Comment of This Class

2009 年 1 月 13 日

     Hello! Newcomers! Do you want to acquire a credit of this class? Ok, I teach you a good method. There are three points in the method.

 

     First of all, It is important for you to have a full of passion. Mr. Yasuda is a very very very strict professor. So, you are going to review your report over and over again. You will have to keep your heart throughout a year so as to review your report. If you feel so boring, you must give up becoming an English teacher.

 

     Second, Classmates in this class are necessary to support each other. In addition, you should corporate with your friends in order to enhance your English ability. Moreover, you had better learn from their report or teacher’s comments.

 

     Third, English ability is indispensable to correct your report. So, you must study English hard more such as, grammar and vocabulary. If your professor doesn’t like your English expression, you will have to review your report again and again. Be careful!!!

 

     As mentioned above, your professor is so strict, but he has a lot of English knowledge. In short, you can get much knowledge from him. Finally, if you write a report like this comment, you will be not able to acquire the credit of this class. He said to me that 1, 2, 3 writing is an instructions. So, you have to take care not to write an instruction like a writing style of this comment.

                                          Good Luck to you!!

Essay; School Vacation

2009 年 1 月 13 日

     Many university students look forward to school vacation. We can learn a lot from lectures and classes on campus, but also extend our learning in traveling abroad, self-study and volunteer works. So, I think that one long vacation is better than several short vacations through the year.

 

     A long vacation enables university students to travel abroad for a long time. It is needless to say that traveling abroad will be a meaningful experience for university students. Generally, a trip abroad can extend their world views and enrich their experience in a foreign country. If we have several short vacations instead of a long one, however, we can not do anything except sightseeing. In short, a longer vacation rather than a few short ones is more preferable for students to attain their independent learning.

 

     Moreover, we can study whatever we are interested in by ourselves. We can develop what we learned last semester. Reading some books at the library is necessary for us because we may be able to find the new academic field. And we can also extend our research in the new field. In short, a long vacation enable students to research many fields and enrich their knowledge and culture.

 

     I think that participation in various volunteer works is an integral part on campus life. Students should be given a long vacation to pursue their academic or personal interests, or their interests in community service or career-oriented activities. It will be an especially meaningful experience for them, since it will influence their decisions regarding a possible future career. Therefore, I take it for granted that students should have a long vacation.

 

     Thus, to conduct such precious autonomous and independent learning and experience, a long vacation is a must. We can acquire not only knowledge but also the ability to think by ourselves through such activities. In fact, it is important in the society because there is not always a correct answer in the society unlike exercises in textbooks of school subject.

 

Why Do You Want To Be An English Teacher?(9)

2009 年 1 月 13 日

     The Japanese Ministry of Education decided that English education is to be introduced into all elementary schools. The Ministry claims that practical English ability will be necessary for us Japanese to be global citizens. More and more foreigners are visiting our country as well as more and more Japanese are taking enterprises outside Japan. In fact, it is often said that Japanese English education is inferior to the other development countries.

     

     In Japan, there are a lot of children who dislike English. I want to tell future students of mine to enjoy studying English. I would like to use Western music and movies in teaching English, for example, so that they can enjoy such activities. In addition, students can learn many unique expressions in lyrics if they enjoy English songs. They can also study everyday conversation by actor’s lines in the movie.

     

     To enhance teaching, materials and activities should be wisely used to extend student’s interests. English language teaching should help learners of English to enjoy and be more motivated. 

The Differences of Rules between Baseball and Softball(3)

2009 年 1 月 13 日

     Do you know that softball came from baseball? Once, softball players could substitute the boxing glove for the baseball glove, and the broom for the baseball bat. Practically, both sports have similar rules, but I discovered some differences between them.

     

     As you know, the pitcher of both sports throws a ball at the batter. The baseball pitcher can throw a ball in various throwing styles. On the other hand, the softball pitcher can throw a ball in none other than underhand throw. In addition, the pitcher of baseball can make a pickoff, while the pitcher of softball can not do so. This difference is related with the base runner rule.

     

     The base runner of baseball can take a lead, which is forbidden in softball. In short, the runner of baseball can steal a base, but the runner of softball is not able to do so.

     

     As mentioned above, both sports have several differences. In addition, rules of both sports make use of their characteristics.

How to Make a French Toast(6)

2009 年 1 月 13 日

     Let me show you how to make delicious and simple French Toast. First of all, beat one egg, 50cc milk and 10 gram of sugar together well in a large bowl per serving. Heat a frying pan large enough for two loafs of bread. Set the flame between low and medium adding a spoonful of olive oil. Keep your eyes on the flame lest you should burn the bread. Place a slice of bread in the mixture of egg, milk and sugar, count to ten, turn it over and count to ten again. Fry each side for about four minutes or up to a light golden brown. Let slices of the fried bread cool before serving, and do not forget to warm the syrup before serving. Put the power sugar on the French Toast if preferred. Serve with your favorite jam or jelly.

My Respectable Person(5)

2009 年 1 月 13 日

     I respect Tomoaki Kanemoto, who is a baseball player. He belongs to Hanshin Tigers. He has an uncommon tough body, and a full of passion.

     

     First of all, he has a very tough body because he trains his body in even the season-off. He took part in a game in spite of a fracture his left arm. Surprisingly, in that game he hit a single only with one hand. I was moved to tears by his attitude of baseball. He always considers what is the best for the team as a Tigers player. He is confident of himself, so everyone believes that he can lead a victory of the pennant race next year.

     

     He always impresses me. Thus, I want to have a full of passion by learning from his life style.

I Went Fishing(9)

2009 年 1 月 13 日

     On August 5, I went to Wakayama with my father for fishing. I drove my car right after I woke up early. We left our house as early as five a.m. We arrived at Hidaka town at seven a.m.

     

     The weather was fantastic. The sea had very few waves and the water was clear. I could hear refreshing sounds of waves. I felt a lovely breeze.

     

     Before us, another angler had already caught several fish. We threw our line into the sea. We waited for fish to take the baits. Soon, I felt a pull of my line. I felt it was a big one. Slowly, I pulled up my line. I succeed to get the fish out of the water. It was very beautiful “Kisu.” “Kisu” is of pink color. Not only was I impressed with their beautiful skin, but I was surprised to find that it was 25 centimeters long. I have never caught such a big fish.

     

     Before we decided to leave for home, we caught about twenty fish. At home, we deep fried our catches, as well as sliced a big one to sashimi. “Kisu” was delicious because I caught it myself.

     

     This experience gave the most wonderful memory of this summer for me and my father.

School Vacation(8)

2009 年 1 月 13 日

     I think that one long vacation is better than several short vacations throughout the year.

     

     University students are able to learn a lot from lectures and classes on campus, but we can also extend our learning in self-study, field trips, volunteer works and traveling abroad. To conduct such precious autonomous and independent learning and experiences, a long vacation is a must.

     

     A long vacation enables university students to travel abroad for a long time. It is needless to say that travelling abroad will be a meaningful experience for young adults. Generally, a trip abroad can extend their world views and enrich their experience in a foreign country. If we have several short vacations instead of a long one, however, we can not do anything except sightseeing. In short, a longer vacation rather than a few short ones is more preferable for students to attain their independent learning.

     

     In short, I strongly support the idea that university students should have one long vacation, rather than several short vacations in the year.

The Differences of Rules between Baseball and Softball (3)

2008 年 12 月 7 日

     Do you know that softball came from baseball? Once, softball players could substitute the boxing glove for the baseball glove, and the baseball bat for the broom. Practically, rules of both sports are similar, but I discovered some differences between them.

     As you know, the pitcher of both sports must throw a ball at the batter. The baseball pitcher can throw a ball in various throwing styles. On the other hand, the softball pitcher can only throw a ball by underhand throw. In addition, it is not necessary for the pitcher of softball to make a pick-off throw. This difference is connected with the rule of base runner.

     The runner of softball can not lead. This rule is based on a distance. The distance is shorter than baseball one. This is why, only the runner of softball can not steal a base, but also the pitcher of softball is not able to make a pick-off throw.

     As mentioned above, both sports have several differences. In fact, rules of both spots make use of the characteristic of the sports.

Why Do You Want To Be An English Teacher? (9)

2008 年 12 月 7 日

     The Japanese Ministry of Education decided that English education is to be introduced into all elementary schools. The Ministry claims that practical English ability will be necessary for us Japanese to be global citizens, as more and more foreigners are visiting our country as well as more and more Japanese are taking enterprises outside Japan. In fact, it is often said that Japanese English education is inferior in comparison with the other development countries.

     In Japan, there are a lot of children who dislike English. I want to tell future students of mine to try to give variety by using pronouns wisely. I would like to use Western music and movies in teaching English for example, so that they can enjoy such activities. In addition, students can learn many unique expressions in lyrics if they enjoy English songs. They can also study everyday conversation through actors lines in the movie.

     To enhance teaching, materials and activities should be used to arose students interests by making use of what they have studied in other subjects, such as music and history. English language teaching should help learners of English to enjoy and be more motivated.