2017年度 ラジオ英会話 復習 Meteorite in the Cornfield  Giant Lizard on the Loose  Jolly and Limber? クリスマスインタビュー

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Meteorite in the Cornfield

News and Views with Roving Reporters, Linda Ray and Eddy Sato!
A meteorite crashed into a cornfield on a farm outside Franklin!

Kevin Jenson witnessed this rare event. Kevin, what were you doing when you saw the meteorite fall?
I had just gone outside to do some chores.
What time was that?
Just before the crack of dawn. Suddenly I saw this bright fireball overhead.
 Did you see it land?
No, the flame disappeared.

Did you have any inkling this meteorite crashed on your land?
I thought there was a strong possibility it had because I heard a sonic boom.
That must have been loud!
Yeah! A couple of hours later I stumbled on this rock in my cornfield.
Experts have confirmed that it’s a meteorite.
Here, hold it.
Oh, my. It must weigh a good 30 pounds!

Giant Lizard on the Loose

Betty Parker encountered a giant lizard today. Tell us where you found it, Betty.
It was on the hood of my car!
How did you feel when you saw it?
I was petrified! I called the police immediately. pétrəfὰɪ
That was smart.
The responding officer identified it as a green iguana.

He suspects it’s a runaway pet.
How do you lose an iguana?
Search me!

Snowshoe Race

What a big turnout for the snowshoe race! I have snowshoe runner, Gail Garcia, with me. Tell us more about this event.
More than 300 participants are competing today.
Can anyone join the race?
No one will be turned away. Beginners are welcome!
How many years have you been doing this?
Twelve years.
You don’t say!
If you love snow, this is the race for you!

Jolly and Limber?

Intro: News and Views with Roving Reporters, Linda Ray and Eddy Sato!
Hundreds have gathered at Appleton’s Christmas Festival. And the air is filled with Christmas aromas.
Would you care for some hot spiced cider?
Thank you! Mm! What’s your secret ingredient?
It’s got cloves, nutmeg and allspice. It’s a family recipe passed down to me from my grandmother.
It really warms you up on a cold wintry night.
I’m glad you like it.
Does this festival happen every year?
Yes. It’s in its 25th year now. It’s a great way to get your Christmas shopping out of the way.
It is!
You can take in a few Christmas shows, too.
Nice. What would you say is the highlight of the festival?
The Santa Contest is hands down the best show in town. 断然
I’d like to hear more about that.
I entered the Santa Contest in my younger days.
Do you need any special talents to enter?
You have to be jolly…like this: ho ho ho!
That’s a very good impersonation of Santa! 物まね
Thanks. I’m a little out of practice. And you have to be limber. 柔軟な
Limber?
Yes. You’re required to climb roofs and slide down chimneys.
Now you’re pulling my leg!


I don’t see any children. Are children allowed at the festival?
Of course.
What kind of children’s activities are there?
They can write letters to Santa and deliver them to him in person in the red barn. じかに
Where’s that?
It’s behind this building. There are some baby reindeer there, too.
No kidding! This I’ve got to see!
You won’t be disappointed! 見て損はありませんよ

クリスマス インタビュー
I’m conducting a survey to see what people love about the Christmas season.
There’s nothing better than sharing the magic of Christmas with my grandchildren.
Kids get really excited about Christmas.
They do. Their excitement is contagious.  kənˈtājəs
How many grandchildren do you have?
Ten in all.
That makes for a big Christmas shopping list!
I don’t mind a bit. It’s grand to have them! 壮大な


Could you tell me what your favorite part of Christmas is?
We go all out for the decorations. My husband puts up Christmas lights along the roofline of the house-rain or shine.
Or snow.
(Laughing) True! We also set up a Nativity scene with a wooden stable in our yard. 馬小屋
That’s awesome! Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas to you, too!

What Christmas tradition do you enjoy the most?
I like baking Christmas cookies. I usually make six or seven kinds of cookies.
What do you do with them?
I give them to my neighbors. I also make gingerbread Christmas tree ornaments.
Edible ornaments?
Yes! You can’t beat homemade gingerbread cookies.

Here, take your pick…. Hang it on your tree and eat it later.
Thanks!

Excuse me, ma’am.
Yes?
I couldn’t help but notice your red dress. Would you happen to be Mrs. Claus?
(Chuckling) That’s me!
Would you be so kind as to tell me your favorite part of Christmas?
Of course. I love holding a Christmas party for the elves. They work hard all year long so that children’s Christmas wishes can come true.
That’s very touching.

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