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A Big Fan of Wadaiko (和太鼓) With native lang

There was a school festival last weekend. All the students planned and organized various kinds of events such as creating a traditional J...
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Oct 11, 2014 20:20
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It Sucks! With native lang

I try not to use any bad English words in everyday life, but I recently realized that I sometimes used “it sucks!” when I talked with my ...
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Oct 7, 2014 21:46
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The Key to Success..... With native lang

My dear friends, It’s been a while! How have you been? I often thought of you guys, but I wasn’t able to get on Lang-8 in September be...
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Oct 1, 2014 10:25
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Sandwiched Between..... With native lang

As soon as I arrived at the Tokyo station, I rushed to the ticket office to buy the bulletin train ticket for Kyoto. I said to the off...
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Aug 28, 2014 09:43
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Slow-Traveling With native lang

http://www.slowmovement.com/slow_travel.php While browsing the Internet, I came across the word, "slow-traveling.” I thought that...
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Aug 26, 2014 19:49
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Coffee for the Feudal Warriors With native lang

I traveled to Hirosaki in Aomori and Okunakayama, Iwate for five days during this summer break. On the last day, I bought various kinds o...
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Aug 23, 2014 21:18
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"Hangry” ”Adorkable” and “YOLO” With native lang

https://www.ted.com/talks/anne_curzan_what_makes_a_word_real? I recently watched a Ted Talk by a language historian and English profes...
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Aug 11, 2014 21:13
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Life is Hard on a Man With native lang

A few days ago, I watched a NHK news program: “男はつらいよ 2014 1000人の心の声“ Here’s my translation of the title: Life is Hard on a Man; 1000 Peo...
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Aug 2, 2014 22:07
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A Legend Regarding the Origin of Coffee With native lang

Yesterday I talked about the chain store named, Kaldi, but I didn’t know its meaning, so I check it up on the internet. According to the ...
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Jul 31, 2014 18:16
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Subliminal Advertising With native lang

Yesterday I went downtown, Yokohama to eat dinner with some of my friends. Both sides of the road in the area were lined with various kin...
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Jul 30, 2014 21:54
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Ten Reasons Why Russian People Don’t Smile With native lang

http://jp.rbth.com/arts/2013/11/29/10_46227.html The day before yesterday, I told you that Russian people don’t smile as often as Japa...
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Jul 28, 2014 21:39
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Is a Person Who Smiles Without Any Reason a Fool? With native lang

I feel at ease and happy whenever I see a male colleague who is approximately over 60 yeas old. The matter is perfectly simple. When he w...
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Jul 25, 2014 22:13
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"Go Down" vs. "Go Up" With native lang

I often hear people say “ walk down the street” rather than “walk up the street,” but the other day, I happened to see the sentence, &quo...
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Jul 21, 2014 21:41
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In a Roundabout Way With native lang

During my class on the other day, one of my students asked, “May I go to the toilet?” I replied, “Yes, you may, but you should say, “May ...
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Jun 14, 2014 14:17
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Words of Cheer With native lang

As an English teacher, my main job is to improve my students’ English ability. To put it in concreat, I teach them English grammar and he...
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Jun 7, 2014 22:40
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I Have a Quick Question

I have a quick question. There was a following sentence in the textbook, “He went to the station to see his friends off.” During...
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May 24, 2014 08:45
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Go to Bed, Forever!! With native lang

In the drama of "Hanako to Anne.” little Hanako was portrayed as an unusual pupil. Her unprecedented behavior always caused trouble....
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May 21, 2014 06:41
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Hanako to Anne With native lang

From spring, I started to watch NHK Morning Drama series, “花子とアン"(Hanako to Anne'.) This drama is based on the biography of 村岡花子...
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May 18, 2014 17:41
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It's Not a Big Deal With native lang

“It’s not a big deal” is one of my favorite English expressions. Here in Japan, there are increasing number of people who are suffering f...
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May 9, 2014 21:35
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Is Studying English Grammar Boring and Tiresome? With native lang

My third-year high school students have two grammar classes and a listening comprehension class in a week. Many of them study English ver...
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May 3, 2014 07:18