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英語研究会11月例会報告

2019.12.06 更新


November 30th, 2019
校友A室

◎講読クラス

A Room with a View by E. M. Forster (p.110~p.123)

Emerson親子の蔵書に関する、久守先生の資料説明に圧倒されます。例:George Emerson(名前George Gordon Byron(1788-1824)と一部重なる。Byronの反逆精神持つ、人間存在の意味問う若者)

さて、Cecil の気まぐれがWindy Cornerにもたらすものがどうなるのか、嵐の前哨戦とも言える雰囲気の中で、物語は進行していきます。

The Comic Muse, though able to look after her own interests, did not disdain the assistance of Mr. Vyse. His idea of bringing the Emersons to Windy Corner struck her as decidedly good, and she carried through the negotiations without a hitch.

Indeed, so ample was the Muse's equipment that she permitted Mr. Harris, never a very robust criminal, to droop his head, to be forgotten, and to die.

But, as I say, this took a little thinking, and ---so illogical are girls---the event remained rather greater and rather more dreadful than it should have done.

Twelfth Chapter はTwelfth Dayと捉えると、公現日(Epiphany)で、epiphany---神の出現、(文)(事の本質、意味についての)突然のひらめき、直観、悟り---Twelfth Chapterが生き生きと動き出すのを感じます。


◎Oral Class

Jon先生visited Izu Peninsula the other day. The sea was so beautiful and he found the round stone there amazing because it became round by the force of nature, which is called a power spot there. He enjoyed his favorite hot springs too.

QUIZ
If four women can bake four pies in four hours, how many pies can eight women bake in eight hours?-----------16 pies
Three light switches are connected to three light bulbs in another room. You can only enter the room once. How do you know what switch matches what light?

Jimmy’s mother has three children. Her first child is called April, her second child is called May. What is the name of the third child? -------Jimmy

TEXT: Turning minimalist: Life is simpler but no less richer written by Geetika Bhandari

When her family decided they were moving to Nigeria from India, she expected to lead a life shrouded by some amount of fear, which was infamous for the Boko Haram, and kidnappings and robberies were commonplace.

Since over a month her family lived with basically daily things they need, she’s been thinking about how much they collect over the years, when they actually need so little to survive, and survive well.

In the absence of material possessions, the priority shifts. The bottom line is: You work on yourself, you work on cultivating meaningful relationships, and without mindless engagements to fill up your social calendar, you discover a different kind of freedom.

Reference: roti , kapda, aur makaan (English) food, clothing, and shelter


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