listen carefully 

 

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Step1: Read the article as it is.

    空欄のままで読んでください。

   

[The following is a voicemail message.]   Hi Dad, it's Joe.  It's a little after (a)_______ your time, so you're probably at work already.  I'm at Detroit Airport.  I got here early because Daniel dropped me off on his way to (b)_______. I didn't want to wait in the airport all day, to even though I knew it was a long shot, I asked at the airline counter if they could find me a seat on an (c)_______ flight.  And guess what! They did! So I'll arrive in (d)_______ at 2:50 in the afternoon—5 hours earlier than planned. I know you were planning to pick me up at the airport at 8:15 tonight, and I know you can't leave work early to come and get me, but don't worry!  I called Ted, and he's going to pick me up.  Since I don't have a (e)_______ to your house, we'll go to his house.  Can you pick me up  (f)_______ when you get off work? Call me or text me to let me know you got this (g)_______. If I don't hear from you, I'll keep trying to reach you.    

• your time そちらの時間

• drop A off Aを降ろす

• a long shot 成功確率の低いこと

• pick A up Aを迎えに行く[来る]

• get off work 仕事が終わる 

Step 2: Listen to the audio and fill in the blanks with the words you hear.

オーディオを聞いて、空欄に入る語句を考えましょう。

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Step 3: Check your answers.

答えをチェックしてください。

[The following is a voicemail message.]   Hi Dad, it's Joe.  It's a little after (a)9:00 your time, so you're probably at work already.  I'm at Detroit Airport.  I got here early because Daniel dropped me off on his way to (b)work. I didn't want to wait in the airport all day, even though I knew it was a long shot, I asked at the airline counter if they could find me a seat on an (c)earlier flight.  And guess what! They did! So I'll arrive in (d)Denver at 2:50 in the afternoon—5 hours earlier than planned. I know you were planning to pick me up at the airport at 8:15 tonight, and I know you can't leave work early to come and get me, but don't worry!  I called Ted, and he's going to pick me up.  Since I don't have a (e)key to your house, we'll go to his house.  Can you pick me up  (f)there when you get off work? Call me or text me to let me know you got this (g)message. If I don't hear from you, I'll keep trying to reach you.    

 

Listen Carefully 0821

Step1: Read the article as it is.

    空欄のままで読んでください。

   

[The following is a TV interview with a doctor.]   

HOST:  Dr. Davidson, thank you for coming here today to answer our questions. The first (a)_______ asks, "What is long Covid?"  

GUEST: "Long Covid" or "long-haul Covid" refers to (b)_______ that last for weeks or months after infection. These long-haulers, as they are called, may have shortness of breath, fatigue, headaches, loss of taste and (c)_______, heart damage, muscle aches, brain fog, chronic cough or other symptoms. HOST: What a long list! Who gets long Covid and why?

GUEST: Between 10% and 30% of people who get (d)_______ with the coronavirus have long-lasting symptoms. That includes people with no symptoms at the time of the infection and people with mild infections.

HOST: Wait, so you're saying that a person who was asymptomatic when he tested (e)_______ for Covid could get long Covid later?

GUEST: Exactly. And we don't know why. There are other viruses that behave like this. We think it happens because when the body fights off the (f)_______, it causes inflammation and damage to organs like the heart, (g)_______ and kidneys.

HOST: I see. OK, let's move on to the next question ...    

• fatigue = 疲労 • chronic = 慢性の • mild = 軽い • inflammation = 炎症

Step 2: Listen to the audio and fill in the blanks with the words you hear.

オーディオを聞いて、空欄に入る語句を考えましょう。

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Step 3: Check your answers.

答えをチェックしてください。

[The following is a TV interview with a doctor.]     

HOST:  Dr. Davidson, thank you for coming here today to answer our questions. The first (a)viewer asks, "What is long Covid?"  

GUEST: "Long Covid" or "long-haul Covid" refers to (b)symptoms that last for weeks or months after infection. These long-haulers, as they are called, may have shortness of breath, fatigue, headaches, loss of taste and (c)smell, heart damage, muscle aches, brain fog, chronic cough or other symptoms. HOST: What a long list! Who gets long Covid and why?

GUEST: Between 10% and 30% of people who get (d)infected with the coronavirus have long-lasting symptoms. That includes people with no symptoms at the time of the infection and people with mild infections.

HOST: Wait, so you're saying that a person who was asymptomatic when he tested (e)positive for Covid could get long Covid later?

GUEST: Exactly. And we don't know why. There are other viruses that behave like this. We think it happens because when the body fights off the (f)virus, it causes inflammation and damage to organs like the heart, (g)brain and kidneys.

HOST: I see. OK, let's move on to the next question ...    

 

Listen Carefully 0721

Step1: Read the article as it is.

    空欄のままで読んでください。

   

[The following is a news report.]   As more and more people get vaccinated, we're all looking forward to getting back to (a)_______. We want to go back to life without masks. But until we (b)_______ herd immunity, vaccinated people and unvaccinated people are going to have to learn how to live and work together. What is herd immunity? That's when a (c)_______ high percentage of the population is protected through vaccination or through natural infection so that the virus can’t (d)_______ easily. We don't yet know exactly what percentage of the (e)_______  must have immunity to protect the community from the spread of COVID. For polio, it's 80%; for measles it's 95%. So until we reach a very high percentage of people with immunity, the unvaccinated will have to (f)_______ taking precautions, like wearing masks and socially distancing. However, fully vaccinated people can gather (g)_______ with others who are also fully vaccinated without taking extra precautions. 

• immunity = 免疫

• infection = 感染 

• measles = 麻疹, はしか 

• take precautions  = 用心する

Step 2: Listen to the audio and fill in the blanks with the words you hear.

オーディオを聞いて、空欄に入る語句を考えましょう。

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Step 3: Check your answers.

答えをチェックしてください。

[The following is a news report.]   As more and more people get vaccinated, we're all looking forward to getting back to (a)normal. We want to go back to life without masks. But until we (b)reach herd immunity, vaccinated people and unvaccinated people are going to have to learn how to live and work together. What is herd immunity? That's when a (c)rather high percentage of the population is protected through vaccination or through natural infection so that the virus can’t (d)spread easily. We don't yet know exactly what percentage of the (e)population must have immunity to protect the community from the spread of COVID. For polio, it's 80%; for measles it's 95%. So until we reach a very high percentage of people with immunity, the unvaccinated will have to (f)continue taking precautions, like wearing masks and socially distancing. However, fully vaccinated people can gather (g)indoors with others who are also fully vaccinated without taking extra precautions. 

 

Listen Carefully 0621

Step1: Read the article as it is.

    空欄のままで読んでください。

   

[The following is a news report.]   The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is extending its face mask requirement. The TSA’s initial face mask requirement, which went into effect on  (a)_______ 1, was scheduled to expire on May 11. It will now be extended through (b)_______ 13. Until then, masks are required for all individuals across all transportation networks throughout the United States, including at (c)_______, onboard commercial aircraft, on motor coaches, on commuter buses and on rail systems. At airports, the TSA screening officer will ask travelers to (d)_______ lower their face mask to verify their identity. Those who enter the screening area (e)_______ a face mask will be asked to obtain one. Passengers who refuse to wear a face mask will not be permitted to enter the (f)_______ area of the airport. The TSA asks all commuters and travelers, including (g)_______ travelers, to check the TSA  website before traveling.

• requirement = 要求, 義務 

• motor coach = ハイウェイバス  

• commuter bus = 通勤[通学]バス 

• verify one's identity= 人の身元を確認する 

• refuse to do = ~することを拒む

Step 2: Listen to the audio and fill in the blanks with the words you hear.

オーディオを聞いて、空欄に入る語句を考えましょう。

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Step 3: Check your answers.

答えをチェックしてください。

[The following is a news report.]   The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is extending its face mask requirement. The TSA’s initial face mask requirement, which went into effect on  (a)February 1, was scheduled to expire on May 11. It will now be extended through (b)September 13. Until then, masks are required for all individuals across all transportation networks throughout the United States, including at (c)airports, onboard commercial aircraft, on motor coaches, on commuter buses and on rail systems. At airports, the TSA screening officer will ask travelers to (d)temporarily lower their face mask to verify their identity. Those who enter the screening area (e)without a face mask will be asked to obtain one. Passengers who refuse to wear a face mask will not be permitted to enter the (f)secure area of the airport. The TSA asks all commuters and travelers, including (g)international travelers, to check the TSA  website before traveling.

 
 

Listen Carefully 0521

Step1: Read the article as it is.

    空欄のままで読んでください。

   

[The following is from a news report.]    We’ll end the news tonight with a feel-good story.  It’s about a man who customized his (a)_______ to look like the coronavirus. The man, Darrel Johnson, made dozens of red spikes using a 3D (b)_______ and attached them to his red car. Why? Because he wanted his car to be easily recognized. You see, Darrel is part of an informal (c)_______ of volunteers who are working to get people vaccinated as quickly as possible. These volunteers promote their services (d)_______ and put up posters in their neighborhoods. Some help people by booking vaccination (e)_______, which can be difficult and take a lot of time. Darrel uses his car to drive his friends, neighbors or anyone who needs a ride to a vaccination (f)_______ free of charge.  People have started calling him "Coronaman" and his car "the Coronamobile."  "I always wanted to be a (g)_______ when I was a kid,” he said, “and now I kind of feel like one! It feels great to help people. We can all be superheroes,” he said.

• a feel-good story = 気分が良くなる話 

• promote A = Aを宣伝するl 

• need a ride = 車で送ってもらいたい 

• free of charge = 無料で

Step 2: Listen to the audio and fill in the blanks with the words you hear.

オーディオを聞いて、空欄に入る語句を考えましょう。

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Step 3: Check your answers.

答えをチェックしてください。

[The following is from a news report.] We’ll end the news tonight with a feel-good story.  It’s about a man who customized his (a)car to look like the coronavirus. The man, Darrel Johnson, made dozens of red spikes using a 3D (b)printer and attached them to his red car. Why? Because he wanted his car to be easily recognized. You see, Darrel is part of an informal (c)network of volunteers who are working to get people vaccinated as quickly as possible. These volunteers promote their services (d)online and put up posters in their neighborhoods. Some help people by booking vaccination (e)appointments, which can be difficult and take a lot of time. Darrel uses his car to drive his friends, neighbors or anyone who needs a ride to a vaccination (f)center free of charge.  People have started calling him "Coronaman" and his car "the Coronamobile."  "I always wanted to be a (g)superhero when I was a kid,” he said, “and now I kind of feel like one! It feels great to help people. We can all be superheroes,” he said.

Listen Carefully 0421

Step1: Read the article as it is.

    空欄のままで読んでください。

   

[The following is from a news report.] On April 7, Virginia joined nearly (a)_______ other states when its lawmakers voted to legalize recreational marijuana, making it the first Southern state to do so.  The law states that, starting July 1, adults will be allowed to possess and (b)_______small amounts of the drug. They will be allowed to possess up to 1 ounce, which is about 28 grams. Selling marijuana, however, will continue to be illegal until (c)_______. Using marijuana in public and driving under the influence of marijuana will continue to be against the law. Anyone found to be in possession of more than an ounce but less than a pound (454 g) will be fined $(d)_______. Possession of more than a pound will be considered a felony. Adults will be allowed to share up to an (e)_______ of marijuana with other people as long as there’s no exchange of (f)_______ or goods. Anyone under the age of 21 who is caught in possession of even small amounts of marijuana will face a fine of $25 and will be required to go to a treatment and (g)_______ program.         

• possess A = Aを所持する = be in possession of A

• under the influence of A = Aの影響下で

• be fined ~  = ~の 罰金を科せられる

• felony  = 重罪

Step 2: Listen to the audio and fill in the blanks with the words you hear.

オーディオを聞いて、空欄に入る語句を考えましょう。

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Step 3: Check your answers.

答えをチェックしてください。

[The following is from a news report.] On April 7, Virginia joined nearly (a)20 other states when its lawmakers voted to legalize recreational marijuana, making it the first Southern state to do so.  The law states that, starting July 1, adults will be allowed to possess and (b)grow small amounts of the drug. They will be allowed to possess up to 1 ounce, which is about 28 grams. Selling marijuana, however, will continue to be illegal until (c)2024. Using marijuana in public and driving under the influence of marijuana will continue to be against the law. Anyone found to be in possession of more than an ounce but less than a pound (454 g) will be fined $(d)25. Possession of more than a pound will be considered a felony. Adults will be allowed to share up to an (e)ounce of marijuana with other people as long as there’s no exchange of (f)money or goods. Anyone under the age of 21 who is caught in possession of even small amounts of marijuana will face a fine of $25 and will be required to go to a treatment and (g)education program.    

 

Listen Carefully 0321

Step1: Read the article as it is.

    空欄のままで読んでください。

   

[The following is from a YouTube video for kids.]  Hi, kids! Are you excited about a visit from the Easter Bunny? Easter is April 4th this year. I say "this year" because Easter is a "(a)_______ holiday." That means it's not on a fixed date—it changes every year.  Maybe you already knew that, but do you know how the (b)_______ is calculated?  No? Well, let me explain!  It's based on the the lunisolar calendar. "Lunar" means "of the (c)_______," and "solar" means "of the sun."  So Easter is decided by a calendar that is based on the moon and the sun, not by the Gregorian calendar that we use today. Do you remember from past videos what "equinox" means?  "Equi" means "(d)_______," and "nox" means "night." So an "equinox" is a day when day and night are of equal length. There's one in the spring, called the vernal equinox, and one in the (e)_______, called the autumnal equinox. Now, what does all of this have to do with Easter? Easter is always the first (f)_______ after the first full moon after the vernal equinox. So let's see ... the vernal equinox is March 20th, and the first full moon after that is March 29th, which is a (g)_______. That means the following Sunday, April 4th, is Easter!       

• have to do with = 関係がある

Step 2: Listen to the audio and fill in the blanks with the words you hear.

オーディオを聞いて、空欄に入る語句を考えましょう。

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Step 3: Check your answers.

答えをチェックしてください。

[The following is from a YouTube video for kids.]  Hi, kids! Are you excited about a visit from the Easter Bunny? Easter is April 4th this year. I say "this year" because Easter is a "(a)moveable holiday." That means it's not on a fixed date—it changes every year.  Maybe you already knew that, but do you know how the (b)date is calculated?  No? Well, let me explain!  It's based on the the lunisolar calendar. "Lunar" means "of the (c)moon," and "solar" means "of the sun."  So Easter is decided by a calendar that is based on the moon and the sun, not by the Gregorian calendar that we use today. Do you remember from past videos what "equinox" means?  "Equi" means "(d)equal," and "nox" means "night." So an "equinox" is a day when day and night are of equal length. There's one in the spring, called the vernal equinox, and one in the (e)fall, called the autumnal equinox. Now, what does all of this have to do with Easter? Easter is always the first (f)Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox. So let's see ... the vernal equinox is March 20th, and the first full moon after that is March 29th, which is a (g)Monday. That means the following Sunday, April 4th, is Easter!   

 

Listen Carefully 0221

Step1: Read the article as it is.

    空欄のままで読んでください。

   

[The following is from a morning news show.]  

Host: Dr. Hall, thank you for coming on Good Morning Today to talk about vaccines.  Many healthcare workers have already gotten their (a)_______ doses of the vaccine, but most of us are still waiting for our (b)_______. I'm anxious to get the vaccine, but some are a little anxious about getting it.  What can you tell us about the vaccines?

Guest:  Well, first of all, the vaccines will protect you from getting (c)_______ COVID-19.  That means getting vaccinated will keep you out of the hospital and keep you from (d)_______. That's the most important thing to understand. Second, the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses. After the first shot, you'll have a bit of (e)_______, but you won't be fully protected until a week or two after your second shot, so it's important to get both shots, even if you have some side effects after the first one. You may have a (f)_______, fever, chills, and tiredness.  These symptoms occur more often after the second dose, and they can be treated with over-the-counter (g)_______    

• dose = (ワクチンの)投与, (薬の)一回分

• be anxious to do = 〜したいと切望している

• be anxious about A = Aについて不安に思う  

Step 2: Listen to the audio and fill in the blanks with the words you hear.

オーディオを聞いて、空欄に入る語句を考えましょう。

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Step 3: Check your answers.

答えをチェックしてください。

[The following is from a morning news show.]  

Host: Dr. Hall, thank you for coming on Good Morning Today to talk about vaccines.  Many healthcare workers have already gotten their (a)second doses of the vaccine, but most of us are still waiting for our (b)turn. I'm anxious to get the vaccine, but some are a little anxious about getting it.  What can you tell us about the vaccines?

Guest:  Well, first of all, the vaccines will protect you from getting (c)severe COVID-19.  That means getting vaccinated will keep you out of the hospital and keep you from (d)dying. That's the most important thing to understand. Second, the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses. After the first shot, you'll have a bit of (e)protection, but you won't be fully protected until a week or two after your second shot, so it's important to get both shots, even if you have some side effects after the first one. You may have a (f)headache, fever, chills, and tiredness. These symptoms occur more often after the second dose, and they can be treated with over-the-counter (g)medicine    

 

Listen Carefully 0121

Step1: Read the article as it is.

    空欄のままで読んでください。

   

[The following is a voice mail message.]  Hi, honey, it's me. I'm just calling to let you know I'm going to be  (a)_______ getting home. I was a little late leaving the office because we were preparing for tomorrow's (b)_______ meeting. And now I'm stuck in (c)_______. We're just inching along. I think there was an (d)_______ or something. Anyway, I'm not sure how long it's going to take me to get home. I bought some (e)_______  dinners for just such an emergency. They're in the freezer. There are a few different Yummy Cuisine meals for the kids. Let them pick what they want. And there's Salisbury steak or chicken pot pie for you.  I know you like those. All you have to do is (f)_______ them up in the microwave. Just read the back of the (g)_______. It's easy. Please go ahead and eat without me.  I really have no idea what time I'm going to get home. If you need me, call my cellphone.           

• stuck = 動けなくなって

• inch along = 少しずつ進む

• such an emergency = このような緊急事態  

• Salisbury steak = ハンバーグ  

Step 2: Listen to the audio and fill in the blanks with the words you hear.

オーディオを聞いて、空欄に入る語句を考えましょう。

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Step 3: Check your answers.

答えをチェックしてください。

[The following is a voice mail message.]  Hi, honey, it's me. I'm just calling to let you know I'm going to be  (a)late getting home. I was a little late leaving the office because we were preparing for tomorrow's (b)big meeting. And now I'm stuck in (c)traffic. We're just inching along. I think there was an (d)accident or something. Anyway, I'm not sure how long it's going to take me to get home. I bought some (e)frozen  dinners for just such an emergency. They're in the freezer. There are a few different Yummy Cuisine meals for the kids. Let them pick what they want. And there's Salisbury steak or chicken pot pie for you.  I know you like those. All you have to do is (f)heat them up in the microwave. Just read the back of the (g)package. It's easy. Please go ahead and eat without me.  I really have no idea what time I'm going to get home. If you need me, call my cellphone.