Items filtered by date: 7月 2021

Today in our Elementary A class (小学生A) one of the children, keen to show his knowledge, came out with this question, "世界最大のタコは何センチですか?"

Rather than telling him to be quiet, I decided to use his outburst of Japanese and turn it into useful English. So I got him to ask again, this time in English, "How big is the biggest octopus in the world?"


The answer is 900cm (30ft)!!!

You learn something new everyday!

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土, 03 7月 2021 13:52

The frog on the rock

  Last week in our elementary A classes (小学生クラスA) the children completed unit 2 of the Explore Our World text by cutting, glueing, drawing and coloring these wonderful collages. As well as learning a whole bunch of nature vocabulary such as river, tree, frog, rock, mountain, flower, bush, grass etc they also learned how to describe the location of the items, for exmaple , "A rock is in the river", "The butterfly is on the flower" and "The frog is on the rock". 

  They all did really well, and I'm very proud of them. If you want to see all their pictures, you can find them over on the englishpool gallery page:

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金, 02 7月 2021 14:59

As seen in JAF Mate

  Well done to a keen eyed mother who noticed something of interest in this month's JAF Mate (ジャフメイト) a monthly magazine from JAF (Japan Automobile Federation).


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  On page 29, as part of a safe driving quiz, the view from the driver's seat clearly shows englishpool! Well almost, as we are hidden behind various bits of street furniture!

  Thanks to Y's mum, for sharing the magazine with us!

  And safe driving everybody!

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