Lesson 10:10 poems 

1. Study abroad in New Zealand 

Nervous to go 

I don’t speak English well 

I don’t know about New Zealand 

I don’t want to live apart from family 
However, at the same time 

Exciting to go 

I want to try to speak English 

I want to go to New Zealand soon 

I want to see my host family 

2.Begin to study English 

My first English class in elementary school 

I don’t know English 

I don’t understand English 

I don’t have any idea about English 

However 

Teacher teaches us English kindly 

We sing bright songs 

We enjoy English games 

I feel at ease 

And

English is a great fun!

3. Elementary school’s class 

The best game is bingo 

Print the number on paper 

Teacher says the number 

We paint the number

But 

I don’t understand English 

So I don’t remember the number in English 

Therefore 

My friends help me 

Very fun game 

Thanks to friends 

4.I start studying English 

Teacher teaches me number,color…

And month

I can’t remember only month

The month is complexity 

However 

Teacher gives me the monthly song 

I sing the monthly song 

Sing,sing and sing 

Thanks to this song 

I can remember the month!!!

I sing with smile again 

5.At Tokyo Disneyland

“Where did you buy your popcorn?”

the foreigner ask me 

I don’t say anything at the moment 

“Oh… I , I , I buy pooh’s area!”

I can’t speak English very well 

I can’t tell the information 

However 

“Thank you!”

the foreigner smiles me 

the foreigner says “Goodbye ”

I say “Goodbye” with smile

6.In New Zealand 

Host mother said me

“You cook dinner with my daughter today.”

“Oh really?”

I’m very nervous

Because I’m not good at cooking 

However 

Host sister is good at cooking 

She helps me! 

Moreover I remember cooking rice in junior high school 

Thanks to her and school 

I make the delicious Japanese dishes!

7. In high school 

We make the short drama in class 

At first 

We don’t come up with idea 

We stop talking 

Around Heavy atomosphere

However 

My friend thinks of a good idea 

We continue to talk 

Around bright atomosphere

We make the drama three girls talking about boyfriends 

Three girls are main characters of ancient stories 

I enjoy acting “Little Red Riding Hood”

Everyone smiles after we act

I learn we can tell you 

If we try to hard 

8. Give a presentation about West Virginia state 

I research the size,population and specialty goods

And I understand 

West Virginia has very beautiful scene 

I want to introduce you!

I want to tell you well!

At the same time 

When I wait for my turn 

I don’t want to give a presentation 

I don’t want to speak in my turn

After the presentation 

Everyone smiles at me 

I smile too! 

9. English conversation class 

After I finished my club 

I begin to go to there

For the first time 

My face looks tight 

I can’t speak English well 

Moreover,I think Teacher looks angry 

However,one month later 

My face looks cheerful smile 

I can enjoy English!

Teacher smiles too

10.On the first day in New Zealand

I can’t speak English

I say “OK” or “Yes” only

My host mother is just smiling at me

I try hard to study English 

And

I try to tell host family about today’s happenings 

On the last day in New Zealand,

I can speak English now.

I can tell you long sentences about today 

My host mother says,

“Your English becomes very good!”

I try to study English hard

Lead to motivation

Lesson10: 10 poems (description of each poem)

1 When I was fifteen years old,I studied abroad in New Zealand. I was very happy when I decided to go there.I thought that I wanted to go early.However, I had a lot of anxiety at the same time.First, I didn’t speak English very well.If host family said to me something, I couldn’t understand. Second,I didn’t want to live apart from my family. I went to abroad by myself for the first time. Therefore,I got nervous to go to New Zealand. Before I went to there,I had conflicting emotions.

2 When I was third year in elementary school,I began to study English. At first, I had the image which English is very difficult.In fact,I didn’t understand English in first class. And,English teacher looked scary in my view.I confused by English in class. However,English teacher teacher taught us kindly and clearly.My view was a mistake.Thanks to the teacher,we sang brightly songs and enjoyed English games. Therefore,my prejudice about English disappeared.I noticed that English is very fun when I was elementary school student.

3 When I was elementary school student,I enjoyed a lot of games.The best game is bingo in many games. English teacher said the number.We painted the number on the paper.The paper was painted the number. I was very fun to paint the number. However,I wasn’t good at speaking English. It was difficult for me to remember the number in English. Even then I had a lot of fun because my friend helped me. She taught me the number in Japanese. At the same time,she tells me the number in English. Therefore, the bingo game was very fun!

4. When I was first year in junior high school, I began studying English in earnest.My English teacher taught me number, color,some English words.Among them,I couldn’t remember only month. It was very difficult to remember for me because it was complexity. When I confused by month,my teacher gave me the monthly song. The monthly song was song which lined up only month. After my teacher taught me,I practiced hard to remember the month. The monthly song saved me from the month which I can’t remember.

5. When I was third year in junior high school,the foreigner asked me “Where did you buy your popcorn?” in Tokyo Disneyland. When I got asked by the foreigner, I was very surprised.Then I didn’t say anything at the moment. After I thought a little, I said “Oh…I I I buy pooh’s area!” I couldn’t speak English very well. The grammar was mistake.Moreover,I couldn’t tell the information. After I said, I regretted that. However the foreigner said “Thank you!” with smile. I was very surprised and happy. I thought that I tried hard to study English.

6. When I was first year in junior high school, I studied abroad in New Zealand. I lived with host family during study abroad. In homestay, host mother said me “You cook dinner with my daughter at night.” I was very surprised. At the same time,I was very nervous because I wasn’t good at cooking. However,I just had to do it now. I tried to make the Japanese dishes with host sister. Thankfully host sister was good at cooking. She helped me many times. Moreover I remembered cooking rice in junior high school. Thanks to her and school, I made the delicious Japanese dishes. Host sister said me “It is good!” I became more happy.

7. When I was second year in high school,we made the short drama in English class. At first,we didn’t come up with the idea about the drama.We stopped talking around heavy atomosphere. I thought I said something,but I didn’t say. However, my friend thought of a good idea.After she said,we continued to talk. We filled with bright atomosphere. The drama was that three girls were main characters of ancient stories. Three girls talked about boyfriends. I acted “Little Red Riding Hood”. After we acted,every one smiled us. If we tried to hard, we can tell you fun of the drama.

8. When I was first year in high school, I gave a presentation about West Virginia state. The English teacher gave us the presentation about the state of the United States. We researched the state which we drew out. I researched the size,population and something about West Virginia state. After I researched, I understood that West Virginia had very beautiful scenes. Moreover, the lyrics of Country Roads wrote the name “West Virginia “. I surprised at this things. I wanted to tell about West Virginia. At the same time, I don’t want to give a presentation. However, I enjoyed presentation because everyone smiled me after the presentation.

9. When I was third year in high school, I began to go to English conversation class. I wanted to go there since a long time ago. However, I was very busy because I belonged to badminton club. I played badminton three times a week in the club. Therefore, I began to go there after I finished my club. When I went to English class for the first time, I couldn’t speak English well because I was nervous. Moreover,I thought that teacher looks angry. However, a few days later, I became to enjoy English class. In fact, teacher was very kind of me. 

10. When I was first year in high school, I studied abroad in New Zealand. At last day, host mother told me “Your English become very good!”. I was very happy and said “Thank you!”. At first day, I couldn’t speak English. I said “OK” or “Yes”. I could only reply. I had a lot of anxiety at first day. However, a few days later, I could listen and understand English little by little. At last day, host mother told me such a happy words. Thanks to host family, my English skill got better. I thought that I tried to study English hard.

Lesson 9:7 poems (description of each poem)

4. When I was first year in junior high school, I began studying English in earnest.My English teacher taught me number, color,some English words.Among them,I couldn’t remember only month. It was very difficult to remember for me because it was complexity. When I confused by month,my teacher gave me the monthly song. The monthly song was song which lined up only month. After my teacher taught me,I practiced hard to remember the month. The monthly song saved me from the month which I can’t remember.

5. When I was third year in junior high school,the foreigner asked me “Where did you buy your popcorn?” in Tokyo Disneyland. When I got asked by the foreigner, I was very surprised.Then I didn’t say anything at the moment. After I thought a little, I said “Oh…I I I buy pooh’s area!” I couldn’t speak English very well. The grammar was mistake.Moreover,I couldn’t tell the information. After I said, I regretted that. However the foreigner said “Thank you!” with smile. I was very surprised and happy. I thought that I tried hard to study English.

6. When I was first year in junior high school, I studied abroad in New Zealand. I lived with host family during study abroad. In homestay, host mother said me “You cook dinner with my daughter at night.” I was very surprised. At the same time,I was very nervous because I wasn’t good at cooking. However,I just had to do it now. I tried to make the Japanese dishes with host sister. Thankfully host sister was good at cooking. She helped me many times. Moreover I remembered cooking rice in junior high school. Thanks to her and school, I made the delicious Japanese dishes. Host sister said me “It is good!” I became more happy.

7. When I was second year in high school,we made the short drama in English class. At first,we didn’t come up with the idea about the drama.We stopped talking around heavy atomosphere. I thought I said something,but I didn’t say. However, my friend thought of a good idea.After she said,we continued to talk. We filled with bright atomosphere. The drama was that three girls were main characters of ancient stories. Three girls talked about boyfriends. I acted “Little Red Riding Hood”. After we acted,every one smiled us. If we tried to hard, we can tell you fun of the drama.

8. When I was first year in high school, I gave a presentation about West Virginia state. The English teacher gave us the presentation about the state of the United States. We researched the state which we drew out. I researched the size,population and something about West Virginia state. After I researched, I understood that West Virginia had very beautiful scenes. Moreover, the lyrics of Country Roads wrote the name “West Virginia “. I surprised at this things. I wanted to tell about West Virginia. At the same time, I don’t want to give a presentation. However, I enjoyed presentation because everyone smiled me after the presentation.

9. When I was third year in high school, I began to go to English conversation class. I wanted to go there since a long time ago. However, I was very busy because I belonged to badminton club. I played badminton three times a week in the club. Therefore, I began to go there after I finished my club. When I went to English class for the first time, I couldn’t speak English well because I was nervous. Moreover,I thought that teacher looks angry. However, a few days later, I became to enjoy English class. In fact, teacher was very kind of me. 
10. When I was first year in high school, I studied abroad in New Zealand. At last day, host mother told me “Your English become very good!”. I was very happy and said “Thank you!”. At first day, I couldn’t speak English. I said “OK” or “Yes”. I could only reply. I had a lot of anxiety at first day. However, a few days later, I could listen and understand English little by little. At last day, host mother told me such a happy words. Thanks to host family, my English skill got better. I thought that I tried to study English hard.

Lesson 8:3 poems (description of each poem)

1 When I was fifteen years old,I studied abroad in New Zealand. I was very happy when I decided to go there.I thought that I wanted to go early.However, I had a lot of anxiety at the same time.First, I didn’t speak English very well.If host family said to me something, I couldn’t understand. Second,I didn’t want to live apart from my family. I went to abroad by myself for the first time. Therefore,I got nervous to go to New Zealand.  Before I went to there,I had conflicting emotions.

2 When I was third year in elementary school,I began to study English. At first, I had the image which English is very difficult.In fact,I didn’t understand English in first class. And,English teacher looked scary in my view.I confused by English in class. However,English teacher teacher taught us kindly and  clearly.My view was a mistake.Thanks to the teacher,we sang brightly songs and enjoyed English games. Therefore,my prejudice about English disappeared.I noticed that English is very fun when I was elementary school student.

3 When I was elementary school student,I enjoyed a lot of games.The best game is bingo in many games. English teacher said the number.We painted the number on the paper.The paper was painted the number. I was very fun to paint the number. However,I wasn’t good at speaking English. It was difficult for me to remember the number in English. Even then I had a lot of fun because my friend helped me. She taught me the number in Japanese. At the same time,she tells me the number in English. Therefore, the bingo game was very fun!

Lesson 8:Self introduction and explanation of theme 

Self introduction 

I’m Kanako Kyoto. I’m second year in Gunma university. My major is Japanese. I moved to Gunma prefecture when I was 18 years old,because I am from Tokyo. Therefore,I live by myself now. Living by myself is very hard for me,but I get used to living by myself recently. My birthday is 6th February,so I’m nineteen years old now.I have young brother and young sister. I belong to volleyball club. I’m manager in volleyball club because I’m not good at playing volleyball. However,I belonged to badminton club for six years,so my hobby is playing badminton.

Explanation of theme 

The theme of  book is experience of English in my life.I want to explain happy and sad memories by ten poems. I wrote the experience from the time of the beginning to study English.When I was third year in elementary school.I began to study English.I have been studying English for twelve years.In junior high school,I began studying English in earnest.I got to be able to show the foreigner the way to there.In high school,I presented in English many times.Then,the most memorable experience of my life is study abroad in New Zealand.Therefore,I decided this theme.

Lesson 7:1 poem

10. I stay New Zealand at last day 

    Host mother tell me

    “Your English become very good!”

    At first day 

    I can’t speak English 

    I say “OK” or “Yes” only 

    However,Host mother tell me happy words 

    I try to study English hard 

    Lead to motivation 

Lesson7:Revised poems 

7. In high school 

    We make the short drama in class 

    At first 

    We don’t come up with idea 

    We stop talking 

    Around Heavy atomosphere

    However 

    My friend thinks of a good idea 

    We continue to talk 

    Around bright atomosphere

    We make the drama three girls talking about boyfriends 

    Three girls are main characters of ancient stories 

    I enjoy acting “Little Red Riding Hood”

    Everyone smiles after we act

    I learn we can tell you 

    If we try to hard 

Explanation 

I added the information about atomosphere. Moreover,I used comparisons expression. And I wrote what I learned in the activities.

8. Give a presentation about West Virginia state 

    I research the size,population and specialty goods

    And I understand 

    West Virginia has very beautiful scene 

    I want to introduce you!

    I want to tell you well!

    At the same time 

    When I wait for my turn 

    I don’t want to give a presentation 

    I don’t want to speak in my turn

    After the presentation 

    Everyone smiles at me 

    I smile too! 

Explanation 

I added the situation when I finished the presentation. Before I changed,I don’t tell you the presentation is good or bad. But, now, I can tell you the presentation successd.

9. English conversation class 

    After I finished my club 

    I begin to go to there

    For the first time 

    My face looks tight 

    I can’t speak English well 

    Moreover,I think Teacher looks angry 

    However,one month later 

    My face looks cheerful smile 

    I can enjoy English!

    Teacher smiles too

Explanation 

I added the information about teacher,because I can’t tell the situation of English conversation class. Moreover,I didn’t use directly expression when I added.
    

Lesson 6:3 poems 

7. In high school 

    We make the short drama in class 

    At first 

    We don’t come up with idea 

    We stop talking 

    However 

    My friend thinks of a good idea 

    We continue to talk 

    We make the drama three girls talking about boyfriends 

    Three girls are main characters of ancient stories 

    I enjoy acting “Little Red Riding Hood”

    Everyone smiles after we act

8. Give a presentation about West Virginia state 

    I research the size,population and specialty goods

    And I understand 

    West Virginia has very beautiful scene 

    I want to introduce you!

    I want to tell you well!

    At the same time 

    When I wait for my turn 

    I don’t want to give a presentation 

    I don’t want to speak in my turn 

9. English conversation class 

    After I finished my club 

    I begin to go to there

    For the first time 

    My face looks tight 

    I can’t speak English well 

    However,one month later 

    My face looks cheerful smile 

    I can enjoy English!
    

    

    

Lesson 6:Revised poems 2

4. I start studying English 

    Teacher teach me number,color…

    And month

    I can’t remember only month

    The month is complexity 

    However 

    Teacher give me the monthly song 

    I sing the monthly song 

    Sing,sing and sing 

    Thanks to this song 

    I can remember the month!!!

    I sing with smile again 

Explanation

Before I change,I used frankly expression.So I changed description word. Moreover,I add description of happy feeling about remembering month.

5. At Tokyo Disneyland

    “Where did you buy your popcorn?”

    the foreigner ask me 

    I don’t say anything at the moment 

    “Oh… I , I , I buy pooh’s area!”

    I can’t speak English very well 

    I can’t tell the information 

    However 

    “Thank you!”

    the foreigner smiles me 

    the foreigner says “Goodbye ”

    I say “Goodbye” with smile

Explanation 

Before I changed,I used directly expression,for example “happy”. After I write again,I used description expression.

6. In New Zealand 

    Host mother said me

    “You cook dinner with my daughter today.”

    “Oh really?”

    I’m very nervous

    Because I’m not good at cooking 

    However 

    Host sister is good at cooking 

    She helps me! 

    Moreover I remember cooking rice in junior high school 

    Thanks to her and school 

    I make the delicious Japanese dishes!

Explanation 

I add the detail of the dishes. I can’t tell you that the dishes is very delicious before I changed.But I can convey about the dishes after I changed.

Lesson 5: 3 poems 

4. I start studying English 

    Teacher teach me number,color…

    And month

    I can’t remember only month

    The month is difficult to remember 

    However 

    Teacher give me the monthly song 

    I sing the monthly song 

    Sing,sing and sing 

    Thanks to this song 

    I can remember the month!!!

5. At Tokyo Disneyland

    “Where did you buy your popcorn?”

    the foreigner ask me 

    I am very surprised 

    “Oh… I , I , I buy pooh’s area!”

    I can’t speak English very well 

    And 

    I can’t tell the information 

    However 

    “Thank you!”

    the foreigner smiles me 

    I’m very happy 

6. In New Zealand 

    Host mother said me

    “You cook dinner with my daughter today.”

    “Oh really?”

    I’m very nervous

    Because I’m not good at cooking 

    However 

    Host sister is good at cooking 

    She helps me! 

    Thanks to her 

    I make the delicious dishes!