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Ecotourism in Antarctica:
Seeing is Believing

       What image do you have about Antarctica? The great ice continent? The coldest place? A blanket of snow? You may have other images. However, Antarctica is not a dead place. For example, penguins, seals and whales live in the Antarctic, which is animal’s continent. Some scientist stated Antarctica should be closed to tourists, because the environment is broken by them. Is the opinion all right? I don’t agree everything with the opinion. We should travel in Antarctica as a tourist.
       When I go to Antarctica, it is possible to understand the reason why we should protect environment, because there are many environmental problems in Antarctica. The global warming is one of the most serious problems in the Earth. However, many people don’t have serious about the problem because it is not at hand. One the other hand, the Antarctic is near the problem; thawing an iceberg and a glacier, rise of sea level, etc. For that reason, some scientists in Antarctica say tourists have no responsibility which they throw away trash on the place and hurt the animals. They are not punished because of no government in Antarctica. However, are scientists’ opinions all right? In my idea, now, tourists set rules for them to follow to protect the environment. Like many people, they take care of the only earth, for example, taking my litter away with me and banning from touching animals in the wild. They are quite fundamental rules. The scientist has a misunderstanding about tourists who are pioneers.
       Second my opinion, tourists are person who are looking for the new discovery of emotion. I’ll agree as a tourist. Antarctica, which has unusual animals and plants, is a unique world. While I have seen some penguins at a zoo, I’ve never seen a flock of a hundred penguins. However, we might be able to see a flock of them at South Georgia Island, near the Antarctic (※). Tourists, of course, can see unforgettable landscapes. It is different to look at the picture of an iceberg and to see a real iceberg of the Antarctic Ocean. The scene is probably beyond our imagination.
       Finally, we can influence scientist’s research in Antarctica. Many scientists (biologists, geologists, meteorologists, and others) research in the place. If we ask them some questions, they may reply because they like to talk about them own idea. The more tourists listen to the lecture, the more they want to learn because they are eaten up with more and more curiosity. Antarctica is a huger library than school’s.
       It is possible for us to knowing the environmental problems if we travel Antarctica. Besides being impressed with the ice world, tourists can learn scientists’ opinion. Therefore, I think the Antarctic should be opened to tourists. I know the saying that seeing is believing. We think that we want to break restriction even if someone restrains things. If it is true, we should choose opening rather than a ban. Going to Antarctica, We should see and know the real environmental problems.


(※)References
The king penguin colony on South Georgia island
– in pictures | Environment | guardian.co.uk
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2011/jun/02/king-penguin-colony-south-georgia


まあ、どうでもいい感じのものなので投下。
五ヶ月くらい前の英語の課題だったんです。
そんなじょがぁでした。
スポンサーサイト
The Late Married


         Today, more and more people tend to get married later in life in developed country. In Japan, Single people who are 20-34 years old are about 60% in 2005. Why some people don’t get married? I think two reasons to this question.

         First, some people cannot get married because money is lacking. They cannot do it if they want to do. Marriage and child rearing cost a lot of money.

         Second, it is to increase individualism. Building a home and living there happily are becoming old tradition in Japan. They think a single life is happier than a married life.

         Now, the declining birth rate (少子化) is serious problem. We are made to shoulder getting married. Yet I want to live a single life because a single journey around the world is projected by me. But, if I fall in love during my trip, I may marry in this town. It’s my lifestyle.


というわけで、じょがぁです。
学校の宿題で書けと言われたから書きました。
スピーキングの授業なので、こんな旨のことをこの原稿なしで読めということらしい。
(一応アウトラインは読んでOKだけど、それでも大変ですわ)
序論・本論・結論が希薄で、おそらく文法がバカチンですがご愛嬌。

ちなみに内容は
「最近晩婚が増えてるね」「20~34歳の未婚者率が大体60パーセントなんだって」
「その原因は二つあると思う」
「一つはお金がないからだね」「育児にお金かかるもんね」
「もう一つは個人主義が広まってるからだね」「一人のほうが結婚してるより楽しいって人もいるもんね」
「今少子化が問題だよね」「だから世間体的に結婚しなくちゃいけないような気もするね」
「でも僕は世界中を一人旅するから結婚しないよ」「まあ旅先で恋したらそこに定住するかもだけど」
「それが僕のライフスタイルだし、いいよね」
って感じ。

改善策やら外国のケースを上げられたらよかったけど、割愛したよ!
そんなにたくさんの情報量を入れたら話せませんからね!
というより、これだけの英文で、
しかもアウトラインつきでも頭真っ白になっちまったよ!


しばらく原稿に追われる日々が続きます。

五月中:鬼子短編執筆。
六月中:文藝サークル~綴~(http://tudurin.web.fc2.com/)用の短編執筆。

五月中には解放されるかなと思ったけど、
おそらく六月末まで執筆以外の活動ができないような気がするぜ!
昔は一ヶ月に連載四話分(≒四万文字)くらい書けたのに、
最近は一ヶ月に一万文字の短編一本が限度になりつつある。

まあ、あと一ヶ月半は忙しいわけですが、きっとうちなんかよりずっと忙しい人はたくさんいるんだろうなあ。
ほんとうに、そういう方はスゴイと思います。
そんなことを思いつつ、色々計画的に頑張っていきたいですね。

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