小測驗 — 談論個人偏好的英語句式

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你喜歡獨自旅行還是參團出遊?結賬時,你喜歡用現金還是銀行卡?生活中,在被問及對某樣東西的感覺,或需要對不同物品作出選擇時,人們則需要表明自己更喜歡什麼。在這類情況下,我們通常會使用 「would + prefer」 或 「would + rather」 的結構來表達自己的偏愛、偏好。除了這兩種句式以外,還可以怎樣表達自己對事物的偏愛?做小測驗題,學習用來談論個人喜好的英語詞彙和句式。

1. I ______ travelling alone to travelling in a group.

a) think better

b) don’t mind

c) prefer

d) enjoy

2. Complete B’s response so that it expresses preference.
A: We request that customers please pay by credit card, but do accept cash or cheques.
B: ______

a) Yes, OK.

b) Is it OK to pay in cash?

c) Let me just see if I’ve got my cheque book.

d) I would rather pay in cash, thanks.

3. Which of the following sentences shows preference correctly?

a) I’d believe it if you didn’t say anything to Zadie.

b) I’d prefer it if you didn’t say anything to Zadie about this.

c) I’d be surprised if you didn’t say anything to Zadie about this.

d) I’d be excited if you didn’t say anything to Zadie about this.

4. Which of the following sentences shows preference correctly?

a) I’d like to go to Rome, but Paris too!

b) Paris or Rome? What should I do?

c) You can go to both Paris and Rome!

d) I’d sooner go to Rome than go to Paris.

5. Complete B’s response so that it expresses preference.
A: Do you prefer to read books or watch TV series?
B: ______

a) Neither, really.

b) By choice, I find reading more enjoyable.

c) I can’t really say.

d) I find them equally enjoyable.

6. I’ll have a cup of tea please, __________ strong.

a) preferably

b) prefer

c) rather

d) sooner

7. I’d ______ it if you didn’t bring your bike into the house. It makes the carpet dirty.

a) sooner

b) prefer

c) rather

d) preferably

8. Which of the following does not express preference?

a) If it’s going to take you all day to do that, I’d sooner do it myself.

b) I’d like a house near the sea, preferably by the beach.

c) I’d prefer to go to a vegetarian restaurant than a burger bar.

d) It doesn’t matter to me either way.

答案

1) c, 2) d, 3) b, 4) d, 5) b, 6) a, 7) b, 8) d.