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大学入試センター試験英語過去問題解説

2010年(平成22年)センター試験第5問「ビジュアル問題」問2


次の文は、同一の状況について二人の人物がそれぞれの観点から述べたものである。
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@〜Cのうちから一つ選べ。

Witness A: I was standing at the bus stop opposite the gas station on Route 300, a four-lane road. That had always been a dangerous area, but it's safer now because they recently put in traffic signals. There were two vehicles on the road approaching the signal. One was a small farm truck and the other a brand-new sports car. It was getting dark but the heavy rain had just stopped and there were no other cars around. Anyway, the truck and the sports car were driving side by side when the car started to swerve from side to side. I think the truck may have moved slightly to stay away from the car, but I'm not sure - I couldn't take my eyes off the car. The signal was red, but instead of slowing down, the car sped ahead rapidly. The driver was going to go through the intersection when the light was red! And that's when a van suddenly came into the intersection from the far side. It looked like they were going to hit, but they both turned away from each other at the last second and avoided a crash. But then the back doors of the van opened up and hundreds of soccer balls spilled out.

Witness B: I was walking on the side road toward Route 300 - coming to the intersection. I noticed that they had put up signals near the service station. This should help make the intersection safer. Suddenly, a van came up from behind me. It was strange - I could see inside the van and it was full of soccer balls! I had never seen anything like that before. Anyway, as the van was approaching the signal, the light turned from green to yellow. But the driver went faster when he should have slowed down - he drove into the intersection where he almost hit a sports car. It was so lucky - the man was able to turn to the right and miss the car. I think the sports car turned too. Fortunately, there was no accident, but there were soccer balls all over the place.




問2
Based on what one of the witnesses said, we can assume it was (  ).
@ early in the morning and there were few cars
A evening and the road was wet
B late afternoon and Route 300 was full of cars
C late at night and it was slippery


【解説】
設問の文を先に確認しておきます。
Based on what one of the witnesses said, we can assume it was (  ).
「目撃者の証言の一つによれば、私たちはそれは(  )だと思われる」

選択肢は
@ early in the morning and there were few cars
「朝早く、そして数台の車があった」
Aさんは It was getting dark と言っていますね。「暗くなる」・・・ということは「朝」じゃなくて「夕方」ですね。さらに there were no other cars around. と言っていましたのでこの選択肢は違いますね。

A evening and the road was wet
「夕方、そして道は濡れていた」
Aさんが言っていた It was getting dark からは「夕方」が考えられます。また the heavy rain had just stopped と、「丁度雨がやんだ」と言っていますので、道は濡れていることが想像できますね。正解はこれでしょうか?

B late afternoon and Route 300 was full of cars
「午後遅、くそしてルート300は来るまで一杯だった」
Aさんの発言である there were no other cars around. により、この選択肢も違いますね。「トラック」と「スポーツカー」の2台では一杯とは言いませんからね。

C late at night and it was slippery
「夜遅く、そして滑りやすかった」
これまたAさんの発言である It was getting dark から考えると違いますね。夜中だともともと暗いのだから、これ以上暗くなりようがありませんものね。


【正解】A

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