Help 國中基測 試卷練習

1.

Ethan: Why does this yellow sweater cost more than the purple one?

Shopkeeper: Because it's a      sweater.

most
better
more
best
2.

Mrs. Luo: Who put these socks in the refrigerator?

Mr. Luo: I don't know. They're not     . Ask your son.

my
mine
myself
me
3.
Mother makes me      my homework every day before I can play video games.
to finish
finish
finishing
finished
4.

Cristal: Excuse me, but do you know where Star Restaurant is?

Michael: Yeah. Go north for two blocks.      the street and you're there.

Go
Turn
Near
Cross
5.
This dress is pretty,      it does not look good on me.
but
if
so
or
6.
This TV program helps us get some      of other countries. I've learned a lot from it.
light
exercise
traffic
knowledge
7.
Are you dating anyone special now?” is a question that popular movie stars      in an interview.
being often asked
who are often asked
are often asked
to be often asked
8.

Philip: Is that red car Miss Brown's?

Walter: Yes, it's     . Beautiful, isn't it?

ours
his
hers
theirs
9.
Mr. Yang has worked in this factory      1968.
in
since
before
for
10.
Doris has a bad      of biting her fingernails.
fingernails 手指甲
gesture
day
custom
habit
11.
This restaurant makes delicious chicken rice. so      always full of people at mealtime.
it is
they are
there are
there is
12.
John is an active language learner. He always takes a      with him.
story
conversation
sentence
dictionary
13.

Lisa: What do you plan to do during the holiday?

Zack: I think I'll go      a temple.

get
visit
appear
shine
14.
You've studied English for a long time,     ?
have you
haven't you
didn't you
did you
15.
We are surprised that Sally and Ray decided to get married. No one knows     . They often fight with each other and are unhappy together.
how
where
when
why
16.
Every night at 7:00, the garbage truck appears on the streets to      the garbage that people take out of their houses.
drop
hide
save
collect
17.

Yu-chen: Mom, I'm     . Can I have a coke?

Mrs. Lee: Why not drink some water?

thirsty
thin
hungry
cool
18.
Students should always      a new lesson before class so they can understand better in class.
create
produce
attend
preview
19.
You had better be careful. The current is      here than it is there.
current 水流
more strong
deep
more deeply
deeper
20.
The tall man over there is our new English teacher,     ?
isn’t he
is he
is there
isn’t there

Lingua Today

May 5, 1995

There are about 6,000-7,000 languages spoken in the world. However, almost one language dies every two weeks. It means many languages are getting near the end of their lives. Take Navajo for example. It is one of the languages spoken by the native people of North America. Today, more and more Navajo children grow up learning and speaking only English. Most of them do not even know what the 3,000-year-old Navajo language sounds like.

Chart 1 below shows that from 1980 to 1990, the percentage (%) of young Navajos (Age: 5-17) who speak only English grew quickly. Chart 2 shows that in 1992, many Navajo children under the age of six spoke English well, but not many of them spoke their parents’ language well. Clearly, the Navajo language may soon be lost if we don’t do something about it.

native 原生的;原住(民)的
chart 圖表
21.
What is the reading mostly about?
What makes the Navajo language different from English.
Plans to save the Navajo language.
Facts that show the Navajo language is dying.
Why more and more Navajos learn English.
22.
Which is NOT said or implied in the reading?
Many languages die every year.
About 6,000-7,000 languages around the world are now dead.
The Navajo language has been spoken for 3,000 years.
The Navajo language is still spoken in North America.
23.
From the charts, which is true?
In 1990, less than 30% of young Navajos could speak their native language.
In 1980, less than 10% of young Navajos could speak only English.
In 1992, more than 30% of Navajo children under six could speak both Navajo and English well.
In 1992, more than 70% of Navajo children under six could speak English well.

Froggie was a frog who never remembered where he had been. His biggest dream was to find the best pond to swim freely without worrying about water snakes. One day, Froggie hopped to a kitchen and jumped into a pot full of hot water. Froggie felt the burning heat and hurried out of the water as fast as his legs could carry him.I almost died there!” Froggie thought.

  

A few days later, Froggie went back to the same kitchen, totally forgetting he had been there. He again hopped into the same pot. This time, the water inside was cool. He looked around and thought, “There’s no water snake trying to eat me and I can have this place all to myself!” At that moment, Froggie knew it was his dream pond. What he didn’t know was that the water was warming up over a low heat.

  

After thirty minutes of swimming, Froggie felt the water was warmer but he thought of this as a nice surprise.This sure is the best place for swimming. I get to have a hot bath, too.During his comfortable bath, the water kept getting warmer and warmer. Froggie was so comfortable that he fell asleep. And he never woke up.

24.
What lesson can we learn from Froggie's story?
It is difficult to give up old habits, but easy to pick up new ones.
People are blind to problems that slowly get worse over time.
Those who use their time well will win in the end.
Life is too short; one should live it to the fullest.
25.
What do we know about Froggie?
He learned to share what he liked with others.
He wanted to go back to the same pot for a hot bath.
He once almost lost a dear friend to a water snake.
He thought what he had hoped for became real.

Today Teacher Wei gave her class a lesson on keeping the mind in control. She said:

  1. 26 before you do things.
  2. Don't do things too fast.
  3. Remember 27 things.
  4. Don't daydream.
  5. Ignore unimportant sounds.
  6. Don't always 28 things.
control 控制
daydream 做白日夢
ignore 不理會
26.
Start
Push
Think
Use
27.
strong
important
popular
funny
28.
dig
fill
want
ask

Dear Sir,

I’m sorry that I have to write this letter, but if I 29, you’ll never see what your problem is.

On Saturday evening, my family and I went to your restaurant for my birthday. Many people 30 in the restaurant. We were very hungry and didn’t want to wait, but your waiter said we 31 served in twenty minutes. We believed him, but we ended up waiting for ONE HOUR!

I have to say the steak was delicious, but it was still wrong to keep people waiting for so long.

Julia Wu

Serve 服務
29.
don’t
hadn’t
haven’t
didn’t
30.
were already
will already be
have already been
are already
31.
were
are going to be
have been
would be

Last night I had a bad dream. In my dream, I 32 to a room by three strange-looking people. They talked to each other in a language I didn't understand. I didn't know what they 33 to me. Would they do anything bad? I was so afraid that I started to cry. Suddenly, one of them came up to me and tried to hurt me with a knife. I cried out loudly and then I 34 up. Luckily, there were no people aroundI was in my own bed!

strange-looking 長相奇怪的
suddenly 突然地
32.
have been taken
would be taken
am taken
was taken
33.
would do
did
are doing
have done
34.
wake
woke
was going to wake
was waking

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 35. She was very surprised, so she got out of bed to have a closer look. When Doris touched the head of the horse, she 36 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 37 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 38 there back on her finger!
35.
was moving
will move
has moved
is moving
36.
would be pulled
is pulled
was pulled
has been pulled
37.
has taken
took
is taking
would take
38.
was
is
would be
has been

Bill and Jill were going to visit Da-wei and Li-hua Wu in Taiwan for several days. Before they left America, Bill and Jill tried to learn about Chinese food and Taiwanese ways of doing things. They wanted to be polite. They learned that most people in Taiwan eat rice, drink tea, and take off their shoes when they go into a friend's apartment. Bill and Jill even learned to use chopsticks.

At the same time, Da-wei and Li-hua learned about American food and American ways of doing things. They wanted to be friendly. When Bill and Jill came to the Wu's house, Da-wei and Li-hua told them to keep their shoes on. Later they went out for dinner. They ate pizza and drank Coke. The next few days, they had breakfast in a coffee shop and ate hamburgers in a fast-food restaurant.

On their way back to America, Bill and Jill were thinking about why they never ate rice or drank tea or ate with chopsticks. They never took off their shoes when they visited the Wu family. They thought that living in Taiwan was just like living in America.

39.
How did Bill and Jill prepare for their trip to Taiwan?
They learned to do things the way Taiwanese people do.
They prepared a new pair of shoes.
They learned to speak Chinese.
They bought a lot of American food.
40.
Which made Bill and Jill think that Taiwan was just like America?
The Wu family drank tea after dinner.
The Wu family could speak good English.
The Wu family took off their shoes in the house.
The Wu family often ate fast food.
41.
What does They mean in the reading?
Most people in Taiwan.
Bill and Jill.
American ways of doing things.
Da-wei and Li-hua.

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

42.
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?
1.
0.
2.
3.
43.
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?
Denny.
Frank.
Annie.
Sherry.
Here is a poster of the Youth Sports Club. Read it and answer the questions.
poster 海報
event 活動
44.
Mr. Brown, a PE teacher, took his students to the club. There they watched early tennis games and learned about the history of the sport. When did they most likely visit the club?
likely 可能
February 6.
February 20.
February 27.
February 13.
45.
Mr. Brown paid $1,050 for the tickets. How many students did he take with him?
10.
25.
15.
20.

Back to Top