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Today's lesson

In every lesson, first I introduce myself, but I'm not good at it because I have no idea of self-introduction. I think it's better to make outline form already for example, born, house, work, hobby etc.
Next I ask teacher but my question is very immature. Moreover I couldn't make questions rapidly. Also I couldn't explain something well enough because of my poor vocabulary. Of course I need more chance to talk with English speaker.
But recentry I can pay attention to tense and pronunciation. I'm gradually used to speak English.
Anyway today's teacher is very kindful so I could enjoy lesson.


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Summer vacation

Last week I had a five days Summer vacation, so I couldn't update. It was a very very hot day and I got a good tan. But recentry tanning makes me very exhausted. Anyway I had special vacation and I really spent good days. The only problem is mosquito (of course I hate mosquito !). But now I couldn't explain experiences. I've never experienced such occurrences so sometimes I felt nervous but I think I coped effectively with situations. I want to spend such a great vacations ! Anyway it was a very hard schedule and I couldn't sleep well so I'm sleepy now. Good bye ! Let's give it my best effort in this week !

Today's lesson

Hi there ! I've been going to the English school about one and half month, so today I reviewed lessons. I felt that I have to go abroad to experience situations that I learned. At least I should try to make opportunities to use English in Japan, of course in daily life. For example we can see English speakers who are watching the map at the station. To get accustom to speak English, I'll challenge actively ! Anyway I often wonder my speaking ablity is really improved. Of course I've only studied less than 2 month. And I should just be relax at English lessons. But now I enjoy learning English and speaking English and want to chance to use English. I think I always write same things so I have to build my vocabulary. And I keep up trying !

Is today's lesson a nightmare ?

I know that a compatibility is important at one on one lesson, but I just didn't get along with the teacher. First I felt that he lacked drive. The lesson began five minute after bell ringing. And to my surprise he used "Grammar in Use Intermediate". I couldn't understand why he used Reference. Is it killing time ? Of course I can do such a grammar at home ! Anyway I did such a boring lesson over 30 min. Oh, a tuition isn't inexpensive, so I little bit get angry. Moreover he looked into his watch again and again. Are you really teacher ? I think his behavior is very impolite. After using reference book, I started today's lesson. he spoke very fast and he didn't give me a time to note. He wrote many words and sentences on a memo paper but he brought back himself. Furthermore he collect a handout. Are you sure ? I'm really dissatisfied today's teacher. I think it's not a problem of compatibility but his teaching skill and attitude. Maybe I complain to the counselor about his lesson. I think today's lesson is truely unbelievable.

GTEC was very difficult !

Today I took th GTEC exam. This was my first experience and my impression about an exam was too difficult ! I've never took such a difficult exam. Needless to say the difference between TOEIC and GTEC is writing and speaking. In the middle of exam I thought that marking was maybe terrible work. Anyway of course writing and speaking was very difficult but listening and reading sections was also difficult. All section have a time limit, besides each questions ! So I couldn't answer all questions at reading section in spite of marksheet. At speaking section I couldn't effective presentation because of my lack of experience. If I get the chance to go to Berlitz, I 'll take an exam again, so next time I'll want to be satisfied with the result.

Good god !

Tomorrow I'm going to have a n English exam GTEC because I want to go to Berlitz. Two month ago, my company was accepting application for English school for free so I applied for it. And selection depends on a score of GTEC. I didn't know about the GTEC and today I tried the sample test for the first time. I think GTEC is more difficult than TOEIC because there is a test for speaking and writinig. Moreover GTEC is an online test. I've never took online test so I feel nervous about it. If I want to work abroad I have to get over 650 but my target score is 600-650. Of course my target score is maybe not ability but desire. This year I got 775 at TOEIC. And then I commute to an English school at Keio University and I start one on one lesson now. Maybe now I can speak better than before but I don't improve my reading and writing abilities yet. Anyway my purpose isn't get high score. I wish I can go to berlitz because to go to berlitz is too much expensive for me so I want get this chance. But I don't know the criteria of score. I heard that who got high score couldn't be parmitted to go to a school and it's not my case. But I don't know the lowest score.

today's topic in English school.

Today's topic is also about airplane. Recentry I prerared for lesson. I already finished homework before take a lesson. So I can have a time for free discussion or play role games. Anyway today I learned a lot of words or expressions.

First I am boarding a plane. Boarding means getting on the plane. We can say "The passengers are boarding on the plane." or "The plane is boarding."
I put carry-on bags on the overhead compertment. When the plane is taking off I have to return to my seat to the upright position from reclining position and tray table to upright and locked position. Of course I fasten my seat belt.
The pilot sometimes told us weather. Nice weather is much more common expression than fine weather. Anyway sometimes we can hear "we will be hitting some turblant weather (turbulance)."
A plane is taxiing and going to a runway and the plane is ready for take off. The airplane is taking off. I will land in Tokyo.

After flight, first I'll go to immigration and at here I fill out the card about the purpose or period. Sometimes I asked by them about someting to bring in tyhis country.

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Today's Topic in English lesson

First : take out a loan

Loan means money lent at interest. It's a difficult topic because I've never borrowed money from a bank or loan shark. Maybe I never borrow money because I don't have a plan to buy a house now. Before I used a revolving repayment but now I earn money and think an interest is uncomfortable. Here interest is a charge for borrowed money generally a percentage of the amount borrowed.
borrow vs pay back or return.

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My impression about summer vacation

Today is the end of summer vacation. But in this vacation I had a nothing special. I spent a long time at a library. Of course I studied English very well. I'm learning vocabulary. Then I thought that カタカナ is bad influence for English phonics. Anyway My vocabulary level is actually poor. I'm disappointed at this fact. I forgot over 50% of vocabulary that I learned when I was a high school student. Anyway An ordinary day's work begin from tommorow. But My own vacation comes at last week in this month. To enjoy my vacation. To enjoy my vacation I have to finish my task. It's still a hot summer so I take care of summer heat.

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EIKEN Grade pre-1

I would like to take an exam "EIKEN" because I want to confirm progress of my English skill. When I was a junior high school student, I passed an examination of Grade-4. But after that I've never tried. So I decided to take an exmaination. Of course I continue to take a TOEIC test, but I can't confirm writing and speaking skills. Anyway I know that Grade pre-1 is very difficult to pass the exam. A pass rate of Grade pre-1 is about ten percent. So now I have to increase my vocabulary. I have to prepare for it well enough. Anyway I'm going to take a TOEIC in november, so I'll take an EIKEN in January. It's a big pressure, but I achieve !

I finished hard work !

Well, finally I finished a hard work, but it's not about my jobs. I mean English textbook. I've challenged "英会話・ぜったい・音読 【挑戦編】". for about 3 month. It's a very tough exercise. I wanted to give up many times. Because average of the numbers of words is about 500. it's too much to finish within 1 hour. In fact I couldn't finish. Moreover I thought some of lesson was bad context. But I continued lesson. I also did dictation and shodowing but it was also very difficult. I could do relatively easy at "標準編" and "続・標準編". But "挑戦編" is much harder than others. I couldn't do perfectly. I made many mistakes, especially at dictation. But I felt that my English skill would be improved. And recentry I noticed a weak point of this training system. This textbook is only a textbook. it's not for a conversation. The expression in this textbook is grammatically correct, but somewhat strange at conversation. So next I'll start textbook about English conversation. I'll start "アルク コエダス" from tommorow. I want to learn daily expression by heart.

Today's lesson and review

Today was a lesson day. Today's teacher came from London and he's lived over 8 years in Japan. I had a long free discussion time today. I asked him about my speaking rhythm. I think it's getting better, but clumsy. He advised that my English will be going to better through this lecture. And he told me I should practice pronunciation every day. The training15 minutes Every day is more effective than 2 hours on weekend.

He said "so so" was bad expression. He recommended "nothing special". He also explained difference between "fee" and "fare". Usually "fare" was better.

fee
1 a (1) : an estate in land held in feudal law from a lord on condition of homage and service (2) : a piece of land so held b : an inherited or heritable estate in land
2 a : a fixed charge b : a sum paid or charged for a service

fare
1 a : range of food : diet b : material provided for use, consumption, or enjoyment
2 a : the price charged to transport a person b : a paying passenger on a public conveyance

He also told me that Japanese use "claim" a different meaning ! In such a situation we should better to use "complain" or "object".


The exchange rate for the Japanese yen to the US dollar is 100.
The exchange rate is 100 japanese yen to the US.

Today's lesson and review

Today I had the sixth English lesson. Today's teacher came from Canada. I hear that pronunciation Canadian is beautiful. But I felt nothing is not special. On the contrary my teacher speack faster than other teacher I've ever learned. Lesson tempo is also faster, so sometimes it's difficult to catch up the conversation. Moreover I challenged many role play! Oh my GOD! In role play, quick response is very very difficult. It's beyond my imagination. Of course I couldn't play well because of lack of vocabularis. My convasation tempo is not good. I felt I should study idiomatic expressions immediately. And I take care of fluently and speak louder !

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Big earthquake

Today about 8:00 pm I had a big earthquake. The magnitude was about 6.9. I think I had such a big earthquake about 3 years ago. It happened at weekend and the elevator in my apartment was out of control. Stopping train made traffic jam. I wonder today's earthquake is bigger and the apartment swayed long time. I think over 1 minute. Recentry I prepared for emergency. I stocked food and water and bought a radio with a flash-lig. Keep something for a rainy day.

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information rich But function poor

Recentry I want new certification, so I seached for correspondence course. Then I found the course about English conversation. On the website, I could try some sample. At first I thought it would be easy for me. But I could not answer almost all questions completely. Therefore I decide to start such a course but it's expensive for me. So I asked my colleagues if they have such textbook which contains CD.

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願いを叶えるためにどんな事をしていますか?

I write this English blog for my dream.Recentry I think about my future career plan. From noe I've not thought about it. But if I continue this, my life can't never change. I want to change my life betterand successful. So now I kick into action and I think my life is becoming enrich. Of course I'm trying hard to fulfill my dream. It's very tough but I enjoy it. Continuing such effort and I can gain confidence. Such a sense makes me trying moreover and I feel power in my innerself.

Yesterday's lesson

Yesterday I went to the English school, but I was too tired to update this blog. Today I'm still tired. Anyway I want to review the last lesson. I think the last lesson was easy. But my speaking wasn't far from fluently,. Good God!

overcook : To cook for too long or at too high a temperature
overqualified : Having too many qualifications to be deemed appropriate for a (usually unskilled) job.
overestimate : to judge too highly

compensate
1: to be equivalent to : counterbalance
2: to make an appropriate and usually counterbalancing payment to
3 a: to provide with means of counteracting variation b: to neutralize the effect of (variations)

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LOOOONG Meeting

Today I had a meeting. We discussed for two hours, but we decided only one or two things. And I couldn't decide most important things. We couldn't decide future plans. I couldn't believe. Why ?
I think because there was no agenda and a chairperson. So we couldn't forcus on one topic. We talk about randam topic alternately. But worst thing at meeting is manager couldn't manage ! If I had been a manager I was very ashamed because I couldn't take responsibility. I wonder our team is in the middle of death march. I don't want to waste my time any more. So next time, I'm going to run for the chairman.

Today's review

Today I had an English lesson. I prepared my lesson, so I coule learn many things. Of course I could ask some questions. Moreover we played a role play. It was difficut but interesting. Because I could have more conversation. I went to English school to improve my conversation skill. I'm going to continue preparations for lesson. Of course I'll revise lesson.
Anyway my weak point is singular/plural

get a bite to eat = to eat
set something up = make a plan
It will work =It will good

It's better if
It's good value for money.
It's little (bid) better
get a bite to eat = to eat
set something up = make a plan
will work = will good
lively(posi) noisy(nega)

How mach does a meal cost at ...
Both restaurants are convinientaly located near the ...
Foreign waitstaff can't always understand our requests(orders).

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an honorific expression

From now I've learned English by using textbook. And now I started English conversation. I notice that my English is a textbook English and something strange when I talk in English. One of this reason is my English is not sophisticated. Expressions I learned at school was curt. I wonedr it's a big English probrem of compulsory education. Anyway I was usually advised my teacher. So this weekend I went to some bookstores and sarch for the books about native English expression. But I didn't buy yet, There were many books so I couldn't decide which book is match for me. This year I want to acquire English expressions and conversation skills. In the end I want to study Business English.

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