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No. 10 Listening (2005年11月11日)

カテゴリー: The Treasure Hunt Club
Marcel Van Amelsvoort
(Kanagawa Prefectural College of Foreign Studies)
Hello again everyone. First, my apologies. One of the links for the
games last month was missing, or rather in its place was another link.
Here is the correct link for WordHunt:
(http://www.gamesforthebrain.com/game/wordhunt/ ). The focus of this
month’s column will be on stories. We’ll be looking at stories in
January as well, but this month we’ll be looking at stories with
listening elements, or stories that are read to you.

Children's Storybooks Online (http://www.magickeys.com/books/index.html)
is a great site that was introduced to us by LET member Kayoko Fukuchi.
There are lots of stories here. Some are simply illustrated, some are
interactive, and you can have some of them read to you with audio
narration. There are stories for all age groups here though most of the
interactive stories or stories with audio are for younger learners.

Between the Lions (http://pbskids.org/lions/stories.html ) is PBS
television program to help teach children to read. Their web site is a
gold mine of stories and interactive phonics games. The stories can be
printed out or read on the web (no audio) but the games require students
to listen and read. The TV program Between the Lions can be seen on NHK
in Japan, and the videos can also be ordered through Amazon.com

Faithful John is a lesser-known Grimm fairytale and you can have the
whole story read to you while you follow along with the text and watch
the illustrations at http://www.faithfuljohn.com/en/exit

Real ghost stories. Ghost tours have become popular in Europe and the US
in recent years. Here is a site that has ghost stories read by local
guides. Students will definitely need some help with these stories but
they are a lot of fun.

This week’s Treasure Hunt.
This week I thought I’d introduce a site that is really state of the
art. This website shows a typical farming community in the mid 1800s.
There are videos with people explaining the various buildings and
community life, and we can see a comparison with life today. The website
aims to teach students about where food and services came from in the
past and where they come from now. It is really great as an example of
how web technology is developing. Click on the Explore the Village link
to find the answers to this month’s treasure hunt. Happy hunting!
Here’s the site: http://www.harvestofhistory.org/
Here are the questions:
1.In the 1800s, who went to school longer, girls or boys?
2.What were leeches used for? (Hint: Look in the pharmacy)