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大学入試センター試験英語過去問題解説

2011年(平成23年)センター試験英語第5問「状況説明」問5


次の文章は、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のうちから一つずつ選べ。

A Family Trip to the City

Father talking about the trip: Well, I guess the day was a success. It was Sunday and I would rather have stayed at home, but at least we enjoyed the day as a family, and Tom and Cindy got to something they wanted to do. The train ride into town in the morning was pleasant−better than it is on weekdays. It wasn't crowded at all and I had plenty of space. Plus, by using the train, I didn't have to worry about parking. I could even take a little nap on the way home. With all the shopping we did in the afternoon, I needed that nap. Tom always wants to go by car. He says that way you don't have to carry all the stuff you buy. Either way, shopping always makes me so tired. I can't stand all the walking, standing and waiting, and I think it is dangerous to drive when you are tired. I was a bit disappointed that we didn't have time to go to the bookstore. That was the thing I wanted to do the most. But we got winter clothes for the children, which was my wife's main purpose. Tom was happy that we got to meet the professional ball players. He even got some autographs. And Cindy got some new clothes and a pair of boots. I would have preferred something other than hamburgers and fries for lunch, since this was a chance for my wife and me to enjoy a nice restaurant.

Daughter talking about the trip: The day wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I mean, I always like going into the city−I just don't like going with Mom and Dad. I especially hate going with my little brother. The train ride was terrible. Dad was happy because he was able to read his newspaper. But it was so embarrassing when he turned the pages. He made so much noise that people turned and looked at us. Um, let's see… getting the autographs from the baseball players wasn't as boring as I thought it was going to be, even though it took up the whole morning. It was part of a special event for fans hosted by a big department store and was a really big deal for my little brother. The autographs kept him happy all day. All he ever thinks about it baseball…and hamburgers! Luckily, it was held at the department store where we went shopping so we didn't have to go anywhere else. I wanted to shop more for clothes−well, I mean the clothes that I want. Mom made us try on the clothes she chose. She gets really tense and stressed out about getting clothes for us. I never like what she chooses and she won't let me create my own style. So I was really surprised when, at the last store, she let me pick out a new pair of winter boots in the style that I wanted. I think she is relieved now, because she has winter clothes ready for my brother and me. This is one of the biggest things she has to do each year and now she is finished with it. And it is good that Dad did help her. But we ran out of time and couldn't stop at the furniture store. Mom and Dad had been talking about getting a new carpet for a long time. So, all in all, the day wasn't so bad, but next time, I want to choose my own clothes.

問5
Which of the following illustrations most accurately shows the results of the day in the city? (   ).

2011年センター試験英語第5問

【解説】
『次のイラストの内、その日の町での結果を最も正確に表しているものはどれか?』
これは、いままでの問題をしっかりやってきた人なら大丈夫ですね。
やはりこの問題も消去法でやるのが良いでしょう。

父親は本を買えませんでしたので、AとBは消すことができます。
そしてカーペットも買えませんでしたので@も消えます。
ということで、残ったCが正解です。

弟が持っている四角のものが何か? ですが、これが autograph ですね。
野球選手からもらった、四角の紙っぽいもの・・・となれば「サイン」ですね。
問3では「その英単語の意味を知らなくても解けます」と書きました。

しかし、本来は問題を解き始める前に図を確認して、
お母さん・・・カーペット(壁紙かな?)
お父さん・・・本
娘・・・ブーツ
弟・・・四角の紙(なんだこれ?)


ということを頭に入れておいて本文を読み始め、
そして野球選手から autographs を手に入れたということから、「あの四角の紙はサインだったのかぁ」と気づくと同時に、autograph の意味も推測できるというのが正しい解き方の手順でしょう。

【正解】C

センター試験英語過去問トライアル




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