スミス英会話 TOEIC レッスン40 :(Japanese Minister for Administrative Reform, Renho)

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 Japanese Minister for Administrative Reform Renho ( 蓮舫・参議院議員)who recently did a photo shoot for Vogue Nippon Magazine.  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!
ナチュラルなスピードの英語を使ったさまざまな問題を解くことで、速いスピードでの英語やネイティブの英語を聴きとるリスニング力、文章問題を解くスピードどちらも身につけていきましょう。

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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Lesson 40: Minister Renho/VIDEO Script, Questions and Answers

Script:

Al: Hey John. What did you think about Renho, the minister of state for administrative reform, having to make a grovelling apology after posing for a photo shoot in the parliament building? You’d think the politicians would be happy to have their esteemed home appearing in Vogue Nippon.

John: Yes! I don’t know why they made such a big deal of it. They were in recess after all. But maybe that was the problem. They’d have liked to have been there to watch it all, especially if she’d worn her yellow bikini.

Al: That’s what I think. It’s a problem having the country run by a bunch of not-so-young men. But they could have followed the example of the United States who, when they wanted to bring in a celebrity, brought in a has-been cowboy actor  If you want to go for someone young and attractive you sometimes have to face the consequences.

John: But she does seem a lot brighter than Ronald Reagan. And she’s popular with the public when she gets the bureaucrats squirming in their seats.

Al: You’re not wrong there, John. Maybe they should get a few more Tarento into politics in Japan.

John: Then what would we do for TV programs. Be stuck with baseball and old Ronald Reagan movies?

Al: Maybe, but watching the government would be a lot more fun!

Questions:

1. What did Al ask John?

a) What did he think of Renho having to apologise for posing for photos in the parliament building

b)    What did he think of politicians being happy in Vogue Nippon

c)    What did the politicians have to grovel for when they posed for Vogue Nippon

d)    How did he think Renho looked grovelling for a photo shoot in the parliament building

2. What did John tell Al?

a)    That it would be a big deal to see Renho in a yellow bikini

b)    He didn’t know why the politicians were in recess

c) He didn’t know why the politicians made such a big deal out of Renho’s actions

d)    That the politicians would like to wear yellow bikinis

3. What did Al say to John about having young celebrities in important positions?

a)    That he thought Ronald Reagan would have been a good leader for Japan

b) That if politicians choose a young and attractive person as a minister, they would have to accept what followed

c)    That the government of Japan needs some more mature men in high positions

d)    That Japan should follow the example of America and have more young celebrities

Answers: 1. a   2. c   3. b

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