Question No. 14
M： What’s wrong, Mary?
W： I have a terrible cold. Today my doctor told me to stay in bed for a few days and see her again if I’m still sick.
M： So, you won’t be going to school tomorrow. Do you want me to turn in your homework for you?
W： That’d be great.
Question No. 15
W： How do you think this brown coat looks on me?
M： It’s cute. You look like a teddy bear.
W： That’s it. I’m not going to get this coat.
M： Why not? I said you look cute.
W： You said I look like a teddy bear.
M： What’s wrong with that?
W： Never mind.
Question No. 16
M： There’s a new type of light bulb for sale that lasts almost forever.
W： You mean you don’t need to replace it so often?
M： That’s right.
W： Wow, I should get some.
M： Yeah, but you still have to be careful not to break them because they contain poisonous material.
W： I’ll keep that in mind.
Questions No. 17 to 19
W： I’m interested in reading trends in the U.S.
M： Here’s a table showing the changing number of American readers between 2002 and 2008.
W： Hmm…. Interesting. There was an overall increase of 7%.
M： That’s right. The number of readers increased in most age groups. Only readers between the ages of 45 and 54 decreased in number by 3%.
W： I wonder why.
M： It’s hard to explain, because readers near that age group increased. Those aged 35 to 44 increased by 9%, as did people in their late 50s to early 60s.
W： I noticed my grandmother started reading for pleasure after she retired.
M： I’m not surprised. The elderly aged 75 and older showed the second largest increase of 15%.
W： What about young people?
M： They tend to read books on the Internet. That explains why people in their late teens and early twenties showed the largest increase ― 21%.
W： That’s helpful information. Thanks.
【解答】2010年度 本試験 第３問
問14 ④ 問15 ④
問17 ⑥ 問18 ②