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次の会話は、「市の発展」をテーマとして、ある町で行われた住民による話し合いでのやりとりの一部である。[ ③ ]に入れるのに最も適当なものを、それぞれ下の選択肢のうちから一つずつ選べ。

Alice: The mayor has asked me to lead this meeting to discuss ways to develop our town. Tom,how about beginning with you?

Tom: Sure. If a new factory is built here,more people will move to our town. This would help local shops and restaurants because there would be more customers. Also,some of our residents working in the next town could find jobs here. Many people have complained about their long drive back and forth to work. Working closer to home would improve their family life by giving them more time to spend together.

Alice: Tom,are you saying that [ ① ]?

Tom: Yes,that´s correct.

Carol: Well,I think it would be better to build a shopping mall. It would be good for both customers and shop owners. When the new housing complex is completed in the northeastern part of town,people living there would be pleased with a nearby mall to shop at. Lots of my fellow merchants have been wishing they could move to a new place. Such a mall would be a benefit to shop owners because more people would visit their shops.

Rick: I agree. A mall would also be useful for people in other parts of town because they could do all of their shopping at one place. It would save everyone time,and families would enjoy their lives more. And the highway exit is in the same area. So,not only would people in our town shop at a mall built there but people from other towns would also have easy access to it. That would increase our local businesses´profits.

Carol: Right. It would make family life here much better as well as bringmore customers to our town.

Alice: So,you both feel that a mall would help [ ② ].

Leslie: I don´t think building a mall or opening a business is the only way to help our economy grow. We should find ways of using the beauty of nature,which our town is already famous for. It makes our town a nice place for families to live in.

Ellen: I think so,too. We should try to develop without changing the things that families living here and visitors enjoy. Using the beautiful scenery of our town in more creative ways would encourage people to come and live here. That would bring more money into our town.

Leslie: I completely agree. In the long run,our town will be hurt if its natural surroundings are not preserved.

Alice: So,Leslie and Ellen are talking about the importance of maintainingthe natural features of our town. Well,from our discussion so far,itseems everyone thinks,when developing our town,we should [ ③ ].Let´s see if there are any other points we need to take into account.
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    • build a large shopping center

    • consider residents´family lives

    • increase the number of employees

    • think of the natural environment