English listening for Japanese high school students: the Common Test for University Admissions in 2013 DAY 1

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Part 2

For questions 7-13, listen to the dialogue on each question, and choose one of the four options (1. to 4.) as the most appropriate response to the last statement.


1. Oh, he’s on his way.
2. Oh, that’s a good idea.
3. Yes, he’s fine, thank you.
4. Yes, join us anytime.

M: What club are you going to join when school starts?
W: I don’t know. I want to try something new.
M: How about kendo?

Answer: 2.


1. I’d better go soon.
2. I’ll leave at four o’clock.
3. It closes around five,
4. It’s almost over.

W: What time are you leaving for the baseball game?
M: It starts at six, but I want to get there early.
W: Well, it’s almost five now.

Answer: 1.


1. Oh, I’d like some of it.
2. Oh, I’m allergic to eggs.
3. Oh, it’s good exercise.
4. Oh, that’s not good.

M: Do you usually eat breakfast?
W: Yes, I have toast and eggs every morning. What about you?
M: Well, I’m on a diet, so I usually skip it.

Answer: 4.


1. Really? Can I go with you?
2. Really? Does she think so?
3. Well, I’ll ask her why.
4. Well, I’ll see him, too.

W: You heard that Carla is in the hospital, right?
M: Yes. I’m thinking of seeing her tomorrow. Do you want to come?
W: Actually, I’m going this evening.

Answer: 1.


1. Did I see you last week?
2. Do you want me to collect them?
3. OK, be sure to remind me again.
4. You didn’t turn yours in yet.

M: That’s all for today, class. See you next week.
W: Excuse me. Aren’t we supposed to turn in our assignments today?
M: Oh, that’s right. Thanks for reminding me.

Answer: 2.


1. Shall we cook it longer?
2. We won’t need to burn it.
3. We’re not going to go again.
4. Why don’t we order pizza?

W: What’s that strange smell?
M: Sorry, I burned dinner.
W: Hmm, that’s too bad. So, what are we going to do now?

Answer: 4.


1. I had a good time.
2. Sorry to hear that.
3. Thanks for asking.
4. You’re welcome.

M: If you’re free this weekend, do you want to go to the beach?
W: I wish I could, but my parents are coming to visit.
M: Oh, OK. Maybe next time.

Answer: 3.

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