2019年1月12日土曜日

BR11:The Truth Machine


" 'I love truth,' said the Professor Verity, 'and I hate lies. I love good people and I hate bad people. I love peace and I hate war. The Truth Machine loves truth , good people and peace. It hates lies, bad people and war.'" (p.4)

     One day, a Professor whose name was Verity invented a truth machine. It was a great thing. He told a journalist the success and asked to publish that. And he wanted to test that machine, so he gathered three subjects. They were a wife, an inspector and a doctor. They had own troubles. The wife doubted that her husband had an lover. The inspector wanted to know whether criminals told lies. And the doctor wanted to know whether there are spies around him. However, Professor collected some money from them...   Was the machine able to solve their problem?

Whitney, Norman. (1992). The truth machine. Oxford: Macmillan readers.


2018年12月13日木曜日

BR10:Turtles



'The Aldabra tortoise became famous because of one particular tortoise, Mzee, and his unlikely friendship with a baby hippopotamus called Owen.' (p.18)

This book refers to turtles and tortoises. I haven't known that there are differences between turtles and tortoises before reading it. I was surprised to have understood the features of them. According to this book, turtles can help us imagine what our world must have been like before human beings ever lived. Turtles are the symbol of  our cultures and a lot of things around us. Through them, we can learn maxims and important lessons which we should understand and act in everyday lives. For instance, the fable of the hare and the tortoise. We learn we shouldn't be idle if we are satisfied with our consequences from the fable. Moreover, in this book, there are some kinds of turtles and tortoises. I like the African Pancake tortoise very well. His shell is flexible to move freely among the narrower rocks. And he is very cute for me. So, I recommend you this book the best of books I read in this week. Please read it!

Schreyer, Karmel. (2014). Turtles. Cambridge: Discovery Education.   

2018年12月6日木曜日

BR09: From the heart


'When he looked up at me, his eyes were red.' (p.16)

There is a girl who lives in oxford. Her father loves his daughter and he takes care of her too much. For example, he asks her to call him after finishing the classes of her university.One day, at the bar, she comes across a man with beautiful blue eyes. They falls in love. And they often meet and talk with. He uncovers to her that he is an illegal immigrant. He doesn't have parents. She tries to show him her parents, but they doesn't accept him because he is an illegal immigrant. They manages to admit their association and they are accepted by her parents. And, her father and they are climbing mountain. She and her father likes climbing mountains. However, something happens to them...
Mclean C, Alan. From the heart. (2002). Oxford: Dominoes one.

2018年12月2日日曜日

BR08: Ricky and the American Girl

'Ricky didn't have another chance to talk to her. There were too man people in the way. So he chatted to David and listened to Jack and talked to Holly. She was very friendly and happy to see him at the party.' (p.36)

     Ricky is a boy who goes to the junior high school. he is good at playing soccer and especially math and science. He is often asked homework of his friends. One day, he comes across an American beautiful girl. She has long blond hair. She is lost the way.  So, Ricky shows the way she wants to go to. He always thinks of her and he can't concentrate on his studies and so on. people around him are aware of his strange. Finally on Guy Fawkes Day, he meets her again. However, she doesn't remember his giving her directions. He is disappointed at. She only likes his purple shirt. After that, she has gone somewhere.
     Can he tell her his mind? Can he meet her again?

Hobbs, Martyn. (2007). Ricky and the American girl. Helbling Readers.
   

2018年11月22日木曜日

BR07: Dangerous Journey


'A few moments later, Joe heard a noise. "What's that?" he asked Leon.
"It's a waterfall," replied Leon.
"The water will pull the boat over. Leave the boat. Save yourself.' (p.24)

     I read this book this week. I'll tell you about this book.
     Four men are working in the forest. They are looking for iron and other materials. They start to journey. Leon is a boss of them and he is angry. They have another opinions for journey, so they are irritate. A lot of problems happen to them. They carry baggage in theirs car. Later, they encounter raining suddenly and the car is in a puddle. The car can't move because of stopping up mud. They manage to slip out and complete it. Moreover, they find broken bridge when they intend to pass the way, so they can't do it. They discuss the way of solving the problem. A man named Joe comes up with an idea. They accept the plan and try to do the mission....
     Do you think they can solve the problem?

Cox,  Alwyn. (2005). Dangerous Journey. Oxford; Macmillan Readers

2018年11月15日木曜日

BR06: This is San Francisco


’San Francisco is an important city on the west coast of the United States of America...' (p.4)

     I read this book last week. I'll introduce this book!
     San Francisco is in the United States of America. It's not large city in the U.S. There are 679000 people who live in there. San Francisco is the financial center of western America and also a center for music and art. A lot of people visit there. San Francisco was famous for gold at that time, in 1849. There, large amount of gold was founded by many people. They were called 'Forty-Niners'. Now, there is an American football team named '49ers' whose name comes from the history. The temperature in San Francisco is mild. In December, the average temperature is 52.5°F(11.4℃). We feel much comfortable than the climate of Japan. Moreover, San Francisco is familiar with its cable cars. The cable cars are old-fashioned, but everyone live there loves them.
     After reading this, I want to go to San Francisco very much. If you are interested in travelling abroad, you should try it!

Pennink, Betsy. (1992) This is San Francisco. Oxford: Heineman

2018年11月8日木曜日

BR05: The Long Tunnel



" 'Is Paul in ? she asked.
'Paul? said the stranger.
 'There's no one here with that name. You've made a mistake.' " (p.16)

     In this story, university students appear. The main place is in England. They are first year students in the university. Paul is a man whose uncle has own cottage. They are talking about their holidays during their lunch time. Charles and Sheila want to go to the cottage after finishing the next exam. Except of Paul, Charles and Sheila arrive at the place near the cottage. They ring the door phone of the cottage and a man appears from there. However, he tells them that it's not theirs. They feel strange. In that night, they find the man is carrying something bad...
     If you are interested in the last, please try it!

Milne, John. (2005). The Long Tunnel. Oxford: Macmillan Heineman ELT.

BR11:The Truth Machine

" 'I love truth,' said the Professor Verity, 'and I hate lies. I love good people and I hate bad people. I love peace an...