English listening for Japanese high school students: the Common Test for University Admissions in 2014 DAY 1

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These tests are the ones that have been adopted as entrance exams for Japanese national universities.

Part 1


Which strap does the man recommend?

W: This panda cellphone strap looks very cute.
M: Your sister likes cats too.
W: She also likes dogs.
M: Look! This one has all of them! You should get it.

Answer: 4.


When does this conversation take place?

1. January
2. February
3. March
4. April

W: When does the school year start in Japan?
M: In April. Do you start in September?
W: No, in my country we start one month earlier than Japan.
M: That’s next month!

Answer: 2.


What is the correct password?

1. bvfr3249
2. BVFR3249
3. vbfr3249
4. VBFR3249

M: I can’t log in. I forgot the password.
W: Oh, it’s VBFR3249.
M: Is that V for victory and then B for boy?
W: Yeah, and use all capital letters.

Answer: 4.


How much will it cost for the woman to send all the postcards?

1. 70 yen
2. 140 yen
3. 210 yen
4. 350 yen

W: How much does it cost to send three postcards to the US?
M: It’s 70 yen per card.
W: Oh, I also have two to China.
M: It’s the same price to any country.

Answer: 4.


What time does the woman say that she will arrive at the meeting?

1. 2:10
2. 2:15
3. 2:20
4. 2:25

M: It’s already 2:05.
W: Oh, ten minutes before the meeting!
M: How soon can you finish your work?
W: In five minutes or so, but tell the chairperson I’ll be ten minutes late.

Answer: 4.


Which is the woman’s schedule for the evenings next week?

M: Let’s go to a movie next Tuesday.
W: Sounds nice, but I’m working on weekday evenings except Wednesdays.
M: How about next Wednesday?
W: Oh, I have a dentist appointment that evening.

Answer: 2.

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