I'm Yumi, a JEEPA certified English conversation coach.
How are you doing?
It's been a week since the beginning of this year.
Did you all have a good New Year?
Well, today in Melbourne, the temperature is 23 degrees and it is sunny.
According to the weather forecast, it will be much hotter next week.
I just pray that we don’t get the bushfires like last year.
Continuing on from last week, I will introduce an example of conversation for when you can't remember the words while you are talking in English, from Mr. Sachin's YouTube video!
This is often used, so it's useful to remember.
By using them many times, you will be able to say it automatically.
It's just like sports, I guess...
I wrote some example sentences below for when you forget the English word you want to convey.
I just forgot the word. (sono tango wo wasuremashita)
What's that? What do you say? (nante iundakke?)
If you spend a lot of time on words that you can't remember, the conversation will stop, so it's important to explain using various words rather than trying to remember them, and using gestures is also an effective method. ..
I wrote down a successful version of a conversation below.
It's a role-playing format, so I think it's a good idea to actually practice this conversation with someone.
S: Hey Tanaka, how are you?
T: Hi Sachin, I'm good. How are you?
S: I'm good but just staying home. It's getting boring now.
T: Yes it's very boring.
S: So I was thinking when this gets over I wanna go out.
Do you know some places where I can go? Like some nice place?
T: Some nice place? I have an idea, but what's the word? Hmm, there are many fish. I just forgot the word. What do we call it? There is a big shark and many fish, and it's in Shinagawa.
S: Oh is that Shinagawa aquarium?
T: Yeah, Aquarium
S: Ok that's a nice place. Yeah, that'll be fun. I'd love to go there.
T: Yeah, you should go. It's a nice place.
S: Oh, that's great. That's a good idea Tanaka. That will be nice. Yeah, will you join me if I go?
T: Yeah, I wanna join.
S: Ok so let's work out when to go then.
T: Ok thank you.
S: Yeah, let's go.
S: Take care then
T: You too .
S: Thank you
T: Thank you
So, that's it for today.
Have a great weekend!