Listen to this week’s stories and fill in the blanks.
Lesson 009 How is college?
Sho: Hi, Mari.
Mari: Hi, Sho. It’s unusual for you to call me.
Sho: Yeah, I know. Are you having a party?
Mari: Year. It’s a party for new students at the college.
Sho: How is college?
Mari: Sorry? Can you say that again? It’s too loud in here.
Sho: How is college?
Mari: It’s great! Art school is a lot of fun! Everyone has so much personality.
Sho: That’s great! Um…so, I have a question. Are you taking over the ryokan?
Mari: What? I can’t hear you, Sho.
Lesson 009 Summary
Sho calls his sister Mari.
She is in the middle of a party at her college.
Sho tries to talk to her, but she says, “I ( )( ) you, Sho.”
Lesson 010 Are you taking over the ryokan?
Mari: Is something wrong, Sho?
Sho: Well… where should I go for high school?
Mari: I thought you wanted to go somewhere nearby.
Sho: Listen, Mari…are you taking over the ryokan?
Mari: Of course not! I will become a picture book writer, and make children happy!
Sho: Then who is going to do it?
Mari: Well, what do you want to do, Sho?
Sho: I don’t know yet.
Mari: Great! Then you can take over the ryokan. I mean, you are a grandma’s boy, so it’s perfect.
Perty Guest: Mari! You’re missing the party!
Mari: I have to go, Sho! Talk to you soon!
Lesson 010 Summary
Sho asks Mari, “Are you taking over the ryokan?”
She is not interested.
She ( ) to ( ) a picture book writer.
She thinks Sho should take over the ryokan.
Lesson 011 The sakura are floating in the dark!
Sho: Here you go, Dad! I brought you dinner. There’s enough for everyone.
Naoki: Thank you, Sho!
Sho: Um, Dad. I wanted to ask you…
Naoki: Dinnertime, everyone! Sho, we just set up some lights in Sakurayama Park. We are going to test them now. Do you want to watch?
Sho: Really? I’d love to!
Naoki: Ok, everyone! Count down from 3. Ready?
Worker’s: 3,2,1. Lights up!
Sho: Wow! I think this is great! The sakura are floating in the dark! It’s like a dream!
Lesson 011 Summary
Sho brought some dinner to his father and his friends.
They set up some lights in Sakurayama Park.
The sakura are floating in the dark.
He thinks it’s ( ) a ( ).
Lesson 012 You have plenty of time
Naoki: Sho! You’re still awake.
Sho: Dad, I need to ask you something.
Naoki: What is it?
Sho: If no one can take over the ryokan, what’s going to happen to it?
Naoki: Did somebody tell you that?
Sho: My friends are all thinking about high school. What should I do?
Naoki: I think you should not worry so much.
Sho: Do you really think so?
Naoki: Of course! You have plenty of time to think about high school.
Sho: But…this is my last year of junior high school.
Lesson 012 Summary
Sho is worried about the ryokan, and about high school.
Sho is in his last year of junior high school, but Sho’s father tells him, “You ( )( ) worry so much.”
Lesson 009: can’t hear Lesson 010: wants , become Lesson 011: like, dream Lesson 012: shoul not
Let’s Try Get It Right Review
Let’s try and check CAN-DO and GRAMMAR points.
Sorry? Can you speak in a louder voice?
Your performance will make people happy.
I think this is like a dream!
You should believe in yourself.
Your smile makes me happy.
The news will make everyone happy.
Where should I go first?
I think you should work hard.