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WAR HORSE

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  • 2012-10-22
  • 由青少年小說改編而成的戰馬是導演史蒂芬史匹柏繼「辛德勒名單」和「搶救雷恩大兵」後的第三部戰爭片。壯闊的戰爭場面、詩意的英國鄉村風景,馬兒Joey顛沛流離的奇幻之旅,以及人和馬之間真摯的情誼,構成了這部渲染力十足的電影。

    《 戰馬電影預告 》


    字彙 Flashcards :使用說明
    • 精選多益 / 全民英檢中高級 / 托福單字片語

    unique (adj) 獨特的
    tenant (n) 承租人
    fleet-footed (adj) 腳程快的
    thoroughbred (n) 純種好馬
    auction (n) 拍賣
    take a risk of Ving:冒險…
    on a whim:突發奇想
    plow (v) 犁
    sink (v) 下沉
    poverty (n) 貧窮
    fall in love with sth/ sb :愛上…
    tame (v) 馴服
    train (v) 訓練
    inseparable (adj) 形影不離的;
    分不開的
    harvest (n) 收穫;收成
    have no choice but to V原:
    不得不…
    cavalry (n) 騎兵隊
    transfer (v) 轉換

    relay race:接力賽
    baton (n) 接力棒
    hazardous (adj) 危險的
    instinct (n) 直覺;本能
    companionship (n) 友誼 =
    friendship (n)
    bound (n) 邊界
    keep one’s promise:守承諾
    make one’s way to N:成功達成
    harrow (v) 痛苦折磨
    escape (n) 逃脫
    terror (n) 恐懼
    reunite (v) 重逢團聚
    rent (n) 租金
    convey (v) 傳達
    loyalty (n) 忠誠
    determine (v) 下定決心
    part (v) 分離
    volunteer (v) 自願
    army (n) 軍隊



    War Horse is a film about the unique friendship between the poor tenant farmer’s son named Albert and his fleet-footed, thoroughbred horse, Joey. At auction, Albert’s father, on a whim, took a huge   __ 1 __   of buying Joey though all he needed was a horse that could plow the farm. By doing so, he was sinking the family deeper into ___  2 __  .
                                                      
    Albert fell in love with Joey at first sight. As Albert started to tame and train Joey, the two became   __ 3  __ . Following a harvest failure, Albert’s father had no choice  __ 4 __   to sell Joey to the British cavalry. Joey was then taken across the English Channel to the WWI battlefields of Europe and  __  5__    from one rider to the next in a relay race -- the horse being the baton. During the long hazardous journey, he was kept _ __ 6 __   by instinct, human kindness and the companionship of a regal black horse.


    Albert’s love for Joey knew no bounds.    __7 __   his promise to find Joey might seem impossible to keep, he made his own   __ 8 __   to the war. After all the harrowing escapes, loss of friends and terror, would Albert reunite with Joey and return home safely together?



    A. transferred B. alive C. poverty D. way  
    E. inseparable F. risk G. but H. while  


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    War Horse is a film about the unique friendship between the poor tenant farmer’s son named Albert and his fleet-footed, thoroughbred horse, Joey. At auction, Albert’s father, on a whim, took a huge risk of buying Joey though all he needed was a horse that could plow the farm. By doing so, he was sinking the family deeper into poverty.


    Albert fell in love with Joey at first sight. As Albert started to tame and train Joey, the two became inseparable. Following a harvest failure, Albert’s father had no choice but to sell Joey to the British cavalry. Joey was then taken across the English Channel to the WWI battlefields of Europe and transferred from one rider to the next in a relay race -- the horse being the baton. During the long hazardous journey, he was kept alive by instinct, human kindness and the companionship of a regal black horse.


    Albert’s love for Joey knew no bounds. While his promise to find Joey might seem impossible to keep, he made his own way to the war. After all the harrowing escapes, loss of friends and terror, would Albert reunite with Joey and return home safely together?


    QBased on this article, which of the following is not true?
    A. Albert’s father sold Joey to pay for the rent.
    B. The movie conveys the messages of loyalty and love.
    C. Albert determined to train Joey to work the fields.
    D. Albert parted from Joey as he volunteered to join the army.


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    文意選填解答:
    1. F 2. C 3. E 4. G  
    5. A 6. B 7. H 8. D  
    1. 從冠詞a可知第1格為單數名詞。從「他需要一隻會犁田的馬」可知他買「純種比賽用的馬」是種「冒險」(risk)。片語「冒險做…」:take a risk of Ving。
    2. 從介係詞into可知第2格為名詞。從第1行可知Albert家是「佃農」之家,少了犁田的馬,想必會深陷「貧困」(poverty)。
    3. 連綴動詞become後面需搭配「形容詞」。從第二段第1句,Albert和Joey一見鍾情,可見他們變得「分不開;如膠似漆」(inseparable)。
    4. 從「欠收」(harvest failure) 可知「不得不」賣掉馬匹。片語「不得不」:have no choice but to 動詞原形。其他相關用法請見 大學堂文法講座 7  。
    5. 從「一個騎士到下一個騎士」可知Joey一再「轉換」(transfer) 主人。因Joey不會主動執行「轉換」這動作,需用「被動式」be + p.p.。  
    6. keep後需搭配「形容詞」,意指保持…狀態。從最後一段倒數第2句「團聚 (reunite) / 回家 (return home)」可知Joey憑著本能「活」(alive) 下去。
    7. 句子結構分析下:   

    __   7 __   his promise to find Joey might seem …, he      made
    [連接詞] [主詞1]             [動詞1]      [主詞2] [動詞2]  
    兩個主詞,兩個動詞,代表兩個句子。連接兩個句子需用「連接詞」。前一句「看似不可能」,後一句「辦到了」,文意上有轉折,需用具轉折意味的連接詞「雖然」(while)。

    8. 本題考點為片語「成功了」:make one’s way to N。   
       
       

    閱讀解答:D

    戰馬


    戰馬是一部述說貧窮佃農之子Albert和他的飛毛腿純種賽馬Joey之間獨特友誼的故事。拍賣會上,雖然Albert的父親需要的是一匹可犁田的馬,但他一時心血來潮,冒著極大風險買下了Joey。這麼做無異讓整個家庭深陷貧困。


    Albert對Joey一見鍾情。當Albert開始馴服和訓練Joey時,他們變得形影不離。歷經欠收,Albert的父親不得已只好將Joey賣給英國騎兵。接著Joey被運過英倫海峽,送往第一次世界大戰的歐洲戰場。接力賽似地換過一個又一個騎士,馬兒本身就是接力棒。漫長危險的旅程中,他憑藉著本能、人性的善良和一匹高貴黑馬的友誼活了下來。


    Albert對 Joey的愛無止盡。雖然他似乎無法信守找到Joey的承諾,但他的確上了戰場。在悲慘地脫逃、失去朋友和受盡驚恐後,Albert能和Joey重逢並一起安全地返家嗎?


    問題:根據本文,下列何者為非?

    • A. Albert的父親為支付租金賣了Joey。
    • B. 這部電影傳達了忠誠和愛的訊息。
    • C. Albert決心要訓練Joey在田地裡工作。
    • D. Albert 因自願從軍而和Joey分離。
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