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Kannazuki(オクトーバー)

Lucky me #1713 With native lang

This morning, I received an email from a customer support at my English online school. They said that they returned my ticket because I w...
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Oct 19, 2017 18:11 fact Skype English conversation
Kannazuki(オクトーバー)

Skype is down #1711 With native lang

I had reserved an online English conversation lesson for this morning. When I booted my computer, I was able to log on to Skype as us...
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Oct 18, 2017 08:20 fact Skype English conversation
Kannazuki(オクトーバー)

Florence Foster Jenkins #1710

Have you ever watched a movie titled "Florence Foster Jenkins"? During the today's English conversation lesson, my teach...
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Oct 16, 2017 19:25 fact movie(s) actor(s) English
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Nightmare in my dream (夢の中の悪夢)#1709 With native lang

An atomic bomb was dropped in my hometown in my dream. When I got up, I told my mom that we should buy atomic bomb shelter. My mom said t...
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Oct 15, 2017 14:18 fact dream
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A Happy Week #1708 With native lang

I was able to reserve and take online lessons with my favorite English teacher in the morning for this weekday from Monday to Friday. Whe...
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Oct 13, 2017 08:39 fact feeling(s) English conversation
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I changed my surgery date(手術の日程を変更しました) #1704 With native lang

I was supposed to have a surgery on my big toe this afternoon. However, I changed the schedule in November because my dentist said that s...
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Oct 11, 2017 08:18 fact
Kannazuki(オクトーバー)

How often do you nod during a conversation per minute? #1703 With native lang

When you have a conversation with someone, do you nod frequently? According to one of the textbooks on how to teach the Japanese lang...
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Oct 10, 2017 20:05 Japanese language
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To Japanese learners: Can you tell who "帰る"? (誰が帰るか分かりますか?)#1702 With native lang

I’ve been reading books about how to teach the Japanese language. There are some example sentences to explain grammatical things. I’d lik...
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Oct 8, 2017 21:37 language Japanese learner(s)
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Did you have the time when you spelled like “goed” or “comed” as past tense forms of the verbs instead of spelling “went” or “came” when you were a child? #1971 With native lang

I read an explanation about “U-shaped development” in Japanese today. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U-shaped_development  According ...
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Oct 6, 2017 21:14 Japanese language fact
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Is “Thank you” below “Bad”? #1700

I saw a comic storytelling, or “Rakugo,” presented by a Canadian comic storyteller, Katsura SUNSHINE shown below. https://www.youtube...
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Oct 5, 2017 19:02 YouTube Video English Japanese
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Are there any questions that you don’t want to be asked? #1699 With native lang

When I was a student, my English teacher taught us some topics which we should avoid asking in America. They were: 1) Religion, 2)...
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Oct 4, 2017 20:33 fact language
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Minimal pair(ミニマルペア) #1698 With native lang

I’ve been reading some books about how to teach the Japanese language recently. In the text book, ”when you teach how to pronounce Japa...
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Oct 3, 2017 20:57 fact Japanese language
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To be a good Japanese language teacher #1697 With native lang

Today, I finished reading a book titled “Tatsujingaoshieru Nihongokyouikunouryokukenteishiken Kanzenkouryakuhou” written by Hideo Okada. ...
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Oct 2, 2017 20:43 fact thought(s)
Kannazuki(オクトーバー)

A night owl became an early bird #1696 With native lang

One of my favorite online English teachers used to conduct her classes from 3 pm to 12 midnight. So, I took her classes at night. Aft...
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Oct 1, 2017 00:43 thought(s) English conversation class(es)
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We are the ひとり #1695 With native lang

One of my favorite TV programs finished last week. The title of it was “Kubo-Mine-Hyada-kojirasenaito.” If you are interested in it, ...
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Sep 30, 2017 22:31 fact feeling(s) YouTube Video
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Another Surgery #1692

I went to see another doctor today. She said I needed another surgery. So, I’m going to have to have it in the middle of next month. Whil...
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Sep 29, 2017 19:45 fact feeling(s)
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The Best Soft Ice Cream I’ve Ever Had in Nagano Prefecture #1690 With native lang

During the last weekend, I went on a business trip to Nagano prefecture. Since I was worried if the train might stop because of a big typ...
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Sep 22, 2017 19:02 fact travel YouTube Video
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Have you ever been to Niigata Prefecture?(新潟に行ったことはありますか?)#1683 With native lang

I’m going to go to Niigata City sometime soon. Have you ever been there? Do you know any specialties there? I won’t be able t...
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Aug 28, 2017 21:25 fact travel business
Kannazuki(オクトーバー)

“The best prescription for a long life is not to…” #1682

I went to Tokyo to attend a symposium yesterday. The venue was close to Meiji Shinto Shrine, so I visited there. When I reached the main ...
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Aug 27, 2017 19:58 fact travel
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Poppo Town, “Play with Train!!” #1681 With native lang

On the fourth day of my sister and nephew’s stay, we visited “Usuitouge Tetsudou Bunka Mura (Ushitouge train culture village)”, where the...
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Aug 25, 2017 21:40 fact travel family