14.14. Though Alec failed in last year’s speech contest, he did not feel _____. This
year he practiced day and night and finally won the championship in the
(A) exhausted (B) suspected (C) frustrated (D) discounted
21.21. _____ the diagnosis of breast cancer, _____ the possibility for successful
(A) The earlier; the greater (B) The more early; the more great
(C) The later; the greater (D) The late; the less
23.23. Researchers found that the number of best friends boys and girls have _____
different. It is common for girls of school age to have one best friend, but boys
usually have several good friends.
(A) is (B) has been (C) are (D) have been
26.26. According to a report released last year, students in private universities pay
_____ students in public universities.
(A) more tuition as (B) much more than
(C) much expensive as (D) more expensive than
27.27. Our company is looking for a sale representative. To apply, you need to be a
college graduate in a business-related field. All male applicants _____ military
(A) must completed (B) must be completed
(C) must have completed (D) must be completing
28.28. _____ sound asleep we are, our senses are still at work gathering information
about our environment. This is why sometimes we are awakened by a strange
(A) Whatever (B) Whoever (C) Whomever (D) However
29. 29-32 為題組
If you look around and observe other people’s posture carefully, you may notice
something disturbing. Most adults stand or walk incorrectly, usually without
knowing it. In fact, they may be causing themselves to develop muscle or back
problems in later years. Too many people slouch, with their shoulders hunched and
their chests inwards. It seems they are not aware of the benefits of having good
When the body is in good balance, a person is able to maintain good posture
with little effort. That is because all the muscles are working together in harmony.
A person whose body is out of balance, on the other hand, will get tired quickly
when exercising or doing strenuous activities. Maintaining good posture prevents
some of the effects of aging on the body. Actually, not much effort is required to
keep good posture and avoid many of the problems with feet, knees, hips, back,
shoulders and the neck that result from bad posture over many years.
By having good posture, you strengthen your body to achieve better health.
Even simply sitting and standing correctly is good for you. It is worth spending
time to learn about methods of good body posture and to recognize the right and
wrong body positions. After a while, you will naturally adopt good posture without
thinking, just as you may have bad posture now. Adding certain exercises, such as
those practiced in yoga or pilates, to your daily routine is the best way to begin
your journey to better health. 【題組】 29. What is the main idea of this passage?
(A) People don’t have time to exercise properly.
(B) Good posture leads to good health.
(C) People injure themselves during different activities.
(D) People are too lazy to adopt the correct posture.
Online education opportunities have been growing in recent years. It is possible
to get a high school diploma or a degree through online study, or supplement your
existing knowledge without having to take time off to attend regular classes at an
educational institution. Online study is not suitable for everyone, however, and has
both advantages and disadvantages.
Unlike traditional studies, online learning offers great flexibilities and
convenience. To begin with, you don’t have to waste time and money traveling to
the campus. You can also select a program that entirely fits with your interests and
needs because you are not restricted to the classes that are offered in your area.
Furthermore, online programs usually cost less than those on campus. In addition,
if you lack self-confidence, or have language difficulties, participating in an online
course will be much less challenging than attending live classes. Above all, you can
study at your pace.
The biggest drawback to online education could be the fact that you are studying on
your own. You don’t have many opportunities to interact with your course tutors or
other students. It is sometimes possible to participate in video conferences, but the
time may not always be convenient. The importance of interaction will depend on
the course you are taking, but it is a key factor to consider when deciding whether
online education is right for you. At present, probably the biggest disadvantage to
online learning is that a degree or other qualification achieved by this method is not
regarded as highly as one gained in the traditional way. 【題組】 33. What is the main purpose of the passage?
(A) To explain why online courses are increasing quickly.
(B) To discuss good and bad points about online education.
(C) To describe the various types of online education.
(D) To persuade people that online education is good.
34.【題組】34. What does the passage say about online study?
(A) It is not as popular as it used to be.
(B) It is not worth spending money on.
(C) It is more popular than traditional learning.
(D) It is becoming more and more popular.
35.【題組】35. One advantage of online education discussed in the passage is that _____.
(A) it doesn’t require much study time (B) it can be completed in a short time
(C) students don’t need to pay for tuition (D) students don’t need to go to school
36.【題組】36. What might be a problem with diplomas earned by taking online courses?
(A) They can be extremely expensive. (B) It may be hard to pass the course.
(C) People do not rate them very highly. (D) Too much people are getting them.
The Swiss army knife is a popular device that is recognized all over the world.
In Switzerland, there is a saying that every Swiss citizen has one in his or her
pocket. But the knife had humble beginnings.
In the late nineteenth century, the Swiss army issued its soldiers a gun that
required a special screwdriver to dismantle and clean it. At the same time, canned
food was becoming common in the army. Swiss generals decided to issue each
soldier a standard knife to serve both as a screwdriver and a can opener.
It was a lifesaver for Swiss knife makers, who were struggling to compete with
cheaper German imports. In 1884, Carl Elsener, head of the Swiss knife
manufacturer Victorinox, seized that opportunity with both hands, and designed a
soldier’s knife that the army loved. It was a simple knife with one big blade, can
opener, and a screwdriver.
A few years after the soldier’s knife was issued, the “Schweizer Officer Messer,”
or Swiss Officer’s Knife, came on the market. Interestingly, the Officer’s Knife was
never given to those serving in the army. The Swiss military purchasers considered
the new model with corkscrew for opening wine not “essential for survival,” so
officers had to buy this new model by themselves. But its special muti-functional
design later launched the knife as a global brand. After the Second World War, a
great number of American soldiers were stationed in Europe. And as they could buy
the Swiss army knife at shops on military bases, they bought huge quantities of
them. However, it seems that “Schweizer Officer Messer” was too difficult for
them to say, so they just called it the Swiss army knife, and that is the name now
known by all over the world. 【題組】 37. What is the main purpose of the passage?
(A) To explain the origin of the Swiss army knife.
(B) To introduce the functions of the Swiss army knife.
(C) To emphasize the importance of the Swiss army knife.
(D) To tell a story about the designer of the Swiss army knife.
38.【題組】38. What does “It” at the beginning of the third paragraph refer to?
(A) Every Swiss citizen had a knife in his pocket.
(B) The Swiss army needed a knife for every soldier.
(C) Swiss knives were competing with imported knives.
(D) Canned food was becoming popular in the Swiss army.
39.【題組】39. Why didn’t the Swiss army buy the Swiss Officer’s Knife?
(A) The design of the knife was too simple.
(B) The knife was sold out to American soldiers.
(C) The army had no budget to make the purchase.
(D) The new design was not considered necessary for officers to own.