Archive | February, 2014

Friday: I dunno.

Say it Five Ways!

Hi! We started on Monday w/:


Welcome to Tuesday—Friday and four more ways to say it!

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)

I dunno.

I dunno.

I dunno.

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I dunno. This is I don’t know. It is a very relaxed, casual pronuciation. It is written “I don’t know” and spoken as

I dunno”. It is even shortened to DuNno’ …the stress is on the the big’N’.

dunno

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/learnit/learnitv165.shtml

 

Headlines:

dunno sheet

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/10/15/opinion/15SAFI.html

I dunno.

I dunno.

I dunno. 

 

Have a good one! 

Sincerely,

Katie

 

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Thursday: No inkling.

Say it Five Ways!

Hi! We started on Monday w/:


Welcome to Tuesday—Friday and four more ways to say it!

 

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)

 

No inkling.

No inkling.

No inkling.

 

No inkling.This means the same as I don’t know.

 

Where is my ipad?

No inkling. Where did you have it last?

 

How old is she?

No inkling. Why do you want to know?

 

Headline!

 

No inkling!:

No inkling.

No inkling.

No inkling.

Have a good one! 

Sincerely,

Katie

 

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Wednesday: No clue.

Say it Five Ways!

Hi! We started on Monday w/:

 

Welcome to Tuesday—Friday and four more ways to say it!

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)

No clue.

No clue.

No clue.

No clue.This means the same as I don’t know.

 

When should I file my taxes by?

No clue. You better check online

 

How much is the ticket?

No clue. You better call and find out.

 

 

Headlines:

 

no clue oil

 

 

 

no clue pentagon

No clue.

No clue.

No clue.

Have a good one! 

Sincerely,

Katie

 

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

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Tuesday: No idea.

Say it Five Ways!

Hi! We started on Monday w/:

 

Welcome to Tuesday—Friday and four more ways to say it!

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)

No idea.

No idea.

No idea.

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No idea.This means the same as I don’t know. Where has the time gone? No idea. Where is my wi-fi? No idea. When is the show starting? No idea.

No idea.

No idea.

No idea.

 

Have a good one! 

Sincerely,

Katie

 

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

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Video Monday: Beats me!

Welcome to Video Monday!

Out loud; in your head; under your breath!

Practice makes progress!

Beats me!

Beats me!

Beats me!

Beats me” means “I don’t know”. I have been running all around looking for my wi-fi. Where is my wi-fi? Beats me! This is a vary casual way to say I don’t know. I hope I find it soon. Where could it be? Beats me!

Beats me!

Beats me!

Beats me!

Have a good one!

 

Sincerely,

Katie

 

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English w/Katie Billboard Sunday!

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It is easy to sign up for a meet-up. There are lots of great people to meet and great things to do. Below is a teeny-tiny sample!

Have fun,

Katie

 

Friday, February 28, 2014

(7:30 PM
 to Sunday, March 2, 2014, 9:30 PM)

SNOW SPLASH HAKUBA

http://www.meetup.com/Tokyo-Snow-Club/events/161859152/

Friday, February 28, 2014
7:00 PM

The Hobbit Movie (The Desolation of Smaug)

http://www.meetup.com/The-Tokyo-Loves-Canada-Meetup-Group/events/136415022/

 

 

Sunday, March 2, 2014 
3:00 PMto5:00 PM

Open Discussion: Consciousness

http://www.meetup.com/Osaka-Discussion-Group/events/151840512/

This month’s questions: 


  1. What is consciousness? 


  2. Do machines or animals have it? 


  3. Is consciousness separate from the body, or a part of it? 


  4. Will we ever be able to fully explain consciousness? 


  5. Is there a higher consciousness?

Saturday, March 22, 2014
1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

East-Kobe ToastMasters Club, English Speaking & Listening

http://www.meetup.com/East-Kobe-Toast-Masters-Club-English-Speaking-Listening/events/162712852/

Saturday, April 5, 2014 9:45 AMto8:45 PM

Yamanashi wine, sake, houtou, fruit picking and onsen tour.

http://www.meetup.com/Yamanashi-wine-sake-houtou-strawberry-picking-and-onsen/events/166692792/

Have a good one!

Sincerely,

Katie

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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:

They’ll be here any minute.

They’ll be here soon.

It’s coming any second now.

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

 

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A) They’ll be here any minute. (+) Hurry! (+) Can you please take your papers out of here.

 

B) Sure. (+) No problem. (+) Who’ll be here any minute?

 

A) My book group. (+) We have our monthly meeting today. (+) They’ll be here soon.

 

B) Do you want me to vacuum quickly? (+) It’ll just take a second. (+) I’ll get the vacuum.

 

A) Thank you so much! (+) I had such a busy week. (+) Sorry, I forgot to tell you.

 

B) That’s OK. (+) I’ll get out of here so you ladies can have your meeting in peace. (+) What kind of food are you having?

 

A) I ordered pizza from that great place down the street. (+) They also do salads. (+) It’s coming any second now.

 

B) Hmm. (+) Maybe I’ll stay. (+) I’m a little hungry!

 

Sincerely,

Katie

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Friday: It’ll be here soon.

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)

It’ll be here soon.

It’ll be here soon.

It’ll be here soon.

 marinara pizza

http://www.swide.com/food-travel/italian-food/best-italian-recipes-with-tomato-sauce/2013/08/19

Deliveries: flowers, pizza, packages, presents from friends—when will it/they be here? It’ll/They’ll be here soon! And I know when I’m hungry and have ordered a Marinara pizza to be delivered my stomach grumbles with, “When will it be here?”

 

It’ll be here soon.

It’ll be here soon.

It’ll be here soon.

 

Have a good one! 

Sincerely,

Katie

 

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

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Continuing: He’s coming any second now.

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’s coming any second now.

He’s coming any second now.

He’s coming any second now.

 

We are working this week with the arrival of someone or something happening soon: any second now.

Perhaps a baby is due to be born!

 

baby any second

 

He’s coming any second now.

He’s coming any second now.

He’s coming any second now.

Have a good one! 

Sincerely,

Katie

 

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

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She’ll be here shortly.

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’ll be here shortly.

She’ll be here shortly.

She’ll be here shortly.

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Perhaps a meeting is about to start and one of your co-workers is missing and you are asked, “Where is she?” You know she had a last minute thing to do and so you answer:

wings

She’ll be here shortly.

She’ll be here shortly.

She’ll be here shortly.

Have a good one! 

Sincerely,

Katie

 

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

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