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The Double Bass Mystery

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My first foreign trip. Wonderful, don't you think? But that's just the problem. It wasn't wonderful at all. (p.6)      Penny Wade is a member of the orchestra. One day, The orchestra will hold a concert in Barcelona. It was the first time for her to go abroad, she was very looking for it. However, her trip turned out to be a bad experience. When she arrived at Barcelona, her double bass has stolen, but it was only the entrance of the series of an accident.


Harmer J. (1999). The Double Bass Mystery. New York, Cambridge University Press.

Duolingo Diary4

Today, I learned the greetings of French such us “Bonjour” and “Ça va?”. In addition I came to be able to say my name in French. “Je m’appelle Hiroki.”

Duolingo Diary3

Today, I learned the basic rule of the grammar of French. During the lesson, I learned that “un” and “une” means the article, “a” in English. For example, “un garçon” means “a boy” and “une fille” means “a girl” in English. Why does French have two words of this article? That’s because all the nouns of French is divided into masculine and feminine, and masculine nouns use “un” and feminine nouns use “une”. Therefore, if we use French, we have to memorize the the gender of none. I knew the difficulty of learning French.

Duolingo Diary 2

I’ve finished the level1 of basic1. At first of theit shows the French vocabularies and pictures, so it was easy for me to understand. But it became difficult gradually.

Duolingo Diary 1

Today, I started learning French with the app, “Fuolingo”. This time, I remembered four words,
“Homme”, “Femme”, “Garçon” and “Fille”. They mean “man”, “woman”, “boy” and “girl” in English.

The African Mask

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That night, Janet had a very bad dream. In her dream she saw an African mask that looked like Donald. The mask could speak, but Janet didn’t understand what it was saying. (p.18)

     One day, Janet recieved a letter from her old boy friend, Donald. He invited her to a dinner at his house. During the dinner, he told Janet a story of the mask. It's the mask which his friend got in Africa, but he really wanted it, so he replaced it to a fake one. After the dinner, she stayed at his house, and next mornng, Janet couldn't find Donald. Then, she realized that he has left this world.

Gerngross G. (2007). The African Mask. Helbling Language


Fireball's Heart

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"I don't believe that your people tell the truth all the times." (p.12)
    One day, the chiefs of two tribes, Strong Buffalo and Wise Owl were talking each other. Dark Eyes who is a chief of Wise Owl said people of Wise Owl always tell the truth. The Chief Strong Buffalo didn't believe it, so he made a bet that if Wise Owl didn't tell a lie in a week, he will give horses to him. One day, Derk Eyes met a woman named Blue Feather. They got along each other, but she proposed that she has an ill. She said she needs Fireball's heart to cure it. Fireball is the most favorite horse of Wise Owl. He finally decided to kill Fireball and gave its heart to Blue Feather. Then, he was in trouble whether he should say this truely or not.
    In the end, he said the truth and the chief Strong Buffalo changed his mind. It seems a good story, but I thought it's bad idea to tell a lie to test his scincerity. Their way irritated me.




Puchta H.(2007), Fireball's Heart, He…