2013年2月26日火曜日

In the news... Horsemeat scandal

Recently, there is news about a big scandal about horsemeat.   Two european meat processing companies mixed horsemeat with beef and sold it without telling anyone. Horsemeat was later found in hamburgers in the UK and Ireland.  The sale of horsemeat is banned in many places in the U.S., and many western cultures consider eating it to be taboo. Now, horsemeat has been found in hamburger in 14 different countries. It has even been found in the yummy Swedish meatballs at Ikea!

リンクArticle link:
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/02/15/beyond-taboo-is-horse-meat-really-that-bad-to-eat/?intcmp=obinsite

単語 Vocabulary
scandal スキャンダル、事件
taboo 禁物
ban 禁令
consume 食べる
slaughter とさつ

理解 Check!
1. In what 3 states is the sale of horsemeat banned in America?
2. Which is more healthy, horsemeat or beef?
3. What country is one of the biggest consumers of horsemeat?
4. When was the scandal discovered?

BONUS≫≫≫
What is the name of the famous horse in the picture?
ANSWER
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czsNX9agMxc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

How about you? あなたは?

1. Are there any food taboos in your country?
2. Do you like horsemeat?

2013年2月17日日曜日

2013年2月14日木曜日

New Galactic Champion!

Congratulations to Shunsuke for becoming the new Galactic Champion!!!

チャンピオンになって、しゅんすけおめでとうございます!

In this game, the student who memorizes the most words in the universe becomes the champion. The student who finishes the game first gets a special prize. Who will it be?

このゲームでは、世界のなかで一番沢山言葉を覚えた人がチャンピオンになります。それに、ゴールに一番早く着いた人はご褒美を得ます!誰になるかな?

Good job Shunsuke!  Good luck everyone!
しゅんすけ、よく出来ました!皆、頑張って下さい!


Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day! This week I recieved many chocolates from my students. I am so happy! Thank-you very much! However, now I will have to exercise a lot so that I don't gain weight. (^^;)
ハッピーバレンタインデー!今週、生徒さんから沢山チョコを貰って、嬉しいです。どうもありがとうございました!でも、太らないように、これから激しく運動をしなくちゃ!

In my country, Valentine's Day is a romantic day. It has the feeling of Christmas in Japan. Usually, only men give chocolate to thier lovers, and there is no obligatory chocolate at the office.
When I was a child, everyone at school would make valentine cards for everyone in the class. I always hoped that I could get a girlfriend, but I always failed.
ぼくの国には、バレンタインデーはロマンチックな日です。日本のクリスマスの感じをします。普通、男性の方が恋人にチョコを上げます。それに、会社で義理チョコがありません。

2013年2月12日火曜日

New Galactic Champion!

Congratulations to Rena for becoming the new Galactic Champion!!!

チャンピオンになって、れなちゃんおめでとうございます!

In this game, the student who memorizes the most words in the universe becomes the champion. The student who finishes the game first gets a special prize. Who will it be?

このゲームでは、世界のなかで一番沢山言葉を覚えた人がチャンピオンになります。それに、ゴールに一番早く着いた人はご褒美を得ます!誰になるかな?

Good job Rena!  Good luck everyone!
れなちゃん、よく出来ました!皆、頑張って下さい!