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
funding-raising. 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.