pop quiz 0120
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