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5月10日 プラクティスの内容


We prepared 4 differnt types of CROSS WORDS PUZZLES
Enjoyable, interesting and instructive games

Hello, everyone
Please prepare your own dictionaries.

担当 武居さん


5月17日 プラクティス

Dear ESS Members:

Hi, everyone! This is Akira Oku.
I’m very sorry for this slow announcement, but I haven’t forgotten my duty of working on the practice of this week.
Please open the document attached and read to prepare for it in advance, I hope.
Genre: Discussion and Talk
Title: Discussion on the phrases quoted from famous scientists.
Language: English only

For the people who can’t open the attachment, same document is pasted below.

Prepared for the ESS Practice on 2014.5.17 by A. Oku

Discussion on the phrases quoted from famous scientists.

Many distinguished scientists, politicians and novelists are also great philosophers. They have left to us a lot of interesting, impressive, instructive and sometimes puzzling phrases. Their sayings are usually short and deeply sighted so that people often quote their words for intellectual stimulation.

In the following, more than several sayings quoted from those people are listed. The phrases may not be well-known but suggestive ones. Today’s practice shall flow as follows.
1. I would like you to read these sayings quickly and carefully (10 min). Hopefully, you are encouraged to read them in advance before this Saturday.
2. Pick up one phrase which you like most and explain, in any word, what the person wants to tell you in his/her message (< 3 min).
3. After finishing your presentation, start the group discussion on that quoted phrase from different points of view, I hope (< 7 min).
4. Analogous presentation-discussion shall be repeated by each of the group members on different phrases (total time: (3 + 7) x 4 person < 40 min).

Repeat this process till the end. You sure will be a highly sophisticated person and make your own witty “quote -- unquote”. Enjoy!
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1. "But still try, for who knows what is possible." by Michael Faraday

2. "Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood." by Marie Sklowska Curie

3. "The secret of all inventors is to consider nothing impossible." by?

4. "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that do not work." by Justus Freiherr von Liebig

5. "Science is facts. Just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of facts. But a pile of stones is not a house and a collection of facts is not necessarily science." by Jules Henri Poincaré

6. "A foolish faith in authority is the worst enemy of truth." by Albert Einstein

7. "I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy." by Marie Curie

8. “Pursue your lofty dream with eternal optimism.” by Eiichi Negishi

9. "10% of what I say is true. You have to worry about the other 90%." by William G. Fateley

10. "Let us learn to dream, gentlemen, and then perhaps we shall learn the truth." by August Kekule

11. "The great tragedy of science, the slaying of a beautiful theory by an ugly fact." by Thomas Henry Huxley

12. "Scientists are explorers. Philosophers are tourists." by?

13. "The true scientist never loses the faculty of amazement. It is the essence of his being." by Hans Selye

14. "Science is a wonderful thing, if one does not have to earn one's living at it." by Albert Einstein

15. "I am often amazed at how much more capability and enthusiasm for science there is among elementary school youngsters than among college students." by?

16. “The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' (I found it!) but 'That's funny ...." by Issac Asimov

17. "Facts are the air of scientists. Without them you can never fly." by Linus Pauling

18. "Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less." by Julius Sumner Miller

19. “People who never have any time on their hands are those who do the least." by Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, German scientist

20. “The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding." by Leonardo da Vinci, Italian artist, scientist and writer

21. “Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working." by Pablo Picasso, Spanish artist

22. “I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night." by Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer, philosopher and physicist

23. “The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time." by Bertrand Russell, British philosopher, mathematician and historian

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担当 奥 彬さん


5月24日 プラクティス

Dear Kyoto ESS members

I am so happy to have a chance of planning a Practice. It is difficult for me to give you an exciting time, however, I want to do my best.

Date: 2014.5.24

Genre: Listening game

Title: My favorite songs

Description: I would like to introduce my favorite songs. (I don’t want to tell you the title of them until the Practice day to enjoy listening game.) I hope that you will enjoy the game.

1. Make some groups as usual.

2. I will give you question sheets and answer sheets.

3. The question sheets give you part of the lyrics which contain blanks. The answer sheets show full lyrics of songs.

  ※Do not see the answer part.

4. I would like to tell you the reason why I like the song and some episode of the song. After my short introduction, you listen to a part of the lyric and fill in the blanks of the answer sheet.

5. Check your answer by seeing the answer sheet.

6. Again, listen to the song. Please check your answer and enjoy listening to the song.

7. Repeat 1-6 for the other songs.

担当 若さあふれる17歳高校生 秋山みなもさん


2014年5月31日 プラクティス

Dear Kyoto NHK ESS members,

Hello, everyone.
This is the chairperson of this weekend, Yuko Tanihara.
I'm sorry to be late for my announcement.

Genre: Translation and discussion

Title: Let's translate telephone conversation and J-Pop music into English!

At first, please make some groups to have 4-6 members in each group.

Part 1: Telephone conversation
I picked up general telephone conversations.
At first,please try to translate these sentences into English alone.
Then, shall we share these answers with your group members?

Part 2: J-Pop music
Please fill in the blank to complete the English lyric of J-Pop music.
Finally, let's sing a song together in English.

I hope you will enjoy it! See you on Saturday.

Best wishes,
Yuko Tanihara

担当者 谷原さん

6月7日 プラクティス

This week"s topic is "health".

(1) Give the definition of this word, "health". Answer this question by

just one sentence.

(2) Give three conditions to keep the "health" and also give the reasons

to each condition.

(3) If some of you do something to keep your "health", please tell us.

(4) Share your group's opinions about above three questions with all


I've talked with many patients who have various diseases in my work.

Surprisingly, some patients seemes to be so energetic or positive while

they are under heavy stage of each disease. On the other hand, young people,

who don't have any problem physically, face mental problem.

What is health? Please give your opinion.

Thank you very much.

Miyako Kusaka

担当者 日下さん

6月14日 プラクティス

This is Shigeo HORI, and I'm happy to inform you my Corner on June 14th.
Genre: A Sort of Discussion
Title: Golden Section
Description: "Golden Section(黄金分割)" is one of the qualities many people feel that the ratio of the two is very beautiful. This ratio was and is used for beautification.
In this practice, I would like you to discuss this topic from our daily lives.

I have used this type of practice many years ago, but I'd like to change the items this time.

Thank you.


担当者 堀 薫夫さん

6月21日 プラクティス

Genre: Talk
Title: Mysterious Matters

“Do you believe in the existence of the spiritual world?”
”Have you ever seen a ghost?”
There are lots of mysteries in our world.
I would like you to talk about something horror, psychic, paranormal around

1. Make several groups.
2. Exchange your comments in your group on each question below.

(1)Are you interested in fortunetelling, horoscope, the sixth sense,
intuition etc.?
Do you carry any lucky charms with you now and do they work for you?
Are you often concerned about superstitions(験を担ぐ)and the jinx?

(2) Have you ever visited the power spots or the mystery spots?
Have you experienced any psychic, paranormal phenomena?

(3)Have you ever seen a ghost or a psychic photo?
Do you believe in the existence of the Sprit and spiritual world?

(4)Talk freely about scary stories, unbelievable experience and horror

I hope you will enjoy it!

Motoko Tabata

担当 田畑さんご夫妻

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