Archive | June, 2014

Video Monday: Run it by Katie.

Welcome to Video Monday!

Out loud; in your head; under your breath!

Practice makes progress.

Run it by Katie.

Run it by Katie.

Run it by Katie.

      “Run it by Katie” means that you think Katie’s opinion is valuable or necessary. This is a suggestion to find out what Katie think’s or Katie’s opinion.

For example, there is no national June holiday in Japan. Hmmm. A national holiday in June would be nice. Run it by Mr. Abe. Well, I think he has plenty on his hands, so maybe that is not a good idea.

Run it by Katie.

Run it by Katie.

Run it by Katie.

Have a good one!

Sincerely, Katie katieadler-vo.com

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

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English w/Katie Billboard Sunday!

NoticeIt 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

 

-Wednesday 10:15 AM July 02


salonORIGAMI x brush

http://www.meetup.com/salon-International-class-of-Japanese-Calligraphy/

 

–Saturday 18:30 pm JULY 5

TOKYO BAY PARTY CRUISE

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

 

–Saturday 14:00 pm JULY 12~13

CLIMB MT FUJI!

http://www.meetup.com/Tokyo-Snow-Club/#upcoming

 

–Saturday 
1:45 PM July 19

Improve Public Speaking and Leadership skills

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

 

–Fri 7:30 PM July 25

Kansai Scene International Party @ Pub Bar 30

http://www.meetup.com/Kansai-Scene/

 

 
Have a good one!

Sincerely,

Katie

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

katieadler-vo.com

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:

What are you grousing about?

That’s what you’re moaning about.

That is my huge bellyache!

I think you are going to have that bellyache for a long time!

 

Sometimes it just feels good to complain!  

Pull out the stops!

stop complaining

Sometimes it feel freeing to grumble.  Let her rip!

 

A++ is giving the initial response and adding detail. Here are some ideas for how to think A++ for some of this week’s sentences. Pay attention to the (+) (+): 

 

A) Oh, brother. I hate this. Why do they do that?

 

B) What are you grousing about?(+) “Oh, brother”what? (+) Hate what?

 

A) These people walking and using their phones. Where are we? In a crowded, packed station.

 

B) Ah! That’s what you’re moaning about. Yeah, I know what you mean.

 

A) Getting out of the train. Going up the stairs. That is my huge bellyache!

 

B) Hmm. I think you are going to have that bellyache for a long time!

Sincerely,

Katie

Twitter @kadlerenglish

http://www.katieadler-vo.com

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Five Ways To Say It Doodle Dee Do Friday: What’s she moaning about?

Five Ways To Say It Friday: What’s she moaning about?

Hi! We Started w/:

grousing about

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’s she moaning about? “She” is me. I am moaning about cell/smart phones and the slow pokes who go up and down stairs reading or texting. BLAH! The parents who not talk to their children. Blech!

What is she moaning about?

moaning 2

 

 

Doodle it and have fun!

 

Have a good one!

Sincerely,

Katie

 

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

katieadler-vo.com

 

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Five Ways To Say It Thursday: What are you grumbling about?


Five Ways To Say It Thursday: What are you grumbling about?

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 am grumbling about me to me! I forgot to put the picture with this post. All day it sat here waiting and I plum forgot!

 

What are you grumbling about?

What are you grumbling about?

What are you grumbling about?

grumbling about

 

What are you grumbling about?

What are you grumbling about?

What are you grumbling about?

 

Have a good one!

Sincerely,

Katie

 

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

katieadler-vo.com

 

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Five Ways To Say It Wednesday: What’re their gripes?

Five Ways To Say It Wednesday: What’re their gripes?

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)

What’re their gripes?

What’re their gripes?

What’re their gripes?

g2

 

g1

What’re their gripes?

What’re their gripes?

What’re their gripes?

gripevine

 

Have a good one!

Sincerely,

Katie

 

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

katieadler-vo.com

 

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Five Ways To Say It Tuesday: What’s their bellyache?

Five Ways To Say It Tuesday: What’s his bellyache?

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)

What’s their bellyache?

What’s their bellyache?

What’s their bellyache?

bellyachingbellyache 2

 

What’s their bellyache?

What’s their bellyache?

What’s their bellyache?

 

Have a good one!

Sincerely,

Katie

 

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

katieadler-vo.com

 

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Video Monday: What is he grousing about?

Welcome to Video Monday!

Out loud; in your head; under your breath!

Practice makes progress.

What is he grousing about?

What is he grousing about?

“What’s he grousing about?” is asking about complaining. You want to know why someone is complaining. This can be said light heartedly or angrily or with any feeling that you would like to give it! I would not say it at the workplace unless you are with trusted people!

What is he grousing about?

What is he grousing about?

What is he grousing about?

Have a good one!

Sincerely, Katie katieadler-vo.com

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

Watch Video Monday: past, present and future click here!

English w/Katie Billboard Sunday

Notice

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

 

 

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/

 

–Sunday 9:00 AMJUNE 29

MT OYAMA HIKE

http://www.meetup.com/Tokyo-Snow-Club/events/188202842/

 

–Saturday 18:30 pm JULY 5

TOKYO BAY PARTY CRUISE

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

 

–Saturday 14:00 pm JULY 12~13

CLIMB MT FUJI!

http://www.meetup.com/Tokyo-Snow-Club/#upcoming

 

 

–Saturday 
1:45 PM July 19

152nd Regular Improve Public Speaking and Leadership skills

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

 

Have a good one!

Sincerely,

Katie

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

katieadler-vo.com

Lots to do!!!

 

Watch Video Monday: past, present and future click here!

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:

Ain’t gonna happen.

I highly doubt that.

When pigs fly.

Don’t hold your breath.

 

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 (+) (+): 

jumbo lottery

 

http://japanjumbodraw.com

 

A) I bought tickets for the jumbo lottery. It’s my first time. I hope I win.

B) Ain’t gonna happen. Sorry to be a downer. It’s a waste of money.

A) There’s a chance I could win. I hear everyone wins at least 300 yen. That’s something.

B) I highly doubt that. Not every ticket could be a winner. Save your money.

A) I save my money. This money is for fun. I could win.

B) When pigs fly. It’s a racket by the government to get your money. They’re very successful.

A) My dad won $1,000.00. It was a long time ago. He was a winner.

B) Well, don’t hold your breath. Want to get a cup of coffee. There’s a great place around the corner.

A) Love to. I could use a cup. Can I borrow some money?

 

Sincerely,

Katie

Twitter @kadlerenglish

http://www.katieadler-vo.com

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