(C)田中正道・Lauer, Joseph 2000


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( Choose the correct answer for each question and then push the 'EVALUATE' button below. )

Q1 :
It has been a pleasure to have known you.
Good afternoon, Professor Tanaka.

-- Hello, Chris. How are you today?

Q2 :
What did you say, please?
What did you promise to do?
What did you teach me?
What did you order for me?

-- I said that we need to do this NOW.

Q3 :
Could you tell me how to respond in English when another person sneezes?

-- Sorry, I don't know how to say it.
-- We have a lot of types of flu these days.
-- You are OK if you've had it already.
-- Thousands of people have caught the flu.

Q4 :
You used to smoke ten cigarettes a day, didn't you?
Would you help me with my homework tonight?
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.

Q5 :
I wonder when Sue will be here.

-- Sue is soon getting married with Tom.
-- Sue will be twenty next Tuesday.
-- Sue told me she'd be 30 minutes late.
-- Sue told me that Tom was a wonderful guy.

Q6 :
I must stress that this goal will be hard to attain.
Where do you stand on this matter?
Could you put me through to Mr. Smith, please?
Last weekend I went on a trip to Hokkaido.

-- I see what you mean.

Q7 :
How about going to a movie?
You are going to a movie, aren't you?
Don't you like movies?
Do you love to watch movies?

-- Sure. I'd love to.

Q8 :
Well, I must be going now. See you soon!

-- It's been nice talking to you!
-- Where have you been?
-- Can you hear me?
-- I didn't see anything.

Q9 :
Why don't we ask them to dinner this Saturday night?

-- I appreciate your attention.
-- That would be fine.
-- Don't you think it's nice?
-- We would like to have dinner.

Q10 :
Could I please say a few words?

-- So what?
-- Which do you prefer?
-- That isn't true.
-- By all means.

Q11 :
They aren't sure if expressways should be free of charge.
Rumor says that expressways will be free of charge next year.
So, you think expressways should be free of charge?
As I see it, expressways should be free of charge.

-- I agree!

Q12 :
How do I make "a crane" with this paper?

-- Fold it like this, and then into a triangle.
-- It's so nice to see cranes in the park with you.
-- Please hold the handle tightly.
-- I'm afraid I don't keep cranes at home.

Q13 :
That year Hemingway won a Pulitzer Prize for The Old Man and the Sea.

-- Right away.
-- Uh-huh.
-- With pleasure.
-- Yes, please.

Q14 :
So, you say English should be used in teaching all the subjects at school!

-- That's too bad.
-- Thanks. These things happen.
-- That's not what I meant to say.
-- Maybe some other time.

Q15 :
With respect to interplanetary travel, scientists face a daunting task.

-- Again, what did you teach?
-- Sorry, I don't understand.
-- Pardon me. I really regret it.
-- I'm sorry. I regret having done it.

Q16 :
Hi Sachiko! May God be with you!
Hello Sachiko! What's wrong?
Hi Sachiko! How've you been?
Hello Sachiko! To your health!

-- Fine, thanks. And you?

Q17 :
My grandfather died last weekend.

-- I'm really sorry to hear that.
-- It's alright. We can help ourselves.
-- I've got no idea what it was.
-- God bless you!

Q18 :
And now, for our first speaker, Mr. Smith!

-- Thank you, Mr. Jones. Ladies and gentlemen...
-- Cheers! Mr. Jones, it is a pleasure to be here.
-- Don't mind. It's OK with me.
-- Sure. Hold on a minute.

Q19 :
Didn't you and the girls meet yesterday?
When did Marian and her husband arrive?
Are you sure the shops are closed?
The Giants lost the match, didn't they?

-- They surely did.

Q20 :
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Do you mean to tell me that you can't do it?
What was Jane's reaction to your remarks?
I didn't get that joke. Can you explain it to me?

-- To be honest with you, that's right.

Q21 :
Can I give you a hand?
Could I borrow your comb?
Do the dishes, please.
Can you help me, please?

-- Oh, that would be very nice of you.

Q22 :
Which shoes are yours?

-- There are some.
-- Those are.
-- Mine are.
-- The shoes are.

Q23 :
What do you mean by "efflorescence?"

-- Er, how shall I put it? It means "flowering" or "developing."
-- Far from it. It means "flowering" or "developing."
-- Frankly speaking, it means "flowering" or "developing."
-- To tell the truth, it means "flowering" or "developing."

Q24 :
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?

Q25 :
Why are they against having the school day run from noon to 8 p.m.?

-- For one thing, students don't like it. And for another, teachers don't either.
-- On the one hand, students like it. On the other, teachers like it, too.
-- Because students think it is impossible to keep running for such a long time.
-- Simply because students don't like to run on the school grounds.

Q26 :
This design is quite alright now.
The design has been in mind for a long time.
Do you keep this design in mind?
This design is not what I had in mind.

-- Alright. We'll try to fix it.

Q27 :
Excuse me. I couldn't quite hear that.

-- I'm looking forward to hearing from you.
-- What I said was, "Be careful."
-- I hear they are awfully careful.
-- Don't mind. I can hear you.

Q28 :
Excuse me. Is a "corporation" the same?
Sorry, is Dick a cooperative person?
Excuse me. Could you spell "cooporation" here?
Sorry, what does "corporation" mean?

-- It's basically the same as "company."

Q29 :
I am worried about something.
Fancy seeing it at this time!
You shouldn't have done that.
There is something on my mind.

-- It won't happen again.

Q30 :
Don't worry. You can hand in the report next week.

-- That's very kind of you.
-- Thank you very much. I'll give it a hand.
-- Thank you. You are very grateful.
-- I won't worry and hand it in.

Q31 :
Are you understood?
How's everything?
You believe in UFO's? Why?
Is that clear now?

-- Yes, I understand.

Q32 :
If we operate now, he'll be alright.
What's the weather like outside?
How long have you been waiting?
What a pity that you couldn't come.

-- Yes, I'm sorry about that.

Q33 :
Does anyone else have any other matters of concern these days?

-- I'm not interested in politics at all.
-- The job of a politician is to serve the community.
-- Nobody is sure if that is a matter of importance or not.
-- I'd like to say something about the air pollution.

Q34 :
Shall we go to see the Robin Williams movie?

-- Why not?
-- I think I know him.
-- I'm not sure, but it's perplexing.
-- I see nothing.

Q35 :
Mr. Jones, let me show you Mrs. Browning.
Mr. Jones, you shall meet Mrs. Browning.
I'm sorry. Mrs. Browning will meet Mr. Jones.
Mr. Jones. I'd like you to meet Mrs. Browning.

-- It's a pleasure to meet you, Mrs. Browning.

Q36 :
Could you recommend a good American writer?

-- For the sake of argument, Jack London.
-- For instance, Jack London.
-- By the way, Jack London.
-- I say Jack London.

Q37 :
I cut it short. Is this good enough?

-- Of course. I'd be glad to.
-- You are welcome.
-- Congratulations!
-- It'll do.

Q38 :
What do you call it?
Please forgive me.
Don't mention it.
Tea or coffee?

-- No problem.

Q39 :
It's really hot today, isn't it?

-- Put on those clothes!
-- He's generally hot-tempered.
-- That's right.
-- It's to the right.

Q40 :
Where did the climbers go?
May I say something?
Mind your head!
What's the matter?

-- Sure. Go ahead.

Q41 :
Do you think it'll rain tomorrow?

-- It's not very likely.
-- It's true.
-- We certainly will.
-- It won't fall down.

Q42 :
Scott, did you hear that I got a job at Oriental Bank?

-- I hope so!
-- Well, congratulations!
-- You must be tired!
-- It's a pleasure!

Q43 :
I don't know what to do about Fred.

-- You must realize what to do about him.
-- Stop laughing and be serious for a moment.
-- That's exactly what I recommend.
-- If I were you, I'd talk to him directly.

Q44 :
What do you think about "enryo"?
How do you say "enryo" in English?
Will you write down "enryo" in kanji?
Did you say "enryo" is a traditional word?

-- I think it's "being modest" or "being polite."

Q45 :
What is America's "Civil Rights 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.
-- It's something like Japan's Equal Employment Opportunity Law.

Q46 :
Won't you have some more coffee?

-- It's no use crying over spilt milk.
-- No, thank you. I've had enough.
-- Yes, help yourself, please.
-- Yes, there is some more coffee.

Q47 :
Jane got first prize at the international piano contest in Switzerland.

-- How nice!
-- She must be lazy!
-- That's all right!
-- What's the matter?

Q48 :
My mom won the lottery!

-- That will be very nice.
-- Can you manage?
-- Please forgive me.
-- Well, fancy that!

Q49 :
Can you come to my house for lunch this Saturday, George?

-- Yes, let's.
-- Come on, keep trying.
-- I'd be glad to.
-- Can I help you?

Q50 :
Is it OK if I leave now?

-- It's not allowed to stay here alone.
-- I'm sorry not to be able to leave.
-- Certainly. I'd be glad to.
-- I'm afraid not. We still have work to do.





As to Tests:
Copyright (C) 2000 by Masamichi Tanaka (田中 正道) and Joseph J. Lauer
Communication Test in English for Japanese University Students

As to Perl Scripts:
Copyright (C) 2001 by Katsumi Iwasaki (岩崎 克己), Keiroh' MAEDA (前田 啓朗) and Daishi Hatakeyama