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。



2021年7月 〜 2021年10月 の課題文を掲載しています。
※ 次回試験の課題文は 2021年11月1日 に更新予定です。



  • ① 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.
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  • ② Independence Day Independence Day, also referred to as the 4th of July or July 4th, is one of the United States’ most important national holidays. It commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776. On that date, America’s thirteen colonies declared themselves a new nation, independent of the British Empire. Celebration of the holiday often involves fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, baseball games, family reunions as well as political ceremonies celebrating the founding of the nation. Two of the largest fireworks celebrations take place in New York City and at the United States Capital in Washington, D.C. The fireworks displays are accompanied by patriotic music and are televised for everyone across the nation to see.
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  • 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.
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EPT® basic 出題例



  • 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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