monzo cloud

020Poems Every Child Should Know/PoemsEveryChildShouldKnow04-01001WarmingUp/AlphabetClipbyLine030RobinsonCrusoe/RobinsonCrusoe01-03030RobinsonCrusoe/RobinsonCrusoe01-04

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ようこそ monzo cloud へ!

PC ソフト monzo は、語学学習に役立つ機能を数多く備えています。このサイト "monzo cloud" は PC ソフト monzo の機能を使って作成しました。monzo Ver3 以降 をご購入の方は、ご自分専用 monzo cloud を簡単に作成できます。

※ monzo Ver3 ご購入者は容量が 5MB まで無料でご自分専用の monzo cloud を作成できます
※ PC ソフト monzo についての詳細は http://monzo-cube.com へ。

monzo cloud の利用方法を説明します

このページの先頭にあるリスト項目をクリック又はタップ(以下クリタップと略します)するとコンテンツ・ページに移動します。

コンテンツページの:

  1. 最下部の "play" をクリタップすると頭から順に再生します
  2. テキスト上の任意の箇所をクリタップすると、その箇所にあるクリップを再生します
  3. テキストのない余白部分をクリタップすると 再生スタート / 一時停止 します
  4. "cont" をクリタップすると、その時点でフォーカスされているクリップ以降を再生します
  5. "list" をクリタップすると、リストページ(このページ)に戻ります

コンテンツ・ページ上部にある三つのボタン:

  1. "Show ALL" をクリタップするとテキストを表示します
  2. "Hide ALL" をクリタップするとテキストが非表示になります
       (テキストを伏せてリスニングの練習をするのに便利です)
  3. "CLIP" をクリタップすると、その右に "Toggle" が点滅表示し、クリップ選択モードになります。このモードでは、テキストをクリタップすると、その部分のクリップが 表示/非表示  します。
    テキスト以外の場所をクリタップすると "Toggle" が消え、通常の再生モードに戻ります。


    いくつかのクリップを非表示にして聴いたり、全テキスト非表示で聴き取りにくかったクリップを表示して正しく聴き取れたかをチェックできます。
  4. "cont" 横の "Options" をクリタップすると、再生回数(clip and/or 全体の)、再生速度、フォントサイズなどの設定ができます。
    例えば、
    (A) "repeat clip" を "twice" (クリップを二回づつ繰り返し再生)に設定し、play ボタンをクリタップすると、各クリップを頭から二回ずつ繰り返しながら再生します
    (B) "repeat clip" を "twice" に設定し、任意のクリップをクリタップすると、そのクリップを2回再生します
    (C) "repeat clip" を"endless" に設定し、任意のクリップをクリタップすると、そのクリップをエンドレスに再生します
    (D) "repeat clip" を "twice" に、"repeat whole" を "endless" に設定すると、BGMのように聞き流すのに向いているかもしれません
    (E) 再生速度の調整 (50%-150%) ができます  ※お使いの環境によっては速度調整ができない場合があります

PCソフト monzo で作成したご自分専用の教材を、monzo cloud でパソコン、スマートフォン、タブレットなどでご利用いただけます。インターネットに接続できる環境であれば、自宅は勿論、各種教室、職場、出先等々でも monzo 流の学習ができます。

monzoについての詳しい情報はこちら: http://monzo-cube.com
ご質問lお問い合わせ等は info@monzo-cube.com へ。


Welcome to
monzo cloud: for language teachers/learners

How to use this "monzo cloud" site:

(Note: The pages on this site show English lesson materials because the creator of the pages is a learner of English, but you can use "monzo" to create a "monzo cloud" site for the language you are learning or teaching)

Click either one of the lesson materials listed above.
On the page that opens:
Click "Options" at the bottom of the page. Set "repeat clip" to "ON", and the value at "Twice", and close the small window by clicking "x" at the top right corner. Now, click the "play" button at the bottom of the page, and listen and read along.
To stop playing, click any blank spot on the page.
If you set the number of repetition to "3 times", "4 times", ,, or "endless", instead of "Twice" as above, then each clip will be repeated 3 times, 4 times, ,, or endlessly. Conversely, if you set "repeat clip" to "off", each clip will be played once.
Next, click any segment(=clip) of the text, and see what happens. Yes, the clicked clip plays as many times as you"ve set monzo cloud to. You can click clips sequentially from the beginning or any clips randomly.
Click the "cont" button at the bottom of the page, and monzo cloud will play the clip that is then in focus and onwards.
Now, is the "Show ALL" button at the top of the page highlighted? Click the "Hide ALL" button, and see what happens! The entire text is hidden, showing blank rectangular boxes. Click any of the rectangular blank boxes, and the clip, although hidden, will play.
Click the "Show ALL" button and then CLIP button. The "Toggle" button will show up and start blinking. While the toggle button is blinking, click any segment(=clip) of the text and see what happens! The clicked clip gets hidden. Click on another clip while the toggle button is still blinking, that clip gets hidden too. You can hide as many clips as you like while the toggle button is blinking. Click any of the hidden clips while the toggle button is blinking, and the hidden text will re-appear.
Click CLIP button once again or any blank spot, the Toggle button will cease blinking and disappear and you are back to playback mode.
If you click the "Show ALL" button, all the hidden clips will be shown at once.

Similarly, if you click the "Hide ALL" button and then the CLIP button, the Toggle button will appear blinking. While it is blinking, you can click any of the blank boxes to show or hide the clips.
Click "list" button at the bottom of the page to return to the list page(this page).

Since monzo cloud site is a website, created with monzo, it can be opened with your browser on your pc, smartphone or tablet, enabling you to use the site at home, classroom, work place, on the go, or any place for that matter, as long as you have internet connection.

Hope you"ll enjoy learning/teaching your target language on your monzo cloud site.

For more info about monzo and monzo cloud, please go to:
https://sites.google.com/site/go2monzo/
(See "What monzo can do #9--Upload your content to monzo cloud" for step by step instructions for creating your personal monzo cloud site.)
or, please address your inquiry to:
info@monzo-cube.com


 
13
 HOW THE LEAVES CAME DOWN.
 
 
   "I'll tell you how the leaves came down,"
      The great Tree to his children said:
   "You're getting sleepy, Yellow and Brown,
      Yes, very sleepy, little Red.
      It is quite time to go to bed."
 
   "Ah!" begged each silly, pouting leaf,
     "Let us a little longer stay;
    Dear Father Tree, behold our grief!
     'Tis such a very pleasant day,
      We do not want to go away."
 
    So, for just one more merry day
      To the great Tree the leaflets clung,
    Frolicked and danced, and had their way,
      Upon the autumn breezes swung,
      Whispering all their sports among--
 
   "Perhaps the great Tree will forget,
      And let us stay until the spring,

    If we all beg, and coax, and fret."
      But the great Tree did no such thing;
      He smiled to hear their whispering.
 
   "Come, children, all to bed," he cried;
      And ere the leaves could urge their prayer,
    He shook his head, and far and wide,
      Fluttering and rustling everywhere,
      Down sped the leaflets through the air.
 
    I saw them; on the ground they lay,
      Golden and red, a huddled swarm,
    Waiting till one from far away,
      White bedclothes heaped upon her arm,
      Should come to wrap them safe and warm.
 
    The great bare Tree looked down and smiled.
     "Good-night, dear little leaves," he said.
    And from below each sleepy child
      Replied,
"Good-night," and murmured,
     "It is _so_ nice to go to bed!"

 
                                SUSAN COOLIDGE.



A is for Ass, for Ape, and for Ark,
  As well as for Ant and for Ann;
B is for Boy, for Bat, and for Bark,
  For Bag, and for Bed, and for Bran.
 
C is for Cow, for Calf, and for Cart,
  For Cot, and for Cat, and for Cake;
D is for Dog, for Dame, and for Dart,
  And also for Duck and for Drake.
 
E is for Eye, for Ear and for East,
  For Elk, and for Eel, and for End;
F is for Fire, for Fan, and for Feast,
  For Fox, and for Frank, and for Friend.
  
G is for Girl, for Grate, and for Gull;
  For Go, and for Gun, and for Gate,
H is for Hen, for Hop, and for Hull,
  For Hat, and for Hut, and for Hate.
 
I is for Ink, for Idler, for Inn,
  For Ibex, for Ice, and for 1ll;
J is for Jug, for John, and for Jim,
  For Jig, and for Jack, and for Jill.
 
K is for Kite, for Kid, and for Key,
  For Kiss, and for Keg, and for Keep;
L is for Lamb, for Lad, and for Lee,
  For Lip, and for Leg, and for Leap.
 
M is for Mask, for Mary, and Mail,
  For Man, and for Map, and for Moon;
N is for Nose, for Net, and for Nail,
  For Nut, and for Nest, and for Noon.
 
O is for Old, for Owl, and for Out,
  For Ox, and for Oar, and for Oak;
P is for Play, for Pin, and for Pout,
  And also for Pen, Pig, and Pork.
 
Q is for Quiet, for Quiver, and Quill,
  For Quick, and for Queen, and for Quack;
R is for Rabbit, for Rat, and for Rill,
  For Rose, and for Ring, and for Rack.
 
S is for See, for Ship, and for Shop,
  For Sister, for Star and for Sun;
T is for Tree, for Ten, and for Top,
  For Tub, and for Toad, and for Tun.
 
U is for Urchin, for Urus, for Urn,
  For Use, and for Up, and for Us;
V is for Vend, for Visit, and Vein,
  For Vine, and for Vat, and for Vice.
 
W is for Wagon, for Wig, and for Wing,
  For Whale, and for Wine, and for Wrist,
X is for Xerxes, a famous old king,
  But for words not a very long list.
 
Y is for Yoke, for You and for Yell,
  For Youth, and for Year, and for Yeast;
Z is for Zebra, for Zany, and Zeal,
  For Zephyr, for Zone, and for Zest.
 
& is a character often times used,
  In place of the word A-N-D,
And though not a letter 'tis never refused
  A place in the A-B-C.

 
  The twenty-six letters have now all been named,
  And I hope you will learn them at once;
  Indeed, if you don't you will need be ashamed
  To be known for a very great dunce.



 
But I had worse luck this time than the last, for when we were far out at sea, some Turks in a small ship came on our track in full chase. We set as much sail as our yards would bear, so as to get clear from them. But in spite of this, we saw our foes gain on us, and we felt sure that they would come up with our ship in a few hours' time.
 
At last they caught us, but we brought our guns to bear on them, which made them shear off for a time, yet they kept up a fire at us as long as they were in range. The next time the Turks came up, some of their men got on board our ship, and set to work to cut the sails, and do us all kinds of harm. So, as ten of our men lay dead, and most of the rest had wounds, we gave in.
 
The chief of the Turks took me as his prize to a port which was held by the Moors. He did not use me so ill as at first I thought he would have done, but he set me to work with the rest of his slaves. This was a change in my life which I did not think had been in store for me. How my heart sank with grief at the thought of those whom I had left at home, nay, to whom I had not had the grace so much as to say "Good bye" when I went to sea, nor to give a hint of what I meant to do!
 
Yet all that I went through at this time was but a taste of the toils and cares which it has since been my lot to bear.
 
I thought at first that the Turk might take me with him when next he went to sea, and so I should find some way to get free; but the hope did not last long, for at such times he left me on shore to see to his crops. This kind of life I led for two years, and as the Turk knew and saw more of me, he made me more and more free. He went out in his boat once or twice a week to catch a kind of flat fish, and now and then he took me and a boy with him, for we were quick at this kind of sport, and he grew quite fond of me.
 
One day the Turk sent me in the boat to catch some fish, with no one else but a man and a boy. While we were out so thick a fog came on that though we were out not half a mile from the shore, we quite lost sight of it for twelve hours; and when the sun rose the next day, our boat was at least ten miles out at sea. The wind blew fresh, and we were all much in want of food, but at last, with the help of our oars and sail, we got back safe to land.
 
When the Turk heard how we had lost our way, he said that the next time he went out, he would take a boat that would hold all we could want if we were kept out at sea. So he had quite a state room built in the long boat of his ship, as well as a room for us slaves. One day he sent me to trim the boat, as he had two friends who would go in it to fish with him. But when the time came they did not go, so he sent me with the man and the boy--whose name was Xury--to catch some fish for the guests that were to sup with him.
 
Now the thought struck me all at once that this would be a good chance to set off with the boat, and get free. So in the first place, I took all the food that I could lay my hands on, and I told the man that it would be too bold of us to eat of the bread that had been put in the boat for the Turk. He said he thought so too, and he brought down a small sack of rice and some rusks.



 
While the man was on shore I put up some wine, a large lump of wax, a saw, an axe, a spade, some rope, and all sorts of things that might be of use to us. I knew where the Turk's case of wine was, and I put that in the boat while the man was on shore. By one more trick I got all that I had need of. I said to the boy, "the Turk's guns are in the boat, but there is no shot. Do you think you could get some? You know where it is kept, and we may want to shoot a fowl or two." So he brought a case and a pouch which held all that we could want for the guns. These I put in the boat, and then set sail out of the port to fish.
 
The wind blew, from the North, or North West, which was a bad wind for me; for had it been South I could have made for the coast of Spain. But, blow which way it might, my mind was made up to get off, and to leave the rest to fate. I then let down my lines to fish, but I took care to have bad sport; and when the fish bit, I would not pull them up, for the Moor was not to see them. I said to him, "This will not do, we shall catch no fish here, we ought to sail on a bit." Well, the Moor thought there was no harm in this. He set the sails, and, as the helm was in my hands, I ran the boat out a mile or more, and then brought her to, as if I meant to fish.
 
Now, thought I, the time has come for me to get free! I gave the helm to the boy, and then took the Moor round the waist, and threw him out of the boat.
 
Down he went! but soon rose up, for he swam like a duck. He said he would go all round the world with me, if I would but take him in.
 
I had some fear lest he should climb up the boat's side, and force his way back; so I brought my gun to point at him, and said, "You can swim to land with ease if you choose, make haste then to get there; but if you come near the boat you shall have a shot through the head, for I mean to be a free man from this hour."
 
He then swam for the shore, and no doubt got safe there, as the sea was so calm.
 
At first I thought I would take the Moor with me, and let Xury swim to land; but the Moor was not a man that I could trust. When he was gone I said to Xury, "If you will swear to be true to me, you shall be a great man in time; if not, I must throw you out of the boat too."
 
The poor boy gave me such a sweet smile as he swore to be true to me, that I could not find it in my heart to doubt him.
 
While the man was still in view (for he was on his way to the land), we stood out to sea with the boat, so that he and those that saw us from the shore might think we had gone to the straits' mouth, for no one went to the South coast, as a tribe of men dwelt there who were known to kill and eat their foes.
 
We then bent our course to the East, so as to keep in with the shore; and as we had a fair wind and a smooth sea, by the next day at noon, we were not less than 150 miles out of the reach of the Turk.



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