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次の英文を読み、下記の問いに答えよ。

(1) The first thing many of us do on vacation is to remove our watch. (2) It's amazing how much lighter this can make us feel. Forgetting time completely, however, isn't (3) that easy. For the first few days we are likely to glance at our bare wrist repeatedly, look about for the closest clock, or ask any watch-wearing person we see (4) for the time.

If the vacation goes well, though, the questions stop. The answer doesn't matter. There is no real need to know the time. Our bodies are actually happier (A) when they don't know what time it is. At least not what time the clock records. Bodies keep their own time. They tell us (B) when it's time to sleep, wake up, and eat. And on those rare occasions (C) when we can (5) live according to its time, our body lets us know how grateful it is. It relaxes.


1.下線部(1)を和訳せよ。

2.下線部(2)のItは何を指すか。

(a) The first thing

(b) to remove our watch

(c) our watch

(d) how much lighter this can make us feel

3.下線部(3)と同じ用法のthatを選べ。

(a) Is that true?

(b) That man over there is our teacher

(c) If you are that rich, why do you need my money?

(d) I know that you don't like me

4.下線部(4)は何にかかるか。ask

5.下線部(5)の意味に最も近いものを選べ。

 (a)体の求める時間に合わせて生活する。

 (b)休暇のために立てたスケジューレに従って生活する。

 (c)時間を無視して生活する。

 (d)ゆったりした生活を送る。

6.下線部(A)〜(C)と同じ用法のwhenを選べ。

 (a) They lived in an age when there were neither trains nor cars

 (b) It was past nine o'clock when we arrived in New York

 (c) Do you know when the next bus leaves for Osaka?

7.本文の内容に最も近いものを1つ選べ。

 (a) On vacation we are obliged to remove our watch, forgetting time easily.

 (b) We feel amazingly lighter without a watch.

 (c) We are inclined to ask someone for a watch before vacation.

 (d) Our bodies are happier when they function in accordance with the clock.

 (e) Our bodies are reluctant to sleep, wake up, and eat.


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