3.3. They aim to provide support for poor countries so that they can eventually
achieve economic _________ and donate money to others in turn.
(A) commitment (B) statement (C) empowerment (D) compliment
16.16. The ____________ of mass literacy coincided with the first industrial revolution; in turn, the new expansion in literacy, as well as cheaper printing, help to nurture the ____________ of popular literature.
(A)building; mistrust (B)reappearance; display (C)receipt; source
17.17. ____________, as a form of setting disputes, is totally different from
negotiation, since arbiters have the authority to make final decision.
(A)It is arbitration (B)There is arbitration (C)That arbitration (D)Arbitration
19.19. Taiwan’s birth rate has been falling rapidly over the past twenty years. This
trend will most likely __________ a severe manpower shortage in Taiwan in the
(A)oppress (B)trigger (C)duplicate (D)interject
20.20. College education is widely considered as the ticket to personal economic
security and to global ____________. Without a degree, one might have less
chance to find a good job.
(A)controversy (B)consultation (C)compulsion (D)competitiveness
21.21. An ancient Arabian traveled across the desert with nothing for company. ______________ He had poured some milk into a pouch made from a sheep’s stomach.
During his journey, he opened the pouch and discovered that the milk had
separated and formed thick masses, which we call curd, and a watery fluid, which we call whey. The Arabian had accidentally invented cheese.
(A)But he was allergic to cheese, so he had brought only milk for his lunch.
(B)He was glad that he had not brought cheese along because it would be heavy.
(C)But he had brought milk along, as something to drink would be nice.
(D)The Arabian had stored some figs, dates, and oat cakes, except milk.
22.22. _______________ He brought a set of different sizes of wood blocks to class.
The students were astonished to see him throw the blocks randomly at the wall.
He then took the same blocks and again threw them at the wall. This time,
however, he threw them in a special order. The students quickly recognized the
children’s tune “Mary Had a Little Lamb.” “So,” the teacher asked them, “what is
music?” The answer is that it’s organized noise.
(A)A music teacher intended to show the students how to sell music from noise.
(B)A music teacher enjoyed playing different sizes of wood blocks with his
(C)A music teacher wanted to try a different way to teach his students how to play wood blocks.
(D)A music teacher wanted to try an unusual way to teach his students to sing
“Mary Had a Little Lamb.”
23.23. Each animal and plant in the world has its own environment, _______________ Meanwhile, each animal needs other animals and plant that live in the same
environment. For example, polar bears eat seals and fish, seals eat fish, and big
fish eat smaller fish in the Aretic. The small fish eat very small animals and plants in the sea. This is called a food chain.
(A)which provides them food they can consume.
(B)where they can live with ease.
(C)the place where it can live most easily.
(D)where it spends its all life in.
24.24. ____________ Birds of prey, such as the kestrel, have hooked bills to tear the
flesh or prey. The saw- edged bill of the puffin enables it to carry several fish at
once. Wading birds, like the curlew, have long, slender bills to dig deep into the
mud. A hummingbird’s long bill and tongue allows it to reach nectar deep inside a flower.
(A)As the proverb goes, “Birds of the same feather flock together.”
(B)Birds are divided into different types of species according to the food they eat.
(C)Bird’s bills suit their feeding habits.
(D)Birds adapt themselves to their environment in the same way.
25.25. Recycling is one of many effective ways to care for our environment. However, _______________ Recycling not only mitigates the impact on the environment but
also reduces the wasting of our Earth’s limited resources. Everyone can contribute to recycling. An effective way to recycle is to thoroughly sort out daily household
(A)a lot of people emphasize the important of recycling to the environment.
(B)there are few people but understand the important of recycling to the
(C)both the government and the public should know the importance of recycling
to the environment.
(D)a lot of people still do not realize the importance of recycling to the