29.III. Reading Comprehension:
Questions 29 - 40. Choose the BEST answer to each question.
Questions 29 - 32
All in a Day’s Work
Bill Fuller, the mailman, whistled cheerfully as he walked up the hill towards Mrs. Carter’s
house. His work for the day was almost finished; his bag, usually quite heavy when he started out
on his rounds, was empty now except for the letter that he had to deliver to Mrs. Carter. She lived
quite a few blocks away, so when Bill had mail for her, he always finished his day’s work much
later. He did not mind this, though, because she never failed to ask him in for coffee and a piece
of her special spice cake.
When Bill got to Mrs. Carter’s house, he was surprised not to find her working in the yard.
She usually spent her afternoons there when the weather was good. Bill went around to the back
of the house, thinking that she might be in the kitchen. The door was locked and the curtains
were drawn. Puzzled, he returned to the front of the house and knocked loudly on the front door.
There was no answer. Bill thought that this was very strange because he knew that Mrs. Carter
rarely left the house.
Just then he noticed that her bottle of milk, which is always delivered early in the morning,
was still on the porch. This worried him. If Mrs. Carter had not taken in her milk, maybe she
was sick. Bill walked around the house until he found an open window. It was a small window,
but he managed to squeeze through. He went into the hall.
There he almost stumbled over Mrs. Carter, who was lying unconscious at the foot of the
stairs. Realizing that he needed to get help, and knowing that there was no telephone there, he
rushed out of the house, stopped a passing car and told the driver to go to the nearest telephone
and call an ambulance.
【題組】29. Bill Fuller was going to Mrs. Carter’s house because ____________.
(A) she had invited him for coffee and cake
(B) he had a package to deliver to her
(C) his day’s work was over
(D) he had a letter for her
30.【題組】30. Which following statement is CORRECT in this article?
(A) Bill visited regularly Mrs. Carter in the morning.
(B) Bill could serve himself a cup of coffee at Mrs. Carter’s house.
(C) Mrs. Carter’s house is usually the last stop of Bill’s daily rounds.
(D) Bill phoned an ambulance by himself.
31.【題組】31. The thing that worried Bill the most was ____________.
(A) seeing her bottle of milk on the porch
(B) finding the back door locked and the curtains drawn
(C) not getting any answer when he knocked on the door
(D) not finding Mrs. Carter in the front yard
Questions 33 - 36
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【題組】33. What is this advertisement trying to promote?
(A) sunglasses (B) magazines (C) beverage (D) stationery
36.【題組】36. Which statement is CORRECT about this advertisement?
(A) This special offer is available to everyone.
(B) The order form can be found in the magazine.
(C) This special offer is valid until August 15.
(D) Customers just need to fill out the order form if they want to get the free sunglasses.
37.Questions 37 - 40
Boeing 787, also known as the “Dreamliner,” has become a bit of a nightmare for the giant
American airplane manufacturer. The massive, futuristic airplane has suffered from various
issues during the early stages of its life, including battery problems, a cracked cockpit window,
leaks, brake problems, and an electrical fire. In January 2013, a 787 flight leaving Japan started
experiencing problems when the plane’s batteries melted, forcing pilots to land the plane shortly
after take-off. All Nippon Airways (ANA) grounded its seventeen 787 planes and Japan Airlines
followed suit by pulling back its seven Dreamliners to their hangars. Shortly afterward, it was
learned that ANA had recently replaced ten batteries on its 787 planes and notified Boeing of
The Dreamliner was at one point considered by many to be Boeing’s most advanced plane,
and was bought up by some of the largest airlines in the world. It features many luxurious
amenities, lots of space, and is Boeing’s most fuel-efficient plane. After the fiasco, Boeing
proposed to install batteries in metal boxes as a temporary solution while the company redesigns
existing batteries. If the plan is approved, 787s could take to the skies again.
【題組】37. Why did the pilots of the Dreamliner make an emergency landing in Japan?
(A) The aircraft was hijacked. (B) The brake was out of order.
(C) The wings were on fire. (D) The batteries melted.
40.【題組】40. What is the impact of the aviation incident in Japan?
(A) Japan Airlines grounded its Dreamliners.
(B) ANA had recharged the batteries on its 787 planes.
(C) The Boeing company refunded all airlines with Dreamliners.
(D) The Boeing company improved its 787 planes’ fuel efficiency.