第 41 題至第 45 題，請依文意，從四個選項中選出最合適者
Taiwan ranked ninth among 12 Asian countries rated in an English skills index, outperforming only Vietnam, China
and Thailand. The 41 was reported by Education First, an international education company, that rated 1.7 million
adults from 54 countries globally from 2009 - 11 based on tests covering English listening and reading proficiency.
Taiwan ranked ninth in Asia and 30th in the world and its global ranking was 42 the 26th - 38th range that
represents low proficiency, according to the company’s English Proficiency Index.
Commenting on Singapore and Malaysia’s English skills, Education First Senior Vice President Christopher McCormick
said the two nations have higher proficiencies because their populations are composed of multiple 43 groups who
rely on English to communicate. 44 South Korea（21st overall）and Japan（22nd overall）put a high priority
on education, the lack of an English-speaking environment, the focus on memorization and the passive interaction
45 teachers and students led to their proficiency levels falling below the OECD average, he said.