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Dear Kyoto NHK-ESS member
This is the information about the practice on September 1.

 1. Genre: Talk & Discussion
 2. Title: Talking about the present situation
 3. Description

[Step. 0]
Make some groups and make pairs in each group. If you don’t have partner, please find a partner in other group.
If there is no partner in all groups, I will become your partner.

[Step. 1] Break the Ice (5〜10min)
This is a 1 minute to speak. You talk about a topic for 1 minute. Your partner just listen. After your talking, exchange a speaker.
I’m a timekeeper. I choose topics below.
Summer Winter Sport Music

[Step. 2] Group Talk (35〜45 minutes)
Please gather in each group.
Please introduce yourself quickly and talk about your present situation one by one.
You can continue talking and discussion.

[Step. 3] One to one talk (10〜15 minutes)
I distribute a number card. One person having your same number is your partner.
Let’s talk freely each other.

Hirokazu Sakai



Dear Kyoto ESS members

This is the announcement of the practice on Sept 8 2018.

Genre: presentation & discussion
Title: Present your opinions and discuss about the articles from the Japan Times.

Step1: Separate into several groups. Each group consists of 3 to 5 members.

Step2: I distribute papers containing the articles extracting from the Japan Times.

The articles cover five controversial issues. Please choose three topics out of five and
   decide the order to discuss as a group.

Step3: If your group decides the topic to discuss first, read the article concerning the topic
   ( 5 to 7 minutes).

Step4: Each member presents your opinion concerning with the article in the group
   (1 to 2 minutes).

Step5: Exchange the opinions in a group concerning with the article (10 to 15 minutes).

Step6: Follow the same order above concerning with other two topics your group chose.

The topics on the practice are as follows:

1 . The number of foreign tourists is boosting for recent several years. The foreign tourism has vast impact on Japanese economy. On the other hand, the serious problem has emerged something the media has calling “kanko kogai” “tourism pollution.”

2. Development of AI (artificial intelligence) is tremendous. It is predicted AI will totally
change our life from medical field to driving vehicles autonomously.

On the other hands, it is predicted that 50 percent of white-collar jobs will be replaced by the computers.

3. Tokyo Medical University deducted points from the entrance exam score of all female
applicants to keep the ratio of female students at the university at about 30 percent.
The unfairness against female applicants lies on avoiding a shortage of doctors at affiliated hospitals.
The medical college believed female doctors often resign or take long leave after getting married or getting pregnant.

4. Prime Minister Abe characterizes integrated resorts (IR) as key to his growth strategy. IR refers to casino resorts
Abe administration expects IR will be a key component to bring in more wealthy travelers to Japan and help boot economy
On the other hand, promotion of official casinos would encourage to make worse the problem of gambling addiction.

5. One of the news to move people around Japan is the discovery of a 2 year old boy who had been missing for three days in Yamaguchi Prefecture.
The volunteer Haruo Obata, 78, found the boy only in 30 minutes despite a search effort involving 380 police officers and rescuers as well as drones within thermal imaging cameras. Since media covered this news every day,
Mr. Obata becomes national hero and volunteerism has come into limelight

Thank you very much. I hope you enjoy the practice.

Seiichiro Iwai.



Dear Kyoto NHK-ESS members

I am Yuji Tsukuda.
I am glad to announce the practice on Sep 15.

Genre: Talk

Title: How do you survive without electricity.

Description :

1. Making some groups
2. Talk1:How do you live without electricity?
3. Talk2:How do you spend your free time without electricity?

The powerful typhoon Jebi and the big earthquake in Hokkaido cause the power cut.
I spent a few days without electricity, and the life was more terrible than I had imagined.
That’s why I choose this topic.

I am looking forward to seeing you on the day

Thank you



Informations on the latter part practice of Sep 22nd are as follows.

Genre : Explanation & Discussion
Title : Current Digital Technical Terms

Now, we are in the computerized days and we can not stop
admitting any fields of modern society is supported by computer.
In short, we can understand and recognize more deeply modern
society through knowing the Current Digital Thecnical Terms.
Let’s enjoy foretelling near future through understanding Current
Digital Thecnical Terms.
Y. Imai



Hi! everyone.

This is the announcement of Second Practice on September 29, 2018, next

Sorry for the lateness of this preannouncement but I hope you prepare well
for the next week.  Akira Oku.

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Election season is coming or has been passing, e.g., the midterm election in
the US, gubernatorial election in Okinawa, and the election for the
presidency of the LDP in Japan.

Like the citizen judge system in Japan, we the members of Kyoto NHK ESS will
or shall be asked inevitably sooner or later to take part in the staff board
as obligation. Therefore, why don’t we play a candidacy speech in
preparation for that chance?

Composition and Speech

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Example: < Letter from an ESS Leadership Candidate >

Dear ESS Member,

I promise to be very brief, so please do not ignore this message.

My name is Zengyo-Inn Yeses and I am seeking your support and vote for
Leader of the Kyoto NHK ESS Society. I am honored to be a nominee and if
elected, I am determined to be a strong advocate for English learning,
communication and innovation. I believe that I am uniquely qualified to
represent our membership and to be effective in this position because of my
broad and diverse background that includes social, business, academic, and
human relation experience. For more information about my qualifications and
accomplishments, please check my

If elected, my main goal would be to educate ourselves in our discipline
about the significance of nationwide communication through English.

In conjunction with my many years of experience, my recent experience
uniquely prepared me to persuasively articulate the importance of English
communication for the prosperity of our personal life and the society. As a
voluntary group comprised of a variety of people with expertise and ability,
our ESS group has potentiality not only to solve member’s personal problems
but also to participate in social issues such as health-consciousness and
control of climate change.

Please allow me to work with you to accomplish these goals and to fulfill
our volunteer mind to make this world better.

I promised to be brief in the beginning, so let me end this message by
asking again for your support and for your advice. Together we can really
make a difference anywhere.

Sincerely yours,

Zengyo-Inn Yeses
Member of the Kyoto NHK ESS

(Mimicked from ACS newsletter)

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1. First of all, read the letter above as an example of candidacy letter
for the position of ESS leadership. (10 min)

2. Suppose you were to be nominated as a candidate for the leader (or
subleader) of the Kyoto ESS group.

3. Write to prepare your candidacy letter by help of group discussion. If
it takes time, you may just modify or change the phrases underlined in the
above example. (30 min)

4. Hope you play brave to give speech in front of all. (20 min)

Needless to say, I would highly recommend you to prepare the speech in
advance of the day. See you!

Appendix: For Recitation and Singing

Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair

Stephen Foster

I dream of Jeanie with the light brown hair,
Borne, like a vapor, on the summer air;
I see her tripping where the bright streams play,
Happy as the daisies that dance on her way.
Many were the wild notes her merry voice would pour,
Many were the blithe birds that warbled them o'er:
Oh! I dream of Jeanie with the light brown hair,
Floating, like a vapor, on the soft summer air.

I long for Jeanie with the daydawn smile,
Radiant in gladness, warm with winning guile;
I hear her melodies, like joys gone by,
Sighing round my heart o'er the fond hopes that die
Sighing like the night wind and sobbing like the rain
Wailing for the lost one that comes not again:
Oh! I long for Jeanie, and my heart bows low,
Never more to find her where the bright waters flow.

I sigh for Jeanie, but her light form strayed
Far from the fond hearts round her native glade;
Her smiles have vanished and her sweet songs flown,
Flitting like the dreams that have cheered us and gone.
Now the nodding wild flowers may wither on the shore
While her gentle fingers will cull them no more:
Oh! I sigh for Jeanie with the light brown hair,
Floating, like a vapor, on the soft summer air.


🌾Kyoto NHK ESS レポートNo.5🌾

ESS の皆さま


9月1日 酒井さん
「Talk & Discussion」
知ってるつもりのESSのあのメンバー、まだまだ知らないあなたの季節、趣味・・ヘェ〜 じっくりペアで話し合いましょう!

9月8日 岩井盛一郎さん
「Present your opinions and discuss about the articles from the Japan times」
厳選された5大ニュース、1番人気は”観光公害” でした。目標とされる外国から日本への観光客数は、一年間に4000万人ですって! 地元の人と観光客が一緒にできることは⁇

9月15日 佃さん
「How do you survive without electricity」
トイレ対策、お風呂対策...水ストップの対策 で 多く出た意見は、

9月22日 今井さん
「Current Digital Technical Terms」
”シンギュラリティー” って聞いたこと、あります? 人工知能(AI)が人間の能力を越える転換点って、2045年までには大変換⁉︎

9月29日 奥さん
「Letter from an ESS Leadership Candidate」
最近のアメリカの中間選挙、沖縄の知事選挙に乗っかって、やってみました「 ESSリーダー立候補演説」 ”リーダーにはならないけど私に投票してネ!” そんなお茶目な立候補者もいました!


2018年度 ESS スタッフ
田中 隆一

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