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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!

Examples from this week are:

We are like two peas in a pod.

We are so alike.

We’re two of a kind.

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. Pay attention the (+) (+):  

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A) My husband and I are like two peas in a pod. (+) We’re so alike in so many ways. (+) We love the same things (+) .

 

B) Lucky you! (+) I am looking for Mr. Right. (+) How did you meet?

 

A) You’ll find him! (+) We met online. (+) It took awhile to sift through all of the candidates.

 

B) And you found each other. (+) Excellent. (+)What kind of things do you like to do?

A) We love travelling, cooking, wine, writing, performing, being creative, reading, talking and relaxing. (+) Actually, we are two of a kind. (+)There’s not much we don’t like!

 

B) That’s how life should be. (+) So many people make it a battlefield. (+) Life is too short.

 

Sincerely,

Katie

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Five Ways To Say It Friday Doodle Dee Do: They’re two of a kind.

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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)

 

They’re two of a kind. They’re two of a kind.

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Have a good one!!

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Sincerely,

Katie

 

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Five Ways To Say It Thursday: They’re so similar.

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

 

They’re so similar.

They’re so similar.

They’re so similar.

 

 

People who share your interests and your passion are usually very similar to you. Environmentalists, tennis players, hikers, surfers, artists, bloggers, entrepreneurs…if you get these people in a room together you can see that they’re so similar! I tend to be very similar to people who are animal rights activists. I am so similar to people who buy vegan products: makeup, cleaning products, shoes, etc. Who are you so similar too?

 

 

 

same mission

 

They’re so similar.

They’re so similar.

They’re so similar.

 

Have a good one!  

Did  you get your posters?

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Sincerely,

Katie

 

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Five Ways To Say It Wednesday: We’re like birds of a feather.

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

 

We’re like birds of a feather.

We’re like birds of a feather.

We’re like birds of a feather.

 

I find my birds of a feather at the below meet up. I enjoy being around people who are interested in business and making the world a better place! Where do you find your birds of a feather? 

 

 

 

PCC

 

We’re like birds of a feather.

We’re like birds of a feather.

We’re like birds of a feather.

 

Have a good one! 

Did you get your posters?

pic monkey poster

 

 

 

 

 

Sincerely,

Katie

 

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Five Ways To Say It Tuesday: They’re so alike.

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

 

They’re so alike.

They’re so alike.

They’re so alike.

 

A picture is worth a thousand words!

 

 

https://screen.yahoo.com/inspiration/video-baby-animals-standing-first-182126052.html

 

 

They’re so alike.

They’re so alike.

They’re so alike.

 

Have a good one!

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Sincerely,

Katie

 

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Welcome to Video Monday: They’re like two peas in a pod.

Out loud! In your head! Under your breath!

Practice makes progress!

They’re like two peas in a pod.

They’re like two peas in a pod.

They’re like tow peas in a pod.

They’re like two peas in a pod.I found an article about Steve Jobs and Walt Disney calling them two peas in an iPod. Clever. Two peas in a pod means that two people are alike. They are similar.

 

steve and walt

 

They’re like two peas in a pod.

They’re like two peas in a pod.

They’re like two peas in a pod.

 

 

Have a good one!

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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

 

–Saturday, June 7, 2014
11:00 AMto3:00 PM

June French Cooking classes in Asagaya

http://www.meetup.com/Tokyo-Cooking-And-Recipes-Meetup-Group/events/qwnmmjysjbkb/

 

Sun Jun 08, 
6:00 PM

Irish izakaya with live traditional entertainment

http://www.meetup.com/kansaiworld/

 

Friday, June 20, 2014 5:45 PM

SHIBUYA Sports Meetup – ♪♪Table tennis & Badminton♪♪

http://www.meetup.com/Sangenjaya-International-Meetup/

 

Sat June 2
1, 1:45 PM

Improve Public Speaking and Leadership skills

http://www.meetup.com/Naniwa-Toastmasters-English-Speech-Club-Osaka-Japan/

 

Monday, June 23, 2014
7:00 PM

Tokyo Ebisu Book Club – June – Behavioural Economics (non-fiction)

http://www.meetup.com/The-Tokyo-Ebisu-Book-Club/events/139557762/

 

 

Have a good one!

Sincerely,

Katie

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 Did you get your posters?

 

pic monkey poster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lots to do!!!

 

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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!

Examples from this week are:

It confounds me.

It puzzles me.

I don’t understand it.

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. Pay attention the (+) (+):

 

Happy Birthday!

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A) This woman from the Detroit area in the USA is 115 years old. (+) It confounds me! (+) How do they do it?

 

A) What confounds you? (+) How do they do what? (+) I missed something.

 

B) She’s a supercentarian. (+) Apparently there are only 300 supercentenarians in the world. (+) Why so few?

 

A) “Supercentenarian” –that is super! (+) It puzzles me too. (+)Who’s number one?

 

B) Misao Okawa of Japan. (+) She is 116. (+) I want to be 120.

 

A) 120? (+) Why that number? (+) Do you really want to live that long?

 

B) Yes. (+) I have no idea about death. (+) I don’t understand it. (+) I do know that once I die—there is no more me. (+) While I’m here I may as well live as long as possible and ENJOY!!! (+) 120 sounds like a good goal!

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Sincerely,

Katie

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Five Ways To Say It Friday: I don’t understand it.

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

 

I don’t understand it.

I don’t understand it.

I don’t understand it. 

 

fake pooh

 http://beckywicks.com/i-dont-understand-modern-art/

Fake pooh? I must say it is a bit baffling.

 

I don’t understand it.

I don’t understand it.

I don’t understand it.

 

Have a good one!

Sincerely,

Katie

 

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Five Ways To Say It Thursday: I’m at a loss.

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

 

I’m at a loss.

I’m at a loss.

I’m at a loss.

 

I hope Danielle is feeling better. I think most of us are at a loss as to how to help the people around us who are suffering. Thank goodness for professionals. Professionals are a good place to get quality help. Keep searching until you find someone you feel comfortable and safe with.

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I’m at a loss.

I’m at a loss.

I’m at a loss.

 

Have a good one!

Sincerely,

Katie

 

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