1. どこでその小さな卵は生きていたのか。 a. 大西洋で b. 日本の海岸線で c. 太平洋で d. 大きな川で
2. とても小さな時ウナギには があった。 平べったい歯 b. 歯が無かった c. 長い歯 d. 乳歯
3.ウナギは卵を産むとすぐに a. 死んだ b. 捕まった c. 食べられた d. 卵が孵ったところに戻った
4.ウナギの姿はいつ大きく変化したか a. 生後8年経った時 b. 何マイルも泳いだ後 c. ある夏遅く d. 生後一年経った頃
5. この話の中で最初どのようであったか。 a. ウナギはボールのように丸かった。 b. ウナギの長さは一ヤードあった。 c. ウナギはリボンのように平べったかった。 d. ウナギは人間に食べられた。
6. この話の最後で何が起こったか。 a. ウナギは卵を産んだ。 b. ウナギは日本の海岸線についた。 c. ウナギは、ボールのように丸かった。 d. 人間に食べられた。
7. ウナギは大きな川を登ってゆき、そして（どうなったか） a. 湖に着いた。 b. 敵から逃れた。 c. 卵を産んだ。 d. 世界を見た。
8.ウナギが海に戻ってゆく時、何がウナギを捕まえようと待っていたのか。 a. 大きな魚 b. 人間 c. 他のウナギ d. 誰も待っていなかった
Exercise 4 Script.
Exercise 4 Script.
We Japanese eat eels. Almost all Japanese have tasted Kabayaki but few know where eels are from. Here is the story of an eel’s life.
A tiny egg lay deep in the Pacific Ocean. One day the egg opened, and a tiny eel came out. The newborn eel was flat like a ribbon. It was only two and half inches long. It had a small head, but its teeth were long.
Millions of other eels were in the sea around it. So the little eel had many friends. Slowly, all the tiny eels rose towards the surface of the water.
When they were still very young, all the little eels began long journeys towards Japan. The eel traveled month after month. It had many eel friends, but there were no grown eels to go with them.
When the eel was about one year old, it reached the coast of Japan. It traveled along the coast to a big river and swam up the river for many miles.
By now the looks of the little eel had changed greatly. It was not shaped like a ribbon now but it was round like a little snake. It had lost its long teeth.
The eel slowly grew darker. Its body grew longer and bigger, too. At last it reached a small lake and lived there for many years.
When the eel was eight years old, it was very handsome. It was one meter long, and its body was smooth and firm. Many fishermen came to the lake to fish, but the eel was not caught.
Late one summer the eel started back towards the sea where it had been born. The trip back was just as dangerous as the eel’s first trip had been. No big fish were waiting to eat it, but men were waiting to catch it. Fortunately, it was not caught. After swimming for many miles, the eel and its friends reached the place where they were born.
Down, down, down, the eel went into the ocean. It came to a dark place with very cold water. Here it began to lay its eggs. There were more than five million of them. The eel died very soon, but the eggs were there. Perhaps at least one of these eggs opened into a little eel that escaped its enemies and made the long journey again.