基礎英語3-本文 2018-4月 L1-16
Shou, it 5 a.m. Time to get up.
I’m up. I’m up. Please don’t shout, grandma.
Are you going to run today?
Yes, I will.
Great. I’ll race you to Sakurayama park.
No way. I know you’ll win.
What are you talking about? I’m 70. And you’re only 14.
Yeah, but you run every morning. And you’re the town’s senior marathon champion.
So what? We can run together.
Good morning, Dad.
Good morning, Sho. Grandma ran past here 5 minutes ago.
I know. She always wants to race me. I just want to run at my own pace.
How are the cherry blossoms? Do you think they’ll be in bloom by the sakura festival?
Of course they will. Your wadaiko group are going to play again this year, right? Are you ready?
Yes, I started training even harder this year, so I can play much better than last year.
Good morning, Yota.
Good morning, Sho.
Yota, I want to run faster. Can you give me some advice?
I’m afraid not.
Why? You play succor.
Exactly. In soccer we learn how to run different speeds at different times. Soccer is all about timing. But racing is all about speed. They’re completely different.
Yes, I guess.
Why don’t you ask your grandmother? I bet she can give you great advice. I mean she is the senior marathon champion.
No, it’s all right. I’ll go ahead. See you later.
Good news, Sho! I ran my fastest time today! What about you?
I finished in my usual time.
Because I wasn’t racing anyone.
How boring! Anyway, I need to ask you something. Can you check if we received any reservations by e-mail?
Sure, that’s easy. We have one reservation! His name is David Callahan. He is coming from Chicago, an American city.
Wow! A guest from America?
He wants to stay from the day before the sakura festival. Welcome to Hanasato Ryokan.
Good morning, Sho.
Did you run every day?
Yeah. I’m running every day. I feel great.
It’s almost the sakura festival. I’m looking forward to your wadaiko performance.
Thanks. I’m glad to hear that.
This is our last year in junior high school. I don’t want to regret anything, so I’ll do my best. What about you, Sho?
I hope it will be a special year.
Where are you going for high school?
I don’t know yet, but I want to go somewhere near my house.
What about you, Miki? Where are you going for high school?
I want to go to a school with a study abroad program. Why?
I am planning to study hotel management in America.
Wow! That’s amazing!
I will take over my family’s hotel business in the future. So, studying hotel management overseas will be a good experience for me. Are you taking over your family’s ryokan?
I don’t know yet. I’ll think about it in high school.
Sho, we’re not children anymore. You’re almost in high school. You have to think about your future now.
Good morning, Miki. Good morning, Sho.
Good morning, Yota.
Hey, Yota. Which high school are you going to go to?
I’m going to go to a high school with a strong soccer team.
Why soccer? Because I want to become a professional soccer player!
You can do it, Yota!
I hope so. It’s just a dream at this point. But you and Miki are lucky.
You can both take over your family businesses, so you don’t have to worry about your future. That’s lucky.
Are you all right, Sho? You look worried.
I’m fine. I just have a question. Do you want me or Mari to take over the ryokan?
Neither. I’m the last one.
Your mother was going to take over from me, but she left. So, the line is now broken.
Yeah, I remember that.
Also, we have fewer and fewer customers. We can’t stay open much longer.
We have to do something, Grandma. This ryokan is 250 years old!
I’m afraid all good things must come to an end.
Hi, Sho. It’s unusual for you to call me.
Yeah, I know. Are you having a party?
Yeah. It’s a party for new students at the college.
How is college?
Sorry? Can you say that again? It’s too loud in here.
How is college?
It’s great! Art school is a lot of fun. Everyone has so much personality,.
That’s great. Um … so, I have a question. Are you taking over the ryokan?
What？ I can’t hear you, sho.
Is something wrong, Sho?
Well, where should I go for high school?
I thought you wanted to go somewhere nearby.
Listen, Mari, are you taking over the ryokan?
Of course not! I will become a picture book writer, and make children happy!
Then who is going to do it? take over ryokan
Well, what do you want to do, Sho?
I don’t know yet.
Great! Then you can take over the ryokan. I mean, you are a grandma’s boy, so it’s perfect.
Mari ! You’re missing the party!
I have to go, Sho!Talk to you soon!
Here you go, Dad! I brought you dinner. There’s enough for everyone.
Thank you, Sho!
Um, Dad. I wanted to ask you …
Dinner time, everyone! Sho, we just set up some lights in Sakurayama Park. We are going to test them now. Do you want to watch?
Really? I’d love to!
OK, everyone! Count down from 3. Ready?
3, 2, 1. Lights up!
Wow! I think this is great! The sakura are floating in the dark! It’s like a dream!
Sho！You’re still awake.
Dad, I need to ask you something.
What is it?
If no one can take over the ryokan, what’s going to happen to it?
Did somebody tell you that?
My friends are all thinking about high school. What should I do?
I think you should not worry so much.
Do you really think so?
Of course！You have plenty of time to think about high school.
But ,,, this is my last year of junior high school.
Hello, sir. Can I help you?
I hope so. I’m calling but nobody is answering. Are you a guest?
That’s correct. I’m David Callahan. I have a reservation.
Oh, the guest from America!
That’s me. l got here a day early. Can I stay here from tonight?
One moment, I’ll check right away.
Grandma! It’s Sho. Mr. David Callahan from America is here. He is here a day early, what should I do?
This is Sakurayama Park, Mr. Callahan. The sakura festival will take place here.
Please, call me David. I think the sakura will be in full bloom tomorrow. A long time ago, there was a castle tower here.
Wow! This place is full of samurai spirit!
I love watching the whole town from here.
Yes. It is a beautiful view.
Do you like photography, David?
Yes. I love photography. Actually, I am a professional David.
I love photographer. I specialize in landscape photography. I came here to film the sakura festival
That’s great! Please tell the whole world about our festival!
Hey, Miki! What did you think of our wadaiko performance?
I thought it was amazing! You played the taiko very strongly, Sho!
You looked great.
Thanks! Hey, are you going with anyone to the Sakurayama light show tonight?
No. Not yet.
Hi, Miki and Sho!
You’re late, Yota! You missed Sho’s wadiko performance.
I’m sorry. My soccer practice finished late.
Oh, I have an ideal The three of us can go and see tonight’s light show .. What do you think?
Even at night, there are a lot of people here.
Look at the river, guys! You can see cherry blossoms on it.
It’s so beautiful. I love watching sakura at nighttime. What a great idea!
Thanks! My father is in charge of the light show. He will be happy to hear that.
This is the perfect place for a date, right, Sho?
Y … yeah, I’m sure it will be really romantic.
It’s too bad I can’t go on a date.
Because I’m studying for entrance exams. I have no time for love.