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Lesson 045 I like rainy scenery, too
David: It’s pouring outside.
Yoko: Well, it is the rainy season.
David: I like rainy scenery, too. I just don’t want to get my camera wet.
Yoko: I understand. Machines and water don’t mix.
David: I want to take pictures without getting wet. Is there a good place nearby?
Yoko: Let’s see…how about an ajisai temple?
David: Ajisai temple?
Yoko: Ajisai is Japanese for “hydrangea.” There are about 2,000 hydrangeas around our local temple.
David: That’s sounds great!
Yoko: I’m sure you will take some great pictures. I’ll call the temple and tell them you’re on your way.
Lesson 045 Summary
David wants to take pictures without getting wet.
He asks Yoko, “( ) ( ) a good place nearby? “.
Yoko says , “ How about an ajisai temple?”
She will call the temple, and tell them he’s on his way.
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Lesson 046 May I take some pictures?
David: Excuse me?
Priest: Ah, are you David?
David: Yes, I am.
Priest : Yoko said you were coming.
David: Wow! This is beautiful!
Priest: This is the best time of the year to look at hydrangeas.
David: May I take some pictures?
Priest: Of course. You can take pictures from the main hall. This way, please.
David: Thank you.
Priest: I am sorry this is such a boring temple.
David: Not at all! It’s a beautiful temple.
Priest: What would you like to do in this town?
David: I want to take pictures of everyday Japanese life.
Priest: Ah. Everyday pictures for everyday life.
Lesson 046 Summary
David goes to a temple to take pictures of Hydrangeas.
The temple priest asks him, “ ( ) would you ( ) to do in this town?”
David says, “ I want to take pictures of everyday Japanese life.”
Lesson 047 You can see fireflies there at night
Sho: Hi, David.
David: Hi, Sho.
Sho: Do you have any plans for today?
David: I am going to sort through the pictures I took yesterday. What’s up?
Sho: It’s Dad’s day off. Why don’t we all go for a drive?
David: Sounds good! I’d like to see something that you can only see at this time of the year.
Sho: Then, how about Satoyama Ravine? You can see fireflies there at night.
David: Fireflies, huh?
Sho: Yes! They’re beautiful insects. In Japan, we have the Genji firefly and the Heike firefly.
David: We have fireflies in America, too.
Sho: Wow! I didn’t know that.
Lesson 047 Summary
David says to Sho, “ I’d like to see ( ) ( ) you can only see at this time of the year.”
Syo suggests going to the Satoyama Ravine, because there are fireflies there at night.
Lesson 048 Why don’t I take a picture of you and Sho?
Naoki: The fireflies returned to Satoyama Ravine three years ago. The mountain Preservation Society helps preserve it. Here we are.
David: The air is so fresh. I think it’s a good idea to preserve this area.
Sho: Do you think so? There are many places like this in Japan.
Naoki: This is a landscape we want to pass on to the next generation, Sho. Be careful, David. The road is a bit rough.
Sho: Look! Fireflies!
David: It’s hard to take pictures of fireflies at night, but I’ll try my best.
Naoki: David, why don’t I take a picture of you and Sho?
David: Sure, why not?
Sho: Take a good one, Dad!
Lesson 048 Summary
Sho,Naoki, and David are in Satoyama Ravine.
David says, “ I think ( ) a good ( ) to preserve this area.”
They find fireflies, but it’s hard to take pictures of them at night.
Let’s Try Get It Right Review
Let’s try and check CAN-DO and GRAMMAR points.
There is a hamburger shop from the U.S. near the station.
When would you like to go there?
I want to try something that I can only eat there.
I think it’s better to go home.
There is a convenience store at the corner.
Is there a soccer stadium in your town?
I want to eat something that you eat on special occasions.
I’d like to try something that most people don’t try.