No. 31

五種回答方式:

1. I would tell him that it was for the best. Then I would say that he would get over it in time. He just needs to be patient.

我會告訴他這樣是最好的,然後我會跟他說他能及時恢復,只是要有耐心。

  • patient (adj.) 有耐心的

2. I’m not the best person to give advice on relationships. I’d probably tell him to just move on and forget about her.

在親密關係方面,我不是提供意見的最佳人選。我有可能會叫他放下,開始新的生活並忘記她。

3. I would tell her that she was better off without him. That they were not right for each other. She’ll find “Mr. Right” someday.

我會告訴她,沒有他會過得更好,而且他們並不適合彼此。她有天能找到自己的「白馬王子」。

4. Honestly, I wouldn’t say anything. I would just talk about something else to help him get his mind off of it. That would be the best thing to do in my opinion.

老實說,我什麼都不會說。我會談談其他事來幫助他轉移注意力。在我看來,這樣是最好的辦法了。

  • honestly (adv.) 誠實地

5. I would simply remind her of how wonderful she was and that no boy was good enough for her anyway. Then I’d take her out for ice-cream.

我只會讓她知道她是多麼美好,沒有哪個男生配得上她。接著我會帶她去吃冰淇淋。

No. 32

五種回答方式:

1. I didn’t have a proper breakfast. I just grabbed a cereal bar on the way out the door. Normally, I would make myself breakfast, but today I was in a hurry.

我並沒有吃個像樣的早餐。我只在出門前抓了一條燕麥棒。我通常會自己做早餐,但今天我太匆忙了。

  • proper (adj.) 適當的
  • grab (v.) 抓取
  • cereal (n.) 早餐麥片,穀類食物

2. Yes, I stopped by a breakfast shop and ate. My mother usually makes me breakfast, but she left for work early today.

是的,我在早餐店吃早餐。我媽媽通常會幫我做早餐,但她今天很早就去工作了。

3. I bought a sandwich at a convenience store for breakfast. I do this most days because it is faster than making my own breakfast.

我在便利商店買一個三明治當早餐。我大多都會這樣,因為這樣比自己做早餐還要快。

4. I was too nervous to eat anything for breakfast. Usually, I make myself a bowl of oatmeal to start off the day right.

我太緊張以至於早餐吃不下任何東西。我通常會自己弄一碗燕麥粥,並開始新的一天。

  • oatmeal (n.) 燕麥粥

5. Of course, I always make time for breakfast. It is the most important meal of the day. My grandmother gets it ready for me.

當然,我總是會把時間空出來吃早餐。早餐是一天中最重要的一餐。我奶奶會幫我準備早餐。

No. 33

五種回答方式:

1. It would be awesome to be a famous actor. I love the spotlight. I would get all the attention I wanted.

當一位有名的演員棒呆了。我喜歡受大眾矚目,我可以因此得到大眾的關注。

  • awesome (adj.) 太棒了
  • spotlight (n.) 聚光燈

2. I wouldn’t want to be famous. Celebrities never get any privacy. The media follows them around like flies.

我不想成名。名人沒有任何隱私。媒體會像蒼蠅一樣跟著他們。

  • celebrity (n.) 名人
  • privacy (n.) 隱私
  • media (n.) 媒體

3. Sure, why not? With fame comes fortune and power. And I could use my fame to raise awareness about issues like saving the planet.

當然,何不呢?有名就能獲得財富和權力。我可以利用我的名氣來提升大家對於各種議題的意識,像是拯救地球。

  • fame (n.) 聲望,名氣
  • awareness (n.) 意識

4. I’m quite shy, so I don’t know if I could handle the pressure of being famous. I would probably go crazy and end up on the front page of the news.

我很害羞,所以我不知道我能不能應付出名的壓力。我可能會發瘋,最後登上新聞的頭版。

5. Who wouldn’t want to be a famous actor? You get millions of dollars to work whenever you feel like it. Then the rest of the time, your life is like one big vacation.

誰不想成為一個有名的演員?只要你想,你就可以獲得百萬元的工作。然後其餘時間裡,你的生活就像是在放長假。

No. 34

五種回答方式:

1. Definitely not. The streets here can be very dangerous. There are a lot of crazy drivers who don’t follow the traffic laws.

絕對不會。這裡的馬路非常危險,有很多不遵守交通規則的瘋狂駕駛。

2. Personally, I think it would be alright, as long as they were experienced drivers. I could give them a few tips to help them out.

就我而言,我認為只要他們是很有經驗的駕駛就沒問題。我可以提供他們一些訣竅來幫助他們。

3. It would depend where they came from. If it was someone from a busy city, they would probably be fine driving here. Otherwise, I wouldn’t suggest it.

這取決於他們從哪裡來。如果他們是從一個繁忙的城市來,他們在這裡開車應該沒問題。如果不是,我則不建議他們這麼做。

  • otherwise (con.) 否則

4. I would tell them about how bad the traffic can be here and let them make up their own mind. It doesn’t matter to me one way or the other.

我會告訴他們這裡的交通狀況多糟糕,然後讓他們自己決定。他們要不要不關我的事。

5. I think it would be okay to drive here, but they would have to be cautious and stay away from congested areas. But, that’s just my opinion.

我認為在這裡開車是可以的,但他們必須很小心,遠離擁擠的地區。但,這只是我的看法。

  • cautious (adj.) 小心翼翼的
  • congested (adj.) 擁擠的

No. 35

五種回答方式:

1. We usually sit around the dinner table and chat. We talk about what we did that day and discuss our plans for the next day.

我們通常會圍著餐桌聊天。我們會聊當天做了什麼,並討論我們明天的計畫。

2. After dinner, my mom cleans up the table and washes the dishes. The rest of us head to the living room and watch TV.

吃完晚餐後,我媽媽會清理餐桌和洗碗。我們其餘的人會去客廳看電視。

3. I usually hit the books after dinner and finish up all my homework. Mom and dad always go for a walk around the neighborhood.

我通常會在晚餐過後用功,並完成我所有的作業。媽媽和爸爸則總是會在附近散步。

  • hit the books (口語)認真唸書

4. Most of the time, we relax in the living room and watch the news. After the news, I help my mom clean up the kitchen while my father takes a nap.

我們家大多會在客廳放鬆然後看個新聞。看完新聞後,我會幫我媽媽清理廚房,而我爸則會小睡片刻。

5. More often than not, we all find a comfortable spot and relax for a while. Then my brother and I go out and shoot hoops for exercise.

通常,我們會找一個舒適的地方放鬆一下。接著,我哥哥和我會外出打籃球。

  • spot (n.) 地點
  • shoot hoops 打籃球

No. 36

五種回答方式:

1. Relieved. There is no better feeling that I can think of. It is like the weight of the world has been lifted off of your shoulders.

我會鬆了一口氣。我想不到有什麼比鬆一口氣更愉快的感受了。這感覺就像世界的重量已經從你的肩膀卸下。

  • relieve (v.) 緩解,使寬心

2. I don’t really feel any different. I expect to pass all my tests. I would be more surprised if I didn’t pass.

我不覺得會有什麼不同的感受。我預計我能通過所有的考試。如果我沒有通過,我會比較驚訝。

  • expect (v.) 預料,期待

3. I usually feel quite proud of myself. It is very rewarding when all your hard work pays off.

我通常都很以自己為榮。努力付出後能得到回報是很值得的。

  • rewarding (adj.) 值得做的,有意義的
  • pay off (phr.) 得到好結果

4. I get very excited whenever I pass a test. Then I can’t wait to get home and tell my parents the good news.

只要我通過考試,我就會很興奮。我會等不及要回家告訴我父母這個好消息。

5. It fills me with joy when I pass an exam. It’s the kind of feeling that makes my day.

通過考試讓我充滿喜悅。這種感覺讓我很高興。

  • make sb’s day 使.....高興

No. 37

五種回答方式:

1. Last night, I didn’t go to bed until 1 am, but this was an exception. Normally, I would go to bed around 11 or so.

我昨晚1點才睡覺,但這是個意外。正常情況下,我會在11點左右睡覺。

  • exception (n.) 例外

2. I went to bed right around 11:30 which is the usual time for me. I don’t like staying up much later or I will be grumpy the next day.

我在11:30左右睡覺,這是我平常的睡覺時間。我不喜歡熬夜,因為隔天我會很煩躁。

  • grumpy (adj.) 脾氣壞的

3. I think it was about 9 when I went to bed. I don’t normally go to bed so early, but I was feeling under the weather for some reason.

我想我昨天上床睡覺時大概是9點。我通常不會這麼早去睡覺,但因為某些原因我感到不舒服。

  • under the weather 覺得不舒服

4. I was up late studying for this test last night. I didn’t get to bed until midnight. As a rule, I am usually in bed by 10.

我昨晚為了這個考試熬夜。我一直到半夜才上床睡覺。一般來說,我通常10點前就睡覺了。

  • as a rule 一般來說,通常

5. I don’t know what time it was. I don’t have a set bedtime. I just go to bed when I feel like it.

我不知道那時候是幾點。我沒有固定的睡覺時間。我覺得想睡覺時就會去睡覺。

No. 38

五種回答方式:

1. Chicken fried rice is my favorite. I eat it as often as I can. It is great with a little hot sauce on it.

我最喜歡雞肉炒飯,只要有機會我就會吃。淋一點辣醬在上面很棒。

  • sauce (n.) 調味醬

2. I would have to say steak. There is nothing like a big juicy steak to fill you up. I don’t eat it very often though because it somewhat expensive.

我會說是牛排。沒有甚麼比多汁的大牛排更能填飽你的肚子。我不會經常吃,因為牛排有點貴。

  • somewhat (adv.) 有點

3. I love spaghetti and meatballs with lots of cheese on it. I eat it at least once a week if I can.

我喜歡義大利麵和沾有很多起司的肉丸。如果可以的話,我一週至少會吃一次。

  • spaghetti (n.) 義大利麵

4. Sushi is by far my favorite food. There is a place near my home that makes it. I go there several times a week.

壽司是我最喜歡的食物。我家附近有一個賣壽司的地方。我一週會去好幾次。

  • sushi (n.) 壽司

5. Nothing beats a nice, hot bowl of beef noodle soup. It is especially good on a cold winter‘s day. I have it at about once a week.

沒什麼比一碗熱的牛肉湯麵還好吃。在寒冷的冬天來一碗特別棒。我大約每週吃一次。

No. 39

五種回答方式:

1. I have only done it once. My mother forgot to wake me up before she went to work. I actually missed 2 classes because of it.

我只有過一次。我媽媽忘了在去工作前叫我起床。事實上,我因為這樣錯過兩堂課。

2. No, I have never overslept. I am always on time for class. My father would kill me if I missed a class.

不,我從來沒有睡過頭。我總是很準時上課。如果我錯過一堂課,我父親會殺了我。

3. Yes, I have overslept a few times. Each time I did it was because I forgot to set my alarm clock before going to bed.

有,我曾睡過頭幾次。每次我睡過頭都是因為睡前忘記設鬧鐘。

4. No, I haven’t. My father would never let that happen. He makes sure that I am up in plenty of time to get ready for school every morning.

不,我不曾睡過頭。我父親絕不會讓這種事發生。他會確保我每天早上都有足夠的時間準備上學。

  • plenty (adj.) 足夠的

5. I overslept and missed my first class yesterday in fact. I was up late the night before playing video games. I guess I didn’t hear my alarm go off.

事實上,我昨天就因睡過頭而錯過第一堂課。我在玩電動遊戲前就已經很晚了。我猜我沒有聽到我的鬧鐘響。

  • go off 突然發出巨響

No. 40

五種回答方式:

1. I would say “congratulations” to someone who has got engaged or has had a baby.

我會對已訂婚或生小孩的人說「恭喜」。

  • engaged (adj.) 已訂婚的

2. I would congratulate someone if they got an award or passed a big exam.

如果有人得獎,或是通過一個大型測驗,我會恭喜他們。

3. I would congratulate someone who has just got married or has graduated from high school. People traditionally give congratulations at these times.

我會恭喜剛結婚,或從高中畢業的人。人們通常會在這種時候會給予他人祝賀。

  • traditionally (adv.) 傳統地

4. I always say “congratulations” when a friend gets the highest mark on a test. I think they deserve it.

當有朋友考試獲得最高分時,我總是會向他們說「恭喜」。我認為他們值得這樣的結果。

  • deserve (v.) 應得

5. I like to say “congratulations” when my friends do well at a competition. I think it makes them feel even better about themselves.

當我的朋友在一場比賽中表現很好時,我喜歡向他們說「恭喜」。我認為這會讓他們覺得自己更棒。

  • competition (n.) 比賽,競賽