III. Reading Comprehension: Questions 29~40. Read the three passages and choose the BEST ANSWER to each question.
The English language dates back around 1,500 years. Since then, the language has undergone many changes. The English from 1,000 years
ago would sound foreign in a modern English speaker. Modern English pronunciation also differs between people from places like India and the
USA, which are separated by great distance.
Another area of change is spelling, which people didn’t try to standardize until the 18th century. There are still differences between British
English and American English spelling, for example with “colour” vs. “color.” Vocabulary has also transformed quickly, such as with slang terms like
“groovy,” which is now outdated. New words from other language are also borrowed for things like food. Since English changes so quickly, even
native speakers are constantly learning the language.
【題組】29. What is the topic of the passage?
(A) The variety of English language
(B) The origin of English language
(C) The English language of Middle Ages
(D) The ancient history of English language