Note: When I left Japan, I brought three of my school’s English textbooks with me. This will be the last time I analyze a specific chapter/activity/page from them. For the first four installments of this running segment and some basic information on the New Crown English Textbook Series, please refer to my earlier posts.
Pt. 5: Ken Colonizes England
Chapter Title: “A letter from the UK”
From: New Crown Series, Volume 1, pgs. 88-89.
Chapter’s Theme: This chapter consists of a single “hand-written” missive. It was mailed to Ken by an English-girl-we’ve-never-met-before named Mary. Apparently they are pen-pals. I thought pen-pals were extinct. Whatever. Mary and Ken write letters to each other. In this letter Mary answers Ken’s inquiries about life in England.
Graphics: An animated depiction of Mary composing a letter. A drawing of a rabbit-in-a-coat eating carrots. A photograph of sheep exiting a stone shanty. A photograph of an old mansion. A photograph of a sign championing “Old Harry Rocks” (I’m choosing to leave that alone). An animated depiction of Ken reading a letter and grinning like a devious little ass-face.