To Everyone Who Will Take This Class

2009 年 1 月 8 日

    In this class, you have to write a lot of  compositions and rewrite them so many times. If you do not like English so much, you may not want to attend this class at least once. If you are good at English, however, you will improve your writing skill more by taking this class because you will learn the way of writing deeply and you will have your English composition corrected every week. Actually, I rewrited most compositions more than five times. Sometimes I was sick and tired about my bad English but such hardships made me really happy when I got the passing mark!  

   If you love English and have passion for studying English, you will do well in this class! Good Luck!!! 

The Differences of The Election Systems Between The USA and Japan 4

2008 年 12 月 19 日

   Both the United States of America and Japan have an election system for a political leader of their countries. Both are really advanced democratic countries oll over the world. However, we can find some differences in the system between two countries. Now let me try to compare them discuss the differences.

   First, on the one hand, the head of states and goverment of the United States of America is called the president. The president is elected indirectedly to a four year term, with a limit of two terms. Only people who are over 35 of age, a natural born citizen, and have lived in the States for more 14 years can run for the president. Accordingly, America has an indirected election system that is through the electoral college but every person having nationality of America and over 18 years of age has the right to vote for electral college.

  On the other hand, in Japan, the head of Japanese goverment is called the prime minister of the Cabinet. Prime minister of Japan is designated by the Diet from among its members and has no term limit. The Japanese constitution says only people who are over 25 of age and a civilian which means not a soldier can run for the prime minister. Japan has also an indirected election the same as the United States. However, in prime minister election, we Japanese citizen can not be involved directly at all. Japanese nationals over 20 of age only have the voting right to elect the members of the Diet, not the prime minister directly.

    Finally, what are the consequences of these two different election system for the leader of the country? As we see, both countries have an indirected election system but the president of the United States of America is elected by the American citizens themselves, but the prime minister of Japan is elected by the members of the Diet. This is one of very significant differences between these two countries. The president of the United States is a representative of the citizens and the prime minister of Japan is just a representative of the leading party. In these two systems, I prefer the United States’ one, because the president who is elected by the citizens is much closer to every individual.

Studying English at elementary school 5

2008 年 12 月 19 日

Agreement

Students can be interested in English and foreign cultures at an early age.

There is a hypothesis that we can never acquire a natural language, English or Japanese, for example, to the level of its native speaker after the so-called critical period that is between age nine and eleven.

Students can improve their aural oral skills.  That is, students will not hesitate to speak English if they are introduced to English at an early age.

Disagreement

If students have a couple of English classes in a week but have no chance to speak English outside the school in real-life situations, they will not be good at speaking English.

Unless we change the methods of studying English at junior high school level, it makes no difference even if children start studying English at elementary schools.

Some people acquire native-level roficiency in English after the so-called citical period, which is just a hypothesis in the filed of child acquisition studies.

Students should concentrate in studying Japanese rather than English at an elementary school level.

 

Studying English with Podcast 8

2008 年 12 月 19 日

     Podcasting is a great system in studying English. Podcasting enables us to listen to audio as well as to watch videos online anytime and anywhere if we have a computer! If you register with some special site, you can even get the texts to read in audio.This is really terrific. It helps us to listen to English. Thanks to Podcasting, we can study listening to English with the sentences we composed by ourselves. This is very awesome. Without such a gadget, we have to look for someone who can speak English fluently and ask him or her to spare us the time. It is not convenient. Futhermore, we can listen to  English as much as we want online at such special text to speech podcasting site as this one.  We can even download the audio from such podcasting sites to a favorite MP3 player so that we take the audio on the go. Listening to the sentences we ourselves wrote must be a lot of fun! That makes writing English a lot of fun too!!!

 
 

Happy Shoes 3

2008 年 12 月 10 日

      Here are wonderful shoes that make you happy. They have a lot of different colored flowers on them as if the paint[s] of [different colors] were spread over [as if different colors were painted]. Even when you are sad, you will feel like visiting a flower garden by w[e]aring a pair. Why don’t you forget about your trouble and go out wearing [in] these happy shoes. The luck will come from your feet!!

 

On My Way Home 3

2008 年 12 月 10 日

[Indent each paragaraph]     My elementary school was a long way from my house. Actually it took over one hour on foot when I was in the first grade. Though sometimes I did  short cut or used the different way for [a] change, I have walked used to take the same way for six years every day. So there are a lot of memory on this commuting path of my school days on.

   I do not remember clearly, but I guess it was one day in June on my way home, as the rice plants were still short in the water in rice fields. Something very short were sticking their heads above the shallow water in the fielf, leaving equal space between them. And when it breezed softly, they all together waved pleasantly. It was a very beautiful scene.

  Then, [we spotted] someone lived [living] in there! Do you know who? They were very attractive for us children because they transfigured themselves a little every time we met [spotted/saw]  them. Yes! They were tadpoles!! When we found them in the water of the rice field, we put down our bags and squatted down over the water to see them closely. And we dipped our hands into the water silently wondering if they would notice us. Feeling the cold water, we waited for the tadoples to climb over in our open hands. The moment they did, we got off [pulled up/raised??] our hands abruptly from the water. The tadopples started swimming in our hands. Maybe they were in panic! That [This] is one of my memoryies on my way home.

Studying English with Podcast 7

2008 年 12 月 10 日

 Podcasting is a great system in studying English. Podcasting enables us to listen to audio as well as to watch videos online anytime and anywhere if we have a computer! If you register with some special site, you can even get the texts to read in audio.This is really terrific. It helps us to listen to English. Thanks to Podcasting, we can study listening to English with the sentences we made composed by ourselves. This is very significant awesome. Without such a gadget, we have to look for someone who can speak English [fluently] like a native speaker and ask him or her to spare us the time. It is not convenient. Futhermore, we can listen to  English as much as we want online at such special text to speech podcasting site as this one.  We can even download the audio from such podcasting sites to a favorite MP3 player so that we take the audio on the go. Listening to the sentences we ourselves wrote must be a lot of fun! That makes writing English a lot of fun too!!!

 

Studying English at elementary school 4

2008 年 12 月 10 日

Agreement

Students can be interested in English and foreign cultures at an early age.

There is a hypothesis that we can never acquire a natural language, English or Japanese, for example, to the level of its native speaker after the so-called critical period that is between age nine and eleven.

Students can improve their aural oral skills.  That is, students will not hesitate to speak English if they are introduced to [English] [at] an early age.

Disagreement

If students have a couple of English classes in a week but have no chance to speak English outside the school in real-life situations, they will not be good at speaking English.

Unless we change the methods of studying English at junior high school level, it makes no difference even if children start studying English at the elementary school[s].

Some people acquire native- level [native-level] roficiency in English after the so-called citical period, which is just a hypothesis in the filed of child acquisition studies.

Students should [concentrate in studying] study Japanese rather than English at an elementary school level.

The Differences of The Election Systems Between The USA and Japan 3

2008 年 12 月 10 日

 
  Both the United States of America and Japan have an election system for a political leader of their countries. Both are really advanced democratic countries oll over the world. However, we can find some differences in the system between two countries. Now let me try to list the differences and compare them [and list/discuss] the differences.

   First, on the one hand, the head of states and goverment of the United States of America is called the president. The president is elected indirectedly to a four year term, with a limit of two terms. Only people who are over 35 of age, a natural born citiven, and live in the States for more 14 years can run for the president. Accordingly, America has an indirected election system that is through the electoral college but every person having nationality of America and over 18 [years of age] has the right to vote for erectral college.

  Next, on the other hand, in Japan, the head of Japanese goverment is called the prime minister of the Cabinet. Prime minister of Japan is designated by the Diet from among its members and has no term limit. The Japanese constitution says only people who are over 25 of age and a civilian which means not a soldier can run for the prime minister. Japan has also an indirected election the same as the United States. However, in prime minister election, we Japanese citizen can’t [can not] be involved directly at all. We [Japanese nationals] over 20 of age, only have the [voting] right just to choose [/elect] the M[m]ember[s] of the Diet, [not the prime minister directly].

    Finally, what are the consequences of these two different election system for the leader of the country? As we see, both countries have an indirected election system but the president of the United States of America is elected by the American citizens themselves, but the prime minister of Japan is elected by the members of the Diet. This is one of very significant differences between these two countries. The president of the United States is a representative of the citizens and the prime minister of Japan is just a representative of the leading party. In these two systems, I prefer the United Statess one, because the president who is elected by the citizens is much closer to every individual.

 

The Differences of Election System Between The USA and Japan 2

2008 年 12 月 3 日

[Indent each paragraph with five spaces]   Both of The [the] United States of America and Japan have an election system for a political leader of their countries. Both are really advanced democratic countries oll over the world. However, we can find some differences in the system between two countries. Now let me try to list the differences and compare them.

[Indent each paragraph with five spaces]    First, on the one hand, the head of states and goverment of the United States of America is called the president. The president is elected indirectedly to a four year term, with a limit of two terms. Only people who are over 35 of age, a natural born citiven, and live in the States for more 14 years can run for the president. Accordingly, America has an indirected election system that is through the electoral college but every people [person] having nationality of America and over 18 have the right to vote for erectral college.

[Indent each paragraph with five spaces]   Next, on the other hand, in Japan, the head of Japanese goverment is called the prime minister of the Cabinet. Prime minister of Japan is designated by the Diet from among its members and has no term limit [Really???]. The Japanese constitution says only people who are over 25 of age and a civilian which means not a soldier can run for the prime minister. Japan has also an indirected election the same as the United States. However, in prime minister election, we Japanese citizen can’t be involved directly at all. We, over 20 of age, only have the right just to choose the Member of the Diet.

[Indent each paragraph with five spaces]    Finally, what are the consequences of these two different election system for the leader of the country? As we see, both countries have an indirected election system but the president of the United States of America is elected by the American citizens themselves, and [but] on the other hand, the prime minister of the diet [Diet] of Japan is elected by the members of the diet [Diet] . This is the very point about the differences [This is one of very significant differences] between these two countries. The president of the United States is a representative of the citizen[s], and the prime minister of Japan is just a representative of the leading party. In these two system[s], I prefer to the United States’s one, because I wonder that the president who is elected by the citizen[s] is much closer to every individual.