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Elsa: What does your cousin do?

Paul: She is a      and she works in her shoe store for twelve hours every day.


Elsa: Do you know anyone from Class A?

Jeff: No, I don't know any of     .

Jean drank lots of water to make her sore      feel better.
My dog Jimmy loves      with a comb. Every time I comb his hair, he will close his eyes and fall asleep.
being brushed
to brush
to be brushing

Angie: Did you see? Our school is finally getting a new softball field!

Pedro: It sure took them long     .

field 運動場,田賽場地
See? The strange man I saw yesterday      around my house again. Should I call the police?
to walk
and walked
is walking
I write down everything about work in my pink notebook;      it, I'd forget the things I should do.
     of my sisters are older than I am. I'm the youngest of the three children in my family.
Willy has changed a lot. He      get up early to do exercise. But now he wakes up late and is late for school every day.
volunteered to
used to
forgot to
hated to
Patty had a question in class so she      her hand.
lowered 放下,降下;放低
John wasn't careful with his driving and almost      the car in front of him.
Betty      fake watches when the police came.
was selling
is selling
has sold
We were so sure that Jerry      well on the difficult job. His past experience in other work showed he was the right guy for it. So when he failed, no one believed it.
had done
would do
has done
For the past twenty years, my father      in a school library. But he'll leave the job next month.
has worked
is working
It's not      to ask people how much money they make.
Our teacher gave us only one night to      our essay!
essay 論說文;散文,隨筆,小品文

Jane: I heard you went to Yangmingshan last spring vacation.

Dick: We not only visited the park      took a hot-spring bath. It was a great trip.

but also
by the way

Elsa: Did Eric buy any vegetables in the market?

Bob: No, he didn't, but he bought      fish.


Look at the picture and answer the questions.

What does the picture show?
A city.
A museum.
A farm.
A supermarket.
How many cows are there in the picture?

John Keats is one of the greatest English poets. He was born in London in 1795 and started studying to be a doctor when he was only fifteen. But after he finished his studies, he gave up the idea of becoming a doctor and decided to be a poet. He wrote and soon became an important poet.

Keats spent the last three years of his life writing a lot of beautiful poems. But he did not have a happy life at that time. In fact, he got seriously sick, and could not get married to the girl he loved. Still, he wrote about love and beautiful things in his poems. These poems have made many sad people happy. One of his famous poems is about fall. In this poem Keats showed his love for this world even in his bad health. Keats died at the young age of twenty-five, but both the poet and his poems will always be remembered.

poet 詩人
the last 最後的
What is the best title for the reading?
title 標題
How to Read Keats' Poems.
Great Poets Who Died Young.
Beautiful Poems about Love.
Keats' Life and His Poems.
What did Keats give up when he decided to write?
Getting married.
Being a doctor.
Helping sad people.
Becoming famous.
What can we conclude from the reading?
conclude 下結論
Everyone should learn to read poems.
A poet usually becomes famous after he dies.
Life could be short but art is long.
Being a doctor is better than being a poet.

John got a letter from his girlfriend, Mary.

Dear John,

I hate to write this letter, but I think it's time for us to say goodbye. I have a new boyfriend. My love for you has died. In fact, I'm going to get married next week. With this letter I give your pictures back to you. Would you also send back mine?


After John finished reading this letter, he was sad and angry. He then collected pictures of his sisters, cousins, and some friends. He put these pictures in an envelope with a letter in it.

Dear Mary,

I'm sorry, but I have too many girlfriends. I don't remember which pictures are yours, so I send you all these. Please find yours yourself.


collect 收集
What does Mary tell John in her letter?
She decides not to get married with her new boyfriend.
She does not love John anymore.
She wants a picture of John.
She wants John to write her a letter.
Why does John send Mary the pictures of his sisters and cousins?
He wants Mary to feel bad too.
He wants Mary to know them.
He wants Mary to find boyfriends for them.
He wants Mary to collect their pictures.

Olivia: Hi, Daniel. I have something to tell you. My brother can't drive us to Sunny City on Saturday. He has to work.

Daniel: Then we'll have to go by ourselves. Let me check the train schedule. How about if we take the 9:00 train?

Olivia: That's too early. I don't want to get up before nine on Saturday morning.

Daniel: Well, then, how about the one at eleven o'clock?

Olivia: I think that would be better. We could have lunch somewhere near the Sunny City Train Station before we go to the Art Museum.

Daniel: Don't you think that might make us a little late? We need to be back before five so that we can go to Alice's party.

Olivia: Oh, I forgot about that. Well, let's take some sandwiches with us. We can have our lunch on the train.

Daniel: Good idea.

schedule 時刻表
Why are Olivia and Daniel going to Sunny City?
To go to Alice's party.
To go to a museum.
To visit Olivia's brother.
To have lunch.
Which train do Olivia and Daniel decide to take to Sunny City?
The eleven o'clock train.
The twelve o'clock train.
The five o'clock train.
The nine o'clock train.

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.

What does ES-ME do?
It collects ideas.
It takes tests.
It gives answers.
It repeats questions.
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 should know time flies and never waits.
You will die when you get old.
You can know when you will die only when you are dying.

Jonathan wrote a letter to The ABC Cookie Company. Read his letter and answer the questions.

1234 Elvis Road
Memphis, Tennessee 38141
August 21, 2006

The ABC Cookie Company
5000 Elm Street
Los Angeles, California 90010

Dear Cookie Makers:

I've always enjoyed your Dark Chocolate cookies. I buy them all the time. I bought one box last week and the cookies inside had all broken apart. I had to use a spoon to eat them. I hope you will look into this matter. Thank you very much.


Jonathan Smith

Jonathan Smith

company 公司
broken apart 碎掉了
Where does Jonathan live?
In Tennessee.
At Tennessee.
In California.
At California.
What did Jonathan mean by this matter?
The company will not write back to Jonathan.
Jonathan buy the Dark Chocolate cookies all the time.
Jonathan is angry at the company.
The cookies had broken apart.

Daniel Radcliffe was born on July 23, 1989, in London, England. When he was just five years old, he already knew he wanted to become an actor. In 1999, he played the young David Copperfield in the TV movie David Copperfield. The same year, he was chosen from thousands of children to play Harry Potter in the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, which was shown in theaters in 2001.

He appeared again as Harry in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005). The next movie, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, will play in theaters in 2007.

Harry Potter 哈利波特
In what year was Daniel Radcliffe chosen to play Harry Potter?
How many Harry Potter movies played in theaters from 2001 to 2003?
What was the 4th movie in which Daniel Radcliffe played Harry Potter?
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

I was jogging with my dog this morning when I saw John Archer at a street corner. He was sitting on a bike with one of his feet on the ground. "He's waiting for someone," I thought. John and I were both in the ninth grade. He was a basketball player on our school team and was very popular with many girls. But I never talked to him before. He was not my type.

John saw me, too. He smiled. For a moment I thought he was smiling at someone else. But he was not. "Hi, Mary Jones," he said to me. "You have a cute little dog." I smiled but did not say anything, because I did not know what to say. "I'm here waiting for you. Would you...would you like to go to the movies with me?" he asked. I was very surprised. I never thought he would do this, and I never thought about going out with him.

I said "no," of course. But he seemed nice and friendly. Maybe I would go to watch him play basketball some day.

corner 角落
my type 我喜歡的類型
seem 似乎
What was John doing on the street when Mary saw him?
Waiting for someone.
Riding a bicycle.
Talking to a girl.
What does this mean in the second paragraph?
paragraph 段落
Being surprised to see Mary.
Playing basketball with Mary.
Asking Mary to go to a movie.
Smiling at Mary's dog.
What do we know about John and Mary from the reading?
They are both interested in movies.
They are in the same school.
They like each other very much.
They both enjoy jogging in the morning.

Doug: I hurt my ankle yesterday. Sorry I can't play basketball today, Peter.

Peter: No problem. I brought some board games with me. Do you want to play?

Doug: That'd be great. How about a game of Monopoly?

Peter: I was hoping you'd choose that. I haven't beaten you in a while!

Doug: Well, don't think my ankle is going to stop me from _____ again!

What is that'd contracting in the reading?
contracting 縮短形
That would
That should
That could
That had
What could you probably say about Peter with regard to Monopoly?
with regard to 關於
Monopoly 地產大亨(大富翁)是一種遊戲
Peter has lost most of the games.
Peter has usually quit in the middle of the game.
Peter has won most of the games.
Peter has not won for some time.
What word goes in the blank?

There are four classes in Albert Language School. Here are the numbers of students in every class.

Which class has the most girls?
Class A.
Class C.
Class D.
Class B.
Which classes have more boys than girls?
Class B and Class D.
Class A and Class B.
Class A and Class C.
Class C and Class D.

Josh: Do you know aboutpay it forward coffeeat Flora Café?

Eric: You mean you pay for a cup of coffee for someone poor to have it later?

Josh: Yeah. A cup of coffee is not much, but on cold winter days like today, it might warm them up a little. And maybe their hearts too.

Eric: But will Flora Café really give this cup of coffee to someone later?

Josh: Come on. I’ve known the shopkeeper well. He’s an honest man. He’s got a blackboard in the shop that says how many cups are paid for and how many have been given out.

Eric: But how will they know who to give? Anyone can ask for it, even if they’re not poor.

Josh: True, but then I guess they’ll just have to believe in people.

Eric: Perhaps. But will poor people go and ask for a free coffee? Won’t they worry about losing face?

Josh: Why do you always say things like that?

Eric: Well, it may happen.

Josh: Yeah, I know, but I still think it’s a good thing to do, and it gets people to care about others.

What does things like that mean?
Problems about the free coffee plan.
Good things free coffee will bring to Flora Café.
Ways to make the free coffee plan successful.
Trouble for people who go to Flora Café.
What can we learn about Josh and Eric?
Eric has more hope for the free coffee plan than Josh does.
Josh was not able to change Eric’s mind about free coffee.
They do not know whether Flora Café will do business honestly.
They found a way to make people feel OK to take free coffee.
What do we know about Flora Café from the dialogue?
Its blackboard shows if there are free coffees to be taken.
It has a way to know who really is poor.
People pay less for free coffee than other coffee.
Free coffee has brought it more business.

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