國中英語基測出現過 these 的考題。

When I was a child I could not wait to see the world. I grew like the spring flowers in the garden.

When I was a teenager, I could not wait to leave home. I did not want to follow any rules, and I was as angry as the burning sun in the summer sky.

But then, I learned to think carefully before doing anything. (Both good and bad things in the past became parts of my life, like autumn harvests for a farmer.

Now I am old. My body is weak, but my mind has become strong and clear because of those experiences in my younger days. I am like a winter leaf ready to take a good rest.

These are the four seasons of my life.

Elizabeth Owen

Ju1y 10, 2010

harvest 收穫
leaf 葉子
1.
What does four seasons mean in the reading?
Four kinds of weather.
Four times of life.
Four parts of the body.
Four parts of the year.
2.
Which is most likely true about the writer?
likely 可能
She tries hard to forget what happened in the past.
She is wiser than before.
She enjoys growing flowers in her garden.
She has a strong and healthy body.