listen carefully  2020

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Listen Carefully 1220

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: This morning on Good Morning Today we have a special guest, Ted Green. He's the (a)_______ of the Little Christmas Tree Farm.  

Guest: Thanks for having me.

Host: I've heard that artificial trees are out and that real Christmas (b)_______ are making a comeback. 

Guest: Yes, that's true. After years of (c)_______ sales, this year we're suddenly seeing higher demand. People have been calling our farm since mid-November asking about trees. Usually we don't open until the Friday after Thanksgiving, but we opened early, on the 23rd.    

 

Host:  Why do you think (d)_______ is so high? 

Guest:  Well, more people will be staying in their own homes for the holidays due to the (e)_______. I think that's one big reason. Another reason is that hunting for the perfect Christmas tree is an  (f)_______ activity that the whole family can participate in while socially distancing.  

Host:  That makes sense. Do you have any advice for tree (g)_______?

 

Guest:  I'd say to come early! The best trees disappear pretty fast. And dress warmly! It gets really cold in the hills!           

• Thanks for having me.  = 呼んでいただいてありがとう 

• out = 流行遅れになって 

• make a comeback = 再び流行する 

• demand = 需要 

• That makes sense. = なるほど

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: This morning on Good Morning Today we have a special guest, Ted Green. He's the (a)owner of the Little Christmas Tree Farm.  

Guest: Thanks for having me.

Host: I've heard that artificial trees are out and that real Christmas (b)trees are making a comeback. 

Guest: Yes, that's true. After years of (c)decreasing sales, this year we're suddenly seeing higher demand. People have been calling our farm since mid-November asking about trees. Usually we don't open until the Friday after Thanksgiving, but we opened early, on the 23rd.  

   

Host:  Why do you think (d)demand is so high? 

Guest:  Well, more people will be staying in their own homes for the holidays due to the (e)pandemic. I think that's one big reason. Another reason is that hunting for the perfect Christmas tree is an  (f)outdoor activity that the whole family can participate in while socially distancing.  

Host:  That makes sense. Do you have any advice for tree (g)hunters?

Guest:  I'd say to come early! The best trees disappear pretty fast. And dress warmly! It gets really cold in the hills!  

 

Listen Carefully 1120

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.]  The days are getting colder, and that means coffee shops are offering their winter specialty (a)_______, like pumpkin spice lattes, peppermint mochas and eggnog frappucinos.  But how many (b)_______ are in those drinks?  You may be surprised to find out that some contain as many calories as your (c)_______!  Researchers compared drinks at various coffee shops and found that the coffee drink with the most calories contained 561 calories in a standard large serving, which is  (d)_______ ounces, or about 600 ml. And that's without any extras!  Most espresso-based drinks were around 400 or 450 calories, and one hot chocolate drink was as high as (e)_______ calories. So what can you do to avoid packing on the pounds over the holidays? Remember that coffee by itself has (f)_______ no calories. It's the add-ons that really add up.   Researchers recommend using skim milk or skipping the whipped cream to save calories, and they advise using little or no sugar or (g)_______ syrups. If you tweak your order, you can have your holiday treats and still fit into your party outfit!         

• eggnog  = エッグノッグ= drink made with eggs, milk and sugar 

• pack on the pounds = 太る  = gain weight 

• add-on = 付け加えるもの  = an extra 

• add up = 重なれば、カロリーが高くなる 

• skim milk = 無脂肪乳 

• whipped cream = ホイップした生クリーム 

• tweak = 微調整する

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 from a morning news show.]     The days are getting colder, and that means coffee shops are offering their winter specialty (a)drinks, like pumpkin spice lattes, peppermint mochas and eggnog frappucinos.  But how many (b)calories are in those drinks?  You may be surprised to find out that some contain as many calories as your (c)lunch!  Researchers compared drinks at various coffee shops and found that the coffee drink with the most calories contained 561 calories in a standard large serving, which is  (d)20 ounces, or about 600 ml. And that's without any extras!  Most espresso-based drinks were around 400 or 450 calories, and one hot chocolate drink was as high as (e)758 calories. So what can you do to avoid packing on the pounds over the holidays? Remember that coffee by itself has (f)virtually no calories. It's the add-ons that really add up.   Researchers recommend using skim milk or skipping the whipped cream to save calories, and they advise using little or no sugar or (g)flavored syrups. If you tweak your order, you can have your holiday treats and still fit into your party outfit!     

 

Listen Carefully 1020

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:  Good morning, Dr. Bell. This year, because of the pandemic, we've been getting a lot of (a)_______ about how to celebrate Halloween safely. Could you give our  viewers some (b)_______

Dr. Bell:  Of course. One fun Halloween activity is the costume contest. You can hold a contest (c)_______, or the little monsters can have a parade outside. Just be sure they mask up and stay six feet apart. Another Halloween favorite is carving pumpkins. This can be done safely, too, if you do it (d)_______! Be sure that the tables are six feet apart and everyone wears masks. Haunted houses are popular, especially with teenagers, but (e)_______ activities pose a higher risk, so haunted houses are not allowed in many states this year. You can still have a scary experience, however, if you go on a haunted walk through the (f)_______. You can set up a haunted walk through your neighborhood if you can't find one in your area. Be sure to social distance and wear masks, of course. Finally, what about trick-or-treating? Unfortunately, according to the CDC, this is a high risk activity, so it's not (g)_______.    

• mask up  = マスクを着ける

• carve a pumpkin = カボチャを彫る

• pose a risk = 危険となる

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 morning news show.]     Host:  Good morning, Dr. Bell. This year, because of the pandemic, we've been getting a lot of (a)questions about how to celebrate Halloween safely. Could you give our viewers some (b)advice

Dr. Bell:  Of course. One fun Halloween activity is the costume contest. You can hold a contest (c)online, or the little monsters can have a parade outside. Just be sure they mask up and stay six feet apart. Another Halloween favorite is carving pumpkins. This can be done safely, too, if you do it (d)outdoors! Be sure that the tables are six feet apart and everyone wears masks. Haunted houses are popular, especially with teenagers, but (e)indoor activities pose a higher risk, so haunted houses are not allowed in many states this year. You can still have a scary experience, however, if you go on a haunted walk through the (f)woods. You can set up a haunted walk through your neighborhood if you can't find one in your area. Be sure to social distance and wear masks, of course. Finally, what about trick-or-treating? Unfortunately, according to the CDC, this is a high-risk activity, so it's not (g)recommended.    

 

Listen Carefully 0920

Step1: Read the article as it is.

    空欄のままで読んでください。

   

[The following is advice from a teacher.]  "Don’t be afraid of making mistakes." That's what I always tell my students. No matter what you are trying to learn, making mistakes is part of the (a)_______  process.  It's especially true when it comes to English. In fact, if you play it safe and (b)_______ speaking English because you’re afraid you might make a mistake, your English will never improve.  There are three things you should keep in mind as a (c)_______. First, everyone makes mistakes — even native speakers and even (d)_______!  Second, mistakes are your (e)_______. Instead of thinking, “I made a mistake!” you should think to yourself, “Oh, now I see!”  Finally, mistakes can be funny. Every language learner makes (f)_______ or embarrassing mistakes. I once told someone in Japanese that her "fruit" (くだもの) was cute when I meant her "kids" (こども) were cute. When you make a funny mistake like that, just laugh about it!  If you turn your mistakes into (g)_______ experiences, your English will improve dramatically.   

• no matter what ~ = たとえどんな~であろう

• especially true  = 特にそうである

• play it safe  = 安全策を取る

• keep in mind = 覚えておく

• embarrassing = 恥ずかしい

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 advice from a teacher.]  "Don’t be afraid of making mistakes." That's what I always tell my students. No matter what you are trying to learn, making mistakes is part of the (a)learning  process.  It's especially true when it comes to English. In fact, if you play it safe and (b)avoid speaking English because you’re afraid you might make a mistake, your English will never improve.  There are three things you should keep in mind as a (c)learner. First, everyone makes mistakes — even native speakers and even (d)teachers!  Second, mistakes are your (e)friend. Instead of thinking, “I made a mistake!” you should think to yourself, “Oh, now I see!”  Finally, mistakes can be funny. Every language learner makes (f)funny or embarrassing mistakes. I once told someone in Japanese that her "fruit" (くだもの) was cute when I meant her "kids" (こども) were cute. When you make a funny mistake like that, just laugh about it!  If you turn your mistakes into (g)positive experiences, your English will improve dramatically. 

 

Listen Carefully 0820

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, Peter. It's Mike. I know you're in the (a)_______ right now, so you can't answer the phone, but I wanted to leave a message to let you know I'm going to be a little (b)_______ picking you up at the airport. I had a meeting with an important client that went overtime, and I'm just leaving the (c)_______ now. It shouldn't take more than 45 minutes to get there, so I should be there about (d)_______ minutes later I had than planned. I checked the status of your flight, and it looks like your flight is on (e)_______, so you'll have to wait for me. I don't think you'll have to wait very long, though.  I'll pick you up at the (f)_______ place, in front of the exit near the baggage claim area, at about (g)_______. Text me when you get this message. Don't try to call me because I'll be driving and I left my Bluetooth earpiece at the office.  See you in a little bit!   

• go overtime = 予定より長引く  

• should do = ~のはずである 

• baggage claim area  = 手荷物取受取所 

• text me = メールしてね •

earpiece = イヤホン, 受話器

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, Peter. It's Mike. I know you're in the (a)air right now, so you can't answer the phone, but I wanted to leave a message to let you know I'm going to be a little (b)late picking you up at the airport. I had a meeting with an important client that went overtime, and I'm just leaving the (c)office now. It shouldn't take more than 45 minutes to get there, so I should be there about (d)20 minutes later I had than planned. I checked the status of your flight, and it looks like your flight is on (e)time, so you'll have to wait for me. I don't think you'll have to wait very long, though.  I'll pick you up at the (f)usual place, in front of the exit near the baggage claim area, at about (g)6:20. Text me when you get this message. Don't try to call me because I'll be driving and I left my Bluetooth earpiece at the office.  See you in a little bit!     

 

Listen Carefully 0720

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 story.]   The Redneck Fishing Tournament was first held in Bath, Illinois, in 2005. There are two (a)_______. One is that you can’t use a fishing pole. The other is that you fish at your own risk. You can catch many fish without a pole because the fish fly into your (b)_______ or your net. When motorboats come near, the fish go crazy and jump out of the (c)_______. The fish sometimes hit the fishermen and injure them, for example one man got a black eye and a broken nose. The fish, carp from Asia, were (d)_______ introduced to this area decades ago. The fish are big eaters and fast breeders, and they force out native species of fish. They have spread from Louisiana to Minnesota. To stop the spread, the government has built underwater electric barriers. The tournament was started for the same (e)_______. In 2018, boats caught 5,300 of the fish. The event was held every year until 2019, when the tournament was  (f)_______ because of flooding.  Unfortunately, this year's tournament has been called off, too, because of the   (g)_______ of the coronavirus. 

• go crazy = 発狂する 

• a black eye = 目の周りのあざ 

• introduced to A = Aに持ち込まれた

• native = 原産の

• flooding = 洪水

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 story]   The Redneck Fishing Tournament was first held in Bath, Illinois, in 2005. There are two (a)rules. One is that you can’t use a fishing pole. The other is that you fish at your own risk. You can catch many fish without a pole because the fish fly into your (b)boat or your net. When motorboats come near, the fish go crazy and jump out of the (c)water. The fish sometimes hit the fishermen and injure them, for example one man got a black eye and a broken nose. The fish, carp from Asia, were (d)accidentally introduced to this area decades ago. The fish are big eaters and fast breeders, and they force out native species of fish. They have spread from Louisiana to Minnesota. To stop the spread, the government has built underwater electric barriers. The tournament was started for the same (e)reason. In 2018, boats caught 5,300 of the fish. The event was held every year until 2019, when the tournament was (f)canceled because of flooding.  Unfortunately, this year's tournament has been called off, too, because of the  (g)spread of the coronavirus.

 

Listen Carefully 0620

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 state police report that there was a serious (a)_______  on Route 18. The accident occurred at approximately 10:15 last night when the (b)_______ of a white Honda Civic crossed the center line and hit a (c)_______ Lexus SUV head on.  The driver of the Honda, a 67-year-old man from Bellville, was (d)_______ injured. He was taken by ambulance to Bellville Hospital, where he is now in critical condition in the intensive care unit. His wife, age 62, was the only (e)_______  in the car at the time, and she was also seriously injured.  Doctors say she is now in stable condition at Bellville Hospital. The names of the injured man and woman have not been released yet because the state police have been (f)_______  to contact their relatives. The driver of the SUV, 35-year-old Tina Baker, suffered (g)_______  injuries. She was taken by ambulance to Greenville Hospital, where she was treated for her injuries and released.   

• approximately = およそ = about  

• SUV = sport utility vehicle = スポーツ用多目的者 

• in critical condition = 危篤状態である 

• intensive care unit = 集中治療室 

• in stable condition = 安定している

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.]  The state police report that there was a serious (a)accident  on Route 18. The accident occurred at approximately 10:15 last night when the (b)driver of a white Honda Civic crossed the center line and hit a (c)silver Lexus SUV head on.  The driver of the Honda, a 67-year-old man from Bellville, was (d)seriously injured. He was taken by ambulance to Bellville Hospital, where he is now in critical condition in the intensive care unit. His wife, age 62, was the only (e)passenger in the car at the time, and she was also seriously injured.  Doctors say she is now in stable condition at Bellville Hospital. The names of the injured man and woman have not been released yet because the state police have been (f)unable  to contact their relatives. The driver of the SUV, 35-year-old Tina Baker, suffered (g)minor  injuries. She was taken by ambulance to Greenville Hospital, where she was treated for her injuries and released. 

 

Listen Carefully 0520

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.]  Can you tell the difference between (a)_______ wine and expensive wine? If you're like most people, probably not. In a study done in 2018, researchers had 600 (b)_______ take part in a blind taste test. Two glasses of wine were poured in front of them, one expensive and one cheap. Then the participants were asked which one they thought was the more expensive of the (c)_______. The participants did not know which wine was which because the (d)_______ had been removed from the bottles. The participants correctly picked out the expensive wine only about 50% of the time. In other words, they did no better than if they had (e)_______ guessed. In a similar test last year, 950 people were given a glass of cheap wine and a glass of expensive wine, and they were asked to (f)_______ them on a scale of one to ten. Researchers found that four out of five of the participants rated the cheaper wines more highly than the expensive ones.  This morning on Good Morning Today, our own wine (g)_______, Marcia Gibson, is going to put our taste buds to the test!  Good morning, Marcia ...  

• pandemic = 世界的流行の感染病 

• social distancing = 社会距離戦略  

• designated = 指定された

• vulnerable = 病気にかかりやすい 

• sanitize = 消毒する

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 from a morning news show.]  Can you tell the difference between (a)cheap wine and expensive wine? If you're like most people, probably not. In a study done in 2018, researchers had 600 (b)volunteers take part in a blind taste test. Two glasses of wine were poured in front of them, one expensive and one cheap. Then the participants were asked which one they thought was the more expensive of the (c)two. The participants did not know which wine was which because the (d)labels had been removed from the bottles. The participants correctly picked out the expensive wine only about 50% of the time. In other words, they did no better than if they had (e)simply guessed. In a similar test last year, 950 people were given a glass of cheap wine and a glass of expensive wine, and they were asked to (f)rate them on a scale of one to ten. Researchers found that four out of five of the participants rated the cheaper wines more highly than the expensive ones.  This morning on Good Morning Today, our own wine (g)expert, Marcia Gibson, is going to put our taste buds to the test!  Good morning, Marcia ...         

 

Listen Carefully 0420

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.]  By now, most states have ordered people to stay at home because of the coronavirus pandemic. This means that we can go out only when necessary, like to buy food or medicine. (a)_______ and drugstores are trying to make shopping safer in two main ways. First, they are promoting social distancing. Most stores have put up posters to remind us to stay 6 feet away from other (b)_______ , and some stores have greeters who remind us about this new etiquette as we enter. A few stores have put (c)_______ on the floors — arrows direct us to move in a single direction through the store, and lines on the floor near the checkout (d)_______ let us know where we should stand while we wait. In addition, many stores have a designated time, usually the first hour of the day, just for (e)_______ citizens and other vulnerable customers. Second, stores are trying to keep everything extra clean. They sanitize shopping baskets, (f)_______ and other high contact areas often, and they deep-clean the stores at night. What can we the shoppers do to help? We can shop less often, shop at off-peak hours, and wash our hands before and after we (g)_______

• pandemic = 世界的流行の感染病 

• social distancing = 社会距離戦略  

• designated = 指定された

• vulnerable = 病気にかかりやすい 

• sanitize = 消毒する

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.]   By now, most states have ordered people to stay at home because of the coronavirus pandemic. This means that we can go out only when necessary, like to buy food or medicine. (a)Supermarkets and drugstores are trying to make shopping safer in two main ways. First, they are promoting social distancing. Most stores have put up posters to remind us to stay 6 feet away from other (b)shoppers , and some stores have greeters who remind us about this new etiquette as we enter. A few stores have put (c)tape on the floors — arrows direct us to move in a single direction through the store, and lines on the floor near the checkout (d)counters let us know where we should stand while we wait. In addition, many stores have a designated time, usually the first hour of the day, just for (e)senior citizens and other vulnerable customers. Second, stores are trying to keep everything extra clean. They sanitize shopping baskets, (f)carts and other high contact areas often, and they deep-clean the stores at night. What can we the shoppers do to help? We can shop less often, shop at off-peak hours, and wash our hands before and after we (g)shop .         

 

Listen Carefully 0320

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.]  The Milton Public Health Department (MPHD) confirms the second case of COVID-19. The individual is an older (a)_______ with chronic health conditions. This is a case of community transmission, which means that the person doesn't have a travel (b)_______ or any known contact with a traveler or infected person.  This is concerning, but this is what we have been preparing for. The public health measures taken so far – quarantine, isolation, contract tracing, and travel restrictions – have helped to (c)_______ the spread of the disease. Now we need your help.  For individuals, the recommendations are very simple, but very important. First, keep your hands clean, always (d)_______ your cough, and stay home when you are sick. Second, try to avoid touching your (e)_______ because viruses spread when you touch your own mouth, nose or eyes. Third, stay away from people who are sick. Fourth, think about how you would isolate and take care of a sick (f)_______ member. The MPHD is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and will (g)_______ the information on our website as soon as possible.   

• notify = 知らせる   

• responsible for A = Aの責任を負っている   

• follow up A with B = Aの後にB(をする)  

• inbox = 受信箱

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.  The Milton Public Health Department (MPHD) confirms the second case of COVID-19. The individual is an older (a)woman with chronic health conditions. This is a case of community transmission, which means that the person doesn't have a travel (b)history or any known contact with a traveler or infected person.  This is concerning, but this is what we have been preparing for. The public health measures taken so far – quarantine, isolation, contract tracing, and travel restrictions – have helped to (c)slow the spread of the disease. Now we need your help.  For individuals, the recommendations are very simple, but very important. First, keep your hands clean, always (d)cover your cough, and stay home when you are sick. Second, try to avoid touching your (e)face because viruses spread when you touch your own mouth, nose or eyes. Third, stay away from people who are sick. Fourth, think about how you would isolate and take care of a sick (f)family member. The MPHD is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and will (g)update the information on our website as soon as possible.           

 

Listen Carefully 0220

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.]  Can I have your attention, everyone? I've been getting calls and e-mails from people asking about next week’s move to our new building across (a)_______. Instead of responding to everyone individually, I’m making this announcement. Yes, all employees must (b)_______ their own items, so take all of your personal items out of your desk and put them in the (c)_______ provided for you. No, that does not include company-owned items, like telephones or (d)_______. The maintenance staff will take care of those things. Label all of the boxes you pack clearly with your (e)_______ and company ID number. Each employee has been given (f)______boxes, but if you need more than that, contact the maintenance department. Please have all boxes packed and ready to go by (g)_______ at 5:00 p.m. Also, there is no need to notify your clients of our new address. That has already been done. You are only responsible for your personal things. I'll follow up this announcement with a group email that will answer any other questions. Check your inbox this afternoon.  

• notify = 知らせる   

• responsible for A = Aの責任を負っている   

• follow up A with B = Aの後にB(をする)  

• inbox = 受信箱

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. Can I have your attention, everyone? I've been getting calls and e-mails from people asking about next week’s move to our new building across (a)town. Instead of responding to everyone individually, I’m making this announcement. Yes, all employees must (b)pack their own items, so take all of your personal items out of your desk and put them in the (c)boxes provided for you. No, that does not include company-owned items, like telephones or (d)computers. The maintenance staff will take care of those things. Label all of the boxes you pack clearly with your (e)name and company ID number. Each employee has been given (f)two boxes, but if you need more than that, contact the maintenance department. Please have all boxes packed and ready to go by (g)Friday at 5:00 p.m. Also, there is no need to notify your clients of our new address. That has already been done. You are only responsible for your personal things. I'll follow up this announcement with a group email that will answer any other questions. Check your inbox this afternoon.        

 

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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 news report. The Noon Year’s Eve countdown was a hit!  You heard me  (a)_______.  I’m not talking about the countdown at midnight. I’m talking about the countdown held at the Toledo Zoo on New Year’s Eve to ring in the New Year a little early — at (b)_______!  Midnight is just too late for young kids, and for some of us (c)_______ folks, too. To provide the same fun activities during daylight hours, the zoo celebrated Noon Year’s Eve. Dozens of families attended this family-friendly event, which focused on making 2020 a (d)_______) year. The fun began at 11 a.m. on December 31, and ended at 1 p.m.  Attendees made New Year’s reZOOlutions, did crafts, watched an (e)_______ carving demonstration, watched animals being fed, and rode down the ice slide.  When the clock struck noon and the rising recycling ball reached the top,  biodegradable confetti was released and everyone toasted with (f)_______ juice and sang “Auld Lang Syne.”  It was a great way to (g)_______ the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020!   

• ring in the new year = 新年を迎える 

• folks = 人々 

• attendees = 参加者 

• resolution = 新年抱負 

• biodegradable = 生分解性の 

• toast = 乾杯する

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. The Noon Year’s Eve countdown was a hit!  You heard me  (a)correctly.  I’m not talking about the countdown at midnight. I’m talking about the countdown held at the Toledo Zoo on New Year’s Eve to ring in the New Year a little early — at (b)noon!  Midnight is just too late for young kids, and for some of us (c)older folks, too. To provide the same fun activities during daylight hours, the zoo celebrated Noon Year’s Eve. Dozens of families attended this family-friendly event, which focused on making 2020 a (d)greener year. The fun began at 11 a.m. on December 31, and ended at 1 p.m.  Attendees made New Year’s reZOOlutions, did crafts, watched an (e)ice carving demonstration, watched animals being fed, and rode down the ice slide.  When the clock struck noon and the rising recycling ball reached the top,  biodegradable confetti was released and everyone toasted with (f)apple juice and sang “Auld Lang Syne.”  It was a great way to (g)celebrate the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020!           

 
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