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Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Connect the Dots....

Well..I thought...Christmas is coming and the last bunch of connect-the-dots for kids seemed to be popular so I decided to make a couple more for everyone... I don't know if anyone will actually use them...(There is only 5 days left to Christmas)  But...If you have time...Please try....ENJOY!!


If you would like more...Just ask!!  I'll try to make some more....Well, it's getting late (almost 3:30 am) ... Time for me to go to bed.....  

Good night!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Mr. B Christmas 2011 ....

OK...Last week, I didn't get a chance to make a review sheet for this section.  Sorry...I was very busy so, this week the FIRST thing I made was this.  Good luck with your studies everyone!

You can watch the Mr. Bean Christmas on youtube...Just click the link below!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas 2011

Christmas is finally coming....I can't wait!  I am looking forward to going back home and spending time with my family. 
Ayako sensei wih my mom...

Chris sensei wih his dad....

While I am in Vancouver....There are lots of things that I would like to do...
1) I want to walk around downtown Vancouver while enjoying a cup of hot coffee from Starbucks. 
2) I want to go shopping for some games for kids.
3) I want to hang out at the public library.
4) I want to eat a hotdog at Orange Julius.

a hotdog from Orange Julius

5) I want to go shopping and eat a hotdog at Costco.
6) I want to see Christmas lights around the city.
7) I want to visit some friends...LEO SENSEI!

8)  I want to go shopipng on Robson Street

A nice lady took our picture... Good job!  You cut off our heads!

9) I want to see a Vancouver Canucks Hockey Game

How about a few questions for you to think about ....
1.            “oiwai suru” ~ celebrate~celebrated


2.            Do Japanese people celebrate Christmas in Japan?

3.  How do Japanese people celebrate Christmas?


*Japanese people  eat cake.

What kind of cake do Japanese people eat at Christmas?

We eat _____ cake.

When are you supposed to eat the cake?

You are supposed to eat cake on ________


We put up Christmas trees.

Where can you buy a Christmas tree in Japan?

You can buy a Christmas tree at______________

How about you?  Do you have a Christmas tree at your house?

Is the tree at your house real or is it fake?

It is __________

How big is it?

Have you put it up yet?

When are you going to put it up?

Where you do put your Christmas tree?

“kazaru” ~ decorate ~ decorated

“kazari mono” ~ decorations

After you put up a Christmas tree, who decorates it?

____________ decorates the tree.

Do Japnaese people exchange presents at Christmas?

When do Japanese people exchange presents?

We exchange presents on__________

Where do Japanese parents put Christmas presents for kids?
They put the presents under the Christmas tree.
They put the presents by the pillow of kids.

And….When are kids supposed to open their parents?

They are supposed to open them on ___________

3.     OK….How about last Christmas?   What did you do?

4.   This Christmas, who would you like to be with on Christmas?

 I found a couple of Christmas pictures from the seventies....I was only 1 or 2 years old at the time....take a look...What did I get for Christmas?  It looks like a lot of Star Wars stuff....I even seem to have changed my pajamas....

Anyways...Merry Christmas Everyone!

The Canadian Voice Christmas Vacation will be from

December 21st ~ Janurary 3rd.

So...There will be NO class on December 21st...

There WILL be class on January 4th....

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas Lesson ~ 2011

Well...Everyone did really well on this lesson last week.  Some parts were a little bit hard, especially the listening practice, but I think it was pretty good.

There were a lot of grammar points reviewed and one of the new grammar point in this lesson was:

*Had better do  ~ “subeki de aru / suru no ga yoi

(sou shinai to nanka mondai ya kiken wo maneku darou) to iu imi wo arawasu

We sang our first Christmas song this year (Santa Claus is coming to town) and we talked about Santa Claus and presents....

Well...Please review and I will see you next week.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Well...Here is the Jingle Lesson...2011

Well...We started this lesson this week...I admit...there are some tough parts in this lesson.  Don't worry if you can't catch everything that the characters say....Nobody has to be 100%! 
Just relax and enjoy the lesson...
Good Luck! 

You can listen to the song on Youtube if you like....It's good listening practice!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas 2011...

I was looking through some of my old files and I found some pictures.  Once upon a time, a long time ago .... I used to make Christmas cards. 

Here is the card from 2004...
Here is the card from 2005...

I made this in January ...But we used it in 2006

The cat and rabbit have changed a lot over the last few years...Don't you think?

It's been about 5 years since I made any Christmas cards....Maybe this year I will have time to make a new one?  We'll have to see...

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Question about "a large fries"....

Yes, fries are plural....but when you are talking about an order ... 1 order .... 1 order of fries
1 large order of fries....  "a" large order of fries... or "a" large fries

a large fries = 1 order of large fries

Then you could order fries this way:
"I would like large fries, please"
"I would like 1 large fries, please"
"I would like a large fries, please"
"I would like 2 large fries, please"

The same rule would apply for ordering things that are uncountable....
Coffee / tea / juice / beer etc. (drinks) are normally uncountable:
I don't like coffee very much.

But you can say a coffee (=a cup of coffeee), two coffees(=2 cups of coffeee, etc when you are ordering at a restaurant.
I would like 2 coffees and an orange juice, please.

I found one video on Youtube.  If you listen carefully ... She says "a large fries" (=a large order of fries)

Hope that helps...Gotta run back to class now....Good Luck!  Everybody study hard!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Usa23 ~ Is Finally Up....November 12 ~ 18

I don't know why but I felt like drawing and adding some pictures....I can' help it...I am A-type...Well, anyways here it is...Hope it helps you guys...Good Luck!

Here is the link on Youtube for this video....ENJOY!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

November 6th 2011

Happy Birthday!  November 6th was Ayako sensei's birthday ...This year she is ___ years old.

Don't try to hide...We know who YOU are?

Monday 12:30 Class...Some more Preposition Sheets....

Well...Here are 2 more pages for you guys...Study hard and see you on Monday....Good night!

Usa 22 ~ The police tank...

Well...Last time we saw Kiren die in an accident ... but this week he came back to life.  The Usa section has been getting bigger and bigger....better and better.  I am really enjoying teaching it.  It looks like it is going to become a Canadian Voice classic. 
As much as I like the Usa....I am looking forward to doing my Christmas lessons....What stories to do this year....thinking...thinking...any sugestions?

Well, anyways...Here are some Usa 22 notes...See you all soon!!!

Or...You can watch it here on youtube...Enjoy Part 22!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Usa 21...November 2011

Here are some of the grammar highlights from last week's Usa lesson....

Good luck with your studies....