國中英語基測出現過 August 的考題。

On Teachers’ Day, we thank our teachers for their hard work. We also celebrate this day to remember Confucius, the great Chinese teacher from 2,500 years ago. Well, that’s everything we’re taught about Teachers’ Day. But, the first Teachers’ Day was not on Confucius’s birthday, and it was not about thanking our teachers.

In 1930, Mr. Tai Shuang-qiu and other teachers celebrated the first Teachers’ Day in Nanjing. But there was nothing to celebrate. Teachers were paid very little and not respected. These teachers took this chance to shout out their problems. They had Teachers’ Day on June 6 because the date was easy to remember and near the end of the school year. This action by Mr. Tai and the other teachers was welcomed and followed by teachers from other cities. In 1939, the government made Teachers’ Day a national holiday. However, it was on August 27, the day when Confucius’s birthday was celebrated. Not everyone hailed this decision: Teachers’ Day was never about Confucius, and Confucius couldn’t speak for all the teachers either.

One funny thing was that the government was wrong about the date of Confucius’s birthday. In 1952, people found out he was in fact born on September 28. That was when we started to celebrate Teachers’ Day on Confucius’s real birthday

respect 尊敬
government 政府
1.
What idea is talked about in the reading?
How teachers today feel about Teachers’ Day.
Why Confucius was seen as a great teacher.
Why Teachers’ Day was celebrated at first.
How Teachers’ Day is celebrated now.
2.
Which is true about Teachers’ Day from the reading?
Teachers decided to celebrate it on Confucius’s birthday.
It has been celebrated in Nanjing for over 2,500 years.
It was started by students for their teachers.
It used to be celebrated on different dates.
3.
What doesnot everyone hailed this decisionmean in the reading?
Not everyone cared about the decision.
Not everyone remembered the decision.
Not everyone heard about the decision.
Not everyone welcomed the decision.
4.
What does the writer try to do with this reading?
To tell a piece of history that few people know about.
To share a fun experience that was not common.
To talk about a problem that no one notices.
To give an example of an idea that is hard to understand.