Archive | January, 2014

We continue with: Would you take a look at this for me?

Hi! We started the week w/:

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

Would you take a look at this for me, please?

Would you take a look at this for me, please?

Would you take a look at this for me, please?

(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)

I asked my friend to take a look at a booklet that I am writing for A++ English and I got some really helpful tips.

 

1) It is better not to begin a sentence with ‘And’.

 

And

 

 

 

2) ‘Actually’ is overused. Use it sparingly.

actually

 

3) ‘A lot of’ is informal. Use ‘much’ or ‘many’ instead.

a lot of

4)) The abbreviation ‘vs’ should be spelled out in formal writing.

vs

I learned a lot—I mean ‘much’!

Would you take a look at this for me, please?

Would you take a look at this for me, please?

Would you take a look at this for me, please?

Make sure to grab your hand out and have a listen to the new monthly podcast:

http://englishwithkatie.com/thistht-english-wdayne-collins-katie-adler/

Sincerely,

Katie Adler

http://www.katieadler-vo.com

http://englishwithkatie.com

Have a super day!

We continue with: Would you give this the once over for me, please?

Hi! We started the week w/:

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

Would you give this the once over for me, please?

Would you give this the once over for me, please?

Would you give this the once over for me, please?

(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)

Fortunately, I had Dayne give the once over to our pdf:

http://englishwithkatie.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/1-Inventors-Day-THIS-Th@T-English-PDF-.pdf 

for our podcast:

http://englishwithkatie.com/thistht-english-wdayne-collins-katie-adler/

And I am very glad that I did. He found a typo that I was able to fix!

 

one typo

Would you give this the once over for me, please?

Would you give this the once over for me, please?

Would you give this the once over for me, please?

Sincerely,

Katie Adler

http://www.katieadler-vo.com

http://englishwithkatie.com

Have a super day!

We continue with: Would you check this for me, please?

Hi! We started the week w/:

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

Would you check this for me, please?

Would you check this for me, please?

Would you check this for me, please?

(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)

This can be used for anything that you are unsure about: a bank statement, a report, a cake, the oil in your car, an application, a thermometer reading, test results, and a lottery ticket, just to name a few!

 

 

powerball

 

lottery

http://www.delottery.com/pressreleases/presses/20131127.asp

 

 

 

Can you imagine? I would want the clerk to check it too!!!

Would you check this for me, please?

Would you check this for me, please?

Would you check this for me, please?

Have a good one!

Sincerely,

Katie Adler

http://www.katieadler-vo.com

http://englishwithkatie.com

Have a super day!

We continue with: Would you look these over and see if they’re OK?

Hi! We started the week w/:

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

Would you look these over and see if they’re OK?

Would you look these over and see if they’re OK?

Would you look these over and see if they’re OK?

(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)

Here is a typical conversation that I have with my mom when we go grocery shopping:

 cherries_tile

M) Would you look these over and see if they’re OK?

K) They’re fine

M) Are you sure?

K) I’m positive. I looked them over real good.

 Here is a typical conversation that I have with my mom when we go clothes shopping:

http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/27?page=womens-womens#/llb/shop/607?nav=ln-27&page=shirts shirt

 

 

M) Would you look this over and see if it’s OK?

K) It’s fine

M) Are you sure?

K) I’m positive. I looked it over real good.

 

Here is a typical conversation that I have with my mom when we go present shopping:

IMG_1907

M) Would you look that over and see if it’s OK?

K) Oh! It has a torn page.

M) Are you sure?

K) I’m positive. Look here.

M) You’re right. Let’s find another one.

 

Would you look these over and see if they’re OK?

Would you look these over and see if they’re OK?

Would you look these over and see if they’re OK?

Sincerely,

 

Katie Adler

Have a good one!

http://www.katieadler-vo.com

http://englishwithkatie.com

Have a super day! 

Video Monday: Would you run your eyes over this?

Welcome to Video Monday! 

Practice makes progress!

Out loud; in your head; under your breath!

This week:

Would you run your eyes over these for me?

Would you run your eyes over these for me?

Would you run your eyes over these for me?

It always helps to have someone read what you have written. Mistakes or mistypes or grammar errors are easy for someone else to find. Then, you can correct them and have a great report, etc!

Would you run your eyes over these for me?

Would you run your eyes over these for me?

Would you run your eyes over these for me?

If someone asks you “Would you run your eyes over these for me?”, one answer is: I would be happy too!

Note: In the video I have two sets of papers, so I use “these”. Depending on the situations: this, these, that or those!!!

Take care and have a good one!

Cheers,

Katie Adler

katieadler-vo.com

englishwithkatie.com

Have a good one!

 

Sincerely,

Katie

 

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

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!

Have fun,

Katie

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!

 

Have fun,

Katie

 

 

Saturday, February 1, 2014
2:00 PMto5:00 PM

Chinese New Year Dimsum at Yokohama Chinatown

http://www.meetup.com/Dine-Wine-Dance-and-Discover-Tokyo/events/162456472/

 

 

 

Sat Feb 01
 7:45 PM

Nerdy Movie Night: Featuring ROBO GEISHA!

http://www.meetup.com/All-Things-Nerdy-Kansai/

 

 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

WordPress Meetup Tokyo — “Plugin” Show and Tell

http://www.meetup.com/WordPress-Meetup-Tokyo/events/161448392/

 

 

Saturday, February 15, 2014 Watch Itami Juzo’s wonderful film “Tampopo”­ and eat deliciousRamen!

http://www.meetup.com/Nara-and-Ikoma-International/events/156208262/

 

 

Sunday, February 23, 2014
 4:00 PMto8:00 PM

Michal’s Jazz Concert and networking eventNetworking event

http://www.meetup.com/The-Tokyo-spontaneous-hangout/events/147071742/

 

 

jazz

 

Have a good one!

 

Sincerely,

Katie

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

katieadler-vo.com

Lots to do!!!

 

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

+

+

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:

He made a difference in our world.

 

He left his mark in the world.

 

He left behind a legacy.

 

She had a positive effect on the world.

 

She had a great influence on the world.

msf

medecins sans frontieres

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

A) There are a lot of people making a difference in our world. (+) I like Doctors without Borders or MSF. (+) They have a positive effect on the world.

B) They’ve received many prizes. (+) They include the Nobel Prize and Indira Gandhi Prize. (+)Their good work is far-reaching.

A)WOW! (+) Do you know anyone who has volunteered with them? (+) It must be difficult to go into war torn areas or natural disaster areas.

B) Yes. (+) I agree. (+) And how wonderful that they are willing to do it.

A) I imagine they have trouble with some governments. (+) Governments can be suspicious of outsiders. (+) That is what happened in the Kobe Earthquake.

japan opens

 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/japan-opens-the-door-to-foreign-help-1.1125974

 

 

B) Yes. (+) Thank goodness Tohoku was different.(+) MSF was allowed to go in easily and help.

A) Other groups were allowed in too! (+) We have lots of BIG earthquakes here. (+) We need to be willing to accept help from people.

B) Yes. (+) Volunteers leave behind a legacy. (+) Volunteers leave their mark in the world!

bernard

 

Bernard Kouchner

Have a good one!

Sincerely,

Katie

Twitter @kadlerenglish

http://www.katieadler-vo.com

Finally: He left his mark on the world!

Hi! We Started w/:

 

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)

He left his mark on the world.

He left his mark on the world.

He left his mark on the world.

Hippocrates

The Hippocratic Oath impressed me greatly when I was a child. Doctors had to swear to do only the best for their patients.

oath

 

He left his mark on the world.

He left his mark on the world.

He left his mark on the world.

 

We can all have a Hippocratic Oath. An oath to do good in the world and take good care of our family, friends and co-workers . An oath to be kind and thoughtful and to forgive ourselves when we have a bad day!

Create your Hippocratic Oath

 

Live a good life!!!

 

Have a good one! 

Sincerely,

Katie

 

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

katieadler-vo.com

Continuing with: She had a great influence on the world.

Hi! We Started w/:

 

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)

She had a great influence on the world.

She had a great influence on the world.

She had a great influence on the world.

 

Coco

Coco Chanel, so many famous people being dressed in Chanel…and “the little black dress” is , for many women, the uniform of choice for stepping out in style! As for perfume… I have never been one for perfume….it gives my father a headache so neither my mother or I wore it!

Black dress

She had a great influence on the world.

She had a great influence on the world.

She had a great influence on the world.

nuns

Have a good one! 

Sincerely,

Katie

 

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

katieadler-vo.com

 

Continuing: He left behind a legacy.

Hi! We Started w/:

 

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)

He left behind a legacy.

He left behind a legacy.

He left behind a legacy.

Picture Jim and Kermie

Kermit or Kermie and his slew of friends making us laugh through many generations. Jim and Jane Hensen partnered on their creations with a slew of talented people adding to the brilliance!

muppets many languages

He left behind a legacy.

He left behind a legacy.

He left behind a legacy.

How many 1How many 2

 

Have a good one! 

Sincerely,

Katie

 

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

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