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 Category Archives: English

Common Restaurant English Expressions Waiters, & Staff Use

When you go to a restaurant, you usually know what is going to happen and that is because eating at a restaurant usually follows a set script. The waiters aren’t given one to memorize, of course. But even so, waiters and waitresses usually stick to a very narrow range of English phrases. Here is what you can usually expect […]

#/trackback – The Art of Website Trackback Etiquette

The Art of Website Trackback Etiquette Trackback Etiquette: Using trackbacking as a traffic building tool is a fine art. Many bloggers make the mistake of going trackback crazy before their blog has enough or even any content. This may bring new readers in but they will not stay long or bookmark your site as you don’t give them […]

What is a trackback link? Trackbacks, Pingbacks and Linkbacks

Trackback Links Trackback links are one of four types of linkback methods. They allow website companies or authors to request a notification when somebody links to one of their web pages or documents. They enable them to keep track of who is linking to their articles. Some weblog software and content management systems, such as […]

How to Study in Six Simple Steps

How to Study in Six Simple Steps Space (1) How to Study: It is easier to study when you are in a comfortable space. Make room, mentally and physically, for studying. Take a deep breath and pause for a moment before you start. Remember the types of things that make you comfortable. Place (2) Personalize your workspace. Pace (3) N […]

The EIKEN Test in Practical English Proficiency – Second Stage

A sample of the 2nd part of the EIKEN test The speaking test: The EIKEN Test in Practical English Proficiency – Second Stage Sample Topic: Practical Skills Today, practical skills such as using computers and speaking foreign languages are regarded as important. As a result, many schools are offering classes for these skill […]

Search

Your Current Search If you are looking for a certain thing and can’t find it, use our menu on the right side of this site, or try our search engine :) Navigation If a navigation bar is the roadmap to a website, it’s probably best to show every page there, right? That way people are sure to find what they need… Actual […]

DCW (Digital Camera Warehouse) Offers Great Discounts to Students

DCW Discount DCW (Digital Camera Warehouse) is offering English students great discounts on cameras and also photography lessons. If interested, contact their stores in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane. *Free delivery of products, Australia wide. Glen (^-^)v Sapporo Eikaiwa AGREATDREAM DWC FAQs Buying from Us How can I contact you […]

Top 10 Study Tips + How to Study English Effectively

Top 10 Study Tips – Below are a few ideas from Kenneth Beare on studying English effectively. Thanks Kenneth. There are many ways to study English, but many students ask which is the most effective. Unfortunately, I don’t think there is a single answer that is right for every student. However… I can certainly g […]

Hokkaido Explorer ・ 北海道エクスプローラー (hokkaidoexplorer.com)

Hokkaido Explorer: If you are in Hokkaido and looking for English travel information check out this new website. It has stories and videos about food, drinks, famous places and people around Hokkaido. Hokkaido Explorer ・ 北海道エクスプローラー hokkaidoexplorer.com Hokkaido Tour Guide If you are looking for hotels or information on Hokkaido […]

Emulate – Vocabulary

Emulate: To strive to equal or excel, especially through imitation Emulate – Vocabulary ˈɛmjʊleɪt/ verb: emulate; 3rd person present: emulates; past tense: emulated; past participle: emulated; gerund or present participle: emulating Match or surpass (a person or achievement), typically by imitation. “most rulers wish […]

DLS… What does it mean? Dirty Little Secret, Dynamic Light Scattering

What does DLS mean? Web Acronyms: DLS The meaning of DLS (acronym/abbreviation/slang word) Ever wondered what DLS really means? Slang words, abbreviations and acronyms are listed here on the Sapporo Eikaiwa AGREATDREAM Internet Slang Dictionary. Your resource for web acronyms, web abbreviations and netspeak. The DLS Definition T […]

What are Verbs?

Verbs describe the way someone or something does something. They describe the action. They are actions. Eat, sleep, love, study, any word that involves motion or physical activity is considered to be a verb. Verb List(動詞リスト) Verbs beginning with the letter A accept add admire admit advise afford agree alert allow amuse analyse a […]

Common Spelling Mistakes Made In English

Common Spelling Mistakes English spelling can be tricky, even for English speakers! This is because English is not 100% phonetic and also because there are so many exceptions. 間違いやすい綴りの英単語の一覧 Below is a list of common spelling mistakes made in English A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T […]

Healthy Zucchini (Courgette) Snacks

How to prepare and cook the zucchini Cut a zucchini into 5mm thick circles. Put the cut zucchini into a bowl, with just enough water to cover it. Put a microwave safe lid on the bowl. Microwave at 500W for 5 minutes and 30 seconds. Eat after it cools down a bit. Health benefits of zucchini (courgette) Only 17 calories per 100g, […]

The history/origin of the question mark – Where did it come from?

Question Mark The question mark (?; also known as an interrogation point, interrogation mark, question point, query or eroteme), is a punctuation mark that replaces the full stop (period) at the end of an interrogative sentence in English and many other languages. The question mark is not used for indirect questions. The questio […]

Beef Stir-Fry Recipe

Beef Stir-Fry Ingredients • 250g dried medium egg noodles • vegetable oil • 350g steak, thinly sliced • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely sliced • a thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger, peeled and finely sliced • 1–2 large fresh red chillies, finely sliced • 200g peanut shoots or bean sprouts • soy sauce • sesame oil • juice of ½ […]

Step Up for Cancer in Colorado: Bright Ideas

Step Up for Cancer in Colorado ONE CAUSE, ONE COMMUNITY Step Up for Cancer in Colorado: Giving a few hours of your day can give years to someone else’s life! Over two years, more than 400 participants have helped raise $215,000 for the local cancer community in Colorado. And last year, one very special yes made a life-saving bon […]

Bat Cupcake From Woman’s Day With Blue Frosting & Sprinkles

Bat Cupcake From Woman’s Day Plain cupcakes take flight once decorated with blue frosting and sprinkles, dark chocolate wings and sugar-spun eyes and fangs. Recipe courtesy of Mark Ferri Serves: 12 Total Time: 1 hr Prep Time: 1 hr Ingredients 12  baked and cooled cupcakes 1 can(s) (16 oz) vanilla frosting Wilton royal blue […]

Pleasant Surprises

Pleasant Surprises – I got a pleasant surprise a few day back when I got into the lift. A lady, I had never met before, greeted me in English and for some reason, it felt like I was back in Australia again. Her pronunciation was so nice. I wonder if she was born in Japan. I’ll have to ask her next time… Japan h […]

Free Language Lessons – 06/22/11

Free Language Lessons Free Language Lessons: 06/22/11 Offer Expired Sometimes I offer free language lessons during campaigns or to students that are involved in community work helping others. If you would like a free lesson please send me a message stating why and the type of community work you do. Contact Page We have had many […]

Qq Quickly quickly QUICKLY

List of Words Starting with Qq Quickly quickly QUICKLY quickly  比 more quickly  最 the most quickly 副 速く、急いで、素早く 1. Come here quickly. (急いでここに来なさい。) 2. You should get there as quickly as possible. (できるだけ急いでそこにいくべきです。) タグ:quickly 7 Letter Words Word, Scrabble Points, Words With Friends Points quizzed 35 36 quizzer 34 35 quizzes 34 […]

Extra TOEIC Quizzes

Extra TOEIC Quizzes Extra TOEIC Quizzes I have made and uploaded a few new TOEIC quizzes for registered members. Check them out if you have time. You can see a sample of the TOEIC quiz if you click on the link above. Don’t forget to register if you want to see more ;) Sapporo Eikaiwa and Language School AGreatDream Glen Th […]

New English/Japanese Textbooks and Resources

7 new Eiken books, one English Q&A book and 3 piles of mixed booked (^-^) These new textbooks/books will be a nice addition to the ever expanding library.  I just need to index what is in them now. It’s amazing how heavy 3 piles of books can get. I must have been lifting 30 kilos or more. Our online English study proje […]