18th October 2021
Life in Japan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xwg5-YY4pdg
Listen to one or two facts, then paraphrase them. Add your opinions, and how Japanese culture differs from your life.
New vocabulary, expressions, listening to accents.
Listen out for:
‘you guys’ (US), ‘omg’ (oh my god), ‘screwed up’, ‘really cool cafes’, ‘despite’, ‘strict’.
Check her grammar – any mistakes ?
Listening for information
This clip ‘7 Cool things to do in Tokyo’ has a lot of practical information.
Write down as much as you can. At first, try without subtitles.
Include prices, opening times, locations etc:
You have three days in Tokyo; what would you choose to do ? Read the cntraveler and plan your city-break.
Remember to use IELTS language, explain your choices and maybe add an anecdote.
This is an edited version of an earlier blog:
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