(1) Martin and I are planning to Hawaii for our honey moon. We prefer __26__ by ourselves to__26__ a travel agency. Thus, we must prepare many things in advance, such as __27__ money, __28__ our schedule there and so on. __29__, finding someone __30__ is reliable to guide us is also important.
【題組】26. (A) to travel; joining (B) traveling; joining (C) travel; join (D) travel; joining
16.(2) Teng Hung-chi, who is a famous Taiwanese inventor, __31.__ his first invention when he was a vocational school student. At that time, he was working __32.__ a factory mechanic. One day, he was using the restroom in the factory. His hands were dirty __33.__ work, so he didn’t want to touch the faucet. He then hoped to design a special faucet __34.__ could run automatically without __35.__. Teng worked hard to __36.__this idea into __36.__. Before long, he invented a faucet that was controlled by a built-in sensing device. At that time, he was only seventeen. This young inventor later sold the rights to invention __37.__NT$1.5 million.
【題組】31. (A) created (B) creating (C) was created (D) has been created
Do you call your friend when you need to tell her something? Of course not! The fashionable and cheap thing to do is send her a text message. Punch the letter on your cell phone and your friend gets the message within seconds.
With billions of text messages sent every day all over the world, text messaging has becomes an everyday means of communication for mobile phone users. Text messages are created by lots of short and repetitive key presses on a mobile phone key pad, and it is this motion which, if carried out very frequently and without considering potential repetitive strain on the joints, can lead to pain or discomfort in the thumb and fingers. With texting continuing to increase in popularity, there has been a significant growth in reported cases of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) occurring in the thumbs of texters. With many young people admitting to sending up to 20 texts per day and even some admitting to sending up to 100 texts every single day, it is unsurprising that we are using our thumbs more than ever and suffering from sore finger and wrist joints as a result. Teens may not take prevention seriously, but hand therapists believe in taking precautions now, like switching hands to type. That will stop people from messaging their doctors later.
Then there is the life-threatening scenario of texting while walking on the street or driving. Accidents have occurred and some of them have been fatal. Believe it or not, there are countries where there is pending legislation prohibiting texting when you are in motion.
【題組】38. What is the passage mainly about?
(A) how to send text messages. (B) The risks and problems of texting. (C) Reported cases of
Repetitive Strain Injury. (D) The functions of cell phone.
24.【題組】39. According to the author, text messages has become a favored way of communication in that it allows people to ______.
(A) spend less and communicate fast (B) punch letters on cell phone (C) win popularity among friends (D) talk face to face within seconds
25.【題組】40. Based on the message, which of the following statement is Not true?
(A) Text messaging has been surpassing taking on the phone as a major means of communication.
(B) Due to text messaging, human thumbs are being used more frequently than ever. (C) Teens may always bear in mind therapists’ warning against RSI.
(D) Some countries are making laws to ban texting in motion.
26.【題組】41. It can be inferred from the passage that ______.
(A) teens may start to cut down on texting in terms of therapists’ warnings (B) teens may choose to use the fingers for texting instead of their thumbs (C) people may switch hands in typing as often as not to avoid RSI (D) people may love to message their doctors more
27.【題組】42. If someone types texts on a cell phone very frequently, he or she may suffer _______.
(A) comfort in the fingers (B) relief in the fingers (C) discovery in the fingers (D) pain in the fingers