6.請依下文回答第 41 題至第 45 題
Christmas is full of old traditions, like having a turkey feast. But how did this begin？ First turkeys 41 into
Britain in 1526. 42 this time, people used to eat geese and even peacocks for Christmas meals. Henry VIII,
King of England, was the first person to eat turkey on Christmas, but it wasn't until the 1950s that the turkey
became a 43 popular choice than the goose. Cows and chickens were not eaten for Christmas because
people needed milk and eggs. People would have turkey as it was something different and they could also 44 their
cows and chickens. The good thing about this tradition is that turkeys are big 45 to feed the whole family. Today,
87% of people believe that Christmas would not be the same without a traditional roast turkey.
【題組】41 (A)are brought (B)were brought (C)brought (D)were bringing
11.請依下文回答第 46 題至第 50 題
Lagom is a new lifestyle that comes out of Sweden into our homes and our lives in the hope of helping us become
healthy and live a sustainable life. The Swedish word is defined as “not too much, and not too little—just right.” This
ethos of moderation has a great impact on Swedish people, who believe there should be a balance in everything they
do, from working hours to how many slices of cake they eat, from how much sugar to take in one coffee to the portion
sizes of dinner. Now people all over the world are interested in this living philosophy. Over the past six months, the
BBC reports that search engine Google has seen a steady increase in the number of searches for the term Lagom and in
the last three months, the word has been tweeted over 13,500 times.
My Swedish friend told me “asking a Swede about lagom is like asking a fish what water is. It’s part of our way
of life. There’s an inner voice saying, ‘Don’t be too talkative, but don’t be too quiet or shy. Don’t build the biggest
house in town and buy luxurious stuff, but don’t be poor.’”
Lagom has inspired several companies to manufacture skin collections, clothing, and furniture based on this notion
of making life easier, more enjoyable and inexpensive. Swedish furniture store IKEA, for example, has created a
project called “Live Lagom” to teach people how to reduce waste, save water, and live a healthier life. The famous
H&M also sells Lagom around the world. Everybody can afford to buy their products, which are functional, stylish,
and nice, but not too nice. Sam and Elliott Stocks, from England, published the lifestyle magazine Lagom. “Although
neither of us are Swedes, we admire Swedish culture,” says Elliott. “The philosophy of Lagom is beautifully simple; it
encourages everything in moderation.”
【題組】46 What is the best title for this passage？
(A)An Urgent Global Issue. (B)A Beautiful Life Journey.
(C)A New Trend to Keep Up With. (D)An Ancient Culture to Be Preserved.
14.【題組】49 What does “asking a fish what water is” in the second paragraph imply？
(A)Swedes cannot live without lagom. (B)Lagom has a negative influence on Swedes.
(C)A large part of Sweden is surrounded by the sea. (D)Swedes don't spend money on unnecessary things.
15.【題組】50 Which of the following statements is true about Lagom？
(A)It was created by the furniture store IKEA.
(B)The word has not appeared on tweets until the last three months.
(C)It encourages people to pursue both simplicity and quality.
(D)It means that everyone should enjoy life without concern for the future.