ヒント146 TOEIC実践講座【18】Part7対策/前編

英会話上達研究会

TOEIC Part7「長文問題」に挑戦!

 

今月はリーディングセクションのPart7「長文問題」に挑戦です。

 

すでに昨年10月号と12月号で扱いましたが、今回は手紙文のタイプの問題を取り上げます。長文問題の手紙文タイプの問題の場合、まず着目するべきなのは、

 

1)誰が誰に宛てたものか?

2)差出人と受取人の人間関係はどのようなものか?

3)手紙の目的やその用件(感謝、謝罪、勧告、勧誘など)は何か?

 

この3点を理解することが大切です。それでは、早速問題にトライしましょう。
(株)旺文社のご協力のもと『新TOEIC TEST実戦セミナー<改訂版>』より出題

 

 

<例題> 

Questions 1-4 refer to the following letter.

 

KMO Real Estate Company
3265 Harvey St. North #509
San Diego, California92104
(642) 987-6534

 

Dear Mr. Ken Lee,

 

Thank you for your interest in our company.We have enclosed information about a few of the properties in your area.Over the last decade, investment in real estate has created more millionaires than any other type of investing activity, and you could be one of them.

 

KMO Real Estate has a proud history as one of the most professional real estate companies, managing thousands of properties.We have particular expertise in handling properties in Bay City, where you live.We can provide much valuable intelligence on potential investments in the area, and we can help you make the most of the great opportunities here.

 

We can 1) give you excluding information on purchasing investment properties; 2) educate you about the properties in terms of buying, selling and managing; 3) map out an investment strategy to make more money; and 4) answer all types of questions on investing.

 

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter.Smart investments in real estate could make you one of the richest people you know ―― allow us to share our expertise and show you how.I hope we can get together to discuss these opportunities in person.Call us at (642) 987-6534 for more information.

 

Yours sincerely,

Dan Toyohuku
Dan Toyohuku

(KMO Real Estate, Bay City Office)

  

 

1. What type of letter is this?

 

(A)  A real estate invoice to an investor

(B)  A response from the company to a current client

(C)  An invitation to invest in real estate

(D)  A description of Bay City properties

 

 

2. Who is most likely to pay attention to this message?

 

(A)  Realtors

(B)  Prospective investors

(C)  Financial advisers

(D)  Home buyers

 

 

3. What types of assistance does KMO Real Estate NOT offer?

 

(A)  Help in buying the right properties to make money

(B)  Provide information on Bay City property

(C)  Reselling properties that the investor currently owns

(D)  Help in developing investment strategies for prospective clients

 

 

4. What is the real estate company expert in?

 

(A)  Bay City properties

(B)  Financing and managing the right way

(C)  Creating millionaires

(D)  Private equity

 

 <ヒント>

property地所」、investment投資」、real estate不動産」、millionaire億万長者」、intelligence情報」、map out~~の細かい計画を立てる」、invoice送り状」、investor投資家」、realtor不動産業者」、prospective見込みのある」、financial adviser財務顧問」、be expert in~~を専門にしている」、private equity非公開株式

 

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