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

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

Q2 :
And now, for our first speaker, Mr. Smith!

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

Q3 :
My mom won the lottery!

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

Q4 :
Do you love to watch movies?
Don't you like movies?
How about going to a movie?
You are going to a movie, aren't you?

-- Sure. I'd love to.

Q5 :
I cut it short. Is this good enough?

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

Q6 :
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.
Could you put me through to Mr. Smith, please?

-- I see what you mean.

Q7 :
I wonder when Sue will be here.

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

Q8 :
My grandfather died last weekend.

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

Q9 :
Could you recommend a good American writer?

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

Q10 :
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.

Q11 :
Please forgive me.
Don't mention it.
What do you call it?
Tea or coffee?

-- No problem.

Q12 :
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 means Japan's Equal Employment Opportunity Law.
-- It is Japan's Equal Employment Opportunity Law.

Q13 :
Don't worry. You can hand in the report next week.

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

Q14 :
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?

Q15 :
Will you write down "enryo" in kanji?
How do you say "enryo" in English?
Did you say "enryo" is a traditional word?
What do you think about "enryo"?

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

Q16 :
It has been a pleasure to have known you.
Good afternoon, Professor Tanaka.

-- Hello, Chris. How are you today?

Q17 :
Do you think it'll rain tomorrow?

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

Q18 :
What do you mean by "efflorescence?"

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

Q19 :
Scott, did you hear that I got a job at Oriental Bank?

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

Q20 :
That year Hemingway won a Pulitzer Prize for The Old Man and the Sea.

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

Q21 :
What did you promise to do?
What did you teach me?
What did you order for me?
What did you say, please?

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

Q22 :
What's the matter?
Where did the climbers go?
May I say something?
Mind your head!

-- Sure. Go ahead.

Q23 :
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!

Q24 :
Shall we go to see the Robin Williams movie?

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

Q25 :
Jane got first prize at the international piano contest in Switzerland.

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

Q26 :
When did Marian and her husband arrive?
Didn't you and the girls meet yesterday?
Are you sure the shops are closed?
The Giants lost the match, didn't they?

-- They surely did.

Q27 :
I don't know what to do about Fred.

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

Q28 :
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?

Q29 :
It's really hot today, isn't it?

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

Q30 :
Does anyone else have any other matters of concern these days?

-- 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.
-- I'm not interested in politics at all.

Q31 :
Is it OK if I leave now?

-- Certainly. I'd be glad to.
-- 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.

Q32 :
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.

Q33 :
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.

Q34 :
Why don't we ask them to dinner this Saturday night?

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

Q35 :
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.
-- 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.
-- Simply because students don't like to run on the school grounds.

Q36 :
Do you mean to tell me that you can't do it?
What was Jane's reaction to your remarks?
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I didn't get that joke. Can you explain it to me?

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

Q37 :
With respect to interplanetary travel, scientists face a daunting task.

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

Q38 :
Can you come to my house for lunch this Saturday, George?

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

Q39 :
Fancy seeing it at this time!
You shouldn't have done that.
I am worried about something.
There is something on my mind.

-- It won't happen again.

Q40 :
Excuse me. Is a "corporation" the same?
Excuse me. Could you spell "cooporation" here?
Sorry, what does "corporation" mean?
Sorry, is Dick a cooperative person?

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

Q41 :
Excuse me. I couldn't quite hear that.

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

Q42 :
Mr. Jones. I'd like you to meet Mrs. Browning.
Mr. Jones, let me show you 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.

Q43 :
Which shoes are yours?

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

Q44 :
Could I borrow your comb?
Do the dishes, please.
Can I give you a hand?
Can you help me, please?

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

Q45 :
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.

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

-- Yes, I understand.

Q47 :
Won't you have some more coffee?

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

Q48 :
Could I please say a few words?

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

Q49 :
Could you tell me how to respond in English when another person sneezes?

-- We have a lot of types of flu these days.
-- 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.

Q50 :
You used to smoke ten cigarettes a day, didn't you?
Please don't smoke. This is the non-smoking section.
Ken, will you please not talk during the test?
Would you help me with my homework tonight?

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





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