12/25/2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!


Nagasawa Christmas Party

只今!最近忙しくてブログの書く時間は少なくて来ました。


I'm back! Lately, I have been so crazy busy and I haven't had time to write in my blog.


この間毎月の長沢クラスは楽しかった!クラスでは、子供がクリスマスの言葉を習いたり、いくつかの歌を歌いました。。クラスの後で、サンタさん来ました!皆はびっくりしました!でもサンタさんはちょっと太ってるですね。私はスリムで、よかった。:-) サンタさんは子供とあいさつをしてから子供たちが一人ずつサンタさんにクリスマスプレゼントの希望を教えました。その後皆の子供はサンタさんと一緒に写真をとりました。とても楽しかった!


The other day, we had so much fun at my Nagasawa class! In the class, the children learned Christmas words and sang some songs. After the class, Santa Claus came by!Everyone was suprised! But Santa is a little fat, isn't he? I'm glad that I'm slim! After Santa came in and said hello to everyone, the children went up to him one-by-one and told him what they wanted for Christmas. After that, all the children took a picture together with Santa. It was so much fun!


12/15/2011

長沢クラス - 12月

今月の長沢クラスは22日に2時半です。私の友達のサンタさんも来るから皆いい子にしてね。;-)


12/13/2011

Presents under the tree

クリスマスツリーを作る。Put up a Christmas tree


クリスマスツリーを作りましたか?アメリカではクリスマスの前、家族と友達から沢山の貰ったプレゼントはツリーのしたに置かされた。そして、クリスマスイーブ迄に沢山プレゼントがあります。その時迄、毎日プレゼントを見たら、何が入ってるかを考えて、クリスマスを楽しみに待っていました。

今年は私はクリスマスツリーを作らなかった。おじさんスクルージになったかな。

Did you put up a Christmas tree? In America, before Christmas many presents from family and friends are placed under the tree. As a result, by Christmas Eve there are many presents. Until that time, everyday when I see a present, I wonder what's inside and I wait in anticipation for Christmas.

This year I didn't put up a Christmas tree. I wonder if I'm becoming an old Scrooge.


12/12/2011

Christmas trivia

サンタさんはどこにすんでいますか?


北極だ!そこは遠いし、寒いし、誰も普通の人間は行けないです。


Do you know where Santa Claus lives?


The North Pole! It's so far and cold, so no ordinary human can go there!


12/09/2011

Student blog - Ms. Y

私の生徒のYさんは英語の練習のため、 このブログを書きまた。Good job!


This year was supossed to be an unlucky year because of my age, but it wasn`t so bad. I visited a temple during the beginning of the year and prayed nothing bad would happen to my family. Then I bought a good-luck charm to protect against evil. 

March 4th was my birthday. I got a bracelet from my sweet husband. We went to Yamanaka Lake for a short trip. It started to snow the day before, and I was worried that if it continued snowing, we would have had to cancel because we didn`t have snow tires. If we would have cancelled, then we would have went a week later, when the big earthquake happened.  Luckily, it stopped, so we went and had fun.

After we came back, a few days later, the big Tohoku earthquake happened. I think I was lucky that it didn`t happen on the day of my trip. Perhaps it was because I bought the good-luck charm.

My best memory of 2011 is going to Arashi`s big event.  I really love Arashi so much and I am a big fan.  But they were so far from my seat, they looked like little matchsticks dancing around on the stage.

  My worst memory of 2011 is that I couldn`t go to Arashi`s concert.  So many people wanted to go,  so they had a lottery to let people buy tickets.  I drew a losing ticket so I couldn`t go to their concert. I will try again next year.


12/07/2011

Don't be a Grinch!

前にこのブログでスクルージについて書きました。誰かけっちにする時に「スクルージ」と言われています。それに、クリスマスを嫌い人は、「グリンチ」と言われています。

グリンチはアニメのキャラクターでクリスマスを嫌いあまり、クリスマスを止めるのために、皆のプレゼントとクリスマスツリーを盗んだ!

今度誰かクリスマスを嫌いみたい、例えば「クリスマスパーティーが好きじなくて、行きたくない」と言う人を互いに、「Don't be a grinch!」と言うべきです。

Before, I wrote about Scrooge on this blog. When someone is stingy, they are called a scrooge. And when someone hates Christmas, they are called a "Grinch". The Grinch is a character in a cartoon that hates Christmas so much, that he steals everyone's presents and Christmas trees in order to stop it.

So, the next time you see someone who seems to hate Christmas, for example, if someone says "I don't like Christmas, so I don't want to go to any Christmas parties", you should say to that person "Don't be a Grinch! "


12/06/2011

Ho! Ho! Ho!

子供の時にはクリスマスのためにプレゼントが欲しいのリストを作った。いつもクリスマスの前、ショッピングモールでサンタさんがいましたので、サンタさんを会いに、私の希望を教えていくのはとても楽しみにしていました。でもサンタさんが太ったし、服もおかしし、緊張のあまり、言いたいことを忘れちゃった! 泣いていた子供もいた。

これのYou TubeビデオはA Christmas Storyのです。その映画はちょー面白い!見ると自分の子供のころを思い出す。

When I was a child, I made a list of the things I wanted for Christmas. Since Santa was always at the shopping mall before Christmas, Iooked forward to going to see him and tell him what I wanted. But Santa was so fat and had strange clothes, and I was so nervous that I forgot what I wanted to say! There were children who were crying, too.

This You Tube video is from "A Christmas Story". That movie is so funny. Whenever I watch it, I am reminded of my own childhood days.


12/05/2011

Secret Santa

アメリカで、毎年忘年会の代わりに、クリスマスパーティーがあります。皆はパーティーのためにプレゼントが必要です。前以てプレゼントの値段を決めて、その値段以下のプレゼントを買ってパーティーに持って行きます。パーティーに着いたら、プレゼントを集めて1つのテーブルの上に全部おきます。プレゼントに番号がかかれ、同じ番号が書かれた紙は1つの帽子に入れられます。後で1人ずつ帽子から番号が書かれた紙を一枚とって、同じ番号が書かれたプレゼントが貰えます。


貰ったプレゼントは誰から貰ったか分からないから、シークレットサンタと言われています。面白いプレゼントも面白くないプレゼントもあり、たまにプレゼントでフルーツケーキもあります。なんでか分からないけど、誰もフルーツケーキを欲しくない。


In America, every year instead of an end-of-the-year party, there is a Christmas party. Everyone needs to buy a present for the party. A price is decided on in advance, and everyone buys a present below that price and brings it to the party. Once they arrive at the party, all the presents are gathered and placed on one table. A number is written on the present, and the same number is written on a piece of paper and put into a hat. Later, everyone takes a number from the hat and recieves a present with the same number. Because nobody knows who the present they got is from, it is called "Secret Santa". Sometimes people get a nice present, and sometimes people get one that's not so great, and sometimes people get fruitcake as a present. I don't know why, but nobody wants the fruitcake.


12/04/2011

トナカイ

サンタさん- Santa Clause

トナカイ- Reindeer

サンタさんのトナカイの名前知ってる?Do you know the names of Santa's reindeer?

★Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen★

真っ赤なお鼻のトナカイさんは?And how about the red-nosed reindeer?

★★★Rudolph★★★


12/03/2011

Student Blog - Mr. T

私の生徒のTさんは英語の練習のた め、 このブログを書きました。Good job!


Our New House


On December 1st, I bought a new house. It was the most expensive thing that I have ever bought in my life. It is located near Konan Chuo Station. It is one stop away from Kamioooka Station by subway. My new house is about a 10 minute walk from the station. However, it is a 20 minute walk from Kamioooka station. There are no hills, so it is an easy walk.

  I feel a little anxious about buying such an expensive house, but I am really looking forward to living there with my family. 

  It hasn`t been built yet.  It will be completed around next August. It will have a living room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and a walk-in closet. The living room faces to the south, so we can get a lot of sunlight inside. That is very important to me.  It also has a driveway for two cars.


English Ear Game - Champion

Congratulations to Ruka ! Ruka cleared the fourth and final level in the English Ear game! Awesome! Good job Ruka ! ! るかおめでとう!るかは Androidの アッ プリ の英語のゲームの レ ベル4をク リーアしまし た!よ くでき た!すごい!!

http://englisheargame.blogspot.com/p/ blog-page.html?m=1


English Ear Game - Winner

Congratulations to Nanako ! Nanako  cleared the first level in the English Ear game! Good job Nanako  ! Good luck on level 2! ななこおめでとう!ななこは Androidの アッ プリ の英語のゲームの レ ベル1をク リーアしまし た!よ くでき た!レベル2 も頑張って下さい!

http://englisheargame.blogspot.com/p/ blog-page.html?m=1


English Ear Game - Winner

Congratulations to Ryutaro  ! Ryutaro cleared the first level in the English Ear game! Good job Ryutaro  ! Good luck on level 2! りゅたろおめでとう!りゅたろは Androidの アッ プリ の英語のゲームの レ ベル1をク リーアしまし た!よ くでき た!レベル2 も頑張って下さい!

http://englisheargame.blogspot.com/p/ blog-page.html?m=1


12/02/2011

Don't be a Scrooge!

りんしょくか- miser(マイザー)

けち- stingy(スティンジー)

クリスマス・キャロルと言うの映画には、りんしょくかの名前のスクルージがいます。スクルージはお金持ちなのに、けっちなおじさんです。それに、スクルージはクリスマスのこと嫌いだった。

クリスマスの時に、もしかしたらクリスマスのことが好きじゃないかけちな人はいる時に本人に「Don't be a Scrooge!」と言われています。それは「けちしないで!」、「クリスマスだから、元気出して!」と言う意味です。

スクルージみたいの人を知っていますか?

In the movie "A Christmas Carol", there is a miser whose name is Scrooge. Even though Scrooge is rich, he is a stingy old man. Furthermore, Scrooge hates Christmas!

At Christmas time, if there is a person who doesn't like Christmas, or is stingy, we say to that person, "Don't be a Scrooge! ". It means "Don't be so stingy!"or "Get in the Christmas spirit!"

Do you know anyone like Scrooge?


11/30/2011

長沢クラス

今日の長沢クラスは楽しかった!皆は元 気で一緒に英語を楽しく習いました。今日食べ るの言葉についてのクラスです。

おなかがすいた- I'm hungry

美味しい- yummy

おなかがいっぱい- I'm full


このリンクで今日の言葉を無料でダウンロード出来ます。

http://www.mes-english.com/flashcards/food.php


皆のお母さんはいつも準備と片付けてく れてありがとうございました。


Today's Nagasawa class was fun! Everyone had a lot of energy, and we had fun learning English together. Today, we learned words about eating.

Thank-you to all the mothers who help me with preparation before the class and cleaning up after.


11/29/2011

Christmas Favorite - Rudolph

子供の時、このアニメーションを毎年のクリスマスの時に見ました。少し古いのにいつも楽しみにしていました。今にもたまにまたみたいと思います。

When I was a child, I watched this animation every year around christmas time. Even though it is a little old, I always looked forward to it. Even now, I sometimes think I want to see it again.


11/28/2011

Student Blog - Ms. S

私の生徒のSさんは英語の練習のた め、 このブログを書きました。Good job!


My trip to Hawaii


Last Saturday I went to Hawaii with my friend. On that day, it was raining so hard! It was terrible! I walked from my house to the train station, and I got soaked!  My luggage was ok, though. Luckily, my clothes dried while I was riding on the train. It took 50 minutes by train to the airport.

  It was my first time to go to Haneda airport. The new international terminal is very nice. There are many nice shops. I met my friend at the airport.

  On the plane, I watched 2 movies and slept.  It took about 7 hours to get to Hawaii. When I first arrived, the first thing I noticed was that there are so many Japanese in Hawaii!  The travel agency took my bags straight to my hotel, and I took a bus with my friend to the Duty-free shop in Waikiki.

  I did a lot of shopping and sightseeing.  I went to the Dole Pineapple Factory, the North Shore, Diamond Head, and I saw the King  Kamehameha statue. I wanted to go to the castle, but it was closed. I most enjoyed the pineapple factory. I saw so many pineapples, red ones, green ones, and yellow ones.

  I enjoyed the beach so much! I went para-sailing, and it was really great! When I went up into the sky, I had a really nice view of the ocean and Diamond Head. I also went jet-skiing. It was very thrilling, but my friend was a bad driver. I`m a good driver!   Later, I climbed Diamond Head with my friend. It took 30 minutes!!!  I was so tired!  I hate climbing!  Even though I hate climbing, I did it because I wanted to see the sunrise.

I enjoyed Hawaii very much, but I don`t like hawaiian food because like most American food, the taste is too strong. 


11/26/2011

Student Blog - Mr. T

私の生徒のTさんは英語の練習のた め、このブログを書きました。Good job!


My Trip to Guam


I went to Guam last week with my wife, my kids, and my parents. We stayed in Guam for four days.  This was my first time visiting Guam. My parents are getting old, so I wanted to take them on a vacation to spend time with them. On the plane, my son started to cry. He is only 2 years old. So, I let him watch Anpan Man videos on my I-phone, and he stopped crying. When I arrived in Guam, I noticed how hot it was. I also noticed that the clouds in the sky seemed to move more quickly than in Japan. I wondered if it was because the wind is much stronger in Guam.

  We stayed at the Guam Plaza Hotel. It was nice and clean, and the location was very convenient because it was near the beach and the shopping area. I noticed there were many other Japanese in Guam.

While we were in Guam, we visited the beach, but my kids didn`t like it there. Maybe if they were older, they would enjoy it more. We also visited many sightseeing spots.  My favorite was Two Lovers Point. It is on the top of a cliff overlooking the city. The view was great!

I had one problem while I was in Guam.  I planned to go on a dolphin-watching cruise with my family. We were really looking forward to it. However, when we got to the pier, we were told that the boat`s engine was broken so we couldn`t go.  We were so disappointed, but there was nothing we could do.

  We enjoyed spending time together in Guam. We want to go there again when my kids are older.


11/25/2011

Black Friday

単語…

赤字- the red

黒字- the black

踏み殺す- trample to death

大勢の人- hordes of people


アメリカでは、Thanksgiving はクリ スマス前の最後の祝日なので、 Thanksgivingの次の日からクリスマス シーズンが始まります。In America, since Thanksgiving is the last holiday before Christmas, the day after Thanksgiving begins the Christmas season.その週の金曜日に、皆クリスマ スのために買い物にいきます。On that Friday, everyone goes out shopping for Christmas.どこのお店も真夜中から ビッグセールをするので、皆はお店が 開く数時間前からお店の前に並んでい ます。Stores everywhere have a big sale, so everyone lines up in front of the stores hours before they open. 一年のうち今日はアメリカで一 番忙しいショッピングデー。In America, today is the biggest shopping day of the year. やっとお 店のドアが開くと、大勢の人々が走っ て入って行くので、毎年誰かが落ちて けがをしたり、ほかの人に踏まれて亡 くなったりすることがあります。Finally, when the doors open, hordes of people rush into the store, and every year someone is injured or trampled to death by the other people.

だか ら今日は「暗い金曜日」という意味 で、私はBlack Fridayと呼んでいます。 That's why to me, since it has this dark meaning, I call it Black Friday.  でも実はお店にとって今日は赤字から 「黒字になる日」なのでBlack Friday と 言われています。But actually, the stores call today Black Friday because it is when they get out of the red and into the black.


11/24/2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

今日の祭日でアメリカ人は何をしますか?Thanksgiving はいつも木曜日なのでだいたい皆は金曜日も休みます。それで4連休になってから、皆は実家に戻って家族と祭日を過ごします。私はアメリカに住んでいた時に家の母はいつも沢山料理を作っておきました。Thanksgivingのあと、2週間で毎日Turkeyを食べました!

What do Americans do on today's holiday? Since Thanksgiving is always on a Thursday, almost everyone has the day off on Friday as well. So, since it turns into a 4 day weekend, everyone goes home to spend the holidays with their family. When I lived in America, my mom would make so much food. After Thanksgiving, we ate turkey everyday for the next two weeks!


単語

3連休- 3 day weekend

4連休- 4 day weekend


English Ear Game - Winner

Congratulations to Ruka! Ruka cleared the THIRD level in the English Ear game! Good job Ruka! Good luck on level 4! るか ちゃんおめでとう!るかはAndroidの アッ プリの英語のゲームのレベル3をク リーアしまし た!よくできた!レベル4 も頑張って下さい!


Click here for English Ear Game


11/23/2011

今日の言葉

Wander - うろうろ

繁華街を当てもなくウロウロした。

We wandered aimlessly around the shopping district.

当ても無くうろうろする。

Wander about aimlessly.


11/21/2011

11月の長沢クラス

今月の長沢クラスは30日に1時15分からです。宜しくお願いします♪


I got soaked!

soaked - びしょ濡れになった


今日の夕方、天気用法に反して、意外にもあめだった!その時は生徒さんの家にいて、私は帰る時に、生徒さんから傘をいただきました。そのおかげで、びしょ濡れにならなかった、よかった。この間の土曜日の雨のほうがひどかったですけど。まるで台風が来たように風も強かった。横浜に予定があって、びしょ濡れになった!

This afternoon, in contrast to the weather forecast, it rained unexpectedly! At that time, I was at my student's house and when it was time for me to go home, she gave me an umbrella. Thanks to her, I was lucky I didn't get soaked! But, the other Saturday's rain was much

worse. The wind was so strong as if a typhoon had come!

I had an appointment in Yokohama, and I got soaked!


11/20/2011

MOS BURGER

モスは好きですか?私にとって、モスのハンバーガが小さいし、味が特のないし、マックのほうが好きと思います。

モスは何を表わすのか知っていますか?

M - Mountain, O - Ocean, S - Sun


Do you like MOS Burger? To me, their hamburgers are small and the taste is nothing special, so I think like McDonald's better.

Do you know what MOS stands for?

M - mountain, O - ocean, S - sun


stand for - 表す

例文:

1. U.S.A. stands for United States of America.

2. C.I.A. stands for Central Intelligence Agency

3. What does MOS stand for?

4. What does FBI stand for?


MOS burger Hp click here.


11/19/2011

Almost Turkey Day!

Soon, it will be the American holiday, Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is always on the last Thursday of November every year. On that day, everyone celebrates by eating turkey. Did you know that there are two kinds of meat? There is white and dark meat. If you have ever been to Subway, then you have probably seen white meat in their sandwiches. Compared with dark meat, white meat doesn't have as much fat, so it is healthier. However, since their is more oil and fat in dark meat, it's tastier!

Since everyody eats turkey on Thanksgiving, it is also called Turkey Day!


もうすぐアメリカの祭日のThanksgivingです。Thanksgiving はいつも毎年の11月の最後の木曜日です。その日皆はお祝いでTurkeyを食べます。Turkeyの肉は2種類があるのが知っていますか?白と黒もあります。Subway のお店で食べたことがあったら、turkey sandwich に白肉をみたこともあるかもしれません。黒肉に比べて、白肉は油あまりないから白肉のほうがヘルシー。でま、油が入ってるのでやっぱり黒肉のほうが美味しい!皆turkeyを食べているので、Thanksgiving はTurkey Dayも言われています。


11/18/2011

Word of the day

Bittersweet - 悲喜こもごも;悲喜交交;悲喜交々, having both happy feelings and sad feelings about something

例文:

I was happy to see her smile, but at the same time sad because it was to be our last moment together. It was a bittersweet moment.


English Ear Game - Winner

Congratulations to Keigo ! Keigo cleared the first level in the English Ear game! Good job Keigo  ! Good luck on level 2!

けいごおめでとう!けいごは Androidのアッ プリ の英語のゲームの レ ベル1をクリーアしまし た!よ くでき た!レベル2も頑張って下さい!

http://englisheargame.blogspot.com/p/ blog-page.html?m=1


11/17/2011

Word of the Day

手数料 - handling charge, commission

例文:

1.手数料はかかりますか。

Is there a handling charge?

2.手数料は3パーセントかかります。

We charge a commission of 3%.


English Ear Game - Winner

Congratulations to Masaya! Masaya  cleared the first level in the English Ear game! Good job Masaya ! Good luck on level 2! まさやおめでとう!まさやはAndroidのアッ プリ の英語のゲームの レベル1をクリーアしまし た!よ くでき た!レベル2も頑張って下さい!


http://englisheargame.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html?m=1


11/15/2011

Save the trees!

Save the tree は1つの木を守ると意味です。地球の木は数えきれないのでtrees のほうがいいです。

他は…

Save the whales.くじら

Save the dolphins.いるか

Save the earth.地球


11/13/2011

Word of the Day - 見込み

見込み…hope, chance


彼はもう見込みがない。

He is beyond hope.

彼が回復する見込みはまずほとんどない。

There is little hope of his recovery.


11/12/2011

Student Blog

私の生徒のよしこさんは英語の練習のため、このブログを書きました。Good job!


Last week I went to the Yokohama Athletic Field with my 2 kids. It is 1.2 kilometers from Tsukushino station on the Denentoshi line. The Athletic Field has a fun obstacle course for children and adults.

The obstacle course has 50 obstacles, and is divided into 4 stages.  The first stage is an easy course for warming up. You have to walk across stumps, a rope bridge, and a rope net. There are about 12 or 13 obstacles in the first stage.   The second stage is more difficult than the first stage. It is a water course. You have to ride in a big bucket and row for about 10 meters. After that, you walk across a suspension bridge over the water. If you make a mistake, you will fall into the water! There are about 8 to 10 obstacles in the second stage.   Next is the third stage. The third stage is the same as the first stage, but it is harder and more difficult. It has higher and more unstable obstacles.  Lastly, there is the fourth stage.  There is a big hole called "Ant Hell".  It is called "Ant Hell" because it is easy to get in, but difficult to climb out.  You climb down into the hole with a rope, but you have to escape by running up the slippery walls.

  I think everyone can enjoy this place and have fun!

   


11/11/2011

English Ear game - Winner

Congratulations to Ruka! Ruka cleared the second level in the English Ear game! Good job Ruka! Good luck on level 3! るかちゃんおめでとう!るかはAndroidの アッ プリの英語のゲームのレベル2をク リーアしまし た!よくできた!レベル3 も頑張って下さい!


English Ear game - Winner

Congratulations to Sayaka! Sayaka cleared the THIRD level in the English Ear game! Good job Sayaka! Good luck on level 4! さやかちゃんおめでとう!さやか はAndroidのアッ プリ の英語のゲームの レベル3をクリーアしまし た!よ くでき た!レベル4も頑張って下さい!


On time, in time

今日この質問はYさんに聞かれた:

質問があるんだけど、on time とin time はどう違うの? I will be on time とI will be in time は、「時間ちょうどにいるよ」と、 「時間以内にいるよ」、でいいのか な?


Yes! Ms. Y is mostly correct in her own answer!


▲On time

Means you are personally involved, for a meeting, class, or if you want to stress the point of something not being late.

例えば、

◇The bus was on time.(it was not late)

◇I was on time for the movie(i was not late)

◇She is always on time for our dates! (She is never late)


▲In time

Means that because you are not late, you can have a chance.

例えば、

◇I made it in time for the movie. (So i could have the chance to watch it)

◇i prepared the presentation in time for the meeting (so i could use it)

◇The police arrived in time to catch the thief. (They could have a chance to catch him)


★sometimes you can add "just".

ギリギ リの感じてす。Or it could mean "at exactly the right moment, not late"

-I made it just in time to catch the train!

-i arrived just in time to catch my girlfriend kissing another man!ι(`ロ´)ノ


In many instances, it may be ok to use "in time" or "on time", but the nuance is a little different.


11/10/2011

Food flashcards

子供の勉強のように、このフラッシュカードを使って下さい。今月のテーマは食べ物。

Food Flashcards, Dessert Flashcards, Drink flashcards and matching printables

食べ物についてのフレーズは

I'm hungry!お腹が空いた。

I'm starving!めち腹減った。

Your stomach is growling!あなたのお腹からおとがします!


11/09/2011

変な英語 - Running

① X -How to running. O -How to run

②X -Find your strong O -Find your strength

③X -Make performance O-

Perform well.


11/08/2011

発表会

発表会の通訳は難しい。英語で状態によって色々な言葉を使えます。


今日幼稚園のクラスで今年の発表会の準備を始まったです。この発表会で子供が歌を歌たり、楽器もやりますから、concertと言うことと思います。

It is difficult to translate "発表会". In English, depending on the situation, there are various words you can use. Today, I began preparing my kindergarten class for this year's happyoukai. At the happyoukai, the children will be singing and playing instruments, so I think it can be called a "concert".


11/07/2011

Check out my new shoes!

最近沢山走っていますのでもっとちゃんとランニングシューズを買うことになりました。夜に良くジョギングに行きますから、この元気な色がいいと思います。どう思いますか?今日初めてこの靴をはいて走った。足がちょっと痛いけど、靴が新しくてまだ慣れてないからかな。

Recently, since I have been doing a lot of running, I decided to buy some proper running shoes. Because I often go jogging at night, I thought this bright color would be good. What do you think? Today is the first time I ran in these shoes. My feet hurt a little, but I wonder if it's because they are new and I haven't broken them in yet.


11/06/2011

Smells like....

臭いがする。。。

雨の日に電車のなかは猫の臭いがする。On rainy days the inside of the train smells like cats.


11/05/2011

変な英語

正しくは…

We have many good products that you can buy as a gift for someone.

もっと自然に、

Come find your perfect gift here at Yodobashi!

11/04/2011

今週の記事 - Apple's new butt phone

新しいiphoneについての記事、このリンクをみて下さい。
Technolog - Awkward: Apple's Siri translates as 'buttocks' in Japan

飛行機ましょう !

その言葉は自分で作りましたが英語の通訳はLet's jet!

意味は急いでいきましょう。

例文:

1. I'm in a hurry, so let's jet!

2. The police are coming, so we better jet!


11/03/2011

休日 Today is a holiday.

今日は休日です。休日は英語でHolidayです。でも、holidayは政府に決められたの日だけです。自分で仕事から休む時はHolidayじゃなくて、day offと言われています。HolidayはChristmas, Easter, Thanksgiving です。

例文:

1. My favorite holiday is Halloween!

2. Tomorrow I will take a day off and go to the zoo!


11/01/2011

染める

I'm thinking of dying my hair. I can't decide what color.


私は髪を染めようと思っています。何色がいいかな。


染めるはdye。

死ぬはdie。

発音が同じですがスペルが違う。気をつけてね!


10/31/2011

Happy Halloween!

Today, I had a Halloween party at the pre-school I teach at. We had lots of fun! I took the kids trick-or-treating at a local grocery store, and they got some candy. After that, we went to the park and played tag and hide-and-seek.

今日英語を教えているの保育園でハロウィンパーティーをしました。楽しかった!近所の八百屋に子供つれて、皆はキャンディをもらいました。それから、公園にいて、鬼ごっこと隠れん坊を一緒に遊んだ。

Tag - 鬼ごっこ

Hide-and-seek - 隠れん坊

Trick-or-treating - 子供が近所の家に訪ねて、あいさつとして「trick-or-treat!」を言うって、キャンディがもらえます。


10/30/2011

今日のレッスン - I do Aikido

たまに日本人の友達と趣味のことを話す時に「John, do you play Aikido?」を聞かれています。でも、これは違います。合気道は武道ですから、playじゃなくて、doは正。または、practiceのほうがいいです。正しくは、「Do you do Aikido?」。他のスポーツはテニス、バスケットボール、野球とか「play」を使っていいです。

例文:

1. Do you do Judo?

2. Do you practice Kendo?

3. Do you do Karate?

4. I practice ju-jutsu

5. I do kyudo.

6. I play baseball.

7. Do you play basketball?

8. Do you play table-tennis?

9. Do you play soccer?

10. I can't play soccer!


10/29/2011

Let me know!

今日、レッスンの時にLet me know とTell meはどう違うの?を聞かれた。Let me knowは「知らせて」、「何かあったら、連絡下さい。」の感じるです。例えば、

1.When you arrive in Tokyo, please let me know.

東京に着いたら、連絡下さい。

2. If you are going to be late, please let me know.

もしかしたら遅くになったら、連絡下さい。


Tell meは教える、言うの感じてす。例えば、

1.Please tell me when will you arrive in Tokyo.

いつか東京に着くつもりか教えて下さい。

2.Tell me if you are going to be late.

もしかしたら遅くになったら、教えて下さい。


10/28/2011

Getting to know my students

Sometimes when I sit across the table from my students, it is very difficult for me to find the best way to help them. Usually I begin with some very basic conversation to find their level. From there, I can decide if they need to use a book, or if they can begin practicing regular conversation. Many people want to jump right into conversation, but it is difficult if they lack the basics. Sometimes it is also difficult to get into conversation with someone whom I have not shared one single experience other than sipping coffee together.


However, with time I can usually somehow manage to break through the walls that separate strangers and when that happens, then real conversation can begin. I enjoy the fact that I can learn many things from my students while at the same time teaching them English.


10/27/2011

今週のアップリ - Where's Mommy?

https://market.android.com/details?id=me.wheresmom


私の今週のアンドロイドのアップリはフラッシュカードゲームです。子供は言葉を聞きながら画面で12の絵から正の選んでみる。それに、自分のカードもカメラで使える。私は子供のレッスンの時にこのアップリを良く使って、子供が喜んで英語を勉強しています。

This week's recommended Andrord app is a flashcard game. While children listen to the word, they try to choose the correct one from 12 pictures on the screen. Also, you can make your own cards using your camera. I often use this app when I have lessons with children, and they are happy studying English.


10/26/2011

今日のフレーズ

君が僕の立場だととしたら、この場合どうする?

If you were in my place, what would you do?


English Ear Game - Winner

Congratulations to Sayaka! Sayaka cleared the first level in the English Ear game! Good job Sayaka! Good luck on level 2! さやかちゃんおめでとう!さやかはAndroidのアッ プリ の英語のゲームのレベル1をクリーアしまし た!よ くできた!レベル2も頑張って下さい!


長沢クラス

さんこんにちは。 大変もしわけあり ませんが私は熱がありインフルエンザ にかかってしまったみたいなので、今 日のクラスは出来ません。キャンセル をさせて下さい。 今日ハロウィンパーティーがある予定 でしたがすみません。 また来月宜しくお願いします。
Hello everyone. I'm very sorry but I have a fever, and it seems that I have gotten the flu, so I can't do the class today. Please let me cancel it.

Today we were supposed to have a Halloween party, and I'm really sorry.

I hope to see you again next month.

John


10/24/2011

I'm beat! 疲れた!

Today, I have 2 kids lessons, but I don't have any energy. I think when I see them, I will get my energy back. Kids always have so much energy. It's hard not to be happy when I'm around them.


今日の言葉…一定

一定 - fixed, constant, certain, given

例文:

1. 一定の時間に。

At a given time.

2. 地球は太陽の周囲を一定の軌道を描いて回る。

The earth travels in a fixed orbit around the sun.


10/23/2011

Price Down! No!

今日買い物にいた時にたくさんPrice down!と書いてあったサインをみました。でもこれは違います。実はPrice downは日本の英語です。正しくはSale!です。


10/21/2011

Donuts are half price!

The donuts at the Mister Donut shop in Kurihama are half price! There is a really long line of people waiting to buy donuts!


There is a long line!

人が並んでいる!


10/20/2011

What are you into?

何にはまってますか?I'm into Salsa and Tango dance. Tonight I'm going dancing! 今夜ダンスに行きます♪楽しみにしています!I'm really looking forward to it!


10/19/2011

Ghostbusters movie clip

Check it out! It's funny! 面白い!


Ghostbusters - lyrics

私のハロウィンの一つの好きな曲はGhostbustersです。聞きながら歌詞を読んで、楽しく英語を勉強しましょう!


10/18/2011

Help Wanted

Help Wanted!


Come put your friendly smile, enthusiasm and cheerfulness to use in customer service!


英語の勉強のため、翻訳してみましょう!


Halloween Costume

Yay! I finally found a Halloween costume at Donquixote. Can you tell what it is? It's a character that I'm sure all the kids will like. Do you have your costume ready?


10/15/2011

今日のフレーズ

いたずら- prank, trick, mischief


彼女は私の妹にいたずらをした。

She played a trick on my sister.


いたずら電話- prank call


10/14/2011

変な英語 Whaaaat?

「A basic concept is a popular drink bar from the establishment period that doesn't change and can be used by the self method.」が書いてあります。私の日本語みたいこの英語がへんでわかりにくい。

Self method and establishment period がわかりない。


多分正しくは…

「Our basic concept is having a restaurant with drink bar that everyone likes and can enjoy.」


今日のフレーズ

彼は1年中懸命に働く。

He works hard throughout the year.


10/13/2011

今日のフレーズ

英語が上達するように努力しなさい。

Try hard to improve your English .


10/12/2011

Halloween Costume

今年のHalloweenで私はどんなコスチュームを着るかな。去年はBatmanだった。皆子供は私のコスチュームが好きだった。一昨年はおばけだったが怖すぎた皆泣いちゃった。近所のおばさんにもしからさせた。

今年は私は何になるかな?子供の時に私はBatmanとSpidermanとSupermanだったがSpidermanは私の一番好きなコスチューム。安くて可愛いコスチュームを買いたい。


I`m wondering what kind of costume I will wear this year for Halloween.  Last year I was Batman.

The kids liked it. The year before last I was a ghost, but it was too scary and all the children cried. Even an old lady in the neighborhood scolded me!

I wonder what I will become this year!  When I was I child, I was Batman, Spiderman, and Superman, but I liked Spiderman the best!

I want to find a cheap and cute costume.


10/11/2011

今日の言葉

Skeleton = 骸骨/がいこつ


イディオムは

Skeleton in the closet

戸棚に骸骨がある

例文

She has a skeleton in the closet.

彼女は戸棚に骸骨がある。


10/10/2011

今週のアプリ

今週のアプリは子供のようです。Sing! Sing!と言います。このアプリでは沢山英語の歌と踊りの映像が見えます。有料ですが、子供は英語をしながら、いっぱい楽しめるのでいいアプリと思います!Androidのアプリです。

This week's app is for children.It is called Sing! Sing! . This app has many English songs and dances which you can watch on video.

Even though it is a paid app, children can have so much fun learning English with it, so I think it is great!

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.edubox.android.sstogetherallpkg


10/08/2011

Thriller Lyrics

Lyrics=歌詞


Halloween Words

今月はHalloweenです。この下のリンクはHalloweenの言葉のpdfです。ダウンロードしったら、その言葉習えます。頑張って下さい!

This month is Halloween. The link below is a pdf file with Halloween words. If you download it, you can learn them. Good luck!


halloween1.pdf (application/pdf Object)

10/07/2011

English Ear Game - Level 2 Winner

Congratulations to Ms. Y! Ms. Y cleared the second level in the English Ear game! Good job Ms. Y! Good luck on level 3!


Yさんおめでとう!YさはAndroidのアッ プ リの英語のゲームのレベル2をクリーアしまし た!よくできた!レベル3も頑張って下さい!


English Ear game - Winner!

Congratulations to Ruka! Ruka cleared the first level in the English Ear game! Good job Ruka! Good luck on level 2!


るかちゃんおめでとう!るかはAndroidのアッ プリの英語のゲームのレベル1をクリーアしまし た!よくできた!レベル2も頑張って下さい!


間違えた!

BOO BOO! 違う!

正しくは:My first home.


10/04/2011

翻訳

Those who do not accept responsibility for the problem cannot even begin to have a clue to the solution.


10月の長沢ちび子クラス

今月の長沢クラスは26日の12時です。ミニハロウィンパーティーをするので皆コスチュームで来て下さい!宜しく!

This month's Nagasawa Class will be on the 26th at 12pm. Since there will be a mini Halloween party, please come wearing your costume! See you there!


It's a happy day!

今日保育園でちび子に英語を教えました。もちろんいつも火曜日に楽しい!今日子供に「お名前はなんですか?」の英語を教えました。英語でWhat's your name?ですがしぜんなはつおんでWhatcha name?になります。皆子供がよく出来ました!Good job!


Today, I taught English to little kids at a pre-school.Of course, Tuesdays are always fun! Today, I taught them how to say "onamae ha nan desu ka"in English. In English, it means "What's your name", but when it is pronounced naturally, it becomes "Whatcha name?". All the kids did great today! Good job!


10/03/2011

English Ear Game

Congratulations to Yuya! Yuya cleared the first level in the English Ear game! Good job Yuya! Good luck on level 2!


ゆうやくんおめでとう!ゆうやはAndroidのアップリの英語のゲームのレベル1をクリーアしました!よくできた!レベル2も頑張って下さい!