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July English Media Circle: Let’s talk about Aesop’s Fables| 7月のEnglish Media Circle: イソップ寓話について話しましょう!

The sun strips the traveler of his cloak
The sun strips the traveler of his cloak (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

今回読んだイソップ寓話について、自分の考えと意見を皆と話そう!今月のEnglish Media Circleは:

The Fox and the Crab (pg. 75)
The Hare and the Tortoise (or the Tortoise and the Hare) (pg. 96)
The Crow and the Pitcher (pg. 34)
The North Wind and the Sun (pg.109)

話し合いを始めるために、皆さんにいくつか質問をしたいと思います:

1)「寓話」とは何でしょうか?
2) 今月の寓話の共通点は何でしょうか?
3) 一番気に入った寓話はどれでしたか?なぜですか?
4) この寓話は昔のものですが、 今でも寓話のアドバイスは良いものだと思いますか?
5) 寓話のアドバイスと同じようなことわざを知っていますか? (例:英語では、「酢より蜂蜜を使う方がたくさんの蝿がつかまる」というThe North Wind and the Sun のアドバイスと意味が似ていることわざがあります。)

ぜひこの質問の答えをコメントとして書いて,他の自分の考えもコメントに書いて下さい。また、質問がある人はぜひそれもコメントとして残して下さい!

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Let’s share our thoughts and opinions about the fables we read. They were:

The Fox and the Crab (pg. 75)
The Hare and the Tortoise (or the Tortoise and the Hare) (pg. 96)
The Crow and the Pitcher (pg. 34)
The North Wind and the Sun (pg.109)

Here are some questions to get the discussion started:

1) What is a fable?
2) What was similar about the fables?
3) Which was your favorite fable? Why did you like it?
4) These fables are very old. Do you think their advice is still helpful?
5) Do these fables remind you of any common sayings? (ex. The North Wind and the Sun =
You catch more flies with honey than vinegar.)

These are just a few questions to begin with. Please post your answers and ask your own questions.

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6 thoughts on “July English Media Circle: Let’s talk about Aesop’s Fables| 7月のEnglish Media Circle: イソップ寓話について話しましょう!”

  1. All 4 of the fables we read are very short. Each of the fables have a lesson which we can apply to our own lives. I think my favorite is “The Fox and the Crab” because of its message “be content with your lot.” This means “be happy with what you have.” This relates to the English proverb “the grass is always greener on the other side.” It’s easy to look at what others have and become jealous. It’s easy to compare ourselves with others. But we should be happy with what WE have, and not worry about what others have.

  2. You can write your answer to the question as a reply here!
    ここにReplyとして自分の答えをぜひ書き込んで下さい!

    1) What is a fable? / 「寓話」とは何でしょうか?

  3. You can write your answer to the question as a reply here!
    ここにReplyとして自分の答えをぜひ書き込んで下さい!

    2) What was similar about the fables? / 今月の寓話の共通点は何でしょうか?

  4. You can write your answer to the question as a reply here!
    ここにReplyとして自分の答えをぜひ書き込んで下さい!

    3) Which was your favorite fable? Why did you like it? / 3) 一番気に入った寓話はどれでしたか?なぜですか?

  5. You can write your answer to the question as a reply here!
    ここにReplyとして自分の答えをぜひ書き込んで下さい!

    4) These fables are very old. Do you think their advice is still helpful? / 4) この寓話は昔のものですが、 今でも寓話のアドバイスは良いものだと思いますか?

  6. You can write your answer to the question as a reply here!
    ここにReplyとして自分の答えをぜひ書き込んで下さい!

    5) Do these fables remind you of any common sayings? (ex. The North Wind and the Sun: You catch more flies with honey than vinegar.) / 寓話のアドバイスと同じようなことわざを知っていますか? (例:英語では、「酢より蜂蜜を使う方がたくさんの蝿がつかまる」というThe North Wind and the Sun のアドバイスと意味が似ていることわざがあります。)

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