2017年8月6日日曜日

Twelve Things to Do at Age 12

「Twelve Things to Do at Age 12」の画像検索結果My alarm clock is ringing. I have a lot of things to do. First, I need to find my notebook. I get up and look around. Where's my notebook. Ah! There it is-on the desk, under my laptop. I get it, then sit down on my bed and read my list: Twelve Things to Do at Age 12. (p. 4)

     When is your birthday? Did you do what you wanted to at the age? Diego and his brother make lists that things to do only the number of their age. Tomorrow is his 13 years old birthday. He still has one last thing to do. What's his last things to do?  Also, what kind of things are involved in their list?
     This book is in the Cambridge University Press series. You will be inspired to make to do list after you read. This book is long story, so it's not easy to read. However, the story is good. I recommend this book.

Wuest, Marcia. (2009). Twelve Things to Do at Age 12. New York: Cambridge University Press. (185 words)

The new House

A van came to the house. "What a big van!" said Chip. "What a big man" said Kipper. The man looked at the things. "What a lot of things!" he said. (p. 2-5)
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     Have you ever moved? Moving to new house must be excited, but it's not easy to move. People have to carry a lot of heavy things. In this story, there was a family, Chip, Kipper and their parents. Also, there was a big van. Children was surprised at the van and a lot of things they have to carry. What do you think about their move?
     This book is in the Oxford Reading Tree series. This book is easy to read because there are not many words and there are not difficult words. Also, the illustration is cute.

Hunt, Roderick. (2011). The new House. British: The Oxford University Press. (151 words)
  

Sarah's Surprise

「sarah's surprise」の画像検索結果It is Sarah's first day in the café. A man comes into the café, takes some food, but does not give any money to Sarah. What does she do? (p. 6)

     People must be nervous in the first day to work because they don't know almost all the things. Sarah started to work at the café, the owner and coworker were really good. However, an unexpected thing happened. A man came into the café, and he didn't pay regardless taking some foods. She was surprised at him. What will they do? Who is he?
     This book is in the Foundations Reading Library series. This story is something like a mystery. Try to guess who he is. 

Warning, Rob. (2006). Sarah's Surprise. Australia: Foundations Reading Library. (134 words) 

Battle of the Bands

Molly and her band Street Smart were waiting to perform their song in the Battle of the Bands competition. Jasmine, their drummer, had butterflies in her stomach. "Don't worry, Jasmine," smiled Molly."Everything is going to be okay." (p. 4)

      Have you felt butterflies in your stomach? Many people can feel their heart beating when you performed in front of many people. Molly is a member of the band "Street Smart", and Mark is a member of the band "Wild Ride". They performed on the stage each other to get prize. Unexpected things happened on the stage. Which team did get the prize?
      This book is in the Fast Forward series. You could feel as if you were the member of Street Smart when you're reading it.

Millett, Peter. (2007). Battle of the Bands. Australia: Fast Forward. (147 words)

Jump!

「jump fast forward」の画像検索結果"Were you afraid when you did your first jump?" said Logan. "NO," said Kyle. "How come?" said Logan. "I didn't look down, that's how come," smiled Kyle. Kyle was blind. (p. 5)

     Have you ever tried sky-diving? The view and feeling when jumping must be beautiful, exciting and cool. It was the first jump for Logan, and Kyle was blind. Logan was really afraid and worried about his parachute will open. Then they jumped with their instructors each other.
     This book is in the Fast Forward series. If you've jumped before, you want to try once more. If you've never jumped, you want to try. Also, this book taught me that people can enjoy doing activities regardless of disabilities.

Millet, Peter. (2007). Jump! Australia: Fast Forward. (134 words)

Gadget Boy Saves the Day

Jason stared out of his bedroom window at Metro City. It was full of buildings, traffic and people. Robo-man was also out there. Robo-man was Jason's hero. He was also Metro City's hero. (p. 4)
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    Hero is a man who is admired for doing something extremely brave. Who is your hero? In this story, hero is Robo-man saving Metro City from Candyman. Then, Jason admires Robo-man. One day, Robo-man was captured by the Candyman. To save Robo-man, he infiltrated into the giant lolly taking some gadgets. If you want to know whether he could save him or not, you should read it. 
     This book is in the Fast Forward series. It will give you courage. Also, you may remember admiring hero in the childhood. 
Ivanoff, George. (2007). Gadget Boy Saves the Day. Australia: Fast Forward.

*new words
villain  悪役、かたき役(↔hero)
grasp   つかむ、理解する
a bunch of たくさんの(bunch 塊、束)
lolly     甘いお菓子、お金
crept    creepの過去形
creep    ゆっくり動く、忍び足で歩く、徐々に過ぎる、はう
(169 words)

Marty and the Magazine

Joe and I liked Mr Mancini's music shop. It had the best CDs and music magazines. We hung out there most Fridays after school. (p. 4) 

「marty and the magazine」の画像検索結果     Do you have friends? What is the definition of friends? If your friend make a mistake, are you able to correct their mistake? Marty has a  favorite music shop, and he has a friend "Joe". One day, he saw that Joe picked up the magazine through the mirror. What do you think will happen? Can you guess how their relationship will be lastly?
     This book is in the Fast Forward series. It will make you think about friend. After I read this book, I felt something wired. Also, you may think what is right.

Wall, Julia. (2007). Marty and the Magazine. Australia: Fast Forward. (143 words)