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どんな形であれ公開されたことは喜ばしいことです。
Yutaは問題よりも本文に興味があるので、本文だけ早速作成しました。
これを色々分析すれば年末年始の暇つぶしができそうです。

下記は所々に写し間違いがある可能性があるのでご留意ください。
リーディングも近いうちに完成次第同じようにアップするつもりです。現段階ではあくまで「つもり」ですが。

01 (A) He's planting a garden.

01 (B) He's choosing some vegetables.

01 (C) He's emptying a shopping cart.

01 (D) He's eating a salad.

02 (A) She's looking out the window.

02 (B) She's piling up some dishes.

02 (C) She's having a meal.

02 (D) She's taking photographs.

03 (A) A woman is holding onto a railing.

03 (B) A woman is walking through a doorway.

03 (C) A man is entering an office building.

03 (D) A man is sweeping a staircase.

04 (A) A basket has been filled with items.

04 (B) A box has been left on the floor.

04 (C) They are securing a shelf to the wall.

04 (D) They are replacing a broken door.

05 (A) There is a fence enclosing a lawn.

05 (B) Some pillars are bing painted.

05 (C) There are trees along a roadway.

05 (D) A vehicle is parked in a garage.

06 (A) A woman is trying on a hat.

06 (B) A woman is shopping in an outdoor market.

06 (C) A large tent I being assembled.

06 (D) Some storage containers are being put away.

 

07 When is the move to the new office?

07 (A) The architect is from Vienna.

07 (B) Mary has the schedule.

07 (C) Into the business district.

08 Who's the head of the Human Resources Department?

08 (A) It's Ms. Tindera.

08 (B) No, I don't see it.

08 (C) The performance reviews are done.

09 Did you contact a mechanic?

09 (A) Yes, someone's coming tomorrow.

09 (B) A broken air conditioner.

09 (C) Please update my contact information.

10 Where can I put these extra cleaning supplies?

10 (A) Of course they are.

10 (B) At eight o'clock.

10 (C) In the storage room is fine.

11 Which conference speaker did you like the best?

11 (A) I'll meet you in the lobby.

11 (B) The woman who spoke right after lunch.

11 (C) There were a lot of attendees.

12 When is your next available appointment?

12 (A) I met Dr. Jones.

12 (B) Sorry, that item is not available.

12 (C) This Thursday at ten A.M.

13 Mei Yang is the choreographer of this musical, isn't she?

13 (A) Yes, and it's beautifully done.

13 (B) No, I prefer jazz music.

13 (C) There's a late-evening rehearsal, sorry.

14 Are you going to rent that apartment you looked at last night?

14 (A) I've ordered the part online.

14 (B) No, the first time.

14 (C) Well, it's quite expensive.

15 Don't you have more candidates to interview today?

15 (A) I agree - it's a fantastic view.

15 (B) That was a very interesting article.

15 (C) Yes, there are two scheduled for this afternoon.

16 How many people are coming to to the awards banquet?

16 (A) Many delicious dishes.

16 (B) No, I haven't seen them.

16 (C) About a hundred.

17 Would you like some dessert?

17 (A) No, I'm already full.

17 (B) They liked it, too.

17 (C) In the recipe book.

18 Are you free to meet the new staff members today?

18 (A) Sure, bring them by after lunch.

18 (B) A new membership card.

18 (C) It's free to the public.

19 When will the press conference take place?

19 (A) It's on your calendar.

19 (B) At least two conference centers.

19 (C) His speech was well written.

20 Where can I buy a phone charger?

20 (A) She's making a phone call.

20 (B) They charge more.

20 (C) I have an extra one.

21 Should I get the office supplies at the store or online?

21 (A) Some pens and pencils.

21 (B) It was an excellent offer.

21 (C) Please pick them up from the store.

22 How do I access my e-mail account on my tablet?

22 (A) The mail carrier hasn't come yet.

22 (B) On the table next to the printer.

22 (C) Download the e-mail application.

23 I have a meeting at one o'clock today.

23 (A) Yes, I am.

23 (B) You should leave soon.

23 (C) Nice to meet you, too.

24 What security software do you recommend?

24 (A) I forget what it's called.

24 (B) Somewhere with a good view.

24 (C) The front door is locked.

25 Didn't you order more file folders?

25 (A) Fold it in half.

25 (B) They haven't delivered them.

25 (C) In alphabetical order.

26 Can you cover my shift on Wednesday?

26 (A) The shipping and receiving department.

26 (B) This cover's too small.

26 (C) I'm already working overtime.

27 Remember to leave your locker key at the front desk.

27 (A) The ten A.M. exercise class.

27 (B) A pair of gym shoes.

27 (C) Don't worry, I will.

28 Do you want to take a fitness class or just use the pool?

28 (A) I don't like to swim.

28 (B) It fits very well.

28 (C) A gym down the street.

29 The green tea commercial is almost finished, isn't it?

29 (A) The yearly inspection.

29 (B) Across from the supermarket.

29 (C) The studio had to start over.

30 Who's planning the client dinner?

30 (A) It was canceled.

30 (B) At a French restaurant.

30 (C) A choice of entrees.

31 Why is the train so late?

31 (A) For about an hour.

31 (B) A ride to the station.

31 (C) Should we take a bus instead?

 

 

32-34

W Hello, welcome to Portstown Dental Clinic. How can I help you?

M Hi, I'm Walter Lee. I have an appointment for a teeth cleaning.

W Oh, it looks like your appointment was at two o'clock ...

M I know. I'm really sorry I'm late. I had trouble finding the building. It's my first time coming to this dentist's office.

W OK. Looks like we've had a cancellation and we can still fit you in. Since this is your first time here, could you please fill in this new patient form while you wait?

 

35-37

W How's the painting coming along, Roger?

M Hi, Ms. Hanson. I'm just about finished painting the font of your house. But I ran into a small issue.

W Oh? What's the problem?

M I've run out of this light blue color I'm using for the window trim. I'm going to Rolstein's on Main Street now to get another can.

W OK. I just came from downtown and Main Street is closed for construction. You'll probably need to take Plum Avenue.

M Thanks for letting me know.

 

38-40

M Carlota, I'm really pleased with how well the annual shoe clearance sale's been going. This is just the first day and we've been busy since we opened.

W I've never seen anything like it. You know, featuring the Pro X athletic sneakers was a smart idea. Just look in the storage room.

M You're right. There are only fifteen boxes left.

W It's surprising, since Pro X is such a new company. We should find a way to do more business with them.

M Good idea. I'll ask the sales representative to bring more samples of their other styles. Maybe we could become their exclusive distributor in the area.

 

41-43

W Jason, I need you to place a catering order for Insook's retirement party. I'd like to offer our staff some fresh and healthy food options.

M Certainly. The Crestwood Cafe would be a great choice. They offer itms made from local farm ingredients, so we'd be supporting farmers in our area. Should I order from there?

W Yes, that sounds promising. We'll need a variety of snacks and beverages for 30 people. Please e-mail me your choices from their menu this afternoon so I can approve them.

44-46

W Arshad, did you place the order for the new work desks?

M Yes, I did. But I'm having trouble tracking the shipment on their Web site. The furniture store sent me a link to monitor the delivery of our order. I can't seem to open it, though, so I'm not sure when the desks will arrive.

W Hmm, could you call the store and check? Our office's grand opening celebration is on Monday, so we need the desks to arrive by then.

M Oh you're right... we need the furniture here in time for that event. I'll give them a call right away.

47-49

W Hi, I'm calling from room 712. I haven't been able to connect to the hotel's wireless Internet all day today.

M I apologize for the inconvenience. Several of our rooms have been affected by this problem, but don't worry ... it should be resolved by tonight.

W All right... do you think I could get a refund for today's access? I already paid the extra Internet fee for each day of my stay here.

M Yes, of course. I'll deduct the fee from your bill right now.

50-52

M Andrea, are we on schedule to move our hardware store to the new location at the end of July?

W Yes. And by the way, we should remind the property manager that we'll be moving our store when our lease is up. Could you call her?

M Sure. I'll call her later today.

W Thanks. And, I picked up the signs notifying customers of our new address. I'll hang them up in our store windows now.

M Great. I think we're on track then.

53-55

M Angela, have you had a chance to look at the cost estimate for the repairs on the warehouse roof? There are several leaks, so the project will start as soon as the budget is approved.

W Uhm... I've been in meetings all morning ... Actually, since you met with the contractor, could you just stop by my office at two o'clock and tell me what he said about the roof?

M Well, I'm leaving early this afternoon for an appointment at my bank. But Maria also spoke with the contractor. I'll tell her now that you'd like to talk with her at two.

W OK. Thank you.

56-58

M Hi, Julia - could you let all employees know that IT is doing maintenance on our servers the last weekend in March?

W Sure. Which computer applications will be affected?

M This time the whole system will be affected. So it's really important to remind everyone that they won't be able to work from Friday night to Sunday morning on that weekend.

W OK, I'll emphasize that point in an e-mail and send it out all employees right away.

 

59-61

M Samantha, did you see the updated statistics for our online news magazine? We doubled our online subscriptions this month.

W1 I just saw the e-mail! That's amazing! How did we get so many new readers in such a short time?

M I don't know. We haven't even launched our advertising campaign yet. Do you know why, Pilar?

W2 A really popular blogger recently reviewed the magazine. She gave us a great rating. Our subscriptions immediately increased.

M Fantastic. I'm going now to speak with our director. He's excited about our growth and wants to discuss more promotional ideas.

62-64

M Hi Lin, I'm ordering our tickets for the play now. Which seats would you prefer?

W Hm... I always like to sit near the front, close to the stage. I can see the actors better that way.

M OK, there are still seats available in the front ... on the right near the exit.

W Great! Should we get there early to find a parking space?

M Actually, I was thinking we should take the bus. That way we won't have to worry about parking.

65-67

W Satoshi, before you start serving tables tonight, could you change the special board? A lot of people came in for lunch today, and we're completely out of fish.

M Sure. What should I replace it with?

W The chef will make a hamburger with french fries instead of the fish sandwich.

M Will the price be the same?

W Yes, you can keep it the same as the fish.

M OK. I'll go take care of that right away.

68-70

M Excuse me, do you know which of these buses goes to the city center?

W Well, you can take several routes, but I'd recommend taking the second one ... the Summit Street bus. It'll only take fifteen minutes to get there.

M Great, thanks for your help. I'm in town to speak at a marketing convention, and I wanted to do some sightseeing before my presentation this afternoon.

W  You know, there's a great application that you can get on your smartphone through the city tourism office. The app lists the city's top attractions - there's a lot to do here.

 

71-73 (broadcast)

Welcome to Business Tips and Tricks WJNK Radio. On today's show, I'll be talking with Tina Brownstein, the head of the Creative Management Foundation. Her organization helps managers encourage creativity on their teams. She argues that having the right office space is the number one way for managers to promote creativity. Today, she'll explain how decorating your office in just the right away can stimulate the imagination. We'll only be able to talk to her briefly, so I encourage you all to download her e-book, Creative Workspaces, to learn more.

 

74-76 (telephone message)

Hello, this is Naomi's Custom Office Furniture. Just wanted to give you an update on your orders. We've received the office chairs you ordered. From what I see in the invoice notes, it looks like you had wanted them to be delivered tomorrow, but all of our trucks a re busy for the next few days. In addition, the desks you requested have not arrived yet - the factory's only just finished producing them. To apologize for these delays, we'll give you fifteen percent off your next purchase with us.

 

77-79 (talk)

Good afternoon and welcome to the Barrytown Museum Contemporary Art. I'll be your tour guide in the museum today. I'll be showing you our special exhibit, featuring artwork by sculptor Marianne Lee. What's unique about Ms. Lee's sculptures is how small they are. Each one of them could easily fit in your pocket. The tour will last for one hour, so before we begin, I recommend leaving your coats and bags behind. You can store them in the lockers near the entrance.

80-82 (speech)

I'd like to welcome all of you to Dully Manufacturing. During this morning's new employee orientation, I'll give you some general information about working here. Then, this afternoon, you'll receive specialized assembly training. First, before I forget, we've recently changed a driving regulation on company property. Everybody's now required to drive at or below fifteen kilometers per hour. People like to walk on the roads during their breaks. There has been talk about putting more walking paths around the facility, but nothing's been done yet.

 

83-85 (excerpt from a meeting)

So the first item on our agenda is the new software that was installed on our computers last week. It has a number of new features, so we've asked Jae-Ho Park from the Information Technology department to provide training. He will be holding several training sessions to make sure that everyone feels comfortable using this software. Please be sure to sign up for a training session right after this meeting.

 

86-88 (talk)

As training director of the Plainsfield Science Museum, I'm very excited to welcome all of you interns to our team. This is an interactive museum, and my goal is to get you familiar with our exhibits as soon as possible. So this afternoon, you'll each be assigned to a mentor who'll train you to lead the activities at one of the exhibits. Throughout your internship, you'll also have opportunities to interact with our visitors. It might all seem overwhelming right now, but, remember, many of our staff members started off as interns. Now, let's take a tour of the museum.

 

89-91 (talk)

Welcome to the information session on the Maxwell Writers Program. I'm Joseph Guthrie, the director. As you know, the Maxwell Writers Program provides a year of financial support to aspiring authors who are starting their careers. In return for our financial support, we require the participants to be active in the community by organizing activities, such as tutoring sessions in schools and writing workshops. I've brought three past recipients with me tonight who are now published authors, thanks to this program. They're here to tell you abut their experiences with the program, and more importantly, to encourage you to apply!

 

92-94 (excerpt from a meeting)

Next on the agenda is our company's participation in the upcoming conference for industrial engineering. This year the conference is here in the city, and our manufacturing firm plans to be a sponsor for the event. In exchange for our financial support to help cover expenses, our name will be featured in the program.

The main reason that I like this plan is that the extra publicity Will help us as we recruit potential employees from engineers attending this conference. I'd like to offer tours of our facility to any interested job candidates while they're in town. If you're able to help with leading a tour, please let me know.

 

95-97 (excerpt from a meeting and sales chart)

During today's bimonthly sales meeting, the appliance we're going to focus on is our most popular washing machine model. The Wilson 25 had been selling well at the beginning of the year. However, when our main competitor released a new model, the sales of the Wilson 25 dropped off significantly. To combat this problem, we decided to offer a large discount on the Wilson 25. During the month the price was lowered, we sold more units than ever before. This ended up being a very successful way of temporarily increasing our sales.

 

98-100 (excerpt from a meeting and neighborhood map)

Thanks to our public education and outreach program, demand for recycling pickup in the city has increased to the point where we'll need to make more than one pickup a week in some neighborhoods. The first change we'll make is to our Tuesday route. We'll have to spread it out over two days. Tuesday and Wednesday, in order to accommodate all the extra customers who've started taking advantage of curbside recycling. I'm hoping that this increase in business will mean we'll be able to afford to purchase new, more energy efficient vehicles by the end of the year.

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