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Sudbury Vally School With native lang

Have you heard of "Sudbury Vally School" before? According to Wikipedia, it is a private school founded in 1968 at Framingham,...
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Jan 15, 2015 08:29
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What Kind of Posts Do You Like to Correct? With native lang

What kind of posts do you like to read and correct? Do you have any criteria for choosing.? As for me, I’d like to read positive and humo...
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Jan 13, 2015 17:16
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Fish for Something With native lang

I came across an unfamiliar idiom today. I learned that “fish for something” can be used in two different ways. When you try to catch a ...
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Jan 6, 2015 15:06
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Life Isn’t Necessarily Nasty. With native lang

On New Year’s day in 2015, my two daughters and I went to Kotobukicyo to serve foods for homeless people, day workers or retired elderly ...
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Jan 4, 2015 19:20
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Sing-Along With native lang

There is no doubt that this year’s most popular movie theme song in Japan was “Let It Go.” It is well known that English original movie t...
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Dec 31, 2014 11:28
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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