Archive | November, 2014

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

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–Sunday, December 7, 2014 3:00 PM

Ted.com Interactive Discussion :

Introduce Your Friends to Action Learning

http://www.meetup.com/Business-English/events/210178092/

 

 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 3:00 PM

Wednesday Afternoon English conversation with Coffee

http://www.meetup.com/英会話自習Cafe-豊中ROLL-CALL-English-conversation-cafe/events/dqnmvkysqbnb/

 

 

Saturday, December 13, 201412:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Fun, Easy, and Delicious Sushi Cake and Winter Salad

http://www.meetup.com/Nippon-Go/events/217084902/

 

 

–Sunday, December 14, 2014
 3:15 PM to 5:45 PM

Osaka Public Hall Salsa Vol.7 @ Kita Sports Centre

http://www.meetup.com/Osaka-Public-Hall-Salsa/events/218400642/

 

 

Saturday, Dec 20,
1:45 PM

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

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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:

a great job decorating

a flair for decorating

a knack for decorating

Your decorating is so festive.

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) I can’t believe it. (+) December 1 is upon us. (+) It’s time to get the Christmas decorations out.

B) I know what you mean. (+) The Christmas tree was just dilvered to the White House. (+) They always do a great job decorating the White House.

A) I imagine they bring in top-notch people with a flair for decorating. (+) That would be exciting. (+) What an honor!

B) Actually, they bring in volunteers. (+) People can apply in the summertime. (+) There is an online application to fill out.

A) I had no idea. (+) I have a knack for decorating. (+) Maybe next year I will fill out the application.

B) Your decorating is so festive. (+) Make sure you take lots of pictures this Christmas. (+) You can upload one when you apply.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/white-house-holiday-volunteer-form

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http://www.whitehouse.gov/white-house-holiday-volunteer-form

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Have a good one!

Sincerely,

Katie

Twitter @kadlerenglish

http://www.katieadler-vo.com

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Five Ways To Say It Friday Doodle Dee Do: a flair for decorating

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You have a flair for decorating. They have a flair for decorating.

He has a flair for decorating. She has a flair for decorating.

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Have a good one! 

Sincerely,

Katie

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「ケイティーと英語を学ぶ」へようこそ。私は皆が会話力をつけることと、それを楽しむことを重視しています。なぜなら人との会話が上手だと、自然に人とのつながりを楽しむことができるからです。どの言語においてもコミュニケーションの目的は同じで、「人とのとつながり」を築くことなのです。毎月発行されるニュースレターに、ぜひ登録して購読してください。


 

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To Five Ways To Say It Thursday: a knack for decorating

Welcome To Five Ways To Say It Thursday

“a knack for decorating”

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Hi! We Started w/:


 

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

(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)

You have quite a knack for decorating. This looks great!

You have quite a knack for decorating. This looks great!

You have quite a knack for decorating. This looks great!

 

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http://www.justhatched4babies.com/decorating-for-thanksgiving-be-thankful-for-mother-nature/

 

You have quite a knack for decorating. This looks great!

You have quite a knack for decorating. This looks great!

You have quite a knack for decorating. This looks great!

 

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ケイティーと英語を学ぶ」へようこそ。私は皆が会話力をつけることと、それを楽しむことを重視しています。なぜなら人との会話が上手だと、自然に人とのつながりを楽しむことができるからです。どの言語においてもコミュニケーションの目的は同じで、「人とのとつながり」を築くことなのです。毎月発行されるニュースレターに、ぜひ登録して購読してください。

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Have a good one! 

Sincerely,

Katie

 

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

katieadler-vo.com

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Welcome To Five Ways To Say It Wednesday: so festive

Welcome To Five Ways To Say It Wednesday

“so festive”

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Hi! We Started w/:


 

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

(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)

Your decorating is so festive!

Your decorating is so festive!

Your decorating is so festive!

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Your decorating is so festive!

Your decorating is so festive!

Your decorating is so festive!

 

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Have a good one! 

Sincerely,

Katie

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

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Five Ways To Say It Tuesday: great job decorating!

Welcome To Five Ways To Say It Tuesday

“great job decorating”

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Hi! We Started w/:


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

(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)

You did a great job with the decorations.

They did a great job with the decorations.

I did a great job with the decorations. (Oh, my!)

 

 

Giving a compliment on the decorating.

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 http://betweennapsontheporch.net/ideas-and-inspiration-for-your-thanksgiving-celebration/

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She did a great job with the decorations.

We did a great job with the decorations.

He did a great job with the decorations.

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http://betweennapsontheporch.net/ideas-and-inspiration-for-your-thanksgiving-celebration/

 

 

I love the colors of Thanksgiving!

 

Have a good one! 

Sincerely,

Katie

 

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

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Five Ways To Say It Video Monday: Those are great decorations!

Welcome to Five Ways To Say It:

Video Monday! 

Out loud; in your head; under your breath!

Practice makes progress!

Those are great decorations!

Those are great decorations!

Those are great decorations!

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Those are great decorations!” It is the season to see lots of decorations. “Those are great decorations!” is a simple and easy way to say that you like what you see.

Companies/people do their best in making the holidays come to life for their customers/family members. They choose decorations that make the holidays a bit more festive!

Those are great decorations!” You could also change the word order “Those decorations are great!” It is a nice way to show your appreciation for someone’s effort to celebrate.

Those are great decorations!

Those are great decorations!

Those are great decorations!

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Have a good one!

 

Sincerely,

Katie

 

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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

Pathway in the autumn forest

Sunday, November 30, 2014
 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Machiko’s Mushroom Academy

http://www.meetup.com/Nippon-Go/events/214160272/

 

–Sunday, November 30, 2014
 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Character writing and planning

http://www.meetup.com/writers-648/events/214450132/

 

–Sunday, December 7, 2014 3:00 PM

Ted.com Interactive Discussion :

Introduce Your Friends to Action Learning

http://www.meetup.com/Business-English/events/210178092/

 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 3:00 PM

Wednesday Afternoon English conversation with Coffee

http://www.meetup.com/英会話自習Cafe-豊中ROLL-CALL-English-conversation-cafe/events/dqnmvkysqbnb/

 

–Sunday, December 14, 2014
 3:15 PM to 5:45 PM

Osaka Public Hall Salsa Vol.7 @ Kita Sports Centre

http://www.meetup.com/Osaka-Public-Hall-Salsa/events/218400642/

 

Have a good one!

Sincerely,

Katie

KAdlerEnglish@twitter

katieadler-vo.com

Lots to do!!!

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

Katie Adler’s 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:

 

  • daily routines
  • daily habits

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 (+) (+).

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A) What are your daily routines? (+) You know. (+) Things that help you succeed.

B) So, not like brush my teeth or check email or vacuum. HAHA. Why did I say vacuum.

I don’t vacuum every day!

A) I don’t either. (+) Maybe I should! (+) Yes, not like those.

B) Well, I have three. (+) The first is that I wake up 15 minutes early. (+) I take the time to set my intention for the day.

A) Oh! (+) You mean, like, today is going to be a great day. (+) Today I am going to connect warmly with everyone.

B) Exactly. (+) The second is that I start my day with raw food. It can be nuts, a spinach leaf, fruit, a cucumber. Anything that isn’t cooked.

A) Great idea. (+) I think I will do that. (+) I can quickly see how that is beneficial.

B) The third is my englishwithkatie daily blog. (+) It provides people with five ways to say the same thing. (+) I learn a lot doing it.

A) Excellent. (+) I am thinking of good ways to move forward into 2015 with great daily habits! (+) Starting my day with raw food is first on my list!

 

Have a good one!

Sincerely,

Katie

Twitter @kadlerenglish

http://www.katieadler-vo.com

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

Welcome To Five Ways To Say It Friday: daily routines

Welcome To Five Ways To Say It Friday

5 ways 2

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Have a good one! 

Sincerely,

Katie

 

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「ケイティーと英語を学ぶ」へようこそ。私は皆が会話力をつけることと、それを楽しむことを重視しています。なぜなら人との会話が上手だと、自然に人とのつながりを楽しむことができるからです。どの言語においてもコミュニケーションの目的は同じで、「人とのとつながり」を築くことなのです。毎月発行されるニュースレターに、ぜひ登録して購読してください。


KAdlerEnglish@twitter

katieadler-vo.com

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