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UNIT 1

大師名作選

Tobermory 〈托伯莫里〉 —Synopsis by Bertus van Aswegen

〈托伯莫里〉為英國小說家赫克托.休.芒羅(Hector Hugh Munro, 1870–1916) 的作品,芒羅以筆名 Saki 廣為人知,其故事以機智諷刺著稱,如本篇由一隻聽懂人話的貓 點破人們表面上相處融洽、私下卻互相輕蔑的偽善行為,結局則充滿黑色幽默。

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He confirms that Mr. Appin was telling

On a cool, rainy afternoon, the Blemleys are hosting1 a house party. They

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walks in, and Lady Blemley asks if he

Cornelius Appin. Lady Blemley has asked

would like some milk. “I don’t mind if

him to the party because she has heard

I do,” he casually 4 replies, surprising

he is clever. She hopes that he will provide

everyone. When Miss Resker asks him 25

by the question. Another guest then seeks

everybody that he has been trying for

his opinion about human intelligence. 5

more than 17 years to teach animals to

Instead of answering the question, he

speak like humans. He has finally found success by teaching the Blemleys’ cat, Tobermory, to speak in full sentences and with perfect grammar.3 The guests find this hard to believe. Sir Wilfrid goes in search of Tobermory, and he returns in shock.

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if it was easy to learn human speech, Tobermory ignores her, obviously bored

At teatime,u Mr. Appin informs

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the truth. At that moment, Tobermory

have invited several guests, including Mr.

entertainment2 for the gathering.u

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humiliatesu her by commenting that he overheard Sir Wilfrid refer to her as a “brainless woman” earlier. * 中文翻譯請參閱第 65 頁


關鍵解析 Language Notes

1. find + O. + O.C. 的用法

字彙 Vocabulary * 1.

• I found the movie boring, but my friend thought it was exciting. 我覺得這部電影無聊,但我朋友覺得它很刺激。

* 2.

* 3.

a 片語介系詞 instead of 後面接 N./V-ing,表示「取 代、代替……;……而不是……」。

• I will pay by credit card instead of cash. 我將用信用卡而不是現金來付款。

b 動詞 overhear 指「無意中聽到;偷聽到」,三態為 overhear–overheard–overheard,與 hear 用法相 同,受詞補語可用原形動詞或 V-ing;用原形動詞時表 示聽到完整陳述(如文中用法),為 V-ing 時則表示聽到 當下片段的內容。

• Travis overheard two people on the subway talking about a book he had just read. 崔維斯無意中聽到地鐵上的兩個人正在談論他剛看完的一 本書。

c refer to A as B 表示「把 A 稱為 B」。 • Janet refers to her daughter as her little treasure.

娛樂(活動)

grammar [`gr1m0] n.

文法

Chris wants to take this class because he needs to improve his grammar. * 4.

casually [`k1.w4li] adv.

不經意地、隨便地

Whitney casually examined the clothes in the store.

2. Instead of answering . . . 句子解析 Instead of answering the question, he humiliates her by commenting that he overheard Sir Wilfrid refer to her as a “brainless woman” earlier.

entertainment [~5nt0`tenm4nt] n.

There will be many forms of entertainment for children at the fair.

• Fran found basketball to be a fun sport to play. 法蘭覺得籃球是一種很有趣的運動。

主持、舉辦

I’m going to host a party this weekend, and you’re invited.

動詞 find 在此表示「認為、覺得」,常用句型為:

find + O. + (to be) Adj./N.

host [host] v.

*為大考出現過的字彙

* 5. intelligence

[6n`t5l4d.4ns] n.

智能、智力

Your test results show that you are someone with high intelligence.

u

*u

字彙小筆記:僅供參考

gathering [`g1\4r6;] n. 聚會

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teatime [`ti~ta6m] n. 午茶時間

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humiliate [hju`m6li~et] v. 羞辱

Info Box 第 11 行 find success 表示「獲得成功」。 第 16 行 in search of 指「尋找、找尋……」。 第 18 行 in shock 表示「感到震驚地」。 第 23 行 , surprising . . . 由 , which surprises . . . 簡 化而來,which 指前面貓說話回答這件事。

珍妮特把她的女兒稱作小珍寶。

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請依句意填入正確英文。

q 今天我們要去圖書館而非遊樂場。 Today we are going to the library the playground. w 由於在班機出發前還有時間,卡蘿就在機場裡隨意走走。 Since she had time before her flight left, Carol walked around the airport. * 答案請參閱第 65 頁

插畫 / 郭璧如

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UNIT 6

旅遊好去處

Naples—

Italy

A Journey to the Heart of Italy

▲ 阿瑪菲海岸(Amalfi Coast [3`m3lfi])有著經典地中海 風情。

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那不勒斯

Naples

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—Helen Yeh

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less visited by tourists than other Italian

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Naples is also known for its churches, 15

and the Cappella Sansevero is a must-

cities. This is good news, since it means

visit among them. It contains the 18th-

the city has fewer tourist traps and more

century marble sculpture1 Veiled Christ,

opportunities to explore authentic Italian

which shows the figure of Christ covered

culture.

by a veil. The veil looks so thin, and

In medievalu times, Naples was called

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its delicate 2 folds rest so gently over Christ’s face and body that you’ll wonder

“the city of the seven castles.” Today,

at the artist’s skill.

these castles still exist. Among the most 10

Rome

「義」亂情迷那不勒斯

Naples has a rich culture, yet it’s

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羅馬

striking is the 13th-century Castel Nuovo,

Neapolitans can turn everything into

which has four towers and a crocodile

an art—including pizza making. Each

pit. According to legend, prisoners condemned to die were thrown in it.

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pie is perfectly crafted 3 by hand with experience and knowledge passed down from generation4 to generation. Making pizzas is such an important part of the culture in Naples that it has 30

even been given world heritage status5 by UNESCO. * 中文翻譯請參閱第 67-68 頁

新堡(Castel Nuovo )是一座具有歷史意義的城堡, 曾作為皇室住所,可入內參觀。相傳過去護城河裡養了 鱷魚,死刑犯會被扔進護城河裡,屍體總是會神祕消失。

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關鍵解析 Language Notes

字彙 Vocabulary

1. 主詞補語提前的倒裝

* 1.

S.C.

V.

S.

[Among the most striking] is the 13th-century Castel Nuovo, which has four towers and a which 引導的關係子句來補述說明主詞 crocodile pit. 再來看個例句:

sculpture [`sk9lpt]0] n.

雕像、雕塑品;雕刻藝術

The artist’s wife served as a model for his latest sculpture.

要強調主詞補語或主詞帶有較長的修飾詞時,常會把主 詞補語移到句首,此時主詞和動詞要倒裝。

The 13th-century Castel Nuovo, which has four towers and a crocodile pit, is among the most striking.

*為大考出現過的字彙

* 2.

delicate [`d5l6k4t] adj.

精細雅緻的;脆弱易碎的

There are many delicate things inside the box, so please be careful with it. * 3.

craft [kr1ft] v.

精心製作

As a hobby, Albert crafts beautiful pieces from wood. * 4.

generation [~d.5n4`re]4n] n.

世代;一代(文中 from

generation to generation 表示「世世代代;一代接一代」)

My family has lived in this town for generations.

• Sitting on the bench was a former teacher of mine. 坐在長椅上的是我以前的一位老師。

* 5. status

[`st1t4s] n.

地位、身分;狀況(也可唸作 [`stet4s] )

Did you see Mike changed his relationship status on Facebook to “it’s complicated”?

2. 「如此……以致於……」的句型比較 so . . . that . . . 和 such . . . that . . . 都可用來指「如 此……以致於……;非常……結果……」 ,用法如下:

a so + Adj./Adv. + that + S. + V.(第 20 行)用來強 調形容詞或副詞,that 子句說明結果。

u

*u

• Erica talks so softly that sometimes it’s hard to hear her.

第 1 2 行 p i t 指 「 窪 坑 ; 凹 處 」, c r o c o d i l e p i t [`kr3k4~da6l] 在此指「鱷魚坑、鱷魚池」。

b 強調名詞時則可用 such,其句型為:

第 13 行動詞 condemn [k4n`d5m] 指「宣判、判處」, 文中 condemned 前面省略了 who were,prisoners condemned to die 指「被判死刑的囚犯」。

a(n) + Adj. + 單數可數名詞 (第 28 行)

(Adj.) + 複數可數名詞

medieval [%mi`div4l] adj. 中世紀的

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愛瑞卡說起話來輕聲細語,以致於有時很難聽見她的聲音。

such

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that + S. + V.

第 21 行 wonder 作動詞,指「感到驚訝、覺得驚奇」, p. 30 第 1 行的 wonder 則作名詞,指「奇觀、奇蹟」。

(Adj.) + 不可數名詞

第 26 行片語動詞 pass down 指「把(知識、傳統 等)傳給後人;把……往下傳」,文中用到 with + O. + O.C. 的句型,受詞與其補語為被動關係,故用過去分詞 passed down 表示。

• It was such a sad movie that everyone was crying by its end. 這部電影非常悲傷,結果電影結束時每個人都哭了。

• This is such shocking news that he fainted when he heard it.

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這個消息太令人震驚,以致於他聽到時便昏了過去。

A. sculpture

Italian [6`t1lj4n] adj. 義大利的

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Neapolitan [%ni4`p3l4t4n] n. 那不勒斯人

n. 義大利人

B. generation

C. status

q The artist’s latest _____ is made from wood.

w Ben applied to change his _____ from a foreigner to a citizen.

e This family ring has been passed down from one _____ to another.

國家人民小辭典 h

請選出正確選項。

* 答案請參閱第 68 頁

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UNIT 11

科學生活

Our Surprisingly

Radioactive World 無所不在的輻射 —Ben Bousada

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Many people view radiation as a

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This will sound distressingu for those

dangerous but distant thing they would

who believe that the tiniest bit of radiation

rarely encounter. To them, radiation

can severely4 hurt them. Indeed, some

occurs in nuclear 1 accidents 2 and in

types are dangerous, especially those

the realmu of comic books, in which it

that happen in large doses5 and for long

turns ordinary people into superheroes or

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periods of time. The much-feared nuclear

villains.u However, they may be surprised

accidents belong to this kind. However,

to learn that they are exposed3 to it on a

the truth is that the vast majority of

daily basis.

radiation is harmless to humans. That’s because radiation is just

Info Box 第 10 行 those who V. 指「那些……的人」;第 13 行的 those 指事物,those that V. 即指「那些…… 的事物」。

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This energy is given off when atoms 6 naturally fall apart. The sun, the stars,

第 21 行 etc. [5t`s5t4r4] 為 et cetera 的縮寫,表示 「等等、諸如此類」。

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第 22 行 give off 指「散發、釋放(氣味、光、煙 霧、聲響等)」 ,同句中 fall apart 指「分裂;瓦解」。 第 26 行 come into contact with 表示「接觸 到……」。

another word for energy which can take the form of light, heat, microwaves, etc.

第 15 行複合形容詞 much-feared 指「令人極度恐 懼的」。

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radiation. Therefore, people are almost constantly coming into contact with it, sometimes in very surprising places. * 中文翻譯請參閱第 70 頁


關鍵解析 Language Notes

字彙 Vocabulary

1. view sb/sth as Adj./N. 認為某人、某事

* 1.

• I’ve known this teacher for so long that I view her as a friend. 我認識這位老師已經很久了,所以我把她視為朋友。

• We regard Tony as the smartest student in our class. 我們認為東尼是我們班上最聰明的學生。

yearly monthly regular

意外事故

* 3. expose [6k`spoz] v. 使接觸、使暴露於(之後常接 to + N.)

You’ll be exposed to the sun all day today, so remember to properly cover yourself. * 4.

severely [s4`v6rli] adv.

嚴重地;嚴苛地

dose [dos] n. (藥物等的)一劑 The doctor gave Leslie a small dose of the drug to help ease her pain.

* 6.

每週地

basis

accident [`1ks4d4nt] n.

John broke his leg in a bad car accident.

* 5.

形容詞 daily 指「每天的 ; 日常的」, on a daily basis [`bes6s] 指「每天地」。其他類似的片語有:

on a

* 2.

The typhoon severely damaged the city.

2. on a daily basis 每天地

weekly

核能的;核武器的

The government has promised to reduce its use of nuclear energy.

物是……(的) 動詞 view 在此指「看待、認為」 ,view 也可用 think of、regard 代替,表示「將……視為……」。

nuclear [`nukli0] adj.

*為大考出現過的字彙

atom [`1t4m] n.

原子

Mr. Adams used a model of an atom to teach his students about matter.

每年地 每月地 u

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u

realm [r5lm] n. 領域、範圍

u

villain [`v6l4n] n. 反派、惡棍

定期地

• Ted goes biking on a daily basis. 泰德每天都會去騎腳踏車。

• Telephone bills will be sent to you on a monthly basis.

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distress [d6`str5s] v. 使苦惱、使憂慮(文中以現在分詞 distressing 作形容詞,表示「令人煩惱、憂慮、痛苦的」)

電話費帳單會每個月寄給你。

• The safety equipment must be checked on a regular basis. 安全設備必須定期檢查。

3. take the form of + N. 採取……形式; 以……的方式

form 在此指「形式;方法、作法」,take the form of + N. 表「以……方式」。 • Clark’s payment for the article he wrote took the form of a check. 克拉克所寫的那篇文章的酬勞是以支票的方式支付。

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請依句意填入正確英文。

q 那些工人是每週領薪的。 Those workers are paid . w 人們投票關閉附近的核能發電廠。 The people voted to shut down the nearby power plant.

輻射小辭典 h

radioactive [%redio`1kt6v] adj. 放射性的、有輻射的

h

radiation [~redi`e]4n] n. 輻射能;輻射物

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microwave [`ma6kro~wev] n. 微波

e 好幾個人在這起車禍中受到重傷。 Several people were car accident.

hurt in the * 答案請參閱第 70 頁

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