Saturday, October 31, 2009

I half to go

Hi, How are you? I'm fine.
Please look at this sentence: I have to go. If I say only the word "have",I say it just like the dictionary. However, when I use it in a sentence it becomes "half". I half to go.
This is why we teach Sound Stream. Each sentence has it's own sound and flow.
The pronounciation of the individual words can change. My advice is this: Take a new word and make a sentence out of it.
For example: friend,  I don't use this word by itself! I always use it in a sentence. "He's my friend,etc."
Please listen to sentences, memorize the sentences, repeat my pronounciation. If you have questions please contact me or Mr. Sakurai.

One more thing; I don't think it will take 100 years to learn English, be easy on yourselves!!!


Friday, October 30, 2009

New Student blogs.

     First of all, welcome to the new students who have agreed to study "Sound Stream English".
Each student is writing a blog. I plan to read these blogs everyday.
In comparison to  NewspaperJapanese, it's relatively easy for me. From today's reading I only made a few mistakes. What's important for me is to understand the students problems with their studies. Many of the same issues the students face, I face too. One of the students wrote: English is my old enemy(宿敵). I thought this was both funny and appropriate. I often feel the same way. Instead of "old enemy", I prefer to use the word "nemesis". This word has a more sinister(悪巧み) meaning to it. I will continue to read the blogs and we will talk more tomorrow.

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Hi, how's it going? I've been following the the blogs of the new students. It's very interesting. More on that later, sorry.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Ohio*(クリック)*Click Here!

Hi、 there. There's a video on my you-tube. Please click the link!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Cleveland Ohio

This is Cleveland, Ohio. I was born here. I live about 25 miles outside of Cleveland in a city called Eastlake. The Cleveland Cavaliers are a famous professional basketball team. Shady also lives here.
This picture was taken from an airplane flying over Lake Erie.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Columbus Ohio

     This is Columbus Ohio. Columbus is the capital of Ohio.
It is also the largest city in Ohio. Columbus was founded in 1812.
It became the capital in 1816. The population is about 1.7million
people in the metro area. There is a deep economic connection
between Japan and Ohio.
     Let's talk more about that tomorrow.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Gabe's interview?  わかりましたか。




Michael:  Hi, what's your name?

Gabe:      Gabriel.

Michael:  What's my name?

Gabe:       Mike.

Michael:  Uncle Mike. (MichaelはGabeのアンクルでGabeが

Gabe:      Uncle Mike.

Michael:  How are you Gabe?

Gabe:      Good.


Have a nice day!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Gabe's interview (クリック)

Here it is, the Gabe interview.

Click the link and watch!

Can you understand him?

Monday, October 5, 2009


Sunday, October 4, 2009

It's Puggin' Hood

"Hi, I'm Puggin Hood!"

"I take from the rich and give to the poor."

Friday, October 2, 2009

Lake Erie is one of the five "Great Lakes"

Can you see where Ohio is?

What is on the other side of Lake Erie?

Maybe somebody can help, Here comes a special news report! It's TV newsdog Winston Bullhill.


This is Winston Bullhill. We interupt this blog for a special report.
This was just received by our news department. The answer to
"What's on the other side of Lake Erie?" is ....Canada! Yes, shocking news. Full report at 11:00. This has been Winston Bullhill.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Lake Erie in the morning (エリー湖)

Grey skies in the morning. This is Lake Erie. What's on the other side?

grey skies- 灰色の空
other side- 向こう側