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Lesson 069 I had to take my grandma to the hospital
Miki: You’re late, Sho!
Sho: I had to take my grandma to the hospital.
Yota: Whoa! Super Grandma had to go to the hospital?
Sho: She sprained her ankle. Fortunately, it’s nothing serious.
Yota: A sprained ankle is very serious, Sho. Make sure your grandmother takes care of herself.
Sho: OK, Yota.
Yota: I hope she gets better by the Sakurayama Senior Marathon. Everyone wants her to keep winning.
Sho: I know. By the way, Miki, it was a good thing your grandmother was there. Please tell her thanks..
Miki: I will. You know, our grandmothers prentend to hate each other, but I think they’re best friends.
Lesson 069 Summary
Sho tells Yota and Mike that Yoko sprained her ankle, but it’s nothing serious.
Yota says, “A sprained ankle is very serious, Sho.
Make sure your grandmother takes care of herself.”
Lesson 070 Wait, Mimiko…thank you
Yoko: Is someone talking about me?
Mimiko: They’re probably saying, “Yoko works too hard.”
Yoko: Oh, be quiet. You can go home now, Mimiko.
Mimiko: I have to stay to make sure you don’t run away.
Yoko: Don’t worry. I promised Naoki. I’ll rest here today.
Mimiko: I beg your pardon? Did you say “rest”? Super Grandma just said “rest”!
Yoko: Oh, will you please leave, you old nag!
Mimiko: Hmph. Look who’s talking!
Yoko: Wait, Mimiko…thank you.
Mimiko: Yoko, everyone has their limits, even you. Remember that.
Lesson 070 Summary
Yoko tells Mimiko she promised Naoki she will stay in the hospital today.
Mimiko says, “I beg your pardon?”
She is surprised that Super Grandma just said “rest”.
Lesson 071 Families help each other in times of trouble
Masae: Hello, Sho.
Sho: Hi, Masae!
Masae: I will help with the cooking until your grandmother is better.
Sho: We really appreciate it. But is it OK?
Masae: Sho, we’re family. Families help each other in times of trouble.
Sho: Thank you.
Masae: By the way, I noticed only a few guests are staying here. That’s not good.
Sho: Is that so? Grandma never said anything.
Masae: Hmm. Also, I received a call from our American guest. He should be back in four days. He told me he had a couple plans he wanted to talk to you about.
Sho: Oh, boy…
Lesson 071 Summary
Masae tells Sho, “Families help each other in times of trouble.”
She tells him, “I received a call from our American guest.
He told me he had a couple plans he wanted to talk to you about.”
Lesson 072 This should make things easier for Grandma
Naoki: Sho, do you have a minute?
Sho: Hei, Dad. Sure.
Naoki: We need to talk about….
Sho: Way ahead of you! Look at this. It’s a list of things we need to do around the house.
Naoki: Hmm…so you will be in charge of laundry and cooking the rice.
Sho: That’s right.
Naoki: I am in charge of hanging the laundry before going to work. We will take turns with cleaning. This should make things easier for Grandma.
Sho: Also, Masae will continue to help us with the cooking.
Naoki: Is that so? We should thank her.
Sho: Yeah. I now understand how hard Grandma works, thanks to this list.
Lesson 072 Summary
Sho shows Naoki a list of things they need to do around the house.
Sho will be in charge of laundry and cooking the rice.
Naoki is in charge of hanging the laundry before going to work.
Let’s Try Get It Right Review
Let’s try and check CAN-DO and GRAMMAR points.
Stay in bed, and don’t move your broken leg.
Pardon? Did you say, “Stay home”?
The doctor told me I had to stay home.
I’m in charge of feeding the animals.
I‘m in charge of walking my dog before breakfast.
We‘re in charge of cleaning the classroom after school.
John told me he was looking forward to your reply.
Mika told me she really enjoyed her life in Singapore.