu shinagara”…in English, please
    *While they were practicing…
    *While they are practicing…
    *While they practice

#2 ~ “Karera wa renshuu shiteita toki”
    *When they were practicing…
    *When they practiced

Or….again…
How about “as”….
#3 ~ “Karera wa renshuu shinagara…”
        *As they were practicing…
        *As they practiced

OK...I don't want to give everyone TOO MUCH and so please come to class for the rest.
Hope to see you soon.

PS
Here are the prints from this week's lesson


Study hard!

Friday, June 1, 2018

The Fratellis Escape Continued...


Alright now...
This week we will start with 2 more pictures and again …
When you answer, please remember to:

#1 ~ agree
#2 ~ agree
#3 ~ agree

And then….
#4 ~ disagree….

OK....now...Let's take a look at the 1st sentence.


1.       I have a lot of housework….
Ok and….How about you? (Watashi mo)
#1 ~ Agree ~ So do I.
#2 ~ Agree ~ I do, too.
#3 ~ Agree ~ Me, too.

Alright and…now….
Disagree, please…..
#4 ~ Oh really, I don’t.
        Oh really, I don’t have much housework.
        Oh really, I don’t have a lot.

Alright now….
We have a negative sentence…and….


2.       I don’t have enough free time….
OK...and....How about you? (Watashi mo)
#1 ~ Agree ~ Neither do I.
#2 ~ Agree ~ I don’t either.
#3 ~ Agree ~ Me, neither
           I am not either

Alright and…
Disagree, please….. (Hontou ni? Watashi wa aru)
#4 ~ Oh really, I do.
        Oh really, I have lots of time.
        Oh really, I have enough free time.

After reviewing this grammar pattern we will do a quick vocabulary review...






And then we will get into the story/textbook and see how the escape is going...
Here are just a couple of questions from the transcript of this week's lesson...

Alright now...
As the Fratellis drove away from the station…
1.       What WILL the police start to do? (oikakeru)
*They will start to chase them.
*They will start to chase their car.

Alright now…
#1 ~ “Mama wa unten shinagara”…in English, please…
*While Mama was driving
*While Mama drives
*While Mama drove

Or…How about…
“Mama wa unten shiteita toki”…in English, please….
*When Mama was driving
*When she was driving
*When she drove

Alright now…
While Mama was driving….
2.       What will she say to Jake and his brother?
*She will say “I like driving”
*She will say she likes driving

Sounds good now…
6.       How good at driving is Mama?
*She is very good at driving.
*She is so good at driving

Alright and…
She is so good at driving that…
During the chase…
7.       What will she eat?
*She will eat a cookie
*She will eat a cookie during + meishi
*She will eat a cookie during the chase
*She will eat a cookie during the chase
*She will eat cheese

OK ..now…How about “while”?
What will she do?
*She will eat a cookie while + doushi
*She will eat a cookie while she is driving
*She will eat a cookie while the police are chasing her
While she drives, she will eat cheese
She will eat cheese, while she drives


Alright now…If you take a look at the video ...
You will see a woman from the town…and...
27. “Kanojyo wa michi wo watatteiru toki ni”…in English, please….
#1 ~ When she is crossing the street
#2 ~  When she is walking across the street
#3 ~   When she walked across the street

Or….
“Kanojyo wa michi wo watarinagara”….
#1 ~ While she was crossing the street 
#2 ~While she was walking across the street
#3 ~While she was walking across the street

Sounds good now…
"Moshi, douji ni action ga attara … We could use…“as”

Alright now…
We take a look over here and…
We see a woman from the town…
27. “Kanojyo wa michi wo watatteiru toki ni”…in English, please….
#1 ~ When she is crossing the street
    When she is walking across the street
    When she walked across the street

Or….
“Kanojyo wa michi wo watarinagara”….
#2 ~ While she was crossing the street
    While she was walking across the street
    While she was walking across the street

Sounds good now…
We have one more…
“Douji ni action ga attara … We could use…“as”
Please read….Grammar and Listening Page 224

Alright now….
#3 ~ As she was crossing the street
        As she was walking across the street
1.       What was she surprised to see?
*She was surprised to see a car…
*She was surprised to see a car chase
*She was surprised to see a car drive in front of her
*She was surprised to see a car drive past
*She was surprised to see a car drive past her


OK....There will be tons of stuff to practice and do in class.
If you get a chance, please try to preview / review.
Anyways, looking forward to seeing you all next week.


Good night!