Friday, December 11, 2009

Toyo Gakuen University FE2 Reading Unit 11: Seeds of Change

Today we are going to read about three plants that have changed the world: tobacco, cotton and sugar cane. Look at the pictures below. Which picture is tobacco? Which picture is cotton? Which picture is sugar cane?


Tobacco, cotton, and sugar cane were grown on slave plantations. Let's watch a video about slave plantations. A student in Singapore made the video. Enjoy!

What do you think? Post a comment. Which plant changed the world the most? Which plant was the most beneficial (都合が良い)? Which plant was the most harmful (有害な)? Which plant is most important in your life? Do your wear cotton clothes? Do you smoke? Do you eat a lot of sweets? Post your answers below.


  1. keisuke Nakanishi12:03 pm

    ・I think tabaccoplant changed the world the most.because tabacco bacome cancer.
    ・Cotton plant was the most beneficial.
    ・Tabacco plant was the most harmful.
    ・Sugar plant is most important in my life.
    ・I wear cotton clothes.
    ・I don't smoke.
    ・Yes,I eat chocolate.

  2. Manato2:48 pm

    I think Tabacco is the most taxic .
    Weak body should not smoke tobacco.
    Cotton is the most beneficial.
    Cotton is the most important in my life.
    I wear Cotton clothes. I can not smoke Tabacco.
    I like a lot of sweets.
    Sugar changed the world.

  3. I think tobocco is the plant what the most changed the world.
    The most beneficial plant is suger, I think.
    And, most important plant in my life is suger. Because I realy often use the suger, and I love sweets!
    I think the most harmful plant is tabacco.Because the tobacco become cigarettes.And, cigarettes is one of the drug.So I don't like that.

  4. Cotton. Because it was one of the causes of the American Civil War.
    Tobacco. Because a lot of people smork cigarette today.
    Tobacco. Because it will be cigarette what are invite lung cancer.
    Sugar. Because it's will be able to work my brain
    Something yes, but recently almost mix with anothers.
    No, I don't.
    Yes, I do.

  5. Kozue4:41 pm

    I think Cotton is change the world and beneficial the most.Tobacco is harmful the most.Cotton is most important in my life than others,because the cotton is used for various things such as futon or clothes and is essential in the particularly cold present time.I wear cotton clothes.I sometimes smoking. I am unreasonable like sweets.

  6. hideaki2:19 am

    I think Cotton is the most changed the world. Because many clothes are made from cotton. Sugar is the most beneficical. Becuse sugar grounds can use to make paper and power generation. Tobacco is the most harmful. Because one of the cause of a lung cancer. Cotton. Because I think Ican't live without cotton.
    Yes, I do. No, Idon't. I'm 19. Yes, I'm crazy about crape.

  7. Which plant was the most harmful?
    I think Tabacco.It's become bad health.Example, long cancer.Ather people inhale smoke.Idon't like Tabacco.