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  • Hello and welcome, everybody

  • My name's Tony and I'm from England and

  • I'm an English teacher in Japan

  • So many things to talk about today

  • so let's go straight to the whiteboard

  • So, here's the last lesson I showed you about greetings

  • All of these greetings simply mean *Japanese translation

  • and like I said in the last lesson, the answer to all

  • of these is "Good, thanks. You?"

  • Or in America...

  • If you haven't seen this lesson yet, please have a look

  • there is a link underneath this video

  • So, these greetings can be used for a quick greeting

  • there's no conversation expected

  • and for these situations,

  • this question and answer combination is perfect

  • But there is another situation,

  • a situation where you're expected to

  • have a conversation

  • This conversation can also be seen a lot

  • in your English classes

  • So, in these situations, the same question here

  • is absolutely fine

  • You can use these questions here in this situation too

  • But what about the answers here?

  • If we stick with "Good, thanks. You?" will it work?

  • Well, that didn't go very well!

  • The conversation just went round in circles

  • Because we have this "you?" in there

  • there's no way a conversation can ever actually begin

  • So, lets take out this "you?"

  • We're expected to have a conversation here so

  • you simply have to say something, anything, to let the

  • conversation begin

  • But how? English is really difficult, right?

  • Yes, but there is an order and a pattern

  • Starting with a subject is very important

  • I'm always telling my students to remember to say

  • the subject. Usually it's a person

  • OK, next type of word. You need a verb

  • A verb is something you do with your body

  • In this example, we're talking about recent events so

  • we need to use past tense

  • For example..

  • OK, after this we need a noun

  • The name of a thing or a person

  • Put (very) simply, use a noun here

  • And finally we can add a time

  • Again, we're talking about a past event here so

  • you need to tell the person when all this happened

  • We have our pattern, so let's try

  • *Japanese translation

  • *Japanese translation

  • We're following the pattern, everybody OK?

  • *Japanese translation

  • Nice. We have our pattern, we have our structure

  • Person, verb, noun, time..

  • Person, verb, noun, time..

  • So, let's apply this to the face to face situation

  • from before

  • What's going to happen?

  • I have to say something

  • OK, we finally started and had a conversation

  • It was a strange conversation but

  • the reason the conversation started was because

  • "blue Tony" found something to say and just said it

  • In actual fact, any one of those words flying around

  • his head would have been absolutely fine

  • "Work" - Perfect. You can say so much here

  • Seriously, anything is ok,

  • but please, just say something

  • And do NOT worry about making mistakes

  • Making mistakes is NEVER a bad thing

  • In fact, it's a very very good thing

  • When you make a mistake you give yourself

  • a chance to learn.

  • Firstly, English is just a tool for communication

  • if you can get the other person to understand what you're trying to say,

  • mission accomplished

  • My Japanese in this video is far from perfect.

  • I'm not using as much honorific Japanese as I should

  • my intonation isn't great,

  • my vocabulary and grammar could all be much better,

  • but if you're sat there and you're understanding me

  • isn't that enough?

  • Just imagine NOT being scared of making mistakes

  • Imagine actually wanting to make mistakes

  • You'd get better really quickly, right?

  • Don't think "I don't want to make any mistakes today",

  • try thinking "I want to make so many mistakes today"

  • "so many!"

  • 10 mistakes

  • 20 mistakes

  • 30 mistakes

  • mmm!

  • Go for it! Please, make mistakes

  • Also, don't worry.

  • While you're speaking English, Batman will not jump

  • out and scare you

  • I guarantee it

  • OK, so next time let's have a look

  • at actually "how" to study English

  • Important study methods

  • I've been Tony

  • If you want to speak English,

  • I'm always right by your side.

  • GOOD LUCK!

  • GOOD LUCK!

Hello and welcome, everybody

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    Takaaki Inoue posted on 2020/07/09
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