【非選題】 IV. “Writing” will be one part of the future entrance exam. Read through the article below and design six writing questions according to【104學年度四技二專統一入學測驗共同科目英文科增加之非選擇題型】.
After each question, state your methods of enhancing students' ability in
answering each type of the questions. (30%)
People have shaken hands for hundreds of years. It seems that the
custom began long ago during dangerous times. A man would reach out his hand to another so that he could show that he was not carrying a weapon. From that, grasping the hand of the other is seen as a sign of good intentions. Originally, the custom of shaking hands was limited to men. The custom of women shaking hands did not occur until women started demanding equality with men. Of course, there is more than one way to shake a hand. But exactly what makes a good
handshake? Robert E. Brown gives the answer in his book, The Art, the Power, the Magic: How to Read Hands That Talk.
For example, to do the All-American Handshake, you have to look into the other person's eyes, grasp his or her whole hand, and pump it two or three times. According to Brown, this is the handshake of a good listener and a trustworthy person. Politicians and salespeople often use the Two-handed Shake because it seems so friendly. Two-handed shakers put their left hand on the other person's arm or shoulder as they shake hands. However, it's best to use it merely with good friends because this can feel too friendly to some people.
Watch out for people with handshakes that pull your fingers, or twist and crush your hand. If you get one of these handshakes, the person may want to make you feel he or she is stronger than you.
Two more uncomfortable handshakes are the Palm Pinch and the Dead Fish. A Palm Pincher shakes your hand with only a few fingers. In the
Dead Fish Shake, the person's hand slides out of the handshake. It's possible that people shake hands these ways because they are embarrassed or shy.
Shaking hands is an important part of body language. It can identify someone as truthful, friendly, powerful, or nervous. It's hard to be
successful without mastering a good handshake, such
as the All-American. If the All-American isn't your
natural handshake, don't worry. Mr. Brown says
that you can change your handshake with lots of
practice. So, go on out there and start shaking
hands. Just think of all the people you can meet.