小六生徒英検準2級合格

やりました!

小学校6年生のMさんが英検準2級に一発で合格しました。

今頃合格発表なんておかしいと思いでしょうか、彼女が受けたのはCBTと言う新しい制度。

3月末に受験してそして最近発表があり、合格となりました。

プライバシー保護の観点から顔写真その他は一切公表できないのが残念ですが、彼女には引き続き頑張ってほしいと思います。まずはご報告まで。

名寄市立大英語授業資料

Demon Slayer’ sets U.S. record for best foreign language film opening weekend

Today  06:15 am JST  0 Comment NEW YORK

The Japanese animated film “Demon Slayer” this weekend had the best opening ever recorded in North America for a foreign language film, a new milestone after already setting a box office record in Japan.

Produced by Aniplex, a subsidiary of Japanese giant Sony, “Demon Slayer” took in $19.5 million in the United States and Canada, according to Exhibitor Relations.

The anime unseated “Hero,” a Chinese film by Zhang Yimou, which earned $17.8 million during its first weekend in American theaters, in August 2004.

“Demon Slayer” broke the box office record in Japan at the end of December. The tally on industry website Box Office Mojo currently shows $365 million in tickets sold in the Japanese market alone.

The film follows Tanjiro, a teenager living in Japan during the Taisho era (1912-1926), who becomes a demon hunter after his family is killed by the creatures thirsty for human blood.

Live Happily!

I often watch TED on YouTube .

Not only does it give me some time to relax but also opportunities to think about my life.

Some stories were heart-warming, some were thrilling, some were touching and moving.

But among all things, I recommend ” what makes a good life lessons f rom the longest study on happiness.”

Mr,Robert Waldinger says in it that it is not cholesterol level but how satisfied you are in your relationship with your family, friends and community.

Looking back at my friends and relatives I can say Robert is right.

My grandma lived up to 94. She was always smiling. Her face was always filled with satisfaction. She was always with her friend in the neighborhood

She was able to walk on her feet when she was over 90.

Everything that I remember about her is a clear-cut evidence that Mr. Waldinger’s assertion is perfectly correct.

So why don’t we live happily? Why don’t we feel satisfied with our relationships with our family members, friends and the communities?

It will surely bring improvement to your conditions both mentally and physically.

新しい教科書

この春中学校に入ったばかりの生徒たちが、新しい教科書を持ってやって来た。

去年まではワンワールドだったが今年からニューホライズンに。表紙デザインの鮮やかなこと。

中をペラペラめくって驚く、なんとQRコードが各所に!

タブレットやスマホ持ってる人は、いつでもどこでも無料で教科書本文の音声が聴けるわけだ。もうCDを買わなくてもいい、時代は変わったなぁ。

さらにページをめくると歌のコーナー。相変わらずカーペンターズとビートルズだ。ここだけは昔と変わっていない。

「この歌知ってる。今でも歌えるぞ」と言うと、「へぇどんな歌? 歌ってみて」

リクエストにお答えして歌ってみた。

Sing sing a song sing out strong sing out loud.

急にあの頃が頭をよぎる。1973年、イガグリ頭の中学生だった。まさか48年後に中学生相手にこの歌を歌うとは思ってもみなかった。笑笑

あの頃は札幌オリンピックがあったりして日本中が盛り上がっていた。そして今は…いや何も言うまい。つらく苦しいのは自分だけじゃなく世界中の人々も同じ。

ならばせめて心休まる歌でも歌って世界中に平和が戻ることを祈りたい。