第1題 What's your favorite kind of movie? Why?

No. 1

五種回答方式:

1. My favorite kind of movie is a comedy. The actors are very funny! They always make me laugh so much with their jokes and amusing expressions.

我最喜歡的電影是喜劇。演員非常有趣!他們的玩笑和滑稽的表情總是讓我哈哈大笑。

  • comedy (n.) 喜劇
  • amusing (adj.) 好笑的
  • expression (n.) 表情

2. I love Sci-fi movies. I am very interested in aliens and other planets. I hope one day I will meet an alien here on Earth!

我喜歡科幻電影。我對外星人和其他星球非常感興趣。我希望有一天我可以在地球遇到外星人。

  • sci-fi movie (n.) 科幻電影
  • alien (n.) 外星人

3. I'm really interested in action movies. I love the fast cars and amazing stunts. When I watch them I'm always on the edge of my seat.

我對動作片很有興趣。我喜愛快車和特技動作。我看動作片時總是很專心。

  • stunt (n.) 特技動作
  • edge (n.) 邊緣

4. I like war films. They can teach us about our history. They also remind us to try to find peaceful solutions in the future.

我喜歡戰爭片,因為我們可以從片中學到我們的歷史。戰爭片也提醒了我們在未來要試著去找到和平的解決方法。

  • peaceful (adj.) 和平的

5. My favorite movies are romantic ones. I usually make a mug of hot chocolate and snuggle up on the sofa to watch. I always cry at the happy endings!

我最喜歡的電影是愛情片。我通常會沖一杯熱巧克力,舒服地躺在沙發上看。快樂的結局總是讓我開心地落淚。

  • mug (n.) 馬克杯
  • snuggle (v.) 舒適地躺下

第2題 Do you feel comfortable speaking in front of people? Why or why not?

No. 2

五種回答方式:

1. I always feel afraid speaking in front of many people. My mouth becomes dry and I get tongue-tied. Sometimes I even forget what I want to say!

我總是很害怕在許多人面前講話。我的嘴巴會變得很乾,緊張得說不出話來。有時候我甚至忘記我要說甚麼。

  • tongue-tied (adj.) 說不出話的

2. I feel confident speaking to a group. This wasn't always the case though. I used to dread it but I guess practice makes perfect so I don't mind it now.

在一群人中講話我很有自信,但我並非總是這樣。我之前很怕,但因為熟能生巧,所以我現在不會怕了。

  • confident (adj.) 有自信的
  • practice makes perfect 熟能生巧

3. When I speak to a group of people I can feel many eyes looking at me. It makes my legs shake . I get so nervous and I just want it to end quickly so I can sit down again!

當我面對一群人講話時,我可以感覺到有很多隻眼睛在看著我,這讓我的腳發抖。我會非常緊張,只希望可以快點結束,這樣我才能再坐下來。

  • shake (v.) 發抖

4. I'm a teacher so speaking in front of people is part of my job. The best thing to do is prepare everything carefully beforehand. That helps to give you the confidence you need.

我是一位老師,所以在人群面前講話是我工作的一部分。最好是事先仔細做好準備,這能幫助你獲得所需的信心。

  • beforehand (adv.) 事先,預先
  • confidence (n.) 信心

5. Ahh! Just the thought of speaking in front of people makes me nervous. Sometimes I even have nightmares about it! I hope I never need to do it!

啊!光想到要在人群面前講話就讓我很緊張。有時候我甚至會做惡夢!我希望我永遠不需要這麼做!

  • nightmare (n.) 惡夢,可怕的經歷

第3題 Why do some people enjoy exercising and some don't? What do you think?

No. 3

五種回答方式:

1. Some people, like my Dad, are health freaks! He goes to the gym every night to do body building. I think he's addicted to it!

有些人,像我爸爸,是健康狂人!他每天晚上都去健身房健身。我覺得他上癮了。

  • freak (n.) 對特定領域或活動非常熱衷的人
  • body building (n.) 健身
  • addict (n.) 有癮的人

2. Exercising takes time and commitment. Some people say they are too busy to do it. I think that's just an excuse though because exercising also requires hard work!

運動需要時間和投入。有些人說他們太忙以至於不能運動。我認為那只是一個藉口,因為運動也需要努力。

  • commitment (n.) 投入
  • excuse (n.) 藉口

3. My Mum enjoys exercising to keep fit. Since she started jogging, she's lost 5kg. I'm very proud of her and she looks great!

我媽媽喜歡運動來保持健康。從她開始慢跑以來她已經瘦了5公斤了。我為她感到非常驕傲,而且她看起來很棒!

  • fit (a.) 健壯的,健康的

4. A lot of people join health clubs but only go a few times. They give up so quickly! I think they like the idea of getting fit but don't want to get too sweaty doing it!

許多人參加健身社卻只去幾次而已。他們很快就放棄了!我認為他們想變得強壯但卻不想流汗!

  • sweaty (adj.) 流汗的,出汗的

5. Exercising is a great social activity. It's a good way to meet people and make new friends. And besides, exercising together is always more fun that doing it alone!

運動是一個很棒的社交活動。這是一個認識新朋友的好方法。此外,一起運動總是比獨自運動有趣得多。


第4題 In some places we should not talk on cell phones. What are some of these places?

No. 4

五種回答方式:

1. I don't think we should talk on cell phones on buses or trains. We will disturb others. Sometimes people want to sleep on a long journey.

我認為我們不應該在公車或火車上講電話,因為這樣會打擾到其他人。有時候人們在長途旅行中會想要睡覺。

  • disturb (v.) 打擾
  • journey (n.) 旅途

2. I don't think students should have cell phones in school. We should respect the teachers and listen to them carefully. Cell phones interrupt the class.

我認為學生不應該在學校用手機。我們應該要尊重老師,並且仔細聽老師說話。手機會打斷課堂的進行。

  • respect (v.) 尊重
  • interrupt (v.) 打斷

3. I hate it when people talk on their cell phones in the cinema! I can't hear the movie! Please everyone, remember to turn off your cell phones at the cinema!

我討厭人們在電影院裡講手機!我會聽不到電影的聲音! 請每個人記得在電影院時把手機關機!

  • cinema (n.) 電影院

4. Once I was in a restaurant and a man shouted into his cell phone. He was arguing with his friend. Now I think we shouldn't use cell phones in any public places!

有一次我在一間餐廳,有一個男人對他的手機大喊。他正在跟他的朋友吵架。現在我認為我們不應該在任何公眾場合使用手機。

  • shout (v.) 喊叫
  • argue (v.) 爭吵,爭論

5. Sometimes talking on your cell phone can be dangerous. For example, we shouldn't use them on flights. They can affect the plane's electronics and cause accidents!

有時候講手機是很危險的。例如,我們不應該在飛機上使用手機,因為手機會影響飛機的電子設備,導致意外的發生。

  • flight (n.) 航空飛機,班機
  • electronics (n.) 電子產品,電子設備

第5題 What would you do if you were in a strange city and were lost?

No. 5

五種回答方式:

1. I would buy a map. I would use it to find the right way. The only problem is...I need to know where I am on the map first!

我會買一張地圖。我會用地圖來找到正確的路。唯一的問題是,首先我需要知道我在地圖上的哪裡。

2. I would panic! I hate the feeling of getting lost, especially in a place I've never been to before. I guess I would just stand still and shout "help!"

我會很恐慌!我討厭迷路的感覺,尤其是在一個我以前從未去過的地方。我猜我會站著不動並且大喊「救命」!

  • especially (adv.) 特別,尤其

3. I actually don't mind getting lost! It will just make me explore more! I can discover new places while I'm looking for the right way to go.

實際上我不介意迷路,因為這會讓我有更多的探索機會!當我在找正確的路走時,我可以發現新地方。

  • explore (v.) 探索
  • discover (v.) 發現

4. I would find someone to ask directions from. It would need to be a local person who knows the area. Oh, and someone who can speak Chinese or English!

我會找人問路,這個人得是一個熟悉該地區的在地人。噢,而且這個人要會講中文或英文!

  • direction (n.) 方向

5. It wouldn't be a problem. I always carry the business card of my hotel in my pocket. If I'm lost, I just hail a taxi and ask him to take me to the address on the card.

這不會是個問題。我總是把旅館的名片放在我的皮夾裡隨身攜帶。如果我迷路了,我會叫一台計程車,要求他帶我到卡片上的住址。

  • hail (v.) 招呼,呼喊

第6題 Have you ever done anything dangerous? Tell me about it.

No. 6

五種回答方式:

1. I'm an adrenaline junkie. I'm into extreme sports. Every weekend you'll find me on a surf board or jumping out of a plane!

我是喜歡尋求刺激的人。我很喜歡極限運動。每個週末我都會去衝浪,或是從飛機上跳下來!

  • adrenaline (n.) 腎上腺素
  • junkie (n.) 上癮的人
  • adrenaline junkie (n.) 喜歡尋求刺激的人
  • surf board (n.) 衝浪板

2. I did a bungee jump once. I closed my eyes and screamed so loudly. I'll never do one again!

我玩過一次高空彈跳,當時我閉上眼睛並且大聲尖叫。我絕不會再玩一次了。

  • bungee jump (v.) 高空彈跳
  • scream (v.) 尖叫

3. Once I took a walk by myself through the forest. You might not think it's very dangerous but you should have seen the size of the snake I saw!

有一次我獨自穿越森林。你可能不覺得那很危險,但你應該看看我看到的蛇有多大!

  • forest (n.) 森林

4. I've never done anything dangerous. You could say I'm a bit of a coward. Getting out of bed in the morning is enough for me!

我從未做過任何危險的事。 你可以說我是個膽小鬼。早上要從床上爬起來對我來說已經夠困難了!

  • coward (n.) 膽小鬼

5. I'm a soldier in the army. Every day I look danger in the face. I do it because I want to protect my country and my family.

我是軍隊中的軍人。每天我都面臨危險。我這麼做是因為我想要保護我的國家和我的家人。

  • soldier (n.) 軍人
  • army (n.) 軍隊

第7題 What is your favorite TV program? Why?

No. 7

五種回答方式:

1. My favorite TV show is "Lost". It's an American drama about a plane crash. It always keeps you on the edge of your seat.

我最喜歡的電視節目是「Lost檔案」。 這是一部關於飛機失事的美劇。這部劇總是可以讓你看得很專心。

  • drama (n.) 戲劇
  • crash (n.) 失事,撞毀

2. I'm a huge fan of "24". The main character is called Jack Bauer. He seems to save the world almost every day!

我是電視劇「24」的忠實粉絲。劇中主角叫Jack Bauer。他幾乎每天都在拯救世界!

  • character (n.) 角色

3. I like comedy shows and there are none better than the British "Office". It's so true to life. I recognize myself in some of the actors.

我喜歡喜劇,而且沒有哪一齣劇比英國的「辦公室風雲」更好的了。劇情很貼近真實人生。我能夠理解劇中一些角色的想法。

  • British (adj.) 英國的
  • recognize (v.) 認出,識別

4. Have you ever seen "BBC World"? It's a 24 hour news channel that reports what is happening around the world. It keeps you right up-to-date.

你有看過「BBC 國際新聞」嗎?這是一個24小時的新聞頻道,會報導全世界發生的事。這個節目能讓你掌握最新消息。

  • channel (n.) 電視頻道
  • up-to-date (adj.) 最近的

5. I like "Downtown Abbey". It is a period drama from England. I love seeing the old fashions and the way people used to live.

我喜歡看「唐頓莊園」,這是一部來自英格蘭的時代劇。我喜歡看過去所流行的事物和人們以前的生活方式。

  • downtown (adj.) 市中心的
  • abbey (n.) 大教堂
  • period (n.) 一段時間,時期

第8題 Which pop singer do you like best? Why?

No. 8

五種回答方式:

1. I like rap music so my favorite pop singer is Eminem. I feel he really understands my feelings. His lyrics are really deep.

我喜歡饒舌樂,所以我最喜歡的流行樂歌手是Eminem。我感覺他真的了解我的感受。他的歌詞意義深遠。

  • lyric (n.) 歌詞
  • deep (adj.) 深刻的,深奧的

2. My favorite singer is Beyonce. She's very beautiful and is a great dancer. I've learnt all of her dances and I love copying her moves.

我最喜歡的歌手是Beyonce ,她非常漂亮,也是一個很棒的舞者。我已經學會她所有的舞蹈了,而且我喜歡照她著她的動作做。

  • move (n.) 動作

3. I like music from the 60s. There's no-one better than the Beatles and there never will be. Paul McCartney is a legend!

我喜歡1960年代的歌。沒有人比Beatles更好了,而且也永遠不會有。Paul McCartney 是一個傳奇人物!

  • legend (n.) 傳奇

4. There's nothing better than a glass of wine and some country music. Dolly Parton is my favorite singer. She has a great pair of lungs.

沒有什麼比一杯葡萄酒和一些鄉村音樂更好的了。Dolly Parton 是我最喜歡的歌手。她是鐵肺歌手。

  • lung (n.) 肺

5. I love the Spice Girls. When I was growing up, I had posters of them on my bedroom walls. I dreamed that one day I would be one of them. Girl Power!

我愛 Spice Girls。在我成長的階段,我會在我房間的牆上貼她們的海報。我夢想著有一天,我會成為Spice Girls的其中一員。 衝吧女孩!

  • poster (n.) 海報,招貼

第9題 When you go out to eat, would you rather eat Chinese food or some other type of food? Why?

No. 9

五種回答方式:

1. I like to try new things. Last night I went to an Italian restaurant and ate pizza. It was delicious!

我喜歡嘗試新事物。昨晚我去一間義大利餐廳吃披薩,很美味!

2. I always stick to Chinese food. I just want to eat what I know. Maybe I should be a bit more adventurous, though.

我總是堅持吃中國菜。我只想吃我知道的食物。不過,或許我應該更大膽一點。

  • stick to 堅持
  • adventurous (adj.) 喜歡冒險的,大膽創新的

3. I'll eat anything! Once I tried fried scorpion. I can't say I liked it but I was pleased I gave it a try.

我甚麼都吃! 有一次我嘗試吃炸蠍子。我不會說我喜歡這道菜,但我很高興我嘗試了。

  • scorpion (n.) 蠍子

4. I usually cook by myself so I eat Chinese food. It's easier for me because I know how to make it. Maybe one day I'll learn some new recipes.

我通常自己煮,所以我吃中國菜。這對我來說比較簡單,因為我知道如何做中國菜。或許有一天我會學一些新的食譜。

  • recipe (n.) 食譜

5. I'm a vegetarian. I'll eat any food from anywhere, as long as it doesn't contain meat. You should try it, too!

我吃素。只要沒有肉,哪裡來的食物我都吃。你也應該嘗試看看。

  • vegetarian (n.) 素食主義者

第10題 Do you prefer to spend the weekend at home or out doing different things? Why?

No. 10

五種回答方式:

1. I prefer to stay at home when I have lots of papers to grade. I am a public school teacher. Public school teachers often spend several hours beyond the normal working day to grade papers and prepare lessons. Returning papers and graded assignments in a timely manner is good teaching technique.

當我有很多考卷要改的時候,我比較喜歡待在家。我是一個公立學校的老師。公立學校的老師通常會利用一些工作日以外的時間來批改考卷和準備課程。及時歸還考卷和改好的作業是良好的教學技巧。

  • grade (v.) 評分,分級
  • return (v.) 歸還
  • assignment (n.) 功課,任務
  • technique (n.) 技術,技能

2. I am a writer. When I am in the middle of an assignment, I like to stay home and work on the assignment. I am a goal directed person. It is important to me that I reach a certain milestone whenever I am writing. I usually set short term, as well as long term goals.

我是一個作家。 當我有工作要做的時候,我喜歡待在家做。我是一個目標導向的人。當我在寫作時,達到一個里程碑對我來說是很重要的。我通常會設立短期目標,也會設立長期目標。

  • milestone (n.) 里程碑
  • term (n.) 期,期限

3. I work in an office all week long. On weekends I like to spend time away from my house so I can be outside. I find that getting enough time in the fresh air outside is good for me. I feel better physically when I am active; I also feel better mentally.

我整個星期都在辦公室工作。週末時我喜歡離開家,這樣我就能待在外面。我發現在戶外呼吸新鮮空氣對我來說是很好的。當我在戶外活動時,我的身體感覺更舒服,而我的內心也感到更舒暢。

  • physically (adv.) 身體上地
  • mentally (adv.) 心靈上地

4. Outside. I am an outdoor person who likes to ride bikes, walk or hike, and swim in the ocean. My physical fitness level is an important part of my life. I watch what I eat and stay active so I will not become overweight.

我喜歡待在外面。我是一個喜歡戶外活動的人,我喜歡騎自行車,走路或健走,也喜歡在海中游泳。身體健康是我生命中很重要的一部分。我會注意我吃了什麼,而且我會持續運動,所以我不會過重。

  • outdoor (adj.) 喜歡戶外活動的
  • fitness (n.) 健康
  • overweight (adj.) 過重的

5. I love to play baseball so I like to spend lots of time outside at the baseball field practicing my game. Sometimes, I play on first base. My favorite position, though, is pitching. I love to practice throwing curve balls to improve my skills level. I am far better at throwing the fast ball right now. So, I practice the other throws a lot.

我愛打棒球,所以我喜歡花很多時間在戶外的棒球場為我的比賽練習。有時候我擔任一壘手,不過我最喜歡擔任的是投手。我喜歡練習投曲線球以提升我的技巧。我現在投快速球投得更好了,所以我大量地練習投其他的變化球。

  • pitch (v.) 投球
  • curve (n.) 曲線
  • improve (v.) 提升