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Two Books written by a Nobel Laureate #1920 With native lang

I borrowed two books written by Kazuo Ishiguro who won Nobel prize this year. They are Japanese version of "Never Let Me Go", a...
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Oct 27, 2017 22:41 fact job book
Satoko♡

I made Person C mad and disappointed #1719

Person C and I had scheduled to see in person tomorrow. However, when I received a phone call from him last night, I suggested the postpo...
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Oct 26, 2017 20:50 fact feeling(s)
Satoko♡

To be a centenarian (biological female only) #1718 With native lang

When I searched about a pregnancy, I found a site which refers some merits and demerits of giving birth over 40’s. You can refer it f...
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Oct 26, 2017 08:32 fact interesting pregnancy
Satoko♡

There seems to be many people whose IQs are over 200 #1717 With native lang

I found an interesting site which says they can show my IQ with my answers to 20 questions. I quickly answered the questions and they sho...
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Oct 25, 2017 21:10 fact interesting fun IQ
Satoko♡

To become happier #1716 With native lang

During an online English conversation lesson this morning, my teacher asked me about what person C and I talked about on the phone. Y...
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Oct 24, 2017 08:29 English conversation lesson(s) Skype
Satoko♡

Good news #1715 With native lang

One of my students whom I had taught English for some months visited my place this evening. He said he had passed the entrance examinatio...
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Oct 23, 2017 21:58 fact student(s) Lang-8
Satoko♡

Do you use the word “sensemaking” in common? #1714 With native lang

I attended a seminar yesterday. One of the speakers used the term “sensemaking” often. However, it was my first time to listen to that wo...
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Oct 20, 2017 21:49 fact
Satoko♡

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
Satoko♡

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
Satoko♡

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
Satoko♡

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
Satoko♡

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
Satoko♡

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
Satoko♡

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
Satoko♡

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)
Satoko♡

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
Satoko♡

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
Satoko♡

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
Satoko♡

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)