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英検1級の二次試験の過去問題に挑戦!

『2009年度英検1級全問題集』旺文社の解答例を参考にして、作文してみました。

解答例は非常に高度で格調高い英文で書かれており、あまり参考にはならないと思いましたが、それでも話の展開の仕方やまとめ方は使えると思います。

・In my opinion, I think...
・I think you can say ...
・I'd like to discuss three ways that ...
・To sum up,...

「広告はわれわれの生活に影響を及ぼしすぎているか」
Does advertising have too much influence on our lives?

I have chosen the 1st topic, "Dose advertising have too much influence on our lives? In my opinion, I think you can say advertising does have too much influence on our lives. Then, how do they influence on us? Let me discuss three ways. The first is that some of advertising are so powerful that you are very likely to buy unnecessary things. You may regret it later but it's too late. That means you waste money. The second is that when you watch TV programs other than NHK, a government-supported broadcasting campany, you will be interrupted by TV commercials.
I don't know exactly how long those commercials take, but they appear several times in one program, so it would take 5to 10 minutes in total. I think it's a waste of time.
And last, advertising encourages people to buy unhealthy things like cigarettes, sugary soft drinks, and very high calory foods. The healthiest foodstuffs, like fruits and vegetables, are seldom advertised because they are not processed and do not yield high profits for advertisers. While advertising can be helpful, our lives have become too affected by print ads and TV commercials. To sum up, advertising influence on our lives a lot, so you keep in mind that you may be under mind control by advertisement to some extent.

ネイティブチェックなしですので、英語表現の間違いや不自然さなどは分かりませんが、
いろいろなことについて英語で表現できるようになったらいいなといつも思っております。


2009年09月27日 00:16

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