1.31 The city government declared its commitment to clean up all the school walls covered with racist __________.
(A) foci (B) graffiti (C) stimuli (D) syllabi
2.32 A __________truck on the highway caused many other vehicles stuck in traffic for more than an hour during the
morning rush hour.
(A) hunted (B) launched (C) stalled (D) treaded
3.33 For many people who want to learn to swim, the first __________they have to overcome is to put their face into the
(A) defeat (B) diving (C) hint (D) hurdle
4.34 Heat waves are the most fatal type of weather phenomenon. The average annual number of deaths attributed
to __________heat is about 400 in the country.
(A) comprehensive (B) excessive (C) indispensable (D) miserable
5.35 People who were chronic binge drinkers often made decisions that would put them at high risk of losing money.
(A) People who drank too much continually risked their money in the stock market in the end.
(B) Habitual heavy drinkers tended to make risky decisions leading to losing money.
(C) People who were alcoholic often made decisions that prevented them from taking risks.
(D) Those who indulged in material comforts were at great risk of losing too much money.
6.36 It seems that few American exports have proved as popular as credit cards.
(A) Credit cards seem to have been among the most popular exports from the United States.
(B) The United States seems to have exported more credit cards than any other countries have.
(C) When it comes to American exports, credit cards seem to have been the least popular ones.
(D) American credit cards seem to have more overseas users than local users in the United States.
7.請依下文回答第 37 題至第 40 題
People evolve a language in order to describe and thus control their circumstances, or in order not to be submerged
by a reality that they cannot articulate. A Frenchman living in Paris speaks a subtly and crucially different language from
that of the man living in Marseilles; 37 sounds very much like a man living in Quebec; and they would all have
great difficulty in apprehending what the man from Guadeloupe, or Martinique, is saying, 38 the man from
Senegal—although the “common” language of all these areas is French. But each has paid, and is paying, a different price
for this “common” language, in which, as it turns out, they are not saying, and cannot be saying, the same things: they
each have very different realities to articulate or control.
What joins all languages and all men is the necessity to confront life, in order, not inconceivably, to outwit death: the
price for this is the acceptance and achievement of one’s temporal identity. So that, for example, though it is not taught in
the schools, the south of France still clings to its ancient and musical Provencal, which resists being described as a
“dialect.” And much of the 39 in the Basque countries, and in Wales, is due to the Basque and Welsh
determination not to allow their languages to be destroyed. This determination also 40 the flames in Ireland
for among the many indignities the Irish have been forced to undergo at English hands is the English contempt for their
【題組】37 (A) each (B) either (C) one (D) neither
8.【題組】38 (A) in terms of (B) to say nothing of (C) in accordance with (D) together with
11.請依下文回答第 41 題至第 45 題
The story of Orlando’s stunning transformation from swamp and sinkhole to a metropolis began, inevitably, with
Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse. Disney first flew over central Florida in an airplane on the fateful day of November 22,
1963. The Kennedy assassination would mark America forever. So would the decision Walt Disney made that day to turn
an inland Florida agricultural center into an epicenter of world tourism.
Disney chose Orlando first because it was at the confluence of two of the most important thoroughfares, what today
are Interstate 4 and Florida’s Turnpike. Moreover, since Walt Disney’s original theme park—Disneyland, in southern
California—covered fewer than 300 acres and was soon ringed with the suburban blight that its success inevitably
attracted—motels, strip malls, and copycat amusement parks, Disney hoped to rectify in Florida his mistake of not
making Disneyland big enough. He set out to create a new, bigger, better Magic Kingdom. Here, arriving visitors would
not be permitted to choose their own parking spaces; smiling Disney characters would do that for them. Besides, water in
this Magic Kingdom could not be the tannic brown common in central Florida. So Bay Lake was drained, the sludge
removed, and clear water pumped into the resulting lagoon. Even dry land would be turned into another Disney illusion:
As you traverse the theme park, you are actually walking on the roof of an immense, underground control building from
which the operation is run, staffed, and supplied.
【題組】41 Why is November 22, 1963 important in the history of Orlando?
(A) President Kennedy was assassinated on that day.
(B) The location for Disney World was chosen on that day.
(C) Mickey Mouse flew over Orlando in an airplane on that day.
(D) Disney World was first open to the public in Orlando on that day.
12.【題組】42 Where is the first Disney theme park?
(A) In southern California (B) In central California (C) In northern Florida (D) In inland Florida
13.【題組】43 According to the article, why did Walt Disney build a theme park in Orlando?
(A) Orlando had a tradition of tourism. (B) Orlando was famous for its clear water.
(C) Orlando was a metropolis in the 1960s. (D) Orlando was a meeting point of highways.
14.【題組】44 According to the article, what was the problem with the Disneyland in California?
(A) Its success made it overcrowded. (B) It provided nothing but a Disney illusion.
(C) It was too far away from hotels, motels, and malls. (D) It failed to compete with other amusement parks.
15.【題組】45 According to the article, which of the following statements is true about the Disney World in Orlando?
(A) It was built in memory of President Kennedy.
(B) It is Disney characters that do the parking for visitors.
(C) It is smaller but better than the Disney theme park in California.
(D) It invites tourists to visit its underground control building.
16.請依下文回答第 46 題至第 50 題
Eugene O’Kelly was the chief executive officer (CEO) of KPMG—one of the largest accounting firms in the world.
On May 24, 2005, Eugene visited his doctor with a full calendar and a lifetime of plans on his mind. Before this meeting,
he was in the prime of his life. However, during the meeting, his doctor told him that he was diagnosed as having brain
cancer. All of a sudden, his lifetime of plans dwindled to 100 days, leaving him just enough time to say goodbye. All the
plans he had made as CEO were shattered. However, instead of falling into despair and confining himself in denial,
Eugene decided to take a more constructive approach to face his “fate,” not spending an ounce of energy lamenting the
time that he had lost. Eugene made the most of every moment to discover the world around him—nature, connection with
loved ones, and living in the moment—as if he had never seen it before. He searched for ways to live a more vivid and
meaningful life and to savor or enjoy what was within his reach without aspiring for the impossible. He even completed
an inspirational memoir (Chasing Daylight) in three-and-a-half months, reminding people to embrace the fragile, fleeting
moments of our lives. Throughout the memoir, Eugene attempts to send a message to the readers:
The past is your guide.
The present is a gift, so live it to the fullest.
The future is for dreamers. Dream. Dream all you can—without reservation. 【題組】46 Which of the following may be the best title of this passage?
(A) Seize the Day (B) A Journey to Success
(C) An Inconvenient Truth (D) Keys to becoming a Successful Accountant
17.【題組】47 What can we infer about Eugene O’Kelly’s lifestyle before he learned about his cancer?
(A) Busy (B) Relaxed (C) Peaceful (D) Persistent
18.【題組】48 According to the passage, which of the following statements is true?
(A) Eugene was in denial of his suffering.
(B) Eugene faced his illness with courage.
(C) Eugene’s memoir described his affection for the next life.
(D) Eugene’s health condition was not as critical as it seemed.
19.【題組】49 What does the underlined word “dwindled” in the passage mean?
(A) Reduced (B) Doubled (C) Defined (D) Kindled
20.【題組】50 Which of the following words best describes Eugene O’Kelly’s attitude towards the remaining days of his life?
(A) Fearful (B) Enthusiastic (C) Depressed (D) Indifferent