Question No. 14
W： How can you like science fiction movies?
M： Well, the special effects are great.
W： What? They’re all fake!
M： You know, many old movies introduced things we’re using now, like computers and satellites.
W： True, but the plots are so similar and boring.
M： Actually, most of them deal with social issues.
W： I doubt that.
Question No. 15
M： What should we get for the members who are leaving the club?
W： Every year we get them boxes of chocolates.
M： How about coffee cups this year?
W： Or we could just have a nice farewell party.
M： Hmm, or maybe flowers?
W： I don’t know. Maybe we should just follow tradition.
Question No. 16
W： Our city should host the Olympics.
M： Uh-uh, it’d be too crowded.
W： Maybe, but they would have a good economic effect.
M： The economy’s fine as it is.
W： Think about it. It’d be like one huge party.
M： No thanks. It would be difficult to maintain public safety.
W： Well, your mind’s already made up.
Questions No. 17 to 19
M： Did you know that in 100 years or so up to 90% of the world’s languages could be endangered?
W： No way! How many languages are there now?
M： According to this report, there are more than 6,000 languages.
W： I bet Europe has a lot of languages.
M： Well yeah, 239. But it only ranks fifth among the six regions in the world.
W： How about the Pacific? Aren’t there a lot of languages in that area?
M： That’s right. It has 1,310 languages.
W： What part of the world has the most languages? Is it the area with the most countries?
M： Not necessarily.
W： Is it Africa?
M： Close. That’s the second most diverse area.
W： Oh, I know. Asia.
M： Yeah, the report says Asia has almost twice as many languages as the Pacific. Here, look.
W： Ah, and South America has the smallest number of languages.
M： But North America has about 900.
【解答】 2010年度 追試験 第３問
問14 ② 問15 ①
問17 ② 問18 ①