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1.A-Mei's tale would have resembled that of Cinderella, if not for the fact that she had been showered with love and support from her parents. The heavenly power in her vocals 1 makes heads turn would not have been discovered without her father, a native of Amis, living his whole life in eastern Taiwan. Now 2 the regional “Heavenly Queen”, A-Mei's singing talent came to be known when her ailing father encouraged her to enter a local singing contest called Five Lights Award. On her 3 attempt in the contest, she failed to become the final champion. It was at the second try that she emerged as the 4 ; however, it was also after her winning the singing contest that she 5 her father had passed away. A-Mei, although in great need of 6 care and support, did not allow grief to overtake her ambition. Soon after capturing the title in the contest, she found 7 singing with her cousin's rock band at various famous pubs in Taipei. 8 , her fame spread and several recording companies offered to take her under their wings; thus, her first album Sister took many, unknown of her vocal power, by surprise.
【題組】 1.
(A) who
(B) that
(C) what
(D) they
2.【題組】2.
(A) crowning
(B) crowned
(C) crown
(D) crowns
3.【題組】3.
(A) hopeful
(B) aimless
(C) last
(D) first
4.【題組】4.
(A) Amis
(B) award
(C) contest
(D) champion
5.【題組】5.
(A) took off
(B) looked into
(C) found out
(D) searched for
6.【題組】6.
(A) fatherly
(B) motherly
(C) brotherly
(D) sisterly
7.【題組】7.
(A) her
(B) him
(C) himself
(D) herself
8.【題組】8.
(A) Before long
(B) At first
(C) That is
(D) In contrast
9.When your two-year-old son or daughter gets a cold, do you feel guilty and anxious of sending him or her to kindergarten in the morning? Well, there is good news about all the sniffling and coughing by children who 9 kindergartens. “These children,” reported in a recent medical 10 in the U.S., “will probably get fewer colds in elementary schools they go to.” Children in large kindergartens – those with six or more children – appear to 11 immunity to many of the viruses responsible for the common cold, according to the study. The findings support a long-held theory 12 some doctors. The study found that children in kindergartens had almost twice as many colds at age two as 13 cared for at home. But from ages six to eleven, children who had attended large kindergartens as toddlers had about one-third as many colds as those who had stayed home 14 small. The advantage disappeared by age 13 because both 15 appeared to have the same degree of protection. The findings should help relieve the guilt and anxiety that parents often have when putting their children in kindergartens.
【題組】9.
(A) donate
(B) quit
(C) attend
(D) own
10.【題組】10.
(A) study
(B) history
(C) member
(D) team
11.【題組】11.
(A) become
(B) develop
(C) overcome
(D) memorize
12.【題組】12.
(A) about
(B) along
(C) away
(D) among
13.【題組】13.
(A) who
(B) they
(C) those
(D) whom
14.【題組】14.
(A) where
(B) when
(C) that
(D) this
15.【題組】15.
(A) kindergartens
(B) colds
(C) groups
(D) doctors
16.


【題組】16. The main purpose of this letter sent by Ai-hua Fang is to _____.
(A) persuade Mr. Meyer not to reject the offer
(B) reassure Mr. Meyer about her qualifications
(C) argue with Mr. Meyer about his team’s work
(D) celebrate Mr. Meyer’s promotion to department head
17.【題組】17. Ai-hua Fang is interested in working as a _____.
(A) sports salesperson
(B) computer programmer
(C) WWW designer
(D) special assistant
18.【題組】18. Ai-hua Fang promotes herself by telling Mr. Meyer that _____.
(A) she likes to interview people
(B) she is good at team sports
(C) she insists on world peace
(D) she works with others well
19.【題組】19. In Fang’s understanding, the job does NOT require its applicants to _____.
(A) negotiate the progress of his or her projects
(B) decide the yearly budget for the department
(C) communicate with his or her colleagues well
(D) make business presentations by using computers
20.【題組】20. Which of the following CANNOT be found in Fang’s portfolio online?
(A) Educational background.
(B) Working experiences.
(C) Her insurance company.
(D) Accomplished projects.
21.A website for electronic books has opened online, but it is not going to anger the publishing industry. The file sharing site, www.Bookshare.org, already includes electronic books of more than 7,500 books. Volunteers are scanning hundreds more each month and adding them to the web site's database. Most important of all, it is designed to be perfectly legal. To download the electronic books from the website, one must prove that he or she has a visual or reading disability. The copyright law allows electronic copies of texts to be shared among people with visual diseases, even if they have not purchased the books or had permission to receive the books in digital form. Electronic texts are especially useful to the blind because programs that can read will read the texts for those who cannot see. Before using the website, a person must mail or fax a disability form signed by a qualified professional. The site also requires a sign-up fee of US $25 and an annual subscription fee of US $50. The website is developed by Benetech, a nonprofit organization in California, U.S.A., which uses technology to help the minorities worldwide.
【題組】21. To have a copy of the electronic books mentioned in the passage, one is required to _____.
(A) show an official document of any eye illnesses
(B) study the copyright law related to the program
(C) make a phone call first to Benetech company
(D) have excellent computer programming skills
22.【題組】22. How are the electronic books actually presented to their “readers”?
(A) They are presented as printed texts.
(B) They are shown line by line on the screen.
(C) They are in fact read by computer programs.
(D) They are printed in the reader’s native language.
23.【題組】23. How much should one send to the company if he or she needs the service for the first year?
(A) US $25
(B) US $50
(C) US $75
(D) US $100
24.【題組】24. Which of the following statements is NOT true according to the passage?
(A) The website increases its acquisition by volunteers.
(B) Only doctors can use computers to download the books.
(C) Benetech makes no profit from each subscriber’s money.
(D) A person with reading problems can benefit from this special service.
25.【題組】25. In the passage, the word “disability” means close to _____.
(A) handicap
(B) vision
(C) scanning
(D) legality
26.While most of the children in the world and adults alike enjoy reading the Harry Potter fictions and watching the Harry Potter movie, some conservative Christian ministers and religious leaders have criticized the Harry Potter phenomenon as extremely evil. In the written documents, they repeatedly argue that the author of Harry Potter intends to teach children to show disrespect for God and for their religious beliefs. They further explain that many stories in each volume of the series of Harry Potter and in the film are contradictory to the Christian teachings in the Bible. For example, children are taught that moderate drinking is acceptable and that there are "good" witches in the world. Christian ministers around the world have been watching and passing around a documentary videotape "Harry Potter: Witchcraft Repackaged," which claims that the tales lead kids to the study of supernatural forces, and that the Harry Potter phenomenon is incompatible with Christianity. "I believe this is more than a fantasy," said Reverend Dan Larson, who is a senior pastor at Good News Assembly of God in St. Cloud, Minnesota. "It's not just harmless entertainment. Specifically, the books of Harry Potter include things like sacrificing human beings, practicing to own evil-like spirits, and sucking human blood."
【題組】26. The main purpose of the passage is to _____.
(A) determine whether Harry Potter is compatible with Christianity
(B) interpret witchcraft in view of Christian ministers and pastors
(C) spread the teachings of Christianity in the new millennium
(D) express strong disapproval of the Harry Potter phenomenon
27.【題組】27. Which of the following does NOT belong to the “conservative” group mentioned in the passage?
(A) Members of the clergy who disagree with Harry Potter.
(B) Pastors preaching witchery’s incompatibility with God.
(C) Christian ministers who show great respect for God.
(D) Religious leaders who agree with moderate drinking.
28.【題組】28. Conservative Christian leaders accuse the Harry Potter phenomenon of _____.
(A) committing unforgivable crimes
(B) promoting the idea of good witches
(C) showing much respect for entertainment
(D) emphasizing the importance of moral teaching
29.【題組】29. Reverend Larson’s statement implies that _____.
(A) there is a conflict between Christianity and witchcraft
(B) the Harry Potter movie entertains dead people as well
(C) human beings in the long run drink blood when thirsty
(D) the Harry Potter phenomenon doesn’t harm people’s minds
30.【題組】30. According to the passage, religious leaders criticize the Harry Potter phenomenon because _____.
(A) their religions cannot be written into novels
(B) people waste money watching witch movies
(C) the books of Harry Potter are contradictory to their beliefs
(D) they are jealous about the author’s profit because of the books
31.31. A group of monks with outstanding martial arts skills are among the large 300-member staff _____ the finger relic from mainland.
(A) escorting
(B) escorts
(C) escort
(D) escorted
32.32. Marian’s salary is the same as _____, but she has saved lots of money because she manages her money better than I.
(A) me
(B) my
(C) I
(D) mine
33.33. _____ most bettors shift pocket money to lotto tickets, sales of clothes and snacks at night markets are all reporting a deep drop.
(A) Because
(B) Owing to
(C) Despite
(D) Even though
34.34. I don’t like taking an airplane. I wouldn’t board one _____ I found no alternative at all.
(A) even than
(B) in case
(C) unless
(D) for
35.35. __________ before students at Tsinghua University in mainland China, U.S. President Bush was challenged on U.S. policy toward Taiwan.
(A) When he stands
(B) To stand
(C) Standing
(D) Stood
36.36. He has recently been worrying about what he would do __________ 100 million dollars.
(A) if he won
(B) if he wins
(C) if he will win
(D) if he has won
37.37. Chicago is a world-renowned center of landmark buildings, a place __________ in order to invent new spaces.
(A) there famous architects were drawn to
(B) famous architects were drawn to it
(C) to which famous architects were drawn
(D) which famous architects were drawn
38.38. I am afraid that we have to walk home now; __________ 20 minutes ago.
(A) I wish we could catch the last bus
(B) I wish we had caught the last bus
(C) I wish we can catch the last bus
(D) I wish we caught the last bus
39.39. Have you met your new boss __________ by the ball you threw yesterday?
(A) I think he was accidentally hit
(B) who I think was accidentally hit
(C) I think whom was accidentally hit
(D) he was the person I think accidentally hit
40.40. Tom walked straight into a wall. __________ the computer program he had worked on for more than a month.
(A) He may think about
(B) He is thinking about
(C) He can be thinking about
(D) He must have been thinking about
41.41. Which of the following is the most appropriate topic sentence for the paragraph below?
(A) One aspect of humor is that it seems to be based on a violation of expectations.
(B) When I was in the university, I did a smart thing to make myself less embarrassed.
(C) Humor is one of the characteristics that make us human, and it is good for our health.
(D) Slipping on banana peels and walking out of the shower without clothes on are very funny. _______________ For instance, we laugh if we see somebody slip on a banana peel and fall. It is because normally we don’t expect people to slip on banana peels. Once at the university I was taking a shower after swimming, and my classmates stole my clothes. My classmates thought it would be funny if I could not find my clothes outside the shower where I had left them and expected them to be. I had the last laugh, though, because I put the shower curtain on and wore it back to the classroom.
42.42. Which of the following is the most appropriate topic sentence for the paragraph below?
(A) Pausing at the right time may require years’ practice.
(B) Mark Twain knew that the crucial factor for a pause is timing.
(C) A rightly timed pause is considered an effective aid in delivering speeches.
(D) Learning when to pause is a major challenge for almost every beginning speaker. _______________ For most beginning speakers, even a moment of silence can seem like an eternity. As you gain more confidence, however, you will discover how useful the pause can be. It can signal the end of a thought unit, give an idea time to sink in, and lend dramatic impact to a statement. “The right word may be effective,” said Mark Twain, “but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.” 
43.
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43. Which of the following can best fit into the blank in the paragraph below?
(A) Supporters of GE, on the other hand, say the benefits outweigh the dangers.
(B) Opponents of GE, therefore, say it should be stopped, or at least monitored.
(C) GE is the changing of certain genes to improve an organism in some way.
(D) The moral problem deserves special attentions because it is getting worse. One question that is being debated these days is whether or not genetic engineering (GE) is a good thing. There are two specific objections raised by those who oppose GE. One is that the balance of nature might be upset, and the second is a moral question. _______________ Because of GE, plants that produce more and resist diseases can be grown. In a world where more and more food will be needed in the future, this is a benefit.
44.
題型二:(第 43、44 題)下面兩篇段落各少了一個句子,請依各段文意選出一個最恰當的選項。
44. Which of the following can best fit into the blank in the paragraph below?
(A) A good news story is made up of facts, not of opinions.
(B) Not all newspapers, however, do what they are meant to do.
(C) The worst type of newspaper reporting is called “yellow journalism.”
(D) A newspaper may also give some comments on the events happening around us. A newspaper should give current news as it happens. It should report the facts of this news as reliably as it can. _______________ Even the good ones tend to favor one political party over the others. They may also show favoritism to special interest groups in the community. For example, some newspapers will always report favorably on what a party or a union is doing. Thus, as a good reader you learn which newspaper can be trusted, and that it is sometimes necessary to read several newspapers to find the real facts of a story. 
45.
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45. In order to win the top prize of the “public-interest” computerized lottery, superstitious bettors avoid certain taboos. One of the most widespread beliefs is to stay away from women in the night before making the bets.
(A) Many housewives don’t buy vegetables on the day they make the bets because the Chinese pronunciation for “veggie” means “to lose”.
(B) They spend so much money on betting that the children sometimes eat only instant noodles for lunch and dinner.
(C) Students are said to be avoided too since they often carry books whose Chinese pronunciation is identical to the character that means “to lose”.
(D) Some also believe lending money to people on the day of making bets should be avoided because it will result in giving the money away.
46.
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46.
(A) Credit cards can be a disaster because it is very easy to continue to use them even when we do not have the money to pay for what we buy.
(B) However, to many people, credit cards are not a disaster but a convenience. With credit cards, we do not have to carry a lot of cash.
(C) We can order what we need over the telephone, and we can pay for airplane tickets immediately.
(D) Credit cards are dangerous for the credit card companies charge us interest, and the interest will be added every month. In addition, we can use credit cards intelligently to pay for expenses such as furniture and vacations. As long as we are careful to keep our spending under control, credit cards will not be a problem but a benefit.
47.
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47. Our bodies need basically four types of nutrients from food: proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and vitamins and minerals. Proteins help the body grow and repair itself when it is damaged.
(A) They are found especially in eggs, milk, meat, and fish. Carbohydrates give us energy. The most beneficial carbohydrates come from vegetable sources such as wheat, corn, and beans.
(B) Fats also provide energy to the body; they come from both animal and vegetable sources.
(C) In fact, many types of vegetables also contain high amounts of protein.
(D) Many Vitamins and minerals are another group of food elements. The best way to get the vitamins and minerals is to eat the right amount of the right kinds of food.
48.
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48. Computers have been around for about fifty years. The first computer was built in the 1940s; it was the size of a large house and was limited in power.
(A) However, computers developed very quickly. Today computers sit comfortably on our desks or even our laps, and have much more power than the original machines.
(B) The world’s biggest computer communication service is the Internet.
(C) In the last ten years, people have become more and more dependent on computers.
(D) For example, most large businesses now rely almost completely on computers for storing, and for calculating financial information.
49.49.
(A) 15342
(B) 51243
(C) 14325
(D) 54231 (1) If we continue to consume oil at the present rate, we will run out of it in less than a hundred years. (2) Its use grew consistently during the twentieth century, and will continue to do so well into the twenty-first century. (3) However, the world’s supply of oil, from which gasoline is derived, is limited. (4) Its widespread use began in the early 1900s with the mass production of automobiles. (5) Gasoline is one of the most important fuels used in transportation.
50.50.
(A) 154263
(B) 145362
(C) 142536
(D) 156234 (1) Many scientists are trying to predict earthquakes. (2) Furthermore, the predicted earthquake may not take place at all. (3) Instead, they are trying to design buildings and bridges that can resist earthquakes. (4) Scientists cannot predict the exact location, time, or intensity of an earthquake. (5) These predictions are, unfortunately, very uncertain. (6) As a result, the scientists do not think it is useful to announce that an earthquake will take place on certain day.