Tomoko is a junior high school student. Her dream is to work for the people of the world. Last summer, she went to Australia and stayed with a Korean family.
Before she left Japan, her English teacher, Mr. Brown, said to her, "A life with foreign people will be a surprise for you. I hope it will be a good surprise."
Tomoko started her homestay with a lot of hope. But things didn't go well for her. Her host family's way of living was very different from（ ① ）. They got up and went to bed early, and they finished dinner in the early evening. Tomoko couldn't have enough time to talk with them, and she couldn't have dinner with them. Another problem was the language. Her host family usually used Korean among themselves. She felt sad and wanted to go back to Japan.
One evening, after Tomoko took a shower, her host mother said to her, "Your shower is too long. Save water." Tomoko was surprised and ran to her room. Then, her host father came and said to her with a smile, "Are you OK, Tomoko? She is not angry. Saving water is very important in Australia. She says the same thing to everyone in my family. Here, you're one of my family. Think about what you can do as a family member." Tomoko was happy to talk with her host father. She thought, "I've just wanted my host family to do things for me since I came here. It's like a little child."
From the next day, Tomoko changed. She got up and came home earlier to have time with her host family. Dinner with them was much better. She learned many things about Australia and Korea by （ ② ） with them. She also tried new things: she learned Korean and taught them Japanese. Her host mother was happy to see her change. She said to Tomoko, "I've lived here for thirty years.The important thing in foreign cultures is to know the differences and live together. Now, you can do it."
After she returned to Japan, Tomoko said to Mr. Brown, "I was worrying about how to understand foreign people, but just thinking about it never gave me an answer." Mr. Brown asked, "So, what did you do?" Tomoko answered, "Well, I stopped worrying and did every little thing I could do. Then my homestay became much better." "You had a good homestay," Mr. Brown smiled.
Korean 韓国人の、韓国語 shower シャワー save 節約する