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問題【英語】Masao came to America to study English.

2022.06.13

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42都道府県から生徒が集う西日本有数の予備校・高松高等予備校と朝日新聞が、高校受験に役立つページを用意しました。各教科の問題と解答はもちろん、各問についての解説も充実していて、手応えはバツグン。保護者の皆さんも中学生向けと侮らず、ぜひお子さんとチャレンジしてみてください。

問題 次の英文は、正雄 (Masao) のホームステイ先での出来事について書かれた文章です。これを読んで、あとの問いに答えなさい。

Masao came to America to study English last week. On the first day, Masao’s host family asked him questions about his family and school life. He could answer many of them. His host mother said to Masao, “① (you / Japanese / can / me / culture / tell / about )?” He wanted to explain something about it, but he couldn’t speak about Japanese culture ( ② ) English. He became sad.

In the evening, the host family and Masao ate dinner. Masao didn’t speak much. So the host father said to him, “I like dolphins. Let’s go to the sea to see them tomorrow.”

The next day, (彼のホストファミリーは正雄を彼らの町の近くの海に連れていきました). Some people were swimming with dolphins there. They looked very happy. Masao also swam with dolphins. In the sea, the dolphins were very kind to Masao and welcomed him like a friend. ④ 彼は彼らと泳いでたいへん楽しみました。 He felt very happy.

Masao said, “Dolphins are great. I want to swim with them again.” When his host father ⑤ (hear) Masao’s words, he said to Masao, “Many people feel better when they swim with dolphins. So we brought you here. We are glad that you are smiling.”

Masao was also glad because his host family was very kind.

(1) 下線部①の (   ) 内のすべての語を、正しく並べかえて書け。

(2)  ( ② ) にあてはまる語は、本文の内容からみて、次のア~エのうちのどれか。最も適当なものを一つ選べ。
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(3) 下線部③の (   ) 内の日本文を英語で書き表せ。

(4) 下線部④の日本文を英語で書き表せ。

(5) ⑤の (   ) 内のhearを、最も適当な形になおして一語で書け。

(出題:高予備・英語担当 南條幸弘先生)

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