Nov 20, 2009

中学生タドキッズの英作文

タドキッズのリボンさんは、中3になって通いだした塾の面接で、
英語が苦手ですね、と言われました・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・
まあね、同じ発音を見つけろ、括弧に適当な単語を、正しい文を選べ、
といった種類のテストでは、平均点に少しぐらいしかとれませんからね,
苦手だと思われて当然。
まま、面接してもらった先生には、これ以上点が下がることは絶対!にないですと、
根拠があるよな、ないよな返事しておきました。

で、最近あった塾のテストでは、予想通り、点数のばしてきました。
(といっても、これまた満点には、絶対ならない。だって一切!勉強しないのだから)

どの教科が好きかという英作文問題では、こんな感じ。

The subject I like is math. I like it because math can be used in many places. If we can't use math, we can't count things and we can't choose which size we shuld buy. We can't use money either. So, I like math.

shuld のつづりと ” ,” 忘れて1点引き、9/10点。

これがですね、学校の授業以外
(授業もほどほどにしか、聞いていないらしいが)の勉強、一切なし!
ここ1年ぐらいはまともな本も読まず、ネットで英訳マンガ読むだけ、の成果です。
文句ないでしょ?

(英作文の難しさは、いかに語数内におさめるか、だそうです。
これもタドキッズならではの苦労かな。)

5 comments:

sloppie said...

英語苦手です~。だって、正しい文がちっとも選べなかったものね、私たち。

数学が好きな理由が「こう来たか」って感心しました。
さすがと思ったのが
math can be used in many placesと
which size we should buyというくだり。フツーは、さらっと書けないと思う。

学校の英語の先生方も、テーマ&字数指定の英文を書いてみればよろしいのでは?意地悪かな。あるいは失礼か。
でも、雑誌「英語教育」の件もあるし、少しずつだけれど、大きく変わっていくのかもしれませんね。
sloppie

Mrs. Malone said...

あ、私たち、になってる・・・そうよね、妄想は学校英語には害です。

テストのときは、小さなミスで点落とすのもったいないと、それなりにリボンさん、わかっているようで、
出だしは、
The subject I like、と、My favorite subjectのどっちにしようかと迷って、favorite のつづりに自信がないから前者を選んだそうです。

話し変わって・・・
前回の授業で、テスト予行として全員で読んだ文章の中に"cirrus"っていう単語が出てきて、私知らなかったんだけど、「はーい、これ先生知らないから、みんなは覚えなくていいよー」って話しました。ああ、ここまできたか(覚えるな、だなんて)、末期だ、と思ったことでした。

chico said...

Hi, emmie. I've got really funny story about my writing. I was assigned to write very short boring ridiculous...ishould stop here... one paragraph sentences. It was so dull exercise that I wanted to make it more exciting for me and I asked my friends, who are experts of language to proofread it. One is a former journalist and the other one teaches writing course at uni. They read my wrioting and changed a few mistakes plus gave me some advice for better expressions. Then turned it in without any doubt that it would get straight A, however, the paper was filled with many red markswhen it aws returned. This Japanese prof. even says there are some grammatical mistakes and awkward expressions in my paper. I'm like "COME ON, MAN!" Those two are pro writers, working in Canada and England.
They did proofread my paper carefully. I'm sure about that because I did their favor in return as well. Well, it is just another proof that there are some "teachers" who enjoy nothing but criticize students and belive that is called "education". It is so-called tragicomedy. Oh, I shouldn't say that. Shakespeare would crawled out of his grave and protest to use the term. lol
chico

PS
BTW Can you come to Tachikawa and have lunch with me on the 21st since you would go to Akishima off?
I have a class from 3:00 so that I can't make it. How about curry???
Can you meet me around 11ish?

chico said...

PPS emmie, sorry. I've checked the off information and some of you would meet up earlier. I think I would go there before lunch. Hope I will see you there.
chico

Mrs. Malone said...

Hi Chico!

Oh, you're still struggling with some d__b teachers, ha ha.(←I got a face! by chance when I trid to be polite and hid two letters in a dirty word.) Let me read your short story next time. I really like to know how your Japanese teacher was ever able to make your work more sophisticated, or maybe lame?

I'll be coming to the off-meeting earlier in the morning. (I don't know yet how to get there, though...) I heard that the station is closer to my house than a school my daughter is about to take an entrance test in January...

lately, I'm hooked up in the Seiyuu world, as you can see in my blog entry, so I rarely read or listen to English. Their voice is so sweet and attractive that I feel like being captured in a dream land... I'll fill you up with geeky hobby of me when we meet next time.
Be aware!