「英作文Ⅱ」の課題から(2)

この1年間、春・秋学期を通して「英作文」のクラスで色々なタイプのライティングを学びました。今回は、一つの出来事について時系列順に書く「物語パラグラフ(narrative paragraph)」の力作をご紹介します。語り手の心の動きが伝わります。

Farewell Party

Last year, I went to Australia for about 2 weeks. I stayed with a host family. Let me talk about the key event during farewell party. Host families and teachers held a farewell party for us. The day, we went to school in our usual way. We prepared for thanks letters to our host families. Moreover, I was assigned to read a letter of appreciation on behalf of the whole class. At first, I thought I would not be able to play such an important role. So, I nearly declined the request. However, I had the second thought: it would be a waste to miss a chance. I decided to take on a job. I desperately thought and wrote a letter. The farewell party was held after school.I suffered from a stage fright. In evening, I also went to school again with my host family. There were many school teachers and host families. The farewell party finally started. At first, Principal and teachers talked to everyone. Then the principal gave each of us a Certificate of Achievement. I was deeply impressed. Finally, I read a letter of appreciation. I was so nervous that my foot were uncontrollably shaking. I finished an important role. I felt very relieved. This was how the wonderful event finished.

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