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1.
When I was walking along the river, 1 saw some fish      out of the water.
are jumping
jumping
to jump
jumped
2.
This exam is      difficult.
much
a lot
little
quite
3.
Peter and his sister are asked to      their parents if they have to go home late.
call
believe
date
cheer
4.
With e-mails and telephones,      has become easier, and the world is getting smaller.
difference
experience
software
communication
5.

Chris: Which      looks better on me?

Penny: I think purple's better. You look great in purple.

size
grade
shape
color
6.
In the past, people thought it was a      idea to send e-mails and read news online, but now it is part of our everyday life.
simple
fresh
good
popular
7.
Listen! The baby      in the bedroom. Why don't you go in and take a look?
is crying
will cry
cried
cries
8.
Walter likes whales      of all the animals.
same
lots
more
most
9.

Becky: Do you like watching cooking programs on TV?

Diana: No, I don't, but my twin brother     . He's very fond of cooking.

is
do
are
does
10.
The factory has been throwing trash into the river for years. Now      must be taken to stop this.
chances
exercise
notes
action
11.
Actor David Piper became tired of talking about the movie      after he was interviewed about it many times.
that is famous for
that he is famous
he is famous for
he is famous
12.
Josh has planned to make a trip to New York and      some of his friends there.
visiting
visits
visited
visit
13.
Many people in big cities go to work by subway. Millions of     come in and out of the subway stations every day.
systems
waiters
tunnels
passengers
14.
If you want to be      in this job, you need to work harder than other people.
careful
polite
honest
successful
15.
My daughter is much      now. The pants she wore last year are already too short for her.
taller
higher
older
longer
16.
My brother doesn't live with us. He      out after he got married.
has moved
moved
will move
was moving
17.

Alex: When is Erin's birthday?

Kim: I think it's      March.

in
at
on
by
18.
Business at Jane's shop has not been good these days. And the new supermarket across the street only makes things    .
worse
more convenient
more boring
easier
19.
Today my art class      a picture of pink roses.
drew
draw
drawing
drawed
Here are the rules for a game calledTrip to Dreamland.”

20.
Below are the cards which four kids have taken since they began the game. Who has won the game?
21.
What can we learn about the game?
The cards can be used to decide where to start the game.
One can never begin his turn from Lion King.
The cards can be used to decide who goes first.
One can never get to Light Church at the first turn.

ES-ME is a fun computer program. Here is how it works:

  • First, tell ES-ME your birthday.
  • Then ask your question.
  • Finally, you will get an answer from ES-ME.

Below are the four questions people most often ask, and the funny answers they get.

Q1:   Will I get a good job?

ES-ME: Sure you will, if you are able to do a good job.


Q2:   When will I die?

ES-ME: You’ll know when the time comes.


Q3:   Can I find my true love?

ES-ME: Yes you can, if there’s true love in the world.


Q4:   What will be on my next school test?

ES-ME: It will be what you’ve been taught.

22.
What does ES-ME do?
It repeats questions.
It takes tests.
It collects ideas.
It gives answers.
23.
What does You’ll know when the time comes mean in the reading?
You can believe time is the best medicine for a broken heart.
You can know when you will die only when you are dying.
You will die when you get old.
You should know time flies and never waits.

Dear Maggie,

I know you won’t be happy but I still have to say this again. It hurts me to think that you’re going to 24 . I know you’ve always wanted to be like those actresses with big eyes and slim legs, but in fact you are already beautiful. What you are born with makes you special because nobody looks the same as you.

It worries me more that 25 . But sadly, there’s no quick fix to this, not even with the doctor’s help. If you don’t try to like yourself first, no one else will. People like you not because of your face, but because of your heart. You need to understand this first. Until you understand this, nothing is going to be different even if you have this change.

I truly hope you think this through again.

Love,
Linda

24.
change the way you are
give up being an actress
travel with a theater group
run away from your friends
25.
you’re too shy to talk with people
you don’t think you’re good enough
you don’t know what you’ve missed
you just don’t want to be like others

One hot summer afternoon, a rabbit went down to a river to drink some water. He saw himself in the river when he was drinking.

Look at my beautiful long ears!” the rabbit said to himself.I’m so proud of them. But my legs! They’re short and make me look stupid.

When the rabbit finished drinking, he raised his head and found a tiger was jumping on him. With his short legs, the rabbit began to run as fast as the wind. The tiger could not catch up with him.

I’m so lucky.said the rabbit happily when he stopped running. Five minutes later, the tiger appeared again. Just at the moment when the rabbit saw the tiger, the tiger caught him by his long ears. That was the end of the rabbit.

imply 隱喻; 暗示
26.
Which idea is NOT implied in the reading?
Ask others’ ideas before taking any action.
Even things we do not like can be useful.
People often fail to understand what may be important.
Beautiful things may bring trouble.
27.
What do we know from the story?
The rabbit was finally killed in his sleep.
The rabbit was able to run away the first time.
The tiger was proud of running fast.
The tiger caught the rabbit’s tail in the end.

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
28.
What does Frank think of their new language class?
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 thinks it is not easy to learn a dead language well.
He does not like the idea of learning a dead language, and he is afraid of Mrs. Filch.
29.
Why does Helen think it is a good idea to study Latin?
Because students have to learn it to know witches better.
Because it is a language that no one else knows.
Because many important books are written in Latin.
Because Mrs. Filch is the most famous Latin teacher at school.

The Metro Times

Oct 1, 2020


These years churches are in a calamitous state. To start with, the number of church-goers is dropping sharply (see Figure 1). Many say they do not belong to any church, and those who do go less often than they used to. Going to church appears less and less on people’s to-do list. Another worrying fact is that fewer and fewer young people go to church, which leads to an older church (see Figure 2).

And there is also the problem with money. Keeping a church door open is not cheap. Fewer people going to church means little money coming in. This makes it harder to keep a church open.

When the time comes for a church to close, there is little to do but to sell it. Churches that were lucky enough to find a buyer were put to other uses. Some were changed into restaurants or school gyms, and some even became nightclubs, for example. Churches that had little luck were knocked down in the end.

Just like a store that keeps losing business needs to think of ways to save itself, it is perhaps time for the church to try to win people’s hearts back and play an important part in people’s lives again. This is not something that one can simply pray to get an answer to.

figure
average 平均
30.
What does it mean when someone is in a calamitous state?
They are looking for a second chance.
They have serious trouble.
They lost interest in the outside world.
They try to change themselves.
31.
What can we learn about the church-goers from the report?
Between 1980 and 2005, few church-goers were younger than 50.
Between 1980 and 2020, the rising number of old church-goers has led to an old church.
In 2010, only 6% of church-goers were younger than 50 years old.
In 2020, the percentage (%) of church-goers drops to lower than half that in 1980.
32.
What is talked about in the report?
Where the church’s money goes.
How people decide to join a church.
What happens to churches that are closed.
Why people have stopped going to church.
33.
Below are four findings from other reports. Which does NOT agree with the idea of the report?
Of the 15 countries in the report, the percentage (%) of church-goers in some countries, like Denmark, is lower than 10%; in others, like Poland, the percentage is higher than 70%.”
Between 2003 and 2010, over 1,000 new churches were built in the country. This may sound like good news. During the same years, however, more than 2,000 were closed.
In the report, 33% of the people that were interviewed say they never go to church and another 33% say they used to. Only 15% go to church at least once a month.
Reports show over 90% of church-goers go to church because their fathers do. In the last 20 years, 49% of men under 30 have left the church. That means there’s a 90% chance that their children won’t go to church. This is hard for the church to take in.

Monica 34 the thin old man who lives next to her must be very poor and lonely. She often saw him wearing old clothes and sitting in the park by himself.

Last Christmas, when Monica was jogging in the park, the old man came up to her with a large bag on his shoulder. Monica guessed the old man 35 her for some money or help. But she was surprised to find many children following him. The old man took out a box from his bag and said to her with a big smile.Merry Christmas! I bought presents for everybody. This one is for you.At that moment, Monica understood her mistake and changed her idea about the old man. Since then, she 36 not to judge people by how they look. She now knows how people look is not the same as what they really are.

judge 判斷
34.
thinks
will think
is thinking
used to think
35.
would ask
asked
is asking
has asked
36.
has tried
is trying
tried
will try

In Andy's diaries, he wrote about his vacation in July.

diary 日記
come true 實現
37.
Which is true about Andy's vacation?
He enjoyed playing cards in his room.
It was different from what he wanted.
The beach he visited was dirty.
The weather was too hot for him to stay outside.
38.
Look at the calendar and the weather of Chi-chi Island for the month of July. According to Andy's diaries, when did he and his friends get there?
calendar 月曆
according to 根據
On July 4.
On July 16.
On July 19.
On July 2.
Can the Time Go Slower?
by Joanna Pitt
Can the time go slower?
I’m still thinking of
The answers.
Can the time go slower? My head is not Yet clear.
Can the time go slower? For me the rules of math are Too hard to remember.
Can the time go slower? My grade is what my father Really cares about.
So can the time go slower? My dear teacher, I don’t want to run behind others.
. . .
Oh NO! There are still lots of questions To be answered!
39.
What is the reading about?
Running at the school.
Taking a test.
Teaching math.
Learning driving.
40.
Why does the writer keep askingCan the time go slower?”
She is afraid that her father will be home soon.
She is missing her good old times.
She is worried that there’s not enough time.
She does not want to get old with time.

When we get wet, we need a towel to get ourselves dry. When a dog gets wet, all it needs is to shake its body. A study in 2010 showed that a wet dog can throw off half the water on its body by shaking for less than a second. In fact, this common act of dogs works better than a washing machine.

The study found that animal shaking begins with the head and ends with the tail. During a shake, the animal’s head, body and skin all move. Smaller animals must shake faster than bigger animals to get water off. For example, in one second, a rat can shake 18 times, a dog 6 times, and a bear 4 times. Bigger animals can get their bodies dry with fewer shakes.

For animals, shaking is not just about getting themselves dry. It is also about saving their lives. Being wet makes animals heavier, and that makes it harder to run. In the animal world, how fast an animal can run often decides whether it will live or not. Maybe that’s why the “wet-dog shakehas become a common habit of many animals.

skin 皮膚
41.
What does the reading say about shaking?
Shaking themselves dry may help animals run faster in dangerous moments.
Different animals’ shaking begins with different body parts.
Shaking is a way that animals use to make other animals scared.
Animals that are not kept as pets do the shaking better than those that are.
42.
What can we learn from the reading?
Larger animals get themselves drier at each shake than smaller animals.
Some animals shake more than they need to get water off.
The animal’s tail can help it run more quickly and easily.
The idea of washing machines came from the shaking of dogs.
43.
The four pictures below show how fast tigers, cats and mice can shake. From the reading, which picture is most likely correct?
likely 可能

Dear Wendy,

You ask me to send you a picture of my family. Here it is.

The picture was taken in our garden by my cousin. It took me some time to get everyone together. My younger sister, Gigi, was so excited about taking pictures. She made my mom stand between my two brothers, and made my dad walk to the back and then to the front. Finally, she had him sit down under the tree. She even made our dog, Rover, move three times, but Rover did not like the idea of taking picture, so he ran into his doghouse. I am the one behind the doghouse. As for Gigi, can you see where she is?

Karen

as for 至於
44.
Which is the picture that Karen sent Wendy?
45.
Who is she in the second paragraph?
Wendy.
Gigi.
Karen.
Karen's mother.

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