listen carefully 0318

 

Step1: Read the article as it is.

    空欄のままで読んでください。

   

[The following is a weather report.]    Spring is still a few weeks away, but this year’s hay fever season has already begun. Kanagawa was the first prefecture to see pollen dispersal this year, on Jan. 23, due to a strong southerly (a)_______ after heavy snowfall in the region. According to meteorologists, this year cedar and cypress pollen counts could be (b)_______ as high as last year's in some parts of the country.  Aomori Prefecture is one of those unlucky areas.  In Tokyo and Nagoya, pollen levels are expected to be approximately (c)_______ higher than last year's.  In most other areas, the levels are (d)_______ expected to be greater than the average for the past decade. In (e)_______, pollen counts are expected to be half those of last year, with the sneezy season there beginning in (f)_______ April. These estimates are based on weather conditions in the (g)_______ of last year, observation of growth of floral buds and pollen sampling in selected areas.

 

 hay fever = 花粉症

pollen dispersal =花粉飛散

meteorologist = 気象学者

cedar / cypress= スギ / ヒノキ

 

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 weather report.]   Spring is still a few weeks away, but this year’s hay fever season has already begun. Kanagawa was the first prefecture to see pollen dispersal this year, on Jan. 23, due to a strong southerly (a)wind after heavy snowfall in the region. According to meteorologists, this year cedar and cypress pollen counts could be (b)twice as high as last year's in some parts of the country.  Aomori Prefecture is one of those unlucky areas.  In Tokyo and Nagoya, pollen levels are expected to be approximately (c)10% higher than last year's.  In most other areas, the levels are (d)not expected to be greater than the average for the past decade. In (e)Hokkaido, pollen counts are expected to be half those of last year, with the sneezy season there beginning in (f)late April. These estimates are based on weather conditions in the (g)summer of last year, observation of growth of floral buds and pollen sampling in selected areas. 

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