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Sample newspaper article

ニューヨークが15歳から29歳の若者に最も人気のある都市にランクされ、同市による音楽、映画、ファッションの提供の評価が特に高かったという調査結果が4月30日に発表された。トロントを本拠とするユースフル・シティズによる世界中の若者1万人を対象としたこの調査で、ロンドンは僅差で2位となり、医療面で評価が高かった。2015年のユースフル・シティズ・インデックスは、文化、交通網、雇用、スポーツなど101の異なる指標を用いて、若者の視点から世界中の55都市をランク付けしている。この調査は昨年から始められたが、昨年1位だったトロントは今年のランキングでは6位に転落した。ニューヨークは昨年は3位だった。 (May 1)

Words and phrases

歳 (sai) years old; 若者 (wakamono) young people; 最も人気の ある (motto-ninki-) most popular; 都市 (toshi) city; ランクされ (ranku-) ranked; 音楽 (ongaku) music; 映画 (eiga) film; ファッション (fasshon) fashion; 提供 (teikyō) offerings; 評価 (hyōka) scoring; 特に (toku-) particularly; 高かった (taka-) high; 調査結果 (chōsa kekka) survey result; 発表された (happyō-) announced; 本拠とする (honkyo-) -based; 世界中の (sekaijū-) around the world; 対象とした (taishō-) survey of; 僅差で (kinsa-) close; 2位 (nii) second; 医療 (iryō) health care; 文化 (bunka) culture; 交通網 (kōtsūmō) travel link; 雇用 (koyō) employment; スポーツ (supōtsu) sports; 異なる (koto-) different; 指標 (shihyō) indicators; 用いて (mochi-) using; 視点 (shiten) perspective; ランク付け (rankuzu-) ranked; 昨年 (sakunen) last year; 始められた (haji-) launched; 今年 (kotoshi) this year; 転落 (tenraku) dropped to

Sample radio or television report

Nyū Yōku-ga 15-sai kara 29-sai-no wakamono-ni mottomo ninkinoaru toshi-ni ranku-sare, dōshi-ni yoru ongaku, eiga, fasshon-no teikyō-no hyōka-ga tokuni takakatta-to-iu chōsa kekka-ga 4-gatsu 30-nichi-ni happyō-saremashita. Toronto-o honkyo-to-suru Yūsufuru Shitiizu-ni-yoru sekaijū-no wakamono ichiman-nin-o taishō-to-shita kono chōsa-de, Rondon-wa kinsa-de nii-to-nari, iryō-men-de hyōka-ga takakatta-to-iukoto-desu. 2015-nen-no Yūsufuru Shitiizu Indekkusu-wa, bunka, kōtsūmō, koyō, supōtsu-nado 101-no kotonaru shihyō-o mochiite, wakamono-no shiten-kara sekaijū-no 55 toshi-o rankuzuke shiteimasu. Kono chōsa-wa sakunen-kara hajimeraremashita-ga, sakunen ichii-datta Toronto-wa kotoshi-no rankingu-dewa rokui-ni tenraku shimashita. Nyū Yōku-wa sakunen-wa san’i-deshita.

Translation

New York has been ranked as the most popular city for young people aged 15 to 29 years old, scoring particularly high for its offerings of music, film and fashion, according to survey results released on April 30. London was a close second, scoring well on health care in the survey of 10,000 young people around the world by Toronto-based YouthfulCities. The 2015 YouthfulCities Index ranked 55 cities from across the globe using 101 different indicators from a youth perspective, including culture, travel links, employment and sports. The survey was launched last year but last year’s winner, Toronto, dropped to sixth place in this year’s ranking. New York was ranked third last year.

A conversation between acquaintances

A: Nyū Yōku-ga wakamono-ni mottomo ninkino-aru toshi-ni ranku-sareta sō-desu-yo.

(I heard that New York was ranked as the most popular city among young people.)

B: Dōshi-ni yoru, ongaku, eiga, fasshon-no teikyō-no hyōka-ga tokuni takakatta-sō-desu.

(Apparently, the city’s offerings of music, film and fashion scored particularly high.)

A conversation between a husband and wife

H: Wakamono-o taishō-ni shita chōsa-de-wa Nyū Yōku-ga ichiban ninki-ga-ari, Rondon-ga nii-datta sō-da.

(According to a survey of young people, New York was ranked as the most popular city, with London ranked second.)

W: Tōkyō-wa wakamono-ni ninki-ga naino-kashira.

(I wonder if Tokyo is not so popular among young people.)

(No. 1258)

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