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Lost and Found Offices – Sapporo

Found Offices - SapporoLost and Found Offices – Sapporo

Lost and Found Offices – Sapporo: Here is a list of the main lost and found offices

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A trackback allows websites to notify people about an update or updates. It is one of four types of linkback methods for authors to request notification when somebody links to one of their pages or stories. This enables writers to keep track of who is linking to their articles. Some websites, based on SilverStripe, WordPress, Drupal, and Movable Type, support automatic pingbacks. With automatic pingbacks all the links in a published article can be pinged when the article is published. The term colloquially means any kind of linkback.

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Installing Adobe CS6 (Creative Suite) in the wrong language

installing Adobe CS6 creative suite wrong languageInstalling Adobe CS6 (Creative Suite) in the wrong language

Did you just get a copy of Adobe CS6 (Creative Suite) only to find out it installs in the wrong language? If you did, like I did, then maybe these steps below will help you get it installing in the correct language. This should also work if you downloaded the trial of Adobe CS6, and it isn’t installing in English or your main language either. The reason for this problem is usually the region and language settings.

Installing Adobe CS6 Creative Suite

Here are the steps for installing and hopefully fixing the Adobe CS6 Creative Suite when it is coming up with the wrong language:

1. Open the Control Panel

2. Open Region and Language settings

3. On the Formats tab change the format to English (or your native language)

Format: English (United States)

4. Try installing or reinstalling again.


Feel free to email me through the contact page if you find a better way of fixing this problem. Any support or help on fixing problems like this is greatly appreciated.


As a teacher and designer, I’m quite happy with the CS6 Master Collection.

One day, I would like to upgrade to the new Creative Cloud version but Adobe still hasn’t fixed the line drawing problems in the software. Also after 3 years of going through support through different versions of the software, I kind of gave up on wasting my time talking to Adobe. Consumer Affairs give them a bit of a whipping for breaking the law though lol.

It’s a pity they used so much money on lawyers to avoid fixing bugs instead of paying a few programmers to do the actual work that needed to be done. Companies like Adobe should employ more people and help communities flourish in my opinion.

There are quite a few new companies offering amazing programs out there for free these days. And I like to get involved in groups that help others. It’s nice to be able to offer help to others knowing it makes a positive difference.

Have a wonderful day and do something nice for someone today ;)

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Adobe: 32 bit TWAIN scanner problem on Photoshop installation DVD

AdobeAdobe Keeps Quiet About TWAIN Drivers

No updates for the 32-bit TWAIN scanner…

Adobe released 32 and 64 bit versions of Photoshop CS6 but forgot to mention it wouldn’t work with most scanners out of the box. By leaving in the 32 bit version of Photoshop on the installation DVD they said to many users to use that version instead… The main problem is the TWAIN driver is missing from the installation DVD.


TWAIN Driver for 64 Bit Operating System?

Sean Nelson • Forum Pro • Posts: 11,988
In reply to Ron AKA • Nov 22, 2013

Ron AKA wrote:

My investigation of the issue with Epson has kind of come to a dead end. They say that nobody has bothered to write a 64 bit TWAIN driver. And that is the reason it does not work. They blame Adobe and Microsoft, but it seems to me that Epson has to share some responsibility too.

The lack of a driver isn’t the real issue, it’s the fact that the industry group who came up with the TWAIN standard never updated it for use in a 64-bit environment.   The WIA (Windows Image Acquisition) standard is for 64-bit software and I guess the TWAIN group figured there wasn’t any reason to re-invent the wheel.

So the software ecosystem simply doesn’t exist for 64-bit TWAIN.   There’s no point in Epson writing a 64-bit TWAIN driver. There is no standard for it and there’s no other 64-bit software that would be able to interface with it.   If you want to do the stuff that TWAIN did in a 64-bit environment (i.e, scan directly into image processing software such as PhotoShop), WIA is the technology to use.

I personally wasn’t satisfied with the WIA interfaces. So I ended up just using the scan-to-file utility that came with my Epson scanner. I open the scanned files with the software I use now (primarily Photoshop).

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#/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 a reason to.

It is also important to know your place in the blog hierarchy. The really popular bloggers are trackbacked constantly so you will not likely get their attention by trackbacking because you will be one of many. You need to carefully pick and choose who you trackback and when you trackback if you want to use it for building your blog traffic.

Trackback spam is also a big problem nowadays, so when you receive a trackback to your blog, make sure you check to see the blog that initiated it, it could be a spam blog. You will know this because the blog doesn’t have any original content, it just republishes the content of other blogs.

I suggest you delete any trackback spam and only let the real trackbacks from real blogs go through live on to your blog or website.

Try some trackbacks today and see if it will open doors to new relationships with other bloggers.

Here’s to your blogging success,

Yaro Starak from Entrepreneurs-Journey
Edited by Glen Rowell

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What is a trackback link? Trackbacks, Pingbacks and Linkbacks

TrackbackTrackback Links

Trackback links are one of four types of linkback methods. They allow website companies or authors to request notification when somebody links to one of their documents. They enable them to keep track of who is linking to their articles. Some weblog software and content management systems, such as SilverStripe, WordPress, Drupal, and Movable Type, support automatic pingbacks. Pingbacks allow links in a published article to ping when published. Pingbacks are automated and don’t send any content. The term trackback is for any kind of linkback.

How To Send A Trackback

Each blogging software system handles trackbacks differently. Bloggers can also choose to switch them off or require every one be approved before going live, so don’t be surprised when you send a trackback and it doesn’t show up, it may have nothing to do with you.

Some websites will trackback automatically, or attempt to, especially if they are the same format. For example a WordPress blog trackbacking a WordPress blog. In that case as long as you include a link to the other blog’s post your blog will attempt a trackback, sometimes called a pingback.

Usually you have to manually enter a trackback URI into the blog entry you are creating. You can find the URI at the end of most blog posts (take a look at your blog posts for the term Trackback URI or similar).

By the way –

URL = Uniform Resource Locator, a fancy name for ‘Link’

URI = Uniform Resource Identifier, another fancy name for ‘Link’

I use WordPress and for each blog post I make there is a trackback input box section for entering trackback URIs. I copy and paste the trackback URI from the blog entry I want to link to and when I click publish my blog will send the trackback. My blog will also confirm when a trackback has been sent after publishing my post.

How To Get Traffic

If you follow someone else’s post you are leaving a link that points back to your blog. Someone who reads the article may click through from the link and visit your blog.

In some cases, if they are not using the “nofollow” tag, you get some PageRank juice (not sure what PageRank is? Read this short introduction – https://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/275/pagerank-explained/) which will help your search engine rankings.

What Does “nofollow” Mean?

The “nofollow” tag is a line of code that some blogging systems, such as WordPress, implement automatically. The tag is added to every link left in comments and trackbacks so the search engines don’t follow the link (humans however view it like a standard link so can follow it like normal).

Its supposed purpose is to stop people spamming blog comments purely for links but it really doesn’t work that well as a deterrent.

 

Send Trackbacks For Traffic

Trackbacks are good because they bring traffic to your site when you trackback other blogs. Being the “victim” of a trackback is also good because it means another blogger has read your blog and deemed something you wrote worthy of including in their blog. There is a good chance if they trackbacked you that they also made a direct link to your blog too.

This helps your social proofing because it provides evidence that other people are reading and responding to your blog articles. However the real power of trackbacking is an awareness building tool to get the attention of other bloggers.

When you first start blogging not many people will know your blog exists. By trackbacking other bloggers you demonstrate interest in their content which is a surefire way to make them interested in you and your blog.

It’s very likely that the blogger you trackbacked will follow the link and see what your site is all about. If you have been following my advice and have written some pillar articles your new visitor will like what they see, very likely subscribe to your blog and if you are lucky may even trackback you or mention your blog in a future entry on their blog.

If nothing else, by trackbacking a blogger you will forever occupy some of their mind-space, which in the future may open up all kinds of doors and opportunities for traffic.

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verb

1. Try to find something by looking or otherwise seeking carefully and thoroughly.

“I searched among the rocks, but I couldn’t find the phone I dropped.”

Synonyms

hunt, look, explore, forage, fish about/around, look high and low, cast about/around/round, ferret (about/around), root about/around, rummage about/around…


noun

1. An act of looking for someone or something.

“the police carried out a thorough search of the premises looking for clues”

Synonyms

hunt, look, exploration, scout, probe, dig, digging, forage, foraging, scavenge, scavenging, ferreting (about/around), rummage, rummaging about/around, rooting about/around, rifling, scouring, quest, pursuit of, seeking after
“we continued our search for a hotel until we found a nice place to stay in”

searching for, hunting for, after, seeking, looking for, on the lookout for, in quest of, in pursuit of, on the track of, questing after, chasing after
“they were forced to travel in search of new places to find food in”

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55th Annual Meeting – Japanese Society for Clinical Virology

Clinical VirologyClinical Virology

Clinical virology meeting files can be downloaded from this link below:

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Regards,

Glen


We are very pleased to announce that the 55th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Clinical Virology will be held in Sapporo, on Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th of June, 2014. For the convenience of participants who will be attending the event, we have a special accommodation and air ticket plan run through Kinki Nippon Tourist Hokkaido Co. LTD., Sapporo City hotels may be fully booked on this weekend in June, so we recommend contacting us as soon as possible. Thank you for your time.

Kinki Nippon Tourist Hokkaido Co., Ltd .Sapporo corporate travel branch

Notice

  • Application Date: January 20th, 2014 (Mon) to May 14, 2014 (Wed) 

Sapporo City Accommodation Information

Application deadline: May 14, 2014 (Wed)

Dates: June 13, 2014 (Fri) to June 15 (Sun)

Plan No. Hotel Name Room Type Plan
Code
Rates Per Person
per Night with Breakfast
(tax included)
Access
A Royton Sapporo Twin Room
2 person
AT 13,000 yen Conference Venue

3-minute walk from the Tozai Subway Line
(11-chome Station)

Twin Room
1 person
AX 15,000 yen
B Sapporo Prince Hotel Twin Room
2 person
BT 12,000 yen

6/14 (Sat)

2,000 yen extra

3-minute walk from the Tozai Subway Line

(11-chome Station)

Twin C
1 person
BX 18,000 yen

6/14 (Sat)

2,000 yen extra

C Sapporo Grand Hotel Single Room CS 16,000 yen

6/13 (Fri)
1,500 yen extra

6/14 (Sat)

1,500 yen extra

8-minute walk from the Sapporo JR Station southwest exit
Twin Room
2 person
CT 13,000 yen

6/13 (Fri)

1,500 yen extra

6/14 (Sat)

1,500 yen extra

Twin Room
1 person
C X 22,000 yen

6/13 (Fri)

1,500 yen extra

6/14 (Sat)

1,500 yen extra

D Washington Hotel Sapporo Single Room DS 12,000 yen

6/13 (Fri)

1,000 yen extra

6/14 (Sat)

1,000 yen extra

1-minute walk from the Sapporo JR Station southwest exit
Twin Room
2 person
DT 10,000 yen

6/13 (Fri)

1,000 yen extra

6/14 (Sat)

1,000 yen extra

E Hotel
Resol Trinity Sapporo
Single Room ES 10,500 yen

6/13 (Fri)

1,000 yen extra

6/14 (Sat)

1,000 yen extra

1-minute walk from the Odori Subway Station
Twin Room
2 person
ET 10,000 yen

6/13 (Fri)

1,000 yen extra

6/14 (Sat)

1,000 yen extra

F Toyoko INN Sapporo Station North Exit Single Room FS 7,400 yen 2-minute walk from the Sapporo JR Station north exit
Twin Room
2 person
FT 4,700 yen

[Note]

  • Hotel rates are per person, per night (including breakfast, tax and service charges).
  • If you apply for a twin room, please include the name of the person you will stay with on your application form.
  • Hotel rooms are booked in the order that application forms are received and hotel rooms are also assigned in order of preference, if the hotels are fully booked.
  • Click on the hotel’s name above to see more information and a map of the area.

[Location of the Conference Venue & Hotels (Google Map)]

Hotel and Flight Plan (Group Discount Tickets)

Application deadline: May 14, 2014 (Wed)

We offer a round-trip tickets and accommodation in a hotel with breakfast included, during this 3 day period (June 13th to 15th, 2014).
Prices may vary depending on the hotel that you have chosen to stay in so please check for additional charges in the price lists below. These prices are group discount prices, so they may changes if 4 other people are not on the same plan.

Example 1:

One night in an economy class hotel with breakfast + round-trip tickets for 40,400 yen (taxes and service charges included)

Base Charge: 40,400 yen

Total = 40,400 yen

※ This package is for a domestic flight. Click “Guidance of Travel Conditions” to see further information at the bottom of this page.

Example 2:

Three days and two nights + round-trip tickets from Haneda Airport

  • The Hotel:Two nights in a single room at the Hotel Resol Trinity Sapporo
    4,100 yen extra for the first night.
    11,500 yen extra for the second night.
  • The Flight: Chitose – Haneda
    6/13 (Friday) A-1: No addition charges
    6/15 (Sunday) X-1: 3,500 yen extra

Base Charge: 40,400 yen +

Additional Hotel Charges

The 1st Night: 4,100 yen +

The 2nd Night: 11,500 +

Additional Flight Charges: 0 yen +

Addition Return Flight Charges: 3,500 yen

Total = 59,500 yen

[Hotel Price List]

Hotel Name Rates for the 1st night (breakfast, tax and service charges included) Rates per extra night from the 2nd night(breakfast, tax and service charges included)
Single Room Twin Room
2 guests
Twin Room
1 guest
Single Room Twin Room
2 guests
Twin Room
1 guest
A Royton Sapporo +5,600 yen +7,600 yen +13,000 yen +15,000 yen
B Sapporo Prince Hotel +4,600 yen +10,600 yen +12,000 yen +18,000 yen
C Sapporo Grand Hotel +8,600 yen +5,600 yen +14,600 yen +16,000 yen +13,000 yen +22,000 yen
D Hotel Sapporo +4,600 yen +2,600 yen +12,000 yen +10,000 yen
E Hotel Resol Trinity Sapporo +3,100 yen +2,600 yen +10,500 yen +10,000 yen
F Toyoko INN Sapporo Station North Exit No additional charges -2,700 Yen +7,400 yen +4,700 yen

※ Extra charges apply from hotels other than the economy class hotel. Please check prices from the price lists shown.

[Flight Price List]

■ Initial Flight

Haneda to New Chitose15:00 to 16:30No additional chargesHaneda to New Chitose19:00 to 20:35+12,500 yenHaneda to New Chitose09:00 to 10:35+3,000 YenNagoya to New Chitose15:00 to 16:40+2,000 YenNagoya to New Chitose19:00 to 20:40+2,000 YenNagoya to New Chitose09:30 to 11:10+16,500 yen

Code Day Flight Time Addition Amount
A-1 6/13 (Fri)
A-2 6/13 (Fri)
A-3 6/14 (Sat)
B-1 6/13 (Fri) Kansai to New Chitose 14:30 to 16:25 +5,000 Yen
B-2 6/13 (Fri) Kobe to New Chitose 19:00 to 20:50 +2,000 Yen
B-3 6/14 (Sat) Kansai to New Chitose 08:30 to 10:25 +9,000 yen
C-1 6/13 (Fri)
C-2 6/13 (Fri)
C-3 6/14 (Sat)

[Flight Price List]

■ Return Flight

New Chitose to Haneda17:00 to 18:35+13,500 yenNew Chitose to Haneda19:30 to 21:05+3,500 yenNew Chitose to Haneda10:30 to 12:05No additional chargesNew Chitose to Kansai17:00 to 19:10+9,000 yenNew Chitose to Kansai19:30 to 21:40+9,000 yenNew Chitose to Kansai11:30 to 13:40+2,000 YenNew Chitose to Nagoya17:30 to 19:10+11,500 yenNew Chitose to Nagoya19:30 to 21:15+9,500 yenNew Chitose to Nagoya10:30 to 12:15+1,500 yen

Code Day Flight Time Addition Amount
X-1 6/15 (Sun)
X-2 6/15 (Sun)
X-3 6/16 (Mon)
Y-1 6/15 (Sun)
Y-2 6/15 (Sun)
Y-3 6/16 (Mon)
Z-1 6/15 (Sun)
Z-2 6/15 (Sun)
Z-3 6/16 (Mon)

[Notes]

  • Details or flight times may change and are based on information from January 2014.
  • 5 people are needed for the above discount prices to be available.
  • In the case where there are less than 5 people, we may have to change flights or flight times.
  • These flights are not covered by mileage or other frequent flyer discount programs.

Application Procedure

1. Online Registration or Fax Form
Click the “Application Form” button at the bottom of this page and fill out your information into the correct fields. Items marked with an asterisk (*) are required. After entering your information, please click the “Submit” button at the end of the page.For people wanting to fax the information to us instead, please click on the “FAX Registration PDF” button, fill out the form, and fax it to us on 011-280-2732.

Application deadline: May 14, 2014 (Wed)

2. Receive Acceptance Confirmation Letter and Number
We will send (FAX or mail) and acceptance confirmation letter and number to you. If you are not contacted within 5 days of application, please email us: s-convention-1 @ or.knt-h.co.jp subject=%E7%AC%AC55%E5%9B%9E%E6%97%A5%E6%9C%AC%E8%87%A8%E5%BA%8A%E3%82%A6%E3%82%A4%E3%83%AB%E3%82%B9%E5%AD%A6%E4%BC%9A
3. Receive Invoice, Reservation Information and Make Payment
After the deadline, will send you an invoice and reservation information within 7 days, If you are not contacted please email us: s-convention-1 @ or.knt-h.co.jp subject=%E7%AC%AC55%E5%9B%9E%E6%97%A5%E6%9C%AC%E8%87%A8%E5%BA%8A%E3%82%A6%E3%82%A4%E3%83%AB%E3%82%B9%E5%AD%A6%E4%BC%9A

Please confirm all bookings, dates, prices and times.

4. Payment
Bank transfer, Visa, Master Card, American Express, Diners Club, or JCB credit card.Bank transfer
Please send the invoiced amount by bank transfer by the deadline stated on the booking invoice. Customer must pay transfer fees.Credit card
Money with be withdrawn from your account in late May.
(Your credit card statement will show the name Kinki Nippon Tourist Hokkaido, not the Society name).Convenience store
You can pay at major convenience stores nationwide over-the-counter.
We will send you a dedicated “payment slip” for an additional 400 yen.
5. Receive Ticket after Confirmation of Payment
You will be sent a ticket (ticket exchange slips and hotel voucher/s) by Friday, June 5 at the latest.
This site uses a security system that encrypts all the information you send by VeriSign SSL.
Information sent is encrypted.
FAX or Mailing Application Form. Please use this if email form is not working or available.

Cancellations or Changes

If a cancellation or change has been made on your application form, after filling, please contact us by FAX or email: s-convention-1 @ or.knt-h.co.jp subject=%E7%AC%AC55%E5%9B%9E%E6%97%A5%E6%9C%AC%E8%87%A8%E5%BA%8A%E3%82%A6%E3%82%A4%E3%83%AB%E3%82%B9%E5%AD%A6%E4%BC%9A about the changes, including your receipt number and the date of issue. Please note that we do not offer telephone support for changes or cancellations.

Cancellation fees are listed below. If your cancellation is made on Saturday or Sunday the cancellation will be processed on the first business day after that (usually Monday).

[Cancellation rates]

8 to 10 days in advanced 2 to 7 days in advanced The day before On the day before the flight departure time After the flight departure time
20% 30% 40% 50% 100%

Travel Conditions

We have published below the guidance of detailed travel conditions. We ask our customers to check travel conditions I ask to have you sign up on the check.

[Travel Conditions]

Travel guide (accommodation, flight plan set) Upon participation, the Company does not issue (written description, contract writing) the pamphlet, we will guide you on this website all this time. This trip, in the recruitment-Organized travel that we recruit, is carried out, the customer will be entered into a travel contract with us. Travel conditions on this trip I follow the “(part of the recruitment-Organized travel contract) Travel Industry Terms” and our “national recruitment-Organized Travel Agreement” below. The base date of the following “Domestic recruitment-Organized Travel Conditions” is January 20, 2014, fare being advertised as being valid for 20 January 2014 for travel price, based on the rule has been calculated. The trip to recruit at this website on, does not have the bank of tour conductor. The procedure for receiving provision of travel services, please go in you will be sent in writing in order to receive the provision of travel services to customers (reserved tickets, exchange cards), and the like.

[Travel Industry Registration Information]

Business Range:
Domestic and Overseas Travel
Registration Number:
No. 1885 Tourism Agency Commissioner registered travel agency
Date of Registration:
December 25, 2009
Validity Period:
December 25, 2009 to December 24, 2014
Company Name:
Kinki Nippon Tourist Co., Ltd. Hokkaido
Branch Name:
Sapporo corporate travel branch
Comprehensive Travel Trade and Handling Administrator:
Aoyama Tomomasa

A comprehensive travel business handling administrator is responsible for trading in the office dealing with your trip.
For this travel contract, please ask a question to the overall travel business handling administrator of the above if you have any questions from the description of the person in charge.

[Travel Trade Agreement]

Part of the Recruitment-Organized Travel Contract
Special Compensation Rules

[Trip Conditions]

Domestic Recruitment-Organized Travel Conditions

With Respect to the Handling of Personal Information

During various arrangements involved this time with the “55th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Clinical Virology” is not responsible for the personal information of everyone who had you sign up, the use of only when the business need this, Ltd. Kinki Nippon Tourist Hokkaido Sapporo corporate travel branch But be used for any other purpose is not. I am facing in the perfect system in the management of personal information.

Kinki Nippon Tourist Co., Ltd. of Sapporo, Hokkaido branch corporate travel
and writing on “Commitment to Privacy”

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Applications and Contact Information
3814-14-01-02

Kinki Nippon Tourist Co., Ltd., Sapporo, Hokkaido corporate travel branch

“55th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Clinical Virology” Tantou Desk
6th floor, 日通 Sapporo Building, North 3, West 3, Chuo-ku, Sapporo 060-0003
Phone: (011) 280-8855 Fax: (011) 280-2732
E-mail : s-convention-1 @ or.knt-h.co.jp
(Business Hours: 9:00 to 17:45 Mon-Fri. Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays)


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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)

Notice the way you like to work, and adjust your pace accordingly. If you work slowly just allow more time to study. 10 minutes break for 30 minutes study works for a lot of people.

Memory (4)

Our brains are wired to remember the first and last things best. So use this to your advantage by putting the most important bits of information there.

Method (5)

It’s always good to have a plan. However big or complex your task may look at first sight, with a feasible plan you can always find a way to manage it.

When studying, break your biggest goal into smaller chunks or tasks. It’s best if each of these chunks consists of a single topic. Often, you’ll discover one or two key elements that stand out and get fixed in your mind. You can then use those as building blocks.

Classic tricks used by memory professionals include ‘the house of memory’ where you place everything you want to remember in unique locations in the house. It’s also useful to use humor — play with your key-words and make them funny or outrageous. You’ll be surprised at how much easier they are to memorize.

Mind maps (6)

mind map is rough diagram that you can make to visually outline information. You can create a mind map by starting with the primary word or phrase of a topic in the center, with related, lesser categories branching out from it. Subcategories of these are on smaller branches, still. Your categories can consist of anything you think is important; they can be important terms, ideas, or tasks to complete — whatever you need to help you study or organize the information.

Mind maps are easy to master if you don’t use them already, and you’ll discover they help you remember masses of information much more efficiently than conventional lists. If you’re not satisfied with your current note-taking skills, try building a mind map during your next class or lecture and see if you find it more helpful.

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The EIKEN Test in Practical English Proficiency – Second Stage

A sample of the 2nd part of the EIKEN test

The speaking test:

EIKEN Test Sample

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 skills, and learning them gives students more opportunities to find jobs. However, some teachers say that students are losing interest in traditional subjects like math and history. Practical skills are useful, but studying traditional subjects is also important.


 

Eiken Questions with Sample Answers

Question: According to the passage, how does learning practical skills help students?

 

Sample Answers:

1. By giving them more opportunities to find jobs.

2. By giving students more opportunities to find jobs.

3. Learning practical skills helps students by giving them more opportunities to find jobs.

 

Pronunciation points:

Take care when saying words that begin with TH sounds like them. A common mistake is to make the TH sound sound like long Z. If you do this, the word them will sound like you are saying zem.
Also take care when saying the second last syllable of the word opportunities.

 

Answer: Audio Sample 1

 

Answer: Audio Sample 2

 


The EIKEN Test: One day, Mr. Suzuki was asked something in English by a customer at his bookstore. He said to the customer, “I don't understand English.” A few seconds later, a worker at the store talked to the customer in English for him. Mr. Suzuki felt a little embarrassed that he could not help the customer himself. One week later, Mr. Suzuki started attending an English language class. He hoped that he would be able to speak with customers in English in the future.

EIKEN Test 2-1

Question: Now, please look at the picture and describe the situation. You have 20 seconds to prepare. Your story should begin with: “One day, Mr. Suzuki was asked something in English by a customer at his bookstore.”

Please begin.

Answer: One day, Mr. Suzuki was asked something in English by a customer at his bookstore. He said to the customer, “I don’t understand English.” A few seconds later, a worker at the store talked to the customer in English for him. Mr. Suzuki felt a little embarrassed that he could not help the customer himself. One week later, Mr. Suzuki started attending an English language class. He hoped that he would be able to speak with customers in English in the future.

Now, Mr. / Ms. ___, please turn over the card and put it down.


EIKEN Test 2-2

Question: Some people say that, because of computers, people spend too much time alone. What do you think about that?
Answer: I agree. People don’t have to talk to others while using computers. They should have more face-to-face communication with others.
Answer: I don’t think so. Actually, computers make it easier for us to communicate with our friends. We can e-mail them and arrange where to meet.


EIKEN Test 2-3

Question: Today, many schools in Japan have stopped having classes on Saturdays.
Do you think this is good for students?
Yes. → Why?
Answer: Students have more time to spend with their friends. They also have time for volunteer and club activities.
No. → Why not?
Answer: Schools should give more lessons to their students. Students need to study hard to pass exams and to get jobs.


Thank you to everyone that has visited for help with your tests.

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???Search:????type+Enter????? shows up in your search if your browser can’t display Japanese characters.


How to fix the problem

If you are using Windows 10, you might need to change your regional setting to get the Japanese font loading or add a language pack to your PC.

Watch the videos below for more ideas on fixing the problem.


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This article applies to:
Platform(s): Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP
SYMPTOMS

A program displays in an incorrect language.

CAUSE

The system locale is not set to use the language of choice.

SOLUTION

Notes
You must be logged in with an account that has administrative privileges in order to change the system locale.
The appropriate language packs should be installed on the operating system.

View the System Locale settings for Windows
Click Start, then Control Panel
Click Clock, Language and Region
Windows 10, Windows 8: Click Region
Windows 7: Click Region and Language
Windows XP: Click Regional and Language Options
The Region and Language options dialog appears.
Click the Administrative tab
On Windows XP, click the Advanced tab
If there is no Advanced tab, then you are not logged in with administrative privileges.
Under the Language for non-Unicode programs section, click Change system locale and select the desired language.
Click OK
Restart the computer to apply the change.


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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…

Actually, not so much.

Many people take the “more is more” approach to their top (or side) navigation menu—the logic being that if visitors need to find something, at least they’ll be able to find it in the main menu.

The thing is, navigation menus work best when they are short and sweet. There’s a few reasons for this:

  • User experience: A short menu is easier and faster for people to read through—if they have to hunt through lots of options, they are more likely to bounce.
  • Search engine optimization (SEO): A short, clear menu makes it easier for search engines to navigate, understand, and index your site.
  • Design: Most website templates are designed with one line of navigation in mind. Adding more than that can make your navigation look crowded, hard to read, and in some cases “break” the style of your website.

Does the navigation bar need help?

One way to assess a website is to simply count the number of menu items in the navigation. A good rule of thumb is to keep it to no more than seven choices. Any more than that, and you may be stretching your readers’ attention spans.

Another sign is if you see the navigation breaking onto two lines. If this is happens, it’s a good idea to reconsider the presentation of pages.

 

 

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DCW (Digital Camera Warehouse) Offers Great Discounts to Students

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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 or buy from you?

We have 4 stores (Brisbane, Melbourne and 2 in Sydney). Plus we have a contact centre available during the same trading hours as all of our stores. Call us on 1300 365 220. You can also order right here on our website 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our prices are the same in our stores, over the phone and online.

Are the prices you advertise (online and in-store) the best price you can do?

Yes they are. We have the same price in-store, online and on the phone. Every customer has the same opportunities to get a great price regardless of where they shop.

Our sales teams in our stores and on the phone talk to our customers about product, not price. No haggling, no deals. Just real customer service. The first priority of our sales team is to listen, then to ask relevant questions to find out what our customer needs in a camera or accessory. And then our sales team can help narrow down the search and make sure our customer gets the right product. That’s our priority.

Are there any extra charges for using my credit card?

There is no charge when using MasterCard or Visa credit cards. Amex cards incur a 2% surcharge.

Shipping and Handling

Will you ship my order?

Yes. We ship anywhere in Australia. If any part of your item is temporarily out of stock we will ship what we have and ship the rest as soon as it comes in. You will only be charged one delivery fee.

How much will shipping and handling cost?

Shipping and handling is a one-off charge. The shipping and handling charge on orders up to $200 is $11 and for orders over $200 the shipping and handling charge is $19.

The cost of shipping and handling on items that are bulky (some printers, scanners, backpacks, tripods, multiple cameras etc) will be charged at a higher rate if necessary and we will contact you to inform you of shipping and handling costs.

Some smaller, lower cost items may be shipped via Australia Post. Your invoice will reflect this once your item has been despatched.

Is my order insured in transit?

Yes. Your order is fully insured for damage or non-delivery (lost in transit).

Tourist Refund Scheme/Duty Free

Can I buy Duty Free cameras from you?

Yes. Under the Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) travellers can claim a refund, subject to conditions on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on goods bought in Australia.

If you’re going overseas you can purchase from one of our stores or order online and we will provide you the required tax invoice when you receive your camera.

For further information on how to claim your duty free refund through the TRS, visit http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Ente/Tour

Privacy

How can I be sure you do not pass on my personal details to a third party?

We take our responsibilities with your personal details seriously. We only give out your details to the credit company to process your order and the couriers to deliver it.

Returns

Faulty Products

At Digital Camera Warehouse (DCW) we hope that you never have a faulty product, however we understand that sometimes this can happen. We will work within Australian Consumer Law guidelines to obtain the best outcome for you.

If the product you purchased from us has a fault, you can return it to any one of our four stores (you will need Photo ID with you) or you can contact Customer Service for advice:

  • Call Customer Service on 1300 365 220 to discuss the issue and obtain a Return Authority (RA) number
  • E-mail us at customerservice @ digitalcamerawarehouse.com.au to communicate the issue and to obtain a Return Authority number. Without a Return Authority number the item may be refused
  • Return any faulty items with their original accessories and components; we will process this with the Australian Supplier on your behalf.

In the event a refund is applicable, a credit to the card or account originally used to pay for the goods will be processed by DCW within 7 days of the matter being resolved.

Incorrect Choice

We are happy to look at individual customer situations and exchange or refund incorrectly ordered products (unless they are special order items). Obviously the item must be in a saleable condition for an exchange or refund to occur e.g. no signs of physical damage and in original packaging.

We will need you to return the item to one of our stores. If you are unable to get to one of our stores, please contact us on 1300 365 220 or email us at customerservice @ digitalcamerawarehouse.com.au to discuss return via registered post.

If you need to return a product for any other reason please contact our Customer Service team on 1300 365 220 or email us at customerservice @ digitalcamerawarehouse.com.au

Warranty

Is my camera covered by an Australian warranty, as supplied by the Australian wholesaler/distributor?

Yes. All cameras come with a back to base warranty with the official Australian camera distributor. This means your camera is fully protected by the Australian distributor. All camera repair and warranty work takes place in Australia through the official distributor. Australian Manufacturer’s warranties also entitle you to claim supplier redemptions, cash back bonuses and other great promotions and competitions.

Can I get extra protection through you?

Yes. Extra protection is available if you buy your camera from us. Please contact us on 1300 365 220 for further information.

Are your cameras ‘grey market’?

DWC has not, does not and will not sell ‘grey cameras’.

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Top 10 Study Tips + How to Study English Effectively

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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 give advice. Here are some helpful guidelines as to how to study that should help.

Warming-up to Study English

Just as there are exercises to help you warm up before you play some basketball or other sport, there are exercises which can help you warm up to study English. Here are some simple exercises to help you warm up.

Top 10 Study Tips

  • Study English I: Activating Your Vocabulary
    Activate your vocabulary by thinking or speaking briefly about the subject you are about to work on. For example, if you are going to study English on topics that focuses on vacations, take a moment to think about your last vacation, what you did, what you enjoyed, etc. This simple exercise will help your brain warm-up to vocabulary that you are likely to encounter as you study English about this particular subject.
  • Study English II: Activating Your Grammar
    Activate your grammar by thinking about the general grammar area before you begin to study. For example, if you are going to study English grammar focusing on the past, stop to think about what you did last weekend, where you went, etc. to help activate what you already understand about using the past. As with activating vocabulary, you’ll help your brain bring up what it knows about the past simple in an easy way before you begin to focus on studying English grammar in detail.
  • Study English III: Singing a Song
    Before class begins, or before you sit down to study English sing a song in English to yourself. Make sure to use a song that you understand and know very well. This short and fun exercise will help your brain focus on the English language in a relaxing manner. It’s important to be relaxed when you study English! Singing a song also helps activate the creative side of your brain which can help you come up with more examples as your practice conversation or do some creative writing.
  • Study English IV: Typing a Short Paragraph in English
    If you going to study English at your desk, begin by typing a simple paragraph in English. You can type about your day, your hobbies, your friends, etc. Anything will do. Typing helps activate the kinetic part of your brain that helps improve learning through physical activity. I also recommend typing while you study your English grammar. This will help solidify your knowledge with movement.
  • Study English V: A Thousand Words …
    As the saying goes in English: A picture is worth a thousand words. Help activate the creative side of your brain by trying to describe a photo or other image. You can combine use this also to activate your vocabulary by choosing a picture that has something to do with the subject your are going to study in English.

Study English – Tips for Success

Here are some tips for success to help you as you study English.

  • Study English Every Day
    It’s important to study English every day. However, don’t exaggerate! Study for thirty minutes every day instead of two hours once a week. Short, steady practice is much better for learning than long periods on an irregular basis. This habit of studying English every day will help keep English in your brain fresh.
  • Study English Using Different Methods to Learn
    Don’t just use one way to study English. Use a variety of methods which will help all the parts of your brain (multiple intelligences) help you. For example, if you are learning new vocabulary, create a word map, describe a picture, make a list and study that, type out the words five times. All of these methods together help to reinforce your learning.
  • Study English by Finding some Friends
    There is nothing like having a few friends to study English together. You can practice the exercises together, have conversations together (in English!), and, as you study English together, help each other with exercises you may not understand.
  • Study English by Choosing Topics that Interest You
    One of the most important things to do is to study English using topics that you like. This will help motivate you because you will also be learning about a topic you find interesting while you study English.

If you are in Sapporo, Hokkaido and interested in face-to-face English lesson, feel free to contact us any time. We also offer online lesson to people living outside Sapporo.

Marty Lobdell – Study Less Study Smart

Data from the University of Michigan and the University of Hawaii

Thomas Frank: Study Less Study Smart, A 6-Minute Summary of Marty Lobdell’s Lecture – College Info

Josh Kaufman: How to Learn Anything Fast

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

Hokkaido Explorer ・ 北海道エクスプローラー

If you are in Hokkaido and looking for English travel information check out a new website called Hokkaido Explorer. It has stories and videos about food, drinks, famous places and people around Hokkaido.

hokkaidoexplorer.com

Hokkaido Explorer

If you are looking for hotels or information on Hokkaido, another website you can check out is https://a4jp.com/1/advertshops 

It has hotel and event information mainly for East Hokkaido.


Hokkaido

Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan’s main islands, is known for its volcanoes, natural hot springs (onsens) and ski areas. Daisetsuzan National Park is home to steaming, volcanic Mount Asahi. Shikotsu-Tōya National Park contains caldera lakes, geothermal springs and a Mount Fuji look-alike called Mount Yōtei. If you are looking for a popular ski resort you can visit areas like Rusutsu, Furano and Niseko, also smaller ski areas like Onze and Bunkei too.

Hokkaido Explorer

Area: 83,450 km²
Weather: 0°C, Wind NW at 6 m/s, 77% Humidity
Population of Hokkaido: 5,381,733 (Oct 1st, 2015, Census)
Older Population of Hokkaido: 5.474 million (Mar 31, 2012, Wiki), 5,506,419 (Oct 1st, 2010, Census)…
Capital: Sapporo
Peak: Asahi-dake
Formerly known as Ezo, Yezo, Yeso…
It ranks first in national production of agricultural products: including beef, corn, wheat, soybeans, potatoes, sugar beet, onions, pumpkins, and raw milk. Hokkaido also accounts for 22% of Japan’s forests with a sizable timber industry.
Japan’s coldest region, Hokkaido has relatively cool summers and icy/snowy winters. Snowfall varies widely from as much as 11 meters (400 in) on the mountains adjacent to the Sea of Japan down to around 1.8 meters (71 in) on the Pacific coast.

Education

Hokkaido has 37 universities (7 national, 5 local public, and 25 private universities), 34 junior colleges, and 5 colleges of technology (4 national and 1 local public colleges).
Colleges and Universities: Hokkaido University, Hokkai Gakuen University, Hokkaido University of Science, Hokkaido University of Education, Sapporo Medical University, Health Sciences University of Hokkaido…

Population of Japan: 127,094,745 (Oct 1st, 2015, Census)

 

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Vocabulary: Candor

Candor is a compliment; It implies equality. It is how true friends talk.Candor

Candor Definition:
open and honest; sincerity of expression; openness; frankness.

ˈkandə

noun

“a lady of refreshing candour”
“he spoke with a degree of candour unusual in political life”

Candor Synonyms:
frankness, openness, honesty, candidness, truthfulness, sincerity, forthrightness, directness, lack of restraint, straightforwardness, plain-spokenness, plain dealing, plainness, calling a spade a spade, unreservedly, bluffness, bluntness, outspokenness;
informal
telling it like it is

“Minister Adel al-Jubeir, Johnson offered assurances of Britain’s friendship and stressed the importance of “candor” in their relationship.”


Produce more ideas

Candor generates more diverse or creative ideas because people don’t get fixated on the first idea that’s put on the table, avoiding the problems of idea anchoring and clustering.

In traditional brainstorming, the first idea put on the table often becomes a point of fixation.

Avoid Bias

People’s candid, unbiased views come to light because they generate ideas free of social pressure. Reviewing all the ideas at the beginning of the meeting gives everyone a voice, maximizing the creative potential in the room.

In traditional brainstorming, when a majority of the room supports an idea, people with different points-of-view rarely speak up.

Save Time

Candor is extremely efficient. Spend less time in meetings and more time getting things done. This is a far more efficient process to put a lot more ideas on the table.

In traditional brainstorming, ideas are generated sequentially — a team might spend 10 minutes discussing the first idea before turning to the second.

HOW TO USE CANDOR

Candor works by decoupling the generation of ideas from the evaluation of ideas.

First, people generate ideas privately at the beginning of the meeting, before they learn the opinions of the other people in the room. Then the  team reviews all the ideas generated before evaluating them.

  Generation of ideas vs evaluation of ideas

Before the Meeting

  • 1. Invite Your Team.
    Send your question or problem to the members of your brainstorming team.
  • 2. Generate Ideas Privately.
    Ask people to generate ideas before the meeting begins or devote the first 5 minutes of the meeting to generating ideas privately.
  • 3. Collect Submissions.
    Have each individual submit his or her ideas to the session organizer through Candor.

What should we call the app?

 

During the Meeting

  • 4. Put all the Ideas on the Table.
    Use the Candor web app to project all the cards.

    Have each person briefly describe all the ideas they generated. It’s critical that at this stage people aren’t evaluating ideas, they are simply hearing all the ideas.

  • 5. Discuss all the ideas.
    Now open up the discussion — eliminate ideas that don’t stand up to scrutiny, modify existing ideas to make them better, cluster ideas into different categorizes, and add new ideas that emerge during the discussion.
  • 6. Vote on the ideas.
    Use Candor to vote on the ideas. If a clear winner emerges, you can stop there. If a few ideas have strong support, you can now focus your discussion on the most popular ideas before voting again.
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Singular – Vocabulary | Improve Your English Vocabulary | AGREATDREAM

Singular

Singular means individual or only one.

 adjective

GRAMMAR

(of a word or form) denoting or referring to just one person or thing.

“the third person singular form of the verb”

 2.
exceptionally good or great; remarkable.
“He had the singular good fortune of not meeting any of the judges before the contest. It surprised them when he stepped out onto the stage and began dancing.”
GRAMMAR
1.
An individual word or form.

Synonyms:

remarkable, extraordinary, exceptional, outstanding, striking, signal, eminent, especial, particular, notable, noteworthy, conspicuous, distinctive, impressive; rare, unique, unparalleled, unprecedented, superior, superlative, amazing, astonishing, phenomenal, astounding, sensational, spectacular;
Informal: tremendous, awesome, fantastic, fabulous, terrific, stupendous, unreal
“The success of the appeal demonstrates the gallery’s singular capacity to attract sponsors and new visitors.”

How to Memorize Vocabulary

Part 1 Creating Associations:

Create word associations. Whether you’re learning vocabulary in your native or foreign language, associations can help you memorize new words. Absurd, vivid, or ridiculous associations are the most likely to help you retain your new vocabulary.
If you’re learning a foreign language, associate new words with words in your native language. If a new word resembles a word in your native tongue, create a mental image association between the native word and the new word. For example, the French word “vin,” or wine, sounds similar to the English word “van,” so you might make a visual association of a van full of wine to help you remember.

learning new words in your own language

Word associations are also helpful if you’re learning a new word in your own language. For example, the beginning of the word “curtail,” which means to cut short, resembles the beginning of the word “curtain,” so you can make a mental association of curtains cut too short to help you remember “curtail.”
When creating word associations, be sure to visualize the image vividly and to review it in your head several times a day so the association will become hardwired into your memory.

Part 2 Use Mnemonics:

A variation on the “similar word association” technique, mnemonic devices use patterns to assist your memory.[2]
For example, the word “abrogate,” which means to deny or cancel, can be broken down into a pattern of images based on the series of letters that make up the word. So, you might break “abrogate” down into “a”+”bro”+”gate” and then visualize a bro standing at your gate while you “deny” him entrance.
Like word associations, mnemonic techniques work best when they relate new concepts to concepts already in your knowledge base.


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Mercurial | Definition of Mercurial | English Vocabulary

Mercurial

Mercurial

Mercurial means quick and changeable in temperament; volatile

məːˈkjʊərɪəl
adjective
1. Subject to sudden or unpredictable changes of mood or mind.
“his mercurial temperament”
Synonyms: volatile, capricious, temperamental, excitable, fickle, changeable, unpredictable, variable, protean, mutable, erratic, quicksilver, inconstant, inconsistent, unstable, unsteady, fluctuating, ever-changing, kaleidoscopic, fluid, wavering, vacillating, moody, flighty, wayward, whimsical, giddy, impulsive; technicallabile
“a mercurial temperament”
2. Of or containing the element mercury.
“gels containing organic mercurial compounds”
noun
1. A drug or other compound containing mercury.
“for twenty years organic mercurials were the most potent diuretics in clinical use”

Cristiano Ronaldo to model new CR7 _________ Campeoes boots
Goal.com-Jun 12, 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo has enjoyed a stellar year and Nike have marked it by manufacturing a special pair of boots to mark it: the CR7 _________ …


Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker/Rosas, Sadler’s Wells, London …
Financial Times-Jun 14, 2017
The relentless ebb and flow of bodies, the almost instinctive groupings, the _________ shifts of direction invite comparison with organic forms: …


Joe Root and Ben Stokes’ friendship could hold the key to England’s …
Telegraph.co.uk-3 hours ago
Root had to wait until 2012 for his chance, but while Root seized his with both hands, Stokes stuttered and stagnated, his _________ temper and …


 

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Emulate – Vocabulary

Emulate – Vocabulary

Emulate: To strive to equal or excel, especially through imitation

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 wished to emulate Alexander the Great”

Synonyms

imitate, copy, reproduce, mimic, mirror, echo, follow, model oneself on, take as a model, take as an example; imitate.
“hers is not a hairstyle I wish to emulate

Computing

reproduce the function or action of (a different computer, software system, etc.).
“The adaptor is factory set to emulate an NVidia graphics board.”

Other Examples

Charleston wants to emulate Manhattan’s selfie-ready linear park but avoid the displacement it wrought. Is that possible?

Published in 1991, it’s not the oldest emulation that’s on offer but it’s probably the best for feeling like you’re using a full computer setup.

The Philadelphia 76ers should be looking to emulate the San Antonio Spurs and their success statistically in almost every season.

Gandhi Sangrahalay director Razi Ahmad on Thursday called upon the students to emulate the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi

Origin

late 16th century: from Latin aemulat- ‘rivalled, equalled’, from the verb aemulari, from aemulus ‘rival’.

Japanese

1. 倣う (narau): imitate
2. 競う (kisou): to compete with
3. 傚う (narau): imitate; follow
4. エミュレート (emyure-to)


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Relegate | Improve Your English Vocabulary Today

Relegate

Relegate
ˈrɛlɪɡeɪt/

verb

To assign to a lower position or to classify something.
Assign an inferior rank or position to.

“It won’t go down as a season to be remembered in Workington Town’s history books as 2016 saw the club relegated to League One”

Synonyms: downgrade, lower, lower in rank/status, put down, move down; consign, banish, exile; demote, degrade, declass, strip someone of their rank, reduce to the ranks, disrate, drum out; bust

BRITISH
transfer (a sports team) to a lower division of a league.
“United were relegated to division two”


“Sainsbury’s and M&S relegate ‘Easter’ from chocolate eggs.”

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

DLSWhat does DLS mean?


Web Acronyms: DLS
The meaning of DLS (DLS acronym/abbreviation/slang word).
Ever wondered what DLS 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.


DLS is/means “Dirty Little Secret”
DLS Definition
The definition of DLS is “Dirty Little Secret”

slang dictionary

DLS is an acronym, abbreviation or slang word that is explained above where the definition is given.


The All-American Rejects – Dirty Little Secret – Music Video with Song Lyrics

Let me know that I’ve done wrong

When I’ve known this all along

I go around a time or two

Just to waste my time with you

Tell me all that you’ve thrown away

Find out games you don’t wanna play

You are the only one that needs to know

[Chorus]

I’ll keep you my dirty little secret

(Dirty little secret)

Don’t tell anyone, or you’ll be just another regret

(Just another regret, hope that you can keep it)

My dirty little secret

Who has to know

When we live such fragile lives?

It’s the best way we survive

I go around a time or two

Just to waste my time with you

Tell me all that you’ve thrown away

Find out games you don’t wanna play

You are the only one that needs to know

[Chorus]

Who has to know

The way she feels inside (inside)?

Those thoughts I can’t deny (deny)

These sleeping thoughts won’t lie (won’t lie)

And all I’ve tried to hide

It’s eating me apart

Trace this life out

I’ll keep you my dirty little secret

(Dirty little secret)

Don’t tell anyone, or you’ll be just another regret

(Just another regret)

[Chorus]

Dirty little secret

Dirty little secret

Who has to know?

Who has to know?


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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.

Verbs

Verb List(動詞リスト)

Verbs beginning with the letter A

accept
add
admire
admit
advise
afford
agree
alert
allow
amuse
analyse
announce
annoy
answer
apologise
appear
applaud
appreciate
approve
argue
arrange
arrest
arrive
ask
attach
attack
attempt
attend
attract
avoid

Verbs beginning with the letter B

back
bake
balance
ban
bang
bare
bat
bathe
battle
beam
beg
behave
belong
bleach
bless
blind
blink
blot
blush
boast
boil
bolt
bomb
book
bore
borrow
bounce
bow
box
brake
branch
breathe
bruise
brush
bubble
bump
burn
bury
buzz

Verbs beginning  with the letter C

calculate
call
camp
care
carry
carve
cause
challenge
change
charge
chase
cheat
check
cheer
chew
choke
chop
claim
clap
clean
clear
clip
close
coach
coil
collect
colour
comb
command
communicate
compare
compete
complain
complete
concentrate
concern
confess
confuse
connect
consider
consist
contain
continue
copy
correct
cough
count
cover
crack
crash
crawl
cross
crush
cry
cure
curl
curve
cycle

Verbs beginning with the letter D

dam
damage
dance
dare
decay
deceive
decide
decorate
delay
delight
deliver
depend
describe
desert
deserve
destroy
detect
develop
disagree
disappear
disapprove
disarm
discover
dislike
divide
double
doubt
drag
drain
dream
dress
drip
drop
drown
drum
dry
dust

Verbs beginning with the letter E

earn
educate
embarrass
employ
empty
encourage
end
enjoy
enter
entertain
escape
examine
excite
excuse
exercise
exist
expand
expect
explain
explode
extend

Verbs beginning with the letter F

face
fade
fail
fancy
fasten
fax
fear
fence
fetch
file
fill
film
fire
fit
fix
flap
flash
float
flood
flow
flower
fold
follow
fool
force
form
found
frame
frighten
fry

Verbs beginning with the letter G

gather
gaze
glow
glue
grab
grate
grease
greet
grin
grip
groan
guarantee
guard
guess
guide

Verbs beginning with the letter H

hammer
hand
handle
hang
happen
harass
harm
hate
haunt
head
heal
heap
heat
help
hook
hop
hope
hover
hug
hum
hunt
hurry

Verbs beginning with the letter I

identify
ignore
imagine
impress
improve
include
increase
influence
inform
inject
injure
instruct
intend
interest
interfere
interrupt
introduce
invent
invite
irritate
itch

Verbs beginning with the letter J

jail
jam
jog
join
joke
judge
juggle
jump

Verbs beginning with the letter K

kick
kill
kiss
kneel
knit
knock
knot

Verbs beginning with the letter L

label
land
last
laugh
launch
learn
level
license
lick
lie
lighten
like
list
listen
live
load
lock
long
look
love

Verbs beginning with the letter M

man
manage
march
mark
marry
match
mate
matter
measure
meddle
melt
memorise
mend
mess up
milk
mine
miss
mix
moan
moor
mourn
move
muddle
mug
multiply
murder

Verbs beginning with the letter N

nail
name
need
nest
nod
note
notice
number

Verbs beginning with the letter O

obey
object
observe
obtain
occur
offend
offer
open
order
overflow
owe
own

Verbs beginning with the letter P

pack
paddle
paint
park
part
pass
paste
pat
pause
peck
pedal
peel
peep
perform
permit
phone
pick
pinch
pine
place
plan
plant
play
please
plug
point
poke
polish
pop
possess
post
pour
practise
pray
preach
precede
prefer
prepare
present
preserve
press
pretend
prevent
prick
print
produce
program
promise
protect
provide
pull
pump
punch
puncture
punish
push

Verbs beginning with the letter Q

question queue

Verbs beginning with the letter R

race
radiate
rain
raise
reach
realise
receive
recognise
record
reduce
reflect
refuse
regret
reign
reject
rejoice
relax
release
rely
remain
remember
remind
remove
repair
repeat
replace
reply
report
reproduce
request
rescue
retire
return
rhyme
rinse
risk
rob
rock
roll
rot
rub
ruin
rule
rush

Verbs beginning with the letter S

sack
sail
satisfy
save
saw
scare
scatter
scold
scorch
scrape
scratch
scream
screw
scribble
scrub
seal
search
separate
serve
settle
shade
share
shave
shelter
shiver
shock
shop
shrug
sigh
sign
signal
sin
sip
ski
skip
slap
slip
slow
smash
smell
smile
smoke
snatch
sneeze
sniff
snore
snow
soak
soothe
sound
spare
spark
sparkle
spell
spill
spoil
spot
spray
sprout
squash
squeak
squeal
squeeze
stain
stamp
stare
start
stay
steer
step
stir
stitch
stop
store
strap
strengthen
stretch
strip
stroke
stuff
subtract
succeed
suck
suffer
suggest
suit
supply
support
suppose
surprise
surround
suspect
suspend
switch

Verbs beginning with the letter T

talk
tame
tap
taste
tease
telephone
tempt
terrify
test
thank
thaw
tick
tickle
tie
time
tip
tire
touch
tour
tow
trace
trade
train
transport
trap
travel
treat
tremble
trick
trip
trot
trouble
trust
try
tug
tumble
turn
twist
type

Verbs beginning with the letter U

undress
unfasten
unite
unlock
unpack
untidy
use

Verbs beginning with the letter V

vanish visit vote vomit

Verbs beginning with the letter W

wail
wait
walk
wander
want
warm
warn
wash
waste
watch
water
wave
weigh
welcome
whine
whip
whirl
whisper
whistle
wink
wipe
wish
wobble
wonder
work
worry
wrap
wreck
wrestle
wriggle

Please wait here.
Walk through the park if you want to get there quicker.

Verbs beginning with the letter X

x-ray xeroxed

They had to x-ray her arm.

Verbs beginning with the letter Y

yank yawn yell

You don’t need to yell that loud.

Verbs beginning with the letter Z

zip zoom
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Common Spelling Mistakes Made In English

Common Spelling MistakesCommon Spelling Mistakes

間違いやすい綴りの英単語の一覧
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 | U | V | W | X | Y | Z


Misspelt word X

Correct Spelling 


X
abberration


aberration


X
accomodation / acommodation


accommodation


X
acheive



achieve


X
adress



address


X
alot



a lot or allot


X
alterior


ulterior


X
athiest


atheist


X
beggining


beginning


X
beleive


believe


X
catagory


category


X
Caucasion


Caucasian


X
cemetary


cemetery


X
committment


commitment
(but committed, committing, committee)


X
concensus


consensus


X
concieve


conceive


X
copywrite


copyright



X
Dalmation


Dalmatian


X
decaffinated


decaffeinated


X
decathalon


decathlon


X
definately, definetly, definatly, definantly, definently, defiantly…


definitely


X
dependance


dependence


X
dessicate, desicate…


desiccate


X
desireable


desirable


X
diarhea


diarrhoea


X
dissapoint


disappoint


X
dispell


dispel



X
embarass


embarrass


X
enviroment


environment


X
expresso


espresso



X
facist


fascist


X
Febuary


February


X
fivety


fifty


X
fluoroscent


fluorescent


X
flouride


fluoride


X
forteen


fourteen


X
fourty


forty


X
freind


friend



X
geneology


genealogy


X
Gren, Gran, Glan


Glen


X
goverment


government


X
grammer


grammar


X
hampster


hamster


X
harrass


harass


X
hemorage


haemorrhage


X
heros


heroes


X
hight


height


X
hygeine


hygiene


X
hypocracy


hypocricy



X
independance


independence


X
inate


innate


X
innoculate


inoculate


X
intresting


interesting



X
juge


judge



X
knowlege


knowledge



X
lazer


laser


X
libary


library


X
lightening


lightning



X
managable


manageable


X
millenium


millennium


X
mischievious


mischievous


X
mispell


misspell


X
missle


missile


X
monestary


monastery
(remember that “monastic” is not “monestic”)


X
monkies


monkeys


X
morgage


mortgage


X
mountian


mountain



X
neccessary


necessary


X
neice


niece


X
nickle


nickel


X
nineth


ninth


X
ninty


ninety


X
noone


no one or no-one


X
noticable


noticeable



X
occured


occurred


X
occurence


occurrence


X
oppurtunity


opportunity


X
opthamologist


ophthalmologist



X
paralell / parallell


parallel


X
pasttime


pastime


X
pavillion


pavilion


X
peice


piece


X
percieve


perceive


X
perserverance


perseverance


X
persue


pursue


X
posession


possession


X
potatoe


potato


X
preceeding


preceding


X
pronounciation


pronunciation


X
privelige


privilege


X
publically


publicly



X
quew


queue



X
rasberry


raspberry


X
recieve


receive


X
reccomend


recommend


X
rediculous


ridiculous


X
reguardless


regardless


X
restrant, restarant, restorant, restoront…


restaurant


X
rythm


rhythm



X
shedule


schedule


X
seige


siege


X
sentance


sentence


X
seperate


separate


X
sieze


seize


X
sincerly


sincerely


X
speach


speech


X
stragedy


strategy


X
supercede


supersede


X
suprise


surprise



X
thier


their


X
tommorrow, tomorow


tomorrow


X
tounge


tongue



X
uneform


uniform



X
vaccuum, vaccume


vacuum


X
vegeterian, vegitarian


vegetarian



X
Wendesday, Wensday


Wednesday


X
wierd


weird


X
writen


written


X
writting


writing

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Healthy Zucchini (Courgette) Snacks

zucchiniHow to prepare and cook the zucchini

  1. Cut a zucchini into 5mm thick circles.
  2. Put the cut zucchini into a bowl, with just enough water to cover it.
  3. Put a microwave safe lid on the bowl.
  4. Microwave at 500W for 5 minutes and 30 seconds.
  5. Eat after it cools down a bit.

Health benefits of zucchini (courgette)

  • Only 17 calories per 100g, so they are used in weight reduction and cholesterol control programs.
  • They Contain no saturated fats or cholesterol.
  • The peel is good source of dietary fiber which offers some protection against colon cancers and helps reduce constipation.
  • Relatively moderate source of folates, consists of 24 mcg or 6% of RDA per 100 g. Folates are important in cell division and DNA synthesis.
  • When taken adequately before pregnancy, it can help prevent neural tube defects in the fetus.
  • Very good source of potassium which is a heart friendly electrolyte and important intra-cellular electrolyte; helps reduce blood pressure and heart rates by countering effects of sodium.
  • Fresh zucchinis are rich in vitamin A; provide about 200 IU per 100 g.
  • Golden skin zucchinis are rich in flavonoid poly-phenolic antioxidants such as carotenes, lutein and zeaxanthin.
  • These compounds help find and remove harmful oxygen-derived free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) from the body that play a role in aging and various disease process.
  • Fresh pods, are good source of anti-oxidant vitamin-C. They provide about 17.9 mcg or 30% of RDA per 100g.
  • Good in B-complex group of vitamins like thiamin, pyridoxine, riboflavin and minerals like iron, manganese, phosphorus, zinc and potassium.
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検索 ・ Search を更新した。Up To 1,000 Results Now

検索 ・ Search Page

検索 ・ Search を更新した。

検索

The search engine on this website has been updated.

  • Depending on the keyword or sentence you use there are up to 1,000 results now.
  • We have also changed the search algorithm to give more relevant or popular results first.
  • The search image thumbnail size has also been increased.
  • Search words are highlighted in yellow in the text preview.
  • A filter has been added to restrict searches to certain categories if needed.

Bug: The Japanese titles don’t encode properly if you just press the space bar then enter, or search for spaces.

Current fix: The search engine looks for “検索 ・ Search:タイプ・type+Enterを押します” instead of nothing to get around this bug for now.


 

 

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

Question Mark

The question mark (?; also known as an interrogation pointinterrogation markquestion pointquery 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 question mark character is also often used in place of missing or unknown data.

??????????????

Origin: Long ago when scholars wrote in Latin, they would place the word questio – meaning “question” at the end of a sentence to indicate a query. Soon questio was shortened to qo to save space when writing, but this caused a different problem – readers might mistake it for the ending of a word. So they squashed the letters into a symbol (a lowercased q on top of an o). Over time the o became just a dot and the q changed into a squiggle, giving us our current question mark.

Question Mark (?)

 * Try not to use question marks with other marks. It is considered bad to use a question mark in combination with other marks. In Japan, you may see this type of usage in manga books. Especially when translated from Japanese into English → !?

Question marks can be used with other marks in informal prose to convey complex tones though: He told you what!? This combination (or similar combination) of punctuation marks is sometimes called an interrobang. The interrobang currently has no role in academic prose though.

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Beef Stir Fry Recipe

Beef Stir Fry Recipe
Beef Stir Fry Recipe

Beef Stir Fry Ingredients

200g of beef

3 pieces of baby corn

1 pack (100g) of noodles

1/2 a red pepper (capsicum)

1/2 a carrot

2 teaspoons oil (roasted garlic infused olive oil if possible)

Continental parsley for garnish

Beef Stir Fry Sauce

Soy sauce

1/4 cup of water

garlic

1 teaspoon of sesame oil

hoisin sauce

crushed red pepper

 

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 4 minutes

Ready in: 14 minutes

 

Stir together the soy sauce, 1/4 cup water, garlic, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, hoisin sauce, and crushed red pepper.

Heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat 2 minutes.

Add the beef and carrot, and stir-fry 4 minutes.


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豆腐ハンバーグ レシピ

豆腐ハンバーグ
豆腐ハンバーグ

ふわっとしっかり塩麹で 豆腐ハンバーグ ✿

このぷっくりかげん!!凄くないですか??
塩麹って凄い❤ハマってしまいました✿
つなぎ??いりません^^
ひなかなかか

材料 ( 大人2人+子供2人 )

豚ひき肉 400g
木綿豆腐 1丁(350g)
塩麹大 2(うちは塩薄めなので)
コショウ 少々
たまねぎ 1個

作り方

1. 豚肉をボウルにだし塩麹をいれて混ぜておく。玉ねぎはみじん切りにしておく。

2. 豚肉が入ったボウルに豆腐をつぶしながら入れてよ~くまぜる。たまねぎ、こしょうもいれてよ~くまぜる。

3. もったりしてきたら焼くまで寝かせておく。

4. 生地を、適当な大きさに丸めて空気抜きをして真ん中をへこませて火をつけたフライパンに並べて焼いていく。

5. 焼き色がついたらひっくり返して焼き色を付ける。蓋をして蒸し焼きにしていく。

6. 焼いてるうちに、どんどん、ぷっくりしてきますよ~!肉汁が透明なら出来上がり。

7. 今回はさっぱりとポン酢と大根おろしでいただきました。いつもの豆腐ハンバーグよりボリュームがでて、しっかりしてました。

8. お好みのソースでどうぞ✿


Tofu Hamburg

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  1. Add the pork mince to a bowl with the salt. Cut the onion.
  2. Add the tofu to the bowl and mix the pork mince, onion and tofu together.
  3. Cook the patty.
  4. As you are cooking, little by little…
  5. This time I used a pon vinegar and grated radish sauce.
  6. Cover with your favorite type of sauce.

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Beef Stir-Fry Recipe

beef stir-fry recipe

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 a lime
• 1 large red pepper, deseeded and finely sliced
• a handful of snow peas, finely sliced
• a handful of baby corn, quartered lengthways
• 6 spring onions, trimmed and finely sliced
• a bunch of fresh coriander, leaves picked and roughly chopped
• cos lettuce leaves, to serve

method

Cook the egg noodles in boiling salted water until just tender. Drain, place in a bowl and set aside.

Heat a large wok or a heavy-based frying pan until very hot. Add a splash of vegetable oil, then stir-fry the beef slices with the sliced garlic, ginger and chillies until just cooked. Add the shoots or bean sprouts, a good splash of soy sauce and sesame oil and the lime juice for the last 30 seconds of cooking.

Tip the contents of the wok into a large bowl, including all the lovely juices. Put the wok back on the heat, add a splash more vegetable oil and all the vegetables. Stir-fry for 1 to 2 minutes, then add the cooked noodles and toss well over the heat.

Divide the fried vegetables and noodles between 4 plates. Return the beef and juices to the wok and stir-fry until heated through. Add the coriander and toss until well mixed with the beef. Arrange on top of the noodles and garnish with a cos lettuce leaf.


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Step Up for Cancer in Colorado: Bright Ideas

Step Up for Cancer in Colorado: Bright Ideas - cancer-in-colorado - Team BradStep 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 bone marrow match.

When you Step Up, you’re teaming up with the community in the fight against cancer. Take to the stairs at your own pace as you listen to live music. Wander the concourse and learn about cancer prevention, detection, treatment and more from over 40 non-profit cancer organizations. Stop by the kids zone, get a massage or try some yoga. Because no matter how you Step Up, you’re speaking up.

Step Up for Cancer in Colorado: Bright Ideas

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

Bat Cupcake

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 icing color
  • Blue Jimmies (sprinkles)
  • Wilton jumbo confetti and
  • Halloween confetti sprinkles
  • 1  tube black decorating frosting
  • White fondant
  • Wilton dark chocolate candy melts

Directions

  1. Tint the frosting of the bat cupcakes with blue icing color. Then spread the cupcakes with the frosting and sprinkle with blue Jimmies (blue sprinkles). Use jumbo confetti and Halloween confetti sprinkles for eyes if available. Attaching them with a small amount of frosting.
  2. Pipe on black frosting for the mouth. Pinch fondant with fingers and cut it into 24 triangles for fangs.
  3. Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Melt some candy melts as package directs and transfer to a ziptop bag with a small hole snipped in one corner. Pipe 24 (4×2-in.) wings and 24 (1/2-in.) eyebrow shapes onto a prepared pan. Refrigerate them for 10 minutes. Pipe the candy melt lines onto wings; refrigerate. Peel the wings and eyebrows off wax paper. Insert the wings and eyebrows into cupcakes as liked. Add the fondant fangs.
  4. Eat the delicious bat cupcakes ;)
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鱸と無花果

Perch and Figs

鱸と無花果

鱸(スズキ)のお刺身と熟れた無花果をサラダに。 ワインにも合うと思われます。 塩とバルサミコ酢だけで手軽でちょっとゴージャスなひと品に。

 Pinguino

材料 ( 2人分 )

熟れた無花果
2個
鱸のお刺身(白身魚のお魚だったら何でも)
薄切りで10枚ほど
天然塩
適宜
バルサミコ酢
ひとたらし

1

無花果はよく熟れたものを選び冷蔵庫で冷やしておきます。
皮をむいて食べやすい大きさに切っておきます。

2

鱸のお刺身に軽く塩をパラパラとふり、器に盛り付けた無花果の上に鱸を乗せます。

3

バルサミコ酢をほんの少しだけ振り掛けて出来上がり!
良く冷えたワインやスパークリングワインとどうぞ

コツ・ポイント

器はGLASS FISH(http://cat.zero.ad.jp/~zat76700/)の大場匠さんの作品。
http://www.glassfish2001.com

鱸と無花果


Perch (Suzuki) sashimi and fig fruit salad. It goes well with wine. The salt and balsamic vinegar alone make it a gorgeous but easy to make meal.

Ingredients (2 people)

2 ripe figs
About 10 slices of Perch sashimi (or other white fish)
Natural salt for taste
1 tablespoon of Balsamic vinegar

Method

  1. Choose well ripened figs and cool them in the refrigerator.
    Peel the skin and cut them into bit size pieces.
  2. Lightly rub salt on the sashimi, and put the sashimi on top of the the ripe pieces of fig on the plate you will server the food on.
  3. Sprinkle only a little balsamic vinegar on top.
    Serve with a cold wine or sparkling wine.

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Pleasant Surprises

Pleasant SurprisesPleasant 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 has changed a lot in the past 10 years and it won’t be long until more people start using English in these day-to-day situations.

Glen

AGreatDream.com


japantoday.com

You Really Don’t Need Japanese, Do You?

“Of the roughly 20 countries I’ve been to, Japan is probably the most set up to accommodate people who don’t speak the local language. Many people live here with no more than a handful of simple phrases and do just fine. Lots of signs and menus are in English, and the entire population has received at least six years of English education. Even if you try to speak Japanese, it may not work. Sometimes no matter how perfectly you ask a question in Japanese, you’ll get an answer in English, or at least dumbed-down Japanese. Contrary to many countries that demand you speak the local language, Japan sometimes seems to prefer you don’t speak Japanese.”


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Free Language Lessons – 06/22/11

Free Language LessonsFree 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 request from people who are looking for free language software. The software listed on this website is free to use and can be updated by request as well.


500 yen teacher training in Sapporo, Japan

ETJ-Hokkaido (Facebook Page)

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Qq Quickly quickly QUICKLY

List of Words Starting with Qq
Quickly quickly QUICKLY

Qq - Words starting with the letter q


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 35
quickly 25 27
quezals 25 27
quetzal 25 27
quokkas 24 25
quicken 22 25
quacked 23 25
quicker 22 24
quaking 21 24
quickie 22 24
quipped 21 24
quixote 23 24
quippus 20 24
quakily 23 24
quibble 20 24
quaffed 23 24
quipper 20 23
quavery 22 23
quaffer 22 23
qualify 22 23
quivery 22 23
qubytes 21 22
quondam 19 22
qabalah 21 22
quiches 21 22
quirked 21 22
quantum 18 22
quahaug 20 22
quaichs 21 22
quamash 21 22
queenly 19 21
quantic 18 21
quavers 19 21
quayage 20 21
quintic 18 21
quinces 18 21
qiviuts 19 21
quahogs 20 21
quadric 19 21
queuing 17 21
quivers 19 21
quaggas 18 21
quaighs 20 21
quomodo 19 21
qwertys 22 21
quakers 20 21
quorums 18 21
quakier 20 21
quohogs 20 21
quinary 19 20
quoting 17 20
quartic 18 20
quangos 17 20
quelled 17 20
quiring 17 20
quietly 19 20
qabalas 18 20
quashed 20 20
quality 19 20
quadded 19 20
queerly 19 20
quilled 17 20
qurshes 19 19
quinela 16 19
quilted 17 19
quillet 16 19
quinols 16 19
quintal 16 19
quintan 16 19
quintin 16 19
quoined 17 19
quinone 16 19
quinoid 17 19
quinine 16 19
quinins 16 19
quinnat 16 19
quinina 16 19
quillai 16 19
queller 16 19
quailed 17 19
quantal 16 19
queened 17 19
quanted 17 19
quashes 19 19
quasher 19 19
quintes 16 18
quintet 16 18
quarrel 16 18
querida 17 18
queered 17 18
quitted 17 18
quadrat 17 18
quartan 16 18
quoited 17 18
qindars 17 18
quintas 16 18
quassin 16 18
quirted 17 18

6 Letter Words

Word, Scrabble® Points, Words With Friends® Points
queazy 27 27
quezal 24 26
quacky 24 25
quartz 24 25
quippy 22 24
quokka 23 24
quicks 21 23
quacks 21 23
quippu 19 23
quirky 22 22
qualmy 20 22
quiffs 21 22
quench 20 22
quaggy 20 22
quaffs 21 22
qubyte 20 21
quitch 20 21
quaich 20 21
quiche 20 21
quaked 20 21
quaker 19 20
quaver 18 20
qiviut 18 20
quirks 19 20
quorum 17 20
quaigh 19 20
quipus 17 20
qualms 17 20
quagga 17 20
quahog 19 20
quarks 19 20
quiver 18 20
quohog 19 20
quakes 19 20
quince 17 20
quinic 17 20
qwerty 21 20
qurush 18 19
quango 16 19
qabala 17 19
qubits 17 19
quinsy 18 19
quinol 15 18
quills 15 18
queued 16 18
quinin 15 18
queasy 18 18
quolls 15 18
quells 15 18
quarry 18 18
quotha 18 18
quails 15 17
quinoa 15 17
quired 16 17
quinte 15 17
quinta 15 17
quints 15 17
qindar 16 17
queuer 15 17
queens 15 17
quilts 15 17
queans 15 17
quants 15 17
quanta 15 17
quelea 15 17
quoted 16 17
quaint 15 17
qualia 15 17
querns 15 17
queues 15 17
quoins 15 17
quotas 15 16
quotes 15 16
quoits 15 16
quoter 15 16
qanats 15 16
quaere 15 16
quasar 15 16
quarts 15 16
quarto 15 16
quarte 15 16
quatre 15 16
queers 15 16
quires 15 16
qintar 15 16
quiets 15 16
quests 15 16
quirts 15 16

5 Letter Words

Word, Scrabble® Points, Words With Friends® Points
quack 20 22
quick 20 22
quaky 21 21
quiff 20 21
quaff 20 21
quake 18 19
qophs 19 19
qualm 16 19
quipu 16 19
quark 18 19
quirk 18 19
qubit 16 18
quips 16 18
query 17 17
qursh 17 17
queys 17 17
quoth 17 17
quays 17 17
quoll 14 17
quill 14 17
quell 14 17
quash 17 17
quags 15 17
quins 14 16
quale 14 16
quant 14 16
quint 14 16
quail 14 16
quads 15 16
quoin 14 16
quods 15 16
quids 15 16
quilt 14 16
quern 14 16
quean 14 16
queue 14 16
queen 14 16
quoit 14 15
quasi 14 15
quart 14 15
quass 14 15
quota 14 15
qaids 15 15
qanat 14 15
quote 14 15
quits 14 15
quite 14 15
qadis 15 15
quiet 14 15
quate 14 15
quais 14 15
queer 14 15
quirt 14 15
quare 14 15
quire 14 15
quest 14 15

4 Letter Words

Word, Scrabble® Points, Words With Friends® Points
quiz 22 23
qoph 18 18
quip 15 17
quey 16 16
quag 14 16
quay 16 16
quod 14 15
quid 14 15
quin 13 15
quad 14 15
qaid 14 14
quit 13 14
qadi 14 14
quai 13 14
qats 13 13

3 Letter Words

Word, Scrabble® Points, Words With Friends® Points
qua 12 13
qis 12 12
qat 12 12

2 Letter Words

Word, Scrabble® Points, Words With Friends® Points
qi 11 11


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Extra TOEIC Quizzes

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


The Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) is “an English language test designed specifically to measure the everyday English skills of people working in an international environment.”


Why should you do the TOEIC test?

It is a globally recognized assessment to evaluate the English skills of non-native English learners.o

It is increasingly being demanded by business corporations that seek individuals that are highly competent in English to support international projects and overseas business expansions.

In this world of globalization, you will be able to gain more linguistic skills to communicate effectively both in the work place and in your private life.

As we are well-aware, the job market is highly competitive and you need a competitive advantage to be distinct from other job applicants. Getting a high TOEIC score will support you to be highlighted from other job applicants, so that will be noticed by hiring managers.

A high TOEIC score will demonstrate to your hiring managers and superiors at work that you have made an effort to improve your skills and to achieve self-development. It will enhance your image and lead to better career prospects.

How should you prepare for the TOEIC Test?

The above key points will undoubtedly motivate you to get a high score on your TOEIC test. Although there might be many methods to improve your skills, here are some ways that can help you to get a high TOEIC score.

Learn new vocabulary: set a goal of learning 10 new words each day. After you understand the meaning of the words, apply them in a sentence. See whether you can make grammatically correct sentences with them.

Read the business news section of newspapers and renowned business magazines each week, and become familiar with the business terms used in corporate settings.

Listen to English news and other English programs on TV or on the web to improve your TOEIC listening skills.

Do many TOEIC practice tests every day under time restrictions. If you get a low score in a specified area of the TOEIC test, concentrate on improving that area more. Do many questions related to that question style.

Gain more knowledge of English grammar rules and commonly used English phrases.

Listen to the key information of the TOEIC listening tests such as Who? What? When? Where? Why? Most of the questions will be based on the answers to these questions.

Maintain a high motivation and have confidence that you can get a high score in the TOEIC test!

Our objective is to provide you with resources and mock TOEIC tests so that you will be fully prepared to face the actual test without any fear. Also in the future, we hope to add more articles and tips on how to get a high score.


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New English/Japanese Textbooks and Resources

advanced-vocabulary7 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 project/competition will be starting soon. Feel free to start now if you like. * Touch typing / study software *

Glen

Sapporo Eikaiwa AGreatDream.com


Effective textbook reading

Effective textbook reading is a key study skill for student success. Nearly every class makes you read them.

“Makes” is the right word here. “Requires,” “forces,” or “insists” will also work. Few people read textbooks unless they have to. If you read textbooks for fun, shoot me an email. I need to interview you, because I don’t think you exist.

Reading textbooks is weird. That’s right – weird. Granted, we all have to read them. But even you bookworms – the kinds of people who devour the Twilight books in one week, or Harry Potter, or the Hunger Games books – know that textbooks are a bit weird.

Think about it. Textbooks are the only books you read today that have pictures on nearly every page (Dr. Seuss fans excluded). In fact, should you be forced to read a textbook without pictures, you are in real trouble. Those books get seriously tough. Nevertheless, understanding how to read a textbook is vital.

The goal of a textbook is simple: inform and educate.

The goal of the Harry Potter books is very different. Novels tell stories. Textbooks communicate ideas through explanations of information. Because of this, you need a different strategy for reading textbooks. Follow these four easy steps to get on your way.

1. Don’t read front to back (aka, READ BACKWARDS)

Reading a textbook chapter front to back ensures that you will waste time.

I know it’s counter-intuitive to not read a book front to back, but don’t do it. Mystery novels stink when you read the back first, as do good thriller movies. If you read the last page of a Sherlock Holmes novel before you read the story, it’ll be lame. If you know Bruce Willis is dead, don’t watch the 6th Sense.

But textbooks are rarely building to a suspenseful twist at the end. I promise. I’ve read a lot. They don’t come with surprise endings. “And then, Abraham Lincoln dodged the bullet!” Yep, that’s never going to be in a textbook.

Want to try this strategy? Try reading your textbook chapter in this order:
Go to the questions at the end first. Read them, answer them to the best of your ability, and then begin your actual reading strategies. This will sort of “prime the engine” of retention.
Next, read the final summary of the chapter. This will give you a general background as to the Big Ideas in the chapter.
Third, look at the headings and subdivision of the chapter.
Fourth, read the chapter introduction.
From that point you can then work through the chapter from front to back. By taking this out-of-order strategy, you are focusing not on the chronological order, but rather connecting the ideas found in the chapter together. This is infinitely more important than reading things in the order they were written.

2. Read for Big Ideas

Textbooks are extremely thorough. You, while needing thoroughness, are not going to be able to absorb every tiny detail found in a chapter. You have to focus on what’s most important. See our posts on filtering for more info on this.

Textbooks are great because they explain those Big Ideas in context, but make sure you don’t get lost in the minutiae. Read for the Big Ideas first and foremost and you’ll be able to sift through the mountain of information available.

In textbooks, Big Ideas are easy to spot because they are often in bold print or section headings. Look for the complete sentence thought that summarizes and drives each subdivision and you’ll have identified the Big Ideas.

3. Read for Key Details

Big Ideas need support. Otherwise they’re just opinions. After you identify each Big Idea, make note of the supporting details that fill out and help the Big Idea make sense.

While this looks different in each subject, they should be relatively easy to pick out. Key people, places, and events often make up the key details in history books. Grammar rules are the important details frequently in grammar books. For languages, vocab are some of the most important key details of the chapter. Check your notes against the questions at the end of the chapter. If they reflect the same key details, you know you are barking up the right tree.

4. Read the book once but your notes multiple times

You should never have to read a chapter more than once (in theory). If you’ve done your reading well and taken notes as you read, you have a record of the thoughts being communicated.

Granted, it takes a while to adapt to this approach. Don’t be upset if you have a time of adjustment before being able to read a chapter only once.

But if you put in the work now to get used to reading a textbook more effectively, consider the time you’ll save in the long-run. We promise you’ll see the benefits quickly. For those of you who are already using this type of active textbook reading strategy, congratulations on making the honor without losing your social life. Well done.

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