No. 41

五種回答方式

1. One of the advantages of living in a small town is the peace and quiet. However, the biggest disadvantage is that there is never anything to do.

住在小鎮上的一個優點就是小鎮很和平很安靜。然而,最大的缺點就是,這裡沒什麼事好做的。

  • advantage (n.) 優點

2. Living in a small town is much more relaxing. The pace of live is much slower. But a big disadvantage is that there are few places to shop.

住在小鎮上放鬆多了,這裡的生活步調慢很多。但有一個很大缺點就是,這裡買東西的地方很少。

3. I think one of the advantages of living in a small town is the lower cost of living. A disadvantage would be there are few amenities.

我認為住在小鎮的一個優點就是生活開銷較低,缺點就是娛樂設施很少。

  • amenity (n.) 娛樂設施,生活福利設施

4. There is definitely less pollution in a small town, which is an advantage. But the public transportation isn’t as convenient as it is in larger places.

小鎮上的污染絕對比較少,這是一個優點。但大眾交通運輸就不像大城鎮這麼方便。

  • pullution (n.) 汙染
  • transportation (n.) 交通

5. Everyone knows everyone in a small town. This can be either an advantage or a disadvantage depending on how you look at it.

在小鎮上,每個人都認識彼此。這會是一個優點,也會是一個缺點,完全取決於你怎麼看待這件事。

No. 42

五種回答方式:

1. I prefer tea to coffee. I find that coffee is much too bitter and has strong tasting. Tea is much smoother and more pleasing to drink.

比起咖啡我更喜歡茶。我發現咖啡太苦了,而且味道很強烈。茶香醇多了,喝起來也更愉悅。

  • bitter (adj.) 苦的
  • smoother (adj.) 香醇的,濃厚的

2. My preference would be coffee. Not only does it taste good, but it also makes me more alert for class.

我偏愛咖啡。不只是因為咖啡嘗起來很棒,也因為咖啡讓我上課更專注。

  • preference (n.) 偏愛
  • alert (adj.) 機敏的,警覺的

3. I don’t like either of them. I don’t care for hot beverages. I would rather just have a nice, cold glass of water.

咖啡和茶我都不喜歡。我不喜歡熱飲。我寧可喝一杯冷水。

  • don’t care for sth 不喜歡某事
  • beverage (n.) 飲料

4. I would have to say tea, especially green tea. It has a nice flavor that goes well with many foods.

我必須說我比較愛茶,特別是綠茶。綠茶的味道很棒,跟很多食物吃起來很搭。

  • flavor (n.) 風味,味道

5. I would say that my personal preference would be coffee. For some reason, I love the smell of coffee. I always have.

我會說我個人偏愛咖啡。因為某些原因,我愛咖啡的味道,而且一直都很喜歡。

No. 43

五種回答方式:

1. I have always dreamt of living in Venice, Italy. There they have canals instead of streets. It is the most romantic place in the world.

我總是夢想住在義大利的威尼斯。那邊有的是運河而不是街道。威尼斯是世界上最浪漫的地方。

  • canal (n.) 運河
  • romantic (adj.) 富有浪漫色彩的

2. I would pick a metropolitan city like New York. I think there would be many opportunities for high-paying jobs there.

我會選擇住在像是紐約的大都市。我認為那裡有很多高薪的工作機會。

  • metropolitan (adj.) 大都市的
  • opportunity (n.) 機會

3. I would want to stay right here. I don’t like change. It would be too stressful to move somewhere where I wasn’t familiar with anything.

我會想要待在原本這裡。我不喜歡改變。搬到我不熟悉的地方對我來說壓力太大了。

  • stressful (adj.) 壓力大的,緊張的
  • familiar (adj.) 熟悉的

4. I’d like to live in a country with more open spaces. Canada might be good. There are a lot of peaceful areas there.

我想住在有更多開放空間的城市。加拿大可能是個好選擇。那裡有許多和平的地區。

  • peaceful (adj.) 和平的

5. If I could live anywhere, I would live on the moon. Then I would be the only person there and could do whatever I pleased. And, I wouldn’t have to go to school.

如果我可以住在任何地方,我想住在月球上。這樣我就會是那裡唯一的人類,可以做任何我喜歡的事。而且這樣我就不用去學校了。

No. 44

五種回答方式:

1. A perfect evening would be a night out with my friends. We could catch a movie or something. Afterwards, we could hit the night market and play games.

與我朋友共度的夜晚就是美好的夜晚。我們可以看電影或做其他事。之後,我們可以逛夜市或玩遊戲。

  • afterward (adv.) 之後,以後

2. For me, it would be a quiet and relaxing evening home alone. I would curl up on the sofa with a good novel. Then, maybe, take a long, hot bubble bath.

對我來說,美好的夜晚就是獨自在家享受寧靜又放鬆的夜晚。我會蜷縮在沙發上看一本好看的小說,之後可能會洗個熱泡泡浴。

  • curl up (phr.) 蜷縮
  • bubble (n.) 泡泡

3. I would invite all my friends over to my house and have a little party. We could sing karaoke songs, play cards and tell jokes.

我會邀請我所有的朋友來我家開一個小型派對。我們可以唱卡拉OK, 打牌還有說笑話。

  • karaoke (n.) 卡拉OK

4. Believe it or not, it would be spending time with my grandparents. I really enjoy their company and my grandfather always has fascinating stories to tell about the old days.

不管你相不相信,與我祖父母在一起就是美好的夜晚。我真的很喜歡他們的陪伴,我祖父總是有過去的故事可以說,這些故事都很有趣。講述過去吸引人的故事。

  • company (n.) 陪伴
  • fascinating (adj.) 吸引人的,極有趣的

5. Nothing could be more perfect than an evening shopping with my friends. We always have so much fun trying on new clothes, but we rarely get the chance to do it.

沒有甚麼比夜晚和朋友逛街更完美的了。試穿新衣服總是讓我們很開心,但我們很少有機會這樣。

  • rarely (adv.) 很少

No. 45

五種回答方式:

1. I felt like I was going to throw up. I don’t handle pressure very well. Even before small quizzes, I get nervous.

我覺得我快吐了。我不太會應付壓力。即使是小考,我還是會感到很緊張。

  • throw up (ph.) 嘔吐
  • nervous (adj.) 緊張不安的

2. Actually, I didn’t feel too bad. I was a little anxious, but I think that is to be expected before such an important test.

事實上,我不會覺得太糟。我有點焦慮,但我認為在如此重要的考試前會這樣是可以預期的。

  • anxious (adj.) 焦慮的,不安的

3. I was fairly calm given the circumstances. I did all that I could do to prepare and I think that helped me stay relaxed.

在這種情況下我相當冷靜。我盡我所能地準備了,我認為這有助於我保持放鬆。

  • fairly (adv.) 相當地
  • circumstance (n.) 情況,情形

4. I felt the same as I do before any other test; terrified! I have this fear of failing tests because I don’t want to let my parents down.

我感覺跟考其他考試前的感覺是一樣的,我怕死了!我很害怕考試沒過,因為我不想讓我父母失望。

5. I was totally stressed out. My parents have very high expectations of me that are hard to live up to.

我壓力非常大。我父母對我有很高的期望,這些期望我很難達到。

  • stressed out (adj.) 壓力大的,焦慮的
  • expectation (n.) 期望

No. 46

五種回答方式:

1. The same as every other morning, my father dropped me off on his way to work. It’s too far for me to walk there.

一如每天早晨,我父親在他去工作的途中載我到學校。走到學校對我來說太遠了。

  • drop off (ph.) 讓....下車,將某人或某物帶到某地

2. I caught a ride with my neighbor. Normally I take the bus, but he said he was headed that way and offered to give me a ride. It was nice not to take the bus for a change.

我搭我鄰居的便車。我通常會搭公車上學,但他說他的目的地和我的學校同方向,並說可以載我一程。很高興今天可以不用跟平常一樣搭公車。

  • catch a ride 搭便車
  • head (v.) 朝著某方向前進

3. It was raining this morning, so my mother drove me to school. Usually, I ride my bike, but my mother doesn’t like me to get wet.

今天早上下雨,所以我媽媽開車載我上學。我通常會騎腳踏車上學,但我媽媽不希望我淋濕。

4. I walked to school this morning. Most mornings, all the kids in the neighborhood meet on the corner near my house and we walk to school together.

我今早走路上學。大部分的早晨,住附近的所有小孩都會在我家附近的轉角碰面,然後我們會一起走去學校。

5. My mother brought me to school on her scooter. I hate riding on the back of it. I thinks it’s dangerous, but I guess it beats walking.

我媽媽騎機車載我去學校。我討厭坐在機車的後座。我認為這很危險,但我猜比走路好。

  • beat (v.) 比.....好

No. 47

五種回答方式:

1. Hey, Gary. Sorry to bother you, but I need your help badly. I have a test coming up and I’m totally unprepared. Can you come over and help me out?

嘿,蓋瑞,抱歉打擾你,但我很需要你的幫助。我有一個考試快到了,但我完全沒有準備。你可以來幫我嗎?

2. Hi, Nicole. I have a huge favor to ask of you. Would you be able to come over to my house and help me study? If I don’t get some help, I’m going to fail.

嗨,妮可,我想請你幫我一個大忙。你有辦法來我家教我讀書嗎?如果我不找人幫我,我考試就要不及格了。

3. Hello, Harry. This is Scott. I desperately need you to come over and give me a hand studying. What do you say?

哈囉,哈利,我是史考特。我非常需要你來我這裡教我讀書。你可以呢?

● desperately (adv.) 非常,極其

4. Oh, Brian. I’m so glad to hear your voice. Listen. I am having nothing but trouble trying to study for this test. Is there any way you can make time to help me?

噢,布萊恩,真高興聽到你的聲音。聽著,我在準備這個考試時遇到很多困難。你有時間來幫助我嗎?

5. Sally! Thank god I got ahold of you. I’m struggling with math again. I’d be forever in your debt if you could come over and tutor me.

莎莉!謝天謝地我聯絡上你了。我又被數學難倒了。如果你可以來教我的話,我永遠都會很感謝你。

● get ahold of sb 與...聯絡上

●struggle (v.) 掙扎

● be in sb’s debt (phr.) 非常感謝某人

●debt (n.) 債

No. 48

五種回答方式:

1. Hi, Harold. It’s Michael calling. I can’t make it for dinner. I have to stay late at school to finish an assignment that’s due tomorrow. I hope you can forgive me.

嗨,哈洛德,我是麥可。晚餐我沒辦法去了。我要留在學校完成一項明天截止的作業。希望你能原諒我。

● make it (phr.) 做到

● assignment (n.) 功課,任務

2. Good afternoon. George here. I’m really sorry, but I have to back out on you. Something important came up. Can we do dinner next week instead?

午安,我是喬治。我很抱歉我必須取消我們的約定。我突然有件重要的事要做。我們可以下禮拜再一起吃晚餐嗎?

● back out (phr.) 食言

● instead (adv.) 作為替代

3. Hey there, Sonia. It’s me Ron. I have some bad news. I have to cancel our dinner plans. I feel really terrible about this. Is there any way that I can make it up to you?

嗨,索尼雅,我是隆恩。我有些壞消息。我必須取消我們晚餐的約。為此我感到非常抱歉。有什麼我可以補償你的嗎?

● make sth. up (phr.) 彌補

4. Hi, Bob. I really hate to do this, but I have to cancel our dinner plans. There is a family emergency and I need to be at home. I hope you understand.

嗨,鮑柏。我很不想取消我們晚餐的約,但我必須這麼做。我家有緊急狀況,而我必須待在家。希望你能理解。

● emergency (n.) 緊急事件

5. Hi, Tony. I won’t be able to make it for dinner. I feel awful. I was really looking forward to it. Unfortunately, my teacher gave me last minute assignment that I can’t get out of.

嗨,東尼。我沒辦法去吃晚餐了。我感覺很糟,我原本真的很期待。不幸的是,我的老師在最後一刻給我們作業,我無法脫身去吃晚餐。

● unfortunately(adv.)不幸地

● get out of sth. (phr.) 逃避,擺脫

No. 49

五種回答方式:

1. Yes, I have been to Kenting National Park in southern Taiwan. I went there in the summer about 2 years ago. The scenery was out of this world. I would definitely recommend it to my friends.

我去過位在台灣南部的墾丁國家公園。我大概是兩年前的夏天去過那裏。那裏的景色棒極了。我絕對會推薦我朋友去。

● scenery (n.) 風景

● out of this world (phr.) 非常棒的

● definitely (adv.) 無疑地

● recommend (v.) 推薦


2. I went to Taroko Gorge National Park when I was 10. The steep, rocky cliffs were unlike anything I’d seen before. And, the hiking trails there were spectacular.

我十歲時去過太魯閣國家公園。那裏陡峭又崎嶇的峭壁是我從未看過的。而且,那裏的健行步道非常壯觀。

● gorge (n.) 峽谷

● steep (adj.) 陡峭的

●rocky (adj.) 崎嶇難行的,多岩石的

● cliff (n.) 峭壁

● spectacular (adj.) 壯觀的


3. I have never been to one, but I have always dreamt of going to Yangmingshan National Park. I have heard that the hot springs there are some of the best in the country.

我一個也沒去過,但我總是想要去陽明山國家公園。我聽說那裏的溫泉是全國最棒的溫泉之一。


4. In 2009, I visited Kinmen National Park with my parents. The architecture there is quite fascinating. Some of the buildings date back to the Ming Dynasty.

我和父母在2009年時去過金門國家公園。那裏的建築物相當的迷人。有些建築物可以追朔到明朝。

● fascinating (adj.) 迷人的

● architecture (n.) 建築

● dynasty (n.) 朝代


5. Last year, I went on a trip to Shei-Pa National Park in Hsinchu County. Snow Mountain was alright, but it really isn’t my sort of thing. I’d rather vacation in the city.

去年我到位在新竹的雪霸國家公園去旅行。雪山還不錯,但我實在沒那麼喜歡。我寧可在都市度假。

No. 50

五種回答方式:

1. I am wearing my school uniform which consists of light pants and a short-sleeved shirt. It is green and yellow. On the front left of the shirt are my school number and the school’s logo.

我正穿著我們學校的制服,上半身是短袖的襯衫,下半身是輕便的短褲。制服是綠色和黃色的。在襯衫的左上方有我的學號和校徽。

● consist of sth. (v.) 由...組成

● short-sleeved (adj.) 短袖的

2. I’m wearing a tan cardigan, a striped long-sleeved shirt and blue jeans. I should’ve worn something lighter. It is hot in here.

我穿著一件褐色羊毛衫、一件條紋長袖襯衫和藍色牛仔褲。我應該穿得更輕便一點的。這裡很熱。

● tan (adj.) 褐色

● cardigan (n.) 羊毛衫

● striped (adj.) 條紋的

3. I’m wearing a plaid skirt, dark-blue stockings and a plain white blouse. I was wearing a vest with flowers on it earlier, but it was too hot.

我穿著一件格子裙、深藍色的長筒襪,還有一件白襯衫。我早一點的時候穿的是碎花背心,但實在是太熱了。

● plaid (n.) 方格花紋

●stocking (n.) 長筒襪,絲襪

● blouse (n.) 女性襯衫

4. I have on light-brown cargo pants, a checkered polo shirt and my favorite sport coat. It’s nice to dress up once in a while.

我穿著一件淺褐色的工作褲、格子polo衫,和我最喜歡的運動外套。偶爾打扮一下感覺還不錯。

● cargo pants (n.) 工作褲

●checkered (adj.) 有不同顏色格子圖案的

5. I’m wearing a long, bright-pink dress. It is made of silk and has short sleeves and a “V” neck. I think it looks great with these black, leather heels that I bought last week.

我穿著一件亮粉色的長裙。裙子是絲做的,而且有短的袖子和V字領。我覺得這件裙子和這雙我上禮拜買的黑色皮革跟鞋很搭。

● silk (n.) 絲

● sleeve (n.) 袖子

● leather (n.) 皮革