17.17. An increasing body of research _____ that when leaders
lighten up and create a fun workplace, there is a significant
increase in the level of employee trust.
(D) being demonstrated
Life often seems to be a (21) to see who is faster, stronger, or
smarter. Wining is very important (22) it affects our status
and income. Athletes can see big increases in their incomes
when they win. In school, students compete for grades and
awards. At work, employees compete for (23) . They must
help their companies deliver new and better products and
services if they want to achieve success. All of this comes (24) ,
and the bill is usually paid for in time, effort, and health. Great
effort plus the fear for falling behind can make people sick, and
it is the root of many (25) in modern society.
【題組】21. (A) competition (B) journey (C) game (D) travel
34.34. Error Correction: The company is no longer running advertisements in this district where theysoon thought they had a
chance to prevail. (A) is no longer running (B) in this district (C) soon thought (D) had
37.37. I don’t think my boss likes me. He hardly ever talks to me.
(A) Don’t worry about it! I’m sure he understood.
(B) No worries. Everyone likes him.
(C) Don’t take it personally. He’s that way with everyone.
(D) It’s okay. He is very talkative.
38.38. A: Hi, Catherine. What times does your watch say? Mine is
(A) Hey. We will have a quick lunch.
(B) No. Each meeting is about 40 minutes.
(C) Great. That program is not too long.
(D) I don’t wear a watch. But I’ll check my cellphone.
39.39. A: Do you have any job offers?
(A) Well, I’ve heard about this cultural exchange program.
(B) No, not yet. I sent out a lot of resumes, but I didn’t
receive many responses.
(C) Yes, I was so lucky. I won a horse in a prize draw.
(D) Anyway, I could recognize most of my classmates.
41.VI. Reading Comprehension
Smartphone now present a whole new set of etiquette issues
as entire tables disappear into the Internet via small glowing
screens. The modern smartphone has morphed into instant
messenger, mailbox, camera, flashlight, computer, map,
dictionary, newspaper, personal assistant, and social media portal.
As such its use at the table has become so prevalent that
restaurants are now forced to incorporate how to deal with them
into the sequence of service and table maintenance. Restaurants
have begun offering diners small plates to hold their phones in
order to shield them from potential spills and dinner debris.
Some fine dining restaurants frown upon cellphone use. And a
few places for as far as to post “no cellphone signs.” But most
restaurants are finding ways to address what many consider the
new reality of our fast-paced digital era while at the same time
working to encourage diners to say involved with their dining
【題組】41. What is the best title of this article?
(A) Tech-savvy students as restaurant insiders
(B) Restaurants meet smartphones.
(C) Social media alters the grieving process.
(D) Made to order and examples of innovation
45.【題組】45. Based on the second paragraph, what does the author
(A) Once one person at the table takes out their phone,
everyone else sort of do it.
(B) The cellphone in the restaurant is a seamless thing.
(C) When people sit down in a restaurant, they put their
phone down somewhere, too.
(D) People you’re having dinner with are more important
than those on the other end of the phone line.
46.Jonathan MacArthur, 35, decided to eat out one Saturday
night. He pulled into a drive-up window at MacDonald’s.
Hungry as a bear, he ordered a large beef burger, large fries, and
a king-size drink. MacArthur got his fast food as well as a big
surprise. Stuffed inside one of the paper bags was £2,000!
“I looked at the money as I ate. I knew immediately I should
give it back,” MacArthur said. But MacArthur did not return the
money right off the bat. He went home to sleep on it. “I’ve got to
say I was tempted to keep it,” he embarrassedly admitted.
MacArthur went down to MacDonald’s the next day to give
back the money. Restaurant workers greeted him with tears in
their eyes and gave him lunch on the house. They explained that
the restaurant puts its bank deposits in paper bags to prevent
robberies. By mistake, a clerk gave MacArthur the wrong paper
MacDonald’s is happy to give MacArthur a reward. But
MacArthur says there’s something even better—he has a clear
conscience. “I’m glad I did the right thing. I feel better than I’ve
【題組】46. What is not included in MacArthur’s meal?
(A) burger (B) fries (C) pie (D) drink