3.3 Around 5 or 6, children experience a change in their body that_____ them toward the ability to control
impulses, to reason, to focus, and to plan for the future.
(A) appalls (B) propels (C) contends (D) indulges
6.6 Higher education institutions in the United States are faced with the_____ challenge of assisting large numbers
of underprepared students to succeed in postsecondary education.
(A) unforgivable (B) formidable (C) omissible (D) remedial
15.15 Sometimes who you know seems to carry more weight than who you are.
(A) Sometimes it seems to be more important to find out who you know rather than who you are.
(B) Sometimes the backgrounds of your friends seem more important than where you come from.
(C) Sometimes your connections with the right people seem to outweigh your abilities and talents.
(D) Sometimes knowing what other people can do for you seems to outweigh knowing your own self.
16.16 Jane’s survival was remarkable, given the more than two feet of snow in the area and temperatures that dipped to
(A) The task of saving Jane was impossible because of the heavy snow and low temperatures in the area.
(B) Everyone thought Jane would be rescued, although the weather conditions were severely unfavorable.
(C) Jane said that she would stay alive even though she was buried under 2 feet of snow with a temperature near zero.
(D) It is incredible that Jane stayed alive considering the extremely adverse weather conditions in the area.
17.17 Until recently the growth of the tourism industry has gone unchallenged. But now, questions are being asked and
people are expressing reservations about certain aspects of tourism.
(A) The tourism industry is growing despite all oppositions.
(B) There are questions going unchallenged regarding the tourism industry.
(C) The public is uncertain about some aspects of tourism and their growth.
(D) Questions are raised to boost the tourism industry.
18.18 Our natural tendency to avoid those who disagree with us can easily lead to organizational groupthink, which
may blind us into extreme or irrational group decisions.
(A) Hanging around with those who agree with us, we tend to agree with one another in our group and support
any group decisions without a doubt.
(B) Prefering to stay away from those who disagree with us, we may easily end up thinking alike and making
outrageous group decisions blindly.
(C) We should not always stay away from people who disagree with us; otherwise, we may be in danger of
making outrageous group decisions blindly.
(D) We’d prefer to hang around with those who agree with us, which makes people in our group see things eye to
eye and reach unanimous decisions.
19.19 One higher purpose in the coming year will be rescuing strapped companies and government bodies from the
brink of financial ruin.
(A) One higher purpose next is to prevent strapped companies and government bodies from ruining us.
(B) Saving companies and government bodies on the edge of bankrupting will be our higher future goal.
(C) To rescue companies and government bodies that need money, our next goal is to stop the corruption.
(D) Our coming higher purpose is to stop companies and government bodies from extending their finance aid.
20.20 Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.
(A) Cowards die many times and revive again but the brave never die without tasting life.
(B) Cowards die many times and revive again but the brave die once they taste valiance.
(C) Cowards fail to live meaningful lives but the brave live their lives to the fullest.
(D) Cowards cease to live long before they die but unless the brave taste death, they’ll never die.
21.21 Taiwanese companies have operated manufacturing bases in mainland China for several decades, which has
given them extensive experience with markets there.
(A) Taiwanese companies have built production bases in mainland China for many years because they want to
understand the market there.
(B) Taiwanese companies understand the Chinese market because they have had production bases there for many
(C) With a good knowledge of the Chinese market, it is easy for Taiwanese companies to build production bases
(D) In order to gain experience with the Chinese market, Taiwanese companies need to build production bases
22.請依下文回答第 22 題至第 26 題
How good is a hospital? Many criteria come into play―the reputation of the physicians, or how well 22 a
facility is, or the quality of food and patient services. As health care becomes more a global enterprise, 23 patients
going farther afield in pursuit of the best care, the need for an objective measure of hospital performance has become
Fortunately there is a yardstick that applies equally well to the most luxurious tourist hospital in Thailand and the
most basic NGO-run facility in Africa, and everything 24 . Most countries are required by law to keep track of
how many patients live and how many die. Once these 25 statistics are adjusted for factors such as the age of the
patients, the diagnoses, and the severity of the illnesses, they can provide a measure in black and white of how well a
hospital is managing the performance of its physicians. 26 the medical profession has put up some resistance to
efforts to measure, and publicize, hospital performance in this way, in recent years doctors have been collecting these
data on a growing list of hospitals around the world. 【題組】
22 (A) disposed (B) trained (C) defined (D) equipped
27.請依下文回答第 27 題至第 31 題
Marco Polo literally changed the Western view of the world. European maps in his time were 27 on Biblical
interpretations and classical mythology. Jerusalem was at the center. At the margins the map-makers drew monsters
and savages, because there, 28 the Christian center, Nature herself was believed to be monstrous. Then 29
Polo’s book Travels, describing great civilizations in the East, and a world not centered on Jerusalem, politically or
geographically. This recasting of the world into a more dynamic and multi-centered geographical space was the first
step toward 30 we now call globalization.
Travels appeared in popular anthologies circulating in Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries. Christopher
Columbus had an early copy, and made notes in the margins. He later 31 America while searching out a western
route to Polo’s Cathay.
27 (A) based (B) placed (C) situated (D) supported
32.請依下文回答第 32 題至第 36 題
Educational researchers have identified four distinctive learning styles used by students who are attempting to
master new information and concepts. First, some students prefer 32 learning. They learn best form lectures, tapes
recordings, and class discussions. The second of these styles is 33 learning. This is a learning-by-doing approach,
which 34 such things as dissecting animals to handle their internal organs rather than reading about them. Still
other students are best 35 to experiential learning. Making use of all their senses, such as a field trip to a forest
when studying botany, is the best way for these learners to understand new material fully. The last of these styles is
visual learning. The student who favors this style relies heavily on what can be seen―books and charts, 36 ―
to acquire knowledge. Of these four learning styles, none is considered best; but rather they are descriptive of techniques
individuals use to learn effectively. 【題組】
32 (A) olfactory (B) auditory (C) visionary (D) imaginary
37.37.請依下文回答第 37 題至第 40 題
Feeling as if you are being watched? You probably are. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in the
United States recently began rolling out a new security program, Screening Passengers by Observation Techniques
(SPOT), at dozens of airports around the country. Using behavioral profiling, SPOT aims to identify “high-risk
individuals” by monitoring passengers’ body language. Under this initiative, “behavior detection officers” are trained
to recognize involuntary gestures, subtle facial twitches, and changes in vocal pitch that signal stress or deceit. A
passenger displaying suspicious behavior is taken aside for additional screening.
But do such programs work? In Israel, where officers get nine weeks of training, behavioral screening is
considered effective. But most TSA screeners receive only four days’ instruction; the idea that they will be able to
master the art of behavior recognition with such meager training is “preposterous.” Meanwhile, the Department of
Homeland Security just finished testing an automated version of SPOT using a device called Cogito, which works in a
manner similar to a polygraph device. Passengers answer a set of simple questions displayed on a touch screen while
inserting one hand into a sensor that measures biometric responses, such as sweat levels and blood pressure.
37 According to the passage, which of the following statements is true?
(A) SPOT is a system that was developed by Cogito.
(B) Subtle facial twitches and changes in vocal pitch can arouse suspicion.
(C) The Department of Homeland Security is an airport security system.
(D) Polygraph is a graphic design software.
40.【題組】40 According to the passage, what can Cogito do?
(A) It can measure a person’s blood pressure and weight.
(B) It can measure a person’s sweat level and heart beat rate.
(C) It can measure a person’s blood pressure and sweat level.
(D) It can measure a person’s weight and heart beat rate.