Archive | August, 2014

English w/Katie Adler 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

Rainbow Grovy Oh Yeah!

–Saturday, September 6, 2014 7:00 AM


to Sunday, September 7, 2014, 9:00 PM

SUMMER SPLASH ADVENTURE WEEKEND

http://www.meetup.com/Tokyo-Snow-Club/events/198127512/

 

Thursday, September 11, 2014
  7:30 PM to  9:30 PM

Scottish Country Dancing

http://www.meetup.com/Tokyo-Scottish-Country-Dancers/events/200228172/

 

–Saturday, September 13, 2014 3:00 pm

The Sounds of Water:Yamatane Museum of Art

http://www.meetup.com/museum-107/events/204056862/

 

Saturday Sep 13
    6:00 PM

Friendly International Party in Osaka!

(大阪フレンドリー国際交流パーティー)

http://www.meetup.com/Osaka-International-Friends-Meetup/

Saturday, September 27, 2014
2:00 PMto5:00 PM

 

Humorous speech contest

http://www.meetup.com/East-Kobe-Toast-Masters-Club-English-Speaking-Listening/events/204099542/

 

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:

Outrageous amount of rain

Downpour after downpour

Deluged with rain

Torrential amount

umbrella with rainclouds

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 (+) (+): &nbsp

A) Parts of Japan have received an outrageous amount of rain. (+) Here in Tokyo too. (+) When I was gone in July there was a huge storm with scary thunder and lightening

B) I was here for that storm. The rainfall was torrential. I was on the 30th floor with lots of windows.

A) Scary! What did you do? I would have hidden under my desk.

B) There wasn’t much to do. I stayed put and toughed it out. It was rough.

A) My heart goes out to the people who are suffering. They get downpour after downpour. There seems to be no end.

B) I know. It’s supposed to be bitterly cold this winter in the USA. How about Japan?

A) I haven’t heard. I just sent all of my heavy blankets to be cleaned. I am getting ready!

B) Good idea. I need to buy a new blanket. Thanks for reminding me.

Sincerely,

Katie

Twitter @kadlerenglish

http://www.katieadler-vo.com

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Doodle Dee Do Friday: Downpour After Downpour


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):

Doodle dee do

 

Downpour pronuniciation: http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/downpour

We’ve had downpour after downpour. We’ve had downpour after downpour.

rainrainClick here for the PDF!

We’ve had downpour after downpour. We’ve had downpour after downpour.

Have a good one! 

Sincerely,

Katie

 

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

katieadler-vo.com

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Five Ways to Say it Thursday: Unbelievable Amount

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)

Unbelievable pronuniciation: http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/unbelievable

We’ve had an unbelievable amount of rain.

We’ve had an unbelievable amount of rain.

We’ve had an unbelievable amount of rain.

http://www.arachnoid.com/alaska2013/index.html

unbelievable amount

We’ve had an unbelievable amount of rain.

We’ve had an unbelievable amount of rain.

We’ve had an unbelievable amount of rain.

Have a good one! 

Sincerely,

Katie

 

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

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Five Ways to Say It Wednesday: Torrential

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)

Torrential pronuniciation: http://www.macmillandictionary.com/pronunciation/british/torrential

We’ve had torrential rain.

We’ve had torrential rain.

We’ve had torrential rain.

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone.

http://www.mid-day.com/articles/torrential-rain-claims-27-lives-in-japan/15544153

Torrential

We’ve had torrential rain.

We’ve had torrential rain.

We’ve had torrential rain.

Have a good one! 

Sincerely,

Katie

 

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

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Five Ways to Say it Tuesday: Deluged

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):

 

Deluge pronuniciation: http://www.macmillandictionary.com/pronunciation/british/deluge_7

We’ve been deluged with rain.

We’ve been deluged with rain.

We’ve been deluged with rain.

http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-floods-pensacola-florida-alabama-20140430-story.html

deluge

We’ve been deluged with rain.

We’ve been deluged with rain.

We’ve been deluged with rain.]

Have a good one! 

Sincerely,

Katie

 

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

katieadler-vo.com

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Video Monday: An Outrageous Amount of Rain

Welcome to Video Monday! 

Out loud; in your head; under your breath!

Practice makes progress!

We’ve had an outrageous amount of rain.

We’ve had an outrageous amount of rain.

We’ve had an outrageous amount of rain.

We’ve had an outrageous amount of rain this summer in Japan. There has been death and destruction due to landslides and rockslides and flooding. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone dealing with this outrageous amount of rain.

We’ve had an outrageous amount of rain.

We’ve had an outrageous amount of rain.

We’ve had an outrageous amount of rain.

Have a good one!

 

Sincerely,

Katie

 

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

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English w/Katie Billboard Sunday!

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

 

 

–
Thursday, August 28, 2014
7:00 PMto9:00 PM

Networking with professional presentations

http://www.meetup.com/TokyoBusiness/events/196774612/

 

–Saturday, August 30, 2014

Tea Gathering at a Traditional House

http://www.meetup.com/Kansai-Arts-Entertainment-Explorer/events/199050122/

 

 

–Saturday, September 6, 2014 7:00 AM


to Sunday, September 7, 2014, 9:00 PM

SUMMER SPLASH ADVENTURE WEEKEND

http://www.meetup.com/Tokyo-Snow-Club/events/198127512/

 
Thursday, September 11, 2014
7:30 PMto9:30 PM

Scottish Country Dancing

http://www.meetup.com/Tokyo-Scottish-Country-Dancers/events/200228172/

 

–Saturday Sep 13,  
6:00 PM

Friendly International Party in Osaka!

(大阪フレンドリー国際交流パーティー)

http://www.meetup.com/Osaka-International-Friends-Meetup/

 

Have a good one!

Sincerely,

Katie

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

katieadler-vo.com

Lots to do!!!

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

Welcome to A++ 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:

 

Can I interest you in…

Can I tempt you with…

What would you say to…
Hozugawa Kudari

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 (+) (+): &nbsp

A) Can I interest you in a boat ride? (+) It looks like fun. (+) There are a couple of places to do it.

B) A boat ride? (+) Yes! (+) You can tempt me with a boat ride.

A) OK. (+) We can venture out of the area. (+) Kyoto has the Hozugawa River Boat Ride.

B) Kyoto. (+) That sounds adventurous. (+) Where else?

A) There is a tamer boat ride in Tokyo. (+) The boat is very funky looking. (+) If we are time, pressed we can do that.

B) Well, let’s live BIG. (+) What would you say to doing both? (+) I’m game.

A) I’d say a great big YES. (+) Sign me up. (+) Let’s make our reservations.

Himiko

Sincerely,

Katie

Twitter @kadlerenglish

http://www.katieadler-vo.com

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Doodle Dee DO Friday: How about…..

app imageHi! We Started w/:

pie

http://englishwithkatie.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/How-about-2.pdf

How about some cherry pie? How about a boat ride?

How about taking a hike? How about a game of tennis?

How about 2

 

Have a good one! 

Sincerely,

Katie

 

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

katieadler-vo.com

 

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