國中英語基測出現過 speak 的考題。

Helen: Here, Frank, this is the schedule for this semester.

Frank: Thanks, Helen. Anything new?

Helen: Yeah. We're going to study Latin this year.

Frank: Latin? Isn't that a dead language? Why should we learn a language that is not spoken anymore?

Helen: Well, we should. Many important books are written in Latin.

Frank: And who's going to teach it?

Helen: Mrs. Filch.

Frank: What? That old witch? Well...Yeah...she is the BEST teacher for a DEAD language.

Helen: Don't be so mean, Frank. It's going to be interesting.

Frank: You know Mrs. Filch hates me. If I have to take her class, I'm dead!

schedule 功課表
witch 巫婆
mean 壞心腸的
1.
What does Frank think of their new language class?
He thinks it is not easy to learn a dead language well.
He thinks Latin is useful, and studying it will be interesting.
He enjoys Mrs. Filch's classes and thinks she is the best Latin teacher at school.
He does not like the idea of learning a dead language, and he is afraid of Mrs. Filch.
2.
Why does Helen think it is a good idea to study Latin?
Because many important books are written in Latin.
Because students have to learn it to know witches better.
Because it is a language that no one else knows.
Because Mrs. Filch is the most famous Latin teacher at school.