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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....

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

So and Such....Explanation and Worksheet....

Well...Recently we have been studying more uses of  "So and Such" .... You ALL did very well...but a few students wanted to practice this pattern a little more so I will post this explanation paper and worksheet.... Good Luck....

Explanation Section....

Worksheet Section....