Would you check my problems for the exam?

Discussion in '英語勉強フォーラム - Learning English' started by hirashin, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. hirashin

    hirashin Sempai

    Dear native English speakers,
    would you check my problems for the exam?

    問2 次の(  )に当てはまるものを記号で選びなさい。(2×16=32点)
    ①(   ) you ever heard of Curitiba?
    (ア)Are (イ)Do (ウ)Did (エ)Have
    ②Curitiba is home (   ) a large number of Japanese immigrants.
    (ア)to (イ)in (ウ)at (エ)on
    ③The city had a (   ) of about two million.
    (ア)popularity (イ)populate (ウ)populated (エ)population
    ④The city was suffering (   ) environmental problems.
    (ア)for (イ)to (ウ)from (エ)in
    ⑤They have solved many problems by (   ) excellent ideas.
    (ア)adopt (イ)adopted (ウ)adoption (エ)adopting
    ⑥Tha mayor began to (   ) drastic measures for solving these problems.
    (ア)make (イ)take (ウ)do (エ)have
    ⑦The city had a problem of poor public (   ).
    (ア)translation (イ)transportation (ウ)transformation (エ)transition
    ⑧ In Curitiba, there (   ) a replica of Kyoto's Kinkakuji Temple.
    (ア)were (イ)is  (ウ)are (エ)been
    ⑨"How much were the carrots?" "(   ) fact, I forgot to buy them."
    (ア)At (イ)In (ウ)from (エ)For
    ⑩He made a big mistake because of a (   ) of knowledge about Japanese culture.
    (ア)drastic (イ)lack (ウ)attention (エ)immigrant
    ⑪He shouted to (   ) people's attention.
    (ア)attractive (イ)attracted (ウ)attract (エ)attraction
    ⑫The mayor (   ) a new plan to build a large park in the city.
    (ア)ranged (イ)proved (ウ)announced (エ)suffered
    ⑬The girl won first (   ) in the piano competition.
    (ア)please (イ)price (ウ)prize (エ)pride
    ⑭This is a (   ) mistake among Japanese learners.
    (ア)common (イ)often (ウ)usually (エ)many
    ⑮This is one of the (   ) gardens in Japan.
    (ア)famouser (イ)famousest (ウ)more famous (エ)most famous
    ⑯A (   ) number of people came here to live after the war.
    (ア)many (イ)much (ウ)lot of (エ)large

    問3 次の数を解答欄に英語の綴りで書きなさい。(4点)
    ①3200万 ②5億 ③2万 ④80万

    問4 (   )内の語句を並び替えて、日本語の意味に合う英文を作り解答欄に書きなさい。文頭の語も小文字にしてあるので注意すること。(2×5=10点)
    ①その町は人口60万人だ。( has / 600,000 / a / the / population / of / city ).
    The city has a population of 600,000
    ②彼らの考えはとても効果的だとわかった。( very / proved / ideas / effective / their ).
    Their ideas proved very effective.
    ( the city / a better place / to / to make / live / his wish / was ).
    His wish was to make the city a better place to live.
    ( attention / has / the city / around / from / drawn / the world ).
    The city has drawn attention from around the world.
    Curitiba ( largest / the / in / city / the country / is / seventh ).
    Curitiba is the seventh largest city

    Thanks in advance.

  2. Michael2

    Michael2 Sempai

    Hi Hirashin. Most of them look good. I think you missed a capital letter on "from" in question 9, answer ウ though. Also, in question 15, answer ウ, I don't think there's anything wrong with "more famous". "One of the more famous" maybe sounds like something more famous than the average, whereas "one of the most famous" is more famous than almost all of the others, but it is heard very often.
  3. hirashin

    hirashin Sempai

    Thanks for the help, Michael2.
    Is the answer for 9 ウ "from"???

    Oh, I didn't know you can say "one of the more famous". I'll change the choice.
  4. Michael2

    Michael2 Sempai

    No, the answer is not "from" but like I said it needs a capital letter.
    Or, the other answers should all be lower case.
  5. hirashin

    hirashin Sempai

    Ah, I see. OK. I'll change "f" to a capital letter. Thanks.

    What about these choices for #15 ?
    (ア)famouser (イ)famousest (ウ)famousing (エ)most famous
  6. Michael2

    Michael2 Sempai

    I think "mostest famous" would be best for ウ as it is logically a good answer, but wrong, just like ア and イ. "famousing" is too obviously completely wrong.
  7. hirashin

    hirashin Sempai

    Michael2, You don't know how bad some of my students are in English. Some of them even don't know the word "our". So some of them may choose "famousing".
  8. Michael2

    Michael2 Sempai

    Oh, I know how bad some students can be, but you can't write exams based on that. You might as well not write the exam in that case. You have to write an exam based on the idea that you are testing the srudents on what they have been taught. In this case you should be testing them on their understanding of the superlative. Of course you could include "famousing" as it is wrong, but I don't see the point as doing so assumes that the students have no idea whatsoever as to the subect of the question.
  9. Julie.chan

    Julie.chan 後輩

    #9 Julie.chan, Jan 17, 2018
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2018
    I disagree. If "famousing" is a common mistake, then it should be included as a wrong choice. Not all audiences are going to make the same mistakes, and in particular native speakers are always going to make different mistakes compared to non-native speakers.

    Considered from the context of Japanese, the mistake makes sense, too. "-ing" in English is often similar to ~ている in Japanese (e.g. 読んでいる, "reading"), but ~ている can also often be used in a descriptive sense (e.g. 死んでいる, "dead", or 怒っている, "angry"), which "-ing" can never be used for. So it might, at least for some people, be an easy mistake to make.

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