【解説】2012年センター試験英語第5問「状況説明」

この記事は約43分で読めます。
スポンサーリンク

問1

問題次の文章は、留学プログラムの説明会の中で、バンクーバー大学に3か月間留学した二人の学生が、それぞれの体験を語っているものである。文章を読み、下の問いの(  )に入れるのに最も適当なものを、下の1~4のうちから1つ選べ。

Koji’s speech
My name is Takeda Koji, and today I will talk about my study-abroad experience in the English Language Program at North Pacific University in Vancouver last year. First of all, I really liked the intensive English class every weekday. My English has improved a lot. All the teachers were friendly and enthusiastic, and they sometimes stayed late to help us with our projects. I’m truly grateful to Ms. Lee, my advisor, who always responded to my problems promptly.

Also, I enjoyed exploring the city. It has many good ethnic restaurants and a wonderful park near the ocean where interesting events were held every weekend. I took many weekend trips offered by the program including a visit to the Native Canadian Art Museum and boat trips to several beautiful islands.

On top of that, I totally enjoyed the student life at NPU and attended many student-organized events on campus. My most precious memory is of preparing a big exhibit to introduce Japanese culture for the International Fair. However, there was one problem, that is, computer access. The computer rooms in the Writing Center were always crowded, especially when students were writing midterm or final papers, and it was frustrating to wait so long.

I have one regret, and it’s about my host family. Though my host parents and their 10-year-old son were nice people, they were so busy all the time. Both parents worked late, and the boy belonged to the local hockey team. So I often had to eat alone and didn’t have much time to interact with them. I felt envious of Yuka, who will speak after me, when I went to a barbecue at her host family’s. Now I think I should have consulted the coordinator about this problem at an early stage.

Finally, I’d like to say that this program is very good for improving your English and expanding your knowledge about different cultures.

Yuka’s speech
My name is Imai Yuka. I was in the same program as Koji at North Pacific University, though my experience was slightly different from his. First I wasn’t so satisfied with the courses offered, though the teachers were all wonderful. There were too many language class, but only two courses that covered the history and culture of Canada. I mean, I wish I had learned more about Canada as well as studied English. Then the benefits would have been double.

Also, I had mixed feelings about the campus life at NPU. I loved the spacious lawns and nice facilities, but the campus events didn’t seem so interesting to me. I know Koji had a great time at the International Fair, but I wanted to go to a concert with my host family instead. However, I was impressed by the wonderful Writing Center with its academic support. Even though it was sometimes crowded, it was worth the wait. I went there almost every weekend and learned how to write a good paper.

And I almost forgot to say that it was such fun to go around the city, especially to street fairs and some really great ethnic restaurants. On the other hand, I didn’t take so many trip because there were lots of things going on with my host family.

Actually, what made my stay most exciting and unforgettable was my host family. My host father is an agricultural engineer and he has worked on projects in several different countries. Just talking with him was stimulating, and he, as well as my host mother, always helped me whenever I had problems with homework, friends, and school activities. My host mother is a violinist with the local philharmonic, and so we were able to go to the concerts every month for free. She opened my eyes to classical music, and I promised her that I would start piano lessons when I came back to Japan. They also have lots of friends. I met so many people at all the barbecues they had.

In my case, the rich cultural experience my host family provided and the host family themselves were the best part of my stay.

問1
Both Koji and Yuka enjoyed (   ).

1. city exploration
2. class projects
3. English language courses
4. the International Fair

【解説】

「コウジとユカは両方とも(  )を楽しんだ」

まずはコウジのスピーチから確認していきましょう。最初の段落にこのような英文があります。

I really liked the intensive English class every weekday.
「私はすべての平日にある英語の集中授業が本当に良かった」

これは選択肢 3. のEnglish language courses に当てはまりますね。また選択肢
2. の class projects にも当てはまりそうです。

次の段落にはこのような英文があります。

I enjoyed exploring the city.
「私は町の探訪を楽しみました」

これは選択肢 1. そのままですね。

そして第三段落にも enjoyed の文字が見られます。この enjoy が直接関係するのは、直後の「the
student life at NPU / NPUでの学生生活」になります。

そしてその続きで選択肢 4. の the International Fair がでてきます。ただこれは the International Fair のための準備をしたということしか書かれていませんので、コウジが the International Fair を楽しんだのかどうかは、コウジのスピーチだけでは判断できなさそうです。

次にユカのスピーチを確認しましょう。最初の段落にこのような英文があります。

I wasn’t so satisfied with the courses offered
「私は用意されたコースにそれほど満足しませんでした」

be satisfied with ~ / ~に満足する ・・・は決まり文句ですね。
これは選択肢 2. の class projects のことですね。

また選択肢 3. の English language courses については、その段落の次の文に

There were too many language class,
「語学のクラスが多すぎる」とあります。

そしてその段落の終りの方には

I wish I had learned more about Canada as well as studied English.
「英語の勉強をするのと同じくらい、カナダについて学びたかったなぁ」

とあります。
「had+過去分詞」が使われていますので、仮定法過去完了ですね。

次の段落にはこのような英文があります。

I loved the spacious lawns and nice facilities, but the campus events didn’t seem so interesting to me.
「広い芝生や素晴らしい設備は良かったですが、キャンパスのイベントは私にはそれほど興味がありませんでした」

この部分は選択肢のどれとも関係しませんね。しかしその次の文に選択肢 4. の the International Fair が出てきます。

I know Koji had a great time at the International Fair, but I wanted to go to a concert with my host family instead.
「私はコウジがthe International Fairを楽しんだのを知っています。しかしその代わりに私はホストファミリーと一緒にコンサートに行きたかった」

ということでコウジのスピーチでは判断できなかったコウジの the International Fair ですが、ユカのスピーチから「楽しんでいた」ことが分かりました。と同時にユカが楽しんでいなかったのですからこの選択肢も間違いということですね。

ということで 2. 3. 4. の選択肢が間違いなのですから、消去法より選択肢 1. が正解なのですが、念のため次の段落を確認してみましょう。最初にこのような英文があります。

And I almost forgot to say that it was such fun to go around the city,
「そして言い忘れていましたが、町を回ることはとても楽しかったです」

選択肢 1. の city explorationがgo around the city と言い換えられていることに気づければ大丈夫ですね。ということで正解は選択肢 1. です。

【正解】1

解き方の手順としては先に問題文に目を通しておき、その後本文を読みながらコウジとユカがそれぞれのでき事に対して「プラスイメージ」か「マイナスイメージ」のどちらを持っているのかを、その都度本文にメモしていくという感じになるのではないでしょうか。

スポンサーリンク

問2

問題次の文章は、留学プログラムの説明会の中で、バンクーバー大学に3か月間留学した二人の学生が、それぞれの体験を語っているものである。文章を読み、下の問いの(  )に入れるのに最も適当なものを、下の1~4のうちから1つ選べ。

Koji’s speech
My name is Takeda Koji, and today I will talk about my study-abroad experience in the English Language Program at North Pacific University in Vancouver last year. First of all, I really liked the intensive English class every weekday. My English has improved a lot. All the teachers were friendly and enthusiastic, and they sometimes stayed late to help us with our projects. I’m truly grateful to Ms. Lee, my advisor, who always responded to my problems promptly.

Also, I enjoyed exploring the city. It has many good ethnic restaurants and a wonderful park near the ocean where interesting events were held every weekend. I took many weekend trips offered by the program including a visit to the Native Canadian Art Museum and boat trips to several beautiful islands.

On top of that, I totally enjoyed the student life at NPU and attended many student-organized events on campus. My most precious memory is of preparing a big exhibit to introduce Japanese culture for the International Fair. However, there was one problem, that is, computer access. The computer rooms in the Writing Center were always crowded, especially when students were writing midterm or final papers, and it was frustrating to wait so long.

I have one regret, and it’s about my host family. Though my host parents and their 10-year-old son were nice people, they were so busy all the time. Both parents worked late, and the boy belonged to the local hockey team. So I often had to eat alone and didn’t have much time to interact with them. I felt envious of Yuka, who will speak after me, when I went to a barbecue at her host family’s. Now I think I should have consulted the coordinator about this problem at an early stage.

Finally, I’d like to say that this program is very good for improving your English and expanding your knowledge about different cultures.

問2
What did Koji complain about?
1 His advisor was often out of reach when he needed help.
2 His host family had little time to spend with him.
3 The computer room didn’t have helpful staff.
4 The language classes were not so interesting.

【解説】

「コウジは何について不満でしたか」
これはコウジのスピーチだけ見れば大丈夫ですね。その意味では多少気が楽かも。

問1で確認したとおり、コウジのスピーチ前半は「留学良かった~」という内容ばかりでしたね。それが変わるのが第三段落の中ほどにある However です。

however は「しかしながら」という意味の逆接の接続詞で、それの前の内容と逆の内容が後に来ます。ですのでこのHoweverより後がコウジの不満の内容が来るのではないかと予想ができるのです。

それを裏つけるように「there was one problem / 1つの問題がありました」という「マイナスイメージ」の表現が出てきました。

The computer rooms in the Writing Center were always crowded, especially when students were writing midterm or final papers, and it was frustrating to wait so long.
「特に学生が中間論文や学期末論文を書いているときは、ライティングセンターのコンピュータルームはいつも混んでいました。そして長く待つことにいらただしく感じました」

ここでうっかり屋さんは選択肢 3. The computer room didn’t have helpful staff. が正解かと思ってしまうかもしれませんが、コウジの不満はスタッフがいないことではなく、混んでいたので待たされることですから違いますね。

さらに次の段落を見てみるとこのような英文があります。

I have one regret, and it’s about my host family.
「私は1つ後悔があります。そしてそれは私のホストファミリーについてです」

そしてそのあとの文には、子供もその親も忙しくあまりかまってもらえなかったよ~・・・というようなことが書かれてあります。つまり 2. His host family had little time to spend with him. が正解ということになりますね。

ではその他の選択肢も確認してみましょう。
1. His advisor was often out of reach when he needed help.
「彼が助けが必要なとき、彼のアドバイザーはしばしば届かないところにいた」

アドバイザーについては第一段落最後にこのような英文があります。

I’m truly grateful to Ms. Lee, my advisor, who always responded to my problems promptly.
「私は私のアドバイザーのリーさんに本当に感謝しています。彼はいつも私の問題に速やかに対応してくれました」

ということでこの選択肢は間違いですね。

4. The language classes were not so interesting.
「言語クラスはそれほど興味がありませんでした」

これは問1で確認したとおり、第一段落に

I really liked the intensive English class every weekday.
私はすべての平日にある英語の集中授業が本当に良かった

がありますので、ちがいますね。

【正解】2

解き方の手順としてはまず問題文を先に読み、そのうえで本文からマイナスイメージの表現を探してその周辺から該当部分を見つけ出すという感じでしょう。

問3

問題次の文章は、留学プログラムの説明会の中で、バンクーバー大学に3か月間留学した二人の学生が、それぞれの体験を語っているものである。文章を読み、下の問いの(  )に入れるのに最も適当なものを、下の1~4のうちから1つ選べ。

Yuka’s speech
My name is Imai Yuka. I was in the same program as Koji at North Pacific University, though my experience was slightly different from his. First I wasn’t so satisfied with the courses offered, though the teachers were all wonderful. There were too many language class, but only two courses that covered the history and culture of Canada. I mean, I wish I had learned more about Canada as well as studied English. Then the benefits would have been double.

Also, I had mixed feelings about the campus life at NPU. I loved the spacious lawns and nice facilities, but the campus events didn’t seem so interesting to me. I know Koji had a great time at the International Fair, but I wanted to go to a concert with my host family instead. However, I was impressed by the wonderful Writing Center with its academic support. Even though it was sometimes crowded, it was worth the wait. I went there almost every weekend and learned how to write a good paper.

And I almost forgot to say that it was such fun to go around the city, especially to street fairs and some really great ethnic restaurants. On the other hand, I didn’t take so many trip because there were lots of things going on with my host family.

Actually, what made my stay most exciting and unforgettable was my host family. My host father is an agricultural engineer and he has worked on projects in several different countries. Just talking with him was stimulating, and he, as well as my host mother, always helped me whenever I had problems with homework, friends, and school activities. My host mother is a violinist with the local philharmonic, and so we were able to go to the concerts every month for free. She opened my eyes to classical music, and I promised her that I would start piano lessons when I came back to Japan. They also have lots of friends. I met so many people at all the barbecues they had.

In my case, the rich cultural experience my host family provided and the host family themselves were the best part of my stay.

問3
What was Yuka’s criticism?
1. She couldn’t attend the International Fair.
2. She couldn’t take weekend trip to beautiful islands.
3. The Writing Center was always crowded.
4. There were not many classes about Canadian culture.

【解説】

「ユカの批判は何ですか?」
ということで、これはユカのスピーチの部分だけを見ればよいですね。しかし問1でも確認したとおり、ユカは序盤から結構あれこれと文句を言っていましたね。

まず最初の批判は第一段落にあります。

I wasn’t so satisfied with the courses offered
「私は用意されたコースにそれほど満足しませんでした」

これは問1でも確認しましたね。なぜ満足しなかったかというと、

There were too many language class, but only two courses that covered the history and culture of Canada.
「言語の授業が多すぎでした、しかしカナダの歴史や文化を扱ったコースは2つしかありませんでした」

ということで選択肢 4. There were not many classes about Canadian culture. / カナダ文化についてたくさんの授業がない・・・が正解ですね。

ちなみに他の選択肢はどうなのか、確認してみましょう。
1. She couldn’t attend the International Fair.
「彼女はthe International Fairに参加できなかった」

これに関しては第二段落に出ています。これも問1で確認したことですが、もう一度おさらいしておきましょう。

I loved the spacious lawns and nice facilities, but the campus events didn’t seem so interesting to me.
「広い芝生や素晴らしい設備は良かったですが、キャンパスのイベントは私にはそれほど興味がありませんでした」

これも批判の1つですね。何が不満だったのでしょう。

その次の文に選択肢にあるthe International Fairが出てきます。

I know Koji had a great time at the International Fair, but I wanted to go to a concert with my host family instead.
「私はコウジがthe International Fairを楽しんだのを知っています。しかしその代わりに私はホストファミリーと一緒にコンサートに行きたかった」

つまりthe International Fairに参加できなかったことを批判しているのではなく、違うところに行きたかったと言っているのですね。ということでこの選択肢は違います。

2. She couldn’t take weekend trip to beautiful islands.
「彼女は美しい島への週末旅行に行くことができなかった」これについては第三段落に、次のような英文があります。

On the other hand, I didn’t take so many trip because there were lots of things going on with my host family.
「私はそれほどたくさん旅行はしませんでした。なぜならホストファミリーと一緒に行くことがたくさんあったからです」

これだけではユカが「美しい島」への週末旅行に参加したかどうかはわかりません。

ちなみに選択肢の beautiful islands という表現はコウジのスピーチに出てきました。コウジは美しい島への週末旅行に参加しましたが、ユカは参加していないのかもしれません。

しかし仮に参加していないとしてもそれはユカ自身がそれを選択したわけですから、旅行にいけないことを批判するのはおかしいですね。よってこの選択肢も違います。

3. The Writing Center was always crowded.
「ライティングセンターはいつも混雑していた」

これは問2で確認しましたが、コウジが不満に思っていましたね。ユカはどうだったのでしょう。それについては第二段落にあります。

Even though it was sometimes crowded, it was worth the wait.
「それは時々混雑しましたが、待つ価値がありました」

「even though ~ / ~にも関わらず」
確かにライティングセンターは混雑していたようですが、ユカはそれに対しての不満はないようです。それよりもそこで得られるものの方が大きかったようですね。

【正解】4

問4

問題次の文章は、留学プログラムの説明会の中で、バンクーバー大学に3か月間留学した二人の学生が、それぞれの体験を語っているものである。文章を読み、下の問いの(  )に入れるのに最も適当なものを、下の1~4のうちから1つ選べ。

Koji’s speech
My name is Takeda Koji, and today I will talk about my study-abroad experience in the English Language Program at North Pacific University in Vancouver last year. First of all, I really liked the intensive English class every weekday. My English has improved a lot. All the teachers were friendly and enthusiastic, and they sometimes stayed late to help us with our projects. I’m truly grateful to Ms. Lee, my advisor, who always responded to my problems promptly.

Also, I enjoyed exploring the city. It has many good ethnic restaurants and a wonderful park near the ocean where interesting events were held every weekend. I took many weekend trips offered by the program including a visit to the Native Canadian Art Museum and boat trips to several beautiful islands.

On top of that, I totally enjoyed the student life at NPU and attended many student-organized events on campus. My most precious memory is of preparing a big exhibit to introduce Japanese culture for the International Fair. However, there was one problem, that is, computer access. The computer rooms in the Writing Center were always crowded, especially when students were writing midterm or final papers, and it was frustrating to wait so long.

I have one regret, and it’s about my host family. Though my host parents and their 10-year-old son were nice people, they were so busy all the time. Both parents worked late, and the boy belonged to the local hockey team. So I often had to eat alone and didn’t have much time to interact with them. I felt envious of Yuka, who will speak after me, when I went to a barbecue at her host family’s. Now I think I should have consulted the coordinator about this problem at an early stage.

Finally, I’d like to say that this program is very good for improving your English and expanding your knowledge about different cultures.

Yuka’s speech
My name is Imai Yuka. I was in the same program as Koji at North Pacific University, though my experience was slightly different from his. First I wasn’t so satisfied with the courses offered, though the teachers were all wonderful. There were too many language class, but only two courses that covered the history and culture of Canada. I mean, I wish I had learned more about Canada as well as studied English. Then the benefits would have been double.

Also, I had mixed feelings about the campus life at NPU. I loved the spacious lawns and nice facilities, but the campus events didn’t seem so interesting to me. I know Koji had a great time at the International Fair, but I wanted to go to a concert with my host family instead. However, I was impressed by the wonderful Writing Center with its academic support. Even though it was sometimes crowded, it was worth the wait. I went there almost every weekend and learned how to write a good paper.

And I almost forgot to say that it was such fun to go around the city, especially to street fairs and some really great ethnic restaurants. On the other hand, I didn’t take so many trip because there were lots of things going on with my host family.

Actually, what made my stay most exciting and unforgettable was my host family. My host father is an agricultural engineer and he has worked on projects in several different countries. Just talking with him was stimulating, and he, as well as my host mother, always helped me whenever I had problems with homework, friends, and school activities. My host mother is a violinist with the local philharmonic, and so we were able to go to the concerts every month for free. She opened my eyes to classical music, and I promised her that I would start piano lessons when I came back to Japan. They also have lots of friends. I met so many people at all the barbecues they had.

In my case, the rich cultural experience my host family provided and the host family themselves were the best part of my stay.

問4
Which of the following statements is true?

1. Koji has a good impression of the school facilities.
2. Koji thinks that his English should have improved more.
3. Yuka has a negative impression of the amount of homework.
4. Yuka has a positive feeling toward her host parents.

【解説】

「どの選択肢が正しいですか?」

1. Koji has a good impression of the school facilities.
「コウジは学校の設備によい印象があります」

コウジのスピーチの第三段落にこのような英文があります。

However, there was one problem, that is, computer access. The computer rooms in the Writing Center were always crowded
「しかしながら、1つ問題があります。それはコンピューターアクセスです。ライティングセンターのコンピュータールームはいつも混雑していた」

ということで、この選択肢は間違いですね。問2ですでに確認済みですね。however という逆接の接続詞の後は、重要な表現があることが多いことにも注目しておきましょう。

2. Koji thinks that his English should have improved more.
「英語はもっと上達すべきだったとコウジは考えた」

コウジのスピーチの第一段落にこのような英文があります。

My English has improved a lot.
私の英語はたくさん上達した。

ということでこの選択肢は違いますね。選択肢の「his English」が本文の「My English」と対応していることにも注目です。

3. Yuka has a negative impression of the amount of homework.
「ユカは宿題の量に否定的な印象がある」
こんな話ありましたっけ?

4. Yuka has a positive feeling toward her host parents.
「ユカは肯定的な感情を彼女のホストファミリーに持っている」

ユカのスピーチ全体的にもこれはうかがえますが、極めつけはユカのスピーチの最終文です。

In my case, the rich cultural experience my host family provided and the host family themselves were the best part of my stay.
「私のケースでは、ホストファミリーが提供する豊かな文化的な経験と、ホストファミリーそのものが私の滞在の一番よい部分でした」

これはもうこの選択肢が正解ですよね。

【正解】4

問5

問題次の文章は、留学プログラムの説明会の中で、バンクーバー大学に3か月間留学した二人の学生が、それぞれの体験を語っているものである。文章を読み、下の問いの(  )に入れるのに最も適当なものを、下の1~4のうちから1つ選べ。

Koji’s speech
My name is Takeda Koji, and today I will talk about my study-abroad experience in the English Language Program at North Pacific University in Vancouver last year. First of all, I really liked the intensive English class every weekday. My English has improved a lot. All the teachers were friendly and enthusiastic, and they sometimes stayed late to help us with our projects. I’m truly grateful to Ms. Lee, my advisor, who always responded to my problems promptly.

Also, I enjoyed exploring the city. It has many good ethnic restaurants and a wonderful park near the ocean where interesting events were held every weekend. I took many weekend trips offered by the program including a visit to the Native Canadian Art Museum and boat trips to several beautiful islands.

On top of that, I totally enjoyed the student life at NPU and attended many student-organized events on campus. My most precious memory is of preparing a big exhibit to introduce Japanese culture for the International Fair. However, there was one problem, that is, computer access. The computer rooms in the Writing Center were always crowded, especially when students were writing midterm or final papers, and it was frustrating to wait so long.

I have one regret, and it’s about my host family. Though my host parents and their 10-year-old son were nice people, they were so busy all the time. Both parents worked late, and the boy belonged to the local hockey team. So I often had to eat alone and didn’t have much time to interact with them. I felt envious of Yuka, who will speak after me, when I went to a barbecue at her host family’s. Now I think I should have consulted the coordinator about this problem at an early stage.

Finally, I’d like to say that this program is very good for improving your English and expanding your knowledge about different cultures.

Yuka’s speech
My name is Imai Yuka. I was in the same program as Koji at North Pacific University, though my experience was slightly different from his. First I wasn’t so satisfied with the courses offered, though the teachers were all wonderful. There were too many language class, but only two courses that covered the history and culture of Canada. I mean, I wish I had learned more about Canada as well as studied English. Then the benefits would have been double.

Also, I had mixed feelings about the campus life at NPU. I loved the spacious lawns and nice facilities, but the campus events didn’t seem so interesting to me. I know Koji had a great time at the International Fair, but I wanted to go to a concert with my host family instead. However, I was impressed by the wonderful Writing Center with its academic support. Even though it was sometimes crowded, it was worth the wait. I went there almost every weekend and learned how to write a good paper.

And I almost forgot to say that it was such fun to go around the city, especially to street fairs and some really great ethnic restaurants. On the other hand, I didn’t take so many trip because there were lots of things going on with my host family.

Actually, what made my stay most exciting and unforgettable was my host family. My host father is an agricultural engineer and he has worked on projects in several different countries. Just talking with him was stimulating, and he, as well as my host mother, always helped me whenever I had problems with homework, friends, and school activities. My host mother is a violinist with the local philharmonic, and so we were able to go to the concerts every month for free. She opened my eyes to classical music, and I promised her that I would start piano lessons when I came back to Japan. They also have lots of friends. I met so many people at all the barbecues they had.

In my case, the rich cultural experience my host family provided and the host family themselves were the best part of my stay.

問5
Which of the following pairs of pictures best represents two experiences Yuka described in her speech?

【解説】

「ユカのスピーチで彼女が述べた2つの経験を、一番表している絵のペアはどれか?」

というか、そもそもこれらの絵が何をあらわすものなのかがわからないと話にならないですね。
1. の上はコンサートですね。下は船旅ですかね。
2. の上は何かのパーティーでしょうか。下は家で勉強を教えてもらっているのでしょうか。
3. の上は「Inuit Exhibition / イヌイット展示会」とあります。下はピザを食べながらテレビを見ていますね。
4. はコンサートとピザを食べながらテレビを見ている。

それでユカのスピーチを確認してみると、第四段落にこのような英文があります。

he, as well as my host mother, always helped me whenever I had problems with homework, friends, and school activities.
「宿題ゃ友達そして学校活動の問題があったときはいつでも、彼はホストマザーと同じようにいつも私を助けてくれました」

さらにこのような英文もあります。

we were able to go to the concerts every month for free.
「私たちは無料で毎月コンサートに行くことができました。」

そして最終文はこうなっています。

I met so many people at all the barbecues they had.
「私は彼らがしたバーベキューで多くの人々と会いました」

ということで正解は選択肢2. ですね。2. の上の絵はパーティーかと思いましたが、よくよく見ると木(?)が奥に描かれていることから屋外とわかりますし、肉や野菜を焼く器具(バーベキューグリル?)が描かれていますね。

ではそれ以外の絵ですが、まず 1. の下の船旅の絵と 3. の上の「イヌイット展示会」ですが、これはコウジの第二段落にあります。

I took many weekend trips offered by the program including a visit to the
Native Canadian Art Museum and boat trips to several beautiful islands.「私はカナダ先住民美術館への訪問といくつかの美しい島への船旅を含む、留学プログラムがによって提供されたたくさんの週末の旅行に行きました」

つまりその2つは「コウジ」の話なのですね。

3. と 4. の下にあるピザを食べながらテレビを見ている絵ですが、これはコウジの第四段落にある
So I often had to eat alone のことでしょう。つまり一人で食事をしていることを描いていたのですね。

解き方の手順とすれば先に問題を確認しておき、本文を読みながらチェックしていくことになるでしょう。「ユカのスピーチで彼女が述べた2つの経験を、一番表している絵のペアはどれか?」という問題ですが、ユウジのスピーチを読んで彼がやったことがこの絵に出てきたときも、後々記憶の助けのためにもしるしを付けておく方がよいかと思われます。

普通このように「コンサート」が2つ、「一人での食事」が2つ、その他が1つずつの場合、2つある「コンサート」と「一人での食事」両方共を含む選択肢 4. が正解のことが多い、と何かの本で読んだことがあるのですが、今回はその法則を裏切ってきましたね。

【正解】2

コメント

タイトルとURLをコピーしました