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  1. A Superlative Book 4000Z059高可柔 4000Z057王思詠 4000Z041莊琇惠 4000Z056陳依柔

  2. First paragraph _ Words • The Guinness Book of World Records 吉尼斯世界紀錄大全 • Compilation (n.) 編輯。 Something that is compiled as into a single book or file. • Category (n.) 種類。 A collection of things sharing a common attribute. • Imaginable (a.) 能想像的。 Capable of being imagined. • Fascinated (a.) 感到著迷的。 Cause to be interested or curious. • Bible (n.) 聖經。 The sacred writings of the Christian religions. • Dispute (n.) 爭執。 A disagreement or argument about something important. • Clearly (adv.) 顯然地。 Without doubt or question. • Such as (ph.) 例如。 For example. • As well as (ph.) 和;也。 And/Not only…but also

  3. Main Idea Of The First Paragraph • This paragraph talks about a book called “The Guinness Books of World Records”.This book introduces records of the many activities. This book is one of the most popular books in the world and many people was fascinated by this book.

  4. Second paragraph _ Words • managing director (n.)總經理 _ someone who controls resources and expenditures • brewery  (n.)啤酒廠 _ a plant where beer is brewed by fermentation • stout (n.)烈性黑啤酒_ a strong very dark heavy-bodied ale made from pale malt and roasted unmalted barley and (often) caramel malt with hops • plovers (n.)鴴 _a small bird that lives near the sea • grouse (n.)松雞 _a small bird that is hunted and shot for food and sport • ponder (v.)沉思 _to think deeply • superlative (n.)最好的人(或物) _ a word denoting the highest degree • market (v.)銷售 _ to publicize

  5. Main Idea Of The Second Paragraph • With wondering the question of the fastest game bird in Europe, Sir Hugh Beaver thought a book about superlatives, which could help sell his company’s product a lot.

  6. Third paragraph _ Words • compile (v.)匯編 _ gather together • edition (n.)版本 _the form in which a text (especially a printed book) is published • storehouse _ a room or building where things are put for storage • obtain _ to come into possession of; get, acquire, or procure, as through an effort or by a request • throughout _ in or to every part of; everywhere in

  7. Main Idea Of The Third Paragraph • David A. Boehm, the founder of Sterling Publishing Co., discovered a storehouse full of copies of The Guinness Book of Superlatives and went to Britain to obtain the copy rights. Boehm renamed the book as The Guinness Book of World Records.

  8. Fourth paragraph _ Words • explore _ to investigate into • distinctive _notable • classify_to place in categories • lizard_typically having a moderately elongate body, a tapering tail, and two pairs of legs held outward from the body, comprising mostly terrestrial and burrowing species. • athlete_ a person trained to compete in sports 運動員

  9. Main Ideas Of The Fourth Paragraph • Many records in the book are concerned with science and the natural world; therefore, they are unlikely to change. • But in the area of human achievement, records will continue to be made and broken.

  10. Fifthparagraph _ Words • deliberately_ with intention 故意的 • parachute_ rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fall 降落傘 • obscure_ make less visible or unclear 模糊的 • chin_ the protruding part of the lower jaw 下巴 • strangeness_ a consequence of not being well known 陌生感 • appealing_ be attractive to 吸引人的 • enduring_ continue to exist 持久的

  11. Main Ideas Of The Fifth Paragraph • Some people try to set world records and get their names into the book. • Obscure activity is perhaps one of the most appealing and enduring aspects of The Guinness Book of World Records.