Archive | September, 2013

Video Monday! Uh, no. Sorry.

Welcome to Video Monday! 

Out loud; in your head; under your breath!

Practice makes progress!

Uh, no. Sorry.

Uh, no. Sorry.


Uh, no. Sorry.


This is what you tell people when you don’t understand what they have explained, said or told you. Please let people know that you don’t understand! There are many times that I don’t understand and need help!

Uh, no. Sorry.

Uh, no. Sorry.


Uh, no. Sorry.


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Have a good one!

 

Sincerely,

Katie

 

Facebook: Katie Adler

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

katieadler-vo.com 

 

Here comes October!!!

English w/Katie Billboard Sunday!

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It is easy to sign up for a meet-up—and there are lots of great people to meet and great things to do—below is a teeny-tiny sample!

 

Cheers,
Katie

 

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1) How can we improve our people skills?

 

http://www.meetup.com/Nagoya-International-Success-Group/events/138835622/

 


Friday, October 4, 2013
7:30 PM to 8:45 PM

 

6th FloorNadia park design center building Aichi, Nagoya, Naka-ku, Sakae 3 chome, 18-1, Nagoya, Nagoya (map) 


 

 

People skills (soft skills) are essential to achieving success in all areas of our life.
Let’s talk about how we can improve our people skills and apply the techniques in our daily life.

 

 

2) Playing Soccer!

 

http://www.meetup.com/Free-activities-in-Osaka-or-Kyoto/events/139618772/

 

Saturday, October 12, 2013
11:00 AM

 

 

The Expo ’70 Commemorative ParkSenribanpakukoen, Suita, Osaka Prefecture, Japan , Osaka (map) 
 Lets play soccer on a widespread natural field! 
It doesn’t matter if you play soccer well or not, this time can be even your first time to play soccer! 
Men, Women, Kids, Seniors, anybody is welcome to join this event. 
I want to not only play soccer but also have some chat with you. 
You can come to just lay down on the field and hang out with others there if you want.:)

 

 

 

3) Mushroom Hunt and Temple Hike in Kamakura

 

http://www.meetup.com/The-Tokyo-spontaneoushangout/events/140217952/

 

Sunday, October 13, 2013
10:30 AM to 3:00 PM

 

JR Ofuna StationKanagawa, Tokyo (edit map) 
We’re meeting at the East Exit Gate(in front of the Lumine department store)

 

 

4) Comical Ukiyo-e – Humorous Pictures and the School of Kuniyoshi

 

http://www.meetup.com/museum-107/events/141736992/

 


Sunday, October 13, 2013
4:00 PM

Ota Memorial Museum of Art 
1-10-10 Jingu-mae Shibuyaku, Tokyo (map) 
Let’s meet around the museum entrance

For this meetup, we will see “Comical Ukiyo-e – Humorous Pictures and the School of Kuniyoshi,” an exhibition that will start at the Ota Memorial Museum of art on Oct 1st.   The exhibition will be held in two terms, and we will check out the first half.

 

 

5) British CHEESE Buffet Party EVEN MORE CHEESE PLEASE !!

 

http://www.meetup.com/BritishFoodandDrink/events/141262062/

 


Tuesday, October 15, 2013
7:30 PM

Hobgoblin Shibuya 3F, Ichiban Building,1-3-11, Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku,Tokyo, 150-0043, Tokyo (map) 
Map to the Pub – http://goo.gl/maps/abBYK

 

This is our 3rd British Cheese Party and these have both been great fun.

 

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I hope you are inspired to have fun!!!

 

Have a good one!

 

Sincerely,

 

Katie

Twitter: @KAdlerEnglish

Facebook: Katie Adler

katieadler-vo.com

Explore and Expand!!!

A++ Saturday!

Hi! Welcome to A++ (Answer plus, plus) Saturday!

A++ is giving extra information in your responses to questions or comments. Here are three examples:

Question/Comment

Answer

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+


1) How are you?

Fine!

I went for a walk this morning.

I saw so many beautiful flowers!

2) That looks

delicious.

It is!

I got it at the bakery near the station.

It was my first time to go to that bakery.

3) Can you play tennis?

No. I don’t really like sports.

I like reading!

A++ is giving the basic information and adding detail. Here are some ideas for how to think A++ for some of this week’s sentences:

Examples from this week are:

How did they dream that up?

What inspired these ideas?

What sparked his ideas?

ferris wheel

Notice all of the (+), (+)!!!

A) WOW! Las Vegas is making the biggest ferris wheel. (+) I don’t know if I want to go on it.(+) That’s a little too big for me.

B) How did they dream that up?(+) They go pretty slowly. (+) Maybe you would be OK. (+) I prefer roller coasters.

A) How did we go from cavemen to roller coasters? (+) What inspired these ideas? (+) It makes my head spin.

B) I always think of Leanardo da Vinci and his notebook. (+) He had helicopters and all kinds of things. (+) What sparked his ideas?

A) I know. (+) Hey–Jules Verne. (+ ) His book 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea—no one thought that would be possible.

B) Actually, the first submarine-like things were around in the 1600s. (+ ) I just learned that. (+ ) It was on some TV show.

A) Wait a minute. (+) You have a TV. (+) I thought you didn’t have a TV. 

B) I don’t. (+) No plans to get one. (+) When I visit people they have TVs. 

A) AH! (+ ) That makes sense—and, who was inpired to make TVs? (+ ) I can’t live without mine. (+ ) I would like to thank them!

 

Questions: conversationkatie@gmail.com

Have a good one!

Sincerely,

Katie

@kadlerenglish

http://www.katieadler-vo.com

Bring your inspirations to life!

What gave you the idea?

Hi! We Started w/:

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Remember—There are many ways to say the same thing and today the variation (difference) is:

(忘れないでください―同じことを表現する言い回しには色々なバリエーションがあるということを。そこで、本日の表現はこちら)

 

What gave you the idea?

What gave you the idea?

What gave you the idea?

 

Harry Potter—I love the whole series and J.K. Rawling’s biography is so interesting! Here is a small section from Wikipedia:

jk rawling

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._K._Rowling

Harry Potter:

What gave you the idea? Sometimes we just don’t know!

 

What gave you the idea?

What gave you the idea?

What gave you the idea?

 

Have a good one! 

 

Sincerely,

Katie

 

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

katieadler-vo.com

Dream BIG!!!!

How did you dream that up?

Hi! We Started w/:

Screen Shot 2013-09-24 at 10.23.46 AM

 

Remember—There are many ways to say the same thing and today the variation (difference) is:

(忘れないでください―同じことを表現する言い回しには色々なバリエーションがあるということを。そこで、本日の表現はこちら)

How did you dream that up?

How did you dream that up?

How did you dream that up?

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The Ferris Wheel! I knew it was named after George Ferris. And, I thought it would be great to ask him “How did you think that up?” Alas, he is no longer alive—so I did some sluething!

Ferris didn’t actually think it up; he thought up a way to make it better! It was originally called a pleasure wheel:

pleasure

How did you dream that up?

How did you dream that up?

How did you dream that up?

Have a good one! 

Sincerely,

Katie

 

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

katieadler-vo.com

Please share if you like this post!!

 

 

And the world goes round and round!!!

What inspired the idea?

Hi! We Started w/:

Screen Shot 2013-09-24 at 10.23.46 AM

 

Remember—There are many ways to say the same thing and today the variation (difference) is:

(忘れないでください―同じことを表現する言い回しには色々なバリエーションがあるということを。そこで、本日の表現はこちら)

 

What inspired the idea?

What inspired the idea?

What inspired the idea?

 

Zombies! Why do I love them? Beats me! I remember going to a zombie movie. I had my hands over my eyes; I was not watching the movie. I said to myself, “Katie Adler, you paid to watch this movie and you are wasting money. Start watching.”

 

I enjoyed it so much! I honored my valuable ticket by enjoying the movie! HA!

 

Zombies: What inspired the idea?

zombie origin

 

What inspired the idea?

What inspired the idea?

What inspired the idea?

 

Have a good one! 

 

Sincerely,

Katie

 

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

katieadler-vo.com

Please share if you like this post!!

Honk if you love zombies!!!

What sparked that idea?

Hi! We Started w/:

Screen Shot 2013-09-24 at 10.23.46 AM

Remember—There are many ways to say the same thing and today the variation (difference) is:

(忘れないでください―同じことを表現する言い回しには色々なバリエーションがあるということを。そこで、本日の表現はこちら)

 

What sparked that idea?

What sparked that idea?

What sparked that idea?

 

With movies and songs and books about love, it is easy to understand what sparked the idea. Horror movies and gruesome tales are a bit more difficult to understand what sparked the idea. I hope it was not life experience! Perhaps it is a very active imagination that sparked the ideas!

 

Totes story!

sparked windbag

http://www.southshorenow.ca/en/20130605/Business/12508/Waste-reduction-sparked-idea-for-Windbag-Company.htm

What sparks your ideas? For me—it is water. When I am in water—I often get some of my best ideas…I have heard a lot of people say that! Being in water sparked some of my business ideas. What sparks your ideas?

 

What sparked that idea?

What sparked that idea?

What sparked that idea?

 

Have a good one! 

Sincerely,

Katie

 

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

katieadler-vo.com

Please share if you like this post!!

 

Any sparks today???

Where Did You Get The Idea?

Welcome to Video Monday!

Out loud; in your head; under your breath!

Practice makes progress!

 

Where did you get the idea?

Where did you get the idea?

Where did you get the idea?

 

There are lots of new products and creations every day! I bet you get lots of ideas, too! I love asking people where their ideas come from—it helps me to come up with new ideas. Reading about where ideas come from is interesting too.

 

Where did you get the idea?

Where did you get the idea?

Where did you get the idea?

 

Have a good one and take care!

Sincerely,

Katie

 

Twitter: @kadlerenglish

Facebook: Katie Adler

Voice Over: http://katieadler-vo.com

English w/Katie Billboard Sunday!

notice

 

It is easy to sign up for a meet-up—and there are lots of great people to meet and great things to do—below is a teeny-tiny sample!

Cheers,
Katie

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1) Thursday Night Language Exchange

http://www.meetup.com/Kyoto-Language-Circle/events/141269332/

Thursday, September 26, 2013
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Cafe Meeple31-1-B1 Omote-cho Teramachi-Dori Imadegawa Agaru, Kamigyouku, Kyoto, Kyoto (map)

 

2) Go to See Tokyo Comedy Store Improvazilla Comedy and Musical Show

http://www.meetup.com/The-Tokyo-spontaneous-hangout/events/140416342/

Friday, September 27, 2013
8:00 PM to 10:30 PM

Crocodile Live House6-18-8 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo (edit map) 
We’re at 7:00pm at JR Shibuya Station at the Hachiko (Dog Statue )

 

 

3) Rooftop Mini Golf Under the Stars with Hawaiian Donuts* (Yokohama)

http://www.meetup.com/Dine-Wine-Dance-and-Discover-Tokyo/events/136410682/


Saturday, September 28, 2013


 

 

4) Summer Fishing Boat and BBQ in Kanazwawa Hakkei

CHANGE

http://www.meetup.com/The-Tokyo-spontaneous-hangout/events/140217372/


Sunday, September 29, 2013
6:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Kanazawa Hakkei station (Keikyu line)Kanazawa-ku, Seto, Yokohama (edit map) 
Meeting at Keikyu Kanazawa Station(6:30) in front of the gate(I’ll have a fishing flag) We’ll ride the monorail one stop to Uminokoen Minamiguchi) Please don’t be late-the boat will take off without us!

 

5)Mushroom Hunt and Temple Hike in Kamakura

http://www.meetup.com/The-Tokyo-spontaneoushangout/events/140217952/

Sunday, October 13, 2013
10:30 AM to 3:00 PM

JR Ofuna StationKanagawa, Tokyo (edit map) 
We’re meeting

at the East Exit Gate(in front of the Lumine department store)

 

 

Have a good one!

 

Sincerely,

Katie

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

katieadler-vo.com

Lots to do!!!

A++ Saturday!

Hi! Welcome to A++ (Answer plus, plus) Saturday!

We started with: http://englishwithkatie.com/video-monday-its-a-cure-all/

 

A++ is giving extra information in your responses to questions or comments. Here are three examples:

Question/Comment

Answer

+

+

1) How are you?

Fine!

I went for a walk this morning.

I saw so many beautiful flowers!

2) That looks delicious.

It is!

I got it at the bakery near the station.

It was my first time to go to that bakery.

3) Can you play tennis?

No. I don’t really like sports.

I like reading!

A++ is giving the basic information and adding detail. Here are some ideas for how to think A++ for some of this week’s sentences:

Examples from this week are:

I have a cure-all for you.

It’s an all you need.

It works like magic!

Laughter is a panacea…

comedies

Notice all of the (+), (+)!!!

A) Hey! (+) I just heard you have a cold. (+) I have a cure-all for you.(+)Vitamin C.

B) Gee. (+) Isn’t it too late to take vitamin C? (+) My cold is full-blown.

A)Anytime is the right time for vitamin C. (+) It’s an all you need. (+) It works like magic!

B) Actually, I’m a little depressed. (+) Have you got a miracle worker for that? (+) I hate being sick.

A) I know what you mean. (+) I hate being sick too. (+) So I take the all-mighty vitamin C at the first sign of anything wrong.

B) OK. (+) Should I take it now? (+) Will it still work?

A) I think so. (+) I read viruses don’t like the acidity of vitamin C. (+) Oh, and as for feeling depressed. (+) I brought over three comedies. (+)Laughter is a panaceafor lots of things, but maybe not a cold!

Have a good one!

Sincerely,

Katie

@kadlerenglish

http://www.katieadler-vo.com

Stay healthy!!!!