Some people say that too much water is wasted in Japan. Do you agree
with this opinion?
I do not think that too much water is wasted in Japan, and I will give two reasons to support this opinion. To begin with, people these days care more about protecting the environment than they used to. Many of them have learned that it is important not to waste water. In addition, today’s technology helps to save water. For example, some modern buildings collect rainwater to use for various things, such as watering flowers and plants. For these two reasons, I do not think too much water is wasted in Japan.
【2018年度 第2回 ライティング】
Today, some people buy products that are good for the environment.
Do you think buying such products will become more common in the future?
I believe that more and more people will start buying products that are good for the environment. First, these days, global warming has become a big problem. People want to do something, and they know that one way to help is to purchase these products in stores. Second, many products that are good for the environment are becoming cheaper. Therefore, it has become easier for people to afford such products. In closing, it is because of these two reasons that I think it will become more common for people to buy products that are good for the environment.
【2018年度 第3回 ライティング】
Some people say that playing sports helps children become better people.
Do you agree with this opinion?
I agree that playing sports helps children to become better people. I have two reasons why I feel this way. To begin with, many sports can teach children about teamwork, which will help them later in their lives. This is because they will learn the importance of working well with others.
Furthermore, playing sports encourages children to have healthy lifestyles. For example, many children who play sports continue to exercise when they get older, too. In conclusion, these are the reasons why I think children can become better people by playing sports.
今月ご紹介するのは、小学２年生のときから現在までの４年８ヶ月の間、キャタルで学び続けている夏来さんです。アルファベットから勉強を始めて、小学６年生の２月に英検２級に合格しました！本が大好きで、インタビューのときにも最初の頃に読んでいた“Winnie the Pooh”のフレーズが口から出てくるほど、くり返し音読したことがしっかりと体に染み付いているようです。小学生のうちに合格したいと言っていた英検２級は、 “CBT形式”で受験をし、みごとに合格！夏来さんは「勉強しよう」と思って英語の勉強に取り組んでいないそうですが、聞いてみると、日々の“楽しい努力”によって英語力を伸ばしていたようです。夏来さんは、４年８ヶ月の間に何をして、英語初心者から小学６年生で英検２級に合格できるまで英語力を上げたのでしょうか？