I'm going to update the blog for the first time in 4 months! I have something I want to talk about to you guys. I did volunteer work for the first time on May 3rd!^^/ Actually, I was interested in the volunteer work to show foreign tourists around Osaka in English. And to my surprise, one of my students found a volunteer group and told me about that! She said that she also wanted to join the volunteer group, so I decided to join it this April, too!^^ And then, I had the first chance to do volunteer work on May 3rd! My guests were Polish people, a group of 10 people!! Wow! I was able to have such a valuable experience for my first try, so I was hyper!! Of course, That was my first time, so I acted as a trainee and there was a main guide who was an experienced volunteer!! While the main guide and I was waiting for the Polish guests at Osaka Station around 10:00AM, he gave me a Pikachu sticker and told me to stick it t...
On Sunday, I went to the Joto Community Center to appreciate "Ever Green Concert" by Namazue junior high school brass band!^^
I heard that they won the gold medal in the 70th National brass band contest last year, so of course their performance was brilliant!! The son of one of my students plays the trumpet in the Namazue junior high school brass band, so she asked me if I could come to the concert. Of course I said yes!! I didn't know who her son was, but anyway all of them played their own instruments very well. Actually they looked like a professional band!! The audience including me gave a big applause after each song! The junior high school girl sitting in front of me was so moved that she was crying when she heard the last song!! The girl next to her, who is her friend, was whispering "Stop crying!" haha.
The concert was a blast!! I wanna go to their concert again someday!!^^
I went to a concert by Yodogawa Kogyo high school's brass band, which is called Green Concert. It was held at Festival Hall in Nakanoshima, and it was the last concert for the third year high school students! One of my students who used to come to my English school before belonged to the brass band in Gamo junior high school and now he is a member of Yodogawa Kogyo high school! And he told me that he would perform in the concert at Festival Hall on January 15th and wanted me to come, so I was really happy to hear that!! Of course I went to the concert!! Actually he is still a first year high school student and plays the alto saxophone! I was really moved that I listened to the students perform some songs!! They had a concert at Lemierre Hall in Kadoma city before and I went to it, too. All the students have become better at performing, so I was very impressed and realized again that music is wonderful!!
2023 has come and I made the first shrine visit of the year and now I feel like I am getting out of the new year's mood^^
My New Year's resolution is to cook by myself every day!! Well, I used to cook by myself at one time, but you know, cooking is such a hassle and after that, we need to wash the dishes...ow So I often bought some food or ate out, but I have decided to cook by myself every day this year!! Actually I have already started cooking since around the end of last year. Anyway, I'll keep doing that!!
And also, I went to see the Ikebana exhibition in the Hankyu department store windows again this year, which is an annual event!!
Surprisingly, one of my students here is one of the members that create the Ikebana exhibition!! So I look forward to going to see them every year!! ^^
Needless to say, they are fabulous, fantastic and wonderful!! The Ikebana are so big enough to cover the big st...
Hello, everyone!This is the first update in a while^^;
Well, I have been in big trouble changing my office's website into a new one... now I am okay maybe^^
So I haven't been able to update the blog! I know you guys have missed me, but don't worry, just calm down. But I'm a lazy person, so sometimes maybe I feel updating the blog is such a hassle..( T _ T )
Anyway, 2022 is coming to an end. Well, this year's biggest topic is 2022 Qatar World Cup, right?! I was screaming loudly while watching the games at midnight!! Soccer is the most exciting sport in the world, huh?!^_^
Meanwhile, Russia's invasion of Ukraine has still been going on. It didn't end within this year after all... What will become of this issue next year? And also, the news that Shinzo Abe, the former Japanese prime minister, was shot to death were shocking. Probably, I worked feeling as if my mind was absent for several days since I heard the news at firs...
【第１５回授業 ： 『接続詞-④』】
Hello. みなさん、前回までの内容は覚えていますでしょうか？ 前回は『名詞節を作る接続詞』を途中まで学習しました。今回はその続きから学習します。
前回も書きましたが、名詞節を作る接続詞は２つです。「 that , whether 」です。 これらの接続詞を文につけることで「文（S + V ～）を名詞のかたまりにする」ことができます。そうすることでその部分は名詞として扱われ、例えば「S+V+C」の文型の「Ｃ」（補語）の部分に持ってこれたり、「S+V+O」の文型の「Ｏ」（目的語）の部分に持ってこれたり、または前置詞の目的語として持ってこれたりできます。 なかなか説明しづらいですので、実際に例文を見ながら感覚をつかんでいきましょう！
今回はこれらの接続詞を使って文（S + V ～）を目的語（Ｏ）に持ってくるパターン that S V ～ 「 SがVするということ 」 （例） 私はその歌手が６月１０日に新しいアルバムを出すということを知っている。 I know that the singer will release a new album on Jun...