2019.01.07 Monday

#190 If you could be any animal what would you be and why?

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    Happy New Year!

    あけましたおめでとうございます!

    今年もWILL ENGLISH SCHOOLをよろしくお願いします。

     

    新年最初に紹介させていただくessayは

    "If you could be any animal what would you be and why?" です。

    私も犬を飼っているので、このessayを書いてくださった生徒様と同様、飼い犬が何を考えているのか、とっても知りたいです。

    皆さまはいかがですか?

     

    If I could be any animal, I would like to be a dog which is kept by rich people. I want to know how it feels to be a pet. I wouldn’t need to worry about my food. I could eat hearty food. I could take a walk everyday with my master. My master would take me to the dog salon once a month. I would have a happy life.

    And I would want to be a hawk. It’s a cool bird. I would want to look down at the big nature from the sky, and would want to go hunting.

    I’d prefer to be an animal that doesn’t have an enemy.

     

    教師より

    It was wise of you to add “being kept by rich people” when you were talking about being a dog. That’s a lifestyle one can get used to easily!

    Yet, your wish about being a hawk intrigued me more because it made me think about all the freedom the hawks have.

    My personal choice would be “a bear.” So, I could sleep all winter and enjoy all the warm seasons by eating honey and being lazy.

    But just as you mentioned, animals have various enemies including other animals and humans. I would be very scared of humans if I were a bear.

    2018.12.03 Monday

    #189 Nature vs Nurture

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      こんにちは!

       

      "Nature"と"Nurture"

      この似て非なる2つの単語ですが、「どちらの方が大事」とは言えませんね。

       

      本日紹介させていただくessayは、教師同様に私も "Your baby is incredibly lucky!" と感じたessayです!

       

       

      I have one responsibility since I got pregnant: raising a child, especially educating him.

       

      I think that humans have innate abilities and learned abilities. I’d like to grow my child’s natural abilities and to help him blossoming out these abilities by himself. I decided that I’ll try to observe him carefully for it.

       

      But we have talents which we don’t notice by ourselves. Therefore, we have to experiment and improve our abilities. For this reason, I’d like to try to give him many chances and leave nurturing to professionals.

       

      The thing I can teach at home is how to see the world. I want my child to be someone who can find answers by himself.

      Finally, I think manner develops only by nurture. Thus, I’ll teach him manners.

       

       

      教師より

      Nature and nurture are both very important when it comes to shaping a child’s character. We all have some characteristics that come from our genes, but also we cannot deny the fact that we are who we are thanks to the circumstances we have experienced.

       

      I’m sure I would be a completely different person if I was raised by different parents. Your baby is incredibly lucky. I’m sure you’re going to do an amazing job as a mother.

      2018.11.08 Thursday

      188 Good and bad things that happened to you last year

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        こんにちは!

        2018年も残すところ約2か月、年々過ぎるのが早くなるように感じるのは私だけでしょうか・・・

         

        本日紹介させていただくessayは、元高校球児の生徒様が書かれたものです。

        とてもポジティブな内容で、"bad things"と捉えるか、"good things"と捉えるかは、自分次第なのだと教えていただいたessayでした!

         

         

           One of the good things that happened to me last year was what I became a selected player in my baseball team. Only 20 people are chosen from 120 people every year. I wasn’t chosen when I was a first grader and a second grader. So I did a lot of practice every day. So I was delighted when I was chosen.

           One of the bad things was that I couldn’t go to the National High School Baseball Championship. It was our target from when we were first graders. So we all cried including the people who were not chosen as players when we lost the game.

           But they all became the best memories in my life. And I want to go back to those days. So I think that last year was good year.

         

        教師より

           I can tell that you had a pretty exciting year. It’s an important talent to look back at past defeats and remember them as good memories. It must be really honorable to be selected as a player in your team. Life is beautiful with its ups and downs. You have many more good years ahead of you.

        2018.10.05 Friday

        #187 "TV is not good for your brain." Do you agree?

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          こんにちは!

          今回の topic は TV についてです。

          最近では、インターネットを見る時間も増えたとはいえ、やはりTVは私たちの生活に欠かせないアイテムの一つです。

          お子様がいらっしゃるご家庭では、TVとの付き合い方を一度は考えたことがあるかもしれません。

          そこで、今回の問いかけは "TV is not good for your brain." Do you agree? です。

          皆さまは、どう答えますか?

           

           

          Since having TV hasn’t been difficult to purchase for normal family, it has become essential for us. TV channels work very hard because there is no day that we don’t watch TV. It shows news for the dad in the morning, gossip news and soap operas for the mom after that, and in the evening, variety shows, sports programs, anime, dramas and movies are useful for the family to have a good time.

           

          Some people say that watching TV spoils the ability of imagination in one’s childhood. They also say that reading books and imaging the scenes from the book are important to improve this ability. I remember that my mom said that. If they are true, many of today’s people are less clever than people before TV. I don’t think so, human beings have still enough power to improve their intelligence.

           

          TV has brought us a new method of facing facts. That is live broadcast. It shows real events that happen somewhere in the world at the same time without any editing. For instance, watching disasters and incidents like terrorism on live broadcast is shocking, because we understand that is a real-time event. Newspapers cannot convey the same feeling. That is a strong point of watching TV.

           

          It is hard to say if TV is good or bad for your brain totally. However, there is one important thing about watching TV: not using brain while watching TV, just killing your time without thinking, is not good for your brain.

           

           

          教師より

          TV has really become an important part of our lives. Even though I personally don’t watch TV, I remember how it shaped by personality when I was a child. I agree on how reading improves the imagination of children but as you stated, you should remember the merits of TV in terms of communication.

          I believe the biggest problem about watching TV is how it puts us into a passive position. Some people use TV as a nanny. This is how people turn out to be addicted to TV. If we choose educational programs over reality shows and teach our children how to keep balance between reading and watching TV, I believe their brains wouldn’t be washed. Moreover, if we choose the shows wisely, TV channels can’t continue making TV shows that are harmful for our brains.

          2018.09.13 Thursday

          #186 Ways to protect nature

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            こんにちは!

            8月は夏休みをいただき、essayをお休みさせていただきました。

             

            日本のみならず、近年では世界中で自然災害が起こり、自然との向き合い方が見直されつつあると思います。

            そこで本日紹介させいただくtopicは "Ways to protect nature" です。

            生活が便利になっている一方、私たちは自然を破壊し続けているのかもしれません。

            皆さまは、どのように考えますか?

             

             

            Nowadays, there are a lot of problems about the environment because of global warming. The reason of global warming is that people are cutting many trees. Green plants carry out photosynthesis which is a process that changes CO2 to O2.

             

            On the one hand tree cutting makes me happy so I can use furniture, on the other hand it makes me unhappy as a person living in the earth. What should we do?

             

            I think there is one way not to exacerbate the environmental problem. It is not using too many trees for making furniture.

            Long time ago, we did not have plastics, but now there are not only trees but also plastics. So we do not have to use many trees. However plastic is made from oil. There is a limit to oil. Also we are creating too much waste.

            The best way is not to make too many things, but it isn’t easy. So we should be careful about not buying many things.

             

             

            教師より

            Our problem would be solved quickly if we stopped using plastics and planted more trees. Plastic doesn’t biodegrade, that’s why our waste is piling up. Before the advent of plastic, people were cutting down trees moderately and they were planting new ones too. So, it was completely sustainable. Oil companies like Shell get their oil from Arctic. They melt the ice and cause other problems by producing plastic. I wish we could get rid of all the plastic in the world.

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