2014年12月22日月曜日

マララさんのノーベル平和賞受賞スピーチ(Dec. 2014 in Oslo)

ノーベル賞の授賞式は、Alfred Nobel(ノーベル)の命日の12月10日に

平和賞はノルウェーの首都オスロで、

その他の賞はスウェーデンの首都ストックホルムで行われます。



2014年は、青色LEDの発明に貢献した日本人3名が物理学賞を受賞しましたね。


平和賞は、インドのKailash Satyarthi (カイラシュ・サティヤルティ)さんと

パキスタンのMalala Yousafzai(マララ・ユスフザイ)さんが受賞。


英会話クラスではマララさんの受賞スピーチの一節を音読しました。


Quotes from Malala's Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech



“This award is not just for me. It is for those forgotten children who want education. It is for those frightened children who want peace. It is for those voiceless children who want change.”


“I am here to stand up for their rights, raise their voice... it is not time to pity them. It is time to take action so it becomes the last time that we see a child deprived of education.”


“Education is one of the blessings of life -- and one of its necessities.”


“I always loved school and learning new things. I remember when my friends and I would decorate our hands with henna for special occasions. Instead of drawing flowers and patterns we would paint our hands with mathematical formulas and equations.”


“My great hope is that this will be the last time we must fight for the education of our children. We want everyone to unite to support us in our campaign so that we can solve this once and for all.”


frighten = ~を怖がらせる
pity = ~をかわいそうに思う、~に同情する
deprived of = ~を奪われている
blessing = 恩恵、恵み
henna = ヘナ(染料)
mathematical formulas and equations = 数式や方程式
once and for all = これを最後に





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BBC KIDS:
Malala Yousafzai Delivered A Powerful Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech
http://www.bsckids.com/2014/12/malala-yousafzai-delivered-a-powerful-nobel-peace-prize-acceptance-speech/