OLN News Week 4: Know Yourself

Welcome to this week’s OLNews, a (月) look forward at the week’s posts about learning English for SWU ELC students (and any others!)

Upcoming: Week of May 8-14
Tuesday (火) Xreading:  Use the 5-finger rule to find your level
Wednesday (水) Newsela: Making discussion groups
Thursday (木) English Room: English Room Now Open
Friday (金) Tool: Copy and paste with a keyboard

Welcome back from Golden Week. We start a very intensive period of English study in classes until the end of July. Now is the time to build good habits

Before you start, though, you should look at yourself. “Know Yourself” was first written in ancient Greece, about 3,000 years ago, and has become very popular, because it is the key to success. These days, you can even do better that to “Know Yourself”, you can measure yourself. There are many ways you can measure your daily language learning. Programs like Newsela and Xreading have measurement built in. Like FitBit exercise checkers, they see what you actually read. This is called “Quantified Self.” When you start to measure yourself, you can understand yourself better.

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OLN News Week 3: Golden Week

Welcome to this week’s OLNews, a (月) look forward at the week’s posts about learning English for SWU ELC students (and any others!)

Upcoming: Week of April 24-30
Tuesday (火) Xreading:  Reading for Yourself
Wednesday (水) Newsela: Finding Articles for yourself
Thursday (木) English Room: English Lunches after Golden Week
Friday (金) Tool: YouGlish.com (YouTube video for pronunciation)

Next Week is Golden Week, so there will not be any Online Learning News. Not many classes, either. You will have time, which is a good thing, and a bad thing. It is good to have time to relax and do the things you want to. The bad thing is that you can lose ability if you don’t keep practicing during vacation.

Use your software during Golden Week. Research says that if you study English 20 minutes a day, you can keep your level up. So read a book, or watch a TED video, or read a Newsela article, or some Xreading Graded readers. Try out YouGlish to listen to YouTube videos for pronunciation help. Lots of things to do, you just have to try them out. So explore!

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OLN News Week 2: Small Changes

Welcome to this week’s OLNews, a (月) look forward at the week’s posts about learning English for SWU ELC students (and any others!)

Upcoming: Week of April 17-23
Tuesday (火) Xreading:  What is XReading?
Wednesday (水) Newsela: What is Newsela?
Thursday (木) English Room: The English Room Schedule
Friday (金) Tool: Google Translate.

News: We have just finished our first full week of school. For some of you, that means BIG changes. Changes in how you live, how you work, and how you study. We hope this will lead to changes in how you think and feel, too.

It is important to be careful of big changes. Most people, if they try too many things, fail at all of them. Pick one important thing, and try to make a new habit. Follow the advice of one of the smartest people I know, Matt Cutts, from Google.

Try something new for 30 days. Watch this video for 3 minutes. Use the language help if you don’t understand. I have tried it myself, and it works.

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Edamame

Edamame is famous abroad. Many Japanese love Edamame. It matches with all kind of alcoholic drinks, especially beer. People in overseas love Edamame too because it is really healthy food. Many foreigners searched a lot about Edamame. They cook a soup, gill like a meat and put Edamame paste on bread. We can see how foreigners love Edamame. It is a little bit long movie, but please check it out!! In Japan, we can eat Edamame easily. However, we cannot see it in Boston. That is strange imagefor me!

今、海外で枝豆がブームになっていて、webの検索ワードがすしの次に多いそうです

SHAKE SHACK

shake shackHave you ever been to New York City? I love this city. Thre are many good foods, shops, buildings and people. I would like to talk about my favorite humburger.  My favorite humburger is SHAKE SHACK. shake shack
When my parents came to NEW YORK, I ate that. It was first time. The bun is soft, and meat is so juicy and vegetabe is fresh. I really like that one. After back to Boston,  I inspected where are there other places. They have same shop in Boston. Also, it is the next stop at nearlest station at Showa Boston. I went to there every months by work with my friends. Shake Shack is there is not in the west coast. If you have a chance to go to New York, Boston, Pensylvania, Florida, Whashington D.C, New Jersey and Coneticut, you should eat!! Don’t miss it!!!
アメリカの東海岸に行ったら一度はSHAKE SHACK を食べることをお勧めします。私の中での一番のハンバーガーです。

Essa Bagel

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Do you like bagel? My best favorite Bagel is Essa Begel. This is very very tasty bagel!!!essa
I ate this in New York . Essa Bagel is most popular in NYC and my favorite bagel’s shop in NYC. When I went to NY, I ate this Bagel every morning. My most recommend bagel is smkoe salmon with cream cheese. The bagel’s dough is chewy and too much cream cheese and salmon. It is awsome. Also, Essa Bagel has in Japan. Therefore, after back to Japan, I went to there. However, it is diffrent in NYC. Also, there aren’t topping like a salmon, cream cheese, peanut. I really miss New York Essa Bagel :(:(
日本にもエッサベーグルのお店はあるけど、全然違うのでぜひ本場ニューヨークと食べ比べしてほしいです。

Okinawa

 

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I’m going to talk about Okinawa. My father is from Okinawa so I know a little bit that culture. Okinawa is a little different from Tokyo or Osaka.

Okinawa is the most famous resort place in Japan. It has really beautiful beach and ocean. Okinawa has only one monorail. That’s why almost all adults have a driver license. And also they don’t like walking so they often use taxies. That price is cheaper than Tokyo.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Okinawan people us592457e74b3922f4046bf40a6549eb5cually eat Goya. It’s a bitter vegetable. It looks like sponge gou

rd.  They mix Goya and spam pork. I think it is the most famous food in Okinawa.

沖縄は日本で一番有名なリゾート地であり、東京や大阪とは異なる文化をもっている。

Osaka

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Have you ever been to Osaka? I go to there twice a year. I really like Osaka. Osaka has Universal Studio Japan. This summer Universal Studio Japan opened Harry Potter area. Too many tourists will go there. I think that area will be too crowded. If you want to go there, you will go after summer vacation. I recommend you will go there this fall.

 

I also recommen500_26537320d Daruma. It is pieces of pork shop. It is really famous shop in Japan. Many people line up to eat it in front of the shop. It is located Dotonbori. It is not so cross to Universal Studio Japan. It ta
kes about 30 minutes. If you will go Osaka, please go both places.

今夏、ユニバーサルスタジオジャパンではハリーポッターアリアが開設され、大いににぎわっている。大阪へ行くなら、ユニバーサルスタジオジャパンとだるまに行くことをお勧めする。

Hashikko Bento

imageHashikko Bento is one of lunch box, but it is unusual. It is not meal but also cake. That’s container is like meal lunchbox.

When the pastry chefs make the cake , the remnants of cakes are always left, so the pastry chefs make the lunch box by the remnants of cakes.

It looks very unique. You can buy cakes reasonably and eat many kinds of cake.
Some stores began sell Hashikko Bento. If you find Hashikko Bento, you should try it.

 

Pikachu cafe

imagePublic presentation of the Pokemon movie latest work is commemorated, so Pokemon exhibition will be held at Roppongi Hills observatory on July 19 to August 31. You can watch the first to latest movie. During the exhibition, there is Pikachu cafe. In the cafe, if the hood menu and sweets which can be eaten only here can be enjoyed and also an original drink is ordered, coasters of special make will be given.

The original food and sweet are very cute! Let’s try it!