例えば Can I have some more milk, Please?
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Hello again from Peter at Matsumoto Amity,
This week, many of the students talked about their upcoming tests (for all subjects), and so they might be a little nervous. There are some very common idioms used in English to wish someone `good luck!` or `do your best!`. I mentioned in a previous post, the phrase `break a leg`, but you can also use `fingers crossed!` (指をクロスする。), `knock them dead!` (彼らを殴り倒す。), and, `I hope lady luck shines!` (幸運の女神が輝くことを願う。). Thankfully, the students do not need to rely on luck and they prepared for the test by hitting the books.
Soon, we will begin the spring seminar to help students work on their specific difficulties with English language, for example, reading, listening or grammar. The seminars will help to improve small, precise parts of English that make a big difference to the student`s ability. For example, getting the `th` sound correct makes a huge difference to a student`s speaking ability, and listening to conversations while reading the script helps to connect the written word to the sound of the word (so they can listen and speak English at a normal pace).
Hello from Peter at Matusmoto Amity,
This week, our new teacher, Adam, started working at Matsumoto Amity. He is observing lessons and preparing for his new students. We are also showing Adam around his new home; the local restaurants, the post office, the bank, the supermarket, and the best places of interest (Matsumoto Castle, Nawate Dori, Nakamachi Dori, the onsen). If you see Adam at school - please give him a recommendation for something he can experience or a place he can visit in Nagano!
Recently, I have taught a lot of students who are preparing for the Eiken interview. Sometimes the students can be a little nervous (because they have to practice speaking a lot and they have to give opinions). However, I find interview practice thoroughly enjoyable because I get to know more about the students` interests and their personalities. There is a lot more to them than meets the eye. After so many Eiken lessons this week, I think the easiest answer to the interview question is usually `yes`, but the most interesting answer begins with `no`.
It`s still so cold I`m really looking forward to spring! This will be the first time I`ve seen cherry blossoms in Japan. I hope it comes quickly - recently it has been so chilly outside and in the apartment, that I have to open the fridge door and climb inside the vegetable tray to warm myself.