1.26. Jessica did not really want to hear a______ account of Mark’s daily activities.
(A) chronic (B) connive
(C) chronological (D) chuckle
2.27. Although many folk remedies have no______ proof behind them, many people practice them even today.
(A) artistic (B) scientific
(C) plastic (D) fantastic
3.28. Irresponsible use of the credit cards can lead to serious______ problems and even bankruptcy.
(A) financial (B) superficial (C) beneficial (D) official
4.29. When you are invited for dinner, be sure to be______ . It is impolite to be late.
(A) punctual (B) absent
(C) realistic (D) fortunate
5.30. Lots of restaurants in Taipei serve______ foods. They offer Thai food, Mexican food, and Italian food, to
name just three.
(A) absolute (B) exotic (C) nursing (D) figurative
6.31. After winning the______ ，the lucky man decided to move to a different city and start a family.
(A) loop (B) lorry (C) lottery (D) lounge
7.32. The professor was found guilty of______ after he admitted to copying the work of his peers for his
(A) homicide (B) shoplifting (C) ignorance (D) plagiarism
8.33. Diana is a wonderful jazz dancer. She______ since she was four.
(A) has been dancing (B) has been danced
(C) is dancing (D) was danced
9.34. Costs for baking materials, such as flour and sugar, rose______ last quarter.
(A) sharp (B) sharpness
(C) sharply (D) sharpen
10.35. The evening flight from San Francisco has been cancelled______ a mechanical problem.
(A) as much as (B) due to
(C) because (D) in case
11.36._budget constraints in this company, every full-time employee will receive a three percent salar
increase next year.
(A) Besides (B) Furthermore
(C) Despite (D) When
12.37.______ in the year 1980, Whole Foods Market is the world’s largest retailer of natural and organic foods
with stores throughout North America and the United Kingdom.
(A) Established (B) Establishing
(C) Having established (D) Having establishing
13.38. Google’s strategy is to go for schools first. If students get used to______ with a web-based operating
system, they might request it in their offices later on.
(A) work (B) have worked
(C) working (D) worked
14.39. If he______ change his mind and run for the mayor, there would be a huge group of people willing t(
give him their full support.
(A) were (B) were to
(C) was (D) was to
15.40. When Anita woke up and found her baby boy gone, she assumed that he______ to one of the places the]
went to yesterday.
(A) must return (B) must to return
(C) must have returned (D) must be returned
Seeing is not always believing. In this age of digital photo 41 it can be hard to tell what’s real and what’s not. It’s common to get forwarded e-mails with attached photos of everything from freakishly large fruits to gruesome accidents. 42 some look obviously fake (a shark coming out of the water to attack an army helicopter), others make you wonder if they could possibly be real: a grown man swallowed whole by a snake or former US president George W. Bush reading a book 43 down.
But these fake photos are not just a by-product of the Photoshop era. They’ve been around since the early 1900s and they’ve fooled 44 people in the last few decades. Admittedly, those were far simpler times and people had more faith in what they saw and were a lot less 45 • Nowadays people are aware of what technology can do.
【題組】41. (A) pollution (B) manipulation (C) reference (D) education
17.【題組】42. (A) While (B) Until (C) However (D) Furthermore
Many people run for sport or exercise. But what if you are not a “bom” runner or jogger? You may still want a sport that is inexpensive and easy to do. Why not try walking? Walking is something that almost any normal, healthy person can do. It requires no special equipment. Walking can give you many of the same benefits as jogging or running; it will just take longer. Jogging and running make your heart and lungs work harder than walking. They also put more stress on your legs and feet than walking does.
The problem with walking as a kind of exercise is that most people do not take it seriously. But there is a big difference between serious walking and the kind of walking that most of us do. Walking, like jogging, should have a steady and continuous motion.
If you are going to get your exercise by walking, you need to have your own walking program. After all, runners and joggers set goals for themselves. Walkers need goals, too.
Set a definite course to walk. Start by walking about 15-30 minutes a day. Build up your time and distance slowly. Try increasing your walking speed little by little.
If jogging or running is your sport, follow the same advice. Start off slowly. Spend most of the first few days just walking. Then start walking and running on the same day. Run or jog a short distance, then walk for a while, then run, then walk. Follow that pattern for 15-30 minutes a day. Slowly make each ran longer and each walk shorter. Later on, you can increase your distance，speed, and exercise time.
【題組】46. Which of the statements supports the idea that walking is an inexpensive sport?
(A) It shares many of the benefits with running. (B) It is a kind of easy-to-do exercise.
(C) It does not require any special equipment. (D) It calls for a regular program.
22.【題組】47. In the author’s opinion, how are running and walking alike?
(A) They take the same amount of time. (B) They both need clear objectives.
(C) They induce a similar amount of stress. (D) They have a similar effect on the heart.
23.【題組】48. Which of the following would the author probably NOT consider serious walking?
(A) Walking 20 minutes a day. (B) Walking just before jogging.
(C) Increasing your speed little by little. (D) Walking while window shopping.
24.【題組】49. Which advice would the author probably agree with?
(A) Choose more active sports than walking. (B) Jog 25 minutes a day to start.
(C) Increase your walking distance by one-fourth kilometer each day.
(D) Increase your walking distance by 3 kilometers each day.
25.【題組】50. What is the purpose of the last paragraph?
(A) To give people advice on how to start a running program.
(B) To tell people how to develop a walking program for exercise.
(C) To introduce a new exercise program.
(D) To build up an inexpensive sports program for busy people.