スミス英会話 TOEIC レッスンLesson 43: (Haneda Airport International Expansion)

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 expansion of the Haneda airport and potential effects on Ota ward.  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  Lesson 43 (Haneda Airport Expansion) VIDEO Script, Questions and Answers:

Script:

John: What do you think about the new international terminal and runway recently opened at Haneda Airport. Apparently it’s going to really expand that airport’s capacity to handle international flights. I’m really looking forward to flying from there when I take trips to Europe in future; getting to and from Narita is such a drag.

Al: Well John, I think you’re out of luck there. You may not know, but Haneda has been handling international flights for some time now, but only to east Asia, mainly Korea and China. The new facilities are going to be used to boost this sector of the travel industry. I believe that there are going to be about 160 additional international flights daily, but none to Europe.

John: That’s a bit of a blow. Anyway, I wonder what it’s going to do for the local economy in Ota Ward. Maybe they’ll be major beneficiaries from the extra flow of foreign tourists and business people through the airport.

Al: Yes, I read in the Japan times that businesses in Ota are expecting to see quite a jump in trade as passengers arriving at Haneda take a short trip to see a part of Tokyo a little more traditional than Ginza or Roppongi Hills. They have assembled a group of “Cool Ota Ward Ambassadors”, long time residents in the area from various Asian countries, who will promote it as a short tour destination. What do you think of the idea?

John: Personally speaking, I always like to get away from airports and en route to my destination as quickly as possible. I wonder what there is to see in Ota Ward? Do you have any idea?

Al: Well, they say it’s a microcosm of old Tokyo, with many small workshops and restaurants, and it is host to a Chinese Restaurant famous for winged dumplings. Maybe that’s a little more suitable for Haneda than it’s Edo period themed food court.

Questions:

1.  What did John ask Al?

a.  Did he think that Haneda Airport’s new runway was a drag

b.  What was his opinion of the expansion of Haneda Airport

c.  Whether he was looking forward to Haneda Airport’s new capacity

d.  Was he interested in handling new flights

2.  What did Al tell John that he had read in the Japan Times?

a.  That Haneda is going to bring Ginza and Roppongi Hills to Ota Ward

b.  That businesses in Ota are expecting passengers to jump

c.  That a group of Asian people who have lived in Japan for a long time are to promote tours to Ota for foreign passengers

d.  That Ota is to arrange short trips to Ginza and Roppongi Hills

3.  What did Al say about Ota?

a.  That Ota is like a miniature version of old Tokyo

b.  That Ota should sell winged dumplings in an Edo period theme

c.  That Ota is famous for a Chinese restaurant with a host

d.  That many small workshops sell dumplings.

Answers: 1. b 2. c 3. a

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