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

-- Yes, I'm sorry about that.

Q2 :
Please forgive me.
Don't mention it.
Tea or coffee?
What do you call it?

-- No problem.

Q3 :
I don't know what to do about Fred.

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

Q4 :
Is it OK if I leave now?

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

Q5 :
Don't worry. You can hand in the report next week.

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

Q6 :
What is America's "Civil Rights Law?"

-- It means Japan's Equal Employment Opportunity Law.
-- Japan's Equal Employment Opportunity Law almost means this.
-- It's something like Japan's Equal Employment Opportunity Law.
-- It is Japan's Equal Employment Opportunity Law.

Q7 :
It's really hot today, isn't it?

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

Q8 :
So, you say English should be used in teaching all the subjects at school!

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

Q9 :
Scott, did you hear that I got a job at Oriental Bank?

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

Q10 :
Where did the climbers go?
May I say something?
Mind your head!
What's the matter?

-- Sure. Go ahead.

Q11 :
Could you recommend a good American writer?

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

Q12 :
Sorry, what does "corporation" mean?
Excuse me. Could you spell "cooporation" here?
Excuse me. Is a "corporation" the same?
Sorry, is Dick a cooperative person?

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

Q13 :
So it's agreed. We need to hire someone in Osaka.

-- To change the subject, how could we increase sales in Hiroshima?
-- 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?

Q14 :
Which shoes are yours?

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

Q15 :
My grandfather died last weekend.

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

Q16 :
Shall we go to see the Robin Williams movie?

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

Q17 :
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?

Q18 :
What did you teach me?
What did you promise to do?
What did you order for me?
What did you say, please?

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

Q19 :
With respect to interplanetary travel, scientists face a daunting task.

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

Q20 :
I wonder when Sue will be here.

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

Q21 :
Can you come to my house for lunch this Saturday, George?

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

Q22 :
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."

Q23 :
Won't you have some more coffee?

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

Q24 :
Could you tell me how to respond in English when another person sneezes?

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

Q25 :
It has been a pleasure to have known you.
Good afternoon, Professor Tanaka.

-- Hello, Chris. How are you today?

Q26 :
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.
-- I'd like to say something about the air pollution.
-- Nobody is sure if that is a matter of importance or not.

Q27 :
Do you think it'll rain tomorrow?

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

Q28 :
Could I please say a few words?

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

Q29 :
That year Hemingway won a Pulitzer Prize for The Old Man and the Sea.

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

Q30 :
My mom won the lottery!

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

Q31 :
They aren't sure if expressways should be free of charge.
So, you think expressways should be free of charge?
Rumor says that expressways will be free of charge next year.
As I see it, expressways should be free of charge.

-- I agree!

Q32 :
Fancy seeing it at this time!
You shouldn't have done that.
There is something on my mind.
I am worried about something.

-- It won't happen again.

Q33 :
Why are they against having the school day run from noon to 8 p.m.?

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

Q34 :
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.

Q35 :
Ken, will you please not talk during the test?
Would you help me with my homework tonight?
You used to smoke ten cigarettes a day, didn't you?
Please don't smoke. This is the non-smoking section.

-- I'm sorry but I can't. I have a big math exam tomorrow.

Q36 :
When did Marian and her husband arrive?
The Giants lost the match, didn't they?
Are you sure the shops are closed?
Didn't you and the girls meet yesterday?

-- They surely did.

Q37 :
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.

Q38 :
Could you put me through to Mr. Smith, please?
Last weekend I went on a trip to Hokkaido.
Where do you stand on this matter?
I must stress that this goal will be hard to attain.

-- I see what you mean.

Q39 :
Excuse me. I couldn't quite hear that.

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

Q40 :
I cut it short. Is this good enough?

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

Q41 :
Do you love to watch movies?
How about going to a movie?
You are going to a movie, aren't you?
Don't you like movies?

-- Sure. I'd love to.

Q42 :
How do I make "a crane" with this paper?

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

Q43 :
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.

Q44 :
Hello Sachiko! To your health!
Hi Sachiko! May God be with you!
Hello Sachiko! What's wrong?
Hi Sachiko! How've you been?

-- Fine, thanks. And you?

Q45 :
What do you think about "enryo"?
Will you write down "enryo" in kanji?
How do you say "enryo" in English?
Did you say "enryo" is a traditional word?

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

Q46 :
Are you understood?
You believe in UFO's? Why?
How's everything?
Is that clear now?

-- Yes, I understand.

Q47 :
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?

Q48 :
Mr. Jones, let me show you Mrs. Browning.
Mr. Jones. I'd like you to meet Mrs. Browning.
Mr. Jones, you shall meet Mrs. Browning.
I'm sorry. Mrs. Browning will meet Mr. Jones.

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

Q49 :
Why don't we ask them to dinner this Saturday night?

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

Q50 :
Could I borrow your comb?
Can I give you a hand?
Can you help me, please?
Do the dishes, please.

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





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