Friday, May 28, 2010


Ok this is rhyming slang that is used a lot in the UK
and sometimes in Australia. It's really easy all you have to do
is match the last word of the slang phrase with the
word it rhymes with from the meaning column.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A or An ???

When should we use a or an? This has been coming up in a lot of classes lately so I thought I would also talk about it here. The grammar rule states that an is used when the following word starts with a vowel: a, e, i, o, u. But an is used not only when the word starts with a vowel, but it is also used with words that sound like they begin with a vowel. For an example, look at the word hour, that would sound funny if you said a hour even though according to the rule, a is what you are taught to use. So if you are wondering which to use say the word out loud to see if it sounds right. An hour, or An honest person. Because they have a silent h they are used with an. I hope this helps! :)

Color Reading Test

The Poll

Which word best completes the question:
Can I go __?

toot toot

The correct grammar choice is too.
Can I go too?

to /preposition/ , introduces a noun expression,
what is reached, approached or touched. What is aimed at, as far as, what is caused or produced.

too /adverb/ to a greater extent than is desirable or permissible, in addition, also, moreover, more than a match for, beyond what is endurable.

two /adjective/ one more than one. A number greater than the number 1, symbol 2.

We are going to the mall.

Do you want to come too?

The test was too difficult for him.

There were two birds in the tree.

I went to the store to buy 2 chairs but they were too heavy for me to carry.

Really great job on the poll this week!! We had an amazing 8 people vote and 5 were correct!!! Terrific!!!! :) Keep up the great work.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Funny Business :)

Why didn't the ghost go to the party?
Because he had no-body to go with!
Sorry stupid joke......

Last weekend I......

...went to Uji in Kyoto to see the Byodoin temple on the 10 yen coin. I had green tea soba for lunch and despite the heavy rains all day, we had a great time sightseeing. Later in the day we went to a famous cafe to get warm and dry. Of course we all tried some green tea sweets and tea! It was so delicious!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Nursery Rhyme of the Week!

John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt,
His name is my name too.

Whenever I go out,
The people always shout,
There goes John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt.

Dah dah dah dah, dah dah dah

Enjoy the clip below with the really excited crazy lady! :)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Whats that sound?

OK can anyone tell me which animal
makes the sound "OINK" ???
Which would kind of sound like オインク
This is an easy one but if you need
a's a farm animal.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

On the SPOT

Can anyone tell me what this PROVERB means?

"A leopard can not change it's spots."

Tongue Twister of the Week!

Three grey geese
In a green field grazing,
Grey were the geese
And green was the grazing.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


What can you catch but not throw?

Last weekend I.......

It was a beautiful day on Sunday so my friends and I decided to go on an adventure! We went to Kansai Cycle Sports Center in Osaka. It was so much fun :D We enjoyed riding lots of different and unusual bicycles. Here are some photos from our day!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Photo of the Week!

Poor little guy!!! LOL

This week's free style class is......

Drum roll please, Phil

BANKING in a foreign country!!!!
We will be looking at opening new accounts, writing checks, depositing and withdrawing money, paying bills, and disputing false charges. It should be very interesting and challenging.
Give us a call to book your class today!!

Blue Heron Fire

Phil's band "Blue Heron Fire" had their first live show
last Sunday and it went really well.
They would like to thank everyone who came
(especially people who came from far away like Osaka )
and hope to see you all again next time.
Remember for more information about future shows
you can find us on facebook or visit our website
Here are some photos

Thursday, May 13, 2010

And Results Are In...!

Which is NOT a "real" word?

Pelf - Money, especially when gained dishonestly or dishonourably; used in Indian subcontinent

Skew-whiff - Crooked, not straight, askew; mainly used in Britain

ZENZIZENZIZENZIC - The eighth power of a number; This word is long obsolete, so much so that the Oxford English Dictionary only has one citation for it.

Customerification is NOT a "real" word.

Those of you who picked customerification were correct! Congratulations!!! Now make sure that you don't use this word in your daily conversation...

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tongue Twister of the Week!

Practice saying this as fast as you can.

jello, lemon jello,
Orange jello, lemon jello,
Orange jello, lemon jello.

Can you read this?

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Sunday is Mother's Day!!
Don't forget to do something nice for your mom and show her how much she is appreciated. :)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Throw me the statue

I went to see some live music in Kyoto last night.
I had never heard of this band before
but they were really good.
They are called "Throw me the statue"
and are from Seattle in the US.
Check out this video of one of their songs "Hi-Fi Goon"

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Welcome back!

We hope you all had an enjoyable Golden Week. :)
The weather was beautiful but too HOT for MAY!!!
I was so SURPRISED by the SUDDEN temperature change.
Yesterday I enjoyed a BBQ outside with some friends but I regret that we had no shade :(
Today I am a red lobster!!

And not like this cute little lobster.

But like this ugly red hot lobster!! :(

And the Winner of the Poll is......


Thank you to everyone who voted for their favorite character.
Stay tuned for our next poll♪

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Happy Golden Week!!

Happy Golden Week!
Hope you enjoy a relaxing holiday with your family and friends.
The school will be closed
Tuesday, May 4th and Wednesday, May 5th.
See you next week!

Riddle Joke

A family of mice were surprised by a big cat.
Father Mouse jumped and said, "Bow-wow!"
The cat ran away.
"What was that, Father?" asked Baby Mouse.
"Well, son, that's why it's important to learn a second language!"