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Glimpses of Tokyo.
ERNEST RUSE AND TORATARO HANAWA,
THIRD AND ENLARGED EDITION.
Many conversation books have been published for the use of Japanese students of English, some good, some bad, and some indifferent. But, as far as we know, there has not yet been issued a book of real conversations, actually tested in the classroom, on current interesting events, in real conversational English. To supply the want of such a book, the two authors have compiled this little volume.
Every conversation has actually taken place, not merely in one school, but in four of the most important schools in Tokyo, and just those questions and answers which the teacher-authors found most valuable in class-teaching have been incorporated herein.
For the photographs we are indebted to esteemed friend Mr. Nagamatsu, who has spared neither time nor expense to make this booklet artistic as well as practical.
We shall be very glad to receive friendly criticisms and suggestions for improvement from our fellow teachers of English, and sincerely hope that both in class-room and study this little book will be found a useful and pleasant assistant in the acquirement of practical, conversational English.
The Nursery Rhymes should be committed to memory by the pupils, one verse at each lesson, and each verse should be the subject of a short conversation. By memorizing such simple rhymes the student will store his memory with a stock of simple everyday words and sentences in the same natural way that an English child does.
Tokyo, Jan. 1906.
PREFACE TO THIRD EDITION.
The Compilers with to express their gratitude to the Reverend Scott Jeffreys of Tokio, and Professor Bell of Nagoya, for their helpful criticism, advice, and encouragement.
The “Student Songs ” have been added to this edition by request of the Preparatory Course students of the T. H. C. S.
April 1, 1907.