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Here are two very different kinds of tests. Which do you prefer?

Today's LessonCATEGORY: ジャパニーズイングリッシュ


  • A written test or written examination is a test in which you write your answers (on paper, on a computer, etc.).

    An oral test or oral examination is a test in which you give your answers by speaking rather than writing.

    Be Careful! We do NOT usually use the expression “paper test” like the Japanese ペーパーテスト to mean written test.
  • written test または written examination とは、(解答用紙やコンピュータ上などに)答えを書く試験のことです。

    oral test または oral examination というと、書くのではなく、話すことによって解答する試験のことをさします。

    注意:筆記試験のことを日本語では「ペーパーテスト」とよく言いますが、英語ではたいていwritten testと言うのが一般的です。


  1. I can speak English pretty well, but I know I'm going to have trouble on the written test.
  2. Students who pass the written test will be invited back to take the oral test on the following day.
  3. The oral test was a one-on-one interview with a native speaker.

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