ここは みずうみです。 Here is the lake.
おいかけっこが だいすきです。 They love playing “tiggy”.
いっしょに あそびます。 They play together.
みみと ききは あやまりました。 Mimi and Kiki apologised to each other.
「どこに いるの？」 “Where are you?”
In Alignment with the Australian Curriculum/Japanese language: Year 9 and 10 band achievement standards:
use the て form and plain form verbs as a basis for grammar conjugations.
predict the meaning of unfamiliar words and expressions from context,
Vて行く・来る (the Senior syllabus)
Cultural note from the author:
The swans shown in the photographs in this book can be seen at the Nakagawa River and Biwanuma Pond at Ootawara-city in Tochigi prefecture, approximately 50 kilometres from my hometown, Utsunomiya-city. They have become regular visitors and give much joy to the local people every year.