Carl：Hey, Yana, you’re good at solving puzzles, aren’t you?
Yana：Of course! Why do you ask?
Carl：I need people who have your skills because I’m putting a team together to join an escape room. Yana：What kind of room?
Carl：Escape room, and it’s the name of a game that locks people inside a room that is made to look
like a prison. They have to look for clues and solve puzzles to get out before
the set time is up. Yana：Cool! Count me in! Who else have you gotten to agree to do this?
Carl： At the moment, I have Vincent and Charlotte. For him, there’s no problem that he can’t
solve, and for her, it’s all about figuring out riddles. Yana：You should check with Steph. Noticing things that other people don’t is her specialty. Carl：I know. I plan to ask her after I get your answer. Yana： Boris loves playing these types of video games, so I think he is also a good choice for the team. Carl：Excellent! We’ll have a winning team together in no time. Yana：How exciting! Also, if I think of anyone else who can help us, I’ll let you know. puzzle 謎題 escape 逃脫 prison 監獄
clue 線索 figure out 理解 riddle 謎語 【題組】26. What are the people talking about?
(A) A party that is meant to surprise someone. (B) A band that can win a big prize. (C) A game that sees who can stay in a room the longest. (D) A team that needs people with all kinds of skills.
28.【題組】28. Which of the following is true?
(A) Vincent has a hard time with problems. (B) Boris has already been to an escape room in person. (C) Steph is good at seeing things that aren’t noticed by other people. (D) Charlotte is a person that has to have all the clues before she can do anything.
In the art world, many artists with “weak” bodies have shown us a “strong” power in their great
works of art. Take Frida Kahlo for example. She was a healthy girl until she was knocked down
by a bus at the age of twelve. Much of her body was seriously hurt, but her mind wasn’t. In her
paintings, we can feel her strong love for art and life. Another example is Christy Brown. He was
born in bad health, and the only part of his body that could move was his left foot. However, using
his only foot, he was still able to write and draw wonderfully. In his autobiography, Brown wrote
what happened in his life and how he began to draw pictures with his left foot. And don’t forget
Steve Wonder. He became blind soon after he was born, but he is now a popular singer and
songwriter. These artists with “weak” bodies bring us many good things and much hope with their “strong”
minds. Their stories tell us that the most important thing in life is not what we have, but what we
make of it.
【題組】29. What is the writer trying to say?
(A) History always repeats itself. (B) Art is the best medicine for a weak mind. (C) We should try to make the best use of our lives. (D) It takes more than hard work to make a great artist.
30.【題組】30. What does autobiography mean?
(A) A movie about great writers’ lives. (B) A book of a person’s life by that person. (C) A videotape that teaches how to write stories. (D) A picture with the painter’s name on the bottom.
31.【題組】31. Which is true about the three artists in the reading?
(A) They all had problems with their bodies. (B) They are all famous painters. (C) They all died at a young age. (D) They were all in bad health when they were born.
Dear Sir or Madam,
For the past 10 years, I’ve shopped at Nature’s Furniture because the prices you have are fair
and the products you sell are of the highest quality. What’s more, I enjoy the help your workers give
everyone. Well, I did until last week. When I asked one of the clerks who was fixing the table for some
help, he just ignored me. I asked again, and he answered by saying he didn’t serve my kind. After
that, he told me to go back to the country I came from. I have never been treated that way before. So, I’m sad to say that you’ve lost a customer. Sincerely,
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Mr. Jabar,
I am deeply sorry for what happened, and I still can’t believe it. The person who did that to
you has been found and let go. Also, I promise that nothing like that will ever happen again to you
or any of our customers. We really don’t want to lose someone who has been with us for so long, so I’ve sent you some
coupons. I know it won’t take the pain away, but I hope it will make up for the bad behavior that
one rude person showed you. Best regards,
madam 女士 furniture 家具 product 產品 ignore 忽略 serve 服務
promise 保證 coupon 折價券 behavior 行為 rude 無禮的 【題組】32. Why did Mr. Jabar write this letter?
(A) To place an order for a new table. (B) To tell someone how badly he was treated. (C) To find out if the store needs workers. (D) To return something that he bought.
35.【題組】35. Which of the following is correct?
(A) Mr. Jabar spoke too softly to the clerk the first time. (B) The clerk is still working at the store. (C) Mr. Jabar looks like he’s from a different country. (D) Mr. Jabar has been treated the same way before.
38.【題組】38. Which is True about the reading?
(A) Emily lives in Canada, and maybe she is a Christian. (B) Tokyo and Mexico are both in North America. (C) There are more and more people living on Antarctica. (D) Africa is the biggest continent and has the most countries on it.
Pokemon Go has become a hit since its release. There has been over 100 million downloads so
far. Restaurants, libraries, parks, and even many schools have witnessed the traffic that it has
brought in. Many people love Pokemon Go, but some hate it. Not long ago, Xin Beitou in Taipei City
became a hot spot for Pokemon Go players, which drew thousands of players to visit on weekends at
the cost of noise and trash. Complaints from local people have made the police take actions against
heavy traffic and to stop people from breaking the law. Up to 7147 Pokemon Go players were caught playing Pokemon Go behind the wheel by the
police, which is 12 times higher than before. Such dangerous driving caused more accidents. Also,
Pokemon Go overuse can cause health problems. Playing Pokemon Go would make school children
use smartphones too often and cause problems such as dry eyes and worse eyesight. release 發行 witness 見證 complaint 抱怨 local 當地的
【題組】41. What does the word “hit” mean?
(A) a popular game (B) a terrible experience
(C) an expensive thing (D) a hard question
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【題組】44. (A) about (B) in (C) with (D) around
Gisele：My dad’s taking me to a Dye-Out game this Saturday. He asked if you would like to come. Opal： 48. . Gisele：It’s a popular game these days. The game is played by two teams and can be played inside or
outside. You win the game by taking the other team’s castle or “killing” all the players on the
other team. Opal： 49. ?
Gisele：You use balls filled with oil paint to attack the players on the other team. Their clothes will
be covered with paint when they are hit by the balls. This way, they are “killed” and have to
leave the playground. Opal：Sounds exciting. Gisele：It is, but 50. . For example, you have to buy the clothes, the balls, the masks, and many
other things. Also, it can be dangerous sometimes. Opal：Well, then I have to ask my parents first.
【題組】48. (A) But I’m not good at it (B) Your dad has already invited me
(C) But I’ve never heard of it before (D) I’d love to join you this Saturday