基礎英語2-本文 2018-7月-暗記 L61-78
Let’s have a picnic and watch the fireworks on the Fourth of July. I know the best place to watch them.
My office is near the river. We can go up to the roof.
I’ll make an Independence Day cake for the picnic.
It will look like an American flag. The cream will be white, and I will decorate it with strawberries and blueberries.
It will be red, white, and blue!
This is my first Independence Day. Everyone is in a happy mood.
The Fourth of July is the highlight of summer in the United States. What about Japan? What is a Japanese summer like?
Well, I love bon festivals.
What are they?
They are traditional Japanese events. Many neighborhoods have one. Some people wear yukata, or cotton kimonos, and dance. Others walk around food stalls.
That sounds fun.
Dad, this is a fantastic place to see the New York skyline. We can see everything from here.
Look at the Empire State Building. It’s lit up red, white, and blue.
There are American flags everywhere today.
Yeah. There were some children with face painting at the park. They had flags on their faces.
Weren’t they cute?
Listen! The fireworks are starting.
Look at that one! It’s so beautiful!
Joshua, what are you doing out here? It’s midnight.
I heard an animal and got my camera. Maybe it was a wolf.
Taking pictures is your hobby, but be careful.
I have a good camera. It’s safe here.
Shh! We have to be quiet. I don’t want to scare the animals.
Look at the lake! There is a mother bear and two cubs!
It’s a rare opportunity to see animals in the wild.
Did you post last night’s pictures on your blog?
Yes. I like sharing my photographs. Your friends can see them too.
Thanks. Watching the bears last night was lots of fun.
Oh, I always wanted to see a bear.
Our cabin is a good place to see the lake. Maybe they will come back tonight.
Here’s breakfast. Let’s put away our phones. Using phones at mealtime is rude.
You are always hungry.
Of course, I love eating.
Old Faithful was wonderful yesterday!
I studied about it in school. I loved seeing it in person.
How about going on an adventure trip today? I found one in this brochure. Look.
A trip down the Snake River? That sounds interesting.
Do we have to bring our lunch?
No, it comes with the tour. We should bring jackets. It will be cold in the mountains.
Can we see wild animals?
I hope so.
We must follow many rules. For example, we must wear life jackets in the canoe.
Yes. Canoeing is dangerous without a life jacket.
And we must wear water shoes all the time.
I didn’t have water shoes. I had to buy a pair.
They will come in handy. There are many sharp rocks in the river. It’s a good way to protect our feet.
Do we have to wear them while swimming?
All the time!
What a beautiful lake! That rock looks like a good diving spot.
Look at this sign.
PROHIBITED? What does that mean?
It means we must not dive here. The water is too shallow.
Oh. I liked diving into the sea in Nagasaki. The water was deep there.
We can do a different kind of diving – skin diving.
Looking at fish is fun. But are there many kinds here?
Not many. But the water is clear.
Let’s review the safety rules before getting into the canoe. What’s the first rule?
I know! We must always sit on the seat. We must not stand.
That’s right. Last year some kids stood up. They fell in the lake.
What? You should never do that.
Now, everyone. Take a life jacket. You must wear it all the time?
All the time?
That’s right. We are going to the other side of the lake. We will pick blueberries there.
Maria, are you taking this class?
Yes. I like the theater. Seeing plays is my hobby.
Aren’t theater tickets expensive?
Amateur productions are cheap. I sometimes watch plays at the university. I’m interested in acting. I want to try it.
I think that you are only interested in a young actor.
Don’t say that. This class is a good chance to learn more about the theater.
Now, it is time to practice the dialog.
Thank you for helping me in class. My program didn’t work. I didn’t know why. Your explanation was useful.
Well, I made the same mistake before.
I’m good at math, but this is really difficult.
Don’t feel bad. This course is for high school students.
I’m having a hard time with the textbook too.
Don’t worry. I’ll be happy to help you.
You are always kind.
No problem. I’m interested in becoming a teacher someday.
Summer camp is almost over. I am a little sad.
Me too. I liked playing tennis, hiking, and canoeing.
The days were hot, but swimming in the lake was refreshing.
I was happy to sit by the campfire at night. I enjoyed your Japanese ghost stories.
I felt a little homesick though.
Oh no! I’m really sorry about that.
Why? You asked many questions about my country. Talking about it is good for me.