Questions No.20 to 22
While attending college, I could hardly afford tuition. For this reason, I had to work at the campus cafeteria throughout the school year. Once classes were out, I had to find another job for the summer. Among the summer jobs I tried, three have stood out in my memory. In one, I was hired for a month to build tables and chairs at a factory. It was hard, but by working with others, I learned teamwork. Another job was at a public library. There, I made copies of documents for seven and a half hours each day. Despite the boredom, I developed patience and stamina in my two weeks on the job. A strange job that taught me my physical limits was collecting worms to provide bait for fishing shops. We went to golf courses just before dawn and tried to fill buckets with earthworms. The pay was $10 for each full bucket, but by the end of one week, I had to quit － my back was too sore to continue. Because of my struggles in these jobs, I discovered the value of hard work and gained a new appreciation of how fortunate I was to attend university.
Questions No. 23 to 25
Daniel : OK, how can we prepare for our first debate? Besides researching the topic, I wonder what else we can do. What do you think, Maggie?
Maggie : Well, Daniel, research is important, but I think we have to plan our speeches carefully. We need to predict what the opposing team will say. Then, we need to find smart ways to argue against their positions.
Kanta : Right…. Both kinds of preparation are necessary. So Maggie, why don’t you take care of what you mentioned, and we’ll leave the research up to you, Daniel.
Daniel : Sounds good, Kanta.
Kanta : Great! Uhh…, but, even if we do careful research and come up with counter arguments, I’m thinking we also need to perform well. It’ll take time to memorize and rehearse. I’ll be in charge of making a video of our practices. That way we can check our gestures and voice quality.
Maggie : Are you sure we have to memorize it all, Kanta? Maybe we could make memory aids like index cards. Or, what about some kind of outline with talking points? With that, we can sort the points according to importance. And if we get confused during arguments, we can get back on track
Daniel : Gee, Maggie, I don’t think it’s a good idea to use those kinds of aids because we won’t sound convincing or look confident. Isn’t that right, Kanta?
Kanta : Yeah, if we practice, get plenty of sleep, and eat a good breakfast, I think our memories will work
Maggie : All right, that should work. And don’t forget to dress properly. Our score might be lowered if the
judges think we’re not serious about the debate.
Daniel : Hey, this is working out better than I expected. So, now we can get down to work and meet again
【解答】2018年度 追試験 第4問
問20 ① 問21 ③
問22 ④ 問23 ①
問24 ③ 問25 ②