TEST TOPICS

テスト出題内容

EPT® 出題内容

1. 以下のような簡単な質問を2.3題問われます。(発言内容の審査ではなく発音チェックのための質問です。)
What is your number? 【 → My number is ~ .】
What is the date today? 【 → Today is ( month )(date), (year ).】
2. アルファベットをゆっくりと読み上げます。
3. 短い会話文を読み上げます。
4. 初見の英文(約100ワード強)を30秒間黙読した後、音読します。
5. 課題文を読み上げます。

課題文

掲載期間

2021年11月 〜 2022年2月 の課題文を掲載しています。
※ 次回試験の課題文は 2022年3月1日 に更新予定です。

課題文

次の①、②、③の何れかが課題文として出題されます。

  • ① My Father (Part 2) My father, Murray Neil Baker, was born in 1927 and died in 2020. He was 92 years old when he passed away and had been married to my mother for sixty-three years. Even as my father got older, he was in amazing health. However, this past March, my father was unexpectedly diagnosed with terminal cancer that had begun in his lungs and had spread into his bones. My son and daughter and I immediately flew to Seattle to be with him in the hospital. We were at his bedside along with my mother when he passed away just four days later. The suddenness of his passing was a shock, but we will forever be grateful we were able to spend those final days with him. As my father had gotten older, he had begun to write down short stories from his life which he had bound into a little book. I am so grateful for that book and the memories it holds about my father. My children also wrote amazing tributes to him when he died that they posted on Facebook.
    (by Dr. Glen Baker)
    参考音声:
    • アメリカ発音男性

    • アメリカ発音女性

  • ② My Father (Part I) My father was born in 1927. At the age of 17, he left home to enlist in the U.S. Merchant Marines where he served his country during World War II. He had to lie about his age because he was supposed to be at least 18 years old to join. However, he then discovered he was too skinny, being five pounds under the minimum weight requirement. So, he went to a nearby market and bought a lot of bananas and started eating. After eating as much as he could, he went back to be weighed again only to discover he was still two pounds underweight. However, the enlistment officer said to him, “Young man, if you want to join the Merchant Marines that much, we will take you.” He served on a Liberty ship that transported troops, equipment and supplies through-out the war and was lucky to have survived since more merchant seamen died in World War II than in any other branch of the U.S. military because so many ships were sunk by submarines.
    (by Dr. Glen Baker)
    参考音声:
    • アメリカ発音男性

    • アメリカ発音女性

  • ③ Best Friends Woody, Rick and Tim were best friends since childhood. They had grown up together and attended school together all the way from elementary school through high school. In addition to attending the same school and being in the same grade, their families also attended the same church. This means that they were able to spend time together nearly every day of the week. Often they would invite each other over to each other’s houses on the weekend so that they could play with other kids in the neighborhood, ride their bicycles, or play basketball. Their strong friendship has continued into their adulthood. Even though they now live in different parts of the country, they still stay in touch and talk regularly.
    (by Dr. Glen Baker)
    参考音声:
    • アメリカ発音男性

    • アメリカ発音女性

EPT® basic 出題例

初見文はありません。単語パートは、例題のような単語が(記載の数)出題されます。

例題

  • 1)What’s your number?
  • 2)What’s the date today?
  • 3)Read the alphabet aloud. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  • 4)Read the minimal pairs aloud.(15 pairs) 【EXAMPLE】
    (1) wrong – long (2) map – mop (3) win – wing
    (4) hard – heard (5) shell – sell (6) been – bean
    (7) age – edge (8) fear – hear (9) couch – coach
    (10) work – walk (11) pull – pool (12) very – berry
    (13) said – sad (14) learn – lean (15) path – pass
  • 5)Read the words aloud.(15 words) 【EXAMPLE】
    (1) Japan (2) themselves (3) Tuesday (4) February (5) hungry
    (6) manager (7) delicious (8) theme (9) yellow (10) 1:40
    (11) excuse (12) regular (13) voice (14) leisure (15) chicken
  • 6) Read the conversation aloud. 【EXAMPLE】
    A: I’m home!
    B: Hey, how was your day?
    A: It was great, I ran into John during lunch.
    B: Oh, you did? I haven’t seen John in a long time!
    How is he doing?
    A: He is doing well. He just moved into a new apartment in Boston!
  • 7) Read the phrases aloud. (10 phrases) 【EXAMPLE】
    (1) in the morning (2) by the way (3) looks good
    (4) open your heart (5) make an appointment
    (6) beautiful flowers (7) pretty woman
    (8) a phone call (9) heavy rain and strong wind
    (10)sightseeing tour
  • アメリカ発音男性

  • アメリカ発音女性