Listen to this week’s stories and fill in the blanks.
Lesson 085 Could you introduce me to him?
Mimiko: Masao, is it true famous marathon coach is staying at our hotel?
Masao: Yes. He’s the track team coach for Mr. Aoki’s company.
Mimiko: Mr. Aoki from Blue Dragon?
Masao: Yes. He will participate in the Sakurayama Senior Marathon, and wants to check the course before running it. He’s more serious than anyone about winning.
Mimiko: Could you introduce me to him? I want to ask him how to win the marathon.
Masao: I’m having dinner dinner with him tonight to talk about Miki’s high school career. You can meet him then.
Mimiko: Miki’s high school career?
Masao: I want Miki to become a world-class hotel owner. I need Mr. Aoki’s advice.
Lesson 085 Summary
The track team coach for Mr. Aoki’s company is staying at the Oasam Hotel.
Mimiko asked Masao, “Could you introduce me to him? I want to ask him how to win the marathon.”
Lesson 086 I will beat her this year
Mr. Aoki: Miki, you need stamina to pass your entrance exams, so don’t forget to exercise.
Miki: OK. Thank you, Mr. Aoki.
Mr. Aoki: Coach, Ms Sakura would like to know how she can win the marathon.
Coach: What would you like me to teach you?
Mimiko: I want to know if I’m running properly.
Coach: You have very good form. Your coach did a good job.
Mimiko: It was just some noisy old lady.
Mr. Aoki: You mean the senior marathon champion, right? Well, I will beat her this year.
Mimiko: You’ll have to beat me first, Mr. Aoki.
Lesson 086 Summary
Mimiko wanted to know how to win the marathon, so Mr. Aoki asked his coach.
The coach asked, “What would you like me to teach you?”
Mimiko said, “I want to know if I’m running properly.”
Lesson 087 I’ve never run any other course
Mimiko: Mr. Aoki, this park is the turning point of the marathon course.
Coach: This uphill area is the toughest part of the first half of the course.
Mr. Aoki: That’s right. By the way, I see you still have your breath, Ms. Sakura.
Mimiko: Well, I run this course every day. So, Mr. Aoki, we only ran the first half, but what do you think of this course so far?
Mr. Aoki: I think it is more fun than other course because it has a lot more variety.
Coach: I agree.
Mimiko: I guess. I’ve never run any other course.
Miki: Someone is running up the slope toward us. Oh, it’s Ms. Sato!
Lesson 087 Summary
Mimiko, Miki, Mr. Aoki, and his coach arrived at Sakurayama Park.
the coach said, “This uphill area is the toughest part of the first half of the course.”
Mr. Aoki liked the course because it had more variety than other courses.
Lesson 088 Mr. Aoki wants to become the next senior marathon champion
Yoko: Yes, Mimiko? Who’s this?
Mr. Aoki: Nice to meet you. I’m Aoki Ryuji.
Yoko: I’m Sato Yoko. I’ve heard your name somewhere.
Mr. Aoki: I met your son-in-law at the town office.
Mimiko: Mr. Aoki wants to become the next senior marathon champion.
Yoko: Ah, of course. You’re the president of a famous recreation development company. May I ask you a question?
Mr. Aoki: Please.
Yoko: I own a ryokan, and it’s quite old. How do I get more customers without spending money on it?
Mr. Aoki: How about updating your website? Nowadays, most people choose where to stay by looking up places online.
Yoko: Thank you for your advice, Mr. Aoki. I hope to see you again soon.
Lesson 088 Summary
Yoko asked Mr. Aoki how she could get more customers without spending money on her ryokan.
Mr. Aoki said, “How about updating your website? Nowadays, most people choose where to stay by looking up places online,”
Let’s Try Get It Right Review
Let’s try and check CAN-DO and GRAMMAR points.
He wants to ask you how to hit the ball.
I want to know if my form is goo.
This is the most difficult part of batting.
How do I hit the ball like him?
I want to ask Mr. Sato how to pronounce this word.
Can I ask you how to buy a shinkansen ticket?
This is the most exciting part of the story.
English is more fun than other subjects.