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

2020年7月 〜 2020年10月 の課題文を掲載しています。
※ 次回試験の課題文は 2020年11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 Climbing Mt. Fuji When I was eighteen years old I took a year off from college to go live in Chiba, Japan where I taught conversational English. I decided to climb Mt. Fuji on New Year’s Eve with several colleagues so that we could begin the New Year on the summit as it was supposed to bring good luck. We had been climbing for a while when we sat down to rest. When we resumed climbing, I inadvertently left my new Canon camera behind. I got further up the mountain when I suddenly realized I didn’t have my camera. I ran back down to where we had stopped to rest and my camera was still there. I was so thankful for the honesty of people in Japan since none of the hundreds of people climbing the mountain had taken my camera. I still have my walking stick that was stamped at every station going up the mountain. The stamp at the top says, “Sunrise, Top of Mt. Fuji, 1978.”
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  • ②Facebook Facebook is an extremely popular social media program in the USA as well as other parts of the world. This program allows people to regularly stay in touch and communicate with friends, family, and acquaintances on their computers or smart phones. It has enabled many people to reconnect with old friends. Facebook makes it very easy to post photos, stories and comments online, read the posts of others, and even send private messages back and forth. The invention of Facebook by founder Mark Zuckerberg, has made him one of the richest people in the world. Unfortunately, because of Facebook’s popularity and use by everyone, many groups and individuals now post fake news stories in an effort to influence people’s opinions and political perspectives. It has become so bad that one must now view as suspect all of the stories that are posted. This has really ruined the enjoyment of using Facebook for many people.
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  • ➂ American Football One of my favorite times of the year is the fall because that is when the new season begins for American Football. When most people around the world hear the word football, they immediately think of the game of soccer. However, in the USA, the word football refers to a game played with an oblong ball that is showcased in the National Football League. Football season is sixteen weeks long and ends with a series of playoff games between the teams with the best winning records, eventually resulting with two final top teams competing against each other in what is called the Super Bowl. This final game of the season takes place on a Sunday at the beginning of February and is so popular that people plan huge Super Bowl parties where friends and family gather together to watch the game, to barbecue, to eat great food, and to drink. Super Bowl Sunday has almost become like an unofficial national holiday.
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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
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