Listen to this week’s stories and fill in the blanks.
Lesson 073 Your family is a team, Sho
Yota: So, how’s your grandmother?
Sho: I thought she would take it easy now, but no.
Yota: Well, she is Super Grandma.
Sho: I’ve learned something, though. It’s very hard to run a ryokan.
Yota: So, are you going to take it over?
Sho: Well…what would you do?
Yota: Let’s see… OK, for example, how do you win a soccer game?
Sho: Shoot the ball into the goal.
Yota: Well, yeah. But in the end, it’s teamwork. Your family is a team, Sho. It’s important for you to talk about this with them.
Sho: But…my team is missing an important member.
Lesson 073 Summary
Sho asks Yota what he would do about the ryokan.
Yota tells Sho, “Your family is a team. It’s important for you to talk about this with them.”
Sho answers, “But …my team is missing an important member.”
Lesson 074 I would like to get the team back together
Sho: Five years ago, my mother and grandmother had a big fight.
(Yumi: Tradition is no longer enough, Mom! If you don’t adapt to the times, you won’t survive.)
Sho: With these words, my mom left. I couldn’t sleep for a while afterwards. I was afraid somebody else would be gone when I woke up. My mom sends me birthday cards every year, but I haven’t seen her since she left. I would like to get the team back together. But how?
Miki: What are you doing, Sho? Don’t you have wadaiko practice?
Sho: Oh, you’re right! I have to go.
Miki: Focus, Sho!
Lesson 074 Summary
Sho remembers when his mom left five years ago.
He hasn’t seen her since then.
He wants to get the them back together, but doesn’t know how.
Miki talks to him, and he goes to wadaiko practice.
Lesson 075 We will celebrate our 250th anniversary in 2020
Mayor: Come in.
Mayor: Ah, Mr. Sato. This is Mr. Aoki Ryuji. He is on the regional development board for our town.
Mr. Aoki: I’ve heard a lot about you.
Naoki: Only good things, I hope.
Mayor: He wanted to know which ryokan in this town is the oldest, so I talked about you.
Naoki: We will celebrate our 250th anniversary in 2020.
Mr. Aoki: Incredible! I heard the owner is well known for her running.
Naoki: Yes. She is the senior marathon champion.
Mayor: Mr. Aoki is a runner himself.
Mr. Aoki: My favorite sport is running. In fact, I’ll be taking part in the next Sakurayama Senior Marathon. I’m looking forward to racing your mother.
Lesson 075 Summary
The mayor introduces Aoki Ryuji to Naoki.
He tells him Mr. Aoki is a runner himself.
Aki says, “My favorite sport is running.”
He will take part in the next Sakurayama Senior Marathon.
Lesson 076 I love boys who can cook
Miki: So, you are helping around the house now.
Sho: Yeah. I can now cook simple meals.
Miki: Wow! I love boys who can cook.
Sho: Is that so?
Miki: I’ve only cooked in home economics class.
Sho: Well, your mother and grandmother are both healthy, so you don’t have to cook at home.
Miki: That’s true.I should be grateful.
Sho: Hey, Miki. It’s almost the harvest moon. Why don’t I cook you a packed lunch? We can go and watch the full moon.
Miki: Great idea! Let’s have a full moon potluck party! I’ll let everyone know.
Sho: Uhm…but… OK….
Lesson 076 Summary
Sho asks Miki, “Why don’t I cook you a packed lunch? We can go and watch the full moon.”
Miki decides to have a full moon potluck party.
She’ll let everyone know.
Let’s Try Get It Right Review
Let’s try and check CAN-DO and GRAMMAR points.
It’s important for you to help each other.
I have learned about Indian culture for five years.
One of my favorite subjects is home economics.
Why don’t we work together?
We have known each other since we were children.
I haven’t heard from Ken for two weeks.
It’s necessary for you to exercise a few times a week.
It’s essential for you to get along with your friends