(1) A：What’s up, Jim? You look very happy.
B：Yes. I’ve finally got my driver’s license. I tried to get it 5 times.
B：Thank you. I can drive to my office.
イ Not at all.
ウ Take care.
エ What bad luck!
(2)A：XYZ Company. This is Simon’s speaking.
B：Hi, this is Mary White. Is Claire Brown there?
A：Sorry, there’s no one of that name here. [ ]
B：Oh, sorry about that.
ア I’ll tell her to call back.
イ I think you have the wrong number.
ウ I’ll take her to your office.
エ I think she is a wonderful lady.
(3)A： Janet, would you like to go skiing next Sunday?
B： I wish I could, but I’ve got to work.
A： [ ] When is it good for you?
B： Well, let me see. I think I can go next month.
ア Have a nice flight!
イ Sure thing!
ウ That’s too bad!
エ That’s a good idea!
(4)A：You look pale. What’s the matter with you?
B：[ ] I have a little fever.
A：Did you have breakfast?
B：I haven’t eaten much since yesterday morning. I don’t feel hungry.
ア I had a good sleep last night.
イ I’m afraid I’ve lost my wallet.
ウ I had too much dinner last night.
エ I’m afraid I have a cold.
(1)A：You look familiar. Have I met you before?
B：No, I [ ] so.
イ don’t think
ウ have thought
エ haven’t thought
(2) A：What are you eating?
B：Pumpkin soup. Would you like [ ]?
(3) A： These apples are [ ] better than those.
B： Yes. They look very tasty.
(4) A：Do you know [ ] the population of this city is?
B：Yes. It’s about 1.5 million.
ウ how many
エ how much
(5) A：My friends looked [ ] when I invited them to dinner yesterday.
B：Of course. Everyone knows your mother is the greatest cook in this city.
In 1909, a marathon was held in Kobe. It was a 31.7km race between Kobe and Osaka. It is said that this race used the word “marathon” for the first time in Japan. So now we have a monument remembering the starting point of the Kobe Marathon as the place where the first marathon in Japan was held.
The Kobe Marathon was held by Hyogo and Kobe City in 2011 to express thankfulness to those who reached out a helping hand during the recovery from the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake and after. It has two types of marathons: a full marathon (42.195km) and a quarter marathon (10.6km). The marathon starts in front of Kobe City Hall, turning at Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge, then finishing near Civic Square on Port Island. On the other hand, the quarter marathon starts at the same place, but finishes at Sumaura Park.
Every year, many people apply for it. In 2014, the number of entries was about 86,500. In 2013, there were about 87,600 entries. But there is a limit on the number of runners. The number of marathon runners is limited to 18,000, while that of the quarter marathon is limited to 2,000.
This year the race will be held on November 15. You will see a lot of people wearing colorful clothing running in the beautiful scenery of Kobe with a lot of people cheering for them.
ア Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge
イ Civic Square
ウ Kobe City Hall
エ Sumaura Park
ア Kobe is said to be the birthplace of the marathon in Japan.
イ Kobe Marathon started 10 years after the Great Hanshin Earthquake.
ウ Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge is the turning point of the marathon.
エ The 5th Kobe Marathon will be held on November 15, 2015.