A woman in a supermarket is walking behind a grandfather and his badly behaved three-year-old grandson. It’s
obvious to her that he has his hands full with the child screaming for sweets in the sweet aisle, biscuits in the biscuit aisle,
and for fruit, cereal and soft drinks in the other aisles. Meanwhile, Granddad is working his way around saying in a
controlled voice, “Easy, William. We won’t be long…easy, boy.”
Another outburst, and she hears the grandfather calmly say, “It’s OK, William. Just a couple more minutes and we
will be out of here. Hang in there, boy.”
At the checkout, the little terror is throwing items out of the cart, and Granddad says again in a controlled voice,
“William, William, relax, pal. Don’t get upset. We’ll be home in five minutes. Stay cool, William.”
Very impressed, the woman goes outside to where the grandfather is loading his groceries and the boy into the car.
“It’s none of my business,” she says, “but you were amazing in there. I don’t know how you did it. The whole time, you
kept calm, and no matter how loud and annoying he got, you just calmly kept saying things would be OK. William is very
lucky to have you as his grandpa.”
“Thanks,” replied the grandfather, “but I’m William. The little twerp’s name is Kevin.”
【題組】76. Which of the following is the best title for this passage?
(A) Endless Patience (B)Grandpa Has Lost His Memory
(C) A Helpful Grandpa (D) A Naughty Kid
In English, there are two different kinds of nouns in general. One is countable, and 71 is uncountable. For countable nouns,
you can add -s or -es in the end of the word to make a plural form, such as two “rooms” or three “classes.” Uncountable nouns are for the
things that you cannot count with numbers. You need to add partitives in front of uncountable nouns so that you can “count” them.
72 , instead of saying a soap, you should say a 73 of soap. Some other good examples will be a “drop” of oil, two “rolls” of paper,
or one “cone” of ice cream, to name just a few. It may 74 some time for new English learners to understand the difference between
countable and uncountable nouns. One has to practice over and over again to 75 partitives. If you are a new English learner, just
remember this: Practice always makes perfect.
【題組】73. (A) pair (B) glass (C)bar (D)cup