政治経済学部 2017年 英語入試問題

皆様こんにちは。日暮れが早くなり、秋の夜風となりましたね。

本日は、政治経済学部 2017年 英語入試問題をご紹介します。

 

Read this dialogue and answer the questions below.

Emily: Hi, Ruth. Say, that’s a pretty big god you’ve got. Is it safe to come in?

Ruth: Oh, you don’t have to worry about Bruiser.

Emily: Bruiser? Wow, he’s certainly a friendly fellow. Do you think you could stop him from jumping up on me?

Ruth: Down, Bruiser, down. Down, boy. Sorry, I’m afraid I’m still having trouble (  A  ).

Emily: Have you tried using treats? Professional trainers do that, you know.

Ruth: Of course I know that. Look, here’s the bag of treats I’ve been using. Watch. Here you go, Bruiser. Good dog. Now sit, boy, sit.

Emily: Hold on. It hardly (  B  )to give a dog a treat before he’s supposed to do something. You’ve got to give him the treat afterward, as a reward.

Ruth: So they say. But it never seemed to work, so I thought I’d(  C  ).

Emily: Actually, Ruth, I get the feeling the problem may be yours rather than Bruiser’s.

Ruth: Oh, dear, Maybe I just don’t (  D  )to train a dog.

 

1. Use six of the seven words below to fill in blank space(A)in the best way.

(a)   do             (b)   him           (c)   I          (d)   making        (e)   say        (f)   to        (g)   what

 

2. Choose the most suitable answer from those below to fill in blank space(B).

(a) come true

(b) leaves time

(c) makes sense

(d) takes pride

(e)  wears thin

 

3. Use six words below to fill in blank space(C)in the best way.

(a)   a           (b)   approach         (c)   chance         (d)   give           (e)   opposite         (f)the

 

4. Choose the most suitable answer from those below to fill in blank space(D).

(a)  have what it takes

(b)  hope when the best

(c)  know when to stop

(d)  reach for the stars

(e)  say where it goes

 

 

解答

  1. d, b, f, a, g, c, e   I’m still having trouble(making him to do what I say). make O do ~「O に~させる」とhave trouble  ~ing「~をするのに苦労する」はどちらも大事な文法なので覚えておきましょう。
  2. (c) makes sense   「意味をなす」。直前に hardly があるので、ここでは否定的な意味で「彼(犬)が命令を実行する前にご褒美を与えては意味がない」という文章となります。
  3. d, f, e, b, a, c     I thought I’d (give the opposite approach a chance). 「通常とは反対のやり方を試す」という意味。
  4. (a) have what it takes   「犬のしつけは自分には向いていない」という文章だと推測出来るので、 have what it takes to do~ で「~に必要な素質を持っている」という意味の (a) が正解。

 

高校生の皆さんは、全問正解できましたか?