ここに名前を書いて下さい ( Write your name here. )
( Choose the correct answer for each question and then push the 'EVALUATE' button below. )
Why don't we ask them to dinner this Saturday night?
-- I appreciate your attention.
-- Don't you think it's nice?
-- We would like to have dinner.
-- That would be fine.
How about going to a movie?
Don't you like movies?
Do you love to watch movies?
You are going to a movie, aren't you?
-- Sure. I'd love to.
Does anyone else have any other matters of concern these days?
-- I'd like to say something about the air pollution.
-- I'm not interested in politics at all.
-- Nobody is sure if that is a matter of importance or not.
-- The job of a politician is to serve the community.
That year Hemingway won a Pulitzer Prize for The Old Man and the Sea.
-- Right away.
-- With pleasure.
-- Yes, please.
What do you mean by "efflorescence?"
-- To tell the truth, it means "flowering" or "developing."
-- Far from it. It means "flowering" or "developing."
-- Frankly speaking, it means "flowering" or "developing."
-- Er, how shall I put it? It means "flowering" or "developing."
Excuse me. I couldn't quite hear that.
-- I hear they are awfully careful.
-- Don't mind. I can hear you.
-- What I said was, "Be careful."
-- I'm looking forward to hearing from you.
Excuse me. Is a "corporation" the same?
Sorry, is Dick a cooperative person?
Sorry, what does "corporation" mean?
Excuse me. Could you spell "cooporation" here?
-- It's basically the same as "company."
What is America's "Civil Rights Law?"
-- It's something like Japan's Equal Employment Opportunity Law.
-- It is Japan's Equal Employment Opportunity Law.
-- Japan's Equal Employment Opportunity Law almost means this.
-- It means Japan's Equal Employment Opportunity Law.
Could you tell me how to respond in English when another person sneezes?
-- You are OK if you've had it already.
-- Thousands of people have caught the flu.
-- Sorry, I don't know how to say it.
-- We have a lot of types of flu these days.
So it's agreed. We need to hire someone in Osaka.
-- That is to say, how could we increase sales in Hiroshima?
-- Strangely enough, how could we increase sales in Hiroshima?
-- Needless to say, how could we increase sales in Hiroshima?
-- To change the subject, how could we increase sales in Hiroshima?
My grandfather died last weekend.
-- God bless you!
-- It's alright. We can help ourselves.
-- I've got no idea what it was.
-- I'm really sorry to hear that.
Well, I must be going now. See you soon!
-- It's been nice talking to you!
-- Can you hear me?
-- I didn't see anything.
-- Where have you been?
As I see it, expressways should be free of charge.
Rumor says that expressways will be free of charge next year.
They aren't sure if expressways should be free of charge.
So, you think expressways should be free of charge?
-- I agree!
Which shoes are yours?
-- There are some.
-- The shoes are.
-- Mine are.
-- Those are.
This design is quite alright now.
Do you keep this design in mind?
The design has been in mind for a long time.
This design is not what I had in mind.
-- Alright. We'll try to fix it.
Mr. Jones, let me show you Mrs. Browning.
Mr. Jones. I'd like you to meet Mrs. Browning.
I'm sorry. Mrs. Browning will meet Mr. Jones.
Mr. Jones, you shall meet Mrs. Browning.
-- It's a pleasure to meet you, Mrs. Browning.
I cut it short. Is this good enough?
-- Of course. I'd be glad to.
-- It'll do.
-- You are welcome.
What's the matter?
Where did the climbers go?
Mind your head!
May I say something?
-- Sure. Go ahead.
Tea or coffee?
What do you call it?
Don't mention it.
Please forgive me.
-- No problem.
Is it OK if I leave now?
-- I'm sorry not to be able to leave.
-- I'm afraid not. We still have work to do.
-- It's not allowed to stay here alone.
-- Certainly. I'd be glad to.
What did you order for me?
What did you promise to do?
What did you teach me?
What did you say, please?
-- I said that we need to do this NOW.
It's really hot today, isn't it?
-- That's right.
-- He's generally hot-tempered.
-- It's to the right.
-- Put on those clothes!
How do I make "a crane" with this paper?
-- I'm afraid I don't keep cranes at home.
-- It's so nice to see cranes in the park with you.
-- Fold it like this, and then into a triangle.
-- Please hold the handle tightly.
Will you write down "enryo" in kanji?
What do you think about "enryo"?
Did you say "enryo" is a traditional word?
How do you say "enryo" in English?
-- I think it's "being modest" or "being polite."
What a pity that you couldn't come.
What's the weather like outside?
How long have you been waiting?
If we operate now, he'll be alright.
-- Yes, I'm sorry about that.
Shall we go to see the Robin Williams movie?
-- I'm not sure, but it's perplexing.
-- Why not?
-- I think I know him.
-- I see nothing.
What was Jane's reaction to your remarks?
I didn't get that joke. Can you explain it to me?
Do you mean to tell me that you can't do it?
What do you want to be when you grow up?
-- To be honest with you, that's right.
Scott, did you hear that I got a job at Oriental Bank?
-- You must be tired!
-- Well, congratulations!
-- It's a pleasure!
-- I hope so!
When did Marian and her husband arrive?
Are you sure the shops are closed?
The Giants lost the match, didn't they?
Didn't you and the girls meet yesterday?
-- They surely did.
Won't you have some more coffee?
-- No, thank you. I've had enough.
-- Yes, there is some more coffee.
-- Yes, help yourself, please.
-- It's no use crying over spilt milk.
Hello Sachiko! What's wrong?
Hello Sachiko! To your health!
Hi Sachiko! How've you been?
Hi Sachiko! May God be with you!
-- Fine, thanks. And you?
I don't know what to do about Fred.
-- Stop laughing and be serious for a moment.
-- That's exactly what I recommend.
-- If I were you, I'd talk to him directly.
-- You must realize what to do about him.
And now, for our first speaker, Mr. Smith!
-- Sure. Hold on a minute.
-- Cheers! Mr. Jones, it is a pleasure to be here.
-- Don't mind. It's OK with me.
-- Thank you, Mr. Jones. Ladies and gentlemen...
It has been a pleasure to have known you.
Good afternoon, Professor Tanaka.
-- Hello, Chris. How are you today?
My mom won the lottery!
-- Well, fancy that!
-- Can you manage?
-- That will be very nice.
-- Please forgive me.
Could you recommend a good American writer?
-- I say Jack London.
-- For instance, Jack London.
-- For the sake of argument, Jack London.
-- By the way, Jack London.
Would you help me with my homework tonight?
You used to smoke ten cigarettes a day, didn't you?
Ken, will you please not talk during the test?
Please don't smoke. This is the non-smoking section.
-- I'm sorry but I can't. I have a big math exam tomorrow.
Can you come to my house for lunch this Saturday, George?
-- Come on, keep trying.
-- I'd be glad to.
-- Yes, let's.
-- Can I help you?
Do you think it'll rain tomorrow?
-- It's true.
-- We certainly will.
-- It won't fall down.
-- It's not very likely.
I wonder when Sue will be here.
-- Sue is soon getting married with Tom.
-- Sue told me that Tom was a wonderful guy.
-- Sue told me she'd be 30 minutes late.
-- Sue will be twenty next Tuesday.
Could I please say a few words?
-- That isn't true.
-- Which do you prefer?
-- So what?
-- By all means.
Are you understood?
Is that clear now?
You believe in UFO's? Why?
-- Yes, I understand.
Do the dishes, please.
Can you help me, please?
Could I borrow your comb?
Can I give you a hand?
-- Oh, that would be very nice of you.
I am worried about something.
There is something on my mind.
You shouldn't have done that.
Fancy seeing it at this time!
-- It won't happen again.
Why are they against having the school day run from noon to 8 p.m.?
-- On the one hand, students like it. On the other, teachers like it, too.
-- Simply because students don't like to run on the school grounds.
-- Because students think it is impossible to keep running for such a long time.
-- For one thing, students don't like it. And for another, teachers don't either.
Don't worry. You can hand in the report next week.
-- Thank you. You are very grateful.
-- I won't worry and hand it in.
-- Thank you very much. I'll give it a hand.
-- That's very kind of you.
So, you say English should be used in teaching all the subjects at school!
-- Maybe some other time.
-- That's not what I meant to say.
-- That's too bad.
-- Thanks. These things happen.
With respect to interplanetary travel, scientists face a daunting task.
-- Pardon me. I really regret it.
-- Sorry, I don't understand.
-- I'm sorry. I regret having done it.
-- Again, what did you teach?
Jane got first prize at the international piano contest in Switzerland.
-- What's the matter?
-- That's all right!
-- How nice!
-- She must be lazy!
Could you put me through to Mr. Smith, please?
Where do you stand on this matter?
Last weekend I went on a trip to Hokkaido.
I must stress that this goal will be hard to attain.
-- I see what you mean.