Ready for Reading Success 1: Develop Your Reading Comprehension Skills (16K+MP3) (With No Answer Key/無附解答)

作 者: Rob Webb / Zachary Fillingham / Richard Luhrs / Owain Mckimm / Laura Phelps
出版社: 寂天文化
出版日: 2020-10-15
ISBN : 9789863189299
書 號: C6111-1611
書 系: Ready for Reading
版 權: Cosmos Culture Ltd.
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跨領域主題 ╳ 生活化體裁 ╳ 250道閱讀技巧訓練題





Book 1

Book 2

Book 3

Book 4


















1. 閱讀技巧(Reading Skills)
含明辨主題(Subject Matter)、歸納要旨(Main Idea)、找出支持性細節(Supporting Details)、辨認事實與看法(Fact Or Opinion)、理解因果關係(Cause & Effect)、做出推測(Inferences)等實用閱讀技巧,引導讀者聚焦關鍵文意,學會根據細節找出文章主旨,以及根據關鍵字判斷上下句關係、句子的主觀或客觀性等。

2. 字彙學習(Word Study)
含認識同、反義字(Synonyms & Antonyms)、從上下文推測意思(Words in Context),幫助讀者舉一反三高效率增進字彙力,奠定聽力與寫作基礎,同時學會在遇到不確定單字字義的狀況下,仍從單字的上下文推敲文意,並正確作答。

3. 學習策略(Study Strategies)
教導讀者看懂影像圖表(Visual Materials)、參考資料(Reference Sources),學會從表格、折線圖、長條圖、圓餅圖、字典及書中索引等視覺資料中,快速掌握正文以外的重要資訊,提升答題速度與準度。

4. 綜合練習(Final Reviews)




Ready for Reading Success is a four-volume series of exercise books designed for beginners which aims to develop reading competence and improve reading skills. As 12-year basic education emphasizes the importance of interdisciplinary and real-life-based learning, this series is designed to meet those objectives. The book contains 50 articles that come in many different forms, including passages, poems, dialogues, advertisements, etc. Each text is composed of no more than 150 words, and is followed by five multiple-choice comprehension questions that help train readers’ acquisition ability and allow self-examination.

The book is divided into four primary units, within which are subunits that focus on different skills. Topics in this book includes literature, food, plants, culture, and travel, to name but a few. With all its merits, the book serves as an incomparable tool that empowers readers to soar to success.


Unit 1: Reading Skills
1-1 Subject Matter / Main Idea
1-2 Supporting Details / Cause & Effect
1-3 Fact Or Opinion / Making Inferences
1-4 Review: Reading Skills

This unit covers six key ideas to look for when reading an article. In this unit, readers will learn to recognize what a text is mainly about, understand how an author feels about a topic, make assumptions based on information, and observe how details can be used to support main ideas.

Unit 2: Word Study
Synonyms / Antonyms / Words In Context

In this unit, you will practice identifying words with the same or opposite meanings, and guessing the meanings of words from their context. These skills will help you understand new vocabulary and build vocabulary on your own in the future.

Unit 3: Study Strategies
3-1 Visual Materials
3-2 Reference Sources

Visual material like charts and graphs, and reference sources like indexes and dictionaries, all provide important information. What’s more, they help you understand complicated information more quickly than you can by reading. In this unit, you will learn to use them to gather information.

Unit 4: Final Review
4-1 Review: Reading Skills
4-2 Review: Word Study
4-3 Review: Visual Material
4-4 Review: Reference Sources

In this unit, you will review what you have learned. From these comprehensive questions, you can examine how well you have absorbed the ideas and material in this book.


Ready for Reading Success is a four-volume series of exercise books which helps beginners develop reading competence and improve reading skills. As 12-year basic education emphasizes the importance of interdisciplinary and real-life-based learning, this series is designed to meet those objectives.

Each book in the series contains 50 articles covering a variety of topics including culture, science, nature, literature, etc., which are written in formats commonly seen in everyday life, such as emails, invitations, advertisements, notices, dialogues, and so on. With its intriguing topics and diversified formats, the series not only enriches readers’ reading experience, but also connects their learning process with their real lives.

Moreover, each article is followed by five multiple-choice comprehension questions that aim to train readers to integrate, analyze, and utilize the given information. Readers will be equipped with the ability to answer comprehension questions more quickly and correctly, and thus be prepared for the upcoming comprehensive assessment program for junior high school students.

Key Features

Ready for Reading Success is an incomparable tool for readers because of the features below.

1. Appropriately graded difficulty
Readers can choose which book to read based on their English level because the language in each book has been graded by its difficulty. The difficulty levels are distinguished by the length of each text, the number of high-level words used, the complexity of the grammar, and the maximum sentence length.

Number of Words per Article

Book 1

Book 2

Book 3

Book 4

120 –150


150 –180


180 –210


210 –250


1,200 Word List for Junior High School





1,201–2,000 Word List for Junior  High School

7 Words




7,000 Word List for Senior High School (Levels 3, 4, 5)

3 Words




Grammar Complexity

(Junior High) First Year

Second Year

Third Year


Maximum Sentence Length

15 Words




2. Interdisciplinary topics related to everyday life

The topics in each book include teenage life, family, entertainment, environment, health, festivals, culture, animals, literature, travel, etc. This diversity enables readers to use English as a key to explore knowledge and enrich their lives.

3. Various formats of texts
The texts in each book are written in formats that are seen in real life, such as passages, poems, dialogues, advertisements, brochures, news clips, columns and so on, with an eye toward building reading ability that can be useful in everyday life.

4. MP3 audios recorded by professional native speakers
Each text in the book is recorded by native speakers that demonstrate correct pronunciation. The audios can also help boost readers’ listening ability.

Structure of the Book

1 Reading Skills help you practice some necessary skills for understanding what a text is about. This unit covers:

1) Subject Matter / Main Idea
Subject matter can be understood as what the article is about. On the other hand, the main idea is the key message the text conveys. It can be understood as the point the author is trying to make. Normally, both concepts should be grasped after the first few lines of reading.

2) Supporting Details / Cause and Effect
Supporting details are the bricks that build the house of a text. They provide clues for you to understand the main idea. These can be facts, descriptions, comparisons, examples, or anything else.
Cause and effect are two aspects of an event. The cause is why something happened, while the effect is what happened. Phrases like because of and as a result of can tell you the cause, while phrases like as a result (without of), resulting in, and so are used to show effects.

3) Fact or Opinion / Making Inferences
Facts are things that can be verified by other sources. Opinions are how someone feels about something. For example, "World War II ended in 1945" is a fact, but "I hate war" is an opinion.
Inference is using something you know to guess something you don't know. You get to infer the meaning of a text by the information provided.

2 Word Study helps you practice skills to build your vocabulary and understand new vocabulary in a text. This unit covers:

1) Synonyms / Antonyms
Sometimes, two words can mean the same thing. In this case, these words are synonyms. If two words have opposite meanings, then they are antonyms. Good and brilliant , for instance, are synonyms, but good and bad are antonyms. Learning these words will improve your vocabulary and thereby improve your reading and writing ability.

2) Words in Context
You can stare at a word for days and not figure out what it means. However, if you look at the words around it, you'll have the answer in no time. The context of a word can teach you its meaning. Try it out yourself. Read this paragraph again, and try to guess what context means.

3 Study Strategies help you use different parts of a text to gather information. Visual material and reference sources are two of these parts. Take a look, and you’ll learn more than you thought you could. This unit covers:

1) Visual Material
Visual materials are your helpers. They translate complex information into simple tables, graphs, charts, and maps. To understand these materials, read the titles carefully and check the legends. Once you understand the layout, you can read and understand the information itself.

2) Reference Sources
Dictionaries and indexes are two kinds of reference sources. Learning to use them helps you trace your target information and can improve your overall comprehension of what you are reading.

4 Final Reviews help you review what you have learned. From these comprehensive questions, you can examine how well you have absorbed the ideas and material in this book.

CEFR A2/TOEIC 225/GEPT 初級 Elementary

Unit 1 Reading Skills
1 A Strange New Language 奇特的新語言
2 Cultural Differences Behind the Mask 戴口罩的文化差異
3 Can Men Do Hula? 男人能跳草裙舞嗎?
4 With a Little Help From My Friends 來自朋友的舉手之勞
5 Staying Safe During COVID-19 平安度過新冠肺炎
6 Goodbye, Miss James! 珍重再見,詹姆斯老師!
7 A Challenge to Good Sense 挑戰判斷力
8 Making the Right Choice 做出正確的選擇
9 Time to Break the Rules! 該是破除成規的時候了!
10 Talking With Animals 聊聊動物
11 Afternoon Traffic Report 午後交通路況報導
12 Party Time 開派對囉
13 Don't be a Follower 別盲從
14 Happy New—Shhh! 噓!新年別大聲嚷嚷
15 Making Shadows Come to Life 栩栩如生的皮影戲
16 No More Sick Days! 不能再有人生病了!
17 Everything Must Go! 斷捨離
18 The Strongest Webs on Earth 地表最強的網
19 Shopping that Goes Too Far 誇張的購物行徑
20 Wild Boys 野蠻男孩

Unit 2 Word Study
21 Why is Sitting Bad for You? 久坐為何傷身?
22 Team, Let's Join the Fight! 一起加入戰鬥吧!
23 The Voice in My Head 我腦海裡的聲音
24 Getting the World to Listen 引起全球的注意
25 Swim, Cycle, Run! 三項全能
26 Ouch! My Tooth Hurts! 牙齒好痛!
27 Too Much of a Good Thing 過猶不及,適度就好
28 Keep Your Eyes Open! 保持警覺!
29 Sailing Stone 迷蹤石
30 Celebrate Your Family! 擁抱你的家庭

Unit 3 Study Strategies
31 What Your Body Needs 人體所需的養分
32 No Internet at Home? No Problem! 家裡沒網路?沒問題!
33 New House, New Pet 新家養新寵物
34 A Much-Needed Change 當務之急的改變
35 Shall We Watch a Movie? 要不要看場電影?
36 Say It Out Loud! 大聲說出口!
37 Funny-Looking, but Dangerous! 可愛又危險的河馬
38 Taiwan's First People 台灣的原住民
39 A Great Place to Travel 絕佳旅遊好去處
40 A Delicious New Dish 美味的新料理

Unit 4 Final Review
41 Choosing the Right Path 走上對的路
42 Watch of the Future 未來之錶
43 A Summer to Remember 難忘的夏天
44 Night-Time Beauty 深夜綻放的美麗
45 How Can You Say I'm Brave? 你怎麼能說我勇敢呢?
46 The Moon's Mirror 月亮的明鏡
47 Winning the Fight Against Acne 戰痘攻略
48 Just Be Yourself 做自己就好
49 Helping at Home 幫忙家務
50 Sharing Your Life With Others 與他人分享生活


Rob Webb


Zachary Fillingham

加拿大多倫多約克大學(York University in Toronto)國際關係學士(BA in International Relations),英國倫敦東方及非洲研究學院(School of Oriental & African Studies)中國文學碩士(MA in Chinese Studies)。人生哲學是「以熱忱之心學習」(a passion for learning)。曾於台灣任職英文老師,也撰寫英語教科書,經歷包括自由作家、翻譯、政治網站總編輯,及全球知名大型商業公司顧問。

Richard Luhrs

美國紐約州立大學(State University of New York)英語寫作系與哲學系(BA in English Composition and Philosophy)雙學士。曾於紐約蘭登書屋等知名出版社擔任編輯。1992年加入和平隊(Peace Corps),外派至泰國從事英語教學志願服務。之後二十餘年間曾於日本、南韓、中國、台灣、印尼、沙烏地阿拉伯、緬甸、寮國等地從事英語教學工作。如今以台灣為家,曾替LTTC 財團法人語言訓練測驗中心及各出版社編寫英語教材。

Owain Mckimm

Owain Mckimm is a University of Cambridge graduate who has been working in Taiwan since 2009. He has taught English to learners of all ages and levels, and is also a freelance writer. He has written for numerous publications in Taiwan, including travel and culture magazines, English teaching magazines, books, and webzines.

英國劍橋大學(University of Cambridge)英國語文學系學士。曾任英文老師,在台灣撰寫過的出版品包括旅遊與文化雜誌、英語教學雜誌、網路雜誌等。目前為自由作家及英語教材作者。 

Laura Phelps

Laura Phelps is a teacher, trainer, and writer from the UK. After five years teaching English in London, she moved to Asia in 2009 and has lived there ever since. To date she has worked in four different countries (Sri Lanka, China, Malaysia, and Georgia), and hopes to add many more to the list. She has taught children, teenagers, and adults from beginner to advanced level, and has designed and delivered specialist courses including writing skills workshops for the BBC. Laura has also trained and mentored in-service teachers and worked as an academic manager.


作 者: Rob Webb / Zachary Fillingham / Richard Luhrs / Owain Mckimm / Laura Phelps
出版社: 寂天文化
出版日: 2020-10-15
ISBN : 9789863189299
書 號: C6111-1611
書 系: Ready for Reading
裝 訂: 平裝,膠裝
尺 寸: 16K (19*26cm)
條 碼: 9789863189299
印 刷: 彩色
頁 數: 120
版 權: Cosmos Culture Ltd.