Category Archives: — 歴史

2017年11月21日「モバイル英語学習」第427号(英語のエッセイ):Einstein Was Right

Notes:
bellboy ホテルで客の用事をすましたり荷物を運んだりする職員;
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Albert Einstein learned that he had won the Nobel Prize when he was in Tokyo to give lectures in 1922. He wanted to give a bellboy at his hotel a tip, but he didn’t have any money. Instead, he wrote a note and gave it to man. The note said that a calm life made people happier than always trying hard to succeed. He told the bellboy that the note would probably be worth more than a tip because he was famous. Now, almost 100 years later, Einstein was right. The note sold at an auction for $1.56 million dollars (almost 178 million yen)! (by Prof. Douglas Jarrell)
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2015年12月2日「モバイル英語学習」第328号(エッセイ):We Must Not Forget The Past Grief

Notes:
memorial 記念行事;
fierce 激しい:
deprive 奪う;
dignity 尊厳;
retrieve 〈…を〉取り戻す;
contemplate 〉じっくり考える;
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In June, a memorial service for the war dead was held in Okinawa. It has been 70 years since the end of the battle on Okinawa. This was the last fierce battle of the war, and over 200,000 people died . I think war gives nothing but deprives us of everything: human dignity, future, hope, freedom, and life. Although we can’t retrieve the lost lives, we can try not to make the same mistake over again. For the peace and the stability of the world, we must not forget the past grief, and we should pass the memories on to the next generations. Also we must contemplate what we can do for world peace. Above all, we should work for a peaceful, stable world. (written by student Mr. I, edited by Prof. Douglas Jarrell)
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2015年12月1日「モバイル英語学習」第324号(エッセイ):Finding a King’s Bones

Notes:
descendants 子孫;
play 芝居;
villain 悪党
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People in England are very excited because the bones of Richard III, a famous English king, have been found. The bones were found under a parking lot in England last year. Scientists checked the DNA, and it matched the DNA of Richard III’s descendants. Shakespeare wrote a play about Richard III and made him a villain. In the play, Richard III killed many people including two boy princes. Now some people think that the play was not true. They don’t think Richard III was such a bad king. (by Prof. Douglas Jarrell)
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2015年9月13日「モバイル英語学習」第 312号(エッセイ):A Guinness Anniversary

Notes:
The Guinness Book of Records ギネスの記録の本, ギネスブック 《ギネスの醸造会社が毎年刊行する, あらゆる分野の世界記録を記載した本》;

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The Guinness Book of Records tells you about the world’s biggest dog, the world’s longest bridge, the world’s tallest building, etc. This year, the book celebrated its 60th anniversary. It first came out on August 27, 1955. The idea for the book came from the head of Guinness, a company in Ireland that makes beer. He had an argument with some hunters about the fastest game bird (a bird that is hunted for sport). He couldn’t find the answer anywhere, so he asked two sports writers to write a book to answer this kind of question. (by Prof. Douglas Jarrell)
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