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Final exam

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
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Hello, My name is Misato.

Today, I will introduce Shoko’s interview with Simon.

They talk about ELP’s job.

Can you imagine what does ELP teachers think about their job?

Please listen it!


Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Hello, my name is Misato. Today I’m going to introduce a special festival in Japan, “Bon” or “Obon”.

Bon is a Japanese festival where we pray for our ancestors’ spirits. The origin of bon hasn’t been found clearly. Anciently, there was the event that ancestors visit descendants to exchange twice a year. This event was held in early spring and early autumn. The event in early spring became festival of new years, and the other became bon. In Bon festival a variety of foods are offered to the spirits of ancestors, and people pray for their ancestors’ repose.

Many Japanese people who have moved to the cities to work return to their home towns during this period. In towns and villages across the country, people in yukata gather for outdoor dances known as bon-odori. Bon-odori is imitation of the deceased from hell.

 In some districts, people made syouryouma. Syouryouma is made from cucumbers and eggplants. Cucumbers are likened to horses which run fast, because people wish their ancestors come back home fast. Eggplants are likened to cows which walk slowly because they wish their ancestors go back to the next world slowly.

Thank you for reading and listening.

Our podcast show!

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
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Hi, welcome to our show! This is Yuri. I’m Misato. my name is Akane. We will introduce a short  essay, I believe, by one of our classmates called Momoko and we also have a survey about how to have a good life and learnt a few things. We hope you enjoy this show! (more…)

Wonderful country Uruguay!

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010
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Worksheet for Uruguay!

 Hi, my name is Misato and my name is Reina. Thank you for coming. We would like to introduce about wonderful country Uruguay to you on this show. Do you know Uruguay?  Have you ever been there? You are sure to like it! Let’s start the show!


Responsibility position

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010
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     Have you heard the word “First-graders problem”? Recently, many first-graders don’t follow teachers’ instructions, and the lesson can’t start and going smoothly. Why does this problem occur? Someone said that this problem caused by “Yutori-kyoiku.” But I don’t think so. If children are trained by their parents before they enter school, such a problem won’t occur. I believe that parents of young children have obligations to their children.

     Many parents make mistakes in training their children. When I work part-time at pharmacy, I often come across strange parents. For example, I often see a mother saying “You will be scolded by clerk!” to her child who does bad thing. I think this is really strange. Training child is parents’ duty. It is NOT my job. Supporting child care is important thing, but if parents are trying to shift the responsibility onto other person like this example, they are making a big mistake. They are lacking in a sense of maternal or paternal responsibility.

     If parents don’t train their children by themselves, their children can’t understand right and wrong. Then they could be problem children in school. That is really sad thing. So, I’d like young children’s parents to realize that they have responsibility.


Wednesday, May 12th, 2010


I had an interview with Momoko. I asked her about movies. Please listen it.

About me

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
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Hello, my name is Misato Funaki. I’m 18 years old, and a first-year student at university. I’m from Yokohama, Kanagawa, and I live with my parents. I have an elder brother, but he lives in Hachioji by himself.

In my free time, I like listening to music. My favorite artists are Nightmare,Shiina Ringo, Sid,Janne Da Arc, ELLEGARDEN,Blankey Jet City and so on. I love rock music, and I often go to concert. When I was high school student, sometimes I skived off school to go to concert.

I work part-time at a pharmacy. I can experience and learn many things there. For example, I learn how to serve customers politely, and I can learn about medicines and cosmetics.

After I graduate, I want to be a Japanese teacher to people from overseas. So I want to learn about foreign cultures and communicate with many people.

Thanks for reading 😉