Listen to this week’s stories and fill in the blanks.
Lesson 001 You’re the town’s senior marathon champion!
Yoko: Sho, it’s 5 a.m. Time to get up!
Sho: I’m up, I’m up. Please don’t shout, Grandma.
Yoko: Are you going to run today?
Sho: Yes, I will.
Yoko: Great! I’ll race you to Sakurayama Park!
Sho: No way! I know you’ll win.
Yoko: What are you talking about? I’ m 70, and you’re only 14.
Sho: Yeah, but you run every morning, and you’re the town’s senior marathon champion!
Yoko: So what? We can still run together!
Lesson 001 Summary
Sho’s grandmother Yoko is very active.
She ( ) every morning.
She wants to run together with Sho to sakurayama Park.
He doesn’t want to run with her because he knows she will win.
Lesson 002 I just want to run at my own pace
Sho: Good morning, Dad.
Naoki: Good morning, Sho. Grandma ran past here 5 minutes.
Sho: I know. She always wants to race me. I just want to run at my own pace.
Naoki: I see.
Sho: How are the cherry blossoms? Do you think they’ll be in bloom by the sakura festival?Naoki: Of course they will. Your wadaiko group are going to play again this year, right? Are you ready?
Sho: Yes. I started training even harder this year, so I can play much better than last year.
Lesson 002 Summary
Sho asks his father Naoki about the sakura festival.
Sho will play the wadaiko with his group there.
He is training ever ( ) this year, so he can play better than last year.
Lesson 003 I want to run faster
Sho: Good morning, Yota.
Yota: Good morning, Sho.
Sho: Yota, I want to run faster. Can you give me some advice?
Yota: I’m afraid not.
Sho: Why? You play soccer.
Yota: Exactly. In soccer, we learn how to run different speeds at different times. Soccer is all about timing, but racing is all about speed. They’re completely different.
Sho: Yeah, I guess.
Yota: Why don’t you ask your grandmother? I bet she can give you great advice. I mean, she is the senior marathon champion.
Sho: No, it’s all right. I’ll go on ahead. See you later.
Lesson 003 Summary
Sho wants to run faster, so he says to his friend Yota, “( )you give me some advice?”
Yota plays soccer and he thinks soccer and racing are completely different.
He says, “ ( ) don’t you ask your grandmother?”
Lesson 004 We have one reservation!
Sho: I’m home.
Yoko: Good news, Sho! I ran my fastest time today! What about you?
Sho: I finished in my usual time.
Yoko: What? Why?
Sho: Because I wasn’t racing anyone.
Yoko: How boring! Anyway, I need to ask you something. Can you check if we received any reservations by e-mail?
Sho: Sure, that’s easy. We have one reservation! His name is David Callahan. He is coming from Chicago, an American city.
Yoko: Wow! A guest from America?!
Sho: He wants to stay from the day before the sakura festival. Welcome to Hanasato Ryokan!
Lesson 004 Summary
Yoko wants to check ( ) they have any reservations.
Sho says that an American is coming to stay at Hanasato Ryokan.
He is from Chicago. They are so excited.
Lesson 001: runs Lesson 002: harder Lesson 003: Can, Why Lesson 004: if
Let’s Try Get It Right Review
Let’s try and check CAN-DO and GRAMMAR points.
My grandfather is 80, but he swims every day.
My grandfather can swim much faster than Pochi.
Can you give me some advice?
Can you check if I am good swimmer?
I get up at six every morning.
I can run faster than my older brother.
Can you help me?
Can you check if he is absent?