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前期

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1994年度〔5〕

※〔4〕は和文英訳のため割愛。

次の(A),(B)の設問のうち,いずれかを選び,80語程度の英語で答えなさい。選んだ設問の記号を解答欄の( )の中に記入しなさい。(句読点は語数に数えない。)

(A) Describe something strange or frightening you have witnessed or experienced in your life.

(B) Describe the most amusing or most enjoyable thing you have done in your life.

 1995年度 和文英訳(割愛)

1996年度〔4〕

Write a well-organized English essay of about 100 (80-120) words on the following topic.

“WHAT I WANT FROM A UNIVERSITY EDUCATION AND WHY I HAVE SELECTED MY FIELD OF STUDY”

※この年の形式は大問〔4〕まで。

1997年度〔4〕〔5〕

〔4〕

空欄( 1 )~( 3 )に,設問の指示に従って30語から40語程度の英文を書きなさい。

Jun and Hiro are first-year students at Kyushu University:

Jun: Hi, Hiro. So where have you been lately?

Hiro: Well, I joined the tennis club and since then I have to practice almost every day. How about you, Jun? I don’t see you much these days either.

Jun: Actually, I’ve been pretty busy myself working part-time 4 days a week at a computer store.

Hiro: That sounds like an interesting job. How do you like it?

Jun: ( 1 ).

Hiro: Oh, I see.

Jun: By the way, Hiro, you appear to have even less free time than I do with your club responsibilities. Have you ever thought of quitting?

Hiro: Not at all. Even though I’m so busy I’m really enjoying myself.

Jun: I don’t know. It just seems like clubs take up too much of your free time. I’d much rather work part-time.

Hiro: ( 2 ).

Jun: I see your point, but ( 3 ).

Hiro: Well, in any event, let’s not waste any more of our valuable spare time. How about going over to the cafeteria for lunch?

Jun: Good idea. Now that’s something we can both agree upon!

設問1 ( 1 )にJunの行なっているアルバイトについて彼の意見を想像して英語で述べなさい。

設問2 ( 2 )にクラブ活動の利点を英語で述べなさい。

設問3 ( 3 )にアルバイトの一般的な利点を英語で述べなさい。

〔5〕

次の設問について100語から120語程度の英語で答えなさい。ただし,下記の(1),(2),(3)の英語による指示に従うこと。

Do you think that *cram schools are good for Japanese students?

Your essay must have three paragraphs according to the instructions below:

(1) In the first paragraph of the essay, clearly state your opinion.

(2) In the second paragraph, give your reasons to support your opinion.

(3) In the last paragraph, write a conclusion to summarize your opinion and the reasons in brief.

*cram schools: 塾,予備校

1998年度〔5〕

※〔4〕は和文英訳のため割愛。

次の英文を読み,80語から100語程度の英語で答えなさい。解答欄に書かれた語および句読点は語数に含めない。ただし,文中に解答者の氏名は記入しないこと。

There has been a proposal that Kyushu District declare its independence from Japan. As the People’s Republic of Kyushu, the island would collect its own taxes, make its own laws, write a new constitution, and establish independent diplomatic, educational and economic ties with the rest of the world. The Kyushu Parliament, situated in Fukuoka, would be created through democratic elections.

Write a letter in English to the local newspaper arguing for or against this proposal, explaining fully the reasons for your opinion.

※解答欄

Fukuoka, Japan
Fenruary, 1998

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

 

 

 

 

1999年度〔5〕

※〔4〕は和文英訳のため割愛。

次の英文の書き出しの後に文章を続けて,短い物語を書きなさい。自分の実体験に限らなくてよい。語数(文字数ではない)は,ここに既に書かれている英語の書き出しの部分は数えず,100語程度(80~120語)とする。句読点は語数に数えない。

From the moment I found that I had overslept, I knew it was going to be a bad day.

2000年度〔5〕

※〔4〕は和文英訳のため割愛。

Write an essay in English from 100 to 120 words describing a scenic spot or area (for example: garden, park, mountain, river, lake, island, seashore, etc.) that has made a strong impression on you. The place should be familiar to you personally and does not need to be well-known or famous.

Briefly mention the name and location of the place. Write then in more detail about what you can see and experience when you visit this area.

2001年度〔5〕

※〔4〕は英英要約のため割愛。

Write an essay in English from 100 to 120 words answering the following question.

“If you could change places with one person for a single day, who would it be and why?”

You may choose anyone, living or dead, whether a famous figure or someone you know personally. You should describe the person, explain why you have chosen him or her, and state how you would spend the day.

 2002年度 英英要約・和文英訳(割愛)

 2003年度 英英要約・和文英訳(割愛)

 2004年度 和文英訳・和文英訳(割愛)

 2005年度 英英要約・和文英訳(割愛)

2006年度〔5〕

※〔4〕は英英要約のため割愛。

Based on your own experiences, write an essay in English (about 100 words) to explain “Shoogatsu” (正月) to foreigners who are not familiar with it.

2007年度〔5〕

※〔4〕は和文英訳のため割愛。

以下の文章の筆者は,三世代家族(a three-generation family)と核家族(a nuclear family)を比べて,三世代家族の方が好ましいと感じています。三世代家族と核家族のどちらが好ましいと考えるか,あなた自身の意見を100語程度の英文で述べなさい。(初めにどちらが好ましいか述べた後,具体的な理由を2つ以上あげて説明すること。以下の文章の内容を参考にしても構わない。なお,句読点は,語数に含まない。)

  ここ数十年,ぼくらはせっせ,せっせと身のまわりに,柵をつくって暮らして来た。それはその方が,便利で快適であり,それが安全でもあるという考え方からだった。例えば,核家族,というのもそうだ。かつての日本は大家族主義で,じーちゃん,ばーちゃんから小さな赤ん坊までが,同じ屋根の下でくらしていた。それは,端的にいえば,我慢の要る暮らしだった。お互いが譲り合って生活しなければならなかった。ときには意見が食い違い,それが争いになることもあった。つまり,どこかで誰もが,傷つきあいながら暮らしていたのである。
  それがやがて,その傷つき合うもの同士の間に柵を張りめぐらし,別々に暮らしましょう,という時代がやって来た。こうなればもう,じーちゃんとぼくら子供とが,テレビのチャンネルを奪い合ったり譲り合ったりして,お互いに我慢することもない。お嫁さんとお姑さんとが,お芋の煮っころがしの味付けをめぐって諍(いさか)いになることもない。子供部屋も独立して,勉強しなさい,勉強しなさいと煩わしい両親からも解放された。もう誰も,無用に傷つき合うことはない。まことにこれは,快適だ。
  だけどね,それはやっぱり,さびしいよね。確かにお互いに傷つき合うことも,嫌な思いをすることもないけれど,でもね,人間の本当の素晴らしさ,誇るべき美点はというと,傷つき合うけれども,また許し合う力もある,ということなのだ。何故傷つき合うのかといえば,それはお互いそれぞれに異なる人間同士であり,その違いがぶつかり合うからなのだが,違いがあるからこそまたお互いがそれぞれに,お互いの役割を持って,ここに存在している意味もあるのだ,とそう理解し,お互いを認め合う力をも,ぼくらはまた持っている。そこに絆が生まれ,友情が育ち,いまこの世界に共に生きていることを喜び合うこともできる。

2008年度〔5〕

※〔4〕は和文英訳のため割愛。

Mistakes and failures provide us with a chance to learn something new. In a 100-word English essay, write about one unforgettable mistake or failure that you have experienced and explain in detail what you have learned from it and its effects.

 2009年度 英英要約・和文英訳(割愛)

 2010年度 英英要約・和文英訳(割愛)

2011年度〔4〕

次の問いに150語程度の英語で答えなさい。

What is one Japanese custom that you would like people in other countries to adopt? Describe the custom and then explain how people in other countries would benefit from the adoption of this custom. If you use Romanized Japanese words, you must explain them in English.

※〔5〕は和文英訳のため割愛。

2012年度〔4〕

次の英文を読み,“sugar tax”に対する賛否を明確にして,あなたの意見を100~120語程度の英文で述べなさい。その際,あなたの見解の具体的な根拠を示すこと。なお,句読点は語数に含まない。

There is little disagreement that our modern eating habits have been linked to a variety of health and weight-related problems, and are one of the leading causes of preventable deaths worldwide. In an action to counter this situation, many governments around the world have considered introducing a “sugar tax.” This tax would be placed on highly sugar-sweetened drinks and foods, such as soda, ice cream, doughnuts, and other processed snacks.

※〔5〕は和文英訳のため割愛。

2013年度〔4〕

次の英文の指示に従い,100~120語程度の英語の文章を書きなさい。

It is sometimes important to be able to work with a group of people. Provide an example from your own experiences of working with others and discuss the benefits and difficulties of such group work.

※〔5〕は和文英訳のため割愛。

2014年度〔4〕

次の英文の説明と指示に従い,英語の文章を書きなさい。

Globalization, “the increasing movement across borders,” has greatly changed how food is grown and transported across international borders. Some people view the globalization of food as a positive development. For example, consumers can find bananas from Guatemala, shrimp from Ecuador, coffee from Colombia and Brazil, grapes and wine from Chile and oranges from California. However, while consumers benefit from having access to fresh and cheaper food from all parts of the world, the risks are growing. For example, food contamination that starts in one area now is spread widely and can quickly affect the health of large numbers of people in distant places. There are some people who believe globalization is an advantage and will benefit the future of the world, while others view globalization as a disadvantage that will not benefit but may actually harm the world.

Do you believe globalization is good for the world? Provide your own explanations and reasons to support your decision. Your response should be 100 to 120 words.

※〔5〕は和文英訳のため割愛。

2015年度〔4〕

Emoji ― pictorial representations of facial expressions and inner emotions ― are now an integral part of our daily communication. At first they were available only in Japan, but many emoji characters have been incorporated into Unicode, thus PC and mobile phone users around the world have access to these symbols and many people enjoy adding them to their instant text communications. Some argue that these characters greatly help facilitate electronic communication, in which body language and vocal tones are often absent. On the other hand, others point out that they might spoil our verbal language skills because they allow us to communicate with each other without elaborating on what to say in words. State your opinion about this issue in 100-120 English words.

※〔5〕は和文英訳のため割愛。

2016年度〔3〕(読解融合問題)

〔3〕読解融合

※本文割愛

In your opinion, what are some advantages if men and women can choose their career paths without being influenced by gender stereotypes? Write a brief essay in English consisting of around 100 words.

※〔4〕は和文英訳のため割愛。この年度の形式は大問〔4〕まで。

2017年度〔4〕

Read the passage and follow the instructions below.

Tourism is a booming industry in Japan today, and more international tourists than ever are visiting the country and contributing to the Japanese economy. A popular American travel magazine has selected Kyoto as the most attractive tourist destination in the world for two straight years. International visitors are now common in Sapporo, Tokyo, Fukuoka, and other Japanese cities as well.

Instructions: Write a well-developed paragraph in English consisting of around 100 words, answering the following question:

What can people in Japan do to improve the experiences of international tourists?

※〔5〕は和文英訳のため割愛。

2018年度〔4〕

Read the passage and follow the instructions below.

According to Japanese Health Ministry research, by 2025 around 30% of Japan’s population will be aged over 65. This percentage may continue to rise to as much as 40% by 2050, along with a likely increase in the number of elderly people who need long-term personal and medical care. However, as birthrates fall and families get smaller, families will be less able to care for their oldest members.

Instructions: Write a well-developed paragraph in English consisting of around 100 words, answering the following question:

What can Japanese society do to support older people who will need care in the future?

Give clear examples and details to support your answer.

※〔5〕は和文英訳のため割愛。

2019年度〔4〕

Read the passage and follow the instructions below.

  According to the Kanagawa Prefectural Police Station, a 20-year-old female university student caused a traffic death. The student was riding on a power-assisted bicycle when the accident happened. She moved off from an intersection and started riding on the sidewalk. At that moment, a 77-year-old lady was walking on the sidewalk and moved toward the bicyclist. The student hit the lady. The collision caused the lady to fall and strike her head. She was transported to hospital, but died of her injuries two days later.
  At the time of the incident, the student was apparently holding a smartphone in her left hand and a drink in her right while steering the power-assisted bike. Moreover, she had an earphone in her left ear. Therefore, police arrested the student for breaking the new law and riding recklessly. Police are investigating whether the student noticed that the old lady was walking toward her. They suspect that she was not paying sufficient attention because she was operating her smartphone right up until the collision. Her court appearance date has not been decided yet.

Instructions: Write two well-developed paragraphs in English. In the first paragraph, summarize the main points of the newspaper article above in approximately 100 words. Use different vocabulary and sentence structure from the original passage as much as possible. In the second paragraph, write your opinion about what should be done to reduce accidents like this in approximately 50 words.

※〔5〕は和文英訳のため割愛。

後期

 2002~2005年度 和文英訳のため割愛

2006年度

※読解融合問題(本文省略)

問1~問3省略

問4.Write your original essay in English (about 80 words) describing the most exciting or challenging experience in your life. (You may use words and phrases from the text but may not copy whole sentences.)

 2007~2016年度 和文英訳のため割愛

2017年度

Read the passage below and follow the instructions.

During the past four decades, the number of convenience stores has grown rapidly in Japan. Today, they are virtually everywhere, serving people in both urban and rural areas. Some people say that convenience stores have a positive influence on Japanese society, while others argue that the influence is negative.

Instructions: Choose one side or the other on this issue, and write a well-developed paragraph in English consisting of around 100 words, giving details and reasons for your choice.

2018年度

Read the passage and follow the instructions below.

We live in an age of online shopping, driverless cars and e-learning. It seems that the rapid pace of technology change is having a dramatic influence on the job market making many careers of the present a thing of the past. A research paper from Oxford University proclaimed that in the near future machines will take over almost half of all work done by humans. As such it seems like an increasingly difficult situation for young adults to choose a sustainable career path.

Instructions: Write a well-developed paragraph in English consisting of around 100 words, answering the following question:

What occupation(s) do you feel will soon be replaced as a result of influences from modern technology?

Give clear reasons and details to support your answer.

2019年度 調査中

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