本日配信のメルマガ。2017年センター英語第6問 長文読解

本日配信のメルマガでは、2017年大学入試センター試験英語第6問を解説します。


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■ 問題

第6問 次の文章を読み、下の問い(A・B)に答えよ。なお、文章の左にある
(1)~(6)はパラグラフ(段落)の番号を表している。

(1) For most people, their friendships are a valuable and important part
of who they are. Psychologists have pointed out that well-established
friendships lead us to a better understanding of ourselves. The have also
noted that we might face conflicts not only with acquaintances but even
with our good friends, which could result in ends to some of our
friendships. Fortunately, even when such conflicts occur, it is possible
to find ways to maintain or save the friendships.

(2) One way to help save a friendship in trouble is to keep in touch.
When we think a friend has done something that hurt our feelings, our
first response may be to cut off contact. However, it may be better to
[swallow our pride] and avoid doing that. For example, Mary watched her
friend Susan's children every week until Susan finished night school and
graduated. But after that, Mary did not hear from Susan for several months.
So she felt that Susan had been just using her. She decided not to talk
her any more. In the end, however, Mary forced herself to ignore her own
feelings and told Susan about her disappointment. Susan immediately
apologized and told her that she had been just trying to catch up with
things after completing her studies. Susan would never have known there
was a problem if Mary had not mentioned it. Not cutting off contact, even
when we may be angry, is very important for maintaining good relationships.

(3) Another way to help a friendship is to see things from our friend's
point of view. For example, Mark was very upset at his good friend, Kate,
because she had not visited him in the hospital. Later, he learned from
Kate's friend that she had been afraid of hospitals ever since she had
been hospitalized as a little girl for a serious illness. Mark then
understood why Kate hadn't come and, instead of being angry, he felt
sympathy for her.

(4) An important part of dealing with friendships is to recognize and
accept that they can change as our needs and lifestyles evolve. For
example, we may have a good friend in high school, but once we graduate,
move to a different city for work or study, or get married, we may see
that friend less frequently and our feelings may change. In other words,
sometimes a close friendship may alter in nature. We should keep in mind
that we may still be friends but not in the same way as before.

(5) How do people keep friendships for a long time? In one study,
researchers interviewed many people who had been friends for a long time
in order to find out the secret. They found that those people kept small
misunderstandings from growing into large disputes which might cause their
friendships to end. By taking their friends' viewpoints and not being
afraid to express their honest feelings, those who were interviewed were
able to keep something minor from growing into a major argument.

(6) We all know that friendships are precious, but we also understand that
friendships are not always stable. The challenge in maintaining friendships
is keeping the connections strong during the ups and downs that happen in
all relationships. When things are going well, we enjoy our friendships.
If things go bad, we should remember the points above. Sometimes we can
get the relationship back on track, but at other times we should accept
and appreciate that relationships can change. However, regardless of the
states of our friendships, they will continue to be an important part of
our lives.


A 次の問い(問1~5)の[ 47 ]~[ 51 ]に入れるのに最も適当なものを、
それぞれ下の{1}~{4}のうちから一つずつ選べ。

問1 According to paragraph (1), what do psychologists say about
friendships? [ 47 ]
{1} They are frequently compared to one's possessions.
{2} They are impossible to fix when they become unstable.
{3} They can lead us to have conflicts with our acquaintances.
{4} They help us know about ourselves but can have problems.

問2 Which of the following is closes to the meaning of [swallow our pride]
in paragraph (2)? [ 48 ]
{1} Give our thanks to someone
{2} Hold back our feelings
{3} Realize that problems happen
{4} Stop seeing someone

問3 According to paragraph (5), research found it is important to [ 49 ].
{1} hesitate to express one's true feelings
{2} ignore misunderstandings and dispute
{3} put up with problems whenever one can
{4} solve problems while they are small

問4 According to paragraph (6), what is difficult about maintaining
friendships? [ 50 ]
{1} Finding new and interesting friends
{2} Knowing when to change relationships
{3} Seeing if friends have problems
{4} Staying close during bad times

問5 What would be the best title for this passage? [ 51 ]
{1} Advice for Friendships That Will Last
{2} Defending Yourself and Your Friends
{3} Strength as the Key to Friendships
{4} The Changing Nature of Friendships

B 次の表は、本文のパラグラフ(段落)ごとの内容をまとめたものである。
[ 52 ]~[ 55 ]に入れるのに最も適当なものを、下の{1}~{4}のうちから一つ
ずつ選び、表を完成させよ。ただし、同じものを繰り返し選んではいけない。

| Paragraph |          Content          |
|  (1)  |The realization that friendships are important|
|  (2)  |          [ 52 ]          |
|  (3)  |          [ 53 ]          |
|  (4)  |          [ 54 ]          |
|  (5)  |          [ 55 ]          |
|  (6)  |   What is important to keep in mind    |

{1} A report about results of a study on long term friendships
{2} The importance of looking at a situation from our friend's perspective
{3} The significance of understanding that friendships undergo
transformations
{4} The value of staying in contact and interacting with your friends


※マーク部分の□は[ ]で、マル1は{1}で表記しています。

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■ 解答・解説

2017年も、第6問は長文読解でした。
高校生にとっては文章の難易度も高め、長さも長めだと思いますが、もちろん
高校レベルの語句や文法ばかりで書かれています。落ち着いて要点をしっかり
読み取ることが大切です。

長文問題では、実際の試験中に本文を全文訳する時間はないので、本文は内容を
理解してイメージをつかむ方針で読むことを勧めています。
そのぶん選択肢は正確に意味を取って誤解を防ぐとよいと思います。


問1 According to paragraph (1), what do psychologists say about
friendships? [ 47 ]
問1 パラグラフ(1)によると、心理学者は友情について何と言っていますか?
{1} They are frequently compared to one's possessions.
{1} それらは頻繁に人の所有と比較されます。
{2} They are impossible to fix when they become unstable.
{2} それらは不安定になったとき、修正するのは不可能です。
{3} They can lead us to have conflicts with our acquaintances.
{3} それらは、知り合いと衝突するように導く可能性があります。
{4} They help us know about ourselves but can have problems.
{4} それらは自分自身について知る助けになるが問題がある可能性があります。

パラグラフ(1)と言っているので、本文の(1)の段落を読んでいきます。

Psychologists have pointed out that well-established
friendships lead us to a better understanding of ourselves.

まさに「心理学者は・・・


(以下略)


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■ 全文訳(基本的に直訳ですが、一部意訳しています)

(1) ほとんどの人々にとって、友情は、自分が誰であるかに関して価値が高く
重要な部分です。心理学者は、充分に確立された友情は、自分自身のより良い理解
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■ 今回の高校レベルの単語・熟語など

(1)
valuable:value(価値)+able(~できる)で形容詞になって「価値がある」
psychologist:カタカナの「サイコ」から連想できる。「心理学者」
point out:point(点で示す)して、出す→「指摘する」
well-established:ハイフンでつながると1語扱い。「よく確立された」
lead:うしろに「人」と「to場所」をもってきて「(人を場所に)導く、誘導する」

(以下略)

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