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

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

Q2 :
Do you think it'll rain tomorrow?

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

Q3 :
It has been a pleasure to have known you.
Good afternoon, Professor Tanaka.

-- Hello, Chris. How are you today?

Q4 :
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.

Q5 :
So, you say English should be used in teaching all the subjects at school!

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

Q6 :
Why don't we ask them to dinner this Saturday night?

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

Q7 :
Is it OK if I leave now?

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

Q8 :
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.
-- 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.
-- On the one hand, students like it. On the other, teachers like it, too.

Q9 :
Don't worry. You can hand in the report next week.

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

Q10 :
What did you promise to do?
What did you order for me?
What did you say, please?
What did you teach me?

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

Q11 :
That year Hemingway won a Pulitzer Prize for The Old Man and the Sea.

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

Q12 :
Hi Sachiko! May God be with you!
Hello Sachiko! To your health!
Hello Sachiko! What's wrong?
Hi Sachiko! How've you been?

-- Fine, thanks. And you?

Q13 :
Won't you have some more coffee?

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

Q14 :
So it's agreed. We need to hire someone in Osaka.

-- Needless to say, how could we increase sales in Hiroshima?
-- Strangely enough, how could we increase sales in Hiroshima?
-- That is to say, how could we increase sales in Hiroshima?
-- To change the subject, how could we increase sales in Hiroshima?

Q15 :
How do I make "a crane" with this paper?

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

Q16 :
Can I give you a hand?
Do the dishes, please.
Can you help me, please?
Could I borrow your comb?

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

Q17 :
May I say something?
What's the matter?
Mind your head!
Where did the climbers go?

-- Sure. Go ahead.

Q18 :
My mom won the lottery!

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

Q19 :
What is America's "Civil Rights 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.
-- It means Japan's Equal Employment Opportunity Law.

Q20 :
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.

Q21 :
How long have you been waiting?
If we operate now, he'll be alright.
What a pity that you couldn't come.
What's the weather like outside?

-- Yes, I'm sorry about that.

Q22 :
Well, I must be going now. See you soon!

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

Q23 :
It's really hot today, isn't it?

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

Q24 :
I wonder when Sue will be here.

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

Q25 :
What do you mean by "efflorescence?"

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

Q26 :
Could you put me through to Mr. Smith, please?
I must stress that this goal will be hard to attain.
Where do you stand on this matter?
Last weekend I went on a trip to Hokkaido.

-- I see what you mean.

Q27 :
Jane got first prize at the international piano contest in Switzerland.

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

Q28 :
With respect to interplanetary travel, scientists face a daunting task.

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

Q29 :
Which shoes are yours?

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

Q30 :
Can you come to my house for lunch this Saturday, George?

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

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

-- I agree!

Q32 :
Didn't you and the girls meet yesterday?
The Giants lost the match, didn't they?
When did Marian and her husband arrive?
Are you sure the shops are closed?

-- They surely did.

Q33 :
Could you recommend a good American writer?

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

Q34 :
This design is not what I had in mind.
This design is quite alright now.
The design has been in mind for a long time.
Do you keep this design in mind?

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

Q35 :
My grandfather died last weekend.

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

Q36 :
Sorry, what does "corporation" mean?
Excuse me. Is a "corporation" the same?
Sorry, is Dick a cooperative person?
Excuse me. Could you spell "cooporation" here?

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

Q37 :
There is something on my mind.
Fancy seeing it at this time!
You shouldn't have done that.
I am worried about something.

-- It won't happen again.

Q38 :
What do you think about "enryo"?
Did you say "enryo" is a traditional word?
How do you say "enryo" in English?
Will you write down "enryo" in kanji?

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

Q39 :
You are going to a movie, aren't you?
Don't you like movies?
Do you love to watch movies?
How about going to a movie?

-- Sure. I'd love to.

Q40 :
I don't know what to do about Fred.

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

Q41 :
Don't mention it.
What do you call it?
Tea or coffee?
Please forgive me.

-- No problem.

Q42 :
Could you tell me how to respond in English when another person sneezes?

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

Q43 :
Could I please say a few words?

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

Q44 :
I cut it short. Is this good enough?

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

Q45 :
And now, for our first speaker, Mr. Smith!

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

Q46 :
Scott, did you hear that I got a job at Oriental Bank?

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

Q47 :
Are you understood?
You believe in UFO's? Why?
Is that clear now?
How's everything?

-- Yes, I understand.

Q48 :
Does anyone else have any other matters of concern these days?

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

Q49 :
Would you help me with my homework tonight?
Please don't smoke. This is the non-smoking section.
You used to smoke ten cigarettes a day, didn't you?
Ken, will you please not talk during the test?

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

Q50 :
I didn't get that joke. Can you explain it to me?
What was Jane's reaction to your remarks?
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.





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

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Copyright (C) 2001 by Katsumi Iwasaki (岩崎 克己), Keiroh' MAEDA (前田 啓朗) and Daishi Hatakeyama