2019年9月11日「モバイル英語学習」第625号(英語のエッセイ): Great Pianists

Notes
came in second 2位を獲得した;

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The 26th International Johannes Brahms Competition was held from Sept 1-8. This year was a very good year for Japanese pianists. Three Japanese women took the top three prizes in the piano competition. Mihara Miwako from Kanagawa Prefecture was the winner of the competition. She said that she played a piece of music that she had always wanted to play. Ojima Shiho from Tokyo came in second, and Ishii Fuko, also from Kanazawa Prefecture, came in third. Japan has a history of producing great pianists, but it is very unusual that all the prizes go to pianists from the same country. (by Prof. Douglas Jarrell)
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2019年8月8日「モバイル英語学習」第617号(英語のエッセイ): The Bluest Eye

Notes
impression 印象;
pass away 亡くなる;

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I remember reading a book called “The Bluest Eye” years ago. It made a strong impression on me. The story is about a black girl. People around her say that she is ugly, but she wants to be beautiful. She has a doll with blue eyes and dreams of having the same beautiful blue eyes as the doll. This novel was the first book written by Toni Morrison, a famous American writer. Morrison went on to write more than 10 novels and win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993. She passed away on Monday at the age of 88. (by Prof. Douglas Jarrell)
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