7.When I was a kid, I did not like to play the piano. My parents asked me to practice the piano every day, but I just (42) to go out and play with my classmates. I was so bored with practicing the same piece of music for hours that I almost gave it (43) . When I was ten years old, I began my piano lessons with an (44) teacher, Beth, who allowed me to choose the piece I would like to play and urged me to play for the pleasure of the music. Instead of criticizing me, she encouraged me and taught me to have self confidence. I also learned from Beth that the beauty of music comes from passion rather than from techniques. I am grateful to her (45) introducing me to the wonderful world of music.
Now I enjoy playing the piano. I practice not for my parents but for (46) . Playing the piano can be a lot of fun.
【題組】42 (A)want (B)wants (C)wanted (D)wanting
13.Sam, who was born in Canada, moved to Taipei with his family last year. Now he is studying Chinese in a language school. The teachers and students there are very friendly to him. In the school, Sam not only studies Chinese but gets to learn about Chinese culture. He is also learning to eat with chopsticks and write with brushes.
For Sam, Taipei is a city full of excitement. There are food stalls everywhere and they offer him a variety of meal choices. Besides, Sam also finds the Shih-lin Night Market very convenient for it sells everything that Sam wants to buy. Sam loves to wander around from one vendor to another vendor. He is overwhelmed by the variety of products he finds at the night market.
On weekends, Sam usually goes to the movies and goes jogging in the park. And he also loves to go to Beitou to enjoy the hot spring in winter. In summer, Sam likes to go surfing in Fu Long. Sam really loves his life in Taipei.
【題組】48 Where is Sam studying now?
(A) senior high school. (B)A college. (C)A language school. (D)A junior high school.
14.【題組】49 According to the passage, what is Sam’s impression of Taipei?
(A)Taipei is an ugly city. (B)There are many bad people in Taipei.
(C)People in Taipei know how to use chopsticks. (D)Taipei is an exciting city.