Listen to this week’s stories and fill in the blanks.
Lesson 057 Is he moving to the Oasam Hotel?
Yoko: Sho, can you help David move this weekend?
Sho: What? Is he moving to the Oasam Hotel?
Yoko: No. He is moving to the annex of the ryokan. I hope that he stays longer as a result.
Sho: Phew. I’m glad you’re not losing a customer.
Yoko: Of corse not. Anyway, your father is busy, so I need you to help David.
Sho: OK, but we’re using the annex as a strage area now. It’s a lot to clean up.
Yoko: I’ll charge him very little. Also, his tanabata pictures were very popular, so I will continue hiring him for photography projects.
Sho: A win-win situation! Great thinking, Grandma!
Lesson 057 Summary
David is moving to the annex of Hanasato Ryokan.
Yoko hopes he will stay longer as a result.
Sho has to help him move, because his father is busy.
Sho is worried that it’s a lot to clean up.
Lesson 058 Did something happen?
David: Yes, Sho?
Sho: Have you ever visited a country you didn’t like?
David: No. I like every country I’ve been to.
Sho: So nothing bad ever happened to you?
David: Of course bad things have happened. But you must take the good with the bad. Why do you ask?
Sho: I said I want to become an international citizen, but I’m not good at getting close to people.
David: Did something happen?
Sho: Yes…when I was little.
David: Well…experience makes the person. I hope your experiences make you stronger, Sho.
Sho: Thanks, David! Me, too.
Lesson 058 Summary
Sho asks David, “Have you ever visited a country you didn’t like?”
David says, “I like every country I’ve ever been to.”
Sho asks, ”So nothing bad ever happened to you?”
David says bad things have happened, but one must take the good with the bad.
Lesson 059 Just doing my job
Yoko: Wow! It’s so clean. God job, Sho!
Sho: No problem, Grandma!
Yoko: David, tell me about this map. What are all the numbers for?
David: They are dates and times that show when I took photographs at each location. For example, this is Sakurayama Park, which is located in the center of the town. And this is Hanasato Ryokan.
Sho: Wow! You’ve been all around this town.
David: Just doing my job. By the way, are you free this Sunday, Sho? There’s an event I want to take you to.
Sho: Oh, boy…
David: Don’t worry, it’s a barbecue.
Sho: Barbecue? I’m in!
Lesson 059 Summary
Yoko asks David about the numbers on his map.
They are dates and times that show when he took photographs at each location.
David says, ” For example, this is Sakurayama Park, which is located in the center of the town. “
Lesson 060 I can help out after Obon
Mari: Hey, Sho! Can you talk?
Sho: Sure. What’s up?
Mari: How’s Grandma doing?
Sho: The same. Why?
Mari: She asked me to come home and help at the ryokan, but I already got a summer job.
Sho: So, tell her.
Mari: I can’t, so I’m calling you.
Sho: I know how you feel, Mari. But you have to be honest with her.
Mari: Yeah, you’re right.
Sho: Can you come back for Obon?
Mari: Of course. I can help out after Obon.
Sho: Great! Listen. Tell Grandma you need to work to pay for rent and food. She’ll understand.
Mari: Wow, you’ve certainly grown up, Sho! I’ll do that. Thanks!
Sho: Good luck!
Lesson 060 Summary
Mari can’t tell Yoko that she has to continue working her part-time job during the summer.
Sho says to Mari, “I know how you feel, Mari. But you have to be honest with her.”.
Mari is surprised at how much Sho has grown up.
Let’s Try Get It Right Review
Let’s try and check CAN-DO and GRAMMAR points.
We hope you will visit us again.
I like everyone I have met here.
Don’t forget the Yamadas, who are your family in Japan.
I know how much you care about me, but….
I like every love song I have listened to.
I like many of the books I have read.
I visited Kanazawa, which is famous for its beautiful townscape.
Do you remember Ms. Davis, who taught us at junior high school?