2018年10月17日

本日配信のメルマガ。2018年センター英語第5問 物語文の読解

本日配信のメルマガでは、2018年大学入試センター試験英語第5問を解説します。


【高校英語】過去問攻略!センター英語
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■ 問題

第5問 次の日誌の抜粋を読み、下の問い(問1〜5)の[ 41 ]〜[ 45 ]に入れる
のに最も適当なものを、それぞれ下の{1}〜{4}のうちから一つずつ選べ。

[Selections From the Exploration Journal for Planet X]

[DAY 1]
Our mission of scientific discovery continues, and there is something
exciting to report. We may have finally found a planet capable of
supporting life. The nearby planets were either too hot or too dry to
support life, but this planet seems to be different. Its surface is mostly
a blue liquid, though it is spotted with some green and brown parts, and
some kind of white substance seems to be moving around the planet.

[DAY 4]
Now we are orbiting the planet. It seems that our assumption was correct!
There are a few mechanical devices circling around it and their designs are
rather complex. They were certainly made by some kind of intelligent
beings. Are these machines part of a monitoring system? Have they signaled
our approach? There doesn't seem to be any threat, so we have decided to
ignore them and get closer to the planet. I hope that their inventors are
friendly.

[DAY 8]
Unlike our planet, which is totally covered with the precious liquid that
sustains us, the green and brown parts of this planet are too dry to
support life. The blue part is mostly H2O in a liquid state. Although it is
liquid, it is not quite the same as the liquid on our home planet. Still,
we might be able to find life here. At least, according to our equipment,
there seems to be something alive down there. We are ready to start direct
observation and will soon dive in. I'm so excited that I won't be able to
sleep tonight!

[DAY 9]
We succeeded in entering this unexplored liquid safely. The scenery
around us was very similar to that of our planet, with soft plants gently
waving back and forth. We also noticed a variety of thin swimming creatures.
How exciting! We have found life on this planet! However, we cannot see any
creatures capable of producing an advanced civilization. Without arms,
these swimming creatures wouldn't be able to build complex machines even if
they were smart. Are the leaders of this planet hiding from us? Do they
have [reservations] about meeting us? Is that why they use those flying
objects to check out space? Hopefully, we will be able to find some answers.

[DAY 12]
We found a big object lying on the bottom. Its long body looked somewhat
like our spaceship. It sat silently looking very old and damaged.
Apparently, it isn't being used anymore. Maybe it is a part of the remains
of this planet's ancient civilization.

[DAY 19]
Since we start our dive, we have seen many more unusual creatures. We
were especially surprised to find one that looked very similar to us. The
upper part of its body was round and soft. Underneath that were two large
eyes and several long arms. It escaped quickly, leaving a cloud of black
substance. We don't know if it is the most intelligent life on this planet,
but our expectations for new discoveries continue to grow.

[DAY 39]
This part of our investigation will soon come to an end. We have found
more remains and abandoned objects like the one we found earlier, but there
have been no signs of the creatures who made them. Perhaps the leaders of
this planet have died out. Anyway, we found life on this planet, which is
a very big discovery. We must leave this planet for now, but we will
certainly come back someday to continue our research. We will return home
with amazing reports.

[DAY 40]
We silently floated up to the surface and then into the air. Just as we
were leaving the planet, we saw a lot of strange creatures on the dry
areas. What a shock! We, creatures living in liquid, had never imagined
creatures like them! Floating safely in our ship's liquid, we realized
that our common sense had led us to the wrong conclusion.

問1 What was the purpose of the explorers' journey? [ 41 ]
{1} To assist intelligent creatures on the planet
{2} To invade a planet and expand their colonies
{3} To search for life outside their home planet
{4} To test the performance of their new spaceship

問2 When the explorers were observing the planet from space, they
imagined that the intelligent creatures on it would [ 42 ].
{1} be aggressive toward others
{2} have advanced technology
{3} have no interest in space
{4} no longer live there

問3 The word [reservations] as used in DAY 9 is closest in meaning to
[ 43 ].
{1} appointments
{2} concerns
{3} expectations
{4} protections

問4 Which of the following best describes the author of the journal?
[ 44 ]
{1} A being whose shape resembles an octopus
{2} A human scientist exploring other planets
{3} A space creature which looks like a human
{4} An intelligent flat animal with no arms

問5 The explorers incorrectly assumed that all intelligent creatures
would [ 45 ].
{1} be less creative than their species
{2} have advanced to the land
{3} live in some kind of liquid
{4} understand their language


※マーク部分の□は[ ]で、マル1は{1}で表記しています。

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■ 解答・解説

2018年第5問は、SF風の日誌の読解でした。
このようなテーマの映画やドラマはいくつもあるので、この手の作品を見たことが
ある人はイメージをつかんで理解しやすかったかも知れませんね。

まずは設問をチェックしてみましょう。

問1 What was the purpose of the explorers' journey? [ 41 ]
探検隊の旅の目的は何ですか?

{1} To assist intelligent creatures on the planet
その惑星の知的生命体を支援するため
{2} To invade a planet and expand their colonies
惑星を侵略して彼らの植民地を拡大するため
{3} To search for life outside their home planet
彼らの母星の外に生命を探索するため
{4} To test the performance of their new spaceship
彼らの新しい宇宙船の性能をテストするため

まずは、この話に登場する「explorers」の目的、つまりは、この文章のテーマ
は何かを聞いています。

こういった基本的な内容は、文章の最初に書いてあるのが普通です。
探検隊の日誌という形式で書かれているので、[DAY 1]を読んでみましょう。

[DAY 1]
Our mission / of scientific discovery / continues, / and
/ there is something exciting / to report.
私たちの使命は / 科学的な発見の / 続く / そして
/ 何かワクワクするものがある / 報告すべき

We may have finally found / a planet / capable of / supporting life.
私たちはついに見つけたかも知れない / 惑星を / 〜の可能な / 生命が存在する

The nearby planets / were either / too hot or too dry
/ to support life, / but / this planet seems / to be different.


(以下略)


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■ 全文訳(基本的に直訳ですが、一部意訳しています)

[DAY 1]
我々の科学的な発見のミッションは継続していて、報告すべきエキサイティング
な事柄があります。私たちはついに生命が存在することが可能な惑星を見つけた
かも知れません。近くの惑星は暑すぎるか乾燥しすぎていたが、この惑星は違って
いるように見えます。その表面はほとんどが青い液体で、緑色や茶色の部分が
点在していて、何らかの種類の白い物体がその惑星の周囲を動いているように
見えます。

[DAY 4]
今我々はその惑星を周回しています。我々の仮定は・・・

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■ 今回の高校レベルの単語・熟語など

[DAY 1]
exploration:explore(探検する)の名詞形。「探検、探索」
journal:カタカナの「ジャーナル」のこと。「日誌、記事」
planet:earth, mars, jupiterなど。「惑星」
mission:カタカナ語の「ミッション」からわかるはず。「使命、目的」
scientific:scienceの形容詞形。「科学的な」
discovery:ディスカバリーチャンネルでdiscoverしてみよう!「発見」

(以下略)

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