【健康相談 Health concerns】
XX：Honey, I think I know why Akira has trouble getting to sleep.
XX：Yeah. I read an article in today’s paper. Health experts say that the amount of time a child is inactive during the day influences how long it takes them to fall asleep at bedtime.
YY：Hmm . . . I suppose Akira does spend a lot of time playing computer games.
XX：Exactly. He played for four hours straight yesterday! We should have a talk with him.
YY：You’re right. That is a bit excessive.
Question：What does the couple decide to do?
1 Discuss the issue with Akira.
2 Take away Akira’s computer games.
3 Take Akira to see a doctor.
4 Make Akira go to bed earlier.
【事故調査 Incident Investigation】
YY：I heard you were laid up in the hospital for a while. What happened?
XX：I had an accident about a month ago. Some guy ran a red light and rammed into the side of my car. I broke a rib and sprained my neck.
YY：That’s terrible! You’re lucky you weren’t more seriously injured. Were you wearing your seatbelt?
XX：Of course. Otherwise, I wouldn’t even be around now having this conversation with you.
Question：What does the woman imply?
1 She does not have much time to chat now.
2 The traffic signals were not working properly.
3 She might not have survived without her seatbelt.
4 The other driver was injured worse than she was.
YY：Hey, Cindy. Did you hear the manager got angry today?
XX：No. What about?
YY：It seems that some clerks were gossiping about Janice who works in the loans department.
XX：Well, that doesn’t sound too bad.
YY：Unfortunately, they did it in front of customers, and the manager heard them.
XX：Oh, I see. What did he say about that?
YY：He said if they did it again, he’d report them to the regional director.
Question：What was the problem?
1 The regional director made an unexpected visit.
2 Janice did not get a promotion.
3 A customer was rude to the manager.
4 Some clerks acted unprofessionally.
YY：Hey, Marilyn, did you get a lottery ticket this month?
XX：No, José. I don’t like to waste my money on the lottery.
YY：But buying a ticket occasionally is OK, you know.
XX：I’m not so sure. I try to spend my money more wisely. You got your ticket, I’m guessing?
YY：Not yet. I’m waiting for the right day. Some are luckier than others, you know!
XX：I doubt that.
YY：Come on, Marilyn. It’s just a bit of fun, that’s all.
Question：What do we learn from the conversation?
1 Marilyn thinks lotteries are a waste of money.
2 The lottery has caused José financial trouble.
3 Marilyn wants José to buy her a lottery ticket.
4 José does not intend to buy a lottery ticket.
【休日観光 Holiday plan】
YY：Guess what, honey? I had lunch with Jiro today. He says we can use his beach house next weekend.
XX：Great! Hey, maybe your sister and her kids could come along. They love the ocean! There’s enough space for eight, right?
YY：Actually, I wasn’t planning to invite anyone else, just you, me, and the kids.
XX：It seems a shame to waste all that space, though.
YY：Maybe, but it’s been so long since we went away as a family.
XX：Yeah, you’re right.
Question：What will the couple probably do?
1 Invite their friends to the beach house.
2 Meet the man’s sister at the beach house.
3 Invite Jiro to stay with them at the beach house.
4 Take only their kids to the beach house.