A young man was running along the street in a great hurry.
Another man in the street wondered why and asked the man, “Where
are you hurrying to?” Then the young man stopped unwillingly and
said, “I’m going to the Taipei station. As I don’t have enough money,
I’m running after the bus. In this way I can save twenty dollars. Oh, I
see. I’m also going there. Shall we go together?”
Then the two began to run after a bus. They ran for some
minutes and one of them said, “Now stop, my friend. I’ve got an
idea. If we run after a bus instead of getting on it, we can save fifteen
dollars each, right? But if we run after a taxi, we can save more!” Oh,
you are right. I haven’t thought of such a simple thing.” Then, they
found a taxi and started to run after it. Everyone in the street looked at
them and laughed.
( ) 1. Why did the man in the street wonder?
(A) Because he himself was in a great hurry.
(B) Because a young man was running along the street.
(C) Because the young man stopped unwillingly.
(D) Because the bus was running behind them.
( ) 2. Why was the young man running after the bus?
(A) He didn’t have enough money to get on a bus.
(B) He wanted to catch the bus.
(C) He forgot something on the bus.
(D) He was running for fun.
( ) 3. Why did the man think that if they ran after a taxi, they could save more?
(A) Because if they got on a bus, it would cost more.
(B) Because if they took a taxi, it would cost more.
(C) Because taxi fare is cheaper than bus fare.
(D) Because a taxi is smaller than a bus.
( ) 4. Why did everyone in the street look and laugh?
(A) The two men were running after the bus.
(B) The two men were talking on the street.
(C) The two men were running after a taxi.
(D) The bus was running after a taxi.
英銘老師：閱讀測驗是很多考生畏懼的英文題型之一，其實閱題測驗的的解題並不難，因為外國人寫文章都愛用破題法，只要看第一段即可知道文章大概在講什麼內容。例如在此篇文章的第一段中，有提到“a young man” (一位年輕人)、 “run” (跑)、“along the street”(沿街)，所以文章一定跟“一位年輕人沿街跑步”有關。