Mar 25

mar25If you are a student, what grade are you in? If you have finished school, what grade were you in when you were fifteen? In Japan, students start over as first years when they enter a new level of school. But in the U.S. after graduating elementary school, students start middle school or junior high school as sixth- or seventh-graders.


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Mar 18

mar18If you enjoy reading or watching stories, or if you already write your own in Japanese, try writing a simple short story in English. It will take time, and you probably have to look up some words you need. But you will learn well the words you use often in your story.


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Mar 11

mar11Peanut butter is a creamy spread made from peanuts. It was invented in the U.S., although it is now popular in the U.K. and several other regions. Most peanut butter has added sugar and oil as well as peanuts and salt. Peanut butter is mostly used in sandwiches or on toast, but it can also be used in sauces, cookies, and other foods.


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Mar 04

mar4 wikimedia commonsHis real name is Alfred Mathew Yankovic, but he is known as “Weird Al”. This popular musician plays the accordion and does parodies of popular songs with funny new lyrics. Sometimes he uses melodies and lines from current hits to make polka songs. He has received many awards and been on TV and in a movie. Once he wrote a song for a Pokemon movie.


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