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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
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Tough to Get Accustomed to a New Environment With native lang

In April, I started working at a boys' school as an English teacher, so I wasn't able to post my journals on Lang-8 as often as I...
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Apr 26, 2014 16:29
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A Breakthrough With native lang

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cOZu-XvJvE I watched a TV news program the other day about Kinki University's entrance ceremony. ...
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Apr 11, 2014 23:47
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I Won't Bore You, Guys! With native lang

There are some old sayings that relates to "time." "Time is money." "Time flies like an arrow." "Tim...
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Apr 5, 2014 22:45
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A Voice Shouting Back, "I LOVE YOU" With native lang

The final year of junior high students and I read a short story, "THE ECHO" in the class. I thought it was an important message...
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Apr 1, 2014 21:20
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It Drives Me Crazy! With native lang

As I mentioned before, I used to teach English with native speakers of English at an English school. Before going to the classroom, my pa...
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Mar 28, 2014 22:48
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How to Have a Sound Sleep at Night With native lang

In April, Ministry of Heath, Labour and Welfare in Japan is going to revise a previous "guidelines on sleep in 2003" for the fi...
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Mar 25, 2014 16:38
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Can You Have It All? With native lang

In a previous post, I translated into English a short book review of "Housewife 2.0" written by Emily Matcher, and I got an int...
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Mar 22, 2014 21:19
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A translation of a Short Book Review of "Housewife 2・0" With native lang

Today I'd like to translate a short book review of "housewife 2・0" into English, which was written by Emily Matchar. htt...
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Mar 18, 2014 07:47
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"Every day" vs. "Everyday" With native lang

In my previous post, one of my Lang-8 friends kindly pointed out that "everyday" and "every day" have different meani...
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Mar 11, 2014 23:07