21.三、閱讀測驗: (每題 2 分，共 12 分)
Tuvalu is one of the smallest countries in the world. It is
difficult to find clean water in the country, so farmers can’t grow
plants or vegetables in Tuvalu. People in Tuvalu need to pay
much money for fresh vegetables from foreign countries.
However, the sea around Tuvalu is cleaner than any other
part of the world because there are not any large factories in the
country. This beautiful and clean sea attracts people from
foreign countries. For visitors, it is more special than any other
place from around the world.
When the sea level grows too much, Tuvalu will face
another problem because the sea level may soon become higher
than the land of Tuvalu. If that happens, Tuvalu will show up
only on old maps in the future. Most of the people in Tuvalu
worry about this, but they can’t do anything to stop this from
happening, and many people are leaving Tuvalu for other
What’s worse, there is only one senior high school in
Tuvalu. It is truly difficult for people there to go to school to
learn useful things. After people move away from Tuvalu, they
can’t find good-paying jobs because they can only grow fruits,
catch fish, and clean houses. For people still living in Tuvalu,
maybe they can look on the bright side and pray the sea level
won’t grow anymore.
Tuvalu 吐瓦魯 sea level 海平面 if 如果 pray 祈禱
【題組】21. What’s the meaning of attract?
(A) To make people interested in going to a place.
(B) To have a fight with someone.
(C) To set up a plan.
(D) Let people plant trees and flowers in the yard.