Answers for POP QUIZ from Jan. 2020 to July 2020 are below.
Answers for POP QUIZ from 0820 on will be found in each pdf on page 11.
July 2020 - answers
every other • hardly • hardly ever • better than nothing • takeout • serious • takes care of • behind schedule
A: Do you get paid every week?
B: No, (every other) week.
A: I'm tired. I could use a cup of coffee.
B: We're out of coffee. How about some tea?
B: Sure. It's (better than nothing) .
A: Sorry, I can (hardly) hear you. Could you speak up?
B: Oh, sorry. Can you hear me now?
A: I should learn how to cook.
B: You can't cook? What do you eat?
A: I order (takeout) a lot.
A: Paul called in sick today.
B: I hope it's nothing (serious).
A: He said he thought he had food poisoning.
A: My wife and I used to go to the movies every weekend before we had kids.
B: We did, too. We (hardly ever) go these days.
A: The deadline is Wednesday, you know.
B: I know. We're working as fast as we can.
A: Are you going to be done by then?
B: We're a bit (behind schedule), but if we work over the weekend, we'll make it!
A: Which conference room can we use? We need one that will hold at least twenty people.
B: Call Melinda. She (takes care of) things like that.
A: OK. What's her extension?
★ speak up = もっと大きい声で言って
★ call in sick = 病欠の電話をする
★ have food poisoning = 食あたりする, 食中毒になる
★ extension = 内線
June 2020 - answers
feel like • try • challenged • could use • get it over with • took turns • stuck • caught up on
A: Have you ever gone snorkeling?
B: No, but I'd like to (try) it someday.
A: You drove all the way to Hiroshima?
B: Yes, but it wasn't so bad because my wife and I (took turns) driving.
A: Do you need a ride home?
B: No, thanks. It's a beautiful evening, and I (feel like) walking.
A: How did you hurt your knee?
B: My son (challenged) me to a race around the playground, and I tripped and fell. Needless to say, he won.
A: You've already finished your homework?
B: Yep! I like to (get it over with) so I can enjoy the weekend.
A: How long did it take you to get to the beach?
B: Only two hours, but it took four hours to get back because we go (stuck) in traffic.
A: How was your Golden Week?
B: It was OK. I did a lot of cleaning. How was yours?
A: Pretty relaxing. I worked in the garden and (caught up on) my reading.
A: You look like you (could use) a cup of coffee. Here you go.
B: Thanks. I was up late working on today's presentation.
A: I'm sure it will be awesome.
★ Needless to say, ... = ...言うまでもなく, もちろん
★ pretty = かなり, とても, なかなか, まあまあ, そこそこ
★ (be) up late = 遅くまで起きている
May 2020 - answers
get off • get out • ago • before • working on • can't seem to • layover • got distracted
A: Are you excited about seeing the play tonight?
B: Yes, but I've seen it (before).
A: Are you taking a direct flight?
B: No, but the (layover) is only two hours.
A: Where's Jeff?
B: I don't know. He was supposed to be here half an hour (ago).
A: Let's grab that taxi.
B: OK. I have to (get out) first, so you should get in first.
A: That makes sense.
A: What's wrong?
B: I was going to pay some bills online, but I (can't seem to) log in.
A: Oh, that's because I changed our password.
A: Did you tell Mark about the meeting?
B: No! I sat down to e-mail him, but then I (got distracted) and forgot.
A: OK. I'll do it then.
A: How do I get to the zoo?
B: Take the Higashiyama Line for Fujigaoka, and (get off) at Higashiyama Koen Station. Exit 3 is the exit closest to the park entrance.
A: What are you (working on), son?
B: My history report.
A: Need any help?
B: Not right now, Dad, but can you proofread it when I'm done?
★ was supposed to do = ～するはずだった
★ grab a taxi = タクシーをつかまえる
★ That makes sense. = そうだね。／そのほうがいい。
★ proofread = 校正する
Apr. 2020 - answers
let me • makes you • stop at • pick up • that's OK • see if • nauseous • chronic condition
A: Your dog has asthma? Is there a cure for it?
B: No. It's a (chronic condition), but with the right treatment, she can live a normal life.
A: Let's play a video game.
B: I can't. My mom won't (let me) play games until I finish my homework.
A: Remind me to (stop at) the bank and get cash on the way to the mall.
B: I will. I need to take out some money, too.
A: A: I've never had a stress test. What's it like?
B: The doctor hooks you up to a monitor, and then he (makes you) run on a treadmill. It doesn't take very long.
A: Hi, honey. I'm on my way home. Do you need anything?
B: Yes. Could you (pick up) some canned food for the dog? We're out.
A: Why didn't you go to the amusement park with them?
B: Because I don't like roller coasters. They make me (nauseous).
A: Oh, they put the wrong dressing on my salad.
B: Do you want me to tell the waitress?
A: No, (that's OK). I like this dressing, too. I just felt like a creamy dressing today. But this one is better for my diet!
A: I'd love to try that new restaurant, but there's always a long line of people waiting.
B: I'll call and (see if) they take reservations.
A: Oh, I hope they do!
★ asthma [発音：ǽzmə] = ぜんそく
★ (cardiac) stress test = (心臓の)負荷試験
★ treadmill = ランニングマシン