Hello!

How are you doing?

 This week we have this review quiz of the last 2 blog quizzes.

今週はとっさのひとこと英会話クイズの④⑤の復習です!

 Do your best, we hope you can get 100%!

 頑張ってくださいね!満点がとれますように!

Please write down the answers on a piece of paper and bring it to the lesson!

答えを紙に書いてレッスンに持って来て下さい!

We will give you a small present! Please ask for your present! *This promotion is now finished. Congratulations to the students who recieved the special gift!

ささやかなプレゼントをご用意しています! *いまおわりましたです。

(過去のブログ内に解答があります。ぜひ参考にして復習してくださいね!)

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QUIZ 4

~に慣れている  とは英語で何と言うでしょうか?

① be (                  ) (                     ) ~

② そんなの朝飯前だよ! That’s a piece of (                   )!

③ ~の調子が悪い There is something (                      ) (                       ) ~

④ 電池がない! The battery is (                        )!

⑤ (電化製品などが)作動している、動いている  It is  (                                    )

QUIZ 5

①ちょっとまって(ください。) 

   Can you (                       ) on a second? 

   ヒント:wait ではありませんよ!!

②もう終わりそう? Are you (                            ) done?

③-②に対しての答えで・・・ まだです。 Not (                  ).

④終わったら知らせてね。 

   (                      ) me (                       ) when you are done.

⑤本当に、本当にありがとう!I really (                       ) it!

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“A Japanese Wagtail” photo by Andy 2011

This is one of my favorite birds in Japan. Don’t you think the sharp black and white color is beautiful?

Hello!

How are you doing?

 This week we have this review quiz of the first 3 blog quizzes.

今週はとっさのひとこと英会話クイズの①②③の復習です!

 Do your best, we hope you can get 100%!

 頑張ってくださいね!満点がとれますように!

Please write down the answers on a piece of paper and bring it to the lesson!

答えを紙に書いてレッスンに持って来て下さい!

We will give you a small present! *This promotion is now finished. Congratulations to the students who recieved the special gift!

ささやかなプレゼントをご用意しています! *今終わりましたです。

(過去のブログ内に解答があります。ぜひ参考にして復習してくださいね!)

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クイズ①から・・・

 

①えーと、どこまで話したっけ?

    (                 ) were we?

 

②(相手の話を聞いて)それで思い出したけど。。。

   That     (                       )  me…

 

③ところでさー、

     (          )     the way,

 

④ちょっと聞いてよ! ー(相手が) 何?

   Guess (              )!    ―(      )?

 

⑤私―って言ったっけ?

  (          ) I (                )  you ——?

 

⑥冗談でしょ!?(マジで?!)

  You are (                              ) !

 

クイズ②から・・・

 

① (        ) (         ) (         ) (          )! (お久しぶりです!)

② (        ) (         ) (         ) (          )?  (いかがお過ごしでしたか? または カジュアルに、元気にしてた?)

③ (        ) (         ) (         ) (          ), (実を言うと)

④ (        ) (         ) (         )! (よかったですね!)

⑤(         ) (         ) (         ) (~してくれてありがとう) 

⑥ I am (           ) (          ) (     )!    (~を楽しみにしてます!)

 クイズ③から・・・

①~してもいいですか?  Do you (                 ) if ~?

②おねがいがあるんだけど・・・。 Can you (        ) me a (                )?

③~借りてもいい? Can I (                     ) ~?

④そのものの名前がわからないとき、思い出せないときに使う言葉。日本語でいう「あのー、あれ、ほら、何だっけ」

たとえば、「あれが見つからないのよー!」 I cannot find the (                    )-(             )-(                     )-(                          )-(           )!

(      )の単語はすべてハイフンでつながれています。

⑤~のこと?(相手の言ったことを確認するときに使う)Do you (           )~?

⑥勘弁してよ! Give me a (                           )!

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Here is a picture we took of a special surprise in Andy’s clam! A tiny crab!

Hello!

How are you everyone? I know! It is hot every day! I cannot believe it is still June!

まだ六月なんて信じられませんね!

Please take care!

みなさん、お体お大事に!

Here is the sample conversation with answers from last week’s quiz.

先週のクイズの答えが入った会話です。

Please check your answers and remember the phrases!

答えをチェックして、フレーズを覚えて下さいね!

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A: Andy        K: Kaho

 

A: Kaho, can you help me? Please!

K: I’m a little busy, Andy. Can you hang on a second? 

A: Well, okay…

Are you almost done?

K: Not yet. This is very difficult.

A: Let me know when you are done.

[ten minutes later]

K: Okay, I’m done. Now, what did you need help with?

A: Oh nevermind. I already finished cooking lunch. It’s soba.

K: Wow! Thanks, I really appreciate it! But I thought we were out of    soba-tsuyu

A: I found this. But I can’t read the Japanese. I think it is soba-tsuyu.    It’s brown.

K: Ewww! Andy, this is coffee!

Drawings by Andy c. 2011

Hello!

How are you doing?

It is very hot and wet today. I (Kahoru) don’t like rainy season and summer in Japan.

I definitely prefer winter!

断然冬のほうが好きです。

Maybe when I am retired, I want to move to a country that doesn’t have hot and wet summer like Japan!

老後は日本のような夏のない国に移住したいかも・・・!

How about you?

Here is the 5th quiz on everyday phrase! Enjoy!!

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①ちょっとまって(ください。) 

   Can you (                       ) on a second? 

   ヒント:wait ではありませんよ!!

②もう終わりそう? Are you (                            ) done?

③-②に対しての答えで・・・ まだです。 Not (                  ).

④終わったら知らせてね。 

   (                      ) me (                       ) when you are done.

⑤本当に、本当にありがとう!I really (                       ) it!

 

皆さんがんばってください、ね!

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Kaho and a new friend at Round 1 bowling alley. Fight!

Hello, everyone!

How are you doing? We are OK, but to tell you the truth, Kahoru has shingles! Ouch!

私達はまあまあです。でも実をいうと、かほるは帯状疱疹になってしまいました!痛たたたたー!

She is resting and will be fine in no time.

安静にしてるのですぐに治るとは思いますが・・・。

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Here is the sample conversation with answers from last week’s quiz.

先週のクイズの答えが入った会話です。

Please check your answers and remember the phrases!

答えをチェックして、フレーズを覚えて下さいね!

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K: Kaho A: Andy

 

K: Oh no! I think there is something wrong with this air conditioner.

A: Really? Maybe the battery is dead in the remote control.

K: No I already checked it. Hmm, I think this remote is broken. Can you take a look and fix it?

A: No problem!

That’s a piece of cake! I’m used to fixing stuff.

K: Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

(30 minutes later)

 

K: Did you fix it? Is it working now?

A: Well, I couldn’t find my tools…

Drawings by Andy c. 2011

Hello, everyone!

How are you? We are doing good!

We went to エミナース (hot spring in Rakusai New Town) yesterday.

I (Kahoru) like spa and so does Andy!

I think most foreigners feel shy about being naked in public, but Andy is already …(see )

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Here is the first question from this week’s quizzes!

~に慣れている  とは英語で何と言うでしょうか?

① be (                  ) (                     ) ~

② そんなの朝飯前だよ! That’s a piece of (                   )!

③ ~の調子が悪い There is something (                      ) (                       ) ~

④ 電池がない! The battery is (                        )!

⑤ (電化製品などが)作動している、動いている  It is  (                                    )

All of these are very, very useful in everyday life, aren’t they?

Please check your answers next week!

Drawings c. 2011 by Andy

Have a nice week and weekend!!

– Andy and Kaho

Hello, everyone!

How are you doing? We are doing great!

We had a great housewarming party with some students last week.

先週生徒さん達とハウスウォーミングパーティーをしました。

The big typhoon was hitting the Kansai area, but thank you sooooooooo much for coming!

大きな台風が関西を直撃していましたが、来て下さって本当に本当にありがとうございます!

We had a great time with great food, great drink, and fun activities & conversation.

素晴らしい料理と飲み物、楽しいゲームとともに楽しいひと時をすごしました。

It was so fun, so I am already thinking about our next party!

とても楽しかったので、もう次のパーティーのことを考えています!

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Here is the sample conversation with answers from last week’s quiz.

先週のクイズの答えが入った会話です。

Please check your answers and remember the phrases!

答えをチェックして、フレーズを覚えて下さいね!

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K: Kaho               A: Andy

A: Honey, do you mind if I use your bike?

K: Sure.

A: And can I borrow 100yen?

K: No problem, sweetheart. But why?

A: Well, I’m going to get some diet cola.

K: I see… Can you do me a favor?

A: Yep. What is it?

K: Can you get some eggs, too?

A: Sure, no problem.

K: And can you get a pot for the garden?

A: Yeah, I guess so… Anything else?

K: Let me see… Oh yes! Can you get a… a… a what-do-you-call-it?

A: A what?!

K: It’s the white stuff, from a cow, you put it in your coffee.

A: Do you mean ‘milk’?

K: Yes, that’s it. And can you get some glue?

A: OK. Is that all?

K: Yes. No. Can you get a light bulb for the kitchen, too?

A: Give me a break! I need more money than 100yen!

Hello, everyone. Welcome back to our blog! 🙂

How have you been?

いかがお過ごしでしたか?

We are doing fine, but guess what! Still busy organizing the house!

私達は元気です。がなんと!まだ家の整理に追われてます!!

I think we are almost done, but organizing one thing always leads to million other things. So it seems like we can never really ‘settle’.

もうだいぶ終わりましたが、何か一つ片付けると、いつもそれが他のことにつながっていって・・・。いつまでたっても「おちつく」ことはない感じです。

Anyhow, here is the 3rd quiz on everyday expressions. Good luck!!

それはさておき、3回目のとっさのひとことクイズです。頑張ってください!

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①~してもいいですか?  Do you (                 ) if ~?

②おねがいがあるんだけど・・・。 Can you (                      ) me a (                            )?

③~借りてもいい? Can I (                       ) ~?

④そのものの名前がわからないとき、思い出せないときに使う言葉。日本語でいう「あのー、あれ、ほら、何だっけ」

たとえば、「あれが見つからないのよー!」 I cannot find the (                    )-(             )-(                     )-(                          )-(           )!

(      )の単語はすべてハイフンでつながれています。

⑤~のこと?(相手の言ったことを確認するときに使う)   Do you (                    )~?

⑥勘弁してよ! Give me a (                           )!

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Please look forward to the next week blog!

Have a nice weekend!!

– Andrew and Kahoru

Hello, everyone! How are you?

We are still busy setting up the new place.

いまだに家の中の整理に忙しくしています。

Andrew is busy repainting furniture almost every week.

アンドリューはほとんど毎週、家具のペンキ塗りに忙しくしています。

I am busy cleaning after him! 😉

わたしはその後片付けに忙しくしています。 😉

Cleaning and organizing

Anyway, here is the sample conversation with the answers for the 2nd quiz!

さて、2番目のクイズの答えが入った、会話例です。

Did you get everything right?

全問正解でしたでしょうか?

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S: Student     K: Kahoru

Kahoru and a student meet on the street one day…

 

S: Hello, Kahoru-sensei!

 

K: Oh, Hello. Long time, no see! How have you been?

 

S: Fine, I’m sorry I couldn’t take your lesson for so long.

 

K: No problem. I hope everything is OK…

 

S: Well, to tell the truth…we had an ant problem in the house.

 

K: ANTS!? I hate ants!

 

S: I know, me too! So, we have been looking for a new house and we finally found one near your school.

 

K: Good for you!

 

S: Yeah, we are moving next month. Please come to our house-warming party.

 

K: Sure! And thank you for inviting me. I’m looking forward to seeing your new place.

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Thanks for reading!

-Andy and Kaho

Drawings by Andy c. Sliced Bread Studios 2011

 

Hello everyone!

こんにちは!

How was your Golden Week?

ゴールデンウィークはいかがでしたか?

We are very sorry that we couldn’t update our blog for so long.

長い間ブログを更新できず、すみませんでした。

Here is our second quiz. Give it a try!

英会話クイズの第2回目です。挑戦してみて下さい!

 

 

 

① (        ) (         ) (         ) (          )! (お久しぶりです!)

② (        ) (         ) (         ) (          )?  (いかがお過ごしでしたか? または カジュアルに、元気にしてた?)

③ (        ) (         ) (         ) (          ), (実を言うと)

④ (        ) (         ) (         )! (よかったですね!)

⑤(         ) (         ) (         ) (~してくれてありがとう) 

⑥ I am (           ) (          ) (     )!    (~を楽しみにしてます!)    

 

Drawings by Andy

 

By the way, the other day, Andrew took this great picture of rainbow! It was actually a double rainbow!!!

It was once-in-a-life-time photo, I think. Enjoy!