16.16. Ingrid: It’s noisy on the street.
Felicia: Yes, it is. ______
Ingrid: Me neither. How can we concentrate with such noise?
(A) I have a test tomorrow. (B) There’s no party nearby.
(C) I can’t stand it. (D) The street is always noisy.
17.17. Hotel clerk: How long are you planning to stay?
Hotel clerk: Please let us know as soon as possible.
(A) I’m not quite sure yet. (B) I’ve already checked out.
(C) I’m leaving tomorrow morning. (D) I’ll be there right away.
18.18. Patrick: Do we have everything on the table?
Yvonne: Let me see. ____________
Patrick: (Pause) I know! The salt and pepper.
(A) What happened? (B) That looks great!
(C) We are missing something. (D) Yes, that’ll be fine.
19.19. Waiter: Are you ready to order?
Grace: Yes, a tuna sandwich, please.
Waiter: (turning to Laura) And you?
(A) Give me a break. (B) Yes, by the way. (C) I’m hungry. (D) Make it two.
20.20. Sara: Alice, I’m leaving now.
Alice: So soon? Can’t you stay a little longer?
Sara: ________________But it’s already late.
Alice: Oh, it’s a shame that you have to leave.
(A) So can I. (B) Will you please?
(C) I wish I could. (D) You should be home by now.
21.21. John: I was told to pick up the ticket here.
Clerk: Your name, please?
John: John Smith.
Clerk: ____________Here’s the ticket.
(A) Just a moment. (B) You are welcome.
(C) It’s all right. (D) Don’t mention it.
22.22. Doctor: How long have you had this problem?
Patient: Since this morning.
Doctor: Did you eat anything unusual?
(A) It’s unusual. (B) I don’t think so. (C) I’m very serious. (D) It’s your problem.
23.23. Monica: You should take Vitamin C every day.
Monica: It’s good for your health.
Monica: I read it in a book.
(A) Who told you that? (B) Why do you do it?
(C) Whose fault is that? (D) What’s the message?
24.24. Bob: Do you think the painting is a masterpiece?
Bob: I thought you said you studied art!
Carl: No, I said I studied heart. I am a doctor.
(A) Never say never. (B) Don’t ask me.
(C) I am an artist. (D) You’re a great student.
25.25. Mom: It’s time for bed.
Ken: I know, Mom. But _______________There’s a big test tomorrow.
Mom: OK! Don’t stay up too late, though.
(A) I’m not done yet. (B) I’m going to bed.
(C) it’s too late. (D) it’s too early to get up.
26.Yoga, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, has become popular among young females in
big cities. “Nowadays ____26____ are feeling more pressure,” says Jennifer Park, a yoga teacher, “and
yoga is a very good sport to balance the ____27____ and problems of everyday life in the city.” ____28____
a recent survey, nine out of ten people who exercise yoga are females. The reason is that women
tend to know more consciously about their bodies than men ____29____ . “In yoga it is important to
know your body,” Jennifer agrees with the survey, “and women are very much body ____30____ . That
could be one of the reasons that women are ____31____ interested in studying yoga.” Regular yoga
exercises emphasize 32 breathing and reducing stress. ____33____ there are more and more
young females asking for power yoga classes. In those classes, one will focus all the attention on
more flexible gestures to improve muscle strength. 【題組】26. (A) problems (B) programs (C) people (D) tourists
34.Before the Europeans began settling in Australia during the early 1800s, there were about
300,000 Aborigines on the continent. 34 the new settlers brought diseases that killed many of
these native people. Today there are only about 125,000 Aborigines living in Australia, many
of 35 now live in the cities.
The way of life of the Aborigines, who still live like their ancestors, is closely related to nature.
They live 36 hunters and gatherers and do not produce crops or raise livestock. The
Aborigines have no permanent settlements, only small camps near watering places. Because they
live on the land, they must frequently move around 37 food. They have few belongings and
little or no clothing.
Some tribes of Aborigines, especially 38 that live in the desert, may move 100 times in a
year. They might move more than 1,000 miles on foot during that time. These tribes set up
homes, such as tents made of grass.
The Aborigines have 40 written language, but they have developed a system of hand
signals. These are used during hunting when silence is necessary and during their religious
ceremonies when talking is forbidden. 【題組】34. (A) But (B) While (C) For (D) Though
41.Although most people believe that formal schooling is required for scientific success, a college
degree is not always necessary. An excellent example of a man who won fame as a scientist without
academic training is Vincent J. Schaefer. His formal education ended after two years of high school
when he had to go to work in an untrained job at General Electric. Because of his inventive mind
and his skill as a model maker, he was soon allowed to try his own experiments in the company
laboratory. His natural curiosity made him wonder about clouds. He developed, after many tries, a
method of making clouds rain when they would not normally do so. This method, called seeding,
has been very helpful to farmers, and it won him much fame. In 1961 he became director and
leading professor of the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center of the University of New York. In
1981, this professor, who had never gone to college, published a highly respected book, A Field
Guide to the Atmosphere. Schaefer approves of college education; but he believes that, for people
who can work on their own, who learn by doing, who read books, who make friends with
worthwhile people, and who, most of all, are interested in the world and everything in it, a college
degree is unnecessary 【題組】41. This passage is mainly about ______________ .
(A) an experiment conducted by a scientist (B) a scientist without a college degree
(C) a book written by a college professor (D) General Electric and college education
43.【題組】43. According to the passage, the word seeding is _____________.
(A) what farmers do (B) the name of a model maker
(C) another word for one’s natural curiosity (D) a method of making rain from clouds
44.【題組】44. According to the passage, which of the following statements is true about the book, A Field
Guide to the Atmosphere?
(A) It was published in 1961.
(B) It approved of college education.
(C) It won Schaefer great fame and respect.
(D) It was written by a professor with a college degree.
45.【題組】45. Which of the following statements is true about Vincent J. Schaefer?
(A) He was a well-educated scholar.
(B) He liked to try and experiment with new things.
(C) He owned a big farm in the state of New York.
(D) He succeeded in making clouds rain without much efforts.
47.ENERGIE STUDIO, a friendly health club, is offering a special promotional price to celebrate
its eighth anniversary. You can now become a member for the price of only NT$3,688 a year and
get unlimited use of the studio’s facilities and equipment.
Located within walking distance from the Chietan MRT, ENERGIE STUDIO provides quality
exercise equipment to fitness enthusiasts and beginners alike. There are over 50 kinds of health and
exercise equipment imported from Europe. You can customize your workouts for the best results
possible with our full selection of health equipment. After your workout, relax in the men’s or
women’s steam or sauna facilities. A 12-step facial and weight loss program is also offered.
ENERGIE STUDIO has experienced fitness instructors to provide professional aerobic classes.
The instructors can design a realistic exercise program to suit each individual’s lifestyle. 【題組】47. ENERGIE STUDIO is most likely a ___________.
(A) newspaper advertisement (B) radio program
(C) fitness center (D) beauty saloon
48.【題組】48. Which of the following is NOT true about Energie Studio?
(A) It is close to public transportation. (B) It has very good exercise equipment.
(C) It started its business 8 years ago. (D) It welcomes only professional athletes.
49.【題組】49. All of the following are main attractions of Energie Studio EXCEPT ________________.
(A) special promotional price (B) limited use of the equipment
(C) convenience of transportation (D) facilities to relax the body after exercising