ステップアップ-STEP UP・イギリス人講師 Kim キム
Hi, my name is Kim. I'm from Lincoln in England. I studied Economics and Math at Manchester University and graduated in 2004. I moved to Japan for a new adventure. I love Sapporo because there is always something to do. In winter I can snowboard and in summer I can wakeboard, Sapporo has the perfect climate! When I'm not doing sports I like to study Japanese and Japanese cooking, However I don't seem to be getting any better at either of them! So if you have any tips, let me know.
British class system
Hello everyone. Recently, one of my students asked me about the British class system. For those of you who don’t know about this, in the UK there has been a long established class system. If you are a lord or lady, or just the king/queen of your own middle class kingdom, everyone in the UK seemingly fits into this historic system. It is something that I have grown up in and haven’t really paid much notice to (as someone who is classed as middle class, i.e. both my parents work in white collar jobs), plus I haven’t been in the UK for a few years. Basically the class system comes down to three main factors; wealth, education, and occupation. Anyway, I would say that this system isn`t as important as it once was however it still is very much part of the British culture. I wonder if Japan has a class system?
A visit to the Zoo
Hello everyone. Today I have been thinking about animals. Last night I had a dream that I was attacked by a lion (perhaps I saw something in the news about a lion attacking a zoo keeper?)。In my dream I out ran the lion, which is quite impossible. I haven’t been to a zoo in such a long time, I think it must be about time to drive to Asahikawa. I heard that Ashikawa zoo is a good zoo in Hokkaido but it makes me wonder about the animals. I wonder if they are happy and if it is humane to keep animals in cages when we can watch them through interactive media and other technology such as holograms. I remember being amazed by the animals when I was an elementary student but I guess nowadays I think much more deeply. Perhaps zoos are a vital part of children’s education but I still feel a little bad when I visit them、
Hello everyone! How are you on this cold, cold day? On cold days, I like to eat chocolate or at least drink it. Hot chocolate is divine in cold weather. I recently taught a lesson on chocolate and was quite surprised that the first ever chocolate bar was actually produced in England (not the first ever chocolate, just the big block shaped ones). The chocolate company Cadbury was the first to introduce it in 1842 (please don’t quote me on that!). Actually chocolate first came from South America more than 4,000 years ago but now most of it is made in Africa and it takes about 400 cocoa beans to make one pound of chocolate!! That is incredible! American chocolate manufacturers use about 3.5 million pounds of whole milk every day to make milk chocolate. I think it clear that it isn’t only me who loves chocolate. I hope everyone has a wonderful chocolate filled day!
|１月のお得 1: 『1000円英会話』 9,800円で始めよう クーポン！|
|１月のお得 ２: 『個人レッスン』 入会金半額 5,400円 クーポン！|
|１月のお得 ３: 『チケットTOEIC』 19,800円で始めよう クーポン！|
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