英語で読書♪簡単な本を中心に洋書での読書を楽しんでいます。映画の感想や旅行の記録などもアップしています。楽しくなる情報を共有できますように♪
【絵本】I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! ・The Foot Book / Dr.Seuss
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I Can Lick 30 Tigers To-day (Dr.Seuss Classic Collection)Dr. Seuss

HarperCollins Children's Books 1990-09-20
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lickってなめる、だと思って、なんでなめるんだ?と読んでいたのですが、
1. ~をなめる
2. 〔敵を〕打ち負かす、やっつける
って意味もあるんですね。

なるほど。。

「今日は30匹の虎をやっつけるぞ!」

I can lick thirty tiger today!


30匹の虎、どどどどど、とやってくる。
「えーと、そこのたてがみがカールしている君。
君は向こうに行きなさい。」
「今日は29匹の虎をやっつけるぞ!」

Well…
Maybe twenty-nine.
You!
Down there!
With the curly hair.
Will you please step out of the line.
I can lick twenty-nine tigers today…


言い訳の英語が学べます。(ほんと?)


The Foot Book: Blue Back BookThe Foot Book: Blue Back Book
(2003/12/20)
Dr. Seuss

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Left foot
Left foot
Right foot
Right

Feet in the morning
Feet at night
Left foot
Left foot
Left foot
Right


確かにリズムを付けて音読すると楽しいかも。

Dr.Suess氏の本は絵が強烈なので、
好みが分かれそうですが(私はちょっと苦手(^_^;)
音読したりオーディオブックを手に入れて
シャドーイングをすると楽しさ倍増みたいです。



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【絵本】THE CAT IN THE HAT ・ Green Eggs and Ham / Dr. Seuss
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The Cat in the HatThe Cat in the Hat
(1957/03/12)
Dr. Seuss

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THE CAT IN THE HAT

言葉遊びで有名なDr. Seussの本。
子供向けの伝記本、Who's whoシリーズでも
取り上げられていたので読んでみました。

雨の日に妹と留守番をしていた僕のもとに、
不思議な猫が訪ねてきます。

"I know it is wet.
And the sun is not sunny.
But we can have
Lots of good fun that is funney!"

雨が降ってる。
太陽は隠れている。
だけど僕らは知っている、
楽しい事は沢山あるさ。

"Look at me!
Look at me now!" said the cat.
"With a cup and a cake
On the top of my hat!
I can hold up TWO books!
I can hold up the fish!
And a little toy ship!
And some milk on a dish!
And look!
I can hop up and down on the ball!
But that is not all!
Oh, no.
That is not all....


見てごらん!見てごらん!

帽子の上にカップとケーキ、
本が2冊に、
魚が一匹、
おもちゃの船に、
ミルクのコップ、

見てごらん!見てごらん!

ボールの上で飛んだりはねたり、
まだまだまだまだ、

Thing One, Thing Two
も飛び出してきてどんどんカオスが
広がっていきます。。。。


Green Eggs and Ham (Beginner Books(R))Green Eggs and Ham (Beginner Books(R))
(1960/08/12)
Dr. Seuss

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"Do you like green eggs and ham?"


緑の卵とハムは好き?

"I do not like them,
Sam-I-am.
I do not like
green eggs and ham."


もちろん嫌いさ、サム君。

断っても断っても勧められる
Green Eggs and Ham

"Would you like them
here or there?"


さてどうなるのでしょうか。





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【絵本】The Three Pigs・Hurricane / David Wiesner
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The Three Pigs (Caldecott Medal Book)The Three Pigs (Caldecott Medal Book)
(2001/04/23)
David Wiesner

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びっくり~。
三匹の子豚、メタ版?

I think...
Someone's out there.
とかまで言われちゃいます。

猫とドラゴン付き。

コールデコット賞受賞作。



HurricaneHurricane
(1992/08/24)
David Wiesner

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David Wiesner氏の本としては、
わりに正当な?絵本。

兄弟、家族で過ごすハリケーンの夜。
嵐が去った翌朝、庭に残されていたのは・・・。

リアルなイラストで描かれる現実と空想の世界。

猫のHannibalもいい感じです。


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Who Was Isaac Newton? (Who Was...?) / Janet Pascal
2017年02月19日 (日) | 編集 |
Who Was Isaac Newton? (Who Was...?)
Who Was Isaac Newton? (Who Was...?)Janet Pascal Tim Foley

Grosset & Dunlap 2014-10-30
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イギリスの物理学者で数学者で自然哲学者、
アイザック・ニュートンIsaac Newtonの
伝記。

なかなか容赦なく書かれた人物像が
興味深かったです。

He was jealous and unfriendly, and he lost his temper easily. He wasn't very nice person, but he was one of the greatest scientific geniuses who has ever lived.

p4
子供向けの伝記でこう書かれるなんて
よっぽどだったんですかねw

No one thought the sickly baby would live, but he did. His father, also named Isaac, had died three months before his son's birth. He had been a well-off farmer, but he couldn't read or write --- not even enough to sign his name.

p6
well-off 裕福な
天才ってときどき突然生まれるものなのですね。

Starting in a bakery, it burned for three days. Most people managed to escape, but 80 percent of the buildings in London were ruined. Although no one knew it, the plague was carried by rats and fleas. By destroyed all the filthy old buildings where the rats lived, the fire may have helped end the plague.

p42
1666年のロンドン大火 Great Fire of London

Newton was often so busy thinking that he would forget whether or not he had eaten. The rumor at Cambridge was that his cat got fat from the meals Newton left sitting on his table. He slept only a few hours a night and often not in his bed.

p55
猫ww

The Royal Society thought the best way to advance knowledge was to discuss ideas, so each man could build on --- or knock down --- what the others were thinking. Their motto was Nullius in verba, which means roughly, "Don't take anyone's word for it."

p59
議論することが進歩させる一番の方法で、モットーは「そのまま信じるな」なんですね。

Clubs like the Royal Society were springing up all over in Newton's time. This period is often called the Age of Enlightenment. Enlightenment means learning the kind of important knowledge that changes the way people think. The great scholars of the time believed in working together. They wanted to deal with issues of all kinds using reason, logic, and observation --- not superstition or religion.

p59
enlightenment 悟り、(18 世紀のヨーロッパ、特にフランスでの主義的)啓蒙運動

Newton spent even more time and energy on alchemy than he did on ordinary science. His servant reported that Newton often sat up all night in his private lab at Cambridge, bent over a roaring fire, working on mysterious experiments.

p69

After Newton died, the Royal Society discovered he had written over a million words about alchemy. They were so embarrassed by this that they marked the papers "not fit to be printed." Newton's writings about alchemy were not published until 2004.

p70
そんな最近まで。

Newton also created his three laws of motion. He had learned the first law from Galileo. It says that if something is moving, it will keep moving until something makes it stop. If something is sitting still, it won't move until some force makes it move.
The second law shows how much force is needed to make something move or stop moving.
The final law says that, "For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction." This means that every time you push on something, it pushes back just as strongly, but in the opposite direction.

p80

For years, counterfeiters had been clipping bits of silver off the edges of coins to make new coins. By Newton's time, much of England's money was worth less than it was supposed to be. The government had to do something. They decided on the Great Recoinage of 1696.
The Mint collected all the clipped coins and remade them into a new form of coin. These coins had ridged edges, so they were harder to fake. Newton oversaw the whole thing. He did such a good job that in 1699 he was promoted to Master of the Mint. He stayed in this position for almost thirty years, until he died.

p88
コインにギザギザがついているのは偽造されにくいためなのですね。
死ぬまで30年もそんな仕事についていたとは。

Great_Recoinage_of_1696
counterfeiter 贋造者

Once the Great Recoinage was done, Newton turned his attention to catching counterfeiters.
He made himself into a kind of detective with a network of spies and informers. His greatest triumph was the capture of the clever counterfeiter named Chaloner. Newton pursued him for years and finally succeeded in having him executed.

p89
執念深い。

For the next two hundred years, almost all physics had its roots in his ideas. Only at the beginning of the twentieth century did another great genius --- Albert Einstein --- discover the limits of Newton's discoveries. In day-to-day life, however, people rarely have to deal with situations where Newton's physics doesn't make sense. It's still the way we understand the world.

p100

Whether we are riding a bicycle, catching a baseball, or dropping an apple, most of us most think of movement in terms we learned from that strange, bad-tempered, brilliant loner Isaac Newton.

p101
うーん、最後まで結構ディスってますねw

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Asahi Weekly, january 22, 2017
2017年02月18日 (土) | 編集 |
Asahi Weekly, january 22, 2017
朝日ウィークリー20170122

今回間違ったり、確認した単語。

◆「Say It Right 英語でどう言う?」 から

stagger working hours 時差出勤
"I like my company all the more for its flexible work arrangements such as staggered working hours, shift working and telecommuting."

turn on , turn off 熱しやすく冷めやすい
“My parents also say things turn me off as fast as they turn me on.”

◆「THE GREENVILLE STORY」 から
bleachers (複数形で) 応援席、観客席、野球場の場合は外野席
bleacher 漂白者、漂布業者、漂布器、屋根なし観覧席、外野席

◆「POSTCARDS FROM A BILINGUAL FAMILY」から
Vol.144 Read-a-thons

A read-a-thon is a type of fundraising event. Participants obtain sponsors who pledge to give a certain amount of money for each book read.
Here’s how a read-a-thon works.
1. A student gathers sponsors (parents, friends, neighbors).
2. The student reads as many books as they can within a set period.
3. The school gives the student a certificate with the number of books they read.
4. The student collects the pledged money which is given to the school of a charity.

Walk-a-thon とかJog-a-thon とかSkype-a-thon などいろいろあるそうです。
私がやっている毎年読んだ洋書の語数ごとに寄付する、というのも同じですね。

◆TRAVEL 
「Ecotourism in BOTSWANA」から

feces [fíːsiːz] 糞便、排泄物
emanate[émənèɪt] 発出する、出る、発する
bolt[bóʊlt] 駆け[飛び,逃げ]出す、ボルト、締めくぎ

“The scent of weeds and odor of animal feces emanated from the endless African bush. Emerging from the bush, a herd of zebras stopped to give us a curious stare but they bolted as our vehicle approached.”


◆「年始めに読みたい7冊」から
When the Sea Turned to Silver
When the Sea Turned to SilverWhen the Sea Turned to Silver
Grace Lin

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2010年のニューベリー賞受賞作
「Where the Mountain Meets the Moon」も面白そうです。


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