Questions No. 20 to 22
I sat nervously on my bicycle. My brothers Brad and Marc were holding on to the handlebars and seat on both sides.
I gripped the handles. This was my first time riding without the training wheels.
I was scared but ready. My friends could no longer tease me for not being able to ride a bicycle.
My brothers assured me that they would not let go.
They both shouted, “Ready, set . . .” and smiled at each other.
At that moment, I realized that they had a plan. They shouted, “Go!” and pushed me forward.
Then suddenly, they let go of the bicycle. I screamed.
I was pedaling hard but had no control. In horror, I saw our neighbor’s garage up ahead and closed my eyes tightly.
Crash! I hit the garage.
I found myself on the ground with my head spinning.
I was confused but unhurt.
My brothers ran to me and helped me up, but they were laughing so hard that they were in tears.
I was also in tears, but not because I thought it was funny.
Growing up as the only girl with two older brothers was hard, but this experience taught me to be strong and not to give up.
Questions No. 23 to 25
Ken : Hi, Nicholas. How are you?
Nicholas : Hey, Ken, I’m good. I was just telling Janet that I’m thinking about getting a new pet- a dog-
and she was giving me some advice.
She thinks I should go to the animal shelter . . . , you know, the place where they take animals that are wild or are not wanted. Right, Janet?
Janet : Yeah. I think Nicholas should adopt one of the dogs from the shelter. They are usually given away. And most importantly, all the dogs need a new home and family to love them. But I’m not sure that Nicholas thinks it’s a good idea.
Nicholas : Well, Janet, I think it’s a kind thing to do, but if I get one from the pet store I can be sure that it’s healthy. I also worry that shelter dogs might have some kind of problem. They might bite people or bark too much. What do you think, Ken?
Ken : Yeah, I agree. That might be why they were abandoned.
Janet : Not necessarily, guys. I think many dogs in shelters are well-trained, but unfortunately had to be given up because their families had to move to places that don’t allow pets.
Nicholas : Right. But many of the dogs at the shelter are older, and I want a puppy. They’re really cute when they’re young.
Ken : Well, you might have a better chance of getting a puppy at a pet store, but sometimes there are
unwanted puppies taken to shelters as well. And the shelter will make sure that the dogs they give away are in good health.
Janet : Yeah, and dogs can also be quite expensive in pet shops. Why don’t we all go to the shelter
downtown after school today and take a look? What do you think, guys?
Ken : Yeah!
Nicholas : Sure, I guess we could.
【解答】2019年度 本試験 第4問
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