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Tuesday, 9 June 2015

VV News: Toilets - Squat vs Sit, 日本の toilets bring tourists?, エレベータの中でトイレ??





Toilets. Let's argue about the traditional vs modern toilets, let's talk about Shinzo Abe's plan to use toilets to attract tourists, and taking a pooh in an elevator. You may have to one day, and you may be able to one day, soon. 

If you take a free trial of Vocab Voyage, this is what you'll get:

-     the vocab lists for the month (English and Japanese, in same order as the                             YouTube clip)
-     the article the words came from. (again in the same order)
-     a test on the 15th of the month (same as the Questions I put up everyday, but all the             subject questions  at once)
-     answers to the test, and the vocab definitions of the three 'incorrect' words in                         English and Japanese
-     you can go on the private Facebook forum, or contact me directly with any questions

1 subject ¥400, all three subjects ¥990 (if you decide to continue after your absolutely free trial)

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

六月の三番 - Princess Charlotte and her future.






The third subject for June is on the lovely, wee, Princess Charlotte. It is an article giving advice to her for her future and coping with everything in store for her.

Watch the video where I run through the vocab list and explain it. If you watch it on a computer you can see the example sentences I use subtitled at the bottom. 
If you want to get all the words with English and Japanese definitions, as well as a test to find out how well you learnt them all, www.vocab-voyage.com is where to find out how to get a free month. 

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

六月の二番- Nepal Earthquake




The first subject for June is up, and it is tragic earthquake in Nepal. They have had a tough year. Avalanches, now earthquakes.

Watch the video where I run through the vocab list and explain it. If you watch it on a computer you can see the example sentences I use subtitled at the bottom. 
If you want to get all the words with English and Japanese definitions, as well as a test to find out how well you learnt them all, www.vocab-voyage.com is where to find out how to get a free month. 

Monday, 1 June 2015

マクドナルド - They're mixing it up to get your love again.



McDonald's is changing up their menu to try and win back our trust and love. Why did they lose out trust and love. They kind of lost their love by not changing with the times, and they lost our trust with the Chinese Meat Scandal of last year.

Have a look at the Vocab Video above about last year's meat scandal. You can find all the words in the same order in the Chinese Meat Scandal Word list. All the words are from the article linked at the top of the Word list, and can be found in the same order again.

六月 - Subject 一番 - Japanese Toilets

 




The first subject for June is up, and it is Japanese toilets. Maybe they are going to be famous all over the world. I know one thing, I love them.

Enjoy the video where I run through the vocab list and explain it. If you watch it on a computer you can see the example sentences I use subtitled at the bottom. 
If you want to get all the words with English and Japanese definitions, as well as a test to find out how well you learnt them all, www.vocab-voyage.com is where to find out how to get a free month. 

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

05・13の質問ーHello Kittyのリストの単語!




The Hello Kitty Word List  is where you can study up for today's question. The Vocab YouTube clip above will help too. The story linked at the top of the Word List PDF where I got all the words from is a good read also. 
To the question:

「同時代の、現代の」の意味で使われている文はどれですか?

a:I never understand contemporary music. I prefer music from the 1980's and 1990's.
b:Many country's problems of the past have continued into the present.
c:Opinions and ideas of long ago often don't fit in the context of the 21st century.
d:The man was pleased to pick up his brand new itinerary from the travel agent.


If you want to have a look at a free trial, read all about it down below, or at our website (which is all in Japanese for you).

If you take a free trial of Vocab Voyage, this is what you'll get:

-     the vocab lists for the month (English and Japanese, in same order as the                             YouTube clip)
-     the article the words came from. (again in the same order)
-     a test on the 15th of the month (same as the Questions I put up everyday, but all the             subject questions  at once)
-     answers to the test, and the vocab definitions of the three 'incorrect' words in                         English and Japanese
-     you can go on the private Facebook forum, or contact me directly with any questions

1 subject ¥400, all three subjects ¥990 (if you decide to continue after your absolutely free trial)

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

(script ある)VV News: 日本はより多くの子供が必要 - Getting the men to help out is key!!!




It's about babies today, and how Japan can have more of them. It's all about making it easier for the men to help, as we all know - 'happy wife = happy life'.
Here's a bit of taste of the script. Listen first and write down what I say, then check against the script. Great listening practice. Members have the whole script in their inbox. 

Good morning, and welcome to Vocab Voyage News for today. It's Tuesday. I've had a haircut. I've got some new specs. 
The third topic for the month is, Japan needs more babies. Last month we talked about  everyone getting old, this month we're talking about how we need more babies. 
If you want to get the word list and everything, have a free month. www.vocab-voyage.com. Check out. Free month.
So, declining birthrate, everyone's getting old, no-one's having babies; what is the answer? It seems that they are finally figuring out that  men are the answer. Well, not men are the answer exactly, but getting men into the  game. Getting men into the baby game is the answer, because if men help, women are  more ... You know, you can't unload everything on the mum. It's not how it works. So  what are they going to do?
The government says, 'We've got an objective to raise the level of parental leave that  men take,and also the amount of housework they do.' How they are going to raise the  amount of housework that men do I do not know. Anyway, the government says this is  essential. They've got objectives. Here are their objectives. 
They want to get the current male parental leave up to from its current level of 2% to  13%. They want to put the average housework from one hour a day to two and half hours a day. A day? Yeah, that's what it says. That's in a week isn't it. How much housework  do you do? I think walking the dog is housework, I'm in the garden, maybe. But I don't  have kids. If I had kids I imagine I'd well do that. Two and a half hours a day. 



The Japan needs Babies Youtube Vocab clip will help you out with the vocab surrounding this troubling issue.

If you take a free trial of Vocab Voyage, this is what you'll get:

-     the vocab lists for the month (English and Japanese, in same order as the                             YouTube clip)
-     the article the words came from. (again in the same order)
-     a test on the 15th of the month (same as the Questions I put up everyday, but all the             subject questions  at once)
-     answers to the test, and the vocab definitions of the three 'incorrect' words in                         English and Japanese
-     you can go on the private Facebook forum, or contact me directly with any questions

1 subject ¥400, all three subjects ¥990 (if you decide to continue after your absolutely free trial)