Question No. 20
Our airline welcomes children. More than 45,000 unaccompanied children fly with us each year. Whether it’s a short flight or a long journey, your child will enjoy a safe and comfortable trip. Here’s some important information. Children aged 5 and above may travel alone on flights. Children under 5 must be accompanied by someone aged 17 or older. When your child is traveling alone, please call our reservations desk. We will give you more details about services for young passengers.
Question No. 21
Tonight’s story on “Pets in the News” is about a cat that traveled halfway around the world with a shipment of cotton from Egypt. When the ship arrived in Seattle, a worker found a cat that had been trapped among the containers for nearly a month. The cat was taken to an animal shelter where her physical condition was checked. People were amazed the cat survived so long. Interestingly, the ship, which had previously had a rat problem, was now free of rats.
Question No. 22
As a professional photographer I would like to give you some suggestions for successful landscape photography. In winter, for example, when the days are short, you need to know where you’re going and what you want to photograph. You can get familiar with the area you’re planning to visit by reading guidebooks and studying maps. Then, you’ll know beforehand where the most attractive locations are, rather than leaving it to chance. At the location, you may need to get off the main path, so you should be careful. To take a good photo, it may be necessary to be in freezing conditions which might be dangerous.
Questions No. 23 to 25
Many of the world’s best-loved symphonies are known by popular nicknames given by the general public or music publishers rather than by their composers. A number of Haydn’s symphonies have nicknames such as the Surprise Symphony, the Military Symphony and the Clock Symphony. Another example of this type is the Farewell Symphony, in which the musicians leave the stage one by one as they finish playing. Eventually, the two violinists who are left put down their instruments and walk away from the stage in silence. This ends the performance.
The story behind this piece is that the prince, for whom Haydn worked, had taken all of the musicians to his second palace in the countryside where he liked to go hunting. The musicians found the weather and working conditions at this place to be very unpleasant. Moreover, they missed their families and the simple comforts of home. When the Farewell Symphony was first performed at the country palace, the prince understood the message of Haydn’s music at once. The next day he ordered that his entire household return to the city so they could be with their families in time for Christmas.
【解答】 2010年度 本試験 第４問
問20 ④ 問21 ②
問23 ① 問24 ④