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ジュリーさんへのメールその2

I would like you to set up for a one on one discussion from 22:15 to 22:45 on Friday Japan time on biweekly basis. I am ok with starting on the 27th.
I would like to pay for lessons one at a time to begin with, but is there any expiration date with your special offer ($100 for 12 lessons)?
Am I getting a recording of the each lesson?

With regards to the lesson format, I would like to simulate an actual interview starting with a couple of small talks small talk such as how I spent over the weekend or why I study English etc on every lessons.
Then I would like you to ask me a few questions about the speech that I wrote beforehand (I will let you know when I wrote). When I didn't don't write a speech before the lesson, then I would like you to give me five topics randomly from a list you have and would like to make an impromptu speech. I would appreciate if you could give me some feedbacks on my answers and speech in the latter of each lesson.

ジュリーさんへのメール

Long time no talk!

I'd like to have an one on one discussion for 30 minutes on a biweekly basis for practicing an Eiken interview.

→to practice for an Eiken interview.

I'm available about from 22:30 to 23:00 pm Japan time on any days.

→ any day

Also, until how long before should I purchase the lesson and until how long before can I cancel it? Can I replace the lesson on another day when I have to cancel it?

→untilは両方ともいらないhow long before a lesson should I purchase and how long before can it be cancelled without charge?

I hope you can accomodate your schedule.

→I hope it fits your schedule.

Talk to you soon.

ハミル姉さんとLingQへのメール

(お姉さんへ)Thank you so much for everything while we stayed in Canada.
I am already looking forward to the next visit!

I enjoyed reading about Red Hat Ladies.

I don't see you and or I would join joining the group though ;)

People dye their hair purple or red when they get older here in Japan , but they don't it doesn't look good on us in my opinion.. They look unnatural to me so I would only color black when I need to :P

Oh, did you try the green tea? That tea was supposed to be good. I hope it suits your taste.

Take care.

(LingQへ)

I signed up for a one on one discussion with Jonathan three months ago and couldn't have a conversation because our Skype connection wasn't good. Therefore, I got 500 points back on May 30th.

When I was going to use the points today, but foundthey had been were gone. It is on the 29th of August in Japan today and there should be one more day to use them.

I didn't know the exact time that the points had expired because there was no record on the transaction page.

I it would be very appreciated if you could credit the points for one more day.

熊川哲也紹介文(一日インターナショナルカレッジ用)

He is a professional ballet dancer from Japan.

I don't find him good looking and he is a little poshcocky but,he has incredible skills especially jumps and spins.His choreography is very unique,too.

What I admire him the most about him is, he pursues his pursuet to improve the working conditions for Japanese professional ballet dancers.
They normally have two jobs to make a living.
So he charges Ticket costs are pretty high on his company's performance.

I hope to become wealthy enough to go watch his show someday.

育休と自己紹介

I've been currently taking maternity leave and will go back to work from September / in 3 months.

In Japan,you can take it up to 3 years if you work in a the public sector or for big companies. You can take it for a year at smaller companies otherwise.

With maternity leave , you get 60 % of your monthly salary for two months ,またはwhich is and getreduced to 30% after that 30% of it, then get another 20% you get another 20% 6months after you go back to work in 6 months.

I speak Japanese to him.(He doesn't always speak Japanese to me.の意味)
※with だと with each other の意味で両者ともいつも日本語を話すという意味になる。

フォーラムへの投稿(続き)

WellThere was a discussion I wanted to join that wasn't no longer displayed about 30 minutes before it began.It was there about 10 hours before and there were participants.So I imagine the discussion was held.
In any case,I guess I should ask a tutor directly whether I can join or not by sending a message on Skype or on the "Wall" function.

最初に”Well"を入れると、怒っている感じになるんだって

フォーラムへの投稿

Until how long before a discussion begins can you sign up?

一行だけだけど

LingQ suvey

I have three suggestions at this time.

1. Add a " description" function when signing up for one on one conversations as you had before for a short time. I imagine we can send a message to a tutor by using a new function in the profile section when we have a specific topic to talk about,but this would be easier or clearer for new members.( a new memberとしていた^^;)

2.Have a direct link to "Library" in the speaking section; This helps to encourage the members who are interested in joining an open discussion with a topic from a library and give an idea what to talk about on a one on one.

3. Have a "Quiz" on the vocabulary section again; I liked a quiz section where you can fill in the blank with words and phrases that have been saved from the pull down menu at The Linguist.

※fill out としていた^^;

I hope this helps :)

投稿しなかったフォーラムへの英文(笑)

ハミルに諭されて出さなかったけど、一応書いたので(⌒▽⌒ゞ

I meant to upgrade to a premium membership because I wanted to join discussions. However, I mistakenly bought points at "points" section. It would be nice if you could combine "points" and "account" section onto one page. Also, if you have a few more buttons to finalize the payment, that would be helpful,too.

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産後初めて英文を書きました

Thank you for your congrats about our baby. It sure is a lot of work but fun! I hope you and your family are doing well this year ,too :)

These are some of the textbooks that I used in prep class for Japanese proficiency test. Please note that some are not sold or old information because it has been about 8 years since I taught last:


The books from the 2nd and 8th links were popular because some of the parts were on the test in the past.

You can get the previous tests at Kinokuniya or Junkudo as you might know.( I couldn't find at Amazon.)

You can also do some grammar exercises on this website:

You can take some parts of previous tests here:

This website looks like it's full of information:
I hope this helps :)

Take care,
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