Aug 182012
 

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This summer(1) vacation, I went to Hokkaido and Tohoku. What(2) did I do? First, I went to Hokkaido with my friend. His(3) name is James. He(4) is from England. It was his first time in Japan. We(5) liked the hot springs very much. Second, in Aomori Prefecture, I saw the Nebuta Festival. Do(6) you know it? The floats were very(7) beautiful. I said, “Rassera, rassera!” Third, in Akita Prefecture, I saw the Kanto Festival. I have some(8) friends in Akita Prefecture. I visited them(9). We(10) had a lot of fun at the festival.

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 August 18, 2012  Posted by at 12:50 pm One World 1 Comments Off on One World 1 (Lesson 4): Summer Vacation 2012
Sep 182012
 

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I like(1) the TV show The Big Bang Theory. This TV show is popular in North America now. It’s(2) a comedy. The characters are four(3) men. They study science at a university. They(4) like comics and video games. They are(5) very smart men, but they don’t have any(6) girlfriends. They have a friend named Penny. She(7) is a beautiful woman. She doesn’t(8) like comics or video games, but she likes(9) the four men. They are(10) good friends. The Big Bang Theory is a very funny show.

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 September 18, 2012  Posted by at 12:31 pm One World 1 Comments Off on One World 1 (Lesson 5): The Big Bang Theory
Dec 042012
 

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Ms. Sakamoto:

What are you typing(1), Michelle?

Michelle:

A Christmas shopping list. I’m planning(2) Christmas gifts for my family.

Ms. Sakamoto:

That’s a good idea. Christmas is coming(3) soon.

Michelle:

Right now I’m choosing(4) a gift for my sister. Please(5) give me some advice.

Ms. Sakamoto:

Okay. Show(6) me your ideas.

Michelle:

Please look(7) at this website. Right now I’m using(8) the Internet and I’m looking(9) at this CD and this video game.

Ms. Sakamoto:

Ah! It’s Arashi’s new CD! Please give(10) this to your sister!

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 December 4, 2012  Posted by at 1:00 am One World 1 Comments Off on One World 1 (Lesson 8): Christmas Shopping List
Dec 062012
 

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Ms. Sakamoto:

What are you doing(1), Michelle?

Michelle:

I’m making(2) a Christmas card for my brother.

Ms. Sakamoto:

Why are you writing(3) it in Japanese?

Michelle:

Because my brother is studying(4) Japanese at university. He is always practicing(5).  Ms. Sakamoto, I’m having(6) some trouble. How do I spell “Merry Christmas” in katakana?Please(7) teach me!

Ms. Sakamoto:

Okay. Listen(8) carefully. Meri-kurisumasu.

Michelle:

You’re saying(9) it very quickly! Please speak(10) slowly!

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 December 6, 2012  Posted by at 8:52 am One World 1 Comments Off on One World 1 (Lesson 8): A Christmas Card
Feb 222013
 

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As you know, I visited(1) my family in Canada at Christmas time. When I arrived in Vancouver, I went(2) to the bank because I needed Canadian money. However, when I saw(3) the money I was very surprised. It looked(4) very different! In Canada, we often use 20(5)-dollar bills. This bill is always green. However, before I left(6) Canada in April 2012, the old bill had(7) a different picture on it. Also, the old one was(8) paper, but the new one is plastic. I thought(9) it was interesting, so I kept(10) one and brought it back to Japan. Please take a look!

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 February 22, 2013  Posted by at 9:26 am One World 1 Comments Off on One World 1 (Lesson 9): Canadian Money