Wednesday, April 28, 2010

No School Tomorrow

Happy Showa day! Tomorrow the school is closed for the national holiday and will re-open on Friday, April 30th. So relax, read, sleep, enjoy life but don't forget to practice English as well :)

Look mum I’m a rockstar!

Phil's band "BLUE HERON FIRE"
is playing its first live show!
On Sunday May 16th at AFTERBEAT in Kyoto.
Please come and bring all your friends.
It's ¥1500 with one drink.
Doors open at 6pm.
There will be 4 bands playing.
The first band will start at 6:30
and Phil's band will start at about 7:45
For a map take a look at this link.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Photo of the week!

This is a precious photo taken at the RLE cherry blossom party in Ibaraki!! Enjoy :)


A new poll is up and that means it's time to take a look at
the results of last weeks poll.
The correct answer (to the question which of the
following news headlines is NOT true) was.
"Kittens think about murder all day."
(obviously because we all know that kittens
think about F1 racing all day derrr.)
All the other headlines were TRUE believe it or not.
So please take a moment to vote on this weeks poll,
it's a rather difficult decision this week.

Sign Up, Sign Up, Sign Up !!!

This is the last week of April! Do you know what that means?? It's your last chance to sign up for FREE!! That's right, our free admission campaign ends at the end of the month.
Call us today to book your free demo and get in on the free admission!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Movie review!

Last weekend I went to see Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland 3D !!!!
It is so colorful and the effects are beautiful. Wonderland is a delight for the eyes! The story line is alright and it followed the older cartoon version nicely but the action never really took off. I was waiting and waiting for exciting things to happen but it never really did. That being said, I would definitely recommend this movie for kids!!

Have you seen it yet?? What did you think? Do you have any movie you would like to recommend?? Please post your comments :)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day!!!

Today is Earth Day!!!
Earth Day began in 1970 and is now celebrated in countries all over the world.
Do your part to celebrate the Earth today by planting a tree, or picking up garbage, or cut back on your water usage and turn off the tap and turn off the lights!
Help do your part, everyone can make a difference!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Everybody knows that the "NATIONAL ANIMAL"
of Australia is the Kangaroo. (That's easy)
But do you know the "NATIONAL ANIMAL"
of any other countries?
How about Japan, Canada & the United States?
You might be surprised!!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Drum roll please...

Well I am surprised by the results of this weeks poll.
It seems that a shocking 50% of people
find "singing & rapping" the most difficult part of English!
So in the future we will make sure to practice
a lot more "singing & rapping" in class

Saturday, April 17, 2010

I know something you might not...

The national flag of Japan is a white rectangular flag with a red disk in the center.
What does the red disk represent?

Friday, April 16, 2010

Funny Business :)

What do you call a deer with no eyes???
No idea.... (= no eye deer)
What do you call a dead deer with no eyes???
STILL no idea !!!
HA! Do you get it???

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thinking backwards

are words that are spelt the same forwards
as they are backwards.....
Lets look at some simple examples...
Bob, level, madam, radar and race car are all palindromes.
Sometimes even a whole sentence can be a palindrome...
e.g "Was it a rat I saw?" "Step on no pets"
& "Damm it I'm mad!"
Can you think of any more examples of palindromes?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Drum roll please...

Well we had a very close win again on our poll question :
"When is St Patricks Day?"
The most popular answer was
"March 17th"
and it's also the right answer.
Thanks to everyone who voted.
Don't forget to vote on our new poll!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Photo of the Week!

This week's photo is the first photo of the week sent to us by a student!! We had a hard time deciding which photo to post because he sent us many great shots. Congradulations HIROSHI for being the photo of the week winner this week!! You can pick up your totally awsome prize here at the school anytime this week!

We will all have to ask Hiroshi for the story behind this funny photo!

For the birds.

What does this PROVERB mean?
"One swallow does not make it spring."


Anyone like to hazard a guess at
what the IDIOM "Spring Chicken" means?
E.g "I'm no spring chicken anymore."

Friday, April 9, 2010


Why did the old man put the Easter Bunny on his head?

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Playschool Fantasy!

Last Saturday we had a fairy-tale playschool class!
In class we listened to famous princess stories; during snack time we watched princess video clips; and for our craft we made our own princess hats!
Here are a few photos from our magical day.
Everyone had a really good time. :)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Twist and Shout


Busy bunnies bring blue baskets.
Each Easter, Eddie eats eighty eggs.

Riddle of the week

Why did the chicken cross the road?

Happy Easter!

Sunday was Easter! On Easter morning the Easter bunny comes and hides chocolate Easter Eggs around our house and leaves us an Easter basket full of other goodies. Usually families celebrate Easter by having a big Easter diner.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


The RLE Hanami party was on Sunday and luckily for us the weather was beautiful.

The Cherry Blossoms were blooming and the food was great.

The kids really enjoyed themselves

As did we all !!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Photo of the week!!

During Easter weekend in many English speaking countries children are taken to malls all over the country to have their photo taken with the one and only Easter bunny!!! As you can see this photo was obviously just a joke; aaawwweee the poor little guy hahaha.

Usually the Easter bunny looks all cute and fluffy, delivering chocolate Easter eggs for children to find Easter morning during an Easter egg hunt!!

Today is Good Friday

Good Friday, Holy Friday, Black Friday, or Great Friday; whatever you would like to call, it is today! It is a holiday observed by Christians to honor the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his Resurrection from the grave. Good Friday precedes Easter Sunday! In many English speaking countries, hot cross buns are eaten (Phil's favorite).

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Sad to announce....

Hello RLE school members who read this blog.
We are sad to announce that we will no longer be writing the blog due to lack of interest from our teachers
(not to mention names or anything but his name starts with a capital P).
We have had a lot of fun over this last year, however
all good things must come to an end
Thank you to all of those who read and participated in our trivia, quizzes, polls, riddles and tongue twisters. Over and out.

Today is April 1st!
That means its April Fools Day!
Of course we are not actually going to stop writing this blog!
Did we trick you?
April Fools Day is a celebration of practical jokes, pranks, and tricks on our friends, family, co-workers, students, etc...
The aim is to embarrass the gullible
(people who are easily fooled and believe anything they are told).
No hard feelings I hope!