基礎英語３ Review 25 Maybe I like making people laugh
Listen to this week's stories and fill in the blanks.
Lesson 097 Let’s get them one by one
Minus: We have a serious problem.
Non: What kind of problem, boss?
Minus: Sylphie is now much stronger than used to be.
Minus: Don’t you understand? It’s because of that robot.
Non: Ah, that robot with the short legs. He doesn’t look that strong.
Minus: He doesn’t, but don’t you remember? Our N marks on that girl disappeared when he showed her some words.
Non: I wonder how he did that.
Minus: We need to find out.
Non: It’s getting cold these days. I want to go home.
Minus: No way. If we can’t capture Sylphie, we will go to prison!
Non: Oh, no! What should we do?
Minus: Maybe we should take that robot away from Sylphie. Let’s get them one by one.
Lesson 098 He’s practicing rakugo
Lex: It’s a beautiful day, isn’t it?
RoboCorpus: Yes, the autumn colors are beautiful.
Jukichi: I will have to find a place to sleep during the winter soon.
Lex: Hey, look. There is a boy in the park over there.
RoboCorpus: He is talking to himself.
Lex: Let’s find out more. Hide in the bushes.
RoboCorpus: What is he doing?
Jukichi: It’s rakugo.
Lex: He’s practicing rakugo.
RoboCorpus: Rakugo.... it’s difficult to translate into English. What is it?
Jukichi: It’s a classical from of comic storytelling.
Lex: I’ve seen it before. One person sits on a cushion on stage and plays various roles in story.
RoboCorpus: Interesting. I want to know why humans perform that.
Lex: Hey, RoboCorpus! Wait!
Lesson 099 Maybe I like making people laugh
RoboCorpus: Excuse me. Can I ask a question?
Boy: Whoa! Who are you?
RoboCorpus: My name is RoboCorpus.
Boy: RoboCorpus? Strange name. I’m Kozo. What’s your question?
RoboCorpus: What are you practicing here?
Kozo: Oh, you were watching me.... It’s rakugo
RoboCorpus: Why do you practice rakugo?
Kozo: I don’t know.... Maybe I like making people laugh.
RoboCorpus: Do you want to be a comedian in the future?
Kozo: No, not a comedian, a rakugo-ka. But it’s impossible.
Kozo: Oh, it’s time to go to prep school. Nice talking to you. Bye!
Lex: RoboCorpus! You did it again!
Lex: You always meet someone with a secret, and I’m the one who has to figure it out....
Lesson 100 I know this is not what I want to do
Kozo: Hi, Mom.
Mother: Hi, Kozo. How was school?
Kozo: Fine. I got perfect scores on my math and English tests.
Mother: That’s great, Kozo! You have to complete with top-level students all over Japan.
Kozo: Yes, I know.
Mother: Your father wants you to enter the best university. That’s the first step to success.
Kozo: Yes, Mom. I’ll do my best.
Mother: OK. I’ll make you dinner, so finish your homework for prep school.
Kozo: OK. I know this is not what I want to do, but there’s nothing I can do about it....
Sylphie: I see.... it seems like he’s in a complicated situation.
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He was talking to（ ）.
I did not know（ ）he was doing.
Jukichi said it was rakugo.
I introduced myself to him.
His name is Kozo.
He（ ）rakugo because he wants to make people（ ）.
I asked if he wanted to become a comedian, but he said, “It’s（ ）.”
I wonder why.
I followed Saya because I wanted to（ ）help her.
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