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医学部合格応援団!英語で満点を取るための演習ブログ

ロンドンから月水金更新。英検1級の公認会計士が、入試でよく出る英文法や単語を詳しく解説しています。

センター長文読解問題 ─ 統計を含む記事

経済指標やアンケート結果など、数字の入った長文も入試問題でよく見かけます。理由は、問題が作りやすいからです。数字に関連して複数の問題が作れますし、本当に内容が理解できていないと解けないような選択肢も準備しやすいのです。つまり点差をつけやすいから、出題もされやすいのですね。

今回は、そういう問題を作ってみました。3月8日付けのウォール・ストリート・ジャーナルからの出題です。文章を読んで、問題に答えましょう。

同義語を書く問題、動詞の活用を問う問題などを入れて、記事自体が簡単な分、選択肢方式ではなく記述式にしました。

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制限時間15分です。ざっと全体を見るなどの準備運動に2分、本文を読んで解答するのに10分、答えの見直しに3分といった時間配分で挑みましょう。それではReady, set, go!

“Disconnect” Between Markets, Growth

Recent rises have pushed prices of U.S. stocks and other assets 1. out of line with expected rates of economic growth, 2. threaten to weaken or derail an already modest recovery if they reverse, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development warned.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up more than 23% over the last 12 month, with almost half of that gain coming in the last three months. But 2016 was a disappointing year for the U.S. and the global economy, and 3. the Paris-based research body doesn’t expect 2017 to be a great deal stronger.

“There is no real foundation yet to support what we have seen in the equity markets in particular,” said Catherine Mann, the OECD’s chief economist. “At some point, the markets are going to 4. come back down to earth and we will see what kinds of 5. vulnerabilities that 6. reveal.”

The OECD said it was worried by debts accumulated over recent years as market interest rates are rising. – by Paul Hannon

 

Q1. Regarding the underline 1, write down a phrase with a similar meaning. (10 points)

Q2. Regarding the underline 2, change the verb to the correct form. (10 points)

Q3. How much did the Down Jones Industrial Average rise in the past three months? (10 points)

Q4. According to OECD, what was the state of the world economy in 2016? (10 points) 

Q5. Regarding the underline 3, what does the Paris-based research body refer to? (10 points)

Q6. Regarding the underline 4, write down a phrase with a similar meaning. (10 points)

Q7. Regarding the underline 5, write a noun that is similar to “vulnerabilities”. (10 points)

Q8. Regarding the underline 6, change the verb to the correct form. (10 points)

Q9. What are the two worries the OECD has according to the article? (20 points)

 

解けましたか?明日は、問題本文を読む前にどれだけ内容を予測するかという解説をします。