I'm Yumi, a JEEPA certified English conversation coach.
How are you doing?
It's 18 degrees and cloudy in Melbourne today.
It's been chilly here for a couple of days.
Today's blog is about JEEPA's Movie Challenge, which I take every morning at 5:40am Japan time.
This time's movie is The Great Gatsby with Leonardo DiCaprio.
It is about a story in eastern United States in the 1920s.
I personally love the fashion of this time
When we were in the U.S. (We lived in New York and Los Angeles for a total of 9 years due to my husband's job transfer), I remember that some of my friends used to have costume parties
wearing vintage clothes. Everyone got into their roles.
I lived there for a total of 9 years.
I've seen people who were just shopping at the mall suddenly start singing.
And they were very good at it.
I couldn't help but listen to them and applauded.
I remembered that when my daughters were in elementary school, they participated in a drama group
at a local church and performed for the public.
The kids were about nursery school age to early elementary school age.
When they were at backstage, I was worried that they would be too crazy to play on the stage, but once they were on stage, they suddenly became actors.
They were able to say their lines with emotion and everything.
I wondered if it was because they were children.
Now, back to this challenge, it's a great class to start your day with - 20 minutes of English every morning.
It's offered every day for 30 days. There's no prep or review, so you can take it easy and you won't get
pointed at to say things. .
It's a movie, so the learning material is fun.
I'm sure it's the same with anything, and also with English learning, it's important to make it a habit and keep at it! I'm sure you'll be able to guess what I'm talking about.
This class is reasonably priced at 9,800 yen per month.
The classmates will give you various opinions and impressions, so you can enjoy digging deeper into the movie. For example, we can talk about Robert Redford's version of the movie, the music used in the movie, and we can ask the coach about the dialogues that are difficult to understand. If the coach doesn't know about it, he or she can ask a native speaker, and the answer will be posted on the Movie Challenge Facebook Group.
The classmates are all English-loving people, so it's a great way to have fun while learning English together.
We are already halfway through this Challenge, so I'll let you know before next movie starts.
So that's it for today.
Have a great weekend!