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Do you want to practice your listening in English? Try watching videos on TED.com

When I decided to practice my listening in English, I had some trouble finding an efficient way to do that. I tried watching series, but that didn’t work for me. Then I found TED.com, a website where you can find videos about practically any subject and, since they’re all “TED Talks”, the person giving the talk must speak clearly, what makes it much easier for English learners to understand. I’ve never found a TED Talk longer than 22-23 minutes.


If you’re an English learner, give it a try.


The hay fever season

In Japan, a lot of cedar pollen is in the air from March to around the end of April. I have hay fever, so my eyes become itchy every spring. You can see some people putting on masks in Japan. A lot of masks and the medicines for hay fever are sold at the drug stores. I want the hey fever season to be over quickly.

Sakura viewing at Asakusa temple

Recently, I was super busy and did not have time to update my blog. So this entry becomes my second one.

In this morning, I just moved to Asakusa, Tokyo from Osaka.

I had time to take a look the popular temple in this area called Asakusa temple before meeting up with the real estate agent.

It was simply peaceful and beautiful:)

 

P.S. Does anyone view Sakura this year? If yes, where did you go and view? Please share your experience with me:)

Do you have tried the fabulous integrated instant language translator in the latest SKYPE ?

I am very excited to talk you about this new tool that I had fun testing it with my abroad contacts, and it's stunning! Finished the language barrier and place to enrich and developed discussions! Besides, it is a great way to extend your vocabulary and to understand the construction of the international sentences.

Where has my English skill gone?

About 20 years ago, I tried very hard to use English as much as I can everyday during my stay in Canada for three months.  I took a few English lessons almost everyday, and hung out a lot with non-Japanese people in order to avoid from speaking in Japanese, my mother tongue.  I listened to news and dramas in English so much that my ears got confused:  I even felt as if I heard English when I actually heard Japanese people having conversations.

Fake letter (about animals sentience) to progress in English

Someone can correct my text ?

I am a biology student and I have seen your video yesterday about your pet shop. I am very chock by what I heard.

Indeed, when we listen you, we feel that animals are simple object that we can buy easily like we buy a bread. It is not normal. Moreover, you sell a pet to someone without advice whereas in the most cases, this person never had pet in its life.