2017年4月5日水曜日

Email to Sam-Sr.2-Apr.5th

Read “Living in Tokyo” by Sam Johnson.
     My name is Sam Johnson. I'm a citizen of New Zealand, but I live in Tokyo. I came here two years ago from Auckland. In Japan, there were many opportunities for New Zealanders to teach English and business. I have a business degree from the University of Auckland. I teach English for international business at a large Japanese university in Tokyo. I really like my job. My students work hard. I usually teach 20 hours a week. I also plan lessons and grade tests. I don't work during the summer. I usually go back to New Zealand to visit my family in Auckland. I also like to travel in Asia. I went to Thailand last year.

     There were many problems for me in Japan at first. I was always lonely because my family and friends were in New Zealand. The Japanese language was hard for me. The winters here are cold and cloudy. In my first year here, there was a lot of snow. In Auckland, the winters are cool, not cold. Also, Tokyo is always crowded. The population of Tokyo is about 13 million people. There are just too many people. I don't like to take the trains in Tokyo in the summer. They're very hot!

     After two years, I have several close Japanese friends. I also know many people in my neighborhood. The people in the local markets are very friendly. Now I feel welcome. I can speak Japanese fairly well, but my listening is still weak. I can read some signs in train stations and menus in restaurants. I still don't like Japanese winters and summers, but spring and fall are beautiful. I travel all over Japan. I often go to Kyoto, the old capital. I have one really close Japanese friend. His name is Aki. He is a lawyer for a big company. We go hiking in the mountains on weekends. He is helping me to read and understand Japanese. I feel much better about living in Japan now. I want to live here for a long time.

Plan an email to give him advice about life in Japan.
Use the following questions to help you with your planning.
1. What is special about your country?
2. What are some things the person can enjoy seeing or doing particularly in your country?
3. What should the person know about your culture?
              => Choose one or two ideas to write.

Write an email to give him advice about life in Japan.
 Study the model writing=> Blog
- 1st Paragraph: Introduction in two or three sentences. State the main point clearly.
- 2nd Paragraph: Write your advice in three to five sentences.
Write another paragraph for an additional idea if any.
- Last Paragraph: Conclude your email to encourage and cheer him up in two or three sentences.
- suggest –ing: I suggest you (should) visit/see/try
- recommend ~ (to you), ~ is (highly) recommended                  
- explain ~ / about / sth to sb     - ~ is worth –ing             - try –ing              
- don’t forget to/remember to  - give advice on ~, a piece of advice

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