Listen to this week’s stories and fill in the blanks.
Lesson 025 What is this poster?
David: Hello, Naoki.
Naoki: Hi, David. Did you tak pictures?
David: I sure did. Naoki, what is this poster?
Naoki: It’s poster for a rice planting tour. We at the town hall have promoted it every year for the past 10 years.
David: You don’t use any machines, I see.
Naoki: That’s correct. It’s all done by hand. It’s a popular tour. People come from Tokyo by bus to participate.
David: May I participate?
Naoki: Anyone can. It’s muddy, so please pick the right clothes.
David: Can I take the pictures?
Naoki: Let me ask the participants.
David: Thank you so much. I’m looking forward do it!
Lesson 025 Summary
Naoki tells David about the rice planting tour.
The town hall ( ) promoted it every year ( ) 10 years.
David asks, “May I participate?” and “Can I take pictures?”
Lesson 026 “Experience is the best teacher.”
Sho: Hello, David. Grandma will be home soon.
David: Thanks, Sho! How was your trip?
Sho: It was fun.
David: I have an idea. Why don’t we go on the rice planting tour together this weekend?
Sho: I’m sorry. I haven’t written an essay on my trip yet, so I have to work on that. Also, rice planting in not cool.
David: Not cool?
Sho: My clothes and hair will get dirty. Also, it looks painful.
David: Have you ever tried rice planting?
Sho: We are not a farm, so no, I never have.
David: Then how do you know it’s not cool? Remember, “Experience is the best teacher.”
Sho: Uhm…yeah, but…
David: Don’t worry. You’ll love it!
Lesson 026 Summary
David asks Sho, ” ( ) don’t ( ) go on the rice planting tour?”
Sho says, “I’m sorry. I haven’t written an essay on my trip yet.”
David still encourages him to try rice planting.
Lesson 027 How well do you know him?
Yota: Hi, Sho! Is everything OK?
Sho: I’m just not looking forward to this weekend.
Miki: Morning, Sho. My grandmother says an American is staying at your ryokan. How well do you know him?
Sho: He’s photographer, and wants to capture the four seasons of this town. Also, I can’t say “no” to any of his ideas.
Miki: I’d like to talk to him. Can you introduce us?
Sho: How about this Sunday? We are going to on a rice planting tour.
Miki: Great, thanks!
Yota: Are you sure that’s a good idea, Sho? Girls love talented guys.
Sho: Wh…what are you talking about? Besides, David is old.
Lesson 027 Summary
Miki ( ) curious about David, and ( ) to meet him.
Sho will introduce them this Sunday, when they go on a rice planting tour.
Sho says, “I can’t say ‘no’ to any of his ideas.”
解答例: is 、wants
Lesson 028 Now, let’s start planting
David: Look at the reflections of the clouds in the rice fields!
Sho: There are a lot of participants!
Naoki: We are getting more and more people from the cities. Our rice harvesting tours in the fall are popular, too.
Naoki: You’ll see.
Farmer: First, take several rice seedlings. Next, dig them into the mud. Then, repeat. Make sure you open up the same amount of space between each seedling. Now, let’s start planting. Everyone, please line up horizontally.
Sho: Ugh! Mud is disgusting. Whoa, David! You’re barefoot?!
David: Soft earth. Calm water. You have to be barefoot to experience this sensation.
Lesson 028 Summary
David and Sho learn how to plant rice.
( ), take several rice seedlings.
( ), dig them into the mud.
Sho hates getting muddy, but David is enjoying himself.
Let’s Try Get It Right Review
Let’s try and check CAN-DO and GRAMMAR points.
We have been here for one hour.
Why don’t we call a taxi?
My father is a taxi driver.
First, explain. Why am I here?
Spring is the best season of the year.
We’ll hold a garden party during the long holiday.
We have practiced dancing for two months.
Everyone has worked hard for the festival since last year.