I got to know some international students through our interchange activity participating in one of the Yokkaichi University club activities.
I'm a member of the movie club. To produce a movie, I was looking for as many friends as I could find. But unfortunately, even my good friends didn't help me at all. That's why I was really hoping to find friends that love movies, just like I do.
One day, an international student came to the club and said, "I love movies. I would like to know how to create a movie, through all the stages, from taking the shots to editing the movie itself. Please teach me."
I knew this person before. She was the most concentrated person in a class that I was taking. When she came and told me that she loves movies, I was surprised.
From that day, we began to produce a movie. First, we started to try and record a band playing on the campus.
But recently, we go out on the street to get interviews and produce a movie. This is one from part from that movie.
From producing movie, I've gained a lot more good friends at the same time.
Half of the members in the movie making club are international students, and their eagerness in making movies is greater than that of our Japanese members. That's why I am so impressed by their eagerness to study.
I only have a little time left until graduation. That's why I want to make this time precious. Because for me, sharing experiences with international students is one of the most valuable things I have learned.
My name is Yuki Tani. Please call me Yuki.
I'm 18 years old. I'm studying management in the economics faculty.
I play the guitar, and I'm in the light music club.
We have about twenty members, and we performed at the campus concert last weekend.
I'm in the first year, and the first year members played first.
I made mistakes a little, but I enjoyed.
Besides, I took part in group discussion on the next day.
I was the chairperson.
We talked about the language of multicultural society.
It was difficult but stimulating.
How did you spend two days?
I experienced various things, and I'm satisfied.
Now, I will try a lot of things.
Hello, today I wanna talk about a pig story.
It's not about 3 pigs and a wolf story, but what I wanna tell is a sad story which I read on the internet.
The story is about a pig from birth to death.
He was born in a pigsty and his mother was killed by people for the meat when he was very young.
And this little pig's future is just like his mother.
The only reason people fed him is just they wanted meat.
And little pig ate the same food every day.
They put some chemical components to the food, so he grew fatter fast.
When he grew so fast, he lost his balance and couldn't even keep standing.
All he can do is to wait for death.
He lives in fear everyday.
When I read this article, I decided not to eat pork any more, but just after the next day, I ate Tonkatsu.
I think people are born criminals. They are looking forward the better life, and they harm others, but we have to live…
So I think caring for each other is the most important thing.
There are some times when people's standards are really unreliable, so I don't worry about how I look to other people. I think you should live in your own way.
For example, on the bus coming to the school for the first time, it was very crowded, so I wanted to offer my seat to a college student standing nearby. So I made a gesture to her: "Please have this seat".
So she sat down and just by the way, she asked me, "Are you a foreigner? Oh, my god. Your Japanese is incredible."
I was so surprised that I just stared at her, and I didn't know what to say. I felt quite helpless, and I just smiled.
That started me thinking. All I said was "Please have this seat." How could she tell my level of Japanese just on that basis! And if she couldn't know, why did she praise me? I think she was just talking irresponsibly.
n a word, I think you can only regard others as a general reference. If you believe other people too easily, it means losing your own way of thinking.
So I want to say, "Follow your own course, and let people talk."
Hello, everyone. I am Sakiko, a sophomore in Yokkaichi University management department. Am I a famous student? That's a joke. Today, I want to demonstrate to you that English is easy. So I need an appearance from my dearest family member; his name is L, U, C, K, Luck. Luck means happiness. He was born in exactly the year 2000, so he is the super boy of the century. Now, I like English very much, and Luck likes it, too. Some of his favorite things are taking a nap, going for a walk, and above all, eating. But you can't eat English. So why does he like English? Because English is easy. Luck has a special ability. Guess what is it eating a lot? Running a lot? Laughing a lot? No, his special ability is listening in English. When I say turn, he will turn. When I say turn again, he will turn again. Turn again.
However, my precious Luck learned English only recently this summer. And this summer he is ten year old. If he was a human, he would be 56 years old. So far he has learned to shake, sit and wait in Japanese. Maybe, I like English very much. I want to teach him in English too fast. But people say you can't teach an old dog the new tricks. So I tried one test. If I said turn in English, he had to turn clockwise. If I said turn in Japanese, he had to turn counterclockwise. If English is easier than Japanese, he will learn "turn" in English faster. Guess which way he learned faster? In Japanese? In English? The answer is in English.
But my lovely Luck isn't the only dog in Japan to learn in English. There is one big problem with Japanese. Japanese has lots of local dialects, for example, Okinawaben, Kansaiben, Nagoyaben, with peculiar pronunciation. So it's better if guide dogs are taught in English. Spoken English is rhythmical, too. Are you surprised? Dogs can understand English. In the future, if all people, and all animals in the world, learn the same easy and rhythmical language, communication will be really wonderful! So, let's learn English starting from "turn". Thank you.
I'm going to talk about three things that I noticed about English.
First, English has many variations among countries. Second, English has some expressions to mean one thing. Third, English has some pronunciation differences which Japanese doesn't have.
I will tell you the episodes by which I noticed the three things.
It was in the ESL where I figured out the variations of English. Professor Dykes is from England, and my friend, Rupak, is from Nepal. Shoko is a Japanese and Professor Kirk is an American. Each of their accents was quite different.
For example, whey they say, "できない", Professor Dykes says,"can't(She plays Prof. Dykes's saying 'can't' that she had recorded in advance. Followings are the same.)" Rupak says, "can't", Shoko says, "can't", and Professor Kirk says, "can't". Do you think they are different?
Then, I will tell about the various expressions of English. An English text book said that kabocha is 'squash'. I asked what the difference was between pumpkin and squash. The teacher taught me that pumpkin would include squash. Up until that time, I had thought that pumpkin would be the only word for "kabocha".
Third, I will tell you about another kind of difference. In Japanese, there are many words taken from English. And in Japanese, the pronunciation and spelling of two words is the same. But in English, the pronunciation and spelling is different. For example, in Japanese, we have two words, 'bus' and 'bath'. The sound is the same and the katakana spelling is the same. But the meaning is different. In English, not only the meaning, but also the sound and spelling is completely different.
I introduced three things that I noticed about English. Have you noticed any thing interesting, too?
I'm Iwatani Takaaki, fourth grade, policy management department. Today, I speak about my university life. When I entered the university, I made some targets for myself. First, to join the English club. Second, to study about policy management in my seminar. Third, to make foreign friends. Forth, job hunting. So I started off university life.
Now, I want to look back four on years.
First, in the first grade, in May, I started a part time job, and in summer vacation, I joined the English club. I started to study English, but I had a disease. So I had to go into hospital. I came out quickly, but it took some time before I could come back to university. So I was sad, but my friends supported me. I feel full of life now.
Next, in the second grade, this year I became the leader of the English club. So, when the university festival was held, I sold yakitori, but I ended up in the red. We supported each other so we had a good time.
Next, in the third grade, in my seminar, we held a 'joint gasshuku' discussion seminar with other universities. I was the group captain. So I led our members for one week before the event. We stayed in school, and got ready. It was tough, but it was a precious experience.
Last, in the fourth year, people say the forth year is spent for job hunting. In my case, it lasted from February to July, but I was lucky because I got an official offer on my birthday. I'll be a working man.
Over these four years, I've made a lot of good friends through my club, my seminar, and my part time job. I've picked up a lot of valuable things, but the most important has been my friends.
So, I can say, I have achieved all of my targets. Now, I am considering my targets as a company worker. I think targets make you strong worthwhile.
So, everyone, I hope you can set yourself some targets and go after them.
I want to introduce my image about animal.
Animal often used for children education. For example guessing the animal samples
name from letter A to Z, A for Ant, B for Butterfly, C for Crocodile and etc. And also, you
can learn how to express animal's voice from different countries people's mouth. It so
interesting, we can make fun for that.
In this speech, I want to show you that we can learned more about animal, about their symbol, about how they want us to be feel, to be able to see, and to think that world is so wide to be explore. And by English you can express your thought and
your feelings to the others. Through the English communication, we can share each other better knowledge more and more.