sec 30

  • Nick is by no means satisfied with the reward.

  • He is selfish and greedy.

  • You owe me $200 altogether.

  • When are you going to pay me back?

  • I’m sorry.

  • I’m hard up.

  • There you go again!

  • To my surprise,

  • his debt amounted to a considerable sum.

  • Stop clinging to your glory days,

  • or you’ll be left behind.

  • You cannot escape from today’s harsh realities,

  • so you must adapt to them.

  • Prosperity does not last forever.

  • In other words,

  • it will come to an end one of these days.

  • Proper qualifications are required for the position;

  • computer literacy is a must.

  • Enclose your resume in this envelope and submit it to the personnel department.

  • It’s optimistic of you to believe that things will work out.

  • At best there’s a fifty-fifty chance.

  • Registration forms ca be obtained free of charge.

  • Please give us a call now if you want to participate in the workshop!

  • For further inquiries,

  • please feel free to contact us toll-free at this number.

sec 31

  • How’s it going?

  • Could’t be better!

  • I did well in my job interview!

  • Goods for you!

  • He gave instructions to the trainees,

  • but they couldn’t make heads or tails of them.

  • You can’t do two things at one time!

  • It’s out of the question.

  • Do them one by one.

  • Don’t disturb her.

  • Mind your own business,

  • he wispered.

  • If you persist in bothering her like that,

  • she’ll lose her temper.

  • He was so childish that he couldn’t resist temptation.

  • Stop making a fuss.

  • It really gets on my nerves!

  • she shouted.

  • There’s no point in talking back to me.

  • He is a dictator, so to speak.

  • They are very polite in his presence,

  • but actually,

  • they always talk about him behind his back.

  • You despise me, don’t you?

  • On the countrary!

  • I look up to him.

  • His constant insults aroused her anger.

  • I’m fed up with just shuffling papers and pouring coffee.

  • I’ve made up my mind to quit!

  • In reality,

  • many people have difficulty making ends meet.

  • How can you get by on 100,000 yen a month?

  • Female clerks may well complain about their routienes,

  • which are not challenging at all.

  • Thanks to a fundamental restructuring,

  • our surplus has swelled threefold.

  • Many people today think of loyalty to a company as an absurd notion.

  • I have to commute all the way from a distant suburb.

  • I’m sick of it!

sec 32

I want to spend the rest of my life pursuing my ideals.

After retirement, I devoted myself to caring for orphans.

For the sake of children in need, I cooperated to collect donations.

The charity is named after a man
who gave away some two billion yen.

His autobiography was released today
and was sold out by noon.

who is often referred to as a man of integrity,
is going to run for mayor.

The candidate was disappointed
by the outcome of the election.

The municipal council
should concentrate more
on specific issues.

It is the case that those who live on a pension
are forced
to lead a hard life.

should leave out
this data.

It’s far from accurate.

sec 33

  • we tend to associate politicians / with hypocrisy.

  • They are primarily concerned / exploiting us, / not with enhancing / our living standards.

  • The man once exerted a dominant influence / on the conservative party, /
    but now his power is diminishing.

  • The spokesperson refused to make any comment, saying, It’s under investigation.

  • the police say there’s someone pulling strings behind the scenes.

  • The executives entertained the bureaucrats at ryotei, or exclusive Japanese restaurants, hoping for something in return.

  • His secretary flatly denied leaking any confidential information.

  • No one dares to contradict his/her employer for fear of being fired.

  • He sacrificed his promising career to retain his dignity.

  • I might as well kill myself as reconcile myself to my fate.

  • He was about to commit suicide by swallowing poison when he thought better of it.

sec 34

  • The vague rumor proved to be false. Nevertheless, some skepticism lingers on.

  • A senior official is suspected of accepting bribes from a company, but there isn’t sufficient evidence to arrest him.

  • who was in charge of the project, was ddismissed for corruption.

  • To my knowledge, he has not been involved in the fraud scheme.

  • They found out the truth while examining a pile of relevant documents.

  • During the trial it came to light that they had been covering up illegal transactions for decades.

  • The detective took down his testimony on the spot, word for word.

  • For the first time in my life, I felt a pang of conscience, but there was no other way out.

  • I’m still haunted by a vivid nightmare I had last night.

  • By and large, reporters don’t hesitate to intrude on one’s privacy.

  • The author revised his manuscript over and ove again.

  • He is second to none when it comes to finding fault with others.

  • On the whole, the elite are not sensitive to criticism.

  • When tabloid revealed that he was a drug addict, his reputation was all but ruined.

  • They considered every aspect of the defense program and pointed oiut numerous flaws.

sec 35

  • We will not tolerate anyone who engages in terrorism.

  • The notorious rebel was ultimately captured and confined to jail.

  • Troops were swiftly called in to put down the riot.

  • We should appeal to reason instead of resorting to violence.

  • I suggest we adopt flexible tactics for the moment.

  • The armed forces succeeded in occupying the entire territory.

  • Under the circumstances, the enemy has no choice but to surrender.

  • They can’t hold ddout any longer.

  • Sooner or later, the hostages will be set free.

  • Under the reign of tyranny,

  • innocent people were deprived of their citizenship.

  • Some soldiers were reluctant to obey the commands.

  • His regime is bound to collapse.

  • The allies condemned the invasion as a violation of UN resolutions.

  • We cannot rule out the possibility that civil war will break out in that country.

  • The colony declared independence and became a republic.

sec 36

  • An immense mounment was erected in honor of the noble patriot.

  • He got down on his knees and prayed for the souls of the deceased.

  • The Supreme Court is located near the Imperial Palace.

  • The pro-choice group protested against a ban on abortion.

  • Senator Ford remained neutral in the bitter controversy.

  • Ford has been in a difficult situation all week long.

  • He is no loger capable of coping with it.

  • The summit talks are to be broadcast simultaneously throughtout the world.

  • Diplomatic dialogue helped put an end to the conflict.

  • I was appointed as a goodwill ambassador to foster understanding between the two nations.

  • The specialist predicts international tension will build up.

  • In my oppinion, permanent peace is nothing but an illution.

  • Ethnic minorities struggle against prejudice, poverty, and oppression.

  • We must make every effort to do away with all discrimination.

  • The immigrants have endure physical and mental pain.

  • The amendment was rejected because it didn’t take racial diversity into account.

  • Needless to say, the refugees were longing for freedom.

sec 37

  • According to a survey, three in five people are indifferent to foreign affairs.

  • What will become of Japan-U.S. relations if the security treaty expires?

  • Unless Japan eliminates its unfair tariffs, the U.S. will impose sanctions.

  • Trade friction might arise between the two nations at any moment.

  • Our top priority is to settle this dispute once and for all, so we are ready to meet them halfway.

  • The federal budget was narrowly approved by Congress.

  • He argues that the administration must llok for alternative sources of revenue.

  • A poll shows that an overwhelming majority is in favor of the legislation.

sec 38

  • The cops are searching for clues to the brutal murder.

  • The man must be insane.

  • He can’t distinguish vice from virtue.

  • The fingerprints left on the weapon correspond with the suspect’s.

  • It took us all by surprise when the noted psychologist was accused of kidnapping.

  • The jury’s guilty verdict gave rise to widespread debate.

  • The man pleaded for mercy,

  • but he was sentenced to twenty years in prison for his crime.

  • The officer on duty perceived an elderly man coming up behind him.

  • He caught sight of a thief attempting to break into the house.

  • The day before yesterday he witnessed a weird incident in the wilderness.

sec 39

  • I became aware of someone staring at me from across the aisle,

  • so I turned around.

  • But there was no one in sight.

  • She screamed with horror as someone took hold of her arm.

  • Informed of her safety,

  • he breathed a sigh of relief.

  • The bullet penetrated his chest,

  • leaving him in critical condition.

  • At present,

  • it’s still uncertain whether it was done deliberately or by accident.

  • A deli caught fire and burned down,

  • leaving a heap of ashes.

  • All of a sudden the fireworks warehouse exploded,

  • and it took two days to put out the blaze.

  • A bomb went off in a thirty-story building,

  • and more than fifty people were seriously wounded.

  • A cargo vessel,

  • bound for Athens,

  • sank in Mediterranean without a trace.

  • The reckless men froze to death during their expedition to the Antarctic.

  • The tragedy must be remembered so as not to be repeated.


  • I want to sped (過ごしたい)
  • I devoted (献身的だ)