閱讀測驗是很多考生畏懼的英文題型之一，其實閱讀測驗的解題並不難，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“stray dogs” (流浪狗)，所以文章一定跟“流浪狗”有關。
I must admit that there are a high number of stray dogs in
Taiwan. One hears of many cases of people being bit by dogs.
Society is becoming increasingly antagonized by such incidents. But
as many people suggest, killing dogs is not the solution. Also, how
many dogs are we going to put in the pound? I believe the solution
lies in sterilizing the dogs; if the Association for Animal Protection
and Welfare embarks on a well-organized sterilization drive, then the
dog population will gradually decline and they won’t seem like a
nuisance anymore. We need to work collectively towards this end and
aid the Association for Animal Protection and Welfare in their task.
Another way to control the increasing number of stray dogs is to
adopt them. Those who can afford to adopt a dog, give it food and
keep it well groomed and free from infections and diseases could
take the effort to adopt dogs. Dogs do not harm anybody unless they
themselves are harmed or provoked. If anybody pelts stones at the
dogs, they retaliate in self-defense. Man does not have the right to
kill animals, since they too possess the right to live. Dogs by
themselves do not harm anybody. They are tame creatures.
Ultimately, all of us must learn to co-exist.
( ) 1. What does the passage mainly discuss?
(A) How to kill stray dogs. (B) How to hold a dog adoption event.
(C) How to solve the stray dog problem. (D) How to sterilize stray dogs.
( ) 2. According to this article, what’s the best way to reduce the stray dog population?
(A) Raising dog-killing creatures.
(B) Promoting the sterilization and adoption of dogs.
(C) Establishing an Association for Animal Protection and Welfare.
(D) Considering a ban on the killing of stray dogs.
( ) 3. The word “pelt” in paragraph 2 could be replaced by _____.
(A) throw (B) grind (C) rock (D) break
( ) 4. According to this article, which of the following statements is true?
(A) We should keep as many stray dogs in the pounds as possible.
(B) Killing stray dogs is an act of self-defense.
(C) Adopting dogs is a nuisance for many people.
(D) Adopters should bear the responsibility of taking care of their dogs.
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“stray dogs” (流浪狗)，所以文章一定跟“流浪狗”有關。
sterilize v. 消毒、使絕育 (sometimes)
The solution can also be used to sterilize tools.
Kenneth's wife was sterilized after the birth of her third child.