2.The use of high-speed broadband Internet is now soaring in Asia compared with other continents. This phenomenon can be ______ explained by key differences in pre-existing technology as well as by the recent boom of many Asian economies.
(A) auspiciously (B) sparsely (C) allegedly (D) fractionally
3.Despite environmental benefits, critics still argue that alternate energy is
prohibitively inefficient. New technologies are being developed in order
to________ greater efficiency, but it is still considerately more expensive than
traditional production methods.
(A) encompass (B) impede (C) disperse (D) facilitate
5.This digital music player sells like a hot cake because it can hold up to 10,000
songs and is ______ with more than one operating system.
(A) achievable (B) compatible (C) affordable (D) comprehensible
6.Some citizens are ______ that the new luxury tax will lower real estate prices in
Taipei and think it may cause the property market to go into free fall.
(A) innovative (B) sentimental (C) descriptive (D) skeptical
8.With a view to sharpening his English skill, he ______ to an English-language
newspaper so as to expose himself to English as much as possible.
(A) prescribed (B) subscribed (C) transcribed (D) inscribed
9.People around the world have shown their generosity and ______ for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan by donating much-needed food and supplies.
(A) gratitude (B) compassion (C) dignity (D) interference
14.When a whale gets trapped in a shallow waters, it _______ the others in its pod
to help by sending out a distress signal. As a result, the entire pod may
accidentally become beached in the same area.
(A) summons (B) reckons (C) allures (D) lauds