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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!

 

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:

 

  • What do you think about ghosts: yes/no?

  • Do you believe in ghosts?

  • Do you think ghosts are real?

     

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

    A) What do you think about ghosts: yes/no?

    B) Ah! (+) Do I believe in ghosts? (+) Hmmm…(+) Do you think there are ghosts?

    A) Well, listen to this. (+) I just heard from my mom about my great grandmother. (+) She told me last week.

    B) Your great grandmother? (+) WHOA! Is she a ghost! (+) Did she contact your mom?

    A) NO! (+) She was contacted by my grandfather Phil. (+) It was the morning of his funeral.

    B) WOW! (+) What happened? (+) Was she scared?

dirty_dishesA) She was washing the dishes. (+) She heard him say, “Sally let me in.” (+) My great grandmother said, “Just a minute, Phil.” (+) And when she put her hand on the door she remembered he was dead. (+) And she heard, “Good-bye, Sally!”

    • doorknob

 

  • B) WOW! (+) I’m not sure. (+) I tend to be skeptical.

    A) Me too. (+) But, my great grandmother was very level-headed. (+) She was a no-nonsense kind of woman!

     

    Have a good one!

     

    Sincerely,

    Katie

     

    @kadlerenglish

    http://www.katieadler-vo.com

    Maybe someone is contacting you!

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:

How did they dream that up?

What inspired these ideas?

What sparked his ideas?

ferris wheel

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

A) WOW! Las Vegas is making the biggest ferris wheel. (+) I don’t know if I want to go on it.(+) That’s a little too big for me.

B) How did they dream that up?(+) They go pretty slowly. (+) Maybe you would be OK. (+) I prefer roller coasters.

A) How did we go from cavemen to roller coasters? (+) What inspired these ideas? (+) It makes my head spin.

B) I always think of Leanardo da Vinci and his notebook. (+) He had helicopters and all kinds of things. (+) What sparked his ideas?

A) I know. (+) Hey–Jules Verne. (+ ) His book 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea—no one thought that would be possible.

B) Actually, the first submarine-like things were around in the 1600s. (+ ) I just learned that. (+ ) It was on some TV show.

A) Wait a minute. (+) You have a TV. (+) I thought you didn’t have a TV. 

B) I don’t. (+) No plans to get one. (+) When I visit people they have TVs. 

A) AH! (+ ) That makes sense—and, who was inpired to make TVs? (+ ) I can’t live without mine. (+ ) I would like to thank them!

 

Questions: conversationkatie@gmail.com

Have a good one!

Sincerely,

Katie

@kadlerenglish

http://www.katieadler-vo.com

Bring your inspirations to life!

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:

Are you 100% sure?

Are they safe?

Isn’t it dangerous?

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

me and rosie
Picture from the Japan Times Article: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2013/08/23/our-lives/californian-eyes-making-english-studies-easier/#.Uhg2FhbtU0M

A) Would you like to hold Rosie?

B) Hold it (+) Uhm… (+) Isn’t it dangerous?

A) Not really. (+) Their bite is like a bee sting or wasp sting. (+) You need to know if you have an allergy.

B) But, are they aggressive? (+) Do they attack? (+) Are you 100% sure?

A) Of course you need to always be careful. (+) Humans are dangerous too! (+) Always do your homework.

B) So, I should read books. (+) Ask specialists. (+) And, find out all about tarantulas.

A) Yes. (+) Rosie is safe to hold. (+) She is gentle and does not want to bite you.

B) Oh, she feels wonderful. (+) She is so cute. (+) She seems really sweet.

Have a good one!

Sincerely,

Katie

@kadlerenglish

http://www.katieadler-vo.com

Say a hearty “yes” to life!

A++ Saturday!

Hi! Welcome to A++ (Answer plus, plus) Saturday!

A++ is giving extra information in your responses to questions or comments:

Question/Comment

Answer

+

+

How are you?

Fine!

I went for a walk this morning.

I saw so many beautiful flowers!

That look delicious.

It is!

I got it at the bakery near the station.

It was my first time to go to that bakery.

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:

Three examples from this week are:

That’s a great, big Yes!

That’s an emphatic “yes”!

That’s a definite “yes”

 

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

 

 

A) I am working tomorrow. (+) I have to wake up early. (+) Do you have the day off tomorrow?

B) That is a definite “yes”. (+) I am looking forward to my day off. (+) This week was hard.

A) Oh! (+) Hard? (+) Why? (+)

 

B) I woke up early almost every day. (+) I was up at about 5a.m. (+) Do you have Sunday off?

 

A) That is a great, big Yes! (+) I usually have Sundays off.(+) Gardening time for me!

 

B) Great! (+) Your garden is wonderful. (+) Your herbs have a nice flavor.

 

A) Thank you! (+) I really enjoy gardening. (+) So, do you have a no-alarm morning tomorrow!

 

B) That is an ephatic “yes”. (+) No alarm for me! (+) Heaven….

 

A) I love it. (+) I have never done a no-alarm morning. (+) Maybe I will give it a try…..

 

Have a good one!

Sincerely,

Katie

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A++ Saturday!

Hi! Welcome to A++ Saturday!

A++ is giving the basic information and adding detail.

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!

 

Here are some ideas for how to think A++ for one of this week’s sentences

Three examples from this week are:

A place that makes my heart sing.

Katie, Where is your favorite place?

Where is my favorite spot to unwind?

mt batur

http://www.gadling.com/2010/08/30/10-things-to-do-in-bali/

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

A) I am wondering where to go for vacation. (+) I want to visit a place that makes my heart sing. (+) Katie, where is your favorite place?
B) Hmm, where is my favorite place? (+) My favorite place? (+) I know—Bali!

 

A) Bali? (+) Why do you like Bali? (+) I’ve never been there….

 

B) I love the beach. (+) I love snorkeling and boogie boarding. (+) I can do these things in Bali.

 

A) You can? (+) I don’t really like the water. (+) Maybe Bali isn’t a good choice for me.

 

B) Bali has lots to do. (+) The sightseeing is wonderful. (+) The people are so nice.

 

A) What can I do there? (+) Actually, I don’t want to do too much. (+) I do too much everyday!

 

B) That is true. (+)Where is my favorite spot to undwind? (+) Bali!

 

 

A) I love it. (+) I will check it out on the internet. (+) Maybe I will go there!

 

B) It will make your heart sing! (+) You can bicycle, hike, hire a driver. (+) Every place is beautiful and relaxing!

 

 

Have a good one!

Sincerely,

Katie

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A++ Saturday!

Hi! Welcome to A++ Saturday!

A++ is giving the basic information and adding detail.

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!

Here are some ideas for how to think A++. Three examples from this week are:

 

I’ve written in my journal faithfully for five years.

 

Today Is The One Year Mark For engliswithkatie.com

 

I’ve been at it for a whole year.

 

 

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

 

A) I read your blog today. (+) So, today Is the one year mark

for engliswithkatie.com. (+) Congratulations!

 

B) Thank you! (+) Yes, I’ve been at it for a year.(+) It’s been a lot of fun…

 

A) I remember when you decided to start your blog. (+) I

thought you were nuts.(+) Remember?

 

B) Oh, yes! (+) I understand though. (+) I thought I Was

nuts too!

 

A) You did? (+) Wow! (+) Why?

 

B) Everyday??? (+) I have never done anything everyday in

my life! (+) Well, except my daily routine: wake-up, shower,

feed my cats, etc!

 

A) Me either! (+) Well, I write in my journal daily. (+) I have

written in my journal faithfully for 5 years.

 

B) Five years? (+) No! (+) Unbelievable!

 

A) I love it.(+) I can say anything to my journal (+) Well, the

best of luck to us as we faithfully do what we love!

 

Have a good one!

Sincerely,

Katie

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A++ Saturday!

Hi! Welcome to A++ Saturday!

A++ is giving the basic information and adding detail.

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!

Here are some ideas for how to think A++ for one of this week’s sentences

Three examples from this week are:

You put on a great show!

You gave a great performance.

You are so talented
tortoise_vs_hare

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

A) I enjoyed your show so much. (+) Thank you telling me about it. (+) You put on a great show!

B) Thank you! (+) I appreciate you coming.(+) It was nice to have you in the audience.

A) You gave a great performance.(+) You’re storytelling was fabulous. (+) The voices that you used were hilarious!

B) Thank you! (+) I am glad that they were funny. (+) I had fun creating them.

A) I enjoyed the music, too. (+) I don’t play anything. (+) I don’t have the patience to learn.

B) But, you are so talented! (+) You are a great cook. (+) It’s a type of performance too!

B) I never looked at it that way! (+) You’re right! (+) I am a performer in the kitchen!

Sincerely,

Katie

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A++ Saturday!

Hi! Welcome to A++ Saturday!

 

A++ is giving the basic information and adding detail.

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!

Here are some ideas for how to think A++ for one of this week’s sentences

One example from this week is:

Don’t exhaust yourself.

digital-clock-3am-insomnia-200

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

A) I can’t believe it. (+) I stayed up until 3 am listening to the

internet. (+) It’s the second night that I’ve done this.

 

B) Be careful. (+) Don’t exhaust yourself. (+) Sleep is really

important.

 

A) I know.(+) There’s an interesting program with speakers

talking about success. (+) It is live and I can call in and ask

questions

 

B) WOW! (+) Do you call in? (+) Oh, yes.

 

A) I could never call in (+) I would be too nervous. (+) What

if I asked a stupid question?

 

B) No question is stupid! (+) Usually a lot of people have the

same question. (+) You are helping others when you ask a

question.

 

B) I never looked at it that way! (+) Maybe I will stay up

tonight. (+) I could use some tips on success!

 

A) Great! (+) You will love it. (+) But, don’t exhaust

yourself!!!Have a good one!

 

Sincerely,

Katie

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A++ Saturday!

Hi! 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!

 

A++ is giving the basic information and adding detail.

 

Here are some ideas for how to think A++ for one of this week’s sentences. One example from this week is:

 

Oh. I messed up

 

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

 

A) I messed up. (+)I thought the business meet up was

tonight. (+) It’s next week.

 

B) Oh, no. (+) Tuesday is a busy day for you. (+) What a

bummer.

 

A) I know! (+) But, it turned out great. (+) The short film

meet up was happening.

 

B) Short film meet up? (+) What’s that? (+) What did you

do?

 

B) First, I ate. (+) It was at the Pink Cow. (+) They have

amazing vegetarian burritos.

 

A) Yum! (+) It is hard to find burritos in Tokyo. (+) That

sounds delicious.

 

B) It was. (+) Film makers brought their very short pieces for

viewing. (+) There were two that had an impact on me: one

on child trafficking—very disturbing and one on Fukushima

and mothers and children and the run around they are

getting—very disturbing.

 

A) If you go again let me know.that sounds interesting. (+) I

like to make short films. (+) I might show my stuff.

celebrate

I have found that usually mess ups turn out very well!

Usually! CELEBRATE!

Have a good one!

 

Sincerely,

Katie

 

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A++ Saturday!!!

Hi! Welcome to A++ Saturday!

 

A++ is giving the basic information and

adding detail.

 

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!

 

 

 

Here are some ideas for how

to think A++ for one of this week’s

sentences.

 

One example from this week is:

I’m bushed.

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

 

A) I’m bushed. (+)I just spent two

hours in the garden. (+) I must say it

looks great.

 

B) Next time call me. (+) I’ll come and help.

(+) don’t have a garden.

 

A) That’s a great idea. (+) It’s kind of

early. (+) Is that OK?

 

B) (+) Absolutley! (+) Besides, it’s good for

me! (+) I’m in an office all day usually.

 

B) That’s true. (+) And, working with plants 

is really healing. (+) I love the birds, too.

 

A) I like your garden. (+) You keep it

natural and chemical free. (+) That’s nice.

 

B) Thank you. (+) I may be a little too

natural for some. (+) I don’t care if insects

are in my garden!!!!

 

Sometimes people plant flowers that

naturally attract bugs—and then these

people kill the bugs: salt on slugs;

poisonous sprays—respect life–and find

out about plants and flowers that don’t

attract the insects you want to keep

out!!!

 

Have a good one!

 

 

Sincerely,

Katie

 

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