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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!
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Natural way from greetings to simple conversations in English

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Takaaki Inoue published on July 9, 2020
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