No. 21

五種回答方式:

1. Never. I purposefully avoid doing anything remotely dangerous. I’m not what you would call a “risk taker”.

從來沒有。我絕不做任何有點危險的事。我不是個「冒險王」。

  • purposefully (adv.) 堅決地
  • remotely (adv.) 輕微地

2. Yes, I have. I went rock climbing in the mountains a few years back. That was pretty dangerous.

是的,我做過。我幾年前曾去山上攀岩。那非常危險。

3. No, I’ve never done anything dangerous. My parents keep a pretty close eye on me. They would never allow it.

不,我沒做過任何危險的事。我的父母盯我盯很緊。他們絕對不允許我這麼做。

4. I tried to catch a cobra once. That was dangerous. If it had bitten me, I could have died.

我有一次試著去抓眼鏡蛇,這很危險。如果蛇咬我,我有可能會死掉。

  • cobra (n.) 眼鏡蛇

5. No, I am not a thrill seeker. I don’t get anything out of looking for danger like some people do.

不,我不是一個追求刺激的人。我不像某些人會透過做危險的事來感到快樂。

  • thrill (n.) 緊張,刺激
  • seeker (n.) 探索者

No. 22

五種回答方式:

1. I’m adventurous when it comes to eating out. I am always trying to find new kinds of foods to try. I rarely go to the same restaurant twice.

外出吃飯時,我很喜歡冒險。我總是會嘗試新的食物。我很少去同一間餐廳兩次。

  • adventurous (adj.) 愛冒險的,大膽創新的
  • rarely (adv.) 很少

2. Definitely Chinese. I like to stick to what I know. Trying new kinds of foods is too much of a gamble.

絕對是中國菜。我喜歡堅持吃我知道的食物。嘗試新食物對我來說太冒險。

  • gamble (n.) 冒險

3. When I eat out, I prefer going to Italian restaurants. There is nothing better than freshly made Italian pasta.

當我外出吃飯時,我比較喜歡去義式餐廳。沒有什麼比現做的義大利麵還好吃。

  • pasta (n.) 義大利麵

4. I would rather eat wherever it is cheapest. I’m on a tight budget and don’t have money to burn on fancy restaurants.

我寧願到最便宜的地方吃東西。我的預算很緊,沒有錢花在高檔餐廳上。

  • tight (adj.) 緊的
  • fancy (adj.) 豪華的,昂貴的

5. If it was up to me, I’d choose Japanese food. Unfortunately, my dad pays the bill and he always opts for Chinese.

如果讓我決定,我會選擇日本料理。不幸的是,付錢的是我爸,而他總是選擇中式料理。

  • opt (v.) 選擇

No. 23

五種回答方式:

1. As soon as I get home, I need to clean my room. It’s a mess. I haven’t had time to clean it for some time.

我一回到家就要先打掃我的房間。我的房間很亂。我已有一段時間沒空整理房間了。

  • mess (n.) 雜亂

2. I have a ton of homework to catch up on and it is all due tomorrow. I might have to burn the midnight oil.

我要趕著做一大堆作業,而且所有的作業都是明天就要交了。我可能要熬夜趕工了。

  • ton (n.) 公噸
  • catch up 趕做,補做
  • burn the midnight oil (phr.) 熬夜趕工

3. I’m just going to sit back , relax, and watch the Lakers’ game on the tube. Nothing too strenuous.

我會先坐下來,放鬆,然後看電視上湖人隊的比賽。我不會做太耗費體力的事。

  • the tube (n.) 電視機
  • strenuous (adj.) 耗費精力的

4. I am supposed to meet up with my friends tonight. We are going to a KTV to celebrate one of their birthdays.

我今晚應該要和我朋友見面。我們要去KTV慶祝一位朋友的生日。

  • be supposed to (phr.) 應該,應當

5. I have to go to the library and do some research for an upcoming paper. Once I’m finished, I’ll probably just hit the sack.

我必須去圖書館查一些資料來寫一篇即將要交的報告。當我完成後,我很可能就去睡覺了。

  • hit the sack (phr.) 上床睡覺

No. 24

五種回答方式:

1. There are four people in my family, my parents, my older brother and myself. My father is a salesman and my mother works at factory. My brother and I are both students.

我家有4個人,我父母,我哥哥和我。我父親是個商人,我母親在工廠工作。我哥哥和我都還是學生。

2. There are only three people in my family. It' just my parents and me. My father works at bank and my mother is a housewife. I am a junior high school student.

我家只有3個人,我父母和我。我父親在銀行工作,我母親是個家庭主婦。我是個國中生。

3. There are five people in my family. This includes my parents, my younger sister, my older brother and me. My father owns his business and my mother works for him. We children all attend school.

我家有5個人,我父母,我妹妹,我哥哥和我。我父親自己做生意,而我母親則是一起經營生意。我們幾個小孩都還在上學。

4. There are six members in my family. They are my parents, my older and younger brothers, my younger sister and me. My father is a fireman and my mother is a homemaker. All of the children are students.

我們家有6個成員,有我父母、我哥哥、我弟弟、我妹妹和我。我父親是個消防員,我母親是個家庭主婦。所有的小孩都是學生。

5. There are four people in my immediate family. They are my father and mother, my younger sister and me. My father works for Taiwan Public works while my mother works for a phone company. My sister and I are both students.

我家有4個人。我父親,母親,妹妹和我。我父親在台灣公職工作,我母親在電話公司上班。我妹妹和我都是學生。

No. 25

五種回答方式:

1. I am into rock and roll. I like to listen to it loud. It helps me to escape from my boring life for a while.

我喜歡搖滾樂,我聽音樂喜歡聽很大聲,這有助於我暫時擺脫我無聊的生活。

  • escape (v.) 逃離

2. I would have to say pop is my favorite kind of music. It really cheers me up when I’m feeling down.

我必須說流行音樂是我最喜歡的音樂。當我心情低落時,流行樂總是能讓我高興起來。

3. I’ve always enjoyed listening to folk music. I think it helps me feel connected to the past.

我總是喜歡聽民歌。我認為這可以讓我跟過去產生連結。

4. I only listen to classical music. It is like art for my ears. Anything else is just noise to me.

我只聽古典樂。古典樂對我的耳朵來說就像是藝術。其他的音樂對我來說都是噪音。

5. That would have to be rap. Everything about it is cool and it has a great beat to dance to.

肯定是饒舌樂。饒舌樂都很酷,而且節奏感很強,很好跳舞。

No. 26

五種回答方式:

1. When a typhoon is going to hit Taiwan, I go out and stock up on some basic necessities. This includes food and, more importantly, water.

颱風即將來襲時,我會外出囤積一些基本的生活必需品,包含食物,還有更重要的水。

  • stock up 囤積
  • necessity (n.) 生活必需品

2. I bring in anything that is outside so that it won’t blow away. Then I fill containers with water and check that there is enough food for a few days.

我會把外面的東西都收進來這樣東西才不會被吹走。然後我會將容器裝滿水,並確保這幾天有足夠的食物可以吃。

  • container (n.) 容器

3. To prepare for a typhoon, I buy candles in case the power goes out. I also pick up enough food and water to last for a couple days.

我會買蠟燭來作為颱風來襲的準備,以防到時候停電。我也會準備足夠的食物和水以供幾天使用。

4. I’m already prepared. I have non-perishable food, large bottles of water, fresh batteries and a flashlight set aside. I am ready for any emergency.

我已經準備好了。我已準備好不易腐爛的食物、大瓶的瓶裝水、新電池和手電筒。我已經準備好要應對任何緊急情況了。

  • perishable (adj.) 易腐爛的
  • emergency (n.) 緊急情況

5. My mom takes care of everything during a typhoon. She makes sure our family has everything it needs. I don’t have to worry about it.

我媽媽在颱風期間將每件事準備好。她會確保我們家人擁有所需的一切。我不需要擔心。

No. 27

五種回答方式:

1. I prefer to stay at home during the weekend. With my busy schedule, it’s the only time I have to catch up on my sleep.

我喜歡在家度過週末。由於我的行程繁忙,這是我唯一的補眠時間。

2. I would rather go outside and get some fresh air. I spend all week stuck inside a classroom, so I don’t want to stay in when I don’t have to.

我寧可到戶外呼吸新鮮空氣。我整個星期都被困在教室裡,所以沒必要的話,我不想繼續待在室內。

3. Some weekends I like to stay in and others I like to go out. It all depends on how I feel. If I’m tired, I’ll stay at home. If not, I’ll go out.

有些週末我喜歡待在室內,而有些週末我則喜歡外出。這完全取決於我的感覺。如果我很疲憊,我就會待在家。如果我不會累,我就會外出。

  • depend on (v.) 取決於

4. I don’t have a preference. I just go along with whatever my family or friends are doing. Usually, we go out, but not all the time.

我沒有特別偏好,我就是跟著我家人和朋友,他們做什麼我就做什麼。我們週末通常會外出,但不是所有週末都外出。

  • preference (n.) 偏好,偏愛

5. If I had a choice, I would just stay in bed all weekend. I never seem to get enough sleep during the week.

如果我可以選擇,我會整個週末都待在床上。我一整個禮拜似乎從來沒有睡夠。

No. 28

五種回答方式:

1. It’s a tough habit to break. Once you’re hooked, it takes a lot of willpower to quit. Not everyone can do it.

這是一個很難改掉的習慣。一旦你上癮了,就得要很有意志力才能夠戒掉。不是每個人都可以做到。

  • tough (adj.) 困難的
  • willpower (n.) 意志力,毅力

2. I really don’t understand why people smoke. They know it’s bad. They know it’s addicting. So why start in the first place?

我真的不了解為甚麼人們要抽菸。他們知道抽菸不好,也知道這會讓人成癮。那為甚麼還要開始抽菸呢?

  • addict (v.) 使沉溺,使上癮

3. I think some people still think it’s cool to smoke. It seems ridiculous to me. I think people who smoke look like fools.

我想有些人仍然認為抽菸很酷,這對我來說很荒謬。我認為抽菸的人看起來很愚蠢。

  • ridiculous (adj.) 荒謬的

4. I guess they’re just stupid or completely ignorant. Why else would you continue to do something that can kill you?

我猜他們可能只是愚蠢或非常無知。為甚麼要繼續做一些會致死的事情?

  • ignorant (adj.) 無知的

5. Well, nicotine is one of the most addictive substances we know of. I think the government should just make cigarettes illegal and put an end to the whole thing.

尼古丁是我們知道最容易讓人成癮的物質之一。我認為政府應該讓吸菸成為非法的事,然後結束這整件事。

  • nicotine (n.) 尼古丁
  • addictive (adj.) 使人上癮的
  • cigarette (n.) 香菸
  • illegal (adj.) 非法的

No. 29

五種回答方式:

1. I’m usually a nervous wreck. I’m always afraid he’s going to do something that is very painful. I absolutely hate dentists.

我通常會非常緊張。我總是很怕她做一些讓我很痛的事。我非常討厭牙醫。

  • nervous wreck (n.) 對某事非常擔心和緊張的人
  • absolutely (adv.) 絕對地,完全地

2. Going to the dentist doesn’t bother me. I take good care of my teeth, so I never have to worry about it.

我不會怕看牙醫。我把我的牙齒照顧得很好,所以我從來不需要擔心看牙醫。

  • bother (v.) 使擔心,使焦急

3. I get so scared when I go the see the dentist. The last time I was there, he pulled out one of my teeth. It hurt terribly.

我看牙醫時會很害怕。我最後一次去那裡時,醫生拔了我一顆牙齒,真的很痛。

4. I know a lot of people don’t like going to the dentist, but I don’t mind. I have complete trust in my dentist.

我知道許多人不喜歡看牙醫,但我不會。我完全信任我的牙醫。

5. I just feel very uncomfortable. It is weird having a strange man stare into your mouth. It’s almost embarrassing.

我覺得看牙醫非常不舒服。讓一個陌生男子盯著自己的口腔很怪,讓人很尷尬。

  • weird (adj.) 怪異的
  • embarrassing (adj.) 令人尷尬的

No. 30

兩種回答方式:

1. No, I have never been in a car accident. My father is a very cautious driver, especially when he has passengers with him.

不,我沒有發生過車禍。我父親是一個非常謹慎的駕駛,當他有乘客時,他更會特別小心。

  • cautious (adj.) 謹慎的
  • passenger (n.) 乘客

2. Yes, unfortunately. It was an awful experience. A car caught us off on the road and caused us to hit a scooter. Luckily, no one was hurt.

很不幸我有。這是一個糟糕的經驗。一輛車追撞我們,導致我們撞上一台機車。很幸運的是,沒有人受傷。

  • awful (adj.) 糟糕的,令人不愉快的