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緊急メンテナンスのお知らせ

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本日6月25日(金)13時前後から発生しているアクセス障害に関連して
緊急メンテナンスを実施いたします。

メンテナンス予定:6月25日(金)14時~

緊急メンテナンス時間帯のレッスンにつきましては、
サポートより振替レッスンを付与いたします。

ご迷惑をおかけして申し訳ございませんが、
何卒ご了承くださいますよう、よろしくお願いいたします。

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6/25(金)アクセス障害のお知らせ

6月25日(金)13:00現在
再度、アクセスしずらい状態が発生しており、
現在、復旧作業中でございます。

該当の時間帯にレッスン受講できずに、
未実施報告も行えなかったお客さまにつきましては、
振替レッスンを付与いたしますので、お手数ですが
サポートまでお問い合わせくださいませ。

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フィリピン各地での計画停電によるレッスンへの影響について

お客さま各位

平素はWeblio英会話をご利用いただき誠にありがとうございます。

本日、6月1日よりフィリピンで深刻な電力不足による計画停電が発表、開始となりました。

現時点でレッスンへの影響は大きく発生しておりませんが、
小規模な複数エリア別に、事前通達無く1~2時間程度停電する事となり、
ご予約いただいた講師が対象エリア居住の場合に
突発的な接続不可やレッスンの未提供状態が発生する事が考えられます。

レッスン中の通信切断や回線不安定な場合や、講師がレッスンに現れない場合は、
ご不便をおかけして申し訳ございませんが、
トラブル報告・スキップ報告にてご対応をお願いいたします。

レッスン時間中の報告手順
1)「レッスン確認・報告」ページを開く
2)トラブルを報告するレッスンの日時をクリックしてレッスン詳細ページを開く
3)状況に応じて「トラブル報告」「講師スキップ報告」のどちらかのボタンをクリックする

「トラブル報告」「講師スキップ報告」は、
レッスン開始時間5分後~終了時間までの間に実施可能です。
(※正常にレッスン受講完了した際の完了報告とは違うためお気をつけください。)

ご利用のみなさまには、ご不便お掛けいたしますこと誠にお詫び申し上げます。
今後ともweblio英会話を宜しくお願いいたします。

日常会話教材・旅行英会話教材追加及び教材コース名変更のお知らせ

平素はWeblio英会話をご利用いただきありがとうございます。

この度、Weblio英会話に新しく日常会話教材と、旅行英会話教材の2種類の教材を追加しました。Weblio英会話の教材を、皆さまのより充実した英会話学習にお役立て頂ければ幸いです。
また、以下の教材の名称を変更致しました。詳細は下記をご覧ください。

  • レベル別教材
  • テーマトーク
  • 日常英会話
  • ビジネス英語(レベル別)
  • ビジネス英語(テーマ別)
  • 千本ノック

>>>Weblio英会話で利用できる教材を確認する

教材追加について

今回新しく追加した2種類の教材について、ご案内致します。
今後のレッスンで使用する教材の検討にご活用ください。

1. 日常会話教材

日常生活の様々な場面で使われる英語を学べる教材です。入門レベルから上級レベルの方まで幅広くご利用いただける教材となっております。
入門~初級レベルでは、会話練習を通して基本的な語彙や表現、文法を学ぶことができ、日常で行われるやりとりを英語で話すことに慣れる練習ができます。
また、中~上級レベルでは、会話練習やロールプレイを通して語彙力や表現力、スピーキング力を上げることができます。
▼日常会話教材例
入門レベル
https://eikaiwa.weblio.jp/information/conversation-material-2/conversation-entry-level-name
初級レベル
https://eikaiwa.weblio.jp/information/conversation-material-2/conversation-beginner-last-weekend
中級レベル
https://eikaiwa.weblio.jp/information/conversation-intermediate/jobs-occupations
上級レベル
https://eikaiwa.weblio.jp/information/conversation-material-2/conversation-expert-level-greetings-and-introductions

2. 旅行英会話教材

旅行先でよく使う会話表現を学べる教材です。
「空港で入国審査をする」「レストランで要望を伝える」「ホテルでチェックインをする」などのシチュエーションを想定し、講師と一緒に会話練習をしながら最適な英語表現を身につけられます。
海外旅行が好きな方、海外旅行に向けて英語の練習をしたい方におすすめです。

▼旅行英会話教材例
https://eikaiwa.weblio.jp/information/travel-english/arriving-at-the-airport

教材の名称変更について

教材の追加に際しまして、教材のコース名称を変更いたしました。
変更の詳細について、ご案内申し上げます。
名称は変更となりますが、引き続き同じ内容のものをご利用いただけます。
お客様には大変ご迷惑をおかけいたしますが、何卒ご了承くださいませ。

旧教材コース名 新教材コース名
レベル別教材 入門 日常会話 入門(チャプター2)
レベル別教材 初級 日常会話 初級(チャプター2)
レベル別教材 中級 日常会話 中級(チャプター2)
レベル別教材 上級 日常会話 上級(チャプター2)
テーマトーク 初級・日常英会話 初級 日常会話 初級(チャプター3)
テーマトーク 中級・日常英会話 中級 日常会話 中級(チャプター3)
テーマトーク 上級・日常英会話 上級 日常会話 上級(チャプター3)
ビジネス英語(レベル別) 初級 ビジネス英会話 初級
ビジネス英語(レベル別) 中級 ビジネス英会話 中級
ビジネス英語(レベル別) 上級 ビジネス英会話 上級
ビジネス英語(テーマ別) 各テーマ ビジネス英会話 中上級
千本ノック 初級 カジュアルトーク 初級
千本ノック 中級 カジュアルトーク 中級
千本ノック 上級 カジュアルトーク 上級

※「レベル別教材」及び「テーマトーク」「日常英会話」は、この度追加いたしました「日常会話」コースと統合する形となります。

今後も引き続き教材の拡充に努めてまいります。教材のリクエストやご質問等ございましたら、こちらよりお気軽にお知らせください。
今後ともWeblio英会話をどうぞよろしくお願いいたします。

Business Conversation (Beginner): My responsibilities

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. department 部門
2. main メインの、主な
3. task 仕事
PART B_1
Let’s learn today’s phrases. Read the sentences below.
PART B_2
I am a website developer.
My main task is to design web pages.
I’m from the IT department.
PART C_1
Let’s read the dialogue. I will play Ron and you will play Emma. Then, we’ll switch roles.
PART C_2

Hello, I’m Ron. You must be Emma. Nice to meet you.
Nice to meet you, Ron.

I’m from the development department. I’m an engineer. How about you?
I’m from the IT department. I’m a website developer.

I see. What’s your main task?
My main task is to design web pages.

I see. It was nice to meet you, Emma. See you around.
PART D_1
Let’s read the dialogue. Read aloud, filling in the blanks as you remember the sentence you just read.
PART D_2

Hello, I’m Ron. You must be Emma. Nice to meet you.
Nice to meet you, Ron.

______ the development department. ___ an engineer. How about you?
I’m from the IT _______. _____ a website developer.

I see. What’s your main task?
M________ to design web pages.

I see. It was nice to meet you, Emma. See you around.
PART E_1
Fill in the blanks and complete the conversation.
PART E_2
1. A: I’m an programmer. How about you?
B: _____ a marketer.
2. A: I’m an accountant. I work in the finance department.
B: I see. I’m a sales agent. I’m from sales _________.
3. A: What’s your role in the team?
B: __________ is to make financial reports.
4. A: What is ___________?
B: My main task is to write articles for our website.
5. A: Hi, I’m Mika from the Human Resource Department.
B: Nice to meet you. I’m Jack, a sales agent and I work ________________.
6. A: Are you a designer?
B: Yes, ___________________.
PART F_1
Let’s do a roleplay. Talk with me according to the situation below, using the expressions you just learned.
PART F_2
You have just met an employee from another department for the first time. Introduce yourself and tell him/her your name, department and your main task.
Your tutor will be the employee.
PART F_3
REVIEW AND FEEDBACK
Now, let us review the things that you learned in this lesson.
(Please give a short feedback on how your student did on your class.)
Grammar
文法
Pronunciation 発音 Vocabulary
単語
Comprehension
理解
GOOD 文法の誤りはほとんどなく、完全な文章で話すことができる ほとんどの単語をはっきりと正しく発音することができる 習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を理解し、質問に正しく答えることができる

FAIR
文法の誤りはあるが、完全な文章で話すことができる 発音の練習が必要な言葉がいくつかある たまにミスはあるが、習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を完全に理解するのは難しく、質問に正しく答えられないときもある

POOR
文章で話すのは難しく、単語だけで話すことができる 発音の練習が必要である 習った単語と表現を少しだけ使うことができる 文章を理解するのは難しく、質問に答えるのは難しい
TUTOR FEEDBACK

GRAMMAR
Good: Was able to speak in complete sentences with minimal grammatical errors.
Fair: Was able to speak in complete sentences with evident grammatical errors.
Poor: Was able to speak using words only.
PRONUNCIATION
Good: Was able to pronounce most of the words clearly and correctly.
Fair: Mispronounced a few words.
Poor: Mispronounced most of the words.
VOCABULARY
Good: Used appropriate expressions learned in class.
Fair: Used appropriate expressions learned in class and made a few errors in word choice.
Poor: Used only a few words and expressions.
COMPREHENSION
Good: Was able to understand the passages and answer the questions correctly.
Fair: Had a little difficulty in understanding passages and answering questions.
Poor: Had a hard time understanding passages and answering questions.

TOEIC®対策教材、及び中高生向け外部試験対策教材追加のお知らせ

平素はWeblio英会話をご利用いただきありがとうございます。

この度、Weblio英会話に新しくTOEIC®対策教材と、中高生向け外部試験対策教材の2種類の教材を追加しました。
Weblio英会話の教材を、皆さまのより充実した英会話学習にお役立て頂ければ幸いです。

>>>Weblio英会話で利用できる教材を確認する

今回新しく追加した2種類の教材について、ご案内致します。
今後のレッスンで使用する教材の検討にご活用ください。

TOEIC®対策教材

TOEICの、リーディングパートの練習問題を講師と一緒に解きながら、TOEIC問題に慣れていく教材です。
TOEICでよく扱われるビジネスシーンでの英語の読解を通し、頻出単語や頻出表現を身につけることで、TOEIC試験の対策をすることができます。
TOEIC500点~600点を目指す方におすすめの教材です。

▼TOEIC®対策教材例
https://eikaiwa.weblio.jp/information/toeic/one-day-at-the-office

中高生向け外部試験対策教材

中学生、高校生のご利用者様向けの、学校外部での試験の面接試験対策の教材です。
模擬試験に近い形式で、音読やイラストの描写、自分の意見を述べる練習をすることができます。また、各パートの回答について、講師からフィードバックをもらいながら進められます。
試験の問題形式に慣れながら、スピーキング力を上げたい方におすすめです。

▼中高生向け外部試験対策教材例
https://eikaiwa.weblio.jp/information/test-based-material/external-exam-preparation-junior-high-senior-level-1

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今後も引き続き教材の拡充に努めてまいります。教材のリクエスト等ございましたら、こちらよりお気軽にお知らせください。
今後ともWeblio英会話をどうぞよろしくお願いいたします。

TOEIC: Contracts and invoices

LESSON GOAL
Let’s check our lesson goal.
In this material, you can practice TOEIC with the content of the theme “Contracts and invoices”.
PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. account [名]案件、取引
2. concerning [前]…に関して
3. delivery deadline 納期
4. in case …があるといけないので、万一…の場合に備えて
5. misunderstanding [名]誤解
6. make it clear はっきりさせる
7. initial [形]初回の
8. as far as …の限り
9. hereby [副]これによって
10. amend [動]…を修正する
11. lawn [名]芝生
12. maintenance [名]整備
13. fertilize [動]肥料をやる
14. prune [動]剪定する
15. existing [形]既存の
16. flower bed 花壇
17. installation [名]設置
18. rear [形]後ろの
19. promptly [副]遅れることなく
20. late charge 遅延損害金
PART A_3
Let’s make sentences using the vocabulary we’ve just learned.
PART A_4
1. in case 
Answer:
2. misunderstanding 
Answer:
3. as far as 
Answer:
4. existing 
Answer:
5. promptly 
Answer:
PART B_1
Let’s read the text below. Please read them aloud, and I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
TO: Morris Santini
FROM: Chie Minami
DATE: October 17
SUBJECT: Contract

Thank you for sending the contract for the Jones account.
However, the copy I received did not include the revision I requested concerning the delivery deadline.
In case there is a misunderstanding, I would like to make it clear in this e-mail that the initial delivery date of January 10 was changed to January 5 during our final negotiations on October 12.
As far as I can see, this is the only revision that needs to be made to conclude the agreement, and hereby request that you send us a new contract with the correct delivery deadline.
We will sign and return the contract as soon as we receive the amended version from you.

PART C_1
Let’s answer the question below. Also, tell me why you chose that answer.
PART C_2
According to the e-mail, what is the problem?

(A) A draft of an agreement must be revised.
(B) Further negotiations on terms and conditions are necessary.
(C) A new contract must be sent.
(D) Delivery has been postponed.
PART C_3
If you need clues, you can see the tips here before you answer.
HINTS
PART D_1
Now, let’s review the answer.
PART D_2
According to the e-mail, what is the problem?

(A) A draft of an agreement must be revised.
(B) Further negotiations on terms and conditions are necessary.
(C) A new contract must be sent.
(D) Delivery has been postponed.

PART E_1
Let’s read the text below. Please read them aloud, and I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART E_2

BRADFORD AND SONS 294 Roosevelt Avenue Coopersville, WY 82060

Invoice #29496
Date: August 21
Client: Robertson Dental Clinic
4127 6th Avenue S.E. Coopersville, WY 82059 List of services:

August 5 General lawn maintenance (mowing, fertilizing) $ 250.00
Pruning and fertilizing of existing flower beds $ 215.00
August 6 Design and installation of rear garden $1,750.00
Subtotal: $2,215.00
Tax (5.28%): $116.95
Amount due: $2,331.95

Pay no later than: August 30*

* Please pay promptly. A late charge of 5% will be added to the amount due if payment is not received by this date.

PART F_1
Let’s answer the question below. Also, tell me why you chose that answer.
PART F_2
What is the main purpose of this document?

(A) To request payment
(B) To list services rendered
(C) To solicit future business
(D) To explain the reason for a late charge
PART F_3
If you need clues, you can see the tips here before you answer.
HINTS
PART G_1
Now, let’s review the answer.
PART G_2
What is the main purpose of this document?

(A) To request payment
(B) To list services rendered
(C) To solicit future business
(D) To explain the reason for a late charge

PART E_1
Here are some words and expressions that often appear in TOEIC.
If time allows, let’s read them.
PART H
1. negotiate terms and conditions  諸条件を交渉する
 *negotiateの名詞形はnegotiation。
2. pending matters 懸案
3. revise an agreement   契約書を修正する *reviseの名詞形はrevision。
4. conclude an agreement  契約を結ぶ
 *concludeのほかにmake、reachなども使う。
5. breach of contract 契約違反
6. draft of an agreement 契約書の草案
7. issue an invoice 請求書を発行する
8. bill to 請求先
9. invoice number  請求書番号
 *number「番号」は、#で表記されることが多い。
10. handling fee 手数料
11. subtotal 小計
12. amount due 請求総額
13. pay no later than …までに支払う
REVIEW AND FEEDBACK
Now, let us review the things that you learned in this lesson.
(Please give a short feedback on how your student did on your class.)
Grammar
文法
Pronunciation 発音 Vocabulary
単語
Comprehension
理解
GOOD 文法の誤りはほとんどなく、完全な文章で話すことができる ほとんどの単語をはっきりと正しく発音することができる 習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を理解し、質問に正しく答えることができる

FAIR
文法の誤りはあるが、完全な文章で話すことができる 発音の練習が必要な言葉がいくつかある たまにミスはあるが、習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を完全に理解するのは難しく、質問に正しく答えられないときもある

POOR
文章で話すのは難しく、単語だけで話すことができる 発音の練習が必要である 習った単語と表現を少しだけ使うことができる 文章を理解するのは難しく、質問に答えるのは難しい
TUTOR FEEDBACK

GRAMMAR
Good: Was able to speak in complete sentences with minimal grammatical errors.
Fair: Was able to speak in complete sentences with evident grammatical errors.
Poor: Was able to speak using words only.
PRONUNCIATION
Good: Was able to pronounce most of the words clearly and correctly.
Fair: Mispronounced a few words.
Poor: Mispronounced most of the words.
VOCABULARY
Good: Used appropriate expressions learned in class.
Fair: Used appropriate expressions learned in class and made a few errors in word choice.
Poor: Used only a few words and expressions.
COMPREHENSION
Good: Was able to understand the passages and answer the questions correctly.
Fair: Had a little difficulty in understanding passages and answering questions.
Poor: Had a hard time understanding passages and answering questions.

TOEIC: Hobbies and culture

LESSON GOAL
Let’s check our lesson goal.
In this material, you can practice TOEIC with the content of the theme “Hobbies and culture”.
PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. retrospective [名]回顧展
2. celebrate [動]…を祝う
3. anniversary [名]記念日
4. approximately [副]およそ
5. possess [動]…を所有する
6. unique brand of 独特な…
7. cynicism [名]皮肉な態度や言葉
8. release [動]…を発表する
9. striking [形]印象的な
10. satirize [動]…を風刺する
11. bring on …をもたらす
12. modernization [名]近代化
13. ages 16 and above 16 歳以上
14. series [名]連続、続き物
15. ingredient [名]材料
16. measure [動](寸法、量などを)測る
17. accurately [副]正確に
18. individually [副]個々に
19. assess [動]…を見極める
20. participation [名]参加
PART A_3
Let’s make sentences using the vocabulary we’ve just learned.
PART A_4
1. approximately 
Answer:
2. release 
Answer:
3. ages 16 and above 16 
Answer:
4. accurately 
Answer:
5. participation 
Answer:
PART B_1
Let’s read the text below. Please read them aloud, and I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
May 30
—A Bryce Rollins retrospective will be shown from June 17 to September 15 at the Schulz Museum to celebrate the museum’s 35th anniversary.
Approximately 120 works, including paintings from the private collection of Ruth and Steve Whitman that have never been on public display, will be shown.
Since the early 1970s, Rollins—who possesses a unique brand of cynicism—has continued to release striking works that satirize the complications brought on by modernization.
The section that houses Schulz permanent collection of African art will be closed during the Rollins retrospective.
It is scheduled to reopen on September 20.

PART C_1
Let’s answer the question below. Also, tell me why you chose that answer.
PART C_2
What is the main purpose of the article?

(A) To introduce Ruth and Steve Whitman
(B) To describe the life of Bryce Rollins
(C) To announce an upcoming exhibition
(D) To announce a museum closure
PART C_3
If you need clues, you can see the tips here before you answer.
HINTS
PART D_1
Now, let’s review the answer.
PART D_2
What is the main purpose of the article?

(A) To introduce Ruth and Steve Whitman
(B) To describe the life of Bryce Rollins
(C) To announce an upcoming exhibition
(D) To announce a museum closure

PART E_1
Let’s read the text below. Please read them aloud, and I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART E_2
Bridgewater Community Center
New Spring Class
March 14, March 21, March 28, April 4
Introduction to Cake Making Beginners to Intermediate (for ages 16 and above)
$30/class; $100/series

Christy Kundst, a cake-making expert and owner of Christy’s Cakes on 10th Avenue, will teach this new spring offering. Learn the basics of cake making from how to choose ingredients and measure accurately to whipping up simple chiffon and sponge cakes.
Classes may be taken individually or as a series. To register, call (352) 112-3944 or download a registration form from the Community Center Web site and mail it to 948 Addo Street, Mephisto, AZ 85002. Please register by March 7 so we can assess enrollment and prepare for your participation.
Registration will be closed as soon as classes are filled to capacity.

PART F_1
Let’s answer the question below. Also, tell me why you chose that answer.
PART F_2
What is true about the class?

(A) Everyone is welcome to participate.
(B) Only certain people can participate.
(C) Registration must be made in person.
(D) Enrollment capacity is unlimited.
PART F_3
If you need clues, you can see the tips here before you answer.
HINTS
PART G_1
Now, let’s review the answer.
PART G_2
What is true about the class?

(A) Everyone is welcome to participate.
(B) Only certain people can participate.
(C) Registration must be made in person.
(D) Enrollment capacity is unlimited.

PART E_1
Here are some words and expressions that often appear in TOEIC.
If time allows, let’s read them.
PART H
1. pay admission 入場料を払う
2. permanent exhibit 常設展
3. no flash photography  フラッシュ撮影禁止
4. feature the private collection of …の個人コレクションを扱う
5. curator’s guided tour 学芸員のガイドツアー
6. display award-winning artwork 受賞した作品を展示する
7. sponsor an exhibition by contemporary artists 現代芸術家による展覧会を後援する
8. sign up for an intermediate course 中級コースに申し込む
9. pay an enrollment fee 登録料を支払う
10. be filled to capacity 定員いっぱいである
11. offer a … class …の講座を提供する
12. enable you to develop skills in …の技術を磨くことができる
13. experienced instructor 経験豊富な講師
REVIEW AND FEEDBACK
Now, let us review the things that you learned in this lesson.
(Please give a short feedback on how your student did on your class.)
Grammar
文法
Pronunciation 発音 Vocabulary
単語
Comprehension
理解
GOOD 文法の誤りはほとんどなく、完全な文章で話すことができる ほとんどの単語をはっきりと正しく発音することができる 習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を理解し、質問に正しく答えることができる

FAIR
文法の誤りはあるが、完全な文章で話すことができる 発音の練習が必要な言葉がいくつかある たまにミスはあるが、習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を完全に理解するのは難しく、質問に正しく答えられないときもある

POOR
文章で話すのは難しく、単語だけで話すことができる 発音の練習が必要である 習った単語と表現を少しだけ使うことができる 文章を理解するのは難しく、質問に答えるのは難しい
TUTOR FEEDBACK

GRAMMAR
Good: Was able to speak in complete sentences with minimal grammatical errors.
Fair: Was able to speak in complete sentences with evident grammatical errors.
Poor: Was able to speak using words only.
PRONUNCIATION
Good: Was able to pronounce most of the words clearly and correctly.
Fair: Mispronounced a few words.
Poor: Mispronounced most of the words.
VOCABULARY
Good: Used appropriate expressions learned in class.
Fair: Used appropriate expressions learned in class and made a few errors in word choice.
Poor: Used only a few words and expressions.
COMPREHENSION
Good: Was able to understand the passages and answer the questions correctly.
Fair: Had a little difficulty in understanding passages and answering questions.
Poor: Had a hard time understanding passages and answering questions.

TOEIC: Book Reviews and Submissions

LESSON GOAL
Let’s check our lesson goal.
In this material, you can practice TOEIC with the content of the theme “book reviews and submissions”.
PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. review [動]…を批評する
2. foremost [形]第一位の
3. guru [名]カリスマ的指導者
4. diet [名]ダイエット
5. fitness [名]健康(状態)
6. top [動]…の首位を占める
7. step-by-step [形]段階的な
8. have to do with …に関係する
9. literacy [名](ある分野の)知識
10. divide [動]…を分ける
11. theme [名]テーマ、主題
12. contagious [形]伝染性の、うつりやすい
13. widely [副]多くの人によって
14. at least …以上
15. exceed [動]…を超える
16. mail [動]…を郵送する
17. attachment [名]添付書類
18. respectively [副]それぞれに
19. notify [動]…に通知する
20. as to に関して
PART A_3
Let’s make sentences using the vocabulary we’ve just learned.
PART A_4
1. have to do with 
Answer:
2. at least 
Answer:
3. exceed 
Answer:
4. notify 
Answer:
5. as to 
Answer:
PART B_1
Let’s read the text below. Please read them aloud, and I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
BOOK OF THE MONTH
reviewed by Jan Mizuno

How to Win the Losing Game
Author: Kate Hersey
128 pages with photos
Conrad & Smith, $15.95

Kate Hersey has earned a reputation as one of the country’s foremost gurus of diet and fitness.
The fact that 10 of her 15 publications have topped the Brooklyn Times Bestseller List is proof that many think of her as the savior to a nation plagued with obesity.
Although the title of her latest book hints at step-by-step instructions for dieting, the content has to do more with literacy than practicality.
Divided into several sections—each with a theme—the book is an easy read, informative and full of the contagious energy and humor that is the hallmark of the Kate Hersey persona.

PART C_1
Let’s answer the question below. Also, tell me why you chose that answer.
PART C_2
What is NOT mentioned about Kate Hersey?

(A) She is popular.
(B) She has written best-selling books.
(C) She has never been obese.
(D) She is humorous.
PART C_3
If you need clues, you can see the tips here before you answer.
HINTS
PART D_1
Now, let’s review the answer.
PART D_2
What is NOT mentioned about Kate Hersey?

(A) She is popular.
(B) She has written best-selling books.
(C) She has never been obese.
(D) She is humorous.

PART E_1
Let’s read the text below. Please read them aloud, and I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART E_2
SEND US YOUR STORY!

Sophistication, the most widely subscribed lifestyle magazine for thirtysomethings, is asking for your submission for its September/October issue.
The subject is limited to autobiographical travel experiences. Submissions should preferably be at least 500 words but may not exceed 800 words.
Submissions may either be mailed or sent as an attachment to an e-mail.
Deadlines are May 14 and May 20, respectively.
Mailed submissions will not be returned to the sender.
Contributors will be notified by June 15 as to whether their stories will be published.

For more information, visit the Sophistication Web site at www.sophisticationmagazine.com.

PART F_1
Let’s answer the question below. Also, tell me why you chose that answer.
PART F_2
What is suggested about the magazine?

(A) It is a travel magazine.
(B) It is popular among certain people.
(C) It is published every month.
(D) It is looking for editors.
PART F_3
If you need clues, you can see the tips here before you answer.
HINTS
PART G_1
Now, let’s review the answer.
PART G_2
What is suggested about the magazine?

(A) It is a travel magazine.
(B) It is popular among certain people.
(C) It is published every month.
(D) It is looking for editors.

PART E_1
Here are some words and expressions that often appear in TOEIC.
If time allows, let’s read them.
PART H
1. circulation 発行部数
2. the latest issue 最新号
3. publishing company  出版社
4. sell a million copies  100万部を売り上げる
5. informative articles 有益な記事
6. feature an interview with …とのインタビューを特集する
7. author 著者
8. autobiography 自伝
9. critic 批評家
10. give a favorable review 好意的な評価をする
11. editorial comment 編集部のコメント
12. earn a reputation 評判を得る
13. ask for submissions 投稿を募る
REVIEW AND FEEDBACK
Now, let us review the things that you learned in this lesson.
(Please give a short feedback on how your student did on your class.)
Grammar
文法
Pronunciation 発音 Vocabulary
単語
Comprehension
理解
GOOD 文法の誤りはほとんどなく、完全な文章で話すことができる ほとんどの単語をはっきりと正しく発音することができる 習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を理解し、質問に正しく答えることができる

FAIR
文法の誤りはあるが、完全な文章で話すことができる 発音の練習が必要な言葉がいくつかある たまにミスはあるが、習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を完全に理解するのは難しく、質問に正しく答えられないときもある

POOR
文章で話すのは難しく、単語だけで話すことができる 発音の練習が必要である 習った単語と表現を少しだけ使うことができる 文章を理解するのは難しく、質問に答えるのは難しい
TUTOR FEEDBACK

GRAMMAR
Good: Was able to speak in complete sentences with minimal grammatical errors.
Fair: Was able to speak in complete sentences with evident grammatical errors.
Poor: Was able to speak using words only.
PRONUNCIATION
Good: Was able to pronounce most of the words clearly and correctly.
Fair: Mispronounced a few words.
Poor: Mispronounced most of the words.
VOCABULARY
Good: Used appropriate expressions learned in class.
Fair: Used appropriate expressions learned in class and made a few errors in word choice.
Poor: Used only a few words and expressions.
COMPREHENSION
Good: Was able to understand the passages and answer the questions correctly.
Fair: Had a little difficulty in understanding passages and answering questions.
Poor: Had a hard time understanding passages and answering questions.

TOEIC: Transportation

LESSON GOAL
Let’s check our lesson goal.
In this material, you can practice TOEIC with the content of the theme “transportation”.
PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. at least …以上、少なくとも…
2. make it in time 間に合う
3. plenty of 十分な…
4. visa [名]査証、ビザ
5. destination [名]目的地
6. check [動]…を預ける
7. twice as long as 2 …よりも倍長く
8. expect [動](悪いこと)を覚悟する
9. keep in mind that …を覚えておく
10. on one’s person 身に着けて
11. carry-on [形](荷物が)機内に持ち込める
12. safety requirements 安全要件
13. confiscate [動]…を没収する
14. permit [動]…を許可する
15. authority [名]…局、…庁
16. in conjunction with …と関連して
17. pedestrian [名]歩行者
18. stay clear of …に近づかない
19. closure [名]閉鎖
20. address [動]…を申し入れる
PART A_3
Let’s make sentences using the vocabulary we’ve just learned.
PART A_4
1. at least 
Answer:
2. make it in time 
Answer:
3. plenty of 
Answer:
4. stay clear of 
Answer:
5. keep in mind that 
Answer:
PART B_1
Let’s read the text below. Please read them aloud, and I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART B_2
NOTICE TO ALL INTERNATIONAL PASSENGERS

Please be at the gate at least 30 minutes before departure.
Making it in time to board your flight means allowing plenty of time to check-in. We recommend passengers boarding international flights check-in at least three hours before departure.
Although online check-in is available, the ground crew at the airport MUST check passports and visas of passengers traveling to international destinations.
Checking baggage may also take twice as long as domestic flights.
Expect security lines to be long.
Keep in mind that items on your person or in your carry-on luggage that do not comply with safety requirements may be confiscated.
A guideline for what is and is not permitted can be found on our Web site at www.air-qatar.com.

PART C_1
Let’s answer the question below. Also, tell me why you chose that answer.
PART C_2
What is suggested about international flights?

(A) Security checks are not conducted.
(B) Online check-in is not available.
(C) Check-in takes longer than domestic fl ights.
(D) International passengers do not require travel documents.
PART C_3
If you need clues, you can see the tips here before you answer.
HINTS
PART D_1
Now, let’s review the answer.
PART D_2
What is suggested about international flights?

(A) Security checks are not conducted.
(B) Online check-in is not available.
(C) Check-in takes longer than domestic fl ights.
(D) International passengers do not require travel documents.

PART E_1
Let’s read the text below. Please read them aloud, and I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
PART E_2
June 4
—The Bordertown Transportation Authority (BTA) announced Tuesday that in conjunction with the demolition of Merton Stadium, the entire area between Central and Merton Avenue and 9th and 11th Street will be closed to traffic for a period three weeks starting June 15.
Motorists will be guided to detours during this time. Pedestrians are asked to stay clear of the area, although some access may be possible depending on the time of day.
City buses #4 Central and #11 Uptown that have routes going through the closed area will run on a revised schedule: between 8 and 9 A.M. and 4 and 6 P.M. Monday through Friday.

Questions concerning the closure may be addressed to BTA.

PART F_1
Let’s answer the question below. Also, tell me why you chose that answer.
PART F_2
What are pedestrians advised to do?

(A) Drive to work instead of walk
(B) Take a bus instead of walk
(C) Stay away from the closed area
(D) Inquire about construction schedules
PART F_3
If you need clues, you can see the tips here before you answer.
HINTS
PART G_1
Now, let’s review the answer.
PART G_2
What are pedestrians advised to do?

(A) Drive to work instead of walk
(B) Take a bus instead of walk
(C) Stay away from the closed area
(D) Inquire about construction schedules

PART E_1
Here are some words and expressions that often appear in TOEIC.
If time allows, let’s read them.
PART H
1. arrival 到着
2. departure 出発
3. be canceled   欠航になる *cancelは電車、バスの欠便にも使える。
4. leave from Gate 27  27番ゲートから出発する
5. passenger 乗客、搭乗者
6. board (飛行機や船に)乗る、搭乗する
7. commute by train 電車通勤をする
8. timetable 時刻表
9. round trip  往復(切符) *「片道(切符)」はone way。
10. be bound for …行きである
11. be delayed 遅延している
12. vehicle 車 *自動車だけでなく、トラック、バスも指す。
13. be stuck in traffic 渋滞にはまる
REVIEW AND FEEDBACK
Now, let us review the things that you learned in this lesson.
(Please give a short feedback on how your student did on your class.)
Grammar
文法
Pronunciation 発音 Vocabulary
単語
Comprehension
理解
GOOD 文法の誤りはほとんどなく、完全な文章で話すことができる ほとんどの単語をはっきりと正しく発音することができる 習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を理解し、質問に正しく答えることができる

FAIR
文法の誤りはあるが、完全な文章で話すことができる 発音の練習が必要な言葉がいくつかある たまにミスはあるが、習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を完全に理解するのは難しく、質問に正しく答えられないときもある

POOR
文章で話すのは難しく、単語だけで話すことができる 発音の練習が必要である 習った単語と表現を少しだけ使うことができる 文章を理解するのは難しく、質問に答えるのは難しい
TUTOR FEEDBACK

GRAMMAR
Good: Was able to speak in complete sentences with minimal grammatical errors.
Fair: Was able to speak in complete sentences with evident grammatical errors.
Poor: Was able to speak using words only.
PRONUNCIATION
Good: Was able to pronounce most of the words clearly and correctly.
Fair: Mispronounced a few words.
Poor: Mispronounced most of the words.
VOCABULARY
Good: Used appropriate expressions learned in class.
Fair: Used appropriate expressions learned in class and made a few errors in word choice.
Poor: Used only a few words and expressions.
COMPREHENSION
Good: Was able to understand the passages and answer the questions correctly.
Fair: Had a little difficulty in understanding passages and answering questions.
Poor: Had a hard time understanding passages and answering questions.