スミス英会話 TOEICレッスンLesson 20: (Hatoyama’s Shirts)

This is a TOEIC Part 3 Type Listening Lesson (パート3:短い会話理解).  The topic of this one was former Prime Minister Hatoyama’s fashion sense.  Listen to the conversation and questions.  Then choose the answers and scroll down the page to see the video script, questions and answers.  The correct answers are shown in green. Good Luck!

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ビデオを再生すると映像に関する会話が英語で流れます。最後に、会話の内容に関する質問が流れます。質問に答えられるよう、頑張って聞き取って下さい!
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Listen to the following conversation. Then choose the correct answers to the 3 or 4 questions at the end of the lesson. Then scroll down to check the correct answers on the page below the video player. Good Luck!

中文: 听下面的对话,选择正确的回答,每章有三到四个问题。然后在视频播放器下面查看正确答案。祝你好运!

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TOEICは、ビジネスに関係する内容を多く含むテストでもあるので、受験勉強を通してお仕事で活用できるフレーズや単語を学ぶことも出来ます。また、リスニング・セクションでは幅広い場面が設定されているので、リスニング力を集中して高めたい方にもお薦めです。
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Lesson 20: Mr. Hatoyama’s Shirts/VIDEO Script, Questions and Answers:

Script:

Al: Hey John. What do you think about Yukio Hatoyama’s taste in clothes? There’s an article on the BBC web-site that really takes the mickey out of his taste in shirts. Have you seen it yet?

John: Yes, apparently reporters pounced on a shirt that he wore at a barbeque held at his official residence. With one sleeve yellow and the other blue, a red front and a purple back, the article calls it “eye-catching”. How would you describe it.

Al: When the green cuffs and collar are taken into account, I think eye-catching is something of an understatement. As if he doesn’t have enough trouble with widespread criticism of his leadership, you’d think he’d have more sense than to lay himself open to criticism of his fashion sense.

John: Yes, he certainly does himself no favours when it comes to his image. He has become the butt of numerous jokes in the media, yet he continues to appear in public in ridiculous outfits. This is on top of his regular political gaffs.

Al: The author of the article also recommends that the new British prime minister learns a lesson from Mr. Hatoyama and is more careful as to how he builds his public image. What do you think about that? Do you think that it is important that a politician is judged by his dress sense?

John: Well, I do agree that when a politician loses popularity for his policies, making a fool of himself by wearing such ridiculous clothes can only do him further damage in the eyes of the public.

Al: I guess I’d better go home immediately and change my shirt.

John: Yes, I must do the same. Don’t want my students laughing at me.

 

Questions:

1. What did Al ask John?

a. Did he see the fashion article on the BBC web-site

b. Did he take the mickey out of shirts

c. What did he think of Yukio Hatoyama’s fashion sense

d. What did he think about the BBC web-site

2. What did John tell Al?

a. That the BBC reporter had criticised a shirt worn by Mr. Hatoyama

b. That Mr. Hatoyama’s colours had pounced on the reporter

c. That the reporter had a yellow sleeve on his shirt

d. That the BBC article was “eye-catching”

3. What did John say to Al?

a. That Mr. Hatoyama’s shirts do him favours

b. That Mr. Hatoyama’s shirts are made by political gaffs

c. That it is ridiculous for Mr. Hatoyama to continue appearing in public

d. That Mr. Hatoyama has become the subject of many jokes in the media

4. What did Al tell John that the author of the article had written?

a. That the new British prime minister should learn a lesson from Mr Hatoyama regarding his public image

b. That the new British prime minister should learn about fashion from Mr. Hatoyama

c. That politicians should be dress sense

d. That Mr. Hatoyama should be British prime minister

 

Answers:  1. c 2. a 3. d 4. a

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