英検 準一級【単語・熟語テスト】試験3回分掲載

eiken-pre-1-vocabulary-test英検・TOEIC等の英単語

英検 準一級の大問1と同形式・同難易度の模擬テストを3回分(25問×3回=75問)用意しました。合格ラインは25問中20問正解、目標回答時間は15分。

大問1は文中の(   )内に、文脈に合う適切な語句を補うもので、単語21問+句動詞4問の合計25問が出題されます。

四択の語彙問題ですが、選択肢になっている単・熟語には、準一級よりも難易度の高い語が混じっています。でも正解となる単語さえ分かれば解けますので、気にせずどんどん解いていき、「もし間違った問題があれば、その正解になっている単語のみ覚えていく」のが効率的かと思います。

こうすると、ただ単語リストを見ているよりもしっかり覚えられ、問題を解き慣れることで、スピードアップを図るのにも役立ちます。

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英検 準一級 単語テスト 第1回

To complete each item, choose the best word or phrase from among the four choices.

(1) We’ll be out until the management agrees to (    ) .
   1 increase   2 tread   3 negotiate   4 obscure

(2) My friends paid me a (    ) about my work.
   1 leisure   2 compliment   3 vanity   4 appetizer

(3) Her (    ) complaints finally claimed the manager’s attention.
   1 persistent   2 intelligible   3 detailed   4 unfit

(4) Voice recognition technology is (    ) for general use.
   1 aggressive   2 relevant   3 readable   4 inadequate

(5) The inspection was a mere (    ) .
   1 streak   2 task   3 formality   4 consultant

(6) Germany failed to (    ) differences with France over this problem.
   1 rate   2 resolve   3 stagger   4 sympathize

(7) This medicine will (    ) your pain.
   1 suspend   2 sprawl   3 victimize   4 diminish

(8) The information will be kept strictly (    ) .
   1 unbelievable   2 extravagant   3 confidential   4 tasteless

(9) Dictionaries are expensive to (    ) .
   1 compile   2 prescribe   3 intimate   4 summarize

(10) The police tried to establish a (    ) for the crime.
   1 productivity   2 beam   3 verdict   4 motive

(11) The speech seemed to last (    ) .
   1 sprightly   2 indefinitely   3 luckily   4 tactfully

(12) This conclusion overlooks one critical (    ) .
   1 factor   2 inducement   3 facade   4 storage

(13) My main concern is to win a (    ) and study abroad.
   1 aggression   2 scholarship   3 fair   4 competitive

(14) Messages are listed in (    ) order.
   1 diverse   2 uncommon   3 chronological   4 colossal

(15) He was honest to (    ) his mistakes.
   1 compress   2 steep   3 heal   4 confess

(16) The music (    ) everyone in the room.
   1 fascinated   2 publicized   3 apprehended   4 regulated

(17) I cannot tolerate this type of (    ) behavior.
   1 renowned   2 irresponsible   3 behavioral   4 confusing

(18) The hills were (    ) with mineral wealth.
   1 pastoral   2 erratic   3 latent   4 tumultuous

(19) It’s impossible to (    ) a society without electricity.
   1 dissolve   2 propel   3 irritate   4 contemplate

(20)  (    ) exercise burns off calories and strengthens muscles.
   1 moderate   2 inseparable   3 curt   4 auxiliary

(21) I managed to get down another (    ) of the soup.
   1 reduction   2 mouthful   3 awareness   4 correspondent

(22) The garden party dragged on, and (    ) it began to rain.
   1 on the blink   2 at all costs   3 in the meantime   4 in no way

(23) Our professor promised to (    ) on the final exam for another week.
   1 weigh in   2 catch on   3 stick with   4 hold off

(24) He is young enough to (    ) from this disappointment.
   1 bounce back   2 pitch in   3 live up to   4 bring down

(25) I had saved a little to (    ) in case anything happened.
   1 put in for   2 win over   3 fall back on   4 skirt around

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第1回の解答と問題文の和訳

(1) 3 negotiate = 交渉する
We’ll be out until the management agrees to (negotiate).
経営側が交渉に応じるまで我々は仕事は行わない。

(2) 2 compliment = 賛辞
My friends paid me a (compliment) about my work.
友達は私の作品をほめてくれた。

(3) 1 persistent = 執拗な
Her (persistent) complaints finally claimed the manager’s attention.
彼女のねばり強い訴えがやっと支配人の注意を引いた。

(4) 4 inadequate = 不十分な
Voice recognition technology is (inadequate) for general use.
音声認識技術は一般的な利用にはまだ不十分だ。

(5) 3 formality = 形式的なこと
The inspection was a mere (formality).
査察は単に形式だけで簡単だった。

(6) 2 resolve = 解決する
Germany failed to (resolve) differences with France over this problem.
ドイツはこの問題に関してフランスとの意見の不一致を解決することができなかった。

(7) 4 diminish = 減少する
This medicine will (diminish) your pain.
この薬は痛みをやわらげてくれる。

(8) 3 confidential = 機密の
The information will be kept strictly (confidential).
その情報は極秘扱いにされます。

(9) 1 compile = (動)収集してまとめる
Dictionaries are expensive to (compile).
辞書の編纂にはお金がかかる。

(10) 4 motive = 動機
The police tried to establish a (motive) for the crime.
警察はその犯罪の動機を立証しようとした。

(11) 2 indefinitely = 際限なく
The speech seemed to last (indefinitely).
演説は果てしなく続くように思えた。

(12) 1 factor = 要因
This conclusion overlooks one critical (factor).
この結論は1つの重大な要因を見落としている。

(13) 2 scholarship = 奨学金
My main concern is to win a (scholarship) and study abroad.
私の主な関心事は奨学金を獲得して留学することです。

(14) 3 chronological = 年代順の
Messages are listed in (chronological) order.
伝言は時間順に並べられている。

(15) 4 confess = 白状する
He was honest to (confess) his mistakes.
彼は正直に自分の誤りを白状した。

(16) 1 fascinate = ~を魅惑する
The music (fascinated) everyone in the room.
その音楽に部屋中の人たちはみなうっとりした。

(17) 2 irresponsible = 無責任な
I cannot tolerate this type of (irresponsible) behavior.
この種の無責任なふるまいには我慢できない。

(18) 3 latent = 潜在する
The hills were (latent) with mineral wealth.
その丘陵地帯には鉱物資源が眠っていた。

(19) 4 contemplate = 熟考する
It’s impossible to (contemplate) a society without electricity.
電気のない社会を考えることは不可能だ。

(20) 1 moderate = 中くらいの
(Moderate) exercise burns off calories and strengthens muscles.
適度な運動はカロリーを消費させ筋肉を強化する。

(21) 2 mouthful = ひと口分
I managed to get down another (mouthful) of the soup.
スープをもうひと口辛うじて飲みくだした。

(22) 3 in the meantime = その間に
The garden party dragged on, and (in the meantime) it began to rain.
ガーデン・パーティーはだらだらと続いたが、そのうちに雨が降り始めた。

(23) 4 hold off = 延期する
Our professor promised to (hold off) on the final exam for another week.
教授は期末試験を一週間延期すると約束した。

(24) 1 bounce back = 立ち直る
He is young enough to (bounce back) from this disappointment.
彼は若いからすぐこの失意から立ち直るよ。

(25) 3 fall back on = ~を当てにする
I had saved a little to (fall back on) in case anything happened.
不時の備えに少々貯金をしておいた。

英検 準一級 単語テスト 第2回

To complete each item, choose the best word or phrase from among the four choices.

(1) The balloon (    ) as Bob was blowing it up.
   1 sprinkle   2 contradict   3 burst   4 stray

(2) IT has become an (    ) part of our lives.
   1 integral   2 previous   3 civic   4 derivative

(3) The country is particularly (    ) to attract investment from Japan.
   1 incomplete   2 resolute   3 horizontal   4 keen

(4) Appropriate storage can (    ) the freshness of fruit several days.
   1 reveal   2 extend   3 magnify   4 defy

(5) He was adopted as David’s (    ) .
   1 successor   2 cause   3 disgrace   4 agonize

(6) Old people are necessarily more (    ) than young people.
   1 invaluable   2 biting   3 conservative   4 sentimental

(7) He had the (    ) voice in the discussion.
   1 executive   2 nomadic   3 attentive   4 predominant

(8) You may disapprove of me but I have my self (    ) .
   1 version   2 esteem   3 ordeal   4 rage

(9) You’re deliberately trying to (    ) me, aren’t you?
   1 repay   2 unsettle   3 disperse   4 provoke

(10)  (    ) 3 from 10, you get 7.
   1 subtract   2 terrify   3 haunt   4 dredge

(11) The bank lent me the money on very (    ) terms.
   1 unbroken   2 favorable   3 circular   4 naughty

(12) Her natural (    ) prevented her from being spoilt by fame.
   1 enactment   2 combination   3 similarity   4 modesty

(13) He was gripped by an irresistible (    ) to travel.
   1 clue   2 campaigner   3 capacity   4 impulse

(14) I asked her to (    ) my good wishes to Mrs. Little.
   1 convey   2 censure   3 grope   4 dilate

(15) Streetcars were (    ) by subways.
   1 grind   2 waive   3 supplant   4 embezzle

(16) The accused bore a strong (    ) against the judge.
   1 fodder   2 resentment   3 load   4 gradient

(17) It seemed very (    ) that he did not report it to the police.
   1 dense   2 valueless   3 peculiar   4 decimal

(18) His performance did not (    ) with his promises.
   1 stir   2 disclose   3 navigate   4 correspond

(19) The police (    ) the demonstrators.
   1 displease   2 disperse   3 specialize   4 sift

(20) The Himalayas form the natural (    ) of India on the north.
   1 plot   2 realization   3 boundary   4 daylight

(21) It was (    ) that he suddenly took a break from the rock star life.
   1 opaque   2 amazing   3 striped   4 offensive

(22) The package will have a tracking number if you (    ) international express delivery service.
   1 opt for   2 figure out   3 collide with   4 foot the bill

(23) He never (    ) anything very long.
   1 go under   2 put forth   3 stick to   4 make for

(24) I will (    ) this desk for the time being.
   1 make do with   2 dig up   3 spring from   4 hand out

(25) They have won five championships (    ) .
   1 at large   2 in vain   3 on the spot   4 in a row

第2回の解答と問題文の和訳

(1) 3 burst = 破裂する
The balloon (burst) as Bob was blowing it up.
風船はボブがふくらましている時に割れた。

(2) 1 integral = 不可欠な
IT has become an (integral) part of our lives.
ITは私たちの暮らしに不可欠なものになっている。

(3) 4 keen = 熱望して
The country is particularly (keen) to attract investment from Japan.
その国は日本からの投資を誘致するのに特に熱心だ。

(4) 2 extend = 延長する
Appropriate storage can (extend) the freshness of fruit several days.
きちんと保存すれば数日程度はフルーツの鮮度を長持ちさせることができる。

(5) 1 successor = 後継者
He was adopted as David’s (successor).
彼はデイヴィッドの後継者に選ばれた。

(6) 3 conservative = 保守的な
Old people are necessarily more (conservative) than young people.
年配者は若者に比べてどうしても保守的になってしまう。

(7) 4 predominant = 有力な
He had the (predominant) voice in the discussion.
彼はその討議で最も有力な発言をしていた。

(8) 2 esteem = 尊敬
You may disapprove of me but I have my self (esteem).
あなたは私のことを認めてくれないかもしれないが私には私なりの自尊心がある。

(9) 4 provoke = 怒らせる
You’re deliberately trying to (provoke) me, aren’t you?
あなたはわざと私を怒らせようとしているのでしょう?

(10) 1 subtract = 引く
(Subtract) 3 from 10, you get 7.
10引く3は7。

(11) 2 favorable = 好意的な
The bank lent me the money on very (favorable) terms.
銀行は非常な好条件で私に融資してくれた。

(12) 4 modesty = 謙虚さ
Her natural (modesty) prevented her from being spoilt by fame.
生来謙虚なので彼女は名声に毒されずにすんだ。

(13) 4 impulse = 衝動
He was gripped by an irresistible (impulse) to travel.
彼は旅に出たいという抑えきれない衝動に支配されていた。

(14) 1 convey = 伝える
I asked her to (convey) my good wishes to Mrs. Little.
リトルさんによろしくお伝えいただくよう彼女に頼んだ。

(15) 3 supplant = 取って代わる
Streetcars were (supplanted) by subways.
路面電車は地下鉄に取って代わられた。

(16) 2 resentment = 憤り
The accused bore a strong (resentment) against the judge.
被告はその裁判官をひどく恨んだ。

(17) 3 peculiar = 変な
It seemed very (peculiar) that he did not report it to the police.
彼がそれについて警察に報告しなかったのはとても妙なことだ。

(18) 4 correspond = 一致する
His performance did not (correspond) with his promises.
彼の実行は約束どおりではなかった。

(19) 2 disperse = 追い散らす
The police (dispersed) the demonstrators.
警官隊はデモ隊を追い散らした。

(20) 3 boundary = 境界
The Himalayas form the natural (boundary) of India on the north.
ヒマラヤ山脈はインド北部の自然の境界となっている。

(21) 2 amazing = 驚くべき
It was (amazing) that he suddenly took a break from the rock star life.
彼が突然ロックスターの生活を捨てたのは驚きだった。

(22) 1 opt for = ~のほうを選ぶ
The package will have a tracking number if you (opt for) international express delivery service.
国際速達便をご利用頂くと、荷物に追跡番号をつけることができます。

(23) 3 stick to ~ = 〜をやり続ける
He never (sticks to) anything very long.
彼は何事にも長続きしない。

(24) 1 make do with = (あり合わせのもの)で済ます
I will (make do with) this desk for the time being.
当分はこの机で間に合わせようと思います。

(25) 4 in a row = 連続で
They have won five championships (in a row).
彼らは5回連続優勝した。

英検 準一級 単語テスト 第3回

To complete each item, choose the best word or phrase from among the four choices.

(1) We will (    ) legal action against you if the situation does not improve.
   1 inherit   2 devise   3 regain   4 initiate

(2) The president ordered the factory to operate at full (    ) .
   1 limitation   2 capacity   3 clearness   4 necessity

(3) He is graduating this year and his future is (    ) .
   1 uncertain   2 parallel   3 startling   4 inexperienced

(4) I have only a (    ) memory of my grandparents.
   1 solemn   2 delightful   3 vague   4 artistic

(5) He sat on a chair with his legs (    ) .
   1 prescribing   2 suspending   3 recreating   4 dangling

(6) You can access an (    ) amount of information on the Internet.
   1 impulsive   2 enthusiastic   3 enormous   4 unintentional

(7) The width of the road is (    ) for safe driving.
   1 insufficient   2 convertible   3 singular   4 fruitless

(8) Some athletes go on (    ) diets.
   1 worldwide   2 improper   3 cognitive   4 dietary

(9) Please give me an accurate and (    ) report.
   1 pointless   2 illiterate   3 cellular   4 concise

(10) The goalkeeper must wear different colors to (    ) him from the other players.
   1 advocate   2 distinguish   3 enlarge   4 extinguish

(11) He switched his major from economics to (    ) .
   1 sociology   2 counterpart   3 pleasure   4 stack

(12) She spent a (    ) night praying for her daughter’s safe return.
   1 undesirable   2 bright   3 restless   4 muscular

(13) There being no friction, the linear motor train can reach (    ) speeds.
   1 legislative   2 innate   3 incredible   4 loving

(14) The (    ) of the movie wasn’t anywhere near as good as the first one.
   1 inquiry   2 conscience   3 famine   4 sequel

(15) The teacher (    ) John the longest chapter.
   1 omitted   2 alloted   3 designated   4 chastened

(16) We were not allowed to (    ) what was in the envelope.
   1 disclose   2 animate   3 restart   4 undergo

(17) That report is based upon (    ) .
   1 draft   2 distrust   3 supposition   4 recession

(18) The thunder was almost (    ) with the lightning.
   1 motionless   2 dense   3 requisite   4 simultaneous

(19) A (    ) of bees are busily working in the field.
   1 acquaintance   2 swarm   3 modesty   4 plague

(20) They make (    ) trips to Europe.
   1 frequent   2 cerebral   3 leafy   4 motley

(21) He continues to (    ) that he is innocent.
   1 insinuate   2 assert   3 snip   4 confuse

(22) We can (    ) this job in another week.
   1 pass over   2 dispose of   3 wrap up   4 seize on

(23) Don’t turn the hands of a clock (    ) .
   1 the other way around   2 in shape   3 on the spot   4 in no way

(24) I will call you when things (    ) for me.
   1 fire up   2 tear down   3 rise above   4 settle down

(25) The airline’s service did not (    ) our expectations.
   1 hold over   2 measure up to   3 stand by   4 phase out

第3回の解答と問題文の和訳

(1) 4 initiate = 新たに始める
We will (initiate) legal action against you if the situation does not improve.
状況が改善されなければあなたに対して法的措置を開始する。

(2) 2 capacity = 能力
The president ordered the factory to operate at full (capacity).
工場をフル操業するよう社長は命じた。

(3) 1 uncertain = はっきり分からない
He is graduating this year and his future is (uncertain).
彼は今年卒業だがその後の進路は定まっていない。

(4) 3 vague = あいまいな
I have only a (vague) memory of my grandparents.
私は祖父母のことはぼんやりとした記憶しかない。

(5) 4 dangle = ぶら下がる
He sat on a chair with his legs (dangling).
彼は両足をぶらぶらさせながらいすに座っていた。

(6) 3 enormous = 巨大な
You can access an (enormous) amount of information on the Internet.
君はインターネットで膨大な量の情報を入手できる。

(7) 1 insufficient = 不十分な
The width of the road is (insufficient) for safe driving.
その道路の幅は安全運転に十分でない。

(8) 2 improper = 不適切な
Some athletes go on (improper) diets.
間違ったダイエットをしているスポーツ選手がいる。

(9) 4 concise = 簡潔な
Please give me an accurate and (concise) report.
正確で簡潔な報告を下さい。

(10) 2 distinguish = 区別する
The goalkeeper must wear different colors to (distinguish) him from the other players.
ゴールキーパーはほかの選手と区別がつくような違った色のユニフォームを着なければならない。

(11) 1 sociology = 社会学
He switched his major from economics to (sociology).
彼は経済学から社会学に専攻を変えた。

(12) 3 restless = 落ち着かない
She spent a (restless) night praying for her daughter’s safe return.
彼女は娘の無事な帰宅を祈って眠れぬ夜を過ごした。

(13) 3 incredible = 信じられない
There being no friction, the linear motor train can reach (incredible) speeds.
リニアモーターカーは摩擦がないので信じられないようなスピードを達成できるのです。

(14) 4 sequel = 続編
The (sequel) of the movie wasn’t anywhere near as good as the first one.
その映画の続編は1作目にはとても及ばなかった。

(15) 2 allot = 割り当てる
The teacher (allotted) John the longest chapter.
先生はジョンに一番長い章を割り当てた。

(16) 1 disclose = 明らかにする
We were not allowed to (disclose) what was in the envelope.
私たちは封筒の中身を明らかにすることは許されていなかった。

(17) 3 supposition = 想像
That report is based upon (supposition).
その報告は想像に基づいている。

(18) 4 simultaneous = 同時に起こる
The thunder was almost (simultaneous) with the lightning.
雷鳴は稲妻とほとんど同時だった。

(19) 2 swarm = 大群
A (swarm) of bees are busily working in the field.
野原でハチの群れが忙しそうに働いている。

(20) 1 frequent = しばしば起こる
They make (frequent) trips to Europe.
彼らはしばしばヨーロッパ旅行をする。

(21) 2 assert = 主張する
He continues to (assert) that he is innocent.
彼は無実であることを主張し続けている。

(22) 3 wrap up = 滞りなく終える
We can (wrap up) this job in another week.
私たちはこの仕事をもう1週間で仕上げられる。

(23) 1 the other way around = 逆に
Don’t turn the hands of a clock (the other way around).
時計の針を逆に回してはいけない。

(24) 4 settle down = くつろぐ
I will call you when things (settle down) for me.
落ち着いたら電話します。

(25) 2 measure up to = (期待・標準など)にかなう
The airline’s service did not (measure up to) our expectations.
その航空会社のサービスは私たちの期待を裏切った。

 

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