“I think it’s good…I think it will be popular…but I think that it could also not be popular.” というような、どっちつかずな回答では点数がもらえません。
また、“I don’t know.”「分からない」は禁句です。これを言ってしまうと全く点数がもらえませんので、絶対に言わないようにしましょう。まずはYesかNoかのどちらかを言うことが大切です。
“Yes. A plastic bottle will be more popular in the future because it is easy to carry drinks around in plastic bottles compared to cans because they can be closed and reopened over and over again. I think plastic bottles will replace can drinks.”
“No. Plastic bottles will not be popular in the future because it is hurtful to the environment to buy drinks in plastic bottles because a lot of plastic bottles end up in the ocean and pollute the water and harm marine life. People will use less plastic bottles and use reusable water bottles to carry around their drinks and it will become more popular to use reusable water bottles.”
日本英語検定協会と日本生涯学習総合研究所が共同で開発した、英語力を国際的な尺度で計るための指標です。CSEスコアとは、Common Scale for Englishの略です。グローバル化に伴い、英語力を国際的に統一された指標で表す必要性の高まりを受け2016年度より導入されました。これにより、他の級とレベルを比較することもでき、TOEICなど他の試験との比較も分かりやすくなりました。問題数に関わらず技能ごとに均等にスコアが割り振られるため、各技能の成績を客観的に測定することが可能です。英検1級で満点を取った場合CSEスコアは3400点、英検2級は満点で2600点となります。
英語力を国際的な尺度で計るために、日本英語検定協会と日本生涯学習総合研究所が共同で開発した指標です。CSEスコアとは、Common Scale for Englishの略です。昨今のグローバル化に伴い、英語力を国際的に統一された指標で表す必要性の高まりを受け2016年度より導入されました。このスコア制度の導入により、他の級とレベルを比較することもでき、TOEICなど他の試験との比較も分かりやすくなりました。問題数に関わらず技能ごとに均等にスコアが割り振られるため、各技能の成績を客観的に測定することができます。英検2級は満点で2600点となります。
F：Hello. I’m a fan of the writer Hruki Murakami. Do you have any of his new book, Norwegian Wood?
M：Sorry, we don’t—and I doubt any other stores do, either. It’s the number-one bestseller right now. We’ve ordered more copies, but they won’t get here until Monday.
F：Oh, I see. Well, I’ll stop by on Monday, then.
Question: What do we learn about the book Norwegian Wood?
1： It is very popular.
2：It is not a new book.
3： It is not for sale yet.
4：It will be finished soon.
Jason and his three-year-old daughter often visit their local aquarium. Yesterday, Oscar received some information in the mail about a new program that the aquarium will be offering for children. Every Saturday afternoon, the aquarium will have a class where children can learn about a certain fishes. Oscar’s daughter is very interested, and she wants to join the first class next week.
Question: What information did Oscar receive from the aquarium yesterday?
1：A new animal will arrive at aquarium.
2：Tickets will be cheaper on Saturdays.
3：The aquarium will be closing down soon.
4： A new program will start next week.
F：Have you tried the new restaurant across the road, Nick?
M：Yes. I went there last Saturday.
F：I was thinking about going tomorrow. Was the food any good?
M：It was OK. Actually, their menu is pretty boring, and the restaurant is always empty. But it’s the closest place to our school. Since we only get 50 minutes for lunch, it’s worth going there.
Question: What does the man think is good about the restaurant?
新しい単語は、英単語とその意味を暗記するだけではなく、その単語を使った文章を通して覚えるようにしましょう。例えば、「drop」という単語について「落とす」という日本語の意味を覚えて終わりにするのではなく、「I drop my pen on the floor.」や「Did you drop your wallet on the train?」といった、単語を使った文章を勉強するようにします。こうすることで、単語の意味だけではなく使い方も理解できるようになり、実際の空所補充の問題で同義語が出題されたときにも、前後の文脈から正解を導き出せるようになるのです。
Some people say that too much water is wasted in Japan. Do you agree
with this opinion?
I do not think that too much water is wasted in Japan, and I will give two reasons to support this opinion. To begin with, people these days care more about protecting the environment than they used to. Many of them have learned that it is important not to waste water. In addition, today’s technology helps to save water. For example, some modern buildings collect rainwater to use for various things, such as watering flowers and plants. For these two reasons, I do not think too much water is wasted in Japan.
【2018年度 第2回 ライティング】
Today, some people buy products that are good for the environment.
Do you think buying such products will become more common in the future?
I believe that more and more people will start buying products that are good for the environment. First, these days, global warming has become a big problem. People want to do something, and they know that one way to help is to purchase these products in stores. Second, many products that are good for the environment are becoming cheaper. Therefore, it has become easier for people to afford such products. In closing, it is because of these two reasons that I think it will become more common for people to buy products that are good for the environment.
【2018年度 第3回 ライティング】
Some people say that playing sports helps children become better people.
Do you agree with this opinion?
I agree that playing sports helps children to become better people. I have two reasons why I feel this way. To begin with, many sports can teach children about teamwork, which will help them later in their lives. This is because they will learn the importance of working well with others.
Furthermore, playing sports encourages children to have healthy lifestyles. For example, many children who play sports continue to exercise when they get older, too. In conclusion, these are the reasons why I think children can become better people by playing sports.
It can be troublesome for parents with young children to go shopping in crowded places. For this reason, more shopping centers have started offering their customers childcare services. Some customers with children choose shopping centers that provide these services. In this way, they do their shopping more easily. Such services are becoming available even in places such as theaters and
設問1.According to the passage, how do some customers with children do their shopping more easily?
解答：By choosing shopping centers that provide childcare services.
Today, many people buy secondhand goods such as used books and used clothing. Do you think more people will buy secondhand goods in the future?
Yes. → Why?
― People can save money by buying used goods. Also, I think secondhand stores will sell more kinds of things.
No. → Why not?
― I think most people like to buy new things. They do not want things that other people have used.