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【通信講座】リスニング力を鍛える週1トレーニング(第1回目解説):The Great Pumpkin

【通信講座】リスニング力を鍛える週1トレーニング(第1回目解説):The Great Pumpkin

Linus is writing a letter to the Great Pumpkin. He believes that the Great Pumpkin is going to bring lots of presents, like Santa Claus. Charlie thinks Linus is crazy and Snoopy laughs at Linus. Lucy is embarrassed about his behavior and she is angry at his brother. But, Sally thinks Linus is cute, and she agrees to wait for the Great Pumpkin in the pumpkin patch on Halloween night.  Although Linus is too small to reach the mailbox, he somehow manages to throw the letter into the mailbox. (89)



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Linus is writing a letter.

[writing] Dear Great Pumpkin, 
I am looking forward to your arrival on halloween night. I hope you will bring me lots of presents

Charlie: (1. ____  _____ ______ _________ _____
), Linus?
Linus: This is the time of the year to write to the Great Pumpkin.  On Halloween night, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the his pumpkin patch and flies through the air with bag of toys for all the children.
Charlie: (2. ____  _____ ______ _________ ).  When are you going to stop believing in something that isn’t true?
Linus: When YOU stop believing in that fellow with the red suit and the white beard who goes ho ho ho!
Charlie: They are obviously separated by denominational differences.

Linus: [writing]

You must get discouraged because more people believe in Santa Claus than in you.
Well, let’s face it…Santa Claus has had more publicity. 
But being number two, perhaps you try harder.

discouraged: がっかりする、残念に思う
publicity: 世間の注目を集める
perhaps you try harder:もう少し頑張ったらどうでしょうか

Snoopy is looking Linus writing a letter and it starts laughing out loud and walking towards Lucy.
Lucy picks up Snoopy and though him away and then came to Linus.  


Lucy: (3. _____ _______!)  Writing a letter to a stupid pumpkin!  You make me the laughingstock of the neighborhood. All they talk about is my little brother who always writes to the great pumpkin.  (4. ____  _____ ______ ______ _______ ) right now or I’ll pound you.

Linus: There are three things I’ve learned never to discuss with with people… Religion, Politics, and the Great Pumpkin.


Patty: You’re wasting your time. (5. ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______!)

Linus: [writing] Everyone tells me you are a fake, but I believe in you.
P.S. If you really are a fake, don’t tell me. I don’t want to know.


Sally: (6. ______ ______ ______ ______?)
Linus: I’d rather not say.  You might laugh.
Sally: Oh, I never laugh at you, Linus. You’re so intelligent. 
Linus: I’m writing to the Great Pumpkin.
Sally: You say the cutest thing!
Linus: On Halloween night the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch.  They fly through the air to bring toys to all the good little children everywhere.  Wouldn’t you like sit with me in the pumpkin patch on Halloween night and wait for the Great Pumpkin?
Sally: Oh, (7. ______ ______ ______ ______.)

Charlie: (8. ______ ______ ______ ______?)  What are you trying to do to my little sister?


Linus sealed the letter and passed by Lucy.

Lucy: And (9. ______ ______ ______ ______) you are going to mail that letter?

You can’t POSSIBLY reach the mailbox and (10. ______ ______ ______ ______ ______. )

Linus uses his blanket to open the mailbox. He throws the letter in the air and successfully puts it in the box.


1. Who are you writing to (誰に手紙を書いているの?)*最後にtoがつくのを忘れないで
2. You must be crazy. アタマおかしいんじゃないの?
3. Not again! またやってる、もうやめてよ!
4. You better cut it out いいかげんにやめなさい。(cut it out=カリラウと聞こえます) 
5. The Great Pumpkin is a fake! かぼちゃ大王なんてインチキだよ!
6. What are you doing? なにやってるの? (ワラユドゥーインと聞こえます)
7. I’d love to Linus. 喜んで行くわ、ライナス。
8. What’s going on here? お前ら何やってんだ?(直訳すると、ここで何が起こっているんだ)
9. how do you think どうやってやるつもり?
10. I’m not gonna help you.  手伝ってあげないからね。


There are three things I’ve learned never to discuss with with people… Religion, Politics, and the Great Pumpkin. 誰かとぜったいに議論しちゃいけないって分かったことが3つあるんだ。宗教、政治、そしてかぼちゃ大王だよ。





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