listen carefully 2022 

 

Listen Carefully 0922

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.   

       Next up, we have good news for beach goers. Beaches in the Monty Bay area are ready to reopen tomorrow. They were closed when a 48-year-old man was bitten by a (a)_______ last Saturday afternoon. The man, a visitor from Texas, had been snorkeling about (b)_______ meters from the shore* at the time. Several people on the shore heard him scream for (c)_______. Three men rushed into the water and pulled the injured man to shore, while another man (d)_______ 911.  A doctor who happened to be jogging* on the beach at the time stopped and provided first aid* until the ambulance* arrived. The injured man was then (e)_______ to Monty Bay Medical Center, where his injuries were treated. A spokesperson for the (f)_______ center reports that the man is in stable condition*.   Following the incident*, three beach parks — Benton Beach Park, Monty Bay Beach Park and Mateo Beach Park — were closed.  No sharks have been sighted* in the area in the past three days, so all three parks are (g)_______ to reopen at 6:00 a.m. tomorrow.        

 

• shore = 海岸
• happen to be doing  = たまたま〜している
• provide first aid =救急処置をほどこす
• ambulance =  救急車
• in stable condition = 安定している

• incident = 事件

• sight A = Aを見つける

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.   

       Next up, we have good news for beach goers. Beaches in the Monty Bay area are ready to reopen tomorrow. They were closed when a 48-year-old man was bitten by a (a)shark last Saturday afternoon. The man, a visitor from Texas, had been snorkeling about (b)50 meters from the shore* at the time. Several people on the shore heard him scream for (c)help. Three men rushed into the water and pulled the injured man to shore, while another man (d)called 911.  A doctor who happened to be jogging* on the beach at the time stopped and provided first aid* until the ambulance* arrived. The injured man was then (e)taken to Monty Bay Medical Center, where his injuries were treated. A spokesperson for the (f)medical center reports that the man is in stable condition*.   Following the incident*, three beach parks — Benton Beach Park, Monty Bay Beach Park and Mateo Beach Park — were closed.  No sharks have been sighted* in the area in the past three days, so all three parks are (g)scheduled to reopen at 6:00 a.m. tomorrow.        

 

Listen Carefully 0822

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 at the end of an office meeting.   

       Everyone, can I have your attention again, please? Mr. Greenfield has asked me to remind all of you about the company policy concerning expense (a)_______.  A number of employees have been submitting* expense reports for reimbursement* after the monthly cut-off date, which is the  (b)______, and pushing the accounting staff to process the reports and reimburse* them by the (c)______of the month.  This puts an extra burden on the people in the accounting department and leads to (d)______ work for them, which results in additional costs for the company. As of August 2022, the (e)______ will be strictly enforced*. Any reports submitted late will be processed with the expenses of the (f)______ month, and employees who submit receipts more than (g)______ days after the date of the expenditure*, as shown on the receipt, will not be paid back for the expenses at all. Please understand that there will be no exceptions. Thank you.   

 

• submit A = Aを提出する
• reimbursement= 弁財
• reimburse someone (for A) =人に(Aを)返金する
• enforce A =  Aを実施する
• expenditure  = 支出

 

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 an announcement heard at the end of an office meeting.   

            Everyone, can I have your attention again, please? Mr. Greenfield has asked me to remind all of you about the company policy concerning expense (a)reports.  A number of employees have been submitting* expense reports for reimbursement* after the monthly cut-off date, which is the (b)15th, and pushing the accounting staff to process the reports and reimburse* them by the (c)end of the month.  This puts an extra burden on the people in the accounting department and leads to (d)overtime  work for them, which results in additional costs for the company. As of August 2022, the (e)deadline will be strictly enforced*. Any reports submitted late will be processed with the expenses of the (f)following month, and employees who submit receipts more than (g)40  days after the date of the expenditure*, as shown on the receipt, will not be paid back for the expenses at all. Please understand that there will be no exceptions. Thank you.   

 
 

Listen Carefully 0722

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 at a morning conference.   

     Good morning. I'd like to say a few words while we're waiting to get started. First off*, I’d like to thank you all for (a)______today. I know that some of you have come a long way to attend today's conference. We're very glad you could make it*. It seems that everyone who was planning to attend today has already (b)_______ in at the reception desk, but I see a few people are still in the lobby getting their materials and badges, so we’ll wait until they get (c)_______ before we begin. When everyone has been seated, Mr. Kameya will start us off by introducing this morning's (d)_______. The first presentation will begin  (e)_______ after that. At around 10:30, we’ll pause for a (f)_______ intermission, and refreshments* will be served in the (g)_______ at that time. The final presentation will begin after that, at 11:00. Thank you for your continued patience*.  

 

• First off, ... = 最初に、..., ます、...

• glad you could make it = 来てくださって嬉しい

• refreshments = 軽い飲食物

• Thank you for your patience  = お待ちいただきありがとうございます 

  

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 an announcement heard at a morning conference.   

     Good morning. I'd like to say a few words while we're waiting to get started. First off*, I’d like to thank you all for (a)coming today. I know that some of you have come a long way to attend today's conference. We're very glad you could make it*. It seems that everyone who was planning to attend today has already (b)signed in at the reception desk, but I see a few people are still in the lobby getting their materials and badges, so we’ll wait until they get (c)seated before we begin. When everyone has been seated, Mr. Kameya will start us off by introducing this morning's (d)speakers. The first presentation will begin  (e)directly after that. At around 10:30, we’ll pause for a (f)short intermission, and refreshments* will be served in the (g)lobby at that time. The final presentation will begin after that, at 11:00. Thank you for your continued patience*.

Listen Carefully 0622

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 at a train station.   

    Attention, please. The express train is now approaching Platform 3. For your safety, please stand back from the (a)_______  edge and hold onto all strollers* and wheelchairs*. Please use caution when (b)_______ the train.  Adults with small children are advised to hold them by the (c)_______ while waiting and when boarding. Once you've boarded the train, please observe* the (d)_______ signs and note* that all seats marked in (e)_______ are reserved for the elderly and disabled*.  Please set your cellphone to the off position or silent mode. If you (f)_______ use your cellphone on the train, please do so in the designated areas (g)_______ cars. Thank you for your cooperation. 

•stroller = ベビーカー

• wheelchair = 車椅子

• observe = (表示などに) 従う

• note that SV = ~ということに注意する

• disabled =  障害者

• designated  = 指定された

  

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 an announcement at a train station.   

    Attention, please. The express train is now approaching Platform 3. For your safety, please stand back from the (a)platform edge and hold onto all strollers* and wheelchairs*. Please use caution when (b)boarding the train.  Adults with small children are advised to hold them by the (c)hand while waiting and when boarding. Once you've boarded the train, please observe* the (d)no-smoking signs and note* that all seats marked in (e)blue are reserved for the elderly and disabled*.  Please set your cellphone to the off position or silent mode. If you (f)must use your cellphone on the train, please do so in the designated areas (g)between cars. Thank you for your cooperation. 

 

Listen Carefully 0522

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 on the shuttle bus from the parking lot to the marine park entrance.   

   Welcome to Blue Island Marine Park. I have a few announcements about the park's attractions. Today, as always, you can watch our star dolphins, Skipper and Mimi, play in the (a)_______ aquarium*. You can learn all about (b)_______ on one of our four guided tours, which begin at 11:00 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:45 p.m. And I'm afraid our popular Penguin Palace will be closing early today, at (c)_______, for maintenance, so be sure to get in by (d)_______ at the latest, or you won’t have enough time to see the whole palace. And all you (e)_______. out there, don't miss the Garden by the Sea, where you can meet your favorite cartoon characters! You can even get your (f)_______ taken with them! When you’re ready to leave, just catch the shuttle back to your car. The shuttle leaves from the main entrance every (g)______minutes starting from 10:30 a.m. The last shuttle leaves at 7:00 p.m.    

• aquarium = 水族館

• maintenance = 整備 

 

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 an announcement on the shuttle bus from the parking lot to the marine park entrance.   

   Welcome to Blue Island Marine Park. I have a few announcements about the park's attractions. Today, as always, you can watch our star dolphins, Skipper and Mimi, play in the (a)main aquarium*. You can learn all about (b)dolphins on one of our four guided tours, which begin at 11:00 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:45 p.m. And I'm afraid our popular Penguin Palace will be closing early today, at (c)4:30, for maintenance, so be sure to get in by (d)3:30 at the latest, or you won’t have enough time to see the whole palace. And all you (e)kids out there, don't miss the Garden by the Sea, where you can meet your favorite cartoon characters! You can even get your (f)picture taken with them! When you’re ready to leave, just catch the shuttle back to your car. The shuttle leaves from the main entrance every (g)15 minutes starting from 10:30 a.m. The last shuttle leaves at 7:00 p.m.    

 

Listen Carefully 0422

Step1: Read the article as it is.

    空欄のままで読んでください。

   

The following is the automated message of a dental clinic.   

   Hello. Thank you for calling Oakbrook Dental Clinic. If you're (a)_______ regarding* a dental emergency, press 9, and your call will immediately be forwarded* to  Dr. Richard Brown's cellphone.  If you're calling about a (b)_______ emergency, please hang up* and dial 911. If you’re calling to (c)_______ an appointment, you have three options: press 1* and follow the automated guidance, make an appointment (d)_______ at oakbrookdental.com, or call us back during office (e)_______.  Our office hours are Tuesday through Friday from (f)_______ a.m.  to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. To get directions* to our office, press 5. To leave a (g)_______, wait for the beep. We will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you for your call.  Beep.   

• regarding = ~に関して, ~について= about  

• forward A=  Aを転送する

• hang up = 電話を切る 

• press A = Aを押す  

• directions = 道順   

• beep =ビーッと鳴る音 

 

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 the automated message of a dental clinic.   

   Hello. Thank you for calling Oakbrook Dental Clinic. If you're (a)calling regarding* a dental emergency, press 9, and your call will immediately be forwarded* to  Dr. Richard Brown's cellphone.  If you're calling about a (b)medical emergency, please hang up* and dial 911. If you’re calling to (c)schedule an appointment, you have three options: press 1* and follow the automated guidance, make an appointment (d)online at oakbrookdental.com, or call us back during office (e)hours.  Our office hours are Tuesday through Friday from (f)7:00 a.m.  to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. To get directions* to our office, press 5. To leave a (g)message, wait for the beep. We will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you for your call.  Beep.    

 

Listen Carefully 0322

Step1: Read the article as it is.

    空欄のままで読んでください。

   

The following is a public service announcement.   

Every year, over (a)_______ million homeless dogs and cats are sent to animal shelters in the U.S.  What’s (a)_______is that nearly a million of these poor animals — 390,000 dogs and (a)_______ cats — end up being euthanized.  It’s shocking that so many animals are put to sleep simply because they are (a)_______. Animals are not disposable things. We must  (a)_______ the needless killing of companion animals by reducing overpopulation. You can (a)_______  by having your pets spayed or neutered.  For information on affordable spay and neuter (a)_______  in your area, or to find out where you can adopt an animal, please visit our website: www.lovepetsusa.com.   

• euthanize = 安楽死させる= put to sleep 

• disposable =  使い捨ての 

• spay = 不妊する 

• neuter = 去勢する 

• affordable = 手頃な料金[値段]の 

• adopt a animal  = 自分のペットにする

 

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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Step 3: Check your answers.

答えをチェックしてください。

The following is a public service announcement.   

Every year, over (a)six million homeless dogs and cats are sent to animal shelters in the U.S.  What’s (b)worse is that nearly a million of these poor animals — 390,000 dogs and (c)530,000 cats — end up being euthanized.  It’s shocking that so many animals are put to sleep simply because they are (d)unwanted. Animals are not disposable things. We must  (e)preventthe needless killing of companion animals by reducing overpopulation. You can (f)help  by having your pets spayed or neutered.  For information on affordable spay and neuter (a)services  in your area, or to find out where you can adopt an animal, please visit our website: www.lovepetsusa.com 

 
 

Listen Carefully 0222

Step1: Read the article as it is.

    空欄のままで読んでください。

   

The following was heard at a restaurant. It was said by a waitress to guests. 

Hi! Welcome to Antonio's  Italian Garden. My name's (a)_______ and I’ll be your server* today. We have a couple of fantastic lunch (b)_______ that are not on the menu today.  Let me tell you about them. First, we have a (c)_______-layer lasagna*. It’s made with ground beef and (d)_______ sausage, and it comes with a house salad* and your choice of either minestrone soup or cheddar-and-(e)______soup. We also have a (f)______quiche that's made with organic eggs, fresh spinach and tomatoes, and gorgonzola cheese. It's also served with a (g)_______ salad and your choice of minestrone or cheddar-and-broccoli soup. Do you have any questions? No? OK. I’ll give you two time to look over* the menus, and I'll be back in a few minutes to take your order.

•server = 給仕人 lasagna = ラザニア(料理)

• house salad = 飲食店の基本的なサラダ 

• look over A / look A over = Aに目を通す  

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 was heard at a restaurant. It was said by a waitress to guests. 

Hi! Welcome to Antonio's  Italian Garden. My name's (a)Carol and I’ll be your server* today. We have a couple of fantastic lunch (b)specials that are not on the menu today.  Let me tell you about them. First, we have a (c)nine-layer lasagna*. It’s made with ground beef and (d)Italian sausage, and it comes with a house salad* and your choice of either minestrone soup or cheddar-and-(e)broccoli soup. We also have a (f)vegetable quiche that's made with organic eggs, fresh spinach and tomatoes, and gorgonzola cheese. It's also served with a (g)house salad and your choice of minestrone or cheddar-and-broccoli soup. Do you have any questions? No? OK. I’ll give you two time to look over* the menus, and I'll be back in a few minutes to take your order.

 

Listen Carefully 0122

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 at an appliance* store.    

Attention Best shoppers! Next week at Best Electronics and Appliances, we'll be having our annual (a)_______ clearance sale. We've got to make room for the 2022 (b)_______, so everything will be priced to move!  And by "everything," we mean everything! That's right! From January 10 through January 16, all of our merchandise will be on (c)_______. That includes computers, printers, TVs, portable music players, smart (d)_______, earphones, digital cameras, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, dishwashers, refrigerators*  and more! You'll get huge (e)_______ on everything in the store. You'll get ten, twenty, thirty, forty, up to fifty percent off! That's next week only, from (f)_______ through Sunday. Don't miss it! You won't see deals* this (g)_______ anywhere but at Best Electronics and Appliances during our winter clearance sale!  

•appliance = 電化製品 

• refrigerator = 冷蔵庫 

• deal = お買い得品

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 an announcement heard at an appliance* store.    

 Attention Best shoppers! Next week at Best Electronics and Appliances, we'll be having our annual (a)winter clearance sale. We've got to make room for the 2022 (b)models, so everything will be priced to move!  And by "everything," we mean everything! That's right! From January 10 through January 16, all of our merchandise will be on (c)sale. That includes computers, printers, TVs, portable music players, smart (d)speakers, earphones, digital cameras, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, dishwashers, refrigerators*  and more! You'll get huge (e)discounts on everything in the store. You'll get ten, twenty, thirty, forty, up to fifty percent off! That's next week only, from (f)Monday through Sunday. Don't miss it! You won't see deals* this (g)good anywhere but at Best Electronics and Appliances during our winter clearance sale!