2019年1月17日木曜日

BR : 13 Rich Man, Poor Man



Adam went to the Post Office. But the official did not give him the money. Adam felt old and he felt poor again.  

     This week I read Rich Man, Poor Man, a MACMILLAN READERS, level 2 book. It was a story about a man named Adam, who was old and poor. One day, a letter came to Adam's village. It was from Adam's son, Saul. The letter was enclosed a ticket for 100 ponds. However, Adam went to a big town to change money, he couldn't do it since he didn't have identification.  
     
     When I read this story, I felt sad. In the present era, certificates are essential to our life. Certificates can certify who we are, where we live, and so on. Thus, Certificates are important whatever we do. I think all Japanese people have identification. Also I have identification. There are some types, such as a student’s identification card, an insurance card, and a driver's license and so on. Please don't lost them!!


Jupp, T. C. (2005). Rich man poor man. Macmillan readers.

BR : 12 Dutch Adventure

"This is Dutch cheese," said the lady. "It is called Edam. It is made in Holland."
The lady let them taste some Edam cheese. "I like it," said Chip. (p.2)      


     Hello everyone! Long time no see! How did you spend your winter holiday?

     Last week I read Dutch Adventure, an Oxford Reading tree, stage 9 book. The Dutch cheese, Edam is introduced in this book. It has the red skin and the yellow flesh, so it looks like an apple. If you want to eat this food, please go to a supermarket in Dutch.

     By the way, I'm studying Dutch in University. It is very hard for me to understand the grammar, but I want to go to Dutch in the future, so I continue to study it.


Hunt, Roderick. (2003). Dutch Adventure, Oxford reading tree.

2018年12月20日木曜日

BR : 11 All about desert life

     This week I read All about desert Life, an Oxford read and discover. Of course, this book explains all about desert. Before I read this book, I thought it was natural that desert was very hot. But according to this book, there are some cool desert in the world. If I have a chance to go to desert, I want to go such a place.

     There are many kinds of plants in desert. A cactus is one of these plants. As you know, this plant has lots of spikes. It is so sharp that you get hurt if you touch them. I was very surprised to know that these spikes stored rain water because it is tiny and don't form like a sponge. I think since they live in such a dry place, they improve their leaves and utilize their spikes.


Penn, Julie. (2010). All about desert life. Oxford read and discover.

BR : 10 Machines then and now

     Last week I read Machines then and now, an Oxford read and discover book. Of course, it is written about machines. This book shows a transformation of machines from ancient to today.


    What I was most surprised is some modern televisions can be almost as thin as paper. Present television is very thick as though a cube. I think this advance was made by all engineer's effort. They're developing new technology everyday. Therefore, I think we have to thank to these people who provide us comfortable life.


     Recently technology has been progressed. These improvement will be continue. 



Quinn, Robert. (2010). Machines then and now. Oxford read and discover.

2018年12月6日木曜日

BR : 09 Race into Space

    This week I read Race into space. It is written about the history of race into space and historical incidents about space to date. 


     Nowadays, all people in the world believe that the Earth goes around the sun system. It is natural to think so, because it's based on logical theory. But long years ago, lots of people believed that the sun went around our Earth. I think our ancestor was enough clever to discover the new theory.


     In the future, technology must be advanced. Perhaps, some people could be living in the moon. I'm looking forward to being able to visit moon.

Arnold, Eric. (2004). Race into space. Step into reading.

2018年11月29日木曜日

BR 08: Hungry Plants

Most plants get everything they need to be healthy from sun, rain, and soil. But insect-eating plants grow in very poor soil. They make up for this by eating bugs. For these plants, eating bugs is like taking a vitamin pill.(p.8)


      When I was an elementary school student, my brother had a insect-eating plant which was like a picture on the right. It often ate bugs as I watched it. When it ate them, it closed its mouth and melted them by liquid which called digestive juice. I was afraid of it because its appearance. It has lots of thorns. So still now, I don't like such insect-eating plants.



Batten, Mary. (2000). Hungry Plants. Step into reading.




2018年11月22日木曜日

BR 07: Help!

There was no computer, no car, no MegaMonster, no Chip. Just a dream. (p. 29)

     Today I read a book called Help! It was one of the most interesting books I have ever read. It was a story of dream. In this book, a man named Frank had a strange experience. You must be betrayed by the end of this story. I want you to read it!!

     I often used to have a dream when I was a junior high school student. In my dream, I became a singer, famous actor, ninja, and insect such as a spider, an ant. I was able to have a good experience that I couldn't in the real world.  If I could have a dream tonight, I want to be animal like a cat or dog.


Prowse, Philip. (1999). Help! Cambridge English readers.

BR : 13 Rich Man, Poor Man

Adam went to the Post Office. But the official did not give him the money. Adam felt old and he felt poor again.        This week I rea...