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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The World Cup Is Over

ワールドカップ 開会式

I am going to talk about World Cup. The World Cup is over.
ジャパン ワールド
I saw the nearly games at  my house or sometimes went to sports bar. Japan missed advance to the knockout-stage.
I was shocked. However, I was so impressed. Because of that, they are tied firmly bond of Japan team. Nagatomo dropped tears at press conference. We knew he entrapped his all for this World Cup, When I watched his press conference.  Also, I enjoyed watching the supporters of all the countries. I could see cultures of each country. I stayed up late for a few weeks. However, I really enjoyed world cup this year. I am looking forward next world cup.
四年に一度の世界のサッカーの式典が幕を閉じた。

The cool body treat

imageNowadays it is very hot weather. And you sweat a lot. Leaving sweat is stickiness and uncomfortable.

THE BODY SHOP has produced Sorbet because they are literally cool! It’s marketed as skin products that are perfect for summer to quench your skin from the heat. You have to keep it in a refrigerator. If you buy and use it, you can spend cool summer!!

 

Weather

2May.29,  it was recorded 33.7℃ in Hokkaido and it had been 47 years. May.31 and June.1 were very hot days in Japan including Tokyo and Saitama which is my hometown. Recently, an abnomal weather becomes a big issue every year but it will be a big issue as well in this year. I’m worrying how hot this summer will be. Last year, I was in Vancouver during summer vacation and it was really comfortable. It’s been a while to spend summer in Japan. We should drink as much water as possible to protect ourself.

The rainy season

Fotolia_29953155_SRainy season has just started in Japan. I don’t like this time of year, and I think that probably you guys don’t like it either, do you? However it is not so comfortable to being here especially in this season and whatever we do our skin get sticky with sweat because of humidity, this rainy season is really important season in Japan. We can’t live without water, so we have to store a lot of water at this time of year. I know some people are looking forward to summer, but it might be good to enjoy this season!

3rd Cleanser for washing clothes

imageNowadays Japanese people absolutely use a washing machine. When you use it, what item do you need? Yes, cleanser. There are 2 types of cleansers, powder type and liquid form.

Recently P&G invented a new cleanser. It isn’t powder type or liquid form, but gel ball. It doesn’t need to measure. And the cleanser is contained ball, so your hands don’t get dirty! Are you interested in gel ball cleanser? Let’s try comparing gel ball and other cleanser.

 

Made by candy!!

imageNowadays fake food accessories are popular among Japanese woman.
Especially fake sweets is popular among Japanese woman.

Nanaco plus+ make accessories by real candy! Nanaco plus+ is in Kyoto. The company think real candy is beautiful and delicate. They want to express that feature, so they use real candy.

They also make Japanese sweet accessories! If you have foreign friends, you should give them the accessories and you can introduce beauty of Japan!

 

What are apples good for?

Apples are versatile fruits.

In generally, it’s a common saying that apples are versatile fruits. There are 15 benefits. 1. Get whiter, healthier teeth 2. Avoid Alzheimer’s 3. Protect against Parkinson’s 4. Curb all sorts of cancers 5. Decrease your risk of diabetes 6. Reduce cholesterol 7. Get a healthier heart 8. Prevent gallstones 9. Beat diarrhea and constipation 10. Neutralize irritable bowel syndrome 11. Avert hemorrhoids 12. Control your weight 13. Detoxify your liver 14. Boost your immune system 15. Prevent cataracts. In the other hand, there some risks and precautions. No serious side effects are linked to apple consumption. Apple seeds contain cyanide, a powerful poison. Eating too many apple seeds can potentially be fatal. Apple seeds should not be consumed.

りんごはスーパーフード!