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Lesson 141 You don't sound happy
Yota: Sho, I did it! I'm going to the school of my choice!
Yota: What's wrong? You don't sound happy.
Sho: I got this text from Miki.
Miki: "I couldn't get into the second school of my choice. But I will overcome this! I won't contact you for a while, but don't worry about me."
Yota: I see. Well, she failed one exam, but is still thinking positive. All I can say is she'll probably be all right.
Sho: Yeah. I'm sure she'll get into the top school of her choice.
Yota: Sho, if you're worried about her, cheer her up with a text. I'm sure she'll appreciate.it.
Lesson 141 Summary
Sho read out a text from Miki.
Yota said, "She failed one exam, but is still thinking positive.all I can say is she'll probably be all right."
He told Sho to cheer Miki up with his reply.
Lesson 142 You want to cheer a girl up?
Sho: What text should I send Miki to cheer her up?
Naoki: I'm home. Sho, what are you doing in the living room? Don't you have to study?
Sho: Dad...if Mom were feeling down, what should I write to cheer her up?
Naoki: Ah, you want to cheer a girl up?
Sho: N...not a girl, Dad! I want to cheer up Mom!
Naoki: Sorry, I meant Mom. Well, just tell her how you honestly feel. Good luck!
Sho: OK, I know what to write.
Miki: A text from Sho. "Your effort will not betray you. Believe in yourself." You're so kind, Sho. Thank you. I'll do my best!
Lesson 142 Summary
Sho wanted to cheer up Miki, but he asked Naoki, "If Mom were feeling down, whatshould I write to cheer her up?"
Naoki said, "Well, just tell her how you honestly feel. Good luck!"
Lesson 143 That's my number!
Mimiko: Miki, aren't you going to see if you passed?
Miki: First, I'll see if my exam number is online. The school of my choice has an official website.
Mimiko: Oh, I'm so nervous.
Miki: OK...163, 168... I'm afraid I may not have passed, Grandma. Can you check for me? My number is 189.
Mimiko: 172, 179, 183...and 189.
Miki: 189?! That's my number!
Mimiko: That's right! It's your number!
Miki: Whoo-hoo! I'm so happy!
Mimiko: Well, let's go, Miki. You need to register for your new school.
Miki: Wait, I want to tell everyone first.
Lesson 143 Summary
Miki decided to check her exam result.
She told Mimiko, "I'm afraid I may not have passed, Grandma. Can you check for me?"
Mimiko read Miki's number. Miki was very happy.
Lesson 144 Now it’s your turn to make everyone happy
Sho: Yes, yes, yes!
Naoki: What happened, Sho? Are you hurt?
Sho: I’m OK, Dad. Miki texted me to say she got into the school of her choice.
Naoki: I’m happy to hear that!
Sho: Look! She sent a picture of herself with a big smile.
Naoki: So you tell each other about your exams by sending pictures, huh? When I was in junior high school, we used a pay phone to tell our families we passed. I remember there were so many of us lining up to use the phone.
Sho: You didn’t have cell phones?
Naoki: We did, but they were very expensive. Anyway, now it’s your turn to make everyone happy. Are you ready?
Sho: Yeah. You can count on me.
Lesson 144 Summary
Naoki told Sho, "When I was in junior high school, we used a pay phone to tell our families we passed.
I remember there were so many of us lining up to use the phone."
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