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ブラックモア校長先生の「60センテンス」

 

1890(明治23)年から、30年あまりの間、東洋英和の校長先生を務めたミス・ブラックモア。当時の生徒たちから恐れられた大変厳しい先生であった一方で、生徒たちを"My girls"と呼んで愛情深く育てました。

  

そのミス・ブラックモアが英語学習のために考案した60センテンス。当時の寄宿生活の、起床から就寝までを短い60の英文であらわしたものです。生徒たちはこれを暗唱し、時制を変えたり疑問文や否定文にしたりして、"I brush my teeth."と言いながら歯を磨いたり、"I go downstairs"と言いながら寄宿階から階段を下りて教室に行ったりしていました。

 

     
     

1. The rising bell rings at six o'clock.

2. I get up at once.

3. I take a sponge bath.

4. I brush my teeth.

5. I comb my hair.

6. I dress myself neatly.

7. I read my Bible.

8. I say my prayers.

9. I go downstairs.

10. I meet some of my class-mates.

11. We greet each other.

12. We go to the play-ground.

13. We play ball a little while.

14. The breakfast bell rings at seven o'clock.

15. We go to the dining-room.

16. We eat our breakfast.

17. I go back to my room.

18. I put my room in order.

19. I get my books ready for school.

20. I go to my class-room.

21. I study a little while.

22. The school bell rings at eight o'clock.

23. We all gather in the Assembly-Hall.

24. We have prayers.

25. The principal calls the roll.

26. We divide into our Japanese classes.

27. We begin our Japanese lessons.

28. We have a singing-lesson at ten o'clock.

29. We continue our Japanese lessons.

30. The noon bell rings at twelve o'clock.

31. I go to the wash-room.

32. I wash my hands.

33. I make my hair tidy.

34. The dinner bell rings at ten minutes past twelve.

35. We go to the dining-room again.

36. We eat our dinner.

37. I go back to my class-room.

38. School begins again at one o'clock.

39. We have a Bible lesson first.

40. We divide into our English classes.

41. We begin our English lessons.

42. We have conversation at half past one.

43. School is out at three o'clock.

44. Some of the daily pupils go home at once.

45. Some of the girls sweep and dust the class-rooms.

46. We have a game of hide and seek.

47. The others play in the yard for an hour.

48. I go to the reading room.

49. I read the newspapers.

50. I write a letter to my home.

51. We have supper at half past five.

52. We have evening prayers after supper.

53. We begin to study at a quarter past six.

54. The little girls go to bed early.

55. The big girls go upstairs at nine o'clock.

56. We get ready for bed.

57. I say my prayers before getting into bed.

58. The last bell rings at half past nine.

59. One of the foreign teachers comes to our rooms to say "Good-night"

60. We all sleep quietly until the rising bell rings again.

ミス・ブラックモア(中央後ろ)と1916(大正5)年の卒業生。

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