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[TOEFL] Task3_Practice2_TEMPLATE

PASSAGE READING 1

Please read aloud the following passage.

以下の文章を音読してください。

READ

TITLE

(announcement)

COMPREHENSION CHECK 1

Please answer the question about the passage.

講師が告知文について質問するので答えましょう。



1. What____?

ANSWER

According to the announcement,

CHECK YOUR ANSWER 1

We’ll check the sample answer. Please repeat after me.

解答例を見ます。講師に続いて読みましょう。

SAMPLE ANSWER 1

1. What are all students required to do?

According to the announcement,

DIALOGUE READING

Please read aloud the following dialogue with your tutor.

講師と以下の会話文を音読してください。

READ

Female:
Male:
Female:
Male:
Female:
Male:
Female:
Male:
Female:
Male:

COMPREHENSION CHECK 2

Please answer the questions about the dialogue.

講師が会話文について質問するので答えましょう。

 
1. What are the female student and male student doing?
 
2. Who is against the _______?
 
3. Why does the male student disagree with the _________?
 
4. Why does the male student think that the new policy is too strict?
 
5. All in all, what does the male student say?

ANSWERS

1. The female student and male student are

 

2. The (female/male) student disagrees with the ___________ and gives two reasons why (she/he) is against the ____________.

 

3. First,

 

4. Second,

 

5. In short,

CHECK YOUR ANSWERS

We’ll check the sample answers. Please repeat after me.

解答例を見ます。講師に続いて読みましょう。

SAMPLE ANSWERS 2

1. What are the female student and male student doing?

The female student and male student are

 
2. Who is against the ___________?

The male student disagrees with the _________ and gives two reasons why he is against the _______.

 
3. Why does the male student disagree with the new _________?

First,

 
4. Why does the male student think that the new policy is too strict?

Second,

 
5. All in all, what does the male student say?

In short,

Eiken Pre 1_9

DIRECTIONS

Please look at the comics below and narrate the story.
This is a story about an athlete who went to a basketball court to practice.
You have 1 minute to prepare.

PREPARATION

(1 minute to prepare)

DIRECTIONS

You have 2 minutes to narrate the story.
Describe each picture in 3 sentences.
Your story should begin with the sentence below:

One day, an athlete was in a basketball court.

ANSWER

eiken-pre-1-9---zel-highres (1)

QUESTION 1

Please look at the fourth picture.
If you were the coach, what would you be thinking?

ANSWER

QUESTION 2

Now, I will ask you another question. Please give 2 reasons to support your answer.
Do you think student athletes should be required to practice every day?

ANSWER

QUESTION 3

Now, I will ask you another question. Please give 2 reasons to support your answer.
Do you think being a professional athlete is as good as any other professions?

ANSWER

QUESTION 4

Now, I will ask you another question. Please give 2 reasons to support your answer.
Do you think good advertisements help businesses earn more?

ANSWER

[TOEFL] Task 4 Practice 2_(TEMPLATE)

PASSAGE READING

Please read the passage silently for 45 seconds.
Then, please read the passage aloud.

45秒で以下の文章を黙読してください。その後、音読しましょう。

READ

Passage

COMPREHENSION CHECK

Please answer the questions about the passage.

講師が文章ついて質問するので答えましょう。

  1. question

ANSWER

1. According to the reading passage,

CHECK YOUR ANSWER

Let’s check the sample answer. Please repeat after me.

解答例を見ます。講師に続いて読みましょう。

SAMPLE ANSWER

  1. Accrording to the passage, (answer)

LECTURE READING

I will read aloud the lecture part. Please take down notes while I’m reading.
After that, please read aloud the lecture part.

講師が講義の一部を音読します。講師が読んでいる間にメモを取りましょう。
その後、音読してください。

READ

Passage

COMPREHENSION CHECK

Please answer the following questions about the dialogue.

講師が会話文について質問するので答えましょう。

 
2. What is the professor talking about in the lecture?
 
3. Please explain the idea that the professor introduces first by using the example.
 
4. Please explain the idea that the professor introduces next by using the example.
 
5. What does the professor conclude in the lecture?

ANSWERS

2. The professor is talking about
3. First,
4. The second idea is
5. The professor concludes that

CHECK YOUR ANSWERS

Let’s check the sample answers. Please repeat after me.

解答例を見ます。講師に続いて読みましょう。

SAMPLE ANSWERS 2

2. What is the professor talking about in the lecture?

The professor is talking about (topic)

 
3. Please explain the idea that the professor introduces first by using the example.

First, (topic)

 
4. Please explain the idea that the professor introduces next by using the example.

The second idea is (topic)

 
5. What does the professor conclude in the lecture?

The professor conludes that (topic)

Intermediate Business Conversation: Giving Praises

READING ALOUD

Let’s read the dialogue. I will be Mr. Evans and you will be Mr. Wilson. After reading it once, we’ll switch roles.
READ

 

Mr. Evans congratulates Mr. Wilson for achieving the team’s monthly goals.


Good morning, Mr. Wilson. I have some good news for you and your team.
 
Good morning, Mr. Evans. Wow! What a great way to start our day! What’s the good news?
 

 
I want to congratulate you for achieving your team’s monthly target. You handled the projects well even in difficult situations last month. There were conflicts in your team but still you remained calm and focused on your goals.
 
 
Thank you. However, I am not the only one who deserve the credit. The team really put much effort, even more than I expected, and they did a great job in carrying out the given tasks.
 

 
I agree with that, Mr. Wilson. I am really impressed with your team’s performance. Keep it up! I expect the team to continue doing a great job.
 

 
Certainly, Mr. Evans. You can count on us. Thank you for your support.
 

VOCABULARY CHECK
Let’s read the meaning and examples of each word aloud. Please repeat after me.
ANSWER
1. Word:
Meaning:
Example:
impress (verb)
to cause someone to admire or respect you
I am impressed with his kindness.
2. Word:
Meaning:
Example:
handle (verb)
to deal with something

The officers were able to handle the situation well.

3. Word:
Meaning:
Example:
credit (noun)
praise, approval or honor

They gave him credit for his excellent performance.

CONVERSATION

Let’s talk. Please answer my questions. You may ask me questions, too.
ANSWER

1. How do you feel when someone praises you at work?
Answer: ________________
2. When was the last time you praised someone? What did you say?
Answer: ________________
3. Do you think giving praises to employees motivates them to work better?
Answer: ________________
4. Do you usually get praises at work/school?
Answer: ________________
5. Do you think always giving praises to employees is good? Why? Why not?
Answer: ________________
6. How would you describe people who deserve praises?
Answer: ________________
7. What motivates you at work/school?
Answer: ________________
8. When was the last time someone praised you? What did the person say?
Answer: ________________
9. What is the best praise that someone has given to you?
Answer: ________________
10. How would you feel when people give you unexpected praises?
Answer: ________________

[HS] Lesson 2

PASSAGE READING

Please read aloud the following passage. I will check your pronunciation as you read.

READ

A Hero in a War

The Nazis invaded Poland in 1933 and took over the country. All Jewish people were forced to live in a certain area of the city known as ghettos. They were forbidden to leave ghettos, and anyone who tried to escape was killed. They suffered from hunger and got infected by different diseases. Because of that, social workers were assigned to monitor the situation. However, they were not allowed to help the Jewish people.

Irena Sendler, one of the social workers, helped the Jewish children escape. She knew the risk but could not bear seeing them suffering. She and other social workers decided to take the children out of the ghettos secretly. Some of the children were hidden in a box or bag. Others were put under a pile of clothes and vegetables. Irena was able to save 2,500 children. They were adopted by Polish families and were given false identities. However, a few years later, Senler got caught and was asked questions about the Jewish children. She kept her mouth shut despite all the sufferings she went through. In the end, she was able to escape with the help of her friends. After all the good things she did, she never considered herself a hero.

COMPREHENSION CHECK

Please answer the following questions based on the passage.

ANSWER

 

1. Who invaded Poland in 1933?
 
Answer:_______________________________________________

2. Who is the social worker that helped the Jewish children escape?
 
Answer:_______________________________________________

3. How many Jewish children was she able to help?
 
Answer:_______________________________________________

CONSTRUCTING SENTENCES

Please construct sentences using each word below.

PRACTICE

Words and Expressions Sample Sentences
invade _______________________________________________
forbid _______________________________________________
infect _______________________________________________
risk _______________________________________________
identity _______________________________________________

EXPRESSING OPINIONS

Please answer the following questions based on your opinion. Give at least one reason to support your answer.

ANSWER

 

1. Have you tried donating food or clothes to people?
 
Answer:_______________________________________________

2. Have you done social work before?
 
Answer:_______________________________________________

3. Do you think social work is easy?
 
Answer:_______________________________________________

4. What skills do people need to do social work?
 
Answer:_______________________________________________

5. Why do you think people do social work?
 
Answer:_______________________________________________

6. Do you think all people should do social work?
 
Answer:_______________________________________________

7. Do you think social work is important in all countries?
 
Answer:_______________________________________________

Beginner Business Conversation: Team Conflicts

READING ALOUD

Let’s read the dialogue. I will be Mr. Evans and you will be Mr. Newton. After reading it once, we’ll switch roles.

会話文を読みましょう。講師がMr. Evans、あなたはMr. Newtonのパートを読みます。読み終わったら交代しましょう。
READ

 

Few days after the team meeting, Mr. Evans wants to talk to Mr. Newton.


There you are, Mr. Newton. If you don’t mind, I would like to speak with you.
 
Of course, sir. What would you like us to talk about?

The team and I noticed the quality of your work is becoming a problem. We have to delay the production process whenever your research is incomplete since it is based on the findings of your research.
 
I’m very sorry for my actions. There are just some tasks that are still difficult to do aside from doing my research. I know it’s easier said than done but don’t worry. I will do my research better next time to avoid giving bad work quality.

That’s understandable. By the way, Mr. Wilson has been doing some parts of your research already to avoid more delays. As much as possible, we want to avoid conflicts such as handling double tasks and delaying in medicine production and selling.
 

Okay, sir. Next time, I will ask for help if I have trouble doing other tasks. This won’t happen again. Thank you for telling me, Mr. Evans.

VOCABULARY CHECK
Let’s read the meaning and examples of each word aloud. Please repeat after me.
単語の意味と例文を読みましょう。講師にあとに続いて読んでください。
ANSWER
1. Word:
 
Meaning:
Example:
conflict (noun:名詞)
対立
a concern/problem/issue between two or more people

The Sales Department is having a meeting to solve a conflict before it’s too late.

2.Word:
 
Meaning:
Example:
easier said than done (idiom:熟語)
口で言うほどやさしくはない
looks like a good idea but is difficult to do/achieve

He thought that planning to solve the conflict is easier said than done.

3. Word:
 
Meaning:
Example:
quality (noun:名詞)
品質
how good or bad something/someone is

Mr. Evans wants Mr. Newton to improve the quality of his research.

CONVERSATION

Let’s talk. Please answer my questions. You may ask me questions, too.

講師の質問に答えましょう。講師にも同じ質問をしましょう。
ANSWER

1. Are you happy after solving a conflict? Why or why not?
Answer: ________________
2. How do you handle conflicts at work/school?
Answer: ________________
3. Do you think it’s possible not to have any conflicts at work/school? Why or why not?
Answer: ________________
4. Do you solve/fix conflicts immediately or do you need a longer time to solve/fix it?
Answer: ________________
5. What is/are the most common conflicts at work/school?
Answer: ________________
6. How often do you experience conflicts at work/school?
Answer: ________________
7. What would you like to do after solving/fixing a conflict? (Ex.: Eat, sleep, go somewhere, etc.)
Answer: ________________
8. Do you help others in solving their problems or do you let them solve/fix it on their own?
Answer: ________________
9. What was the latest conflict you experienced at work/school? How did you solved/fixed it?
Answer: ________________
10. Are you good in solving conflicts at work/school?
Answer: ________________

Beginner Business Conversation: Team Meetings

READING ALOUD

Let’s read the dialogue. I will be Mr. Evans and you will be Ms. Watson. After reading it once, we’ll switch roles.

会話文を読みましょう。講師がMr. Evans、あなたはMs. Watsonのパートを読みます。読み終わったら交代しましょう。
READ

The new Corporate Marketing Manager, Mr. Evans, calls for his first meeting with the Marketing Department.


Good morning everyone. It is an honor for me to be here today as your new Corporate Marketing Manager. Rest assured that our tasks will be satisfying and pleasant. Ms. Watson, please take note of the minutes of our meeting. By the way, has anyone seen Mr. Newton?
 
About Mr. Newton, I just received a call from him an hour ago. He told me that he will be absent today due to personal reasons.

Noted on that. Well then, let us begin our meeting. First of all, we will be having a weekly report meeting to keep us on the ball. Second, Ms. Carter has allowed us to have free lunch twice a month. Third, I will have a one-on-one meeting with each staff to know all of you better and to promote teamwork and understanding towards our goal.
 
That is a good idea, Mr. Evans, especially now that PharmaCare is growing. In addition to that, I would like to present the updates of our latest product on our next week’s meeting. About the one-on-one meeting, would you like me to include in the minutes of meeting the number of staff you can meet per day?

Certainly. Please include in the minutes that I will be meeting three to four staff per day. Well then, it looks like we are done for today. Our meeting is finished. It was a great pleasure meeting you all. Thank you, everyone.
 

Thank you, Mr. Evans. We will just give you a follow-up of our tasks by the end of the day.

VOCABULARY CHECK
Let’s read the meaning and examples of each word aloud. Please repeat after me.
単語の意味と例文を読みましょう。講師にあとに続いて読んでください。
ANSWER
1. Word:
 
Meaning:
Example:
on the ball (idiom:熟語)
新しい知識を身につけて
to stay alert/informed and to understand quickly

Ms. Watson is on the ball during their business meeting.

2.Word:
 
Meaning:
Example:
promote (verb:動詞)
奨励する
to improve and do something better

As the new leader of their company, he wants to promote better sales and communication skills.

3. Word:
 
Meaning:
Example:
minutes of a meeting (noun:名詞)
会議の議事録
a written document about the happenings during a meeting

Ms. Carter asked Mr. Wilson to write down the minutes of their meeting.

CONVERSATION

Let’s talk. Please answer my questions. You may ask me questions, too.

講師の質問に答えましょう。講師にも同じ質問をしましょう。
ANSWER

1. Do you enjoy meeting new people? Why or why not?
Answer: ________________
2. Have you been in a meeting? How did it go?
Answer: ________________
3. Do you prefer to lead the meeting or be the one to take down notes (minutes of a meeting)?
Answer: ________________
4. Why do you think team meetings are important?
Answer: ________________
5. What is the most memorable meeting you attended?
Answer: ________________
6. How often do you and your workmates/classmates speak English in meetings?
Answer: ________________
7. In every meeting you have attended, how long does it usually last?
Answer: ________________
8. Do you feel shy/nervous whenever you lead a meeting? Yes or no?
Answer: ________________
9. If you could have a meeting with some of the most famous people in the world, who would they be and what would you like to talk about with them?
Answer: ________________
10. Do you consider yourself a good listener in meetings?
Answer: ________________

[HS] If your son was blind, what could you do as a mother or a father?

PASSAGE READING

Please read aloud the following passage. I will check your pronunciation as you read.

READ

Blind People

Having a blind person inside the family might not be easy. It takes a lot of patience and courage to be able to deal with them. Some of them do not want to receive special treatment but they still need guidance from sighted people. Since they cannot use their sense of sight, they focus more on using their other senses. According to a study, blind people are better in using the other senses than sighted people.

One of the things that someone can do for a blind person is to give them what they need. Going to school and studying is also a right for them. They can still study even without being able to see. There is a special language that blind people use to read. Braille is a written language made up of raised dots that represent letters and numbers. Blind people study by reading using braille or listening to lectures on their computers or mobile phones.

People should also support them in doing what they love. They do not want others to feel sorry for them and think that they are suffering from their condition. Like others, they want to share their talents and abilities. They also want to be able to express themselves by doing what they love. Having people to support them gives them more courage to do so.

COMPREHENSION CHECK

Please answer the following questions based on the passage.

ANSWER

 

1. What is braille?

Answer: ______________________________________________________________

2. How do blind people study?

Answer: ______________________________________________________________

3. What gives them courage to do what they love?

Answer: ______________________________________________________________

CONSTRUCTING SENTENCES

Please construct sentences using each word below.

PRACTICE

Words and Expressions Sample Sentences
support _______________________________________________
suffering _______________________________________________
share _______________________________________________
express _______________________________________________
courage _______________________________________________

EXPRESSING OPINIONS

Please answer the following questions based on your opinion. Give at least one reason to support your answer.

ANSWER

 
1. Do you think being unable to see is difficult?

Answer: ______________________________________________________________

2. How do you think you can help blind people?

Answer: ______________________________________________________________

3. Do you think blind people can be as successful as sighted people?

Answer: ______________________________________________________________

4. Do you think blind people should have the same rights?

Answer: ______________________________________________________________

5. What do you think is the best way to support blind people?

Answer: ______________________________________________________________

6. Do you think blind people should always have someone with them?

Answer: ______________________________________________________________

7. What do you think is the hardest part of being blind?

Answer: ______________________________________________________________

Intermediate Business Conversation: Performance Evaluation

READING ALOUD

Let’s read the dialogue. I will be Mr. Evans and you will be Mr. Newton. After reading it once, we’ll switch roles.
READ

 

Mr. Evans calls Mr. Newton for his Performance Evaluation.


Hi, Mr. Newton. Please have a seat. Are you ready for your performance evaluation? How are you?
 
Yes, I am ready and excited but also a little nervous right now.
 

 
I understand, Mr. Newton. I also feel the same way in situations like this. Anyway, you have been contributing your knowledge to the company for 4 months now. You always give fresh ideas in meetings and on projects. I appreciate your hard work in doing your tasks. However, there are parts of your job that you need to improve on.
 
 
Thank you. What part of my job should I improve on? I believe I always do my best when given tasks. I sometimes work overtime just to finish them within the day.
 

 
That’s right. Though you finish your tasks on time, I’m a little bit concerned about the quality of your work. You usually skip work thrice or twice a week and the quality of your finished tasks doesn’t reach our company’s standards so the team still had to revise before submitting them. We appreciate your efforts but I believe you can perform better at work. If you need advice, we are always here to help you.
 

 
I see. I apologize for my performance for the past 4 months and I appreciate your honest feedback about that. I assure you that I will do whatever I can to improve more. Thank you, Mr. Evans.
 

VOCABULARY CHECK
Let’s read the meaning and examples of each word aloud. Please repeat after me.
ANSWER
1. Word:
Meaning:
Example:
evaluation (noun)
the act of considering something carefully and deciding how good or bad it is
The employees will have their annual evaluation next week.
2. Word:
Meaning:
Example:
feedback (noun)
information or opinions about something

The audience gave a good feedback about the actors’ skills.

3. Word:
Meaning:
Example:
standard (noun)
a level of quality, especially a level that is acceptable

The team was able to achieve the high standard given by the company.

CONVERSATION

Let’s talk. Please answer my questions. You may ask me questions, too.
ANSWER

1. Have you ever been evaluated at work/school?
Answer: ________________
2. How do you react when you’re given good feedback for your performance?
Answer: ________________
3. How do you react to criticisms?
Answer: ________________
4. In what part of your job do you think you should improve/change?
Answer: ________________
5. Why is it important to have performance evaluations in companies?
Answer: ________________
6. Have you ever given feedback to one of your coworkers/team mates?
Answer: ________________
7. What can you say about your performance at work?
Answer: ________________
8. Why do you think other people find it hard to perform well at work?
Answer: ________________
9. Why are criticisms necessary in performance evaluations?
Answer: ________________
10. How do you evaluate people’s performance without offending them?
Answer: ________________

[Uni] Food and Cooking

VOCABULARY READING

Let’s read aloud the following words. Please repeat after me.
講師に続いて音読しましょう。

READ

Meals Flavors Ingredients Cooking Verbs
1. breakfast 6. spicy 11. chicken 16. bake
2. lunch 7. sweet 12. pork 17. mix
3. dinner 8. sour 13. beef 18. add
4. snack 9. salty 14. vegetables 19. pour
5. dessert 10. bitter 15. fruit 20. peel
ANSWERING QUESTIONS

I will ask you the following questions. Please answer.
講師が以下の質問をしますので、答えましょう。

ANSWER

1. What do you usually eat for breakfast?
Answer:________________________________________
 
2. How often do you cook dinner?
Answer:________________________________________
 
3. What kind of food do you dislike?
Answer:________________________________________

ASKING QUESTIONS

Please ask me seven (7) questions. Then, I will answer them one by one.
講師に7つの質問をしましょう。講師がそれぞれの質問に答えます。

ASK

1. _______________________________________________
2. _______________________________________________
3. _______________________________________________
4. _______________________________________________
5. _______________________________________________
6. _______________________________________________
7. _______________________________________________