listen carefully 0519

 

Step1: Read the article as it is.

    空欄のままで読んでください。

   

[The following is from the radio.]    If you are of a certain (a)_______, you probably remember trying  to catch fireflies in the summer. They seemed to be everywhere in the old days. But cities are getting more (b)_______, and fireflies aren't well suited for city life. These glowing (c)_______ need the right habitat, which usually involves standing water and long grasses, and there's not a lot of that in the city.  However, here in Nagoya, there is a place where you can find lightning bugs, and it's right in the (d)_______  of the city — at Nagoya Castle.  The outer moat of the castle is a dry moat, so you might not expect to find them there, but one type of firefly called the hime-botaru in Japanese lives on dry land.  According to the City of Nagoya website, they begin to glow just after Golden Week, but the peak of the (e)_______ for the hime-botaru is around May 20th, and they continue blinking till around the middle of June.  The best time to see them is late at night, from around (f)_______p.m. to 3:00 a.m.   If you go to see them, please protect them!  Don't try to catch them, don't (g)_______ a flashlight on them, and don't disturb their habitat.  Just enjoy the show!    

 

habitat = 生息環境

outer moat = 外堀

disturb = 乱す, 妨げる

 

 

Step 2: Listen to the audio and fill in the blanks with the words you hear.

オーディオを聞いて、空欄に入る語句を考えましょう。

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Step 3: Check your answers.

答えをチェックしてください。

 

[The following is from the radio.]    If you are of a certain (a)age, you probably remember trying  to catch fireflies in the summer. They seemed to be everywhere in the old days. But cities are getting more (b)crowded, and fireflies aren't well suited for city life. These glowing (c)beetles need the right habitat, which usually involves standing water and long grasses, and there's not a lot of that in the city.  However, here in Nagoya, there is a place where you can find lightning bugs, and it's right in the (d)heart  of the city — at Nagoya Castle.  The outer moat of the castle is a dry moat, so you might not expect to find them there, but one type of firefly called the hime-botaru in Japanese lives on dry land.  According to the City of Nagoya website, they begin to glow just after Golden Week, but the peak of the (e)season for the hime-botaru is around May 20th, and they continue blinking till around the middle of June.  The best time to see them is late at night, from around (f)11:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.   If you go to see them, please protect them!  Don't try to catch them, don't (g)shine a flashlight on them, and don't disturb their habitat.  Just enjoy the show!   

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