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
Mar. 2020 - answers
talk • discuss • tons of • up to • filling out • change into • could use • umpteenth time
A: A: Let's go see that new robot movie tonight!
B: Not tonight. I have (tons of) homework.
A: That was a good workout yesterday!
B: It sure was. I'm sore.
A: Me, too. I (could use) a massage!
A: A: What's next on the agenda?
B: Next, we need to (discuss) the budget. Mike, would you like to start?
A: Where are you going?
B: Upstairs to (change into) my workout clothes. I feel like going for a jog.
A: Excuse me.
B: Yes? What can I do for you?
A: I can't read Japanese very well, so I need help (filling out) this form.
A: Do you feel like Italian food or Chinese?
B: It's (up to) you. I like both.
A: Then let's go to the Chinese place. I had pasta for lunch yesterday.
A: Jody, are you ready to give your presentation?
B: Yes. Good morning, everyone. Today I'd like to (talk) about my hobby, knitting.
A: Where did you go for dinner last night?
B: To the Burger Kingdom.
B: Yeah. That's the (umpteenth) this month. Next time, I'm not letting my husband pick the restaurant.
★ workout (n)= 運動、トレーニング
★ agenda =議題
★ feel like ~ing[A] = ～したい気がする
Feb. 2020 - answers
took • spend • costs • lasted • needless to say • stay-at-home • so embarrassed • drew names
A: A: I think your shirt is on inside out.
B: Oh, my gosh! I'm (so embarrassed)!
A: How did your students choose their partners?
B: They (drew names) from a hat.
A: I see. That was a good idea.
A: Hi, I'm Phil. Are you a teacher, too?
B: No, I'm a (stay-at-home) dad.
A: Oh! How many kids do you have?
A: I need a new coat. Can you believe I've worn this one for eight years?
B: It has (lasted) along time
A: Why were you so late this morning?
B: There was an accident on the highway, so it (took) longer than usual to get here.
A: How was your weekend?
B: Great! My wife had to work both days, so I got to (spend) some quality time alone with my daughter.
A: I'm thinking of joining a gym.
B: Join MegaGym! If you join before March 1st, it (costs) just ¥5,500 a month.
A: I'll look into it!
A: How was dinner last night?
B: Well, my date was late, he took me to a dirty cafe, and then he didn't have enough money.
A: You're kidding!
B: I wish I were. (Needless to say), I'll never go out with him again.
★ quality time = 充実した時間
★ look into A = Aを 調査する, Aを検討する
★ date = デートの相手
Jan. 2020 - answers
had trouble • by • until • acting up • punch lines • supposed to • about to • it’s a pain
A: You look tired.
B: I am. I (had trouble) sleeping.
A: Me, too. The wind was so loud last night!
A: Hi. Sorry I’m late.
B: You got here just in time! The concert is (about to) start.
A: How long does it take you to get to work?
B: About an hour. And I have to change trains twice. (It's a pain)!
A: Has your brother gone back to Australia?
B: No. He’s staying (until) the end of January.
A: My little brother is really into telling jokes.
B: That’s cute.
A: Yeah, but the (punch lines) never make sense!
A: You took the train today?
B: Yeah. My car's been (acting up) lately, so it’s in the shop.
A: Oh, that explains it!
A: Are you going out tonight?
A: OK. Be careful. It’s (supposed to) snow tonight, so the roads might be slippery.
A: What time is your flight tomorrow?
B: At 9:15 a.m. But I need to be at the airport at least two hours ahead of time.
A: OK, if we leave here at 6:30, you’ll get there (by) 7:15.
★ in the shop = 修理に出している
★ that explains it = なるほどね。／そういうことだったのか。
★ make sense = 意味をなす, 理にかなう
★ ～ ahead of time = ～時間も前に