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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.    

 
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