基礎英語3-本文 2018-11月-暗記 L97-112
Hi. Thank you for sending me the video of Sho’s wadaiko performance. He performed like a rock star.
He’s been practicing hard for the past three years. Anyway, listen. I wanted to talk to you about Sho’s high school.
Naoki, could you take care of that by yourself?
Sure, but is that OK with you?
I have no right to tell him what to do. I’ve been away from home for five years.
Come on. We both know you had no other choice.
Thanks for running with me today.
My pleasure. It’s fun to run with you.
Aww, thanks, Sho! Let’s do this again.
Anytime. By the way, why did you start running?
Mr. Aoki recommended it. He said a strong mind and body are important for entrance exams.
That’s good advice.
Oh! My father and I are going to meet Mr. Tanaka to talk about high school.
Do you know where you want to go? I want to go to a high school attached to a university in Tokyo.
Tokyo… that’s far.
Hey, Sho. Did you read today’s town paper?
Hey, Yota. Not yet.
There’s an article on the Sakurayama Senior Marathon. It has an interview with your grandmother.
I didn’t know that. What did she say?
She said the key to winning a race is to be calm. To be calm, you have to practice every day. That leads to results. Pretty cool, huh?
Whatever. She says that to me all the time.
She will also be on the live radio program “Good Morning, Sakurayama!” next week.
Live radio…I hope she doesn’t talk too much.
Hello, everyone. My name is Sato Naoki, and I am in charge of the marathon. This year, due to roadwork, the path for the second half of the race has changed.
Could you tell us how to get from Sakurayama Park to the goal?
After you run through Sakurayama Park, you’ll see a police box on your left. Turn there and run toward the town office. Keep going until you reach the field at the junior high school.
What about water?
There is an aid station with water every two to three kilometers on the course. Please run safely, and avoid injury and accidents.
Good morning, Sakurayama! My guest today is the four- time winner of the Sakurayama Senior Marathon, Sato Yoko! Welcome to the show.
Good morning! I will once again be the first person to reach the finis line this year.
Wow, those are some big words!
What are you talking about? That’s what you asked me to say at the pre-show meeting!
You sure are full of surprises! I’m just honest, that’s all.
So, what makes you run?
I think it’s my family. They always wait for me at the finish line.
I’ll be waiting for you at the finish line, Grandma!
Is your dream to be the senior marathon champion once again?
Hmm…not really. I’m not interested in that.
Then what is it?
I want to see my family live a happy life.
Me too, Grandma.
I want to live long enough to see it happen. That’s my reason for running. And because I’m still running, I’m still the champion.
That’s great, Grandma. But we can never be truly happy if Mom isn’t here.
Coach, why did we meet outside the junior high school gates today?
Because the race will begin and end at the field right here. By the way, we won’t run today.
Huh? Are you sure?
Today, we will walk the course. This way, we can learn the most effective way to run it.
It’s practice for winning.
I thought running fast was the key to winning.
Coach, please get started.
Let’s walk toward the halfway point, Sakurayama Park. First, when we get out of the school, we will turn left at the intersection. Then, we will walk along the slope toward the running course by Sakurayama River. Let’s go.
Is your grandmother doing any special training for the marathon.
My grandmother is practicing with a track coach.
He’s the coach for Mr. Aoki’s company’s track team. He and Mr. Aoki are staying at our hotel to train for the marathon. I see. And your grandmother is training with them.
Yeah. Sho, I don’t know who’s going to win this year.
Is winning really that important?
Of course it is! I saw you practicing the wadaiko all the time. If you practice something else very hard, I’m sure you can be a champion at that, too.
Hi, Dad. Grandma went to bed early. She wants to be ready for tomorrow. Do you think she’s nervous?
Well, she is the defending champion. By the way, what were you doing?
I was preparing packed lunches for everyone. Mari was doing it until last year, so now I am.
You prepare packed lunches for us every day, and you’re also cooking breakfast and dinner. Make sure you don’t work too hard.
Don’t worry. Cooking helps me relax from studying for entrance exams.
That’s good to know. Sho, let’s talk about high school after the marathon. Think about where you’d like to go.
Wow, there are more runners than usual this year.
Well, Mr. Aoki wrote about the marathon on social media.
The town paper says the number of participants is 1.5 times as many as last year. We have runners from all over Japan!
Famous people like him always bring a crowd.
Yota, where’s Kanon?
She will be cheering at Sakurayama Park.
My dad and David are also there.
When the race starts, let’s go there, too. I’m fine. I’ll listen to the radio broadcast. I want to stay here to welcome Grandma.
We are about ready to begin. All runners, please line up.
This is it!
Hi there, Kanon.
Are you taking pictures?
Yoko said she will be the first one at Sakurayama Park, so she wants me to take her picture. It’s beautiful to see the runners come up the hill into the park.
Here comes the top group. Everyone, please stay away from the racing area.
Who is going to be the first person to run up the hill into the park?
Yoko is first!
Ms. Sakura and a man are close behind! They’re the top three!
It’s a very tight race, folks! It looks like we won’t know the winner until the end!
Look! Three people are running side by side!
Come on, Grandma! You can do it!
Come on, Grandma! You’re almost there!
Come on, er… both of you! Oh, no. They got tangled. Ah, they all fell!
Oh, no! Grandma! She looks hurt.
Sho’s grandmother is helping her. It’s incredible that she’s doing that instead of running for the goal.
Mr. Aoki has the lead.
Come on, Grandma! Hurry!
I was wondering if you still have the Sakurayama Senior Marathon burger.
Yes, we do. Order that, and you get a free cola.
Sounds good. Three burgers, please. Too bad about the race, huh?
My grandmother was quite upset.
I’ll bet. She received special training, after all
No, she was upset because her injury prevented your grandmother from winning.
Here we are. Three Sakurayama Senior Marathon burgers and three colas.
This burger tastes like friendship.
It’s barbedue-flavored. They just took a regular burger and changed its name.
Mr. Aoki, congratulations on becoming the new Sakurayama Senior Marathon champion!
Thank you. Sorry I can’t be there today. I am now in Thailand on business.
t was a really tight race. How did you win in the end?
Well, there was an accident, but ultimately, I never forgot that I was there to win.
I understand you are also a member of our town’s regional development board.
Yes. I think you need three things for successful regional development. One, attraction. Two, a future. And three, profitability.
Will you succeed in developing our town?
I always succeed.
The editorial department wants to release the book in Japan and America next summer.
It would be great to have pictures of Satoyama from winter to spring.
I’ll do my best. Um… Yumi, can I ask you something personal?
It depends on the question.
Have you ever laughed from your heart?
What kind of a question is that?
Sho seems to have something on his mind. He keeps sighing during our lessons. I think he needs his mother more than ever. Let me help bring back happiness to your family.
Thank you, Mr. Tanaka.
Sho, are you sure about this?
Yeah. I want to go to the local high school. Who else will look after the ryokan if I go to another high school? Are you sure you can go to school and take care of the ryokan?
Don’t worry. I’ll manage.
Part of me wants you to go to a famous high school and college. But in the end, I think it’s more important for you to follow your own path.
I know. And Dad, I want to ask you something.
What is it?
Can I meet Mom? We need to talk about our family