津軽三味線、箏(琴)、沖縄三線を 演奏する、 三味線弾きシシド(小山貢山)のブログ。茶道、合気道もたしなむ日本文化体験&発信記。



Good morning , everyone, I'd like to introduce Michelle Lee, she's visiting from our corporate headquaters in London, where she's been head of new company products.I'm happy to report that she'll be taking over as director of research and development when Peter Bradley retires next month.
Ms. Lee will be sitting in on our staff meeting. today
and will take some time to meet each of you afterwards
Let's start by getting an update from James Carley'S group
on their new seat designs for our car models.


This is the five o'clock express train to western airport.
We're now departing Willow Junction.The next stop will be
Spring Field.This train will not make any local stops.Due to construction it will also bypass Riverside.I repeat,This train will not be making local stops and does not stop at Riverside.This train is expected to be full so please put your luggage on the overhead racks,and not on the seats.Please have your tickets out and ready for inspection.Once again the next stop is Springfiled.

What changes does the speaker mention?
The luggage compartment has been enlarged.
The dining car has been added
Passengers should sit only in assigned seats
A usual stop will be bypassed.

What is the next stop the train will make?

What does the speaker say about tickets?
They should be available for inspection
They have gone up in price
They cannnot be purchased on board.
they cannoto be used for on-way trips


Rice Crop Expected to Reach Near-Record Levels
The National Department of Agriculture has reported that the nation's farms are on pace このままで行くと to produce their second-largest annual rice crop and fourth-largest annual soybean crop ever. As a result, grain prices are ecpected to drop across the nation over the next several months.accordingg to the government's economici advisory office.

The forecast is base on acutual field visits and farmer surveys conducted by the department.Because of he higher-than-average rainfall during the early summer planting season, previous estimates had been mauch lower than normal.But cooler, ideal weather since then has helped many of the nation's farmers recover form June's heavy rains.The department forecasts that farmers will harvest 4.3 billion bushels ofrice, up more than 670 million bushels from the last month's estimate of 3.6 billlion.The new estimate is only 3 percent lower than last year's rcord crop of 4.5 billion bushels35リットル
The recovery is expected to lead to lower prices for rice and soybeans, two of the nation's most important agricultural exports.
That may provide some relief to meat producesrs who use rice and soybeans for feed, as well as for regular citizens who had expected to pay higher prices for rice and rice products at the supermarket.The department has lowered its estimate for soybeans slightly, to 2.97 billion bushels from 3 billion last month.

The new estimate is welcome news for many other businesses as well.High rice prices had cut deeply into profits for restaurants chains , for instance, since they spend a significant portion割合 of their bugest on rice and rice products.

What is expected for rice production this year?
It will be of better quality than last year's crop
It will dorp by 3% because of flooding
It will be higer than earlier forecast
It wil break records for the fourth year in a row


Ms.Farino,This is Diane from the Pendale Medical Center,I'm calling to let you know that your appointment with Dr.Morris this afternoon will have to be rescheduled.Dr.Morris was at a conference in Dallas, and his flight was delayed.He won't be back until this evening.Could you please give me a call here at 555 0192 so we can reschedule your appointment I'm very sorry for the late notice Ms.Farino,and we promise to give the earliest available appoitment

Where does the caller probably work?
At a travel agency
At an airport
At a doctor's office
At a hotel

What is the cause of the problem?
A tour was cancelled
A room is not available
A conferene date has changed
A flight was delayed

What is Mr.Farino asked to do?
Make a new appointment
Confirm a conference schedule
Provide contact information
use a different method of transportation.


What is the purpose of the memo?
To share details about a product test.
To provide an opinion of one of the drinks.
To explain the results of a customer satisfaction survey
To recommend changes to focus group procedures.

Why wre some of the samples labeled
To provide health information
To communicate the task to participants
To compare the name of the drink to the taste
To help participants keep the drink samples organized.

What is NOT mentioned about the survey?
ITs participants were divided into groups
It was conducted by Ms.Lee's assistant.

Its participants were selected by chance
It was held away from the cooporation's offices.

According to the mmo, what will occur next week?
More people will sample the drinks.
The drinks will be put on the market
The proccedure will be redesigned
REsults of the study will be availab


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New Products Department
Arianna Lee, Foucus Group nuber 4282
On October 1om I conducted a formal tastes test of the four new bottled iced tea drinks developed as summer specials.
The flavors tested were Summer Raspberry ,Fresh Mint, Fresh Mint wit Lemon and Hinto of Peach .ピーチ風味 Several of you have been asking about the taste test, so I'd like to provie a brief summary.

Two groups with twelve participants each from the local area were selected at random.They met during the day of October 10 at an off-site location 社外の場所で. Participants in the first group were given a sample of each flavor and asked to rate each sample on a scla of 1 to 10m with 1 siginifying that the drink was highly enjoyable .
Participants in the second group were given the same samples,
but the samples were labled by name. They were then asked to rate the samples on two scales from 1- to 10
how much they enjoyed the drink and how well it satisfied the expectation created by its name.Te purpose of this test was to determine if the flavors of the drinks actually match the expectation created by the name of the product.

Results of the group taste test are being processed and analyzed and will be availale next week.As always,the results are confidential , so my assistant will hand deliver 手渡しする  a paper copy of the report directly to you offices rather than sending it as an e-mail attachment. Remember , our competition is eager to find out the results.

If you think you need to share any details with anyone outside our department , please check with me first.


Thank you for calling the DJT Electronic Service and Repairs Department.Our office is currently closed.We will reopen tomorrow at 8A.M
One of our customer representatives would be happy to serve you at
that time.If you're calling about a manufacturing problem with one of our products,Please have the serial number of the DJT electronics available when you call.Thank you .
What type of the business is DJT?
An office cleaning service.
An electonics manufacturer
An telephone answering service
A shipping and mailing company
Why would the caller hear the message?
The company is currently closed.
The business has moved to a new location
The telephone number has changed.

All employees are currently busy.
What are callers with problems ask to do
Leave their telehone number.
Provide an identification number.
Go to a store for help/
Call a different extention.



I watched the TV program about copyists of music sheets.

I've been wondering why the horizontal line is thicker than vertical one, when you write the mark of Oshibachi, one of the Tsugaru Shamisen techniques 's, in the score,

I knew the reason.

The pen for copyists is the one which you can write the horizontal line thicker than the vertical one.


津軽三味線の押し撥の記号が何故 横が太いのか謎だったが 写譜ペンというものがあって、横は太く、縦は細くなるペンだそうだ。




手書き になっているに過ぎません。






肩書 津軽三味線楽譜職人 でテレビ出演目指そうと思います!?


Good morning , Derek, This is Eun-Hee park,calling from the Monroe Street store .We'd like you to ship us more sofas from the warehouse .We're having a sale right now.So our stock is getting low.Of course. Do you have the model numbers of the items you want? The new computer systems goes by identification numbers rather than product names.So I'll need those to write up your order. Sure.I have the numbers right here.By the way, how do you like the new computer system?We've started using it for inventory management of the store.And we're very pleased with it.It's definitely more efficient.It takes about half as much time as it used to process orders and send out the shipmens. In fact, you should be getting those sofas by the end of the week.

Why is the woman calling?
To place an order
To request technical assistance.
To inquire about shipping rates
To discuss sales results.

What information does the man request?
sales figures.
Model numbers
A store address
product names.

What does the man like about the new computer system?
It can be updated easily
It has a large storage capacity
It does not take long to install
It processes orders quickly




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