2019年11月6日「モバイル英語学習」第639(英語のクイズ): A Speech by a Great Man

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I heard a speech by a great man on Sunday at a language teaching conference. Oussouby Sacko comes from a French-speaking country, Mali, in West Africa, but he grew up speaking an African language at home. He studied architecture in China and then in Japan. He had many great stories to tell about his experiences and problems in different cultures. In 2002, he became a Japanese citizen, and now he is the president of Kyoto Seika University. He wants all students, Japanese and foreign, to have equal chances, and he wants everyone to learn to understand and accept each other’s differences. (by Prof.Douglas Jarrell)
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2019年9月29日「モバイル英語学習」第630(英語のエッセイ):Their Faces Tell Us A Lot

Notes
reunion 再会の集い、同窓会;
cane 杖;
talkative 話し好きな、おしゃべりな;
likable 好ましい;

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I attended my university reunion for the first time in 50 years. Fortunately, most people recognized me, but I didn’t recognize some of them. One woman had become thin because of an illness. Another woman couldn’t walk without a cane due to a back problem. Another woman who used to be a quiet girl had become talkative. One man had lost his hair. Another man was fat. Someone who used to be interested in nothing but his studies was much more likable. After leaving the university, some had a happy life, and some had a hard time. I think that people’s faces can tell us a lot about their lives. (by a Jaremaga reader)
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