No. 11

五種回答方式:

1. You should keep an adequate supply of bottled water in your house for drinking. Having clean drinking water in an emergency is critical. If you have ever become real thirsty, you will understand the need for this preparation.

你應該在家中準備足夠的瓶裝水以供飲用。在緊急情況時有乾淨的飲用水是至關重要的。如果你真的口渴了,你就會了解這種準備是需要的。

  • adequate (adj.) 足夠的
  • bottled water (n.) 瓶裝水
  • emergency (n.) 緊急情況
  • critical (adj.) 至關重要的

2. Loose items outside of your house should be placed inside if a typhoon is coming. The winds are very strong in a typhoon and easily blow loose items away. Rushing water from the heavy rains will wash items away too.

如果颱風來時,應該把你家外面鬆動的物品放置到室內。颱風的風很強而且很容易把鬆動的物品吹走。豪雨帶來的湍急水勢也會把東西沖走。

  • loose (adj.) 鬆動的
  • rush (v.) 急速行進

3. If you have pets, they should not be left outside without good shelter from the typhoon. It is very dangerous for pets to be outside. They might be caught in rushing water from the heavy rains. Also, they could be struck by wind blown debris.

如果你有寵物,不應該讓寵物留在沒有良好遮蔽物的戶外。寵物待在外面是很危險的。他們有可能會被困在豪雨導致的湍急水流中。他們也可能會被風吹落的碎片擊中。

  • shelter (n.) 遮蔽(處)
  • debris (n.) 碎片

4. You should make sure you have enough food in the house so you do not have to go to the store when the storm is bad. Like clean drinking water, food is important for your well-being and health. Going without food, even for 24 hours, will make you weaker and your strength will wane quickly.

你應該確保家中有足夠的食物,這樣你才不用在狂風暴雨的時候去商店買。就跟乾淨的飲用水一樣,食物對你的健康也很重要。即便24小時沒有食物吃也會讓你更虛弱,並且讓你很快就沒有力氣。

  • storm (n.) 暴風雨
  • strength (n.) 力量
  • wane (v.) 衰弱

5. You should buy good rain gear so that, if you must go outside during the storm, you can protect yourself from the heavy wind and rains. There will be times when you must go outside, even during a storm. Someone might need your help. You will become wet very quickly without rain gear and if it is chilly and windy this may lead to hypothermia, which is life threatening.

你應該買好雨具,如果你得在暴風雨時外出,你可以保護自己免於受到強風和豪雨的侵襲。有時候你必須外出,即使在暴風雨中也是如此。有人可能需要你的幫助。沒有雨具你很快就會濕掉,而且如果外頭寒冷風大,你可能會體溫過低,這會造成生命危險。

  • gear (n.) 用具
  • chilly (adj.) 寒冷的
  • hypothermia (n.) 體溫過低
  • threatening (adj.) 威脅性的

No. 12

六種回答方式:

1. I would look to see if there was identification in the wallet. If I found a telephone number I would call the person. If I found an e-mail address or a regular mailing address, I could use it to contact the person.

我會看皮夾裡面是否有身分證。如果我找到電話號碼,我會打電話給那個人。如果我找到對方的電子郵件或一般的地址,我會寄信來聯絡那個人。

  • identification (n.) 識別,身分證
  • contact (v.) 聯絡

2. I would bring it to the police station. The police would be able to keep it safe until the owner is found. The police might be able to find the owner if I cannot.

我會把皮夾拿去警察局。警察會在找到皮夾主人前確保皮夾的安全。如果我找不到皮夾主人,警察也許能找到。

3. I would try to make contact with the owner. Trying to find the owner so they can come and get the wallet would be the right thing to do. I would want that person to call me if they found my wallet.

我會試著與皮夾主人聯繫。我會試著找到主人好讓他們可以來拿皮夾,這麼做是正確的。如果我的皮夾不見並被人找到了,我會希望對方打電話給我。

4. I would return it to the owner. This is the right thing to do. The owner may need the money for his rent or for food for his family.

我會將皮夾還給它的主人,這樣做才是對的。皮夾主人可能需要這筆錢來付租金或是為家人買食物。

5. I would look for an address, e-mail or telephone number inside the wallet. Often, in today's world, people will have these identifications in their wallet. When you buy a wallet, it usually has a blank identification card inside for you to fill out.

我會在皮夾內找地址,電子郵件或電話號碼。現在的人通常會在皮夾裡放識別卡。當你買皮夾時,裡面通常有一張空白的識別卡讓你填寫你的個人資料。

6. I would place an ad in the local newspaper looking for the owner. This would be a good way to try and find the owner. In small towns, like my village, many people read the newspaper each week. Our newspaper is only published once each week.

我會在當地報紙上刊登一則廣告來尋找皮夾主人。用這種方式來尋找主人是值得嘗試的好方法。在像是我家鄉那樣的小鄉鎮中,許多人會每週讀報紙。我們的報紙每週只出版一次。

  • village (n.) 鄉村
  • publish (v.) 出版

No. 13

五種回答方式:

1. I always get up early. It's the best time of the day. And after all, "the early bird catches the worm"!

我總是很早起床。這是一天當中最棒的時間。畢竟「早起的鳥兒有蟲吃」!

  • worm (n.) 幼蟲

2. I usually wake up early but I don't want to get up. I sometimes drift in and out of sleep for an hour. I guess you could say I'm lazy.

我通常很早醒來,但我並不想馬上起床。我有時會睡睡醒醒個一小時。我想你可以說我很懶。

  • drift in and out of sleep (v. phr.) 睡睡醒醒

3. I'm a night owl. I often stay up until the early morning chatting to my friends online. Sometimes I'm still awake when the sun comes up.

我是一個夜貓子。我通常和朋友聊天聊到凌晨。有時候太陽升起時我還醒著。

  • owl (n.) 夜貓子
  • awake (adj.) 醒著的

4. I seem to need more sleep than other people. I go to bed early and wake up late. It's strange, though, because I still feel tired.

我似乎比其他人需要更多的睡眠。我很早睡覺而且很晚起。但很奇怪,我還是覺得很疲倦。

  • strange (adj.) 奇怪的

5. I'm an insomniac. I find it very hard to fall asleep. The only thing that helps me is counting sheep!

我是一個失眠症患者,我很難入睡。數羊是唯一可以幫助我睡眠的事。

  • insomniac (n.) 失眠症病患

No. 14

五種回答方式:

1. I'm taking a General English Proficiency test.

我正在進行全民英檢的考試。

  • proficiency (n.) 能力

2. I'm doing an exam that tests my English proficiency.

我正在做一個檢視我英文能力的測驗。

3. I'm doing the question and answer portion of the GEPT test.

我正在做GEPT測驗中回答問題的部分。

  • portion (n.) 一部分

4. I'm thinking about what I am going to do after this test is finally finished.

我正在思考這個測驗結束後我要做甚麼。

5. At the moment, I am trying to concentrate on this test so that I can pass.

目前我正試著專注於這項測驗,如此我才能通過檢定。

  • concentrate (v.) 專心,專注

No. 15

五種回答方式:

1. I like all kinds of movies. I don’t have a particular favorite genre. I am just a movie fan in general.

我喜歡所有類型的電影,我並沒有特別喜歡哪一類。我就是一個電影迷。

  • particular (adj.) 特定的
  • genre (n.) 類型

2. I suppose I like horror movies the most; especially, very gory ones. The more blood, the better.

我想我最喜歡恐怖片,特別是血腥暴力的。血越多,我越愛看。

  • horror (n.) 恐怖性
  • gory (adj.) 血腥暴力的

3. I would have to say comedies or anything that makes me laugh. As you know, laughter is the best medicine.

我必須說喜劇或任何可以讓我笑的電影是我的最愛。你也知道, 笑是最好的良藥。

4. Definitely romances. I have always been a sucker for a good love story.

絕對是愛情片。我總是無法抗拒美好的愛情故事。

  • romances (n.) 浪漫
  • be a sucker for sth 對...無法抗拒,對...入迷

5. Action movies are at the top of my list. I like to see lots of explosions, car chases and gun fights when I watch a movie.

動作片是我的首選。看電影時,我喜歡看很多爆炸的場面、汽車追逐戰和槍戰。

  • explosion (n.) 爆炸
  • chase (v.) 追逐

No. 16

五種回答方式:

1. My birthday is in March, so I was 15 when I started high school.

我的生日在3月,所以我讀高中時是15歲。

2. I was born in December. That would have made me 14 when I started.

我12月生,所以我上高中的時候14歲。

3. I believe everyone is 15 when they start high school, aren't they? I could be wrong.

我相信每個人上高中時都15歲,不是嗎?我說的也可能有錯。

4. I haven't started high school yet. I won't attend high school until I am 15. That is still 2 years away.

我還沒上高中。我要到15歲的時候才上高中,也就是還要再過兩年。

5. I turned 15 the week before my first semester of high school.

我在高中第一學期的前一週就滿15歲了。

  • semester (n.) 學期

No. 17

五種回答方式:

1. It's a bad idea to use your cell phone while driving or riding a bike. It is very distracting and you could get into an accident.

開車或騎腳踏車時使用手機是很不好的。這會使你分心,而且你也可能會發生意外。

  • distract (v.) 使分心,使轉移注意力

2. As a rule, you shouldn't talk on your cell phone at the library, in a movie theater or during class at school.

根據規定,你不應該在圖書館、電影院或上課時講電話。

3. It's considered rude to talk on your cell in quiet places like libraries or museums. Personally, I hate it when people use them at the movie theater.

在安靜的地方像是圖書館或博物館講電話是不禮貌的。就我個人而言,我討厭人們在電影院裡使用手機。

  • rude (adj.) 不禮貌的
  • personally (adv.) 就個人而言

4. I would say the top 3 places you shouldn't use your cell phone are the movie theater, the library and the classroom.

我會說你最不應該用手機的3個地方是電影院,圖書館和教室。

5. Most people would agree that it is unacceptable to talk on a cell phone in the library or while driving a car.

大部分人都覺得在圖書館或開車時講電話是不被接受的。


No. 18

五種回答方式:

1. I am terrified of public speaking. I don’t even like giving presentations in front of my own classmates.

我害怕公開演講。我甚至不喜歡在我自己同學面前演講。

  • terrify (v.) 害怕
  • presentation (n.) 演講

2. I get a little nervous speaking in front of crowds, but I think it is only natural.

我在人群面前說話會有點緊張,但我認為這是很自然的。

  • crowd (n.) 人群

3. I used to get terribly nervous when I had to speak to a group, but I overcame that fear. Now I am completely at ease doing so.

以前如果我必須對著一群人講話,我會很緊張,但我克服了內心的恐懼。現在我可以自在地做這件事。

  • terribly (adv.) 很糟地
  • overcome (v.) 克服

4. No, I don’t feel comfortable doing that. I have a fear of public speaking. I get very anxious.

不,那樣做我會感到不舒服。我害怕公開演講。我會非常焦慮。

  • anxious (adj.) 焦慮的

5. I am quite comfortable speaking to groups of people. Probably because I took a public speaking course a few years back.

在一群人面前講話我很自在,這可能是因為我在幾年前參加了公開演講的課程。

  • course (n.) 課程

No. 19

五種回答方式:

1. I don’t think anyone really ‘enjoys’ exercising. Some people just understand that there are long-term health benefits of doing it.

我認為沒有人真的「享受」運動。有些人只是了解做運動有長期的健康效益。

2. Some people are just more health conscious than others. They know the importance of exercise and the role it plays in living longer.

有些人只是比其他人更有健康意識。他們知道運動的重要性以及運動在長壽中所扮演的角色。

3. For some people, exercise just isn’t that fun. It is tiring and repetitious. Not everyone can find enjoyment in that.

對某些人而言,運動並不是那麼有趣,而是很累人而且反覆的。不是所有人都可以在當中找到樂趣。

  • repetitious (adj.) 重複的,反覆的

4. It is hard to find a type of exercise that is enjoyable to do day after day. Especially, when you’re already tired after a long day at work or school.

要找到一種每天做都還是很愉快的運動是很困難的。工作一整天,或在學校待一整天後已經很累了,要再運動更是格外困難。

5. I think some people have a misconception about exercise. It doesn’t have to be all running and pushups. It can be something more enjoyable like playing your favorite sport.

我認為有些人對運動有誤解。運動不一定要是跑步和做伏地挺身。運動可以是更令人愉快的事,像是做你喜歡的運動。

  • misconception (n.) 誤解
  • push - up (n.) 伏地挺身

No. 20

五種回答方式:

1. I have to get up early for school six days a week. Sundays is the only day that I can sleep late.

我每週有六天必須很早起床去上學。星期日是唯一我可以睡很晚的一天。

2. I get up early every day. I don’t have a choice in the matter. I don’t have the luxury of sleeping late.

我每天都很早起,我別無選擇。我沒有閒工夫睡這麼晚。

  • luxury (n.) 奢侈

3. With my busy schedule, I can’t afford to sleep in even if I wanted to. If I did, I would fall behind on my studies.

我行程繁忙,即使我想睡懶覺,我也沒那個時間。如果我這麼做,我的課業會落後。

  • afford (v.) 有足夠的…(去做)…
  • sleep in (v.) 睡過頭,睡懶覺

4. I try to sleep late whenever I get the chance. Unfortunately, the chance doesn’t come along very often.

只要有機會,我會試著睡晚一點。不幸的是,這種機會並不常見。

5. I’m in the habit of getting up early. Even on days when I could sleep late, I am usually up before seven.

我習慣早起。即使在我可以睡很晚的日子裡,我通常還是在7點前就起床了。

  • be in the habit of (ph.) 習慣…