hope that everyone is enjoying the nice weather lately. I'm kinda sad right now because as much as I don't want to admit, I think that winter is finally over and spring is upon us. The reason I say this is because I didn't get a chance to go snowboarding this winter and I'm kinda bummed about it.Read More
There are many exciting festivals that take place in February, but one of the lesser known ones in Japan is probably Mardi Gras. When I think of colorful costumes, an exciting parade, and lots of partying, Mardi Gras immediately comes to mind.Read More
When you think you know something but you are still not quite sure or when you want to start a conversation with someone, then the tag questions are undeniably useful. We make tag questions by taking the auxiliary (助動詞) verb from a normal sentence and put it in the opposite mood (negative becomes positive and positive becomes negative)
Lets make some examples:Read More
Finding a good TV show that I'd like to watch can sometimes be difficult, especially because I want to watch a particular genre at a certain time of day. I also have a short attention span when the characters or premise of the TV show doesn't interest me...Read More
English has many ways in which you can connect two sentences or even two paragraphs to either emphasize a point you are trying to make or simply make things clearer to understand. Lets take a look at some of them.Read More
Hello all! I hope you all had a fun and safe holiday season. It was too short for me and I wish that it lasted longer! This new year's holiday marks the sixth time that I've welcomed the new year here in Japan.Read More
I can definitely say that my 7 months here at Sunrise have been some of the most exciting and fun months in my life. Both in and out of work. I have over this period met many new, interesting and fantastic people. From talking about everyday things to cultural differences, I have learned a great deal from you and I hope I have been able to help you achieve a bit more in your English studies as well.Read More
I hope everyone had a great 2016 and will have an even better 2017!
In 2016 we taught nearly 4000 classes in Senrioka!
Thank you to the teachers, office staff and of course all of our wonderful students!!
Enjoy your holiday and I look forward to seeing you in 2017.
Happy New Year!
From everyone at サンライズ英会話
Some people take part in Secret Santa exchanges. Secret Santa is a fun way to exchange gifts with your friends, co-workers, or acquaintances. Many people enjoy being surprised by unpredictable gifts.
First, the group sets a price for the presents.
Then, each person buys something around that price.
Finally, everyone exchanges gifts at a party.
A few years ago I experienced Secret Santa at work. There were about 30 people.
I remember buying something predictable, a box of novelty chocolates for $10.
At the party we made a big circle of chairs and the presents were put into a big bag. Then one by one we pulled a present out of the bag. I recieved Russian doll nail clippers. Another co-worker received a purple wig.