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Grace: Wow! Is your room always this     ?

Bianca: Well, I like to put everything in the tight place.

warm
quiet
bright
tidy
2.
Sam was feeling     , so he went to the kitchen to get some food.
full
awake
hungry
thirsty
3.
It's      me a lot of time to find out what I really want to do in the future.
taking
paying
using
spending
4.
I need someone      his work to takeout the garbage for me.
finished
who has finished
has finished
finish
5.
The      light was broken so the drivers treated it like a stop sign.
car
gas station
road
traffic
6.

Pete: I really like your bag. Is it     ?

Jane: I don't know how much it is. Ii's my brother's.

expensive
heavy
strong
useful
7.
If the weather is fine this weekend, my family      to the beach for two days.
go
will go
went
have gone
8.
Megan went to a movie and      she went to a market.
then
since
after
so
9.
Look at the picture. How many circles are there in the picture?
Three.
Two.
One.
Four.
10.
The color      this jacket is too bright for my liking.
liking 喜歡;愛好
of
on
in
covering
11.
The test was very hard, but      Adam and Samantha got 100%.
either
each
only
both
12.
Victoria's little daughter has beautiful big eyes. Everyone says she is just like a pretty     .
poster
doll
pair
ball
13.
B&J Café      known as the tallest building in town. However, O&G Restaurant became the tallest building in 2010.
had been
would be
has been
is
14.
Amy's father is very sick. The doctors can do nothing for him, so Amy went to the temple to      for him.
pray
care
count
look
15.
You will become a good learner if you      the tips your teachers talk about.
follow
ask
answer
do
16.

Susan: Do you know      you have talked on the phone? Aren't you thirsty?

Walter: Oh, come on! I've only talked for thirty minutes!

how old
how many
how often
how long
17.
Julia is so tall that when she holds a ball      her head, no one in her classroom can touch it.
below
above
around
off

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!

18.
What is that'd contracting in the reading?
contracting 縮短形
That had
That could
That should
That would
19.
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 usually quit in the middle of the game.
Peter has lost most of the games.
Peter has not won for some time.
Peter has won most of the games.
20.
What word goes in the blank?
running
winning
losing
playing

What comes to your mind when you hear the wordtwins”? Born on the same day? Looking almost the same? Or having the same hobbies? Well, I have a twin brother who was born on a different day from me. We do not look very much alike and we are always interested in different things.

Twelve years ago, my brother, Wayne, was born at eleven fifty-eight on the night of May 28. Five minutes later, I was bornon May 29. Since the time we were born, I have always been heavier and stronger than Wayne, so people usually think I am the older brother.

But Wayne is always smarter than I. He loves reading and learns many things quickly. He knows a lot about animals, although he does not spend much time with our dogs and birds. He knows a lot about bicycles, but never likes to ride bikes as much as I do.

Though we are very different, I love my brother very much. I hope both of us can have a happy life in the future.

twins 雙胞胎
alike 相像
21.
Which is most likely the picture of the twins in the reading?
most likely 最有可能
22.
What do we know about the twins?
They have the same interests.
They were born on the same day.
They both want to be teachers in the future.
They are twelve years old.
23.
Which is true about the writer?
He is the older one of the twins.
He does not like to stay with his brother.
He does not enjoy riding a bicycle.
He has several pets.

Did you know the meaning of a word may change over time? Many English words we know now had different meanings a long time ago. One example is the word nice.

Around the year 1300, nice was first used in English to meanstupid.’ Two hundred years later, nice began to carry abettermeaning. If people said a book was written nicely, they meant the book was writtenclearly’ orcarefully,’ notstupidly.’ After 1800, nice began to take its modern meanings likekind’ orfriendly.’ Since then, people have thought of nice as a word withgoodmeanings.

Agoodchange of a word’s meaning like this example of nice is called AMELIORATION. Though we don’t use nice to meanstupid’ anymore, it is fun to know how much a word’s meaning can change from its start!


For more examples of AMELIORATION, see next page.

meaning 意思;意義
24.
Here are four sentences from the Word Museum. Which is most likely to appear on the next page?
likely 可能
The word terrific used to meanterrible,’ but now it meansexcellent.’
The word girl used to meana young person,’ but now it meansa young woman.’
The word silly used to meanhappy,’ but now it meansstupid.’
The word telephone is cut short to phone, but the two words mean the same thing.
25.
What can we learn about the word nice?
It was used to talk about an important person around 1800.
It was first used in English around 1100.
It still keeps its old meaning that was used around 1300.
It started to meanclear’ around 1500.

Dear Grandma,

I’ve been in Bluelake for two months now. It’s a beautiful small city. Schools here begin at the end of August. I like my school and I’m having a great time teaching Art History here.

I’m now living in an apartment with a friend. From the window of my bedroom, I can see a beautiful green hill with flowers and trees.

Many people go there to have a picnic or to fly kites. I enjoy taking a walk there every day after work and watching the people.

I miss you very much, Grandma, and I hope you can come and visit me here some day.

Love,

Jude

26.
What is Bluelake?
An art museum.
A park.
A school.
A city.
27.
What is Jude doing in Bluelake?
Taking a vacation.
Visiting a friend.
Studying.
Working.
28.
Which picture best shows what Jude sees out of his bedroom window?

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.

29.
What do we know about the story?
People in Glass Town get sick after they come back from Black House.
Molly is too shy to save the people in her town.
It does not happen in the real world.
The wisest woman is going to get the knife with Molly.
30.
What does the writer think of the movie?
Its music is great for the story.
The writer is unhappy about the way it ends.
Some parts of it are bad for children.
The story is not exciting.

Mount St. Helens in Washington State, USA, woke up in March 1980 after 31 quiet for more than one hundred years. On March 20, there was a 4.1 earthquake in the area. After that, the area felt many more earthquakes. Finally, on May 18, the volcano erupted and killed dozens of people.

The eruption destroyed the whole top of the mountain. Before, Mount St. Helens was 2975 meters 32; after the eruption, it was about 2600 meters. Scientists think that it 33 erupt again in a few hundred years.

earthquake 地震
volcano 火山
erupt; eruption 爆發
destroy 毀壞
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stay
stayed
staying
stays
32.
deep
wide
tall
long
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may be
may
always
sure

When I was a little girl, my family lived in a small village. There was a very beautiful river near my home. The water was clean and cool. I liked to go fishing there with my mom. We would catch fish, look for clams and play in the water. There were also a lot of birds near the river. We would spend all day watching the birds. Life was beautiful and wonderful in the old days.

Now my family lives in the city. Last Sunday my daughter asked me to take her to see the beautiful river I was always talking about. "I want so much to go fishing there with you and grandma," she said.

When we went to the river, we only saw a factory and a mountain of garbage. My mom was surprised, my daughter was disappointed, and I was sad --- the river was my best friend; I grew up with it. Now there are no fish in it; the birds are gone, too. I hear it crying for help. But what can I do?

river 河流
clam 蛤; 蚌
disappoint 失望
34.
When the writer went back to see the river, what did she find?
The pollution in the river was very serious.
The river was a good place for children to play.
There were no fish in the river because too many people went fishing.
Bird-watching was more and more popular along the river.
35.
Who is the Grandma in the reading?
The writer.
The writer's daughter.
The writer's grandmother.
The writer's mom.
36.
What did the writer mean when she said, "I grew up with it"?
She grew well by eating fish and clams from the river.
She spent much time playing around the river.
She helped clean the garbage out of the river.
She had many friends who lived near the river.

Look at the bus route map and answer the questions.

route 路線
37.
Which is true about the bus route?
The bus crosses three bridges in the city.
There is no stop near Anna's Bookstore.
The bus does not pass Park Street.
You can get off at Stop (2) to visit the Hat Factory.
38.
Wilson just finished shopping at Easy-buy Market, and he is going to have lunch at Lily’s restaurant. If he takes the bus, which place will he pass by?
Bridge 1.
River Street.
Bus Station.
Stop (8).
beloved 受寵愛的
39.
What is allama”?
An animal.
A boy.
A zoo.
An important day.
40.
Ted's family visited Formosa Zoo on Nov. 14. In his family, who could get a special present from the zoo?
Ted's mother. She helped make cakes for Wally's party.
Ted's father. He and Wally have the same birthday.
Ted. He drew a picture of Wally at the Children's Park.
Ted's brother. He sent an e-mail to Formosa Zoo.
41.
Stella learned a lot about Wally's life and history on Nov. 14. Which activity did she join?
Picture Drawing.
Grandpa Lin's Story Time.
The Birthday Party.
Best Wishes to Wally.”

Long long time ago, a girl named Doris lost her ring. She felt so bad that she could not sleep well. When Doris turned over in her bed, she found the black horse in the picture on the wall 42. She was very surprised, so she got out of bed to have a closer look. When Doris touched the head of the horse, she 43 into the picture!
Now Doris was sitting on the back of the running horse!
It was so exciting to be riding a horse in the beautiful sky, but Doris did not know where the horse 44 her. Finally, they stopped in front of an old church. There Doris found a gift bag. She opened the bag and saw her ring inside. Doris was very happy. When she put on the ring, she woke up from her dream. At that moment, Doris could not believe her eyesthe ring 45 there back on her finger!
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is moving
was moving
will move
has moved
43.
would be pulled
has been pulled
is pulled
was pulled
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has taken
is taking
would take
took
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has been
would be
was
is

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