Monday, 31 August 2009
How are you? I'm in Dhaka, Bangladesh. I came here on Monday morning 1:00am and I 'm going to leave tonight, Tuesday 11:00 pm to go to Jakarta, Indonesia. Can you believe that? I have no time to take photos.
See you next week.
Best wishes, Koa
Yuji T from Canada
Sunday, 30 August 2009
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Simpson,
I was Simon. I had climbed Siula Grande with Joe.
I’m very sorry, I killed Joe when we were getting down the Siula Grande.
We were exhausted and Joe had injured his leg.
To survive, I had cut the rope which tied us each other.
I am going to do my best to pay for the crime for your son.
Once again, I am so sorry for what I have done.
Q1) Did Simon make the right decision to cut the rope?
A1) Yes he did. If he didn’t do so, they would be dead.
Q2) Would you have done the same?
A2) No l wouldn’t. I would select to die together.
Q3) If you were Joe, would you forgive Simon?
A3) Of course, I would forgive him.
Saturday, 29 August 2009
Teachers in Hokkaido/northern Japan
Friday, 28 August 2009
I think Jamie and Aurelia have the best chance of staying together happily. Because I think Jamie is a good character and maybe Aurelia is, too. The first part of this book, Jamie was shocked by his fiancée and his brother. He didn't recognize that her fiancée and his brother were in love before Jamie and Katya's wedding. I think he is too good nature. After that, Jamie left for his farmhouse in
At first, they didn't understand each language because Jamie couldn't speak Portuguese and Aurelia couldn't speak English. But the last part of this book, Jamie learned Portuguese and Aurelia learned English. They have strong will to understand another word. So I believe it is not difficult to understand each other by their language difference.
I like Jamie's action that he went to Aurelia's house to meet her parents and made a marriage proposal. That scene was very funny.
posted for Tomoko
posted for Tomoko
We are are all very pleased for her, as she is also doing fab work with our pre-school children. Naomi's warm, gentle touch has helped all our very small ones get used to a new environment without mummy; they are becoming self-reliant to brush teeth, wash hands, and have lunch together - and lots of other little things that mark a child's very early development. As for the English the children are picking, I am staggered by the amount they are picking up and retaining.
As it is Naomi's birthday tomorrow, the children have been secretly practicing the Happy Birthday song - and we had a real reason to do it today as well, because Hina is two. A busy singing week for all! Congratulations Hinata today (hope you get lots of cool pressies!) and Naomi tomorrow.
xxx from all of us
My favorite scene was that Sam Daniel’s son was kissed by Joanna at the airport. It was one of heartwarming scene. I also like the scene that at the end of the Christmas concert, the curtain opened to show a painted Christmas scene, the Prime Minister and Natalie were found by all of the people at the school at the end of Chapter 8. It was very funny.39 Which of these couples do you think have the best chance of staying together happily? Give reasons for your opinion.
I think Jamie and Aurelia have the best chance of staying together happily. Because I think Jamie is a good character and maybe Aurelia is, too. The first part of this book, Jamie was shocked by his fiancée and his brother. He didn't recognize that her fiancée and his brother were in love before Jamie and Katya's wedding. I think he is too good nature. After that, Jamie left for his farmhouse in France and met Aurelia. When Jamie's paper was flown by winds and they dived into a lake to get them, though Jamie said that she didn't need to get his papers. I think the event shows that Aurelia is good character. After diving Aurelia, Jamie did, too. He is also good character, I guess. At first, they didn't understand each language because Jamie couldn't speak Portuguese and Aurelia couldn't speak English. But the last part of this book, Jamie learned Portuguese and Aurelia learned English. They have strong will to understand each other. So I believe it is not difficult to understand each other by their language difference. I like Jamie's action that he went to Aurelia's house to meet her parents and made a marriage proposal. I like Aurelia's parents and her neighborbood. That scene was very funny.Masao Kuroda
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
As same as Max, the killer, I want to know and see another myself who made a different decision. I image whether he is happy or not. But anyway, a decision always has bilateral character, such as better and worse side. I think the most necessary point is whether one can accept worse staff accompanied by decision. In other word, before important decision which effects strongly to future, we must consider sufficiently all possibility and opportunity as much as we can. In addition, we must prepare our mind we can accept all incidents. That's because "Hindsight is 20/20…".
Monday, 24 August 2009
This story is very legible. I enjoyed with thinking that world might exist in the corner of space. Most answers of Activities caused me to change sentences of the text from the direct speech into the indirect speech. In addition, they caused me to match the tense. This activities are optimal in the training for such purpose.
I recommend this book for a change.
This book is the most interesting for 6 books I read in English class.
Dave Strain have a strage power.His power is used murder and violence. He used a photograph and a doll, a toy of plane when he did murder and violence by his storange power.
I couldn't understand how to kill by them in detail. Maybe he must image murder and violence when he had them.
I couldn't understand why Dave Strain die finally. He loved Anna but Anna knew his confidence. He told her that he can get much money by his storange power. Although she escaped him. He was angry for her. So he killed her by his storange power and he killed himself.
Sunday, 23 August 2009
Thursday, 20 August 2009
This holiday Yuya went to Tokyo to visit his family there, and he sent me a beautiful pop-up greeting card. This is what it says:
How are you?
Went to Tokyo. On the way to Tokyo we went to a funpark called Fuji Q Hiland. It was really fun.
Thanks Yuya! I love getting things in the post! You really made my day!!
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
I am in Brighton now.I enjoy meeting with my friend, going to the pub, food, weather, everything!!
I love England, I love Brighton. I want to stay more.
I went to Arundel Castle yesterday. It was very beautiful.
See you on Thursday. Kaoru
Monday, 17 August 2009
Q5:Do you think the cover is good for the story? Say why/why not. Can you think another cover that would be better? Describe it or draw it.
I think the cover has good sense, but it doesn’t match for this story. The cover, which has red post in front of black wall stands out, and it give me mysterious impression. However, this story was not a mystery but a group play. I think that the following cover is suitable. “Four silhouette person are standing in the Moreland Road. All members are doing different things. There is a post at the corner of the street.”
The four friends go to the same school. They are all member of their school's archeology. They are going to research a project for their club. The project is going to be about their town in the World War II. They meet with many accidents.
I read a literary work of Alan Frewin Jones last time. The Phantom Airman was more interesting than Unquiet Graves. However, neither was interesting for me.
Sunday, 16 August 2009
Saturday, 15 August 2009
Hi Mam, This is Maria. Are you fine? Yes I'm fine.
I have a good news! I work at Hotel Casanova now, you know?
Yes, that big hotel. Hotel Grand? I quieted such a old and seedy hotel.
By the way, Do you remember Dino? Dino Bracco. Yes,Yes that creepy mummy's boy.
He is the owner of the Hotel Casanova. Ha Ha, That's laugh.
But now he is a rich man. Why? Actually he married a rich woman and got the hotel.
Listen mam. I decide I steal him from that woman! OK,OK no problem. It's a piece of cake.
I 'm younger and cute than that old lady. Also he seems to be disgusted at her jealousy.
So, surely he will be crazy about me with a bit of kindness and miniskirts.
Wait with anticipation. We are going to be rich!
Thursday, 13 August 2009
Tuesday, 11 August 2009
After I red this book. I was very happy to read three couples weddings.
Emma Woodhouse is beautiful, clever and rich. She arrange marriages between her friend and neighbours in the village of Highbury. She learns about speaking unkindly to people who are not her equal. Mr.Knightley scolds her attitude. She felt angry with herself and ashamed herself.
Emma had not know how to fall in love. She makes a lot of mistakes and casuses more problems than happy marriages.
Then she almost loses her own chance of love. But she does not notice Mr.Knightley love. Finally she felt his love and get married.
This story looks like Jane Austen's life.
Sunday, 9 August 2009
Friday, 7 August 2009
Hijiri and Eleanor made a go-cart out of the Lego cupboard this morning in Pre-School, and my back still hurts from pushing them around, 'again' and 'again'! Big turn out today and we had fun trying to cut things out of our colourful play dough - still plenty to go around. We think Jim enjoyed mixing the food colouring into it rather too much yesterday!
HOpe you all have a great Obon Holiday - read an English book if you've nothing else to do? Send us a postcard if you go somewhere nice - or share a picture here or on our Luna International group on Facebook?!
Thursday, 6 August 2009
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
Because The robot killed the man who made the robot.
In the film "Terminator", the robot(Terminator) comes from the future
and then tries to kill a hero.
I think the robot will resist a person someday,
when it became that the automatic intelligence evolves
and a robot have a feeling.
Monday, 3 August 2009
Sunday, 2 August 2009
After Reading Question 9
Wrie a short summary for a cinema guide explaining what the film is about and encouraging people to go and see it.
This is a true story about two men who climbed one of the most difficult and dangerous mountains in the world. Joe and Simon were good friend and they had done a lot of climbing together.They were a good team, they know everything that other's thinking. One day, they challenged Cordillera Huayhuash mountain range, a group of mountains in the Andes in Peru.
Could they stand at the summit? They met a lot of problems!How did they do?What did they judge?It would change their fate. In the film, there are beautiful view of mountains in the Andes. This is a first time, the camera had entered in the Andes. Thrill, friendship, hard work of climber and surprise.At last, could they survive?Result is in the film. Go to the cinema soon.
A nightmare journey I remember was fifteen years ago when I was going to the airport. I was returning to Japan from a business trip and I had to be at Hannover airport two hours before the flight.
I left the hotel for Hannover city centre by train. I got off the train at Hannover station and I went sightseeing in the city because I had time to look around there. I tried to go to the airport because it was the time. The airport wasn’t in the city-centre. I didn’t know that it was in the suburbs. I got lost and I was confused. All citizens spoke German. I didn’t understand it at all. I was lucky that a high school student, who spoke English, showed me the coach stop for the airport. I was very happy that the coach driver said to me “Welcome to the coach.” I finally arrived at the airport just forty minutes before the plane was going to leave.
The woman at the check-in desk said "Economy seats are full, so I’ll prepare a business seat for you." In the end I had a comfortable trip.
Our group was welcomely boosted this year with Eri's friends, and our pre-school gaggle of little ones and parents, braving the elements. As every year, Jim got a bear hug from a Yamaga gorilla, and we met lots of old friends and students along the way. Obviously the weather had dissuaded a lot of people from coming to watch, crowds along the route noticeably down, and the general mood a bot dampened.
Not our gang though, as you can see from all the photos on out Facebook group - if you have your own photos or videos to share with us, please do so. Tana didn't stop dancing all evening, so the Salsa is paying off! Eri assumed command with Yuki having to go home early. By the end of the evening we'd exhausted ourselves, as well as all the ale, and we said goodnight and thank you in the middle of eki-mai dori...for some the evening continued in a very nearby bar, until we eventually had to haul all the trash back to Jim's place.