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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

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!