This is a notebook and guide for learners of English as a second or overseas language, all over the earth. Most of the writings here are in Basic English, first designed by C. K. Ogden, using 850 necessary words and a number of international words only.


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Miles Davis
Miles: The AutobiographyJazz was started by French-African Americans in New Orleans, and it was put to the frontline of music business by a white American named Benny Goodman.

When those early players became old, jazz was made into a serious art form by African-Americans in the north. The best of those serious men of music was Charlie Parker. When Parker made a start of his group, he [made] a young trumpet player take care of the group. The young man was Miles Davis.
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Guitar: Writing about Music, in Basic
It's a Spanish instrument of music, with six-cords. (Sometimes there is a special guitar with eight or ten cords, but generally a guitar has six cords.) Though "guitar" was not listed by Ogden as a Basic word nor an international word, it's now frequently used in music business.

Is it possible to make use of "guitar" as an international word? I went over the Internet, and got the words for "guitar" in 13 different languages.
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Christmas: The Singers Unlimited
コメント:A selection of beautiful Christmas songs.

Every December,
we have Christmas songs
played in the stores and
on the streets,
till we get tired of them.
But this CD is different.

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