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月, 14 3月 2011 22:27

本日のレッスン

本日のレッスンは通常通り行う予定でおります。
が、どうぞご無理のないようにお願いいたします。
また、今後の状況によりお休みになる場合もあります。
ご了承ほどよろしくお願いいたします。

日, 13 3月 2011 22:28

地震

皆様、ご無事でしょうか?
被災された方々のご無事と一刻も早い救済をお祈り申し上げます。

イングリッシュプールでは地震のあった当日3月11日(金)と12日(土)
は安全のため、お休みさせていただきました。
明日15日(火)からは通常レッスンを行う予定でございます。
通学中、くれぐれもご注意くださいますようお願いいたします。
小さなお子様は保護者の付き添いで通学されるようにしてください。

それでは、今後もどうぞお気をつけて・・。

木, 27 1月 2011 18:01

December Top 10 Borrowed Books

A little late, and happy new year and all that. We had such a busy Christmas season that there was precious little time to spend on the back office type things...like updating the blog!

Anyway here are the top ten books borrowed in December. Only one Christmas title made it onto the list, the Snowman by Raymond Briggs. Interestingly this month we have three titles from Oxford's Project X. You can read more by clicking the link to the website but basically Project X is a graded reading course designed to get boys reading. They feature a more animation type artwork and are based around topics that boys find interesting...notice the three titles in the list are all about bugs.


1 Vanishing Cream
2 Dad's Grand Plan
3 What Do Bugs Eat? Project X
4 Bug hunt Project X
5 Ant's bug adventure Project X
6 Zak and Zee
7 The race
8 The broken roof
9 The Snowman (Book & CD)
10 A day in London

あけましておめでとうございます!

実は1月4日から教室は始まっているのですが、

3連休があったせいか、出席してくれる生徒さんも少なく

しず~かな仕事始めとなりました(^_^;)

今日は、みんな来てくれるかな~☆



イギリスでは大晦日(New Year’s Eve)に

玄関と裏口を開けて、去っていく年を追い出し、来る新年を招き入れるそうです☆

(いつ閉めるの?と聞いたら、知らないと言われました。笑)




お年賀状を送ってくれた皆様、ありがとうございました~!

今年もよろしくお願い申し上げます♪

木, 02 12月 2010 18:33

November Top Ten borrowed books

As promised here is a list of the top ten most borrowed books from our school library. The Flying Elephant has topped the list two months in a row, so must be a good read.
Interesting one of the Ricky Ricotta books has slipped in at number five. It's one of whole series of interestingly named books involving the adventures of our hero, Ricky Ricotta. They are far longer, in content, than the other books in the list but that doesn't stop them appealing to our young readers.


1 The Flying Elephant
2 Castle Adventure
3 Six in a Bed
4 The Storm
5 Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot Vs. the Uranium Unicorns from Uranus
6 Camping Adventure
7 Village in the Snow
8 The Dragon Tree
9 Pirate Adventure
10 New Trainers
木, 18 11月 2010 22:30

☆breakfast☆

朝ごはんはパン派?ごはん派?

ポールはパン派!私はごはん派!こども達はシリアル派!

ということで、朝食はみんなで一緒にバラバラなメニューを食べています・・。

炊き立てご飯にお味噌汁と焼鮭と納豆とお漬物が私の理想の朝食だけど、

実は今、ある本を読んで(石原結實・著)

朝はプチ断食してます!

朝食はしょうが紅茶に黒糖かハチミツを入れたものか

にんじん2本とリンゴ1個をジュースにしたものを飲んでます。

体を温め、余分な水分を排出するらしい。

お腹は空くけど、肌には良さそうです☆

breakfast(朝食)って、

break(壊す)+ fasting(断食)って気づきましたか?

夕食の後は朝まで断食しているって事なんですね!

(こども達が寝てからビールをグビグビ♪ポテチをポリポリ♪じゃ断食になりません!)

断食をやめるから、<breakfast> !!!

なるほど~~~~~~~

火, 16 11月 2010 18:34

Words

During all adult lessons, group and private, I always keep pen and paper ready so I can write things down in order to point out any mistakes or ways of saying something better. So naturally at the end of the week I have a wad of used paper with various words and phrases scrawled across them. So before I consign last weeks notes to the recycle bin, let's have a quick look at some of the things that came up during lessons last week:

cheque (or check): As in a bank cheque, always needs some explanation in Japan as personal cheques are unknown. By the way does anybody still use cheques back in the UK?

payee: Related to the above word of course, compare with employee, returnee, trainee etc.

difference, different: This was a pronunciation problem. New Headway has it with two syllables whereas the students were more used to it having three syllables. Naturally it comes down to that British/American problem and I tend not to dwell too much on insisting one is better than the other but we had a lot of fun listening to the audio and trying to reproduce the two syllable version.

knead: For those baking bread, an essential word.

PIN: As in PIN number for use with a bank card at the ATM. Why is it four numbers? Because the man who invented the ATM asked his wife how many numbers she could easily remember and she answered four!

So there we have just a few of the words giving us problems last week.

火, 09 11月 2010 22:32

ハロウィンが終わり、
11月のテーマは<秋>でレッスンしています。
アメリカでは<fall>イギリスでは<autumn>ですね!
紅葉した葉っぱやドングリ・松ぼっくりを戸山公園で
拾ってきて、教材として使っています♪
ちなみにドングリは<acorn>松ぼっくりは<pine cone>と言います。
お散歩しながら秋の色・食べ物など、英語では何ていうのかな~?
なんて考えてくれると嬉しいな☆
マロングラッセが大好きな私はずーっと栗は<マロン>だと思っていましたが
英語では<chestnut>と言います。

土, 06 11月 2010 18:36

The British and their Cups of Tea



Let me recall a typical conversation heard almost daily in the classroom here at englishpool.

Paul: Do you want a cup of tea?

Ai: Hey? Another one?

Paul: err...yes.

Ai: How many cups of tea do you drink a day?

Paul: I don't know....eight or ten I suppose. Let me think...

I have at least one cup at breakfast, sometimes two. Then one cup when I arrive at the classroom. During the morning maybe another cup if I'm not busy teaching. Lunchtime I sometimes have a cup. I enjoy a cup of tea,or two, in the afternoon before the children's lesson start at three or four o'clock...then another cup of tea at about six o'clock.

Ai: That's too much!

Paul: No, it's perfectly normal. In fact I drink much less than when I was working in London.

Ai: Unbelievable!

Paul: So, do you want another cup of tea, or not?

So as you can probably tell I'm what I would call typically British

火, 02 11月 2010 18:35

October Top Ten

We have successfully used Koha for our school's library system for the past eighteen months or so and although none of us had any previous knowledge of running an automated library system we seem to have done well.
One feature that is fairly new, in Koha, to us is the most issued items reporting function. This allows us to generate a report of which books have been issued the most so from there it's quite easy to produce a top ten of most issued books!
So without further ado here are the Top Ten books issued during the month of October.

1 The Flying Elephant
2 Drawing Adventure
3 Safari Adventure
4 Kipper and the Trolls
5 The Dragon Dance
6 Tug of War
7 Gran
8 At the Pool
9 Red Planet
10 Lost in the Jungle



All the top ten books are from The Oxford Reading Tree series, and mostly from levels 4, 5 and 6 of the reading program.

What will be on top next month?

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