今日はややマニアックな問題、英語の同音異義語(発音は同じでつづり、意味が違う英単語)です。
私立高校で、それも、たまにしか出題されません。しかし、もし出たら、覚えている人は簡単に正解、知らない人はほぼ全滅というふうに、大きく差がついてしまう問題です。


上の文のどの単語と下の文のどの単語が同音異義語か、見つけてください。

基本問題

It takes ten minutes from here to the park.
I was surprised to hear the news.


(答)here ここに, hear 聞く

We should love our neighbors. neighbors:隣人
There are 24 hours in a day.

(答)our 私たちの, hour 時間

The world is not at peace now.
There is a piece of paper in my case.


(答)peace 平和, piece 〜枚

I want to write a book on American history.
Americans drive on the right side of the road.


(答)write 書く, right 右の

Can you see the dog over there?
They swim in the sea in summer.


(答)see 見る, sea

We can see the rising sun in the morning.
I have a son and two daughters.


(答)sun 太陽, son 息子

She lived there all her life. all her life:人生を通して
They couldn't finish their homework.

(答)there そこに, their 彼らの

I can play the piano, too.
He's two years old.


(答)too 〜も, two

I went to the shop to buy a book.
I bought a house by the sea.


(答)buy 買う, by 〜のそばに

I am hungry.
I have an eye for pictures.
an eye for pictures:絵を見る眼

(答)I 私は, eye

Did you know that she was once a singer?   once:かつて
No, I didn't.


(答)know 知っている, no いいえ


発展問題

He wants to buy a new car.
They knew each other very well.


(答)new 新しい, knew 知っているknowの過去形

He knows the truth of the matter. truth:真実、 matter:出来事
You have a nose in the center of your face.

(答)knows 知っているknow+3人称単数のs, nose

She lived in a house made of wood.
Would you like to have a glass of water?

(答)wood 木, would willの過去形

He got up at eight this morning.
I ate breakfast this morning.


(答)eight 8, ate 食べるeatの過去形

The wind blew hard all day.
A plane was flying in the blue sky.


(答)blew 吹くblowの過去形, blue 青い

I often meet her on the street.
They eat meat and vegetables.


(答)meet 会う, meat

To know a language is one thing, to teach it is another.
She won a beauty contest last summer.


(答)one 1つの, won 勝つwinの過去形

The book was read all over the world.
Don't write a letter in red ink.


(答)read 読むreadの過去形・過去分詞形, red 赤い

I have never seen a tiger.
I saw the scene of an accident on TV.
accident:事故

(答)seen 見るseeの過去分詞形, scene シーン、景色

A week has seven days.
Don't expose your weak point.
expose:さらけ出す

(答)week 週, weak 弱い

I'll wait till he comes.
My weight is only 50 kilogram.


(答)wait 待つ, weight 重さ

I saw deer in the zoo.
I love my dear children.


(答)deer 鹿, dear 親愛な

I walked through the village.
He threw a ball at me.


(答)through 〜を通って, threw 投げるthrowの過去形