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  • 2019.1.11
  • National news
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Tokyo 2020 volunteer drive exceeds target with 186,000 applicants

五輪のボランティア応募、18万人超

© THE JAPAN TIMES

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The organizers of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games said on Dec. 26 they have received applications from 186,101 people, more than doubling their recruitment target of 80,000 volunteers.
Of the people who turned in their applications by the Dec. 21 deadline, 63 percent are female and 37 percent are non-Japanese.
Successful applicants will provide personal, operational and media support and become the “face of the games.” Orientation sessions will start in February and basic training in October.
Separately, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government said it has received 36,649 applications for “city volunteers,” who will offer transport and sightseeing information for visitors during the Olympics and Paralympics.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government said it has also surpassed its initial target of 20,000 applications.
The Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to be held between July 24 and Aug. 9, 2020, followed by the Paralympics from Aug. 25 to Sept. 6. (Kyodo)

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application
(名)申し込み、申請、適用
◆receive an application(願書を受け付ける)
◆We will be taking applications for the open training position until this Friday.
(私たちは今週の金曜日まで空きのあるトレーニング職の申込みを受けつけます)

recruitment
(名)求人、補強
◆ABC Inc. will hold a recruitment event specifically for university seniors this weekend.
(ABC社では今週末、大学4年生を対象とした採用イベントを開催します)
☞recruit(動)募集(採用)する

deadline
(名)締め切り、期限
◆deadline date(締め切り日)
◆The deadline to submit the budget proposal is tomorrow at noon.
(予算案の提出期限は明日の正午です)

operational
(形)使用可能な、運営の
◆We are pleased to say that the new planetarium is now fully operational.
(新しいプラネタリウムが今、完全に使用可能だと言うことができうれしく思います)
☞operate(動)動作する、営業する、活動する

orientation
(名)オリエンテーション、方向付け、適応
◆orientation session([新入生や新入社員を対象とした]説明会)
◆All new employees are required to attend a two-day orientation during their first week of work.
(新入社員は全員、仕事の最初の週に2日間、オリエンテーションに参加する必要があります)

separately
(副)切り離して、別々に、個別に
◆It looks like the Smiths arrived to the party separately, but left together.
(スミス夫妻は別々にパーティに到着したが、一緒に帰ったようだ)
☞separate(動)離す、分ける (形)分かれた、離れた

surpass
(動)~を上回る、超える、しのぐ
◆be surpassed(越される)
◆Although Bryan tried his best, he was always unable to surpass Matt in sales numbers.
(ブライアンは最善を尽くしたが、販売数でマットを超えることはできなかった)

schedule
(動)~をスケジュールに入れる、~の予定を決める
(名)予定(表)、スケジュール
◆be scheduled to(~する予定になっている)
◆We might need to schedule another meeting for next week.
(来週、別の会議の予定を決める必要があるかもしれない)

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Listening Comprehension Check

Q1. Were the organizers of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games able to meet their recruitment target?

  • A) No, the couldn't.
  • B) Yes. They doubled it.
  • C) It is unknown at this time.

正解を見る

正解は、B
Yes. They doubled it.

Vocabulary Review Quiz

Q1. The organizers of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games said on Dec. 26 they have received ( ① ) from 186,101 people, more than doubling their ( ② ) target of 80,000 volunteers.

  • A) variations
  • B) ministrations
  • C) applications

  • D) recruitment
  • E) resources
  • F) resilience

正解を見る

①の正解は、C
applications
②の正解は、D
recruitment

Q2. ChocoPalace ( ) around 50 chocolate pieces by 40 international artists.

  • A) dead stop
  • B) death metal
  • C) deadline

正解を見る

正解は、C
deadline

Q3. Successful applicants will provide personal, ( ) and media support and become the “face of the games.”

  • A) opinionated
  • B) oppressive
  • C) operational

正解を見る

正解は、C
operational

Q4. ( ) sessions will start in February and basic training in October.

  • A) Orientation
  • B) Oversee
  • C) Oblivious

正解を見る

正解は、A
Orientation

Q5. ( ) , the Tokyo Metropolitan Government said it has received 36,649 applications for “city volunteers,” who will offer transport and sightseeing information for visitors during the Olympics and Paralympics.

  • A) Supposedly
  • B) Serenity
  • C) Separately

正解を見る

正解は、C
Separately

Q6. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government said it has also ( ) its initial target of 20,000 applications.

  • A) supposed
  • B) surpassed
  • C) surmised

正解を見る

正解は、B
surpassed

Q7. The Tokyo Olympics are ( ) to be held between July 24 and Aug. 9, 2020, followed by the Paralympics from Aug. 25 to Sept. 6.

  • A) always
  • B) specially
  • C) scheduled

正解を見る

正解は、C
scheduled

Speaking practice

Q1. Do you think it would be a fun experience to volunteer for the Tokyo Olympics? Why or why not? Please explain.※この問題に解答はありません

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