2020/04/09
Hi everyone! This season’s useful phrases are about health and illness. Our phrase for today is to come down with something. This phrase is used when someone is about to become sick or to have some symptoms of a less serious illness. The preposition “with” is typically followed by a particular disease (come down with the flu/ measles/ a cold). For example: “I have to cancel the meeting because I`ve come down with a fever.”...

2020/04/04
Hi everyone! We have additional content on our homepage and it will be all about helpful English phrases in different situations. Today we’ll introduce some of the commonly used expressions when greeting someone. “Hello” and “Hi” are the most popular greetings to use in an informal or casual situation. It is generally followed by a person’s name. For example,“ Hello/ Hi, Chris. Good to see you!” “Nice to meet you” or “Pleased to meet you” is always used when meeting...

2020/03/28
新型コロナウイルスの影響により4月5日(日)に予定していた花見イベントを中止 させていただくことが決定いたしました。 参加をご希望してくださっていた生徒さんには大変ご迷惑をおかけすることとなりますが ご理解の程よろしくお願いいたします。 尚、レッスンにつきまして、現段階では通常通り営業しております。
2020/03/21
Hello everyone! Tamara here. I went to Kyoto last Sunday to meet up with my friend, and we walked around Kyoto to look at plum (梅) blossoms. We went to the gardens in the Kyoto Imperial Palace Grounds. Because of the travel bans and the coronavirus, Kyoto had much less people than usual on a nice Sunday afternoon.

2020/03/18
Today`s conversation phrase is “don`t.”  When you want to tell someone not to do something, you can say, “Don’t ~.” Be careful when using this phrase because it can sound strong. This is best used from a parent to a child or teacher to a student or friend to friend. Examples: “Don’t use your phone in class.” 授業中に電話を使ってはいけません “Don’t be late.” 遅れないで “Don’t come on Saturday.” 土曜日に来ないでください

2020/03/13
When you’re in a new city and need to know where something is, you can ask anybody, “Where is the nearest ~?” This simple phrase can you used with anyone you meet. If you want to be more polite or get someone’s attention before asking, say, “Excuse me,” first. Examples: “Where is the nearest Starbucks?” いちばん近いスターバックスはどこですか? “Where is the nearest train station?” いちばん近い駅はどこですか? “Where is the nearest...

2020/03/07
Today’s English phrase is used when you get into a taxi. The driver will ask you where you want to go and you`ll answer with, ”Please take me to ~.” This phrase is okay to use in any situation where a driver will take you somewhere. Example: (You’re visiting New York City and need to take a taxi.) “ Please take me to Grand Central Station.” “ Please take me to Rockefeller Center.” “ Please take me to JFK airport, terminal 1.”

2020/02/29
Hello everyone! Thank you for always checking our homepage and for taking time to read our posts on social media. This year, we are introducing Voss`s new template and modified contents on SNS to make learning English more fun and convenient. If you have any suggestions or requests for additional contents, please let us know. Enjoy! 今日から新しいスタイルでSNSを始めていきます☆ ぜひお楽しみに♪

2020/02/12
Today’s useful phrase is about people. You’ll sometimes hear others say that someone is a bad apple. This means that the person is a bad influence. Parents will often say or think this phrase about their children’s friends. Examples: Mother: I don’t like my son’s friend, Tommy.     He’s a bad apple. Teacher: That girl is a bad apple.      I’m worried about her future. Father: I don’t want you hanging out with Mike.       He’s a bad apple....

2020/02/08
Do you have a good memory? Then you can say, “I won’t forget...” This is a promise that you will remember something. Examples: Mi: What’s my name? John: Mi. Mi: Don’t forget my name. John: I won’t forget your name Mi. 日本語訳 Mi:私の名前は何? John:ミィ Mi:私の名前を忘れないでね John:忘れないよ John: Remember that we’re meeting tomorrow after work. Adam: I won’t forget to come. John: Good. 日本語訳...

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