Question No. 20
If you want a garden, but not much sunlight is available, today’s program is for you! To make a garden in the shade successfully, expert gardeners recommend the following steps. By cutting branches of nearby trees, you can ensure that the plants receive some light. Next, by placing plants far apart from each other or away from walls, you can make sure that they get enough fresh air. Then, by watering them regularly, you can ensure that they get enough moisture to grow. However, before doing all of these steps, remember to select plants in your favorite colors and shapes.
Question No. 21
I have an announcement about our orientation schedule. Please look at your handout. There are some changes to our schedule today. Please make sure that you follow this new timetable. First, the starting time for the library tour has been changed from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Second, the introduction on how to use the gym has been moved from Room 101 to 105. Also, do not forget to pick up your student ID card in the Administration Building by 4 p.m. Finally, please come back here to the Student Center by 5 p.m.
Question No. 22
“The walls have ears” is a warning given to those who are talking about sensitive things, because one never knows who might be listening. One version of a story from Canadian history illustrates this phrase well. During the War of 1812, a Canadian woman named Laura Secord is said to have heard American soldiers planning to attack the British army camp. She walked 32 kilometers to warn the British of the approaching attack, and it was prevented. If the American soldiers had not discussed their plans aloud, they might have won their battle, and the outcome of the war would have been quite different.
Questions No. 23 to 25
Do you know the British writer Kazuo Ishiguro? One of England’s most prestigious newspapers, The Times, has named Ishiguro one of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945.
Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, but moved with his Japanese parents to England when he was just five years old. He grew up speaking Japanese at home and speaking English at school and in his neighborhood. He did not return to Japan for a visit until he was 35 years old, so his knowledge of Japan and Japanese customs came from his parents, as well as from books and movies.
Ishiguro, who writes only in English, set his first two novels in Japan. Both books became bestsellers and won British literary prizes. His later novels have been set in England, but Ishiguro has said that he brings a Japanese way of thinking to his writing. Ishiguro says that he doesn’t feel completely Japanese or completely British and that this has had a good influence on his life. As the world is becoming smaller and more and more people live in multicultural societies, writers like Kazuo Ishiguro are bringing the world’s readers together in understanding each other’s cultures.
【解答】2015年度 追試験 第４問
問20 ③ 問21 ③
問23 ① 問24 ②