Grammar Point: Time Expressions and Prepostions⌚
When do we use in/on/at appropriately? Let's find out.
|on Sunday, on Friday|
|in August, in September|
|on September 18th, on the 18th day of September|
|by tomorrow, by next week, by 5:00pm|
|Time of the day|
|in the morning, in the afternoon|
|Particular point or course|
|during lunch, during the meeting|
English is fun! Come and learn at Kurashiki Amity.
Hello Everyone! I hope you're doing well! Today let's talk about synonyms
Now, what is a synonym
? A synonym
is a word or phrase that shares a similar meaning with another word. For example the word "big" is a synonym
are super helpful when writing essays or reading difficult passages. Here are a list of some words. Try to find the synonym
of each word!
- Begin-----> Start
- Choose-----> Select
- Assist-----> Help
💬Conversation Skills: Discourse Markers💬
Discourse markers are little words added in a conversation. They fill the gaps of a conversation when the person talking is finding an appropriate word. They have no literal meaning and can become a bad habit, as in the case of “like” or “you know,” when the speaker uses them too often. Common discourse markers in English include the following:
- as you know
- you see
Let's learn more English!
Hello Everyone! I hope you're doing well! Today let's talk about the season of Fall/ Autumn.
Normally, in English, each season has one name; winter, summer and spring. However, the season of fall can also be called autumn. Did you ever wonder why some people use the word "Fall" whilst others use the word "Autumn" ?
Many people believe that "Fall" and "Autumn" started being used around the 1600`s in Old England. With "Fall" referring to the "trees`s falling leaves" and "Autumn" referring to "the passing of the year".
However, as time went on, "Fall" became a term commonly used in American English while "Autumn" became a term commonly used in British English. Wow! The more you know!
There is a lot more history as to why these names exist. Let's read about it together in class at Kurashiki Amity!
Conversation Skills : Responding to 'How are you?'
"Hey, how are you?"
"I'm fine, thanks."
Let us spice up our response to the most common question in English - the 'How are you?'.
Here are some ways to respond to it:
- Just fine. And you?
- Great! You?
- Couldn't be better. How about you?
- Pretty good.
- Can't complain.
- Not too bad.
- Doing well.
Improve your conversation skills in Kurashiki Amity!
Hello Everyone! I hope you're doing well! Today seems like a perfect day to learn about September's
birthstone. Once again for those who don't know, "birthstones" are gems that fall under the month you were born.
For those of you born in the cool month of September
, you have one birthstone. Don't be sad! Your gem is the lovely Sapphire
! Here is what Sapphire
- Sapphire: Symbolizes heaven, truth and faithfulness. Many people in the past believed that this gem could cure diseases and protect it's owners from the envy of others.
Were you born in September
? If not, what month were you born in?