B Your classmate showed you the following message in your school’s
newsletter, written by an exchange student from the UK.
ー Hello, everyone. I’m Sarah King, an exchange student from London.
I’d like to share something important
with you today.
ー You may have heard of the Sakura
International Center. It provides
valuable opportunities for Japanese
and foreign residents to get to know
each other. Popular events such as
cooking classes and karaoke contests
are held every month. However, there
is a serious problem. The building is
getting old, and requires expensive
repairs. To help raise funds to
maintain the centre, many volunteers are needed.
ー I learnt about the problem a few
months ago. While shopping in town,
I saw some people taking part in
a fund-raising campaign. I spoke to
the leader of the campaign, Katy, who
explained the situation. She thanked me when I donated some money. She
told me that they had asked the town
mayor for financial assistance, but
their request had been rejected. They
had no choice but to start
ー Last month, I attended ta lecture on
art at the center. Again, I saw people
trying to raise money, and I decided to
help. They were happy when I joined
them in asking passers-by for donations. We tried hard, but there were too few of us to collect much
money. With a tearful face, Katy told
me that they wouldn’t be able to use the building much longer. I felt the need to do something more. Then,
the idea came to me that other
students might be willing to help.
Katy was delighted to hear this.
ー Now, I’m asking you to join me in
the funder-raising campaign to help
the Sakura International Centre.
Please email me today! As an
exchange student, my time in Japan
is limited, but I want to make the most of it. By working together, we can
really make a difference.
Class A Sarah King (firstname.lastname@example.org) サラ・キング(自筆)
問１ Put the following event (①〜④) into the order in which they happened.
【 18 】→【 19 】→【 20 】→【 21 】
① Sarah attended a centre event.
② Sarah donated money to the centre.
③ Sarah made a suggestion to Katy.
④ The campaigners asked the mayor for help.
問２ From Sarah’s message, you learn that the Sakura International Centre
【 22 】.
① gives financial aid to international residents.
② offers opportunities to develop friendships.
③ publishes newsletters for the community
④ sends exchange students to the UK
問３ You have decided to help with the campaign after reading Sarah’s
message. What should you do first? 【 23 】
① Advertise the events at the centre.
② Contact Sarah for further information.
③ Organise volunteer activities at school.
④ Start a new fund-raising campaign.