(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 :
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!

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

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

Q3 :
I cut it short. Is this good enough?

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

Q4 :
Mind your head!
Where did the climbers go?
What's the matter?
May I say something?

-- Sure. Go ahead.

Q5 :
I'm sorry. Mrs. Browning will meet Mr. Jones.
Mr. Jones. I'd like you to meet Mrs. Browning.
Mr. Jones, you shall meet Mrs. Browning.
Mr. Jones, let me show you Mrs. Browning.

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

Q6 :
Won't you have some more coffee?

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

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

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

Q8 :
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.

Q9 :
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.

Q10 :
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.
-- 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.

Q11 :
I wonder when Sue will be here.

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

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

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

Q14 :
Where do you stand on this matter?
I must stress that this goal will be hard to attain.
Last weekend I went on a trip to Hokkaido.
Could you put me through to Mr. Smith, please?

-- I see what you mean.

Q15 :
Do you think it'll rain tomorrow?

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

Q16 :
What do you mean by "efflorescence?"

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

Q17 :
My mom won the lottery!

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

Q18 :
It has been a pleasure to have known you.
Good afternoon, Professor Tanaka.

-- Hello, Chris. How are you today?

Q19 :
And now, for our first speaker, Mr. Smith!

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

Q20 :
Excuse me. I couldn't quite hear that.

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

Q21 :
Which shoes are yours?

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

Q22 :
Could you recommend a good American writer?

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

Q23 :
Could I please say a few words?

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

Q24 :
So, you say English should be used in teaching all the subjects at school!

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

Q25 :
Scott, did you hear that I got a job at Oriental Bank?

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

Q26 :
As I see it, expressways should be free of charge.
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?

-- I agree!

Q27 :
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.

Q28 :
That year Hemingway won a Pulitzer Prize for The Old Man and the Sea.

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

Q29 :
Is it OK if I leave now?

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

Q30 :
Excuse me. Is a "corporation" the same?
Excuse me. Could you spell "cooporation" here?
Sorry, is Dick a cooperative person?
Sorry, what does "corporation" mean?

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

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

-- Yes, I understand.

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

-- They surely did.

Q33 :
Tea or coffee?
What do you call it?
Please forgive me.
Don't mention it.

-- No problem.

Q34 :
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.

Q35 :
Will you write down "enryo" in kanji?
What do you think about "enryo"?
How do you say "enryo" in English?
Did you say "enryo" is a traditional word?

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

Q36 :
Jane got first prize at the international piano contest in Switzerland.

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

Q37 :
Could you tell me how to respond in English when another person sneezes?

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

Q38 :
I didn't get that joke. Can you explain it to me?
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?

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

Q39 :
Shall we go to see the Robin Williams movie?

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

Q40 :
So it's agreed. We need to hire someone in Osaka.

-- That is to say, 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?
-- Strangely enough, how could we increase sales in Hiroshima?

Q41 :
Does anyone else have any other matters of concern these days?

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

Q42 :
Don't worry. You can hand in the report next week.

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

Q43 :
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 is Japan's Equal Employment Opportunity Law.
-- It's something like Japan's Equal Employment Opportunity Law.

Q44 :
How about going to a movie?
Do you love to watch movies?
You are going to a movie, aren't you?
Don't you like movies?

-- Sure. I'd love to.

Q45 :
Well, I must be going now. See you soon!

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

Q46 :
Why don't we ask them to dinner this Saturday night?

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

Q47 :
I don't know what to do about Fred.

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

Q48 :
Can you come to my house for lunch this Saturday, George?

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

Q49 :
Can you help me, please?
Could I borrow your comb?
Do the dishes, please.
Can I give you a hand?

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

Q50 :
Hello Sachiko! What's wrong?
Hi Sachiko! How've you been?
Hello Sachiko! To your health!
Hi Sachiko! May God be with you!

-- Fine, thanks. And 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