國中英語基測出現過 vacation 的考題。

Ruth: I’ve got two tickets for a football game. The Lions vs. the Sharks, front-row seats, next Saturday. Interested? You can take Jessica to the game.

Nate: How did you get the tickets?! They were all sold out months ago!

Ruth: And a table for two at Leeds.

Nate: Leeds?! But I called them yesterday and they said they were all booked for the year!

Ruth: Now it’s yours. You and Jessica can have a lovely dinner there after the game.

Nate: Wait a second. This is just not like you. What’s the catch?

Ruth: Well, you know this Friday I’m leaving for my vacation in London, and . . . .

Nate: And what?

Ruth: And I was thinking if Charlie could stay with you next week.

Nate: The whole week?!

Ruth: Please! I can’t just leave him in my apartment.

Nate: You know I hate that stupid dog! And he hates me too.

Ruth: Please! You’re my last hope.

Nate: I need to think about it.

Ruth: OK, but not too long.

book 訂位
1.
What does the catch mean in the dialogue?
A problem that is hidden behind something good.
A fact that everyone knows but never talks about.
An action that is right in one way but wrong in another.
A plan that starts well but ends badly.
2.
What does it mean in the dialogue?
Taking care of Charlie.
Having dinner with Jessica.
Going to London for vacation.
Going to the football game.
3.
What do we know from the dialogue?
Ruth had trouble booking a hotel room in London.
Ruth will go to London next Saturday.
Nate is the first person that Ruth thought of for help.
Nate is surprised that Ruth was able to book a table at Leeds.