基礎英語3-本文 2018-6月-暗記 L33-48
So, willDavid, teach you English?
I hope he will! I’m waiting for him to say yes.
Look, I’d like to learn English from David, too. But he said he didn’t have time to teach both of us.
I asked him first.
I know, but … you’re already learning English in cram school.
Yes, but David is American. I want to learn from a native speaker.
OK, how about this? We will have a tennis match. The winner gets to learn English from David. You know I’m on the tennis team, right?
Let’s play next Sunday. We can use the tennis court at my family’s hotel.
Hey, Sho and Miki! I’m feeling great today! How about … what’s going on?
We’re going to have a tennis match next Sunday.
It’s about Miki and David.
Because Miki can’t play the wadiko.
Well, yeah, but ….
What are you two talking about?
Nothing. Come on. You can tell me.
Fine, I told Sho he’s not very smart.
Yota ?! Don’t you have soccer practice?
I asked him to referee.
Every game needs a referee, Sho.
I know Yota will do a good job. He is fair.
If you get four points, you win a game. You will play up to five games. The first player to win three games wins the match.
You can serve first, Sho.
Be careful, Miki, I’m a very fast runner.
Tennis is not just about running, sho.
Play ball! You don’t say “play ball” in tennis, Yota.
Actually, you do in soft tennis.
Wow! You sure know a lot, Yota.
Ugh. Here I go!
Sho, you have to hit the ball into the court! This isn’t baseball.
Come on, Sho! You can do it!
You’re the referee, Yota! Don’t take sides.
My serve. Sho, what are you doing?
I’m trying to find the ball, where is it?
It’s way behind you, by the chain-link fence.
Miki, this isn’t fair for Sho. Can he win the match if he wins one game?
No, Yotal Miki and I will play by the same rules.
David, welcome to our home! This is Miki’s father, Masao.
Nice to meet you, Masao. I will teach your daughter English.
She’ll be home soon. Have you ever been to Japan before?
Yes, twice. I was writing for a travel magazine.
Did you see anything you like?
Onomichi. Did you know old Japanese movies were filmed there? I love old Japanese movies!
Great. How did you find out about this town? My friend recommended it to me. It seems like a beautiful town.
Hi, Daddy! Sho will learn English together with me.
Hi, Mr. Sakura.
You’ve grown, Sho! Last year, you were shorter than Miki. His attitude has grown, too.
Hah! I’ll go back to the hotel. David, please show me your pictures of our town next time.
I would love to.
You two study hard, OK? You can use this room.
David, could you do me a favor? Sho wants to learn English, too. Can we learn English together? Sure. No problem.
That was easy. Shall we get started?
Miki, you want to learn English for studying abroad.
What about you, Sho?
Urn … well.
Sho, you challenged me to a tennis match, even though you can’t play. I’m sure you have strong feelings about learning English.
Tennis match? I won the match, but I lost to Sho’s passion. So, I decided he could study with me. Well, Sho?
I … I want to be an international citizen.
Sorry? I can’t quite follow you.
I want to do a lot of things around the world.
I didn’t know you were so ambitious!
That’s it for today. Next time, please teach me about this town.
Yes, I want to explore more places and take more pictures.
Did you finish the lesson?
Good evening, Mimiko.
Good evening, Mr. Handsome.
If you are finished, would you like to have some dinner?
I’d love to, but I have to prepare for tomorrow. I will take some more pictures.
How about you, Sho?
I’m sorry, but I think my grandmother is here to pick me up.
Sho! I know you’re awake.
Yes, Grandma. I’m coming down. Morning.
Sho. I would like you to run with me, at least once in a while.
You sound really … gentle, Grandma. What happened?
I heard you want to become an international citizen, Sho. I think that is just amazing. I am so proud of you.
Who told you?
Mimiko did. You told Miki, she told Mimiko, and Mimiko told me. Pretty simple.
Boy, women sure talk a lot.
That’s a good thing. It means we are thinking about you.
So … Miki thinks about me?
I think your form is getting better, Sho.
Well, I run every morning. I don’t run out of breath anymore.
Your daily efforts are producing strong results! Everything needs effort.
Yeah, yeah. Huh? Someone is climbing that tree. Is it David?
Yes, it is. David! What are you doing?
Hi, Sho! I can’t hear you. Please speak up!
What are you doing, David?
I want to take a picture of the river. I’m looking for the best position. Ahhh!
Are you all right, David? Look, Grandma! He’s waving his hand.
Hi, Sha. What’s up?
I said to Miki and David, I want to become an international citizen.
Good for you, Shol. I’m sure you’ll succeed. Wait, who’s David?
An American from Chicago. He is staying at our ryokan. He’s teaching me English.
Well, Grandma found out, and I’m worried.
Why are you worried? I’m sure Grandma is happy.
Yeah, she said she’s proud of me. But…it just came into my head, and I said it.
So you didn’t mean it?
I did, but…I.haven’t really thought about it.
Sho, you’re not a child anymore. Take responsibility!
What should I do? I’m not sure I can become an international citizen.
Look, if it just came into your head, it’s probably how you feel.
Do you think so?
Of course! Think big, Sho! You can do anything you want. What do you want to do now?
I want to set concrete goals for myself.
Keep going. What else? I want to become better at wadaiko!
I want to make my family happy!
You see! If you talk about it, you can see it. Remember that, Sho! As for me, I want to sleep. Good night.
It’s pouring outside.
Well, it is the rainy season.
I like rainy scenery, too. I just don’t want camera wet.
I understand. Machines and water don’t mix.
I want to take pictures without getting wet. Is there good place nearby?
Let’s see…how about an ajisai temple?
Alisa is Japanese for “hydrangea.” There are about 2,000 hydrangeas around our local temple.
That sounds great!
I’m sure you will take some great pictures. I’ll call the temple and tell them you’re on your way.
Ah, are you David?
Yes, I am. Yoko said you were coming.
Wow! This is beautiful!
This is the best time of the year to look at hydrangeas.
May I take some pictures?
Of course. You can take pictures from the main hall. This way, please.
I am sorry this is such a boring temple.
Not at all! It’s a beautiful temple.
What would you like to do in this town?
I want to take pictures of everyday Japanese life.
Ah. Everyday pictures for everyday life.
Do you have any plans for today?
I am going to sort through the pictures I took yesterday. What’s up?
It’s Dad’s day off. Why don’t we all go for a drive?
Sounds good! I’d like to see something that you can only see at this time of the year.
Then, how about Satoyama Ravine? You can see fireflies there at night.
Yes! They’re beautiful insects. In Japan, we have the Genji firefly and the Heike firefly.
We have fireflies in America, too.
Wow! I didn’t know that.
The fireflies returned to Satoyama Ravine three years ago.
The Mountain Preservation Society helps preserve it. Here we are.
The air is so fresh. I think it’s a good idea to preserve this area.
Do you think so? There are many places like this in Japan. This is a landscape we want to pass on to the next generation, Sho. Be careful, David. The road is a bit rough.
It’s hard to take pictures of fireflies at night, but I’ll try my best.
David, why don’t I take a picture of you and Sho?
Sure, why not?
Take a good one, Dad!