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Listen Carefully 0624

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 about airport and flight security.

 

  The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has introduced new security measures*  to ensure* the (a)_______ of all travelers. Passengers on international flights should be prepared for thorough inspections* of their carry-on bags.  All carry-on items may be searched by (b)_______, and items may be tested for traces of* explosive (c)_______. Additionally, travelers themselves may experience thorough pat-downs* at security checkpoints. While on board, passengers on both domestic and  (d)_______ flights must follow strict regulations for the final hour of their flight. During this time, everyone must remain seated*, and the use of lavatories* will not be allowed. At this time all personal items, including  (e)_______ devices, books and blankets, must be securely stowed*. These measures are designed for safety and are subject to (f)_______.  Passengers are encouraged* to stay informed about the latest security guidelines and to  cooperate fully with TSA (g)_______ for a smooth and safe travel experience.             

•measure = 対策   

•ensure A = Aを保証する

•thorough inspection = 徹底的な検査

•traces of A = Aの痕跡

•pat-down = ボディーチェック

•remain seated =  座ったままでいる

•lavatory = (飛行機の)トイレ

•stow = しまう

•encourage someone to do = 人に~するように勧める

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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The following is a news report about airport and flight security.

 

  The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has introduced new security measures*  to ensure* the (a)safety of all travelers. Passengers on international flights should be prepared for thorough inspections* of their carry-on bags.  All carry-on items may be searched by (b)hand, and items may be tested for traces of* explosive (c)materials. Additionally, travelers themselves may experience thorough pat-downs* at security checkpoints. While on board, passengers on both domestic and  (d)international flights must follow strict regulations for the final hour of their flight. During this time, everyone must remain seated*, and the use of lavatories* will not be allowed. At this time all personal items, including  (e)electronic devices, books and blankets, must be securely stowed*. These measures are designed for safety and are subject to (f)change.  Passengers are encouraged* to stay informed about the latest security guidelines and to cooperate fully with TSA (g)officers for a smooth and safe travel experience. 

Listen Carefully 0524

Step1: Read the article as it is.

    空欄のままで読んでください。

   

The following is a health news report.

 

 Everyone has heard the saying* “An (a)_______ a day keeps the doctor away,” and now (b)_______ is backing that up*. In a study, 160 women aged 45 to 65 were made to eat either 75 grams of dried apples or 100 grams of (c)_______each day for a year. Only the women who ate dried apples lowered their bad LDL cholesterol levels by 23% while (d)_______ their good HDL cholesterol by 4%.  And though the dried fruit snacks added 240 calories a day to their diets*, this did not lead to weight (e)_______. In fact, the women (f)_______ 3.3 pounds, or approximately* 1.5 kilograms, on average. Doctors warn that while apples may be a natural way to lower cholesterol, patients should not stop taking their cholesterol medicine or make changes in the dosage* of medicine they take without first discussing it with their (g)_______.             

•saying = ことわざ 

•back A up = Aを裏付ける

•diet = 日常の飲食物, 食生活

•approximately = おおよそ, ほぼ, 約

•dosage =(薬の)用量, (薬の)1回分

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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The following is an announcement heard in a shopping mall. .

 

               Everyone has heard the saying* “An (a)apple a day keeps the doctor away,” and now (b)research is backing that up*. In a study, 160 women aged 45 to 65 were made to eat either 75 grams of dried apples or 100 grams of (c)prunes each day for a year. Only the women who ate dried apples lowered their bad LDL cholesterol levels by 23% while (d)raising their good HDL cholesterol by 4%.  And though the dried fruit snacks added 240 calories a day to their diets*, this did not lead to weight (e)gain. In fact, the women (f)lost 3.3 pounds, or approximately* 1.5 kilograms, on average. Doctors warn that while apples may be a natural way to lower cholesterol, patients should not stop taking their cholesterol medicine or make changes in the dosage* of medicine they take without first discussing it with their (g)doctors.   

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LC0424

Listen Carefully 0424

Step1: Read the article as it is.

    空欄のままで読んでください。

   

The following is an announcement heard in a shopping mall.

 

               Attention Fairview Mall shoppers!  We are sorry to have to inform* you that a (a)_______ car has been involved in a minor accident* in one of Fairview Mall’s parking (b)_______. Our security personnel* have reported that the vehicle*, a dark (c)_______ Honda Accord with license plate* number G-3-N-1-U-5, has been slightly* damaged. The accident occurred on Level (d)_______, in section B of the south parking garage.  If you are the owner of this vehicle, please come to the customer service  (e)_______ in the center of the mall to receive further information regarding* the accident.  Once again, that’s a dark gray Honda Accord with license plate number G-3-N-1-U-5. Thank you all for your (f)_______. Fairview Mall remains committed to providing a (g)_______ and secure environment for all of our customers.

•inform A  = Aに知らせる

•be involved in an accident  = 事故に巻き込まれる

•personnel = 職員, 社員 

•vehicle = 乗り物, 車

•license plate = ナンバープレート

•slightly = わずかに

•regarding A = Aに関して, Aについて

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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The following is an announcement heard in a shopping mall. .

 

               Attention Fairview Mall shoppers!  We are sorry to have to inform* you that a (a)parked car has been involved in a minor accident* in one of Fairview Mall’s parking (b)garages. Our security personnel* have reported that the vehicle*, a dark (c)gray Honda Accord with license plate* number G-3-N-1-U-5, has been slightly* damaged. The accident occurred on Level (d)3, in section B of the south parking garage.  If you are the owner of this vehicle, please come to the customer service  (e)desk in the center of the mall to receive further information regarding* the accident.  Once again, that’s a dark gray Honda Accord with license plate number G-3-N-1-U-5. Thank you all for your (f)attention. Fairview Mall remains committed to providing a (g)safe and secure environment for all of our customers.

Listen Carefully 0324

Step1: Read the article as it is.

    空欄のままで読んでください。

   

The following is a PSA* on the radio .

 

        Cherry blossom season is almost here! We all want to enjoy the cherry blossoms in our own way. For some, that means (a)_______  under the cherry blossoms, for some it means cycling along a tree-lined river, and for others it means having a hanami party in a public park. No matter how you plan to take in the cherry blossoms, remember some simple (b)_______ . First, check when and where to go for the best (c)_______  of cherry blossoms in your area. When you get there, set up your picnic space, but be sure to give others enough (d)_______ , too. Don’t get too close to others and don’t block walkways. If you’re walking under the cherry blossoms, be careful not to (e)_______  on others’ picnic sheets. Once your party has started, remember to keep it down. Of course you’re there to eat, drink and talk, but don't drink too much and don’t (f)_______  too loud. If you want to play music, don’t play it so loud that it annoys others. In crowded areas, ask those around you if it’s OK with them before you play music. When taking photos, respect the delicate flowers. Don't (g)_______   cherry blossoms or try to climb  the trees — you may damage the trees. Finally, keep the park clean. Be sure to dispose of your trash properly, and don't leave anything behind. If everyone acts responsibly, we’ll all have a great hanami season!
 

•PSA = public service announcement = 公共広告
•tree-lined A = 並木のあるA
•take in A = A
〔美しい自然など〕を楽しむ
•keep it [the noise] down = 静かにする
•annoy someone = 人をいらいらさせる
•respect A = Aを大切にする
•dispose of A = Aを捨てる

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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The following is a PSA* on the radio.

 

        Cherry blossom season is almost here! We all want to enjoy the cherry blossoms in our own way. For some, that means (a)walking  under the cherry blossoms, for some it means cycling along a tree-lined river, and for others it means having a hanami party in a public park. No matter how you plan to take in the cherry blossoms, remember some simple (b)rules. First, check when and where to go for the best (c)views of cherry blossoms in your area. When you get there, set up your picnic space, but be sure to give others enough (d)room, too. Don’t get too close to others and don’t block walkways. If you’re walking under the cherry blossoms, be careful not to (e)step on others’ picnic sheets. Once your party has started, remember to keep it down. Of course you’re there to eat, drink and talk, but don't drink too much and don’t (f)talk  too loud. If you want to play music, don’t play it so loud that it annoys others. In crowded areas, ask those around you if it’s OK with them before you play music. When taking photos, respect the delicate flowers. Don't (g)pick cherry blossoms or try to climb  the trees — you may damage the trees. Finally, keep the park clean. Be sure to dispose of your trash properly, and don't leave anything behind. If everyone acts responsibly, we’ll all have a great hanami season!

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Listen Carefully 0224

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 promoting an ongoing* event .

 

        Hello! It’s Amy Pierce, and I’m here at Winter Fest 2024, which kicked off* on Saturday, February 3rd, with a spectacular* opening ceremony. As always, the Snow King, the adorable* polar bear you see behind me, is the official mascot of this amazing (a)_______-week-long festival. Some of the highlights yet to come* are live concerts, an (b)_______ dance party, the snow (c)_______, dogsled* rides, sleigh* rides, and an outdoor (d)_______. Plus the international snow sculpture* show is open every day during the festival.  Over there you can see some of the fun and crazy games! Those (e)_______ look like they’re having fun. But adults are welcome to play, too!  So come on down, and bring the whole family. But dress warmly! Temperatures will be f)_______ freezing for the rest of the week.  If you missed the opening ceremony, don’t worry! The (g)_______ ceremony will be just as spectacular! It will be held on February 18th, that’s one week from today*. For more information, go to the URL on your screen. I hope to see you here!
 

•ongoing = 行われている
•kick off = 始まる
•spectacular = 壮大な, 壮観な, 華々しい
•adorable = かわいらしい
•yet to come =  まだこれからだ       
•dogsled = 犬ぞり
•sleigh = そり
•snow sculpture = 雪像
•a week from today = 来週の今日

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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The following is a news report about Christmas tree collection.

 

        Hello! It’s Amy Pierce, and I’m here at Winter Fest 2024, which kicked off* on Saturday, February 3rd, with a spectacular* opening ceremony. As always, the Snow King, the adorable* polar bear you see behind me, is the official mascot of this amazing (a)two-week-long festival. Some of the highlights yet to come* are live concerts, an (b)outdoor dance party, the snow (c)bath, dogsled* rides, sleigh* rides, and an outdoor (d)barbecue. Plus the international snow sculpture* show is open every day during the festival.  Over there you can see some of the fun and crazy games! Those (e)kids look like they’re having fun. But adults are welcome to play, too!  So come on down, and bring the whole family. But dress warmly! Temperatures will be f)below freezing for the rest of the week.  If you missed the opening ceremony, don’t worry! The (g)closing ceremony will be just as spectacular! It will be held on February 18th, that’s one week from today*. For more information, go to the URL on your screen. I hope to see you here!

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Listen Carefully 0124

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 about Christmas tree collection.

 

        Get ready, Fairtown! Christmas tree pickup starts soon. I know, it’s always sad to say (a)_______ to your tree, but it’s almost time. Christmas tree collection starts next week!  Crews will pick up trees on the first and third (b)_______ of January. That means January 2nd and 16th. Remember, this pickup is separate from your regular trash days. To make sure your tree gets picked up, put it by the curb* before (c)_______ AM on the Tuesday of collection week. But before that, be sure to take off all of the decorations, (d)_______, nails, and stands. And don't bag up* your tree; leave it bare*. We asked Mayor Brown about tree pickup. He emphasized* that the pickup crew will not take your tree if the the tree is not (e)_______, and that once the pickup crew finishes a street, they won't come back. So following the rules will ensure* that your tree will be collected on the date you’ve (f)_______.  And there’s no need to feel sorry for your tree, because it will have a second life! The trees will be taken to the recycling center, where they’ll be recycled into wood chips! You can pick up some for use in your own (g)_______ anytime after February 1st. Fairtown’s Christmas tree pickup isn't just good for our streets, it's good for the environment, too!
 

•curb = 歩道の縁石       
•bag up A = Aを袋に入れる
•bare = (飾りなど)何もついていない
•emphasize that SV = 〜であると強調する
•ensure that SV = 確実に〜であるようにする

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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The following is a news report about Christmas tree collection.

 

        Get ready, Fairtown! Christmas tree pickup starts soon. I know, it’s always sad to say (a)goodbye to your tree, but it’s almost time. Christmas tree collection starts next week!  Crews will pick up trees on the first and third (b)Tuesdays of January. That means January 2nd and 16th. Remember, this pickup is separate from your regular trash days. To make sure your tree gets picked up, put it by the curb* before (c)7:00 AM on the Tuesday of collection week. But before that, be sure to take off all of the decorations, (d)lights, nails, and stands. And don't bag up* your tree; leave it bare*. We asked Mayor Brown about tree pickup. He emphasized* that the pickup crew will not take your tree if the the tree is not (e)bare, and that once the pickup crew finishes a street, they won't come back. So following the rules will ensure* that your tree will be collected on the date you’ve (f)chosen.  And there’s no need to feel sorry for your tree, because it will have a second life! The trees will be taken to the recycling center, where they’ll be recycled into wood chips! You can pick up some for use in your own (g)garden anytime after February 1st. Fairtown’s Christmas tree pickup isn't just good for our streets, it's good for the environment, too!

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