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(暫定) 2013年度 京大英作文模範解答



 Today, lack of sleep has become a crucial problem one cannot overlook. This is partly because the whole society works on the premise that many people are awake late at night. The advent of better lightning might cause our inner clocks to go wrong. On the other hand, most schools and offices start at the same time as before. As a result, many come to suffer from a lack of sleep, and have difficulty concentrating during the day.

 When travelling in the southern hemisphere, I saw unfamiliar stars forming unusual shapes in the night sky. Some of these constellations were named after navigation devices or animals living in tropical areas. Although I am not very well-informed about how the constellations were named, I can understand to some extent what sailors hundreds years ago considered to be important or noteworthy.