Nov 8, 2008

多読・多聴講座10回目

土曜講座も、あと残すところ5回。
今日は、興味持つ生徒はいないだろうなと、あまり期待はせずに、
私が実際にやっているメール交換の様子を紹介しました。
(下に一部載せています、一つ目がアメリカ人、二つ目がカナダ人(母語はフランス語)メール友達との、つい最近のやり取りです)
そうしたら、いつもは全く関心なさそうな女子生徒が、熱心に読んでいて、
いやいや、女子生徒って、わからない。
(意識して女子生徒に声をかけないと、つい男子生徒のそばで、憩ってしまうのです・・・)

さて、今日の読書記録にも、いろいろと面白いコメントがありました。

・manga, the prince of tennisを読んでいる男子生徒
  簡単な単語のほうが、言っている意味が理解しずらい
・manga, one piece を読んでいる女子生徒
  わからない単語がたくさんあったが、深く考えずに、わかるところから推測したりしました
・OBW「Piano」CD付きを半分読んだ女子生徒
  読み聞きしながら、ちょっとシャドーイングをしたので、自己満足しました
・カーペンターズを聞いた女子生徒
  自分でも歌ってみたくなった
・「Catwings」読んだ女子生徒
  難しい本は慣れたら面白そう
・DVDでハリーポッター見た女子生徒
  発音がよすぎて、よく聞き取れなかった

ぼんやりDVD見たり、音楽聞いたりしているようでいて、
実は、彼らなりに考えているようです。
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(私から)
Hi ○○○,
How have you been?
today, i watched the video of presidential victory speech.
it was really great and I was deeply moved.
I wish we could have such a strong leader in Japan, too.

Until this exciting news broke out, all I heard about US on TV was worry some matters of financial problems.
I checked the site of real estate of your house and found your houseon the selling list.
It might have been a tough time to sell a house.
I hope this change of the leader will make a good influence andstabilize US economy.

take care!
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(友達から)
Hi ○○○,

What a pleasant surprise, hearing from you!
I hope that you and your family are doing well.
Yes, the Obama victory is a huge victory especially because of the racial history in the US.
Now our children know that you can be anything you want to be in America regardless of your race or national origin.

I decided to try and lease my home since no one is buying.
My realtor has found some tenants for me for a two-year lease.
They will move in December 1st.
They are also interested in buying my home in two years after they sell their home.
I hope that it goes through.
Now I am looking for a house to rent for us and move by the end of this month.
What do you think about visiting Tokyo in the middle of January.
I hope that it is not too cold because I do not like the cold.

Well, take care and have a blessed day.
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(私から)
こんにちは! ○○○さん。
お元気ですか?
thanks for your mail. sorry, i didn't mail you back soon.these days,
I'm a bit obsessed with new things such as twitter, manga,and fanfic and time flies away so fast...
i actually made another blog especially for my weired ? interest...oh, don't ask me what it is...
i'm wondering you might be offended if italk about it...I'm turning into a real おたく these days ^^;
anyway, how did your Halloween costume turn out to be?
did you make a good punk hair???
I'm deeply interested in watching you in that style!
i also had a halloween event in my neighborhood.some people in neighborhood wanted to use halloween for not only a funevent but also safety educational even,
and decided to call at somehomes which have special sign saying 'ask for help in emergency.'
this means that if your children were put in danger, they can go askfor a help in the place having this sign.
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_-W2GmO6ooE0/SEr52O4gXPI/AAAAAAAAL_U/AR-EeQGca6s/P1150956.JPG
this sign says 'ピーポーくんの家'ピーポー means the sound of japanese police siren.i think this system is quite a japanese think, only possible becauseof living in a small area.

got to make dinner now.take care & talk to you again,
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(友達から)
こんにちは! ○○○さん。
How are you doing?

Oh, i think it's great to be obsessed with all kinds of new things.
This adds spice in life!
Don't worry about your so called weird interest! Feel free to talk about it,i'm not one to be offended about other peoples interests!
I myself have someinterests that might be jugged by others like weird or immature, you know...So, you are turning into an おたく, he? Welcome to the club!
This is funny,i only realised some months ago that i was an おたく all my life. It's just i didn'tknow there is a name for it and that there are many people out there like me!
In fact,here in the west, we are called 'geeks' or 'nerds'. The strange thing is that as i growolder i don't seem to be cured of my 'illness'.
Internet is a magical country to me,where i get to know others like me. Sometimes, when i'm a bit ashamed of myobsessions and fantasies, it is good to go on some forums and exchange viewswith some other fellow weirdies

In ----- province too, we have a security system for children. But, it's all year round, not only on Halloween.
I'm member of this organisation. I have a sign in my window (you can seea picture of it in the attachment) and at any time the children can come for help.
Before i joinedthis group, police made an investigation about all the adult persons living in the house. Made feellike a criminal, he, he, he!

じゃ また、○○○さん!

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