「TEAP Writing Section サンプル問題」

「TEAP Writing Section サンプル問題」

(先ず指示文を読み、それに従い問題文の要約を作成する):『指示文』

Your teacher has asked you to read the following passage andsummarize what the writer says about electronic books.
Your summary should be one paragraph of about 70 words.

『問題文』

There are many different kinds of books. Some books give factual information about various topics,such as history or nature. Other books tell interesting stories that are fun to read and help people to relax. Traditionally,people have read books printed on paper. But this situation has started to change.

Nowadays,more and more people read electronic books on e-book readers.

There are several reasons people plefer electronic books.

John Wallance,for example ,likes to travel . In the past, he could only take one or two books in his bag when he wenton trips,as books are heavy and take up space. Now,he can take many electronic books in one e-book reader.There is another reason electronic books are popular.

Many people don’t have enough free time to go to bookstores.

Even if they buy books online,they have to wait for them to be delivered. Electronic books can be downloaded from the lnternet,which only takes a few seconds.

However,electronic books also have some disadvantages. Carol Brock used to read electronic books,but then she dropped her e-book reader and it stopped working. Even though she had bought lots of electronic books ,she could’nt
read them. Now,she reads paper books again.

Also,some people use a pen or pencil to underline key words or sentences in a text. Jim Field is studying English literature at university .

He often makes handwritten notes in his books while he reads.

He would’nt be able to do this with electronic books.

There are advantages and disadvantages for both kinds of books. People should decide for themselves which kind is better for them.

『以上問題文全文』

「要約文(解答・解説)」は、塾長のTEAPアドバイスの次に掲載してあります。アドバイスも読んで下さいね❗

(塾長のアドバイス)『その1』

「英語外部検定利用入試の中核をなす「TEAP」のライティングのレベルは、大学受験を目指す現在、高校2年生に最適な英検準2級~準1級程度です(GTECや英検2級よりレベルはかなり高い。スピーキングが最もハ―ドルが高く、かなりの学習が必要と思われる)。

(塾長のアドバイス)『その2』

文部科学省が、様々な英語資格・検定試験の成績を公平に比較するために作成している、語学の国際的な指標CEFR(セフア―ル)との対照表を用いて、「TEAP」と他の英語外部検定「GTEC basic」とのレベルを比べてみましよう。

第3弾(TEAP・writing section 要約問題の解答・解説です)

『TEAP長文要約問題』の解答・解説(得点源にしてしまおう❗

「要約文(解答例)」

(72文字と90文字のケ―スです)

①The passage discusses the
benefits and disadvantages of e-book readers.

②One benefit is that e-book readers are light and can hold many books,so this is convenient for travelers .

③In addition,owners can save time because they can buy books without going to the
bookstore.

④On the other hand,e-book readers can break.⑤If that happens ,owners can’t readany books at all.

⑥Moreover,you can’t write notes in e-books by hand.(ここま72words)

⑦Based on these factors ,individuals have to decide for themselves whetheror not to use an e-book reader.

(合計90words)

「要約文(解答例の和訳)」

①この文章は、電子書籍リ―ダ―の長所と短所について論じています。

②長所の一つは、電子書籍リ―ダ―が軽いのに多くの本を入れられることで、そのためこれは旅行者にとって便利です。

③加えて、リ―ダ―を持っていれば書店に行かなくても本を買えるので、時間を節約できます。

④一方、電子書籍リ―ダ―は壊れることがあります。

⑤もしそうなると、リ―ダ―を持っていても、どの本も全く読むことができません。

⑥そのうえ、電子書籍に手書きでメモを入れることができません。

⑦これらの要因をふまえて、一人ひとりが自分で電子書籍リ―ダ―を利用するかどうかを判断しなければなりません。

(塾長のアドバイス)

設問文の指定はabout 70 words(約70語)であるが、TEAPの試験では(ミスがなければ)、指定語数を大きく超えても減点は無いと思われるので、⑦を入れて90語書いても大丈夫と思われる。

上記「要約文(解答例)」の分析

★リ―デイング・セクションに出てくる英文より簡単ですね❗

第1段落:導入→①
第2段落:長所→②③
第3段落:短所→④⑤⑥(72字)
第4段落:まとめ⑦(90文字)