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OO7 quiz!

With the passing of Sean Connery, I thought it would be a good time to discuss the popular James Bond 007 movie series.

Here are a few questions to check you 007 knowledge.

  1. Why is Bond called 007?
  2. How many Bond movies have been made so far?
  3. How many Bond movies did Sean Connery appear in?
  4. What is James Bond’s signature gun?
  5. Where does the name James Bond come from?
  6. What was featured for the first time ever in a movie that appeared in Goldfinger?
  7. Which 007 movies had the highest and lowest kill counts in all the Bond movies?

 

 

Sumo at Ryogoku Kokugikan

We went to watch day 13 of the November sumo Tournament and it was so much fun.

              

I really like it when they bring out all the wrestlers from the East and West and introduce them. Here’s a short clip of it. Don’t mind the old man passing in front of the camera hahaha.

My 5 favorite wrestlers at the moment are 1) Terunofuji 2) Ryuden

3) Kotoecho 4) Daieisho and 5)Tobizaru.

Do you have a favorite sumo wrestler?  We would really like to know.

 

Textbook Tuesdays

1)If you don’t go to the restaurant early, it can be hard to get a seat.-そのレストランは、早めに行かないと席を取るのが難しい

2) If you don’t apply now to get into the seminar, it might be impossible to get in. -そのセミナーは、今すぐ申し込まないと席の確保ができないだろう

3) If you don’t start now, it will be harder to finish before the deadline.-今すぐ始めないと、締め切り前に終わらせるのは厳しい

Mind Challenge Monday #23

Word game!

Here is a game called Boggle. We can see letters in a 4 by 4 grid.

So our job is to make words from the letters. they can be 3 letter words, 4 letter words, 5 letter words , 6 letter words and even some 7 letter words.

We make words by connecting the letters . Look at example 1.

Example 1

    You can see that we have connected N O S and E together to spell NOSE. That’s 1 four                                                                                           letter word.

 

Example 2

Here we connected L E S S O and N to spell LESSON. A 5 letter word.

 

How many words can you find? we finished with 38 words

Pet month is finished today

Well pet month has come to an end. It was a lot of fun.

 

We only got one student’s pet photo story/entry so we are disappointed but that’s life.

Kelly’s dog!

Everyone,

Meet Monty, the best dog in the history of the universe. (ha ha)
Not only is he super cute, but I’ve never met a dog with a better personality. He’s really social and loves everyone he meets, including other dogs!
Every day that I slept on the air mattress, he would wake me up by laying across my face and neck so that I would scratch him. Then, when he was done being scratched on one side, he’d flip over, flop down on my chest again and wait for me to continue scratching. I can’t say it enough…he’s SO cute!
Here is a picture of us over the winter holidays when I was back in the U.S. Monty was around one and a half at the time. Look at those blue eyes and still pink nose!
Kelly

Learn English From Movie Quotes!

 

『パターソン/Paterson』(2016) 

監督:ジム・ジャームッシュ/Jim Jarmusch

 

先週に引き続き、ペット月間という事で!本日はカンヌ国際映画祭にて、かの有名なパルム・ドック賞(パルム・ドールじゃないですよ)を受賞した、名優犬が出演する映画『パターソン』をご紹介します。主人公の飼い犬、ブルドッグのマーヴィンがもうとにかく最高!主人公のアダム・ドライバーに負けないくらいの名演っぷりです。「詩」がテーマのこちらの作品。何気ない日常が詩的な目線で描かれ、その何気ない瞬間にいかに芸術が溢れているかを実感させてくれます。数々の名作、奇作を残してきたジム・ジャームッシュ作品の中でも、『コーヒー&シガレッツ』に並んで私が大好きな作品です。

台詞は、主人公が偶然出会った、永瀬正敏演じる日本人の詩人の一言。

 

Poetry in translation is like taking a shower with a raincoat on.

(翻訳された詩ってのは、レインコートを着てシャワーを浴びるようなものだ)

 

★ポイント

翻訳しちゃったら、詩の良さは伝わらないっていう意味を込めた素敵な比喩表現ですね。

今日は、likeの色々な使い方をご紹介します。

前置詞like(後ろには名詞/動名詞) 

例:You are just like your father.

(お父さんそっくりだね)

例:These shoes are so light. It’s like walking on air.

(この靴すごく軽い、空中を歩いてるみたい)

例:I don’t feel like going out.

(出かけたい気分じゃない)

接続詞like(後ろには節)  

例:You look like you didn’t get much sleep last night.

(昨日あんまり寝てないみたいだね)

動詞like 

例:I like traveling solo.

(一人旅が好き)

例:I would like some more water.

(お水のお代わりください)

かなりカジュアルな口語表現 

例:When one of my American friends first ate Natto he was like,“what is this⁉”

(アメリカ人の友達が初めて納豆食べた時、「なにこれ⁉」ってなってた)

例:My boyfriend asked me to go skydiving with him and I was like,“no way.”

(彼にスカイダイビング誘われたけど、絶対無理って言った)

※これはネイティヴ(特にアメリカ人)の間でとてもよく聞かれる表現ですが、砕けた表現なので、フォーマルな場では使わないようにしましょう。

 

Ayami

新宿校