1.1. To do well was a symbol of your family’s commitment and
accomplishments. To do poorly was a _______ on your
(A) blemish (B) benediction (C) commendation (D) acclamation
2.2. The chairperson told a packed chamber: “We continue to
seek consensus around compromise between a multitude of
(A) censure (B) venerable (C) divergent (D) fortuitous
3.3. It would seem reasonable to assume that one characteristic
of _______ teachers is their ability to engage and motivate
(A) impetuous (B) deleterious (C) condescending (D) exemplary
4.4. The most successful means of controlling weight and fat is a
combination of _______ eating and fitness.
(A) excessive (B) superfluous (C) prudent (D) dissident
5.5. On the way, the _______ gives you an informative history
of the property and points out facilities that you might want
to use in the hotel.
(A) barista (B) leprechaun (C) bellhop (D) harbinger
6.6. The _______ is supported with a $20-million grant from
the province and a landmark $20-million gift from an
(A) initiation (B) initiative (C) initial (D) initiate
7.7. When you work in TV, you’re in a bit of a _______. You
don’t necessarily know who’s watching.
(A) vacane (B) vacate (C) valid (D) void
8.8. It is not an immediate _______, but it could become one if
we don’t do something soon.
(A) catastrophe (B) catalyst (C) catastrophy (D) catalase
9.9. This university allows future doctors to hone the creativity
it takes to become innovative, well-rounded _______.
(A) physics (B) physists (C) physicists (D) physicians
10.10. His room was so _______ that we couldn’t guess where the
smell was from.
(A) abhor (B) squalid (C) mordant (D) renegade
11.11. The _______was that the airplane had crashed.
(A)contraction (B)conjecture (C)conjunction (D)construction
12.12. The inclination of some parents to delay vaccination in the
hope that matters would become clearer tended only to
prolong the _______.
(A) compassion (B) intuition (C) penury (D) agony
13.13. All the past concerns of his life seemed paltry and _______
when weighed against the awful finality of death.
(A) inconsequential (B) prominent
(C) eminent (D) irrigable
14.14. The relation between a form (a red light) and a meaning
(stop) _______ from its contrastive relation with another
form (a green light) and its meaning (go).
(A) derivation that exists (B) derivation of existence
(C) derives its existence (D) derives that exists
15.15. Bob is left-handed, _______ no one else in our family is.
(A) who (B) which that (C) that (D) for which
16.16. Three of the four conversation turns she took during this
exchange _______ feedback from peers about the revisions
she needed to make.
(A) were devoted to soliciting (B) devotes to soliciting
(C) were devoted to solicit (D) devotes to solicit
17.17. Recasts can play a key role in drawing students’ attention to
accurate pronunciation in communicative settings, which in
turn _______ their L2 phonological system.
(A) significantly impact on
(B) impacts significantly
(C) strongly signifies impact
(D) has a significant impact on
18.18. _______ been so frightened of an animal.
(A) Never I have in my life (B) I have in my life never
(C) Never have I in my life (D) In my life have I never
19.19. He inquired _______ intended to buy this car.
(A) do you or do you not (B) whether or not I
(C) do I or do I not (D) if or not I
20.20. General Wolfe surprised French forces at the Plains of
Abraham by having his army _______ 200-meter cliffs
previously thought unclimbable.
(A) scale (B) scaling (C) to scale (D) scaled
21.21. _______ in 2006 in San Francisco, Twitter allows users to
share their thoughts in public, in bite-sized chunks of no
more than 140 characters each.
(A) Finding (B) Founded (C) Founding (D) Funded
22.22. Bob came very _______ the lottery.
(A) close to win (B) close to winning
(C) closely won (D) closely to winning
23.23. Long _______ and so continue winning all its matches.
(A) may flourish our team (B) our team flourish may
(C) our team may flourish (D) may our team flourish
24.24. He was not sure he’d like the work, but he took the job
(A) for better than ever (B) none the worse for it
(C) for better or for worse (D) better late than never
25.25. Gunmen fight ( A ) Iraqi forces seized ( B ) additional towns
west of Baghdad as the U.S. pressed leaders ( C ) to form a
new government to halt the nation’s slide toward a sectarian
civil war ( D ).
26.26. For students enrolled ( A ) in professional schools, often the
path from class to career is clear, and Taiwan University’s
professional programs have ( B ) long excelled at ( C ) helping
student navigate them ( D ).
27.27. Facing mounting ( A ) medical expenses and insufficient
savings, growing numbers ( B ) of seniors are falling into
credit-card debt ( C ) and spending their golden years in the
red ( D ).
28.28. Steve Jobs took scary risks ( A ) when he launched
innovative new products, relied ( B ) solely on his own
instincts ( C ) rather than the usual crutches ( D ) of focus
groups and market research.
29.29. Despite of( A ) the actor’s flamboyant behavior when( B )in
public( C ), he leads( D ) a remarkably reserved domestic life.
30.30. More than ( A ) a year after introducing ( B ) video interviews
for MBA applicants, admission staff ( C ) at the School of
Management say ( D ) the videos have become more
influential than they anticipated.
More than 1.3 million Ontarians (31) combined physical
and medical illness. Students of health systems around the
world (32) first-hand experiences of health-care workers
(33) that these patients are often ill-served with potentially
severe (34). The challenge (35) from the fact that our
health-care system is designed to focus on either physical
or mental illness, but not on both at the same time.
【題組】31. (A) suffer by (B) suffer in (C) suffer from (D) suffer on
32.【題組】32. (A) but also (B) in addition (C) as to (D) as well as
33.【題組】33. (A) have showed (B) have shown
(C) have seem (D) have seen
36.Taiwan's first lady, Chow Mei-ching, has postponed a rare
visit to Japan after a diplomatic row over the wording of
posters promoting the island's exhibition in Tokyo of
treasured artefacts. She (36) Sunday for Monday's opening
of the exhibition, (37) hundreds of artefacts and artworks
from the Taipei National Palace Museum would have gone
(38) display in Japan for the first time. The Taipei museum
has said the Tokyo National Museum guaranteed in a
contract that the lender's full name would be used and that
the word "national" would not (39) in promotional posters
and tickets. (40) less than a week before the opening, the
Taipei museum said the Tokyo museum had failed to use
the word "national" on many of its posters and tickets.
【題組】36. (A)was to leave (B) was able to leave
(C) was leaving (D) left
37.【題組】37. (A) during (B) at which (C) at times when (D) over when
38.【題組】38. (A) in (B) over (C) through (D) on
39.【題組】39. (A) be forsaken (B) be neglected (C) be omitted (D) be lost
40.【題組】40. (A) While (B) In the meantime (C) But (D) For
41.41. A: Nora, stop it. ___________
B: You started it.
(A) Cut it out. (B) Put it off.
(C) You really hit it off. (D) Break your back.
42.42. A:Was the race exciting?
(A) No, it’s a complete mystery to me.
(B) Yes, most people were here now.
(C) No, it made the perfect end to a lovely day.
(D) Yes, the finish was nail-biting.
43.43. A: There are emerging treatment strategies for Tourette
(A) So, what’s in the pipeline?
(B) This can be a challenging condition.
(C) The doctors are in the doldrums for this.
(D) You got in way over your head.
44.44. A: ___________
B: That’s right. Nobody wants to support you until you’re
successful but without the support, how can you ever be
(A) The coast is clear.
(B) It’s a catch 22 situation here.
(C) Never put all your investment eggs in one basket.
(D) I’m full of beans.
45.45. A: I missed the meeting this morning. Could you fill me in
(A) Sure, the next meeting will be tomorrow morning at 10.
(B) I can’t because I won’t be able to attend the next
(C) Don’t worry. I had signed in for you.
(D) We discussed the new bylaws of members’ rights in the
46.VI. Reading Comprehension
Watching television, you’d think we live at bay, in total
jeopardy, surrounded on all sides by human-seeking germs,
shielded against infection and death by a chemical
technology that enables us to keep killing them off. We are
instructed to spray disinfectants everywhere, into the air of
our bedrooms and kitchens and with special energy into our
bathrooms, since it is our very own germs that seem the
worst kind. We explode clouds of aerosol, mixed for good
luck with deodorants, into our noses, mouths, underarms,
privileged crannies---even into the intimate insides of our
telephones. We apply potent antibiotics to minor scratches
and seal them with plastic. Plastic is the new protector: we
wrap the already plastic tumblers of hotels in more plastic,
and seal the toilet seats like state secrets after irradiating
them with ultraviolet light. We live in a world where the
microbes are always trying to get at us, to tear cell from cell,
and we only stay alive and whole through diligence and
【題組】46. What does at bay (line 1) mean?
(A) in close contact (B) surprisingly
(C) helplessly (D) keeping some distance away
47.【題組】47. According to the paragraph, which of the following
statements is true?
(A) Plastic is a new and useful tool to protect us from
(B) Television reports a lot of deaths caused by germs.
(C) Ultraviolet light is used to kill germs on plastic
tumblers of hotels.
(D) Bedrooms usually require more disinfectants than
48.【題組】48. According to the paragraph, which of the following
statements is NOT true?
(A) Germs are always looking for chances to attack and kill
(B) Ultraviolet light is the most powerful tool for killing
(C) Fortunately, chemical technology enables us to kill
(D) We need to work very hard to protect us from the attack
49.【題組】49. What is the main idea of this paragraph?
(A) TV commercials show too many disinfectants and
antibiotics that we don’t really need.
(B) We probably put too many efforts on protecting us from
(C) All sorts of measures need to be taken to protect us
from germs that surround us.
(D) Medical doctors need to be more careful with the use of
disinfectants and antibiotics.
50.【題組】50. How does the author sound in this paragraph?
(A) objective and neutral (B) cheerful and warm
(C) ironic and sarcastic (D) romantic and poetic