#762 “Come Come Everybody on the radio”~the radio program belongs to the “Asadora”

NHK morning TV drama series “Come Come Everybody”

I watch the NHK morning TV drama series “Come Come Everybody” every day. It is a moving story (but full of turbulences!) in which a female hero listens to an English course on the radio and learns English while opening up her own world. Every time I watch it I cry.

I’d like to show you a radio program and its text book.

This time, leave the story explanation aside, I’d like to show you the radio program “Come Come Everybody on the radio” and its text book. They belong to this morning TV drama. The content also explains the English used in the drama, commentary on songs, practice exercises explaining the content of the drama in English, and the social background related to the drama. The teacher is Mr. Oosugi Masaaki who was a teacher of NHK radio broadcasting English lesson from 1980’s to 1990’s. Have you ever studied English using radio? Yes, I have. I learned English from Mr. Oosugi on the radio. He was the best teacher for me when I studied English on the radio. These days, people can study English with many ways, such as the internet. Before the invention of the Internet, the radio English program was very popular.

It’s like a TV drama fan meeting for me.

Anyway, the radio starts after the TV drama finishes. So it is like a TV drama fan meeting for me. You know, you want to share your emotions with someone after viewing an episode. The other radio hosts are “AI” san, who sings the TV drama theme song, and Mr. Amano Hiroyuki, a comedian. The two join in from the viewer’s perspective of the drama to lighten up the radio show. Their conversation is bright and interesting. Their personality not only motivates me to learn English, but also inspires me.
You can listen to the radio program with smart phone using these free apps.
Live broadcast: 「らじるらじる」 https://nhk.jp/radio
Recorded shows:「NHKゴガク」 https://nhk.jp/gogaku
You can also buy the text book.

I recommend you this radio program if you like English and “Asadora”(morning TV drama series). I hope you enjoy it.
“On the sunny side of the street”♪♪♪

Small joy!!(2021.11.24)

2021-11-24 | Posted in English4 Comments » 


#763 My lemon tree has yielded 9 lemons this year.

↑The color of the lemons is the same as the green leaves (Aug.24th)

My lemon tree has yielded 9 lemons. It is the first time since it yielded lemons 3 years ago.
I was worried if my lemon tree had some problem since it hadn’t grown anything at all for 3 years. Then I gave her a fertilizer last March. After that the leaves got well and bloomed white flowers with nice aroma. As tiny lemons were growing bigger, I counted the number of lemons in July. Strangely enough, the number varies from 8 to 10 depending on the day, because the color of the lemons is the same as the green leaves. It’s hard to find them sometimes.

↑Can you find the 4 lemons? (Nov.10th)

Recently the lemons are turning yellowish green from dark green.
Then I ate a grilled salmon with a slice of the lemon. It was very good and I was moved. Because I waited for 3 years for my lemon tree to grow this lemon.

*I used a fertilizer called “hyponex”. I think it is available in many gardening stores.↓

Small joy!!(2021.11.11)

Here are my previous posts about my lemon tree!

2021-11-11 | Posted in English4 Comments » 


#764 「二月の勝者」(“The winner in February”)

「二月の勝者」(“The winner in February”)

I don’t usually read manga, but I’ve just started reading「二月の勝者」(“The winner in February”) since I watched its TV drama in October. I like Yagira Yuya who plays the main character in the TV drama. The story is about 6th graders taking junior high-school entrance examination and the setting is at a cram school. There are various types of elementary school children, parents and teachers. Yagira Yuya is a charisma teacher.
Since I am a cram school teacher, I am really interested in this drama. The first TV episode was interesting, so I bought the manga. It was really useful for me to know about “chugaku juken” and the cram school business. The manga explains a lot of insider information about cram schools and educational issues at the family.

↑ I saw a full page advertisement on Nikkei newspaper on Oct 16.
I am citing a part of the advertisement here.
”A realistic portrayal of modern day junior high school entrance exams, and a look at the family and educational issues that emerge from these exams, as well as various other issues of modern society! This drama is not just about school entrance exams, but a life strategy drama set in a cram school for everyone.”

↑ You get a special pencil when you buy their manga at bookstores.
It feels like the cram school really exist, doesn’t it?

↑ You can read vol. 1 to 3 of the manga on Amazon for free until November 15th.

Small joy!!(2021.10)

2021-11-04 | Posted in English2 Comments »