Help 98年第一次基測

1.
Look at the picture. How many circles are there in the picture?
One.
Two.
Three.
Four.
2.
My brother enjoys having cold drinks, so he always puts his Coke in the ______ before he drinks it.
basket
bottle
package
refrigerator
3.
Sorry, but I didn't hear the question you asked. Could you please ______ it?
answer
repeat
say
understand
4.
Jim grew up with many animals at home and knows well how to ______ pets.
belong
get away from
take care of
wake up
5.
Connie took off her ______. She wanted to feel the grass with her feet.
shoes and socks
shirt and pants
cap and gloves
sweater and jacket
6.
The driving test is not very difficult, and most people are _______ to pass it.
able
afraid
correct
serious
7.
You can't _______ Tasty Bakery's meat pie! It's so delicious that even some restaurants in town order it.
cook
cut
hit
miss
8.
I write down everything about work in my pink notebook; ______ it, I'd forget the things I should do.
before
except
outside
without
9.
Playing in the water ______ lots of fun on a hot summer day.
is
are
has
have
10.
Dad always tells me not ______ only for tests. If that's all I'm doing, he says, I will soon lose interest in learning.
study
studying
studied
to study
11.
I can't believe you ate the ______ piece of pizza and didn't even leave one bite for me.
last
least
less
most
12.
At dinner time, I often enjoy telling Mom everything ______ at school.
happened
was happening
that happened
which happening
13.
Candy has decided to move to Taipei next year. When she studies in an art school there, she ______ with her aunt for five months.
lives
has lived
lived
will live
14.

Linda: Do you have to get up early in the morning?

Peter: Yes, I _______. I can't be late for school.

do
can
have
am
15.

Bob: When is Mr. Wang going to Japan?

Tim: On ____.

June
June fourth
the year 2010
June, 2010
16.

Harry: Tomorrow is Mom's birthday. Let's buy some flowers for her.

Cindy: Good idea. I know she likes ______ best.

chocolates
dresses
rings
roses
17.

Sue: Your hat looks so comfortable!

Ann: It's more than comfortable. If you wear a hat like ______, you won't feel cold on a windy day.

I
myself
one
this
18.

Ken: _______ is a boat ticket for children?

Paul: How old is your child? It's free for kids under three years old.

How long
How much
How often
How soon
19.

Amy: You look worried. What's the matter'?

Ted: I can't find my bicycle; I forget where I _______ it.

followed
parked
showed
stopped
20.

Mike: I heard there are many monkeys in this mountain. But I didn't see any of them last time when I was here.

Carl: Hope we can see ______ today.

another
others
some
themselves

Karen: Good morning, Sheryl. You look different today.

Sheryl: Really? Do I look thinner? I just 21 doing some work on my apartment.

Karen: I see. What did you do?

Sheryl: I 22 the apartment myself and got a new couch and coffee table for the living room.

Karen: It sounds like a big job. What colors did you paint your apartment?

Sheryl: Several different ones. Let me see... white, yellow, green, blue and pink.

Karen: So that’s why you 23 all those colors on your hair?

Sheryl: Oh, no!

21.
finish
will finish
finished
would finish
22.
paint
painted
was painting
would paint
23.
have
will have
had
would have

Dear Ming-hui,

How’s everything?

Summer vacation has started here. This is my second year in America. This year I have many chances to meet different people. My school thinks students should 24 . That’s why I was asked to work at a hospital. I didn’t get paid for the work, so at first I thought I was helping others. But later I found 25 . The work has changed me in a good way. I used to care only about my studies, but I’m different now. It made me feel good to see other people live better lives because of something I did for them.

I miss my friends in Taiwan. 26 next summer after graduating from high school. Let’s go to see our teacher Ms. Huang then. She’s going to have a baby next January.


All the best,

Yong-hong

graduate 畢業
24.
try to learn a foreign language
make some friends when we are on vacation
not only study hard but also try to help others
not worry too much about things we can not change
25.
it was a boring job
I was in fact helping myself
I could also get better grades
it was not easy to make money
26.
I’m going back home
You’ll know what to do
They should change their jobs
We should always remember to study hard

Four students of Class 705 want to take an art class next year. They took several tests last week. Here are their grades.

27.
Those who want to go to the art class must get 70 or above in English and math, and get 80 or above in pencil drawing and watercolor. How many students can go to the art class?
0.
1.
2.
3.
28.
Here is what the teacher wrote to one of the students.
You did great in drawing. Don’t be sad about your English grade. you’re almost there. I’m sure you’ll do better next time.
Who is that student?
Annie.
Denny.
Frank.
Sherry.

Mark: Anna, what are you listening to? I like that singer’s voice.

Anna: It’s Sam Austin’s “Never Is Never.

Mark: I never heard of him before. Where is he from?

Anna: He’s American, but many of his fans are in Korea. He’s my favorite singer now.

Mark: What’s special about his songs?

Anna: He writes his own songs. And he sings slowly, in a low voice. His songs move us because they are about the lives of teenagers like you and me.

Mark: That’s why this song sounds so different. Hey, can I borrow that CD for the weekend?

Anna: Uh . . . I’m afraid not. I bought it only two days ago. Can you wait until next month?

Mark: Sure, no problem.

Anna: He’s new, but he’s already very popular. You can learn more about him on the Internet.

Mark: O.K. Thanks.

move 感動
29.
What can we learn from the dialogue?
dialogue 對話
Sam Austin can both sing and write songs.
Mark has collected many of Sam Austin s CDs.
Anna will lend Mark the CD this coming week.
Teenagers like to listen to music on the Internet.
30.
Which is NOT true about Sam Austin’s songs?
They are sung slowly.
They are popular in Korea.
They are famous old songs.
They are written about teenagers.
There are four food shops on Amanda’s way to school. Here are their ads.
ad 廣告
31.
Amanda has to get to school before 7:00 this morning. On her way to school, where can she buy her breakfast?
At Papa Marko’s.
At Apple Tree Bakery.
At Good Taste Fast Food.
At Winnie’s Sandwich Club.
32.
Yesterday was Amanda’s eleventh birthday. Her parents took her to Winnie’s Sandwich Club for dinner. How much did they spend?
$300.
$360.
$480.
$540.
33.
Amanda passes these four shops every day on her way to school. Look at the map. Which place is most likely to be Amanda’s school?
A.
B.
C.
D.

(Susan visits Jenny for the weekend. She arrives at the train station of Jenny’s town in the afternoon. Susan is calling Jenny now.)

Jenny: Hello’?

Susan: Jenny! Why are you still at home? I said I would arrive at about four o’clock. It took me three hours from New Town Train Station to here. I’m really tired now.

Jenny: I see. But it’s just two o’clock.

Susan: Are you joking? It’s already 4:30!

Jenny: What? Wait a minute. Let me check my clock. Oh, no! It’s not working. I’m sorry. I’ll be at the train station as soon as I can.

Susan: O.K.

joke 開玩笑
34.
Why was Jenny late?
She was sleeping.
The train was late.
Her clock stopped.
She forgot her friend was coming.
35.
Look at the timetable. Which train did Susan take?
timetable 時刻表
1051.
505.
1609.
882.

They keep telling me:
Make the correct plan;
Think the correct way;
Ask the right question;
Follow the right way.

Are things as simple as black or white?
Can we really find in life any clear line?
I’m not happy with what they say;
I believe there is another way.

Listen to me!
Listen to me!
Can I have my own voice?
Can’t I tell my own stories?

I’ll know what I feel.
I’ll say what I think.
I’ll start my own trip.
Then I’ll make my own history.

by Harley M.

36.
What is the writer asking for?
A safe way to take a trip.
A chance to go his own way.
An idea for writing his stories.
A correct answer to his question.
37.
What does black or white mean in the reading?
Now or then.
Right or wrong.
Two broken lines.
The writer’s favorite colors.

The Purple Knife

This month’s movie for both young and old

The story

Molly Wilson is a shy little girl who lives in Glass Town. One day the people in her town get sick in a strange way. The wisest woman in the town says that Molly is the only person who can save them. She has to find a purple knife in the Black House of Ice Mountain all by herself. The house is so dark and dangerous that nobody ever went near it before. Experience Molly’s exciting trip and find out if she can save the people of Glass Town.

The best part

People find joy and hope in the wonderful magic world of The Purple Knife, where animals talk and people fly. The burning bridge is the most exciting part of the movie. It looks surprisingly realno one in the theater can take their eyes off it!

The weak part

The music is not as exciting as it should be during exciting moments. Also, the story ends too soon. People may leave the theater with some questions in their minds.

38.
What do we know about the story?
It does not happen in the real world.
Molly is too shy to save the people in her town.
The wisest woman is going to get the knife with Molly.
People in Glass Town get sick after they come back from Black House.
39.
What does the writer think of the movie?
The story is not exciting.
Its music is great for the story.
Some parts of it are bad for children.
The writer is unhappy about the way it ends.

Siena is an old city in the north of Italy. It began with a group of people living on its hills over 2,900 years ago. Around the year1 100, Siena became an important business center in Italy. In 1472, the first bank of the world was built in this city and has been doing business ever since.

Today Siena is famous for keeping itsold face.For example, its city walls, which helped keep the city safe in the past, are hundreds of years old now and look almost the same as before. Also, many old buildings are seen at the Piazza del Campo, the most important meeting place of the city. Few things have really changed in this center of public life for hundreds of years. Now people still go to the open space for sharing news, shopping, or playing sports. There is one more thing that helps keep Siena’s old face: cars cannot enter the city most of the time.

True, Siena is old, but it is beautifully old. People are welcome to visit this beautiful city and walk into the past.

building 建築物
40.
What is the best title for the reading?
A City of Love.
A City of Festival.
A Forgotten Old City.
A City Living in History.
41.
What can we learn from the reading?
The oldest bank in the world is in Italy.
A good way to get around Siena is by car.
Italy is making its cities beautiful with trees.
Walls that were built around Siena are not there now.
42.
Which is NOT true about the Piazza del Campo?
It is in Siena.
It is a public space.
It is a new business center.
It is kept almost as it was before.

In 2005, three rice farmers in Tainan, Taiwan, became famous because of the movie Let It Be. The movie shows how the three farmers live and work on the land. People are surprised by their stories and by their love for the land they live on.

For the farmers, the land is the only hope they see in life. They stay happy in the light of hope, whether the light is strong or weak. Even in hard times, the farmers still give thanks to the land and keep working happily on their farms. When their farms grow very little rice, they just laugh and say, “It’s OK. Don’t worry! We’re still living a happy life!”

That is the way many Taiwanese farmers live with their problems. They work hard and never ask for much from the land. All they want is to love and live for it. Because of the movie, the world can remember the farmers in Taiwan for their hard work and their “let-it-be” idea about life.

43.
What can we learn from the reading?
Taiwanese farmers need help from foreign countries.
The farmland in Taiwan is getting worse for growing rice.
Many farmers in Taiwan are happy in good and bad times.
Some Taiwanese farmers are trying new ways of growing rice.
44.
Which is NOT said about Taiwanese farmers in the reading?
They do more but do not ask for much.
They thank the land for what they have.
They often look on the bright side of life.
They work hard and are paid back with lots of rice.
45.
What does it mean?
The rice.
The land.
The movie.
The money.

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