2019年5月8日水曜日

Go Jimmy Go!


"Go, Jimmy. Go!"shouts Sarah.
"Yes. Go, Jimmy. Go!" he thinks. "I can win this race. I know I can! I can!"

Today I read Go Jimmy Go!
It is a story of Sports day. Jimmy is a student and he is in a wheelchair.
He wanted to run 800 meter race. But , firstly his teacher doesn't accept his wish.
Then, he asked principle. As a result he can entry the race.

Before the sports day, he practiced very hard, firstly he was not very first runner, but he never give up.

On the Sports day, first he was slower than the other students. But, his speed was gradually up. Finally he caught up with Anthony. Disappointingly he couldn't win to Anthony. However their competition was so great.

It is true that it's dangerous to compete with normal person and person who is in a wheelchair. But I think it is so great that teachers were accepted Jimmy's wish and they permitted Jimmy to run 800 meters.

When I was a high school, I belonged to Track and Field club and I was a middle and long distance runner. I always run 800 meters. After I read this book I'm very missed.

Rob Waring and Maurice Jamall, Go Jimmy Go!, Foudations Reading Library.



2019年4月24日水曜日

Hill of Fire


Once there was a farmer who lived in Mexico. He lived in a little village, in a house which had only one room.

Today I read "Hill of Fire". It is easy to read for me.
There is a man who spends his life in the same way everyday.
He bored his such a same life.
One day, he went to his farm as usual.
However, he cultivated with his son and ox, suddenly the plow stopped.
The hole was gradually bigger. He and his son were very surprised.
And unfortunately, the smoke was appeared from the hole.
They and his ox ran out from his farm.
The hole became a big volcano, so they couldn't live there anymore.
They had to move another place to live.
Thus, his bored life ended.

I was so glad that no one injured from this accident.

Thomas P. Lewis, Hill of fire, An I Can Read Book.


2019年4月23日火曜日

The Man from No where


Now it is almost six o'clock. The sun, big and red, is going down over the long dunes of the Wahiba Sands. something is moving in the great red-gold sea.

Today I read "The Man from No where".
When I read it, I felt very nervous.

One day, family boarded a private plane, they changed the destination, Tehran to  Bahraini. They took a sight seeing flight above the Wahiba Sands. Suddenly their private plane crashed.  They were not injured, but they were left desert. A man walked to eastern coast, but he lost consciousness on his way. After few days, he was survived, but he took 4 days to recover his consciousness. However he lost of his memory.   After he called back, he sought help. Finally, they were survived.

Bernard Smith, The Man form No where, Cambridge English Readers.


2019年4月17日水曜日

Oranges in the snow


In your hand is a small flower. It grows in Alaska and it is very special. It can help people to see in the dark, you think.

This book, we can choose the story. So we can make own story.
My story is a happy ending.
One day, they got a special flower from Alaska.
They took an experiment for it. After they drank a yellow liquid, and they could see the dark. But Mary couldn't find Joe, so he came back to the laboratory.
However there was not Joe, and the flower disappeared.
Mary was very surprised and he called Boss, but he didn't answer his call, because he was playing tennis then. He looked for Joe, and he found. And they tried to catch the criminal.


It was so interesting, but this story is hard to read, because you find the choices everywhere. I want to read another story of this book.

Phillp Burrows and Mark Foster, Oranges in the Snow, Oxford Bookworms Starters.

2019年4月16日火曜日

Within high fences


There was nothing different about that night. It was the same as every other night, I thought. But that night, my life started to change. I didn't know it then, but I know it now.


Today I read Within high fences. This is a romance story.
One day, Nancy met a man who stays in her work place, centre for asylum seekers. His name is George. But she lives with a man, Tom. After she met George, she is always thinking about him. She understands that it is wrong, because she lives with Tom. But she knew that she doesn't really love Tom. She misunderstands that she loves Tom. She really likes George.

I think love is one of complicated things. The feeling of people is liable to change.
But finally, Nancy knew that she really loves George.
Between Nancy and George, there is a lot of difficulties.
However, I'm sure that they can get over their difficulties.

This story is so nice, and I like it very much.

Penny Honcock, Within High Fences, Cambridge English Readers.

2019年4月10日水曜日

Backstage Pass


The next night, you and Julie get to the concert early. From the third row, you can see a backstage door. Julie smiles and points at it.

Today I read "Backstage Pass".
One day, two girls who like a famous band, The Martians, go to a concert. Julie wants to go to the backstage, and she want to meet Stevie Helix and jam with him.  But of course, there are many security guards, so she can't pass them. However, fortunately, one girl pass the guards and play the Stevie Helix's guitar. She knows that it is bad and she should not touch and play it. But she can't be patient her hope. 

I think this book was little difficult for me, so I didn't understand the last of this story. But, I think that if I understand all of this book, it is really interesting story.

Lesley Ito, Backstage Pass, ATAMA-ii BOOKS.

2019年1月24日木曜日

The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Stories

About one hundred men waited in front of Cherokes Sal's cabin at Roaring Camp. Everybody talked excitedly, but they spoke quietly.

This week I read "The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Stories."
This book was little difficult for me.
First story is a The Luck of Roaring Camp.
This story was so sad.
One day, a baby was born at a camp. It was a first baby at the camp.
Some of man who live in the camp, take care of the baby together, because mother died.
The other day, floods occur, they want to save the life of baby, but it was so difficult.

It was short story, so please try it;)

Bret Harte, The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Stories, Penguin Reaers level 2.

Go Jimmy Go!