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HAPPY NEW YEAR & HAPPY 2019

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出身地、サウサンプトンチームを応援しています。

現在、吉田麻也選手がサウサンプトンチームで活躍しています。

2019年

2月

14日

Man sues parents for being born

My students and I in my high level lessons studied in English how a man in India is unhappy that he was born. He did not want to be born. He is suing his parents because they did not ask him if he wanted to be born. The man lives in the city of Mumbai. His name is Raphael Samuel and he is 27 years old. He is suing his parents for giving birth to him without his consent. Mr Samuel calls himself an anti-natalist. This is someone who believes in a philosophy called anti-natalism. This philosophy puts a negative value on birth. Anti-natalists believe that people should try not to have children.

2019年

2月

07日

We may be able to learn vocabulary while sleeping

My high level students in my lessons discovered how a new study shows that we could learn vocabulary while we are sleeping. This is great news for students struggling to learn a new language. It is also good for anyone who is trying to expand their knowledge of words. Researchers from the University of Bern in Switzerland have shown that it is possible to learn new information while we are sleeping deeply, and then recall this information when we need it after we wake up. This new information includes foreign language vocabulary.

2019年

1月

31日

China's Huawei rejects US criminal charges

My students in my high level lessons studied how a new diplomatic spat has broken out between China and the USA over the USA's treatment of China's technology giant Huawei. The USA has accused Huawei of criminal wrongdoing. It has charged the company with a litany of crimes, including bank fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and theft of trade secrets.

2019年

1月

24日

China grows plants on the moon

My students in my high level lessons this week discovered how for the first time ever, plants from Earth are growing on the moon. The China National Space Administration showed photos of cotton seeds sprouting into life. The administration said the cotton plants were among several plants that were "growing well". Other plants that are now growing on the moon are potatoes, rock cress and rapeseed.

2019年

1月

10日

The year 2019 to be the best ever

My high level students in my first high level lesson in 2019 discovered that despite all the bad and often depressing news that filled our televisions, newspapers, radios and news feeds in 2018, there are reports that the year 2019 will be the best ever.  This is according to many reporters.

2018年

12月

11日

UAE passport world's 'most powerful'

My students in my high level lessons this week studied how the passport of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has risen to the top spot on the list of the world's most powerful passports. This is according to the Passport Index - an online service that provides insights on passports and required visas. UAE passport holders now enjoy the greatest freedom of movement globally of any nationality in the world. The Passport Index shows that UAE passport holders can travel visa-free to 167 countries and require an entry visa from 31 countries.

2018年

12月

06日

Work over 80 hours a week to change the world

My students in my high level lessons studied this week how one of the world's most successful business leaders, Elon Musk, has said that people need to work from around 80 to over 100 hours per week to "change the world". Mr Musk knows what he is talking about because he has his finger in many pies. He is the founder, CEO and lead designer of SpaceX; the co-founder and CEO of the car company Tesla; and the co-founder of PayPal. He works very hard on many projects that have changed and could change our lives.

2018年

11月

28日

Dim the Sun to limit global warming, say scientists

My students and I are studying this week in my high level lessons how scientists have come up with a revolutionary new idea to save planet Earth from global warming. Geo-engineers from Harvard University believe that spraying "sun-dimming" chemicals into the stratosphere high above the Earth could slow down global warming. 

2018年

11月

22日

Elvis Presley gets Presidential Medal of Freedom

My students in my high level lessons studied how the legendary rock 'n' roll singer Elvis Presley has been posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, 41 years after his death. Presley is known as the "King of rock and roll". He was one of seven recipients of the award. Other recipients included baseball great Babe Ruth and Supreme Court judge Antonin Scalia. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is bestowed by the President of the United States and is the highest award that can be given to a civilian.

2018年

11月

15日

Posting selfies on social media can be bad

My high level students and I studied and discussed in English in my high level lessons that using social media too much and posting many selfies have caused a rise in narcissism, according to a new study. Narcissism is when someone becomes very selfish and believes they are very talented and beautiful. They need attention from other people and think they are better than everyone else.

2018年

11月

09日

Lie detector tests at airports are coming

My high level students and I studied how airports will soon add a new layer to their security procedures. Several airports in Europe will start giving lie detector tests to passengers. Special lie detector machines will use artificial intelligence to test travellers. The lie detector machines are backed by a European Union project called i-BorderControl.

2018年

11月

02日

Sixty per cent of wildlife gone since 1970

My high level students and I studied how the earth is losing wildlife at a faster rate than at any time in history. This is according to the new "Living Planet Report" from the World Wildlife Fund. The report says the global wildlife population shrank by 60 per cent between 1970 and 2014.

2018年

10月

25日

Longest sea bridge links Hong Kong to China

My students and I in my high level lessons studied how the world's longest sea bridge has opened. It links Hong Kong and Macau to mainland China. The bridge is called the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge and is 55 kilometres long. The bridge took over a decade to construct. Builders had to make artificial islands in the Pearl River Delta to provide the supports for the bridge.

2018年

10月

16日

Anger over horse race ad on Sydney Opera House

In my high level lessons this week my students and I studied how there is public outcry in Australia over controversial plans to use the Sydney Opera House as a "billboard" to advertise a horse race. Tens of thousands of Australians have signed a petition to block the plans to project an advertisement for the Everest Cup onto the iconic white sails of the Opera House. The race is the richest horse race in the world.

2018年

10月

11日

World-famous Tsukiji fish market closes

My students and I studied in my high level lessons how Tokyo's world-famous Tsukiji fish market has closed after 83 years of trading. It shut permanently at noon on Saturday, bringing an end to its long history of trading in all kinds of fish. The market is being moved to a new site in the Toyosu area of Tokyo. The new market will start operating on Thursday. City planners in Tokyo made the decision to close the market at Tsukiji because they wanted to build a parking lot for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, which will take place in 2020.