Listen to this week’s stories and fill in the blanks.
Lesson 061 Don’t be so dramatic
Sho: Safe travels, Miki. Don’t forget about me.
Miki: Sho…I’m only leaving for five days. Don’t be so dramatic.
Mimiko: You are popular with the boys, Miki.
Yota: I’m amazed that you can study all days long.
Miki: And I’m amezed that you can practice soccer for hours. By the way, sorry about the prefectural tournament.
Yota: Don’t be. 2nd place is still a great result. Plus, some scouts may want to talk to me!
Mimiko: That’s incredible!
Yota: It will be tough, though. I am the most dedicated soccer player at my school, but there are many more like me in Japan.
Miki: Think of it as your entrance exam. Good luck, Yota!
Yota: You too, Miki!
Lesson 061 Summary
Yota tells Miki, Mimiko, and Sho some soccer scouts may want to talk to him.
He knows it will be tough because there are many more like him in Japan.
Miki tells him, “ Think of it as your entrance exam.”.
Lesson 062 Where’s the barbecue?
Staff Member: On behalf of the Mountain Preservation Society, I would like to thank you all for attending the underbrush clearing today.
Sho: Um…David? Where’s the barbecue?
David: After we finish our work, Sho.
Staff Member: First, staff members with sickles will cut away the weeds. Next, everyone else will join in. Is everyone ready?
David: Sho, because the forest has recovered, the fireflies have returned to Satoyama Ravine. If the forest recovers, everything around it recovers, too.
Staff Member: Please work at your own pace. Once we are done, we are going to have a barbecue. OK, let’s get started.
Sho: Well, I may not get muddy today, but I will get sweaty.
Lesson 062 Summary
Sho and David are helping to clear the underbrush at Satoyama Ravine.
David says to Sho, “ If the forest recovers, everything around it recovers, too.”
A staff member tells everyone to work at their own pace.
Lesson 063 Go easy on me, will you?!
Yoko: Move your arms more. Raise your things. Keep your rtythm!
Mimiko: Go easy on me, will you?!
Yoko: If you want to run in the fall marathon, you’ll have to train hard for it.
Mimiko: Argh. I know.
Yoko: Look, the mayor has brought someone to Sakurayama.
Yoko: What? Do you know him?
Mimiko: Aoki Ryuji. He’s the president of a famous recreational development company. People call him “Blue Dragon.”
Yoko: That’s the cute name.
Mimiko: Um…the blue comes from the blue fire that he breathes on his competition.
Yoko: He looks nice, though.
Mimiko: I wonder what he is doing here. I have a bad feeling about this.
Lesson 063 Summary
Yoko is training Mimiko for the fall marathon.
They see the mayor.
He is walking with someone.
It’s Aoki Ryuji, a business owner.
Mimiko says, “ I wonder what he is doing here?”.
Lesson 064 Everyone at the ryokan is really nice
Mr. Takamine: Come in, Mr. Callahan.
David: Thank you for inviting me, Mr. Takamine.
Mr. Takamine: And thank you for coming. I always look forward to receiving your pictures by e-mail.
David: Thank you.
Mr. Takamine: I especially enjoy your pictures of Satoyama.
David: I’m happy to hear that.
Mr. Takamine: I have an offer for you, David. I would like you to be the photographer for a travel guide we are publishing for foreign visitors. What do you think?
David: Sounds great!
Mr. Takamine: Come in, Ms. Sato.
Yumi: Good to see you again, David. Thank you for the photo of you and Sho.
David: No problem, Yumi. Everyone at the ryokan is really nice.
Lesson 064 Summary
Mr.Takamine has invited David to a meeting.
He says, ” I especially enjoy your pictures of satoyama.”
Mr. Takamine has an offer for David.
Yumi joins them.
She thanks David for the picture of him and Sho.
Let’s Try Get It Right Review
Let’s try and check CAN-DO and GRAMMAR points.
There are more dedicated women in the world.
Once you finish working out, you’re going to run and swim.
I wonder what he wants me to be.
I’m looking forward to seeing your fight.
I’m looking forward to seeing you again.
I really enjoy your music.
I wonder what I can do for her now.
I wonder how long this heat will last.