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今週の「英語の構造を読む」課題は
Shakespeare Was a Producer and Actor and, Oh Yes, a Writer
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Shakespeare Was a Producer and Actor and, Oh Yes, a Writer

Today, we tell about one of the most influential and skillful writers
in the world.
For more than four hundred years,
people all over the world have been reading, watching and listening
to the plays and poetry of the British writer William Shakespeare.

<中略>

You just heard part of a famous scene
from a movie version of "Romeo and Juliet."
This tragic play remains
one of the greatest, and perhaps most famous, love stories ever told.
It tells about two young people who meet and fall deeply in love.
But their families, the Capulets and the Montagues, are enemies
and will not allow them to be together.
Romeo and Juliet are surrounded by violent fighting and generational conflict.
The young lovers secretly marry, but their story has a tragic ending.


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今週の「英語の構造を読む」課題は
Saying Goodbye to 2009, Hoping for a Better 2010
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Saying Goodbye to 2009, Hoping for a Better 2010

So what do Americans do New Year's Eve?
Hillary Huesman is from South Carolina.

HILLARY HUESMAN:
"I get dressed up. I look to go out.
I'm usually single, and that is usually not a problem.
This year I'm still making my plans.
I haven't quite confirmed them yet,
but probably a hotel ballroom-type scenario, black-tie event."

At a black-tie event,
the men dress in tuxedos or dark suits
and the women wear fancy dresses.

Hotels in many cities have special deals for New Year's Eve:
dinner, Champagne and a party.
Then people get a room for the night.
That way, no one has to worry about drinking and driving home.


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今週の「英語の構造を読む」課題は
Words and Their Stories: Santa Claus
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Words and Their Stories: Santa Claus

Santa Claus is someone who will remain in the hearts of children forever.
He is the make-believe person
who brings toys and other gifts to children at Christmas.
To grown-ups, he is a special symbol of good will and selfless giving.

Santa Claus also has some other names:
Saint Nicholas, St. Nick, Kris Kringle, Pelznickel.

Two of his names -- Santa Claus and Saint Nicholas --
both come from the Dutch who settled in New York long ago.

The Dutch believed Saint Nikolaas gave gifts to children.
They honored this kindly saint with a yearly festival on December sixth.
The English-speaking people who lived nearby greatly enjoyed Dutch festivals.
And they brought the Saint and the custom of giving gifts
into their own celebration at Christmas time.


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今週の「英語の構造を読む」課題は
What Thanksgiving Day Means to People in US
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What Thanksgiving Day Means to People in US

JIM OLDHAM:
"My name is Jim Oldham and I'm from Nashville, Tennessee.
I remember my father drove a bus
and my mother was a waitress,
and so we often didn't get to have Thanksgiving together.
And I remember when I was about twelve,
her work and his work permitted us all to do that.
And we had brothers and sisters,
and the traditional turkey and all the trimmings.
We always had pumpkin pie, and if we were really lucky,
a little bit of whipped cream on top.
And it was just a wonderful day."


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今週の「英語の構造を読む」課題は
Charles Schulz, 1922-2000: He wrote the popular comic strip “Peanuts” for 50 years.
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Charles Schulz, 1922-2000:
He wrote the popular comic strip “Peanuts” for 50 years.

Millions of people around the world who loved the comic strip "Peanuts"
were sad when Charles Schulz died in February, two thousand.
He was seventy-seven years old.
The artist who created Charlie Brown and his dog Snoopy
had retired a month earlier because of poor health.
The last new daily “Peanuts” appeared January third
in two thousand six hundred newspapers in seventy-five countries.

Charles Schulz drew "Peanuts" for fifty years.
The comic strip first appeared in seven American newspapers in nineteen fifty.
At that time, the subjects were all children and animals.
They still are.
People love these characters
because they demonstrate the failings and strengths of all human beings.
For example, Charlie Brown usually cannot get things right. But he tries his best.
And he never stops trying.


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