15.15. Graduate schools in the United States generally require some kind of ________ test. The test is designed to show how well a student will do in graduate programs.
30.30. We are very well aware of the many challenges that lie ahead. However, Taiwan’s economy ________ and our people are very hard-working.
(A) are sound basical
(B) is basical sound
(C) is basically sound
(D) are basically sound
32.32. A: I like coffee a lot.
A: Really? I have no idea that you are a coffee drinker.
(A) That makes two of us.
(B) You're kidding me.
(C) It's a match made in heaven.
(D) We are on the same boat.
34.34. A: Have you decided how to increase the number of passengers?
(A) We want a report done by someone in the company.
(B) We want to change to open plan offices.
(C) We met those passengers every weekend.
(D) Yes, we are going to offer a family discount at weekends.
35.35. A: I’ll get it ready the first thing tomorrow. Anything else？
B: __________________ Thank for your help.
(A) No, I have it all.
(B) That’s all.
(C) I’m just trying to Mr. Lei, please.
(D) I’m thinking now.
36.36. A: Sir, I want to open a time deposit account.
A: One year.
B: OK. Please fill in this signature card first.
(A) How long do you intend to deposit your money?
(B) Just a moment, please.
(C) What would you like to know?
(D) I’ll be right back with you.
38.38. A: Andy, how is your new job?
B: __________________ As a matter of fact, I find myself enjoying it very much.
(A) I have no idea at all.
(B) I don't like it very much.
(C) I am getting used to it now.
(D) I don't plan to get a new job.
39.39. Customer: Would you please tell me the exchange rate of the NT dollar to the Yen ?
(A) Sign your name here.
(B) It’s one NT to 4.5 Yen.
(C) It’s 12.5% annually.
(D) It’s 10% per annum.
40.40. Ms. S: Joseph, do you have a blank withdrawal slip?
Ms. P: Sorry, mine are all used up. _____________________
Ms. S: But I left my FIS card at home.
(A) Why don’t you use the ATMs?
(B) I don’t know how to use the ATMs.
(C) I’m afraid of using machines.
(D) Machines are more convenient.
41.My name is Mickey Mouse. I live in a place 41 Disneyland. My father’s name is Walt Disney. He was a famous cartoonist. A cartoonist is a person who 42 cartoon characters like me. I was born about eighty years ago in a movie studio in Hollywood, California. I first appeared in a cartoon 43 1928. The name of the cartoon was “Steamboat Willie.” At first I appeared in cartoons with Minnie Mouse. Soon my friends Donald Duck and Goofy joined me. In addition to 44 in cartoons, I also work at Disneyland. There I stand around and smile a lot. I also pose for pictures with visitors. I enjoy my job a lot because I make children all over the world 45 . 【題組】
46.Min Huang is a banker in a small city in China. She surprised her new in-laws by including a computer in her dowry. It was alongside the traditional items like furniture, dishes, and linens. When the family asked about the computer, she explained that she wanted to improve her professional skills as her office had already been computerized. She told her parents that she wanted a computer for her dowry. They didn’t hesitate to buy her one. They knew a computer would be important to her, and to her new family’s future.
People who study Chinese marriage customs are very interested in this story. According to those customs, the groom’s parents are responsible for the couple’s housing. The bride’s family supplies the daily necessities. But, the contents of the dowry have changed over time. In the past, when rural people lived in fairly harsh conditions, they usually chose grain and clothing for a daughter who would soon be married. This showed their desire to protect her from hunger and cold.
In the 1950s, farm equipment and animals became popular items. Parents hoped that the daughter’s life could be improved through hard work. Modern times, however, bring the need for VCRs, stereos, and computers. Through these dowry items, parents hope that their daughter will be part of a successful, modern world.
Min’s parents said, “We want our daughter to be a success. We want her to be part of a new world. A computer is part of that world.” Min completely agrees, and she is grateful for having such generous and intelligent parents. 【題組】
46. What is a dowry?
(A) What a man gives his wife when they are married.
(B) What the groom’s parents provide for the bride.
(C) What a woman brings with her for the home when she gets married.
(D) What the wife’s parents keep for the wife in case of divorce.
47. Which of the following are traditional items included in Min Huang’s dowry?
(A) A computer and clothing.
(B) Dishes and furniture.
(C) Linen and office supplies.
(D) Dishes and farm equipment.
48. What does Min Huang plan to do with her computer?
(A) Use it to improve her professional skills.
(B) Use it to play computer games.
(C) Use it to make international contacts.
(D) Use it to develop computer programs.
49. According to the Chinese tradition, what are the groom’s parents responsible for?
(A) Providing daily needs.
(B) Providing housing.
(C) Providing financial help.
(D) Providing computer equipment.
50. What did Min Huang think of her parents?
(A) She thought they were too traditional.
(B) She wanted them to appreciate her work more.
(C) She was thankful that they helped her.
(D) She was anxious to move away from home.