¥ Samuel Pepys is the earliest diary-
keeper that is famous today.
for it gives personal insight into London's Great Plague
and the Great Fire. Pepys took diary writing from the
realm of business to the individual. His diary is being
published on the Internet, and it is interesting to
note that there has beena new entry every day since
n January of 2003. It will continue over the course of
several years to come. Reading his diary is fascinating.
and it makes his life all the more real to us.
Today's electronic version of the diary, the web
log, or “blog," has once again stretched the diary to
fopic sentences and supporting sentences of each paragraph
be much more than a personal account of the dav's
events. There are blogs to document recipes, traveling.
movies, independent news, product announcements,
allowance." It refers to a book for fragmentary writings by date and is
photos, and anything else that needs to be recorded
over time. Search engines like Technorati.com have
会 the six volumes of Samuel Pepys
35 been created to keep track of the more than 112 million blogs that are
$ diary is a good form of self-study.
日(In America, from the 1940s through the 1980s! a diary was thought of
currently public. In its newest incarnation, the diary has become more popular
mostly as a way to privately express one's deepest thoughts while keeping
notations about the day, In those times, pnd even continuing on today, writin。
in a diary was like writing to a special friend. Many times, movies would show
9 teenage girl beginning to write in her diary while she said aloud, "Dear diary
Decide if each statement is true [T] or false [F]. If it is false, write
the sentence correctly.
What followed was a synopsis of the day, usually filled with emotion.
Those private reflections may have historical significance long after the
1.The word “diary" means a collection of stories written every
author's death. A diary kept by a young German Jewish girl by the name of Anne
2. Diary writing in movies illustrates how similar it is to writing
to a special friend.
Frank provides us with invaluable lessons about history, for she documented
Anne kept a record of her private events and thoughts in her
diary after she moved to Germany.
15 her experiences while she hid from the Nazis during their occupation of the
Netherlands in World War II. Her diary became one of the world's most widely
4.Pepys was one of the first diary writers to include his own
personal observations of historical events.
read books and is the basis for many films.
Samuel Pepys, who lived during the 17th century, is the earliest diary-keeper
that is famous today. His diary is also an important documentation of history,
5.[、]Today's diaries on the web are changing their characteristic
of being secretive.