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May 99 News Letter


Future Chefs......

Children Cooking Class

The best moments of three days of Cooking

Bizen City

Okayama Prefecture


  花々の美しい季節がやって参りました。皆さんいかがお過 ごしですか。新学期が始まりアッとい間に一ヵ月、あわただし く日々が過ぎて行きます。ピカピカの一年生になった息子は大 はりきりで、毎日跳ねるようにして学校へ出かけて行きますが、 あまりの春の行事と雑用の多さに、朝手を振る母はくたくた状 態です。F.F.T.でもピカピカの新お父さんとおじいさんが大はり きりです。Martin先生は4月16日めでたくかわいい長男をもたれ ました。Fran腔is先生も若いおじいさんになられ『僕はベビー にフランス語を教える!』だそうです。きっとMartin先生に似 て3ヶ国語を自由に話せるパワフルなお子さんとなられること でしょう。日本人とカナダ人のダブルの血を受け継いだベビー は両国のいいところを学んでぐんぐん大きくなってほしいと願 います。Martin先 生にお会いになる 機会がありました ら、どうぞ、おめ でとうの声をかけ てあげて下さい。 新米パパはますま す仕事に力が入る ことと思います!

Martin         (れい)          かつえ

向 みさき

A bit of Grammar:

many & much

many is used before countable nouns:

He didn't make many mistakes. I caught many fishes.

much is used before uncountable nouns:

We haven't much coffee. Yesterday I drank too much beer.

many and much can be used as pronouns:

He gets a lot of letters but she doesn't get many. You have a lot of free time but I haven't much.

Source: "A Practical English" Grammar" by A.J. Thomson & A.V.Martinet

Word Mystery

__ __ S __ __ U R __ __ T

a place to eat

__ L __ P __ __ R S

after you take your shoes off you wear these

__ __ __ T E __ __ A __

the day before today

P __ T __ T __

a vegetable

__ E __ E __ __ __ __ E

we use this to call our friends

__ H __ C __ L __ __ __

a sweet food

__ __ P __ R __ __ R __ __ __

a place to buy food

__ R __ __ G __

a fruit

__ __ D __ C __ N __

something to take if you are sick

__ A __ Y

Martin and his wife Katsue just had one !!!

Tea (1 of 2)

It is thought that the traditional use of tea (Camellia sinensis) began in China about 4700 years ago. Europeans were introduced to the beverage in the 1500's, and by the second half of the 17th century it was being widely consumed throughout Europe. Today, tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world (water is #1) with 2.5 million tons of tea leaves produced annually.

The Chinese produce over 300 varieties of tea, which can be separated into three basic categories; black tea, oolong tea, and green tea. These three types of tea can actually be deri- ved from the exact same plant. The difference between them is how the leaves are handled after harvesting. Black tea is allowed to ferment, and is then dried. Oolong tea is partially fermen- ted. Green tea is dried without fermenting.

The usual question is: does green tea contain caffeine? The answer is yes, if it hasn't been decaffeinated. So does black tea, and oolong.

Many nutritive and protective qualities have been associated with green tea, both in infusion and extract form.

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