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Students want to feel confident about their English as a second language
…want to improve their comprehension
…want to speak faster
…want to learn more English vocabulary and slang
…and they want to have fun with you too!
If you can provide the above, you’ll do great! So being on online English teacher (like with Skype) will make it possible for the student to speak with the folks they want…like you!
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Well what Columbine said is true, however in everyday language I've never heard the word ear used to count or describe anything else.
Strange, I live in the U.S. as well but I have heard this word used this way plenty of times.


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Strange, I live in the U.S. as well but I have heard this word used this way plenty of times.
Really?? What else have you heard people count with the word ear?
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07-13-2010, 05:06 AM

Well I do live over 3,000 miles away.

But I've mostly heard the word 'ear' used in the same context as Columbine described, although it's still more common to hear it used in terms of corn.

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Sure do! Almost all cereals (こくもつ?) are counted in ears.
Ears of wheat, ears of barley, ears of rice etc.


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Columbine san! - 07-13-2010, 03:10 PM

ひさしぶり!Columbineちゃん!
ありがとう、とってもうれしいよ!

今ちょっと公私共にバタバタしていて
なかなか時間がとれないの・・・

またすぐにお返事させてね!

ありがとう!
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ひさしぶり!Columbineちゃん!
ありがとう、とってもうれしいよ!

今ちょっと公私共にバタバタしていて
なかなか時間がとれないの・・・

またすぐにお返事させてね!

ありがとう!
どうも!

忙しいんだったら、暇時にお返事していいよ。時間をか けて、心配しないでね。いつでも、私も他のJF者も、YYTT さんのポストを読む

では、まったね〜
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07-16-2010, 04:46 PM

Columbine AwakenxBenihime Klint

ほんとうに ありがとう Thank you so much!
I really enjoyed reding all of your lectures

Sorry if I made you thinking about corn and ear and all that too much and you might have had a dream about it???
I actually had a strange dream last night.
I met a cat the size of my pinky, and she was eating a tiny corn on the cob!
A family wanted to have the tiny cat as their pet cat, but it was first time for them to have any pet.So I was telling them what to be careful with.
In my dream I was sooooooo serious and telling them to hold her gentle and not to squeez her... I don't know why I didn't realize it was just a dream!
pinky size cat? no way! but I didn't think no way but yes way...
You know what? Im gonna try to have that same dream again tonight, then meet the cat and make the cat talk to me! just like Jiji and Kiki!

oops i really really have to go now.

I will come back to join you guys as soon as I finish my job!

I just wanted to say thank you but I talked too much...

have a wonderful day everyone!

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Summber Wars - 08-14-2010, 10:22 AM

Hi everyone
☆おひさしぶりです☆

Well...I know I've got some pictures I promised to show you before and
some more messages I should write to thank your help and everything, but
can I start it all new again here??? will you forgive me?

Cos I've got a big plan now, and I really want you guys to help me (us) with it!


Here is my plan.....

well.... first of all,
Do you know this anime movie called "Summer Wars"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Wi2lb1sVk8http

I haven't watched it properly yet, but I happend to live in the city where you can see in this movie, so I thought this is a great way for us to show what our city is like to many many people in the world!
Well, of course the story is fiction but if you come this town, you can see some sceneries and things you saw in the movie.
just like this!
YouTube - HD サマーウォーズの聖地 上田市

So...I 'm thinking of making a promotional kind of video for this city including this movie sceneries.
I'd like to make one with my friends and students for fun(and also educational)!
We all will try to speak in English in this video and there will be subtitles in Japanese(hopefully).

So, I (we) need your help pleeeeez!

It will take a long time to finish it cos I am hopeless with compurter thingy... and have no idea how to edit the video...but I will try my best!(or find someone clever!)

I want my students 4-11 years old and their families to say something in English and also we want the kids in Japan and other countries to watch that , so
we need simple but natural and attractive lines (sentences) in English.

some idea for a start....
for 9-11 years old girls and boys:
Quote:
(In the classroom)
Hello everyone.
My name is XXX. (x 3 girls 2 boys)

We live in a city called Ueda.(pointing at a map)
Ueda is one of the cities in Nagano.
Have you heard of Nagano?

Maybe your big sisters or brothers know about the Nagano Winter Olympics took place in 1998.

(mmm I'm not sure about this sentence.... can you make it better for me?)
(showing some Olympic stuff maybe)

It was a long long time ago.

We weren't born yet !!
How about you?
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We'll show you our city ("town" sounds better? it's not a big city at all).

Let's take a train!(walking to the staion)

Here is the bending machine you can buy the tickets!
see?
(or "watch me", or "I'll show you" better?)
(and they actually put the coins or note in it)

Here comes the train!(the kids wave to the driver; hopefully the driver waves back but Japanese are very shy... so maybe not, we will see!)

(we all get on the train)

(In the train)

? I don't know what we can say about here.
any idea? please
we will only have 5-7 mins to get to the staion where we get off.

mmm maybe the kids will give you some Japanese lesson like...

Look! This is つりかわ in Japanese. You can hold on to it when you are stainding up. Like this!

This is XXX in Japanese...
and blah blah blah..?

(getting off and walking to the place where we can show you "Summer Wars" stuff")
and maybe after that,
the kids will go and find some tourists (look like tourists) and ask some question in English eg.if Summer wars was the reason why they came to Ueda or if they have seen the movie or where they were from or things like that.
What question would you like to be asked if you were there?

I did the similar thing with my students before (no video recording though) and we met 2 girls from US and we did a little tour together.
And also when I was with the little kids a kid found a 50 yen coin on the street, so we all went to the police station to give it to them. The police were amazed cos the kids were talking to me in English and they asked the kids some questions in English, like how old are you? We had fun with the police!(but I had to fill in a form about finding the money...too much work for a 50 yen coin!)

Here are some pictures: one with the girls from US and the local train you can see in the movie!

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here is another little pic - 08-14-2010, 12:30 PM

this is the pic of the train you can see in the movie

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久しぶり!

yyttさんのアイデアは面白そうと思います。

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some idea for a start....
for 9-11 years old girls and boys:
Hello everyone.
My name is XXX. (x 3 girls 2 boys)

We live in a city called Ueda.(pointing at a map)
Ueda is one of the cities in Nagano.
Have you heard of Nagano?

In 1998 the winter olymics were held in Nagano. If you have older brothers or sisters, maybe they remember it.

It was a long long time ago.

We weren't born yet !!
How about you?
I think if I were a tourist in Nagano, you could ask me where I was from, where I had ~been~ in Nagano during my stay, what I thought of it. On the train 5 mins is actually quite long for filming, but you could point out things out the window, perhaps talk about Nagano and it's history, or what YOU like best about it. But pointing things out with the japanese words would be interesting too! Or you could maybe talk to other people on the train, if they don't mind.


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We'll show you our city ("town" sounds better? it's not a big city at all).

Let's take a train!(walking to the staion)

Here is the vending machine where you can buy train tickets!
see? (or "watch me", or "I'll show you" better?)
(and they actually put the coins or note in it)
If you like, you could just do a demo of how to use the machine. "Put the money in here" (put the coins/note in) "push this button" (pushes the button) "And the ticket comes out!"

Nagano is a City, even if it's small, you still use 市 right?
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