pop quiz 0720

July  2020 - answers

 

every other  •  hardly  •  hardly ever  • better than nothing  •  takeout  •  serious  •  takes care of  •  behind schedule

–1– 

 

A:  Do you get paid every week?       

 

B:  No, (every other) week. 

 

–2–

 

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) .

 

–3–  

A:  Sorry, I can (hardly) hear you.  Could you speak up?       

 

B:  Oh, sorry. Can you hear me now? 

 

–4–  

A:     I should learn how to cook.        

 

B:  You can't cook?  What do you eat?    

 

A:  I order (takeout) a lot.

–5–  

 

A:   Paul called in sick today.       

 

B:  I hope it's nothing (serious).

 

A:  He said he thought he had food poisoning.  

 

–6–

 

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.

 

 

–7–  

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!

–8–  

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

 

 

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