Jul 3, 2020
Although Rhys told me his internet connection seemed bad in advance, there was no trouble during our lesson. In today’s lesson, we started talking about invoices with the story that I forgot to send my invoice to my client. And our topics turn to about making spreadsheets, then google, and how much we have to care about our private information. I think that my mistake could lead fruitful conversation.
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Jun 26, 2020
Thank you for the today’s lesson. It was fun as usual. Just a few minutes before this lesson, I was stung by something, maybe a bug, on my leg. So our conversation started about poisonous ants. I hope the bug biting me wasn’t such dangerous one. From insects to politics, I can talk about many topics in 25 minutes thanks to Rhys bringing many topics.
Jun 18, 2020
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Jun 15, 2020
Another fruitful lesson with Rhys.Teaching grammar to non-native speakers must be tough,especially to someone who keeps asking,"How come?" like me.However,Rhys always prepares very well for our lesson. Today,he kindly sent me links to a website and YouTube so that will help me understand the grammartical item.
Jun 12, 2020
Thank you for the enjoyable lesson! In this lesson we had a wide-ranging discussion. From space to small shops. The topic of Mars mission by NASA led discussion of big businesses vs small businesses and then it triggered my complaint to a bookstore in my town.
Jun 11, 2020
It was fun working on "Transcribe Short Clips". I thought it was easy when I saw it, but once I started, I had to concentrate a lot. It's great way to test my listening and writing skill. Thank you!
Jun 10, 2020
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Jun 9, 2020
I haven't taken this lesson for a while since I didn't feel like checking out the foreign news websites,which headlines have been mainly COVID-19 related.News from Japanese news programs bring me down enough everyday.However,when I watched a police officer kneeing on Mr.George Floyd's neck and also watched the footages of riots and lootings caused by the death of Mr. George Floyd,I was totally shocked and couldn't help but book this lesson. I usually find an article by myself and send it to Rhys beforehand.This time I asked him to choose a proper one. I had already wathced some ABC and NBC news videos and listened to a few podcasts to get a big picture view of the issue.Rhys is Canadian, and I'm Japanese living in Japan.Therefore, we are both outsiders on this matter. That said,now people get together for demonstrations now in Canada where there's also racial problems.So I wanted to hear about the situation and his take.It's a very delicate topic and he's always mindful of his remarks,so I'm not sure how much Rhys was open about his thoughts and my questions. Still he never dodged my questions.He helped my organize and express my thoughts in English as usual. I often neglect to cross the t's and dot the i's.He sensed what I wanted to say,and rephrased or corrected my half-baked sentences.
I really appreciate his help,generosity,and patience.
Jun 5, 2020
Thank you for today’s lesson! In this lesson, we started conversation about communication APP, and our topics turned to social media and a newspaper. It is world common that people are stoping subscribing newspapers. We talked about how to get news these days and what different between Internet news sites and newspaper. It was useful conversation! Thanks.
Jun 1, 2020
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May 28, 2020
Due to the bad connection which seemed to be the problem on my side, it took minutes to start our decent conversation. We struggle with that, especially me, as I'm not tech-savvy. Rhys must have been frustrated, but he stayed patient and showed gentlemanly demeanor. I truly appreciate that. Also, I was quite happy that we were able to keep going with my other device. I took his lessons for two days in a row. Under the circumstances that both of us basically been self-quaranttined, it's almost impossible to find and share anything new and positive with each other. That said, it's so useful and enjoyable to listen to him about his daily life or tidbits of news in Canada. Sometimes I feel like as if I were talking to a younger acquaintance or neighbor on Skype. He never forgets to be professional now matter how many lessons we've ever had and no matter how much we open up and banter to one another. He always prepare for our lesson very well.
May 28, 2020
Thank you for the enjoyable lesson. In today’s lesson, we started our conversation about how customer services take measure against virus, country leaders’ behavior and reality shows. I tried to explain about a reality show that I watched over 30 years ago. Looking back it now, it was really simple harmless reality show. I hope I could share this feeling with Rhys.
May 24, 2020
May 24, 2020
This lesson is a more study-like lesson than just talking one. My daughter always enjoys this lesson, too.
May 22, 2020
Thank you for the useful lesson. I learned a new expression “ just as... as” in today’s lesson. When I struggled to find a good words to explain my thoughts, Rhys carefully asked what I wanted to say and suggested this expression. This lesson style suit to me. Thanks!
May 17, 2020
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May 15, 2020
My daughter always enjoys talking with Rhys. She talks with him about what she likes. She seems to have a lot of fun like she was talking with her friends.
May 15, 2020
Thank you for the today’s lesson. Sometimes I feel I can speak English well, and the other time I feel I back to a beginner. I don’t know why, but in today’s lesson, I had a hard time to come up with right words to express my thoughts. Maybe because of topics, or because of my condition. But having said that, we could talked about many topics thanks to Rhys. Thank you!
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