① the first English lesson in kindergarten
The teacher’s name is Jeff
He is tall and fat, always smile
He comes hall and
opens black and big suitcase
More than twenty toys of food
Apple, banana, melon, lemon, orange, fish..
Shows foods and says names in English
Everyone laugh and smile
Noisy, but not bad
Full of energy in hall
② Rhythm game in junior high school
English class with my classmates
Ms.Isoda teaches English with smile
Everyone’s face was drawn with tense
Little by little
Sing with my mouth widely open
I can study English through games
Special class for me
③ Talk with ALT for the first time
Very short, blonde hair,
blue eyes and
“Let’s talk with an ALT !” my friends said
When I start talking with her
“Hi, Ms.Rora! My name is Minori.”
“Where are you from?”
She bends an ear and nodding
I did it ! I can speak English!
My friends make smiles and say
” That’s a weight off our mind! ”
④ English lyrics in junior high school
Stay at classroom with classmates
Listen to western famous music
Write the lyrics
Sing the song
After class, we can sing!
On TV, if I hear the song
sing proudly with TV
Want to know more English song!!
⑤ Get a seal !
When I speak in class, I can get seals
Students compete the number of seals
Want to get more seals!
Student think carefully, too
Teachers say “Anyone?”
I think… “Yes!!”
Think a lot of things to GET SEAL
⑥ Speaking test in junior high school
Speaking in flont of everyone
I don’t like this test
Prepare report for test,
Remember the report hard. But…
My mind goes blank
What should I speak now?
⑦ Eiken for the first time
Take Eiken the fifth grade in junior high school
First experience to receive Eiken
Studied hard, everyday
Hear the sound of running pencils
It makes me rush
⑧ Don’t understand English suddenly
Second grade in high school
I can’t understand English
What is the teacher say?
How do I study English?
I don’t like English..
I don’t want to study English..
But, I like English teacher
So, I wanted to understand English…
⑨ Weekly test
In high school
Have to take English word test every week
On the train, I read word book
But I can’t get full score
Because we don’t study, the classroom get quiet before the test
Everyone is headed for the desk
With a bad appearance
The class is very quiet
Just a sound turns over the page
My heart get glay, black…
⑩ Learning English
One is learning English
Another is learning knowledge
The knowledge of various fields
ashura, the life of artists and athlete and so on
Two fun in English learning
Learn knowledges drive me to study!
The first poem describes a moment when I took the first English lesson in kindergarten. I was in the kindergarten’s hall after lunchtime. Mr.Jeff, a foreign teacher, came hall with a big and black suitcase. He was tall and fat, but he was not scary. In the suitcase, there was a lot of toy of food. He said food’s name in a loud voice while taking out the toy. Student repeated the name. English words sounded in the hall. Everyone looked very happy.
②Rhythm game in electricity school
The second poem describes a moment when I took the class in electricity school. I was third grade. I stayed at classroom with my classmates. Ms.Isoda, a English teacher, came to our classroom. We played a lot of games. For example, self-introduction, isutori game, interview and so on. At first, everyone was nervous, but a smile gradually came out. Students enjoyed the game by moving their bodies and making voices. I also sang a song in English. Everyone opened up a big mouth and sang, it was very lively.
③Talk with ALT
The third poem describes a moment when I talked with ALT for the first time. I was forth grade. After English class, I went to ALT with my friends and spoke to ALT. She is a women and has short blond hair, blue eyes and slim body. We asked about her hometown and whatever she likes. She lowered her waist and tried to understand our English. The attitude made me happy. I enjoyedtalking with her very much. My friends seemed happy. I think that I was glad to speak with courage.
④ English lyrics in junior high school
The fourth poem describes a moment when I listened to English songs in junior high school. I was in my classroom and teachers brought a CD player. Teachers said “Let’s listen to music.” Teachers played a music. Because the song was famous, I heard it. The teachers distributed a blank space replenishment print. We listened to a song filling in the blanks. When a song heard in an English lesson flowed on TV, I could sing as I understood the lyrics. This experience became confident. I wanted to know more English songs.
⑤ Get a seal
The fifth poem describes a moment when I got seals in junior high school. I was in my classroom. In an English lesson, I got a seal when I made a statement. Students competed for the number of remarks to get a seal. So the lesson was very lively. Everyone raised their hands when the teacher asked, “Is there anyone who can answer?” Students thought well and said, in order to get a seals. Thanks to the seal, the atmosphere was easy to say during class. Moreover, I think that students’ motivation was also raised. Students enjoyed thinking and speaking in an English lesson.
⑥ Speaking test
The sixth poem describes a moment when I took a speaking test in junior high school. In my school, there was a speaking test at the time of intermediate and final exam. We had to make a speach on a subject. I prepared the manuscript in advance for the speaking test and remembered. When it became my turn and called by the teacher, my head became pure white with tension. I stood in front of everyone and remembered hard. I didn’t remember things during the speaking test very well, but I’m glad I ended it.
The seventh poem describes a moment when I received Eiken for the first time in junior high school. I took the fifth grade in one classroom. I was very nervous because it was my first experience. Students who were in the classroom were also nervous, and the classroom was very quiet. Everyone moved the pencil all at once as soon as they got a signal of moving the pencil. However, I hardly thought and read English. I was able to finish my knowledge. I can not forget this tension. It was special experience for me.
⑧ Don’t understand English
The eighth poem describes a moment when suddenly I can not understand English in high school. I was taking an English class in the classroom on the first floor. The teacher commented on various things, but I did not know what to say. When I was a junior high school student I was good at English. Therefore, the shock which I did not understand was great. I did not understand English and I wanted to get out of the classroom. However, I liked my English teacher so I decided to do my best for the teacher.
⑨ Weekly test
The ninth poem describes a moment when I took a weekly test in high school. I had a word test every day. Learning English words of about ten pages every week was hard. Therefore, the students could not catch up with their studies. Students seriously memorised in English word books during the break before the test. Everyone’s feeling of tension was transmitted so much that I was nervous. I remembered English even on the train. I studied but I could not get full marks. I tried my best to study with this regret.
⑩ Learning English
The tenth poem describes a moment when I studied English and learned the enjoyment of learning English. I read many introductions and stories in English at high school. I learned other knowledge besides English knowledge by English teaching materials. I did not notice this until I was a high school student. For example, the history of Ashura was made and the history of countries such as Singapore. Knowledge learned in English is more memorable that what we learned in subjects such as society. Because I learn about this, learning English became fun.