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The following is a letter written by a student as a citizen of a host town, which says about the attraction of the hometown. 

Ehime has "Dogo Onsen."  It is a famous hot spring in Japan.  Many tourists visit there every year.  It is so good!

The Legend of White Heron:
Long, long ago, a white heron which had injured its leg found the hot spring.  It came there to soak its leg in the spring water every day.  After that, its injury was cured.  People who heard about the story used the hot spring.  There, they could relax and became rejuvenated.  Also, sick people used the hot spring and they recovered from their illness!!

When you come to Japan, please take the time to visit this spring bath.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the topic: The person I admire the most.

The person I admire the most is Mr. Ito.  The person is a junior high school teacher and an advisor of the tennis club to which I belonged.  Without the person, I wouldn't have improved tennis skills as much as now.  He told me to relax when I was nervous at the tournament.  I like his words: "At the tournament, you can only show what you have done so far."  I learned from him that if I can only do what I have done in practice, I don't have to worry too much.  I took a while to get this meaning, but once I understood it, I enjoyed playing tennis very much.  I also received so much advice that I couldn't write here.  That is why I respect Mr. Ito.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question: "What is the most memorable present you have ever received?"

The most memorable present I received is a book.  It is "The Little Prince" written by Saint-Exupery.  I received it from my mother for my firthday.  I think that he wrote about friendship; responsibility, love and so on.  I like this story.  This story is written both in Japanese and plain English.  Also, I can listen to the story because the book has a CD.  In addition, pictures of this book are beautirul.  So I like this book very much.  That's why this book is a favorite book to me.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question: "What is the most memorable present you have ever received?"

The most memorable present I have ever received is the red lipstick which my mother gave me.  I received it when I was twelve years old.  It is unrelated to me at that time.  I still remember that time because I was so glad!  I have a special feeling for this lipstick.  So I make it a rule to use it at a special day such as my favorite artist's live, relative's wedding.  I'm sure that I continue to use it with care.  Moreover, I want to give a red lipstick to my daughter when I become a mother.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's to the question: "What is the most memorable present you have ever received?"

Great-grandmother's letter is the most memorable present for me.  When I was a junior high school student, I got it from my great-grandmother.  She is very kind and quiet person.  However, she has sick in hospital.  This is the last present from my great-grandmother.  Her letter give me guts and energy.  Sometimes I read this letter.  I am missing the warmth of her skin.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question: "What is the most memorable present you have ever received?"

I don't remember some presents which I received when I was a child and my feelings.  So, as far as I remember, the most memorable present is an album which is made to celebrate my graduation by my juniors at the junior high school.  Then, I was in the school brass club, and there are many members in the club, but few members of the same age as me.  We should not only improve our skill, but also teach the juniors hard.  I'm not good at that, so I thought I wasn't trusted by them.  I decided to tell them my apology, but before that, they said, "Thank you," and give me the handmade album.  I felt very happy and I thought my effort paid off.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's answer to the question: "What are the good points and bad points of cell phones?"

An advantage of cell phones is that you can enjoy online shopping.  It is easy to do online shopping.  If you are busy, you can buy something online.  Moreover, you can comunicate with your family at the time of a disaster.  So, you can be relieved.  A disadvantage is that you may get involved in a crime.  Today, many people use SNS.  It's easy to connect with unknown people.  Also, using cell phones is bad for our health.  Their blue light is not good for our eyes.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's answer to the question: "What are the good points and bad points of cell phones?"

It is convenient for me to know about international movement.  So I have come to understand long sentence of English better.  However, using cell phone inappropriately.  I receive inaccurate information.  So I should understand correctly.  For these reasons, it is convenient for us if we use properly, but it is dangerous for us if we use unsuitably.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question: "What are the good poiints and bad points of cell phones?"

I think that the good point of cell phones is that they have touch panels which enable us to operate it easily.  If we want to play games, take photos, and search on the Internet, all we have to do is touching the screen.  It's very easy!!  On the other hand, we can connect with others easily by using cell phones, this is the bad and dangerous point of cell phones.  These days, many troubles tied to SNS happen.  There is some possibility of getting involved in such troubles.  So, we must be careful and keep the rules of using cell phones.

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Photos from Germany

Ms Ishioka, who is studying in Germany now, sent us photos of the famous sites at Munich,Marienplatz and Asamkirche.

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