1.1. Children learn to talk by ____________ their parents.
(A) copying (B) limiting (C) selecting (D) giving
2.2. The building of the new ____________ has stirred up a lot of discussions nationwide.
(A) stamp (B) opera house (C) keynote (D) passport
3.3. People ____________ outside the theater for the latest Hollywood movies.
(A) remove from (B) set up (C) line up (D) take off
4.4. It’s John’s ____________ to clean the house today.
(A) play (B) serve (C) turn (D) accident
5.5. The grocery store near the school sells lots of ____________ food.
(A) freeze (B) breezing (C) frozen (D) froze
6.6. Fred has never played golf before but he wants to ____________ golf.
(A) take up (B) take off (C) make up (D) call off
7.7. To stay physically fit, self-discipline must be ____________.
(A) neglected (B) decreased (C) respected (D) emphasized
8.8. It was ____________ you to quit school, get married, and have children so early. You should
have thought twice.
(A) necessary of (B) unwise of
(C) essential that (D) so undesirable that
9.9. Susan is a talented student and popular with her peers.
(A) dedicated (B) incurred (C) studied (D) gifted
10.10. Teenagers often complain that adults care more about their test scores than what they really think.
(A) grown-ups (B) grew-ups (C) grow-ups (D) growns-up
11.11. There are a variety of tropical and sub-tropical fruit trees in the orchard.
(A) pretty (B) few (C) delicious (D) various
12.12. Being elected president of the golf club was a great success to Judy.
(A) triumph (B) vessel (C) reflection (D) credibility
13.13. After putting on make-up, Amanda looked so beautiful. We could not help but stare at her.
(A) could prevent (B) felt helpless (C) felt hopeful (D) could not avoid
14.14. There is no doubt that Sophia will be in charge of the company in the near future.
(A) It is out of the question (B) There is no question
(C) It is merely a question (D) It is questionable
15.15. The money is not sufficient to cover everything that needs doing.
(A) enough (B) suitable (C) necessary (D) dependable
16.16. Let’s pray for all those injured in the Color Play fire.
(A) died (B) survived (C) harmed (D) hard
17.17. Hurry up! The train is leaving in less than half ____________ hour.
(A) the (B) an (C) a (D) of
18.18. Michael has three sisters. One is a nurse, another is a high school teacher, and ____________ is
(A) other (B) other one (C) the other (D) one other
19.19. Mr. and Mrs. Lin have a farm where they keep ____________, cows, and chickens.
(A) sheep (B) sheeps (C) sheepes (D) sheepies
20.20. I filled the bottle with water this morning. Now, ____________ water left in the bottle.
(A) there have few (B) there is little (C) there has little (D) there is few
21.21. India is one of ____________ in the world.
(A) largest country (B) the largest countries
(C) the most large country (D) the most largest countries
22.22. Several friends of ____________ live in New York. Whenever I go there, I stay with them.
(A) my (B) me (C) I (D) mine
23.23. The building ____________ here for twenty years. And it still stands solid.
(A) is (B) was (C) has been (D) will be
24.24. Compared to that singer, my younger brother is a ____________ performer.
(A) best (B) more good (C) much better (D) better quite
25.25. Trying to ignore anger could possibly ____________ more harm than good.
(A) make (B) take (C) cost (D) do
26.26. I prefer being a couch potato ____________ going hiking.
(A) to (B) than (C) in (D) for
27.27. The ____________ we get the job done the better.
(A) early (B) sooner (C) quickest (D) fast
28.28. If the parents had known the danger of the Color Play Asia party, they ____________ their children
(A) will forbid (B) had forbidden
(C) were forbidding (D) would have forbidden
Discount airfares for week of July 4
Taipei -- New York: $575
Taipei -- Los Angeles: $405
Kaohsiung -- Los Angeles: $305
Kaohsiung --Atlanta: $505
Los Angeles -- New York: $120
All fares quoted are one way, economy class.
Round trip fares are double the one-way fare.
Prices guaranteed until midnight July 20.
Call WorldWide Airlines for information on business and first-class fares.
Attention, travelers to North America. Starting next month, we will be adding more North American
destinations to our schedule. We will have daily direct flights to Los Angeles, New York, and
Atlanta starting in August, and daily flights to Houston and Phoenix starting in September. See our
website for more information on schedules and fares. 【題組】29. Who would be interested in this information?
(A) People who want to save money
(B) People who plan a trip between Taipei and Kaohsiung
(C) People who travel to Europe
(D) People who are interested in South America
30.【題組】30. How much would a round-trip ticket between Taipei and New York cost?
(A) $810 (B) $610 (C) $1,150 (D) $980
31.【題組】31. Tim lives in Kaohsiung and wants to visit his friends in Los Angeles and then goes to New York.
How much will he spend on his one-way ticket?
(A) $405 (B) $425 (C) $525 (D) $625
32.【題組】32. What should someone who wants a first-class ticket to Atlanta do?
(A) Call the airline for more information.
(B) Pay $505 for a one-way ticket.
(C) Purchase a ticket before July 20.
(D) Travel with a different airline.
33.The Van Gogh Museum
One of the most popular artists for over a century has been Vincent van Gogh. Born in the
Netherlands in 1853, van Gogh did not begin his painting career until he was almost 30 and he
died before he turned 40. Within one short decade, van Gogh produced a truly huge amount of
art, including 860 oil paintings and 1,300 other works. Van Gogh’s tragic life ended in an
apparent suicide. He had suffered mental illness, hopeless love, and nearly no appreciation of his
art except for that from his brother and sister-in-law, who supported him. Within a few years
after his death, however, many people around the world began to realize that they had lost a
Fortunately, much of van Gogh’s work has been collected at the Van Gogh Museum in
Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. Conveniently located, the Van Gogh Museum
attracted some 1.5 million visitors per year. Though unknown in his lifetime, today Vincent
van Gogh is an icon. If you are not yet one of his millions of fans, you will be after a trip to the
Van Gogh Museum. 【題組】33. Which of these topics is NOT discussed in the article?
(A) Van Gogh’s painting career
(B) the detailed buildings of the Van Gogh Museum
(C) Van Gogh’s personal problems
(D) the location of the Van Gogh Museum
34.【題組】34. How long did van Gogh’s painting career last before he died?
(A) about 20 years (B) two decades (C) about 10 years (D) 40 years
35.【題組】35. In the article, it is mentioned that van Gogh “had suffered mental illness, hopeless love, and nearly
no appreciation of his art except for that from his brother and sister-in-law, who supported him.”
What does the word that refer to?
(A) Van Gogh’s life (B) Van Gogh’s mental illness
(C) his hopeless love (D) appreciation of van Gogh’s art
36.【題組】36. Based on the article, which of the following statements is true?
(A) Van Gogh’s brother and sister-in-law were painters.
(B) Van Gogh lived a long and happy life.
(C) Van Gogh enjoyed his well-known reputation when he lived.
(D) Van Gogh ended his life by killing himself.
In recent years, food safety has become an important issue. Chemicals, antibiotics, and growth
hormones are substances that people often worry and talk about. In response, more and more people
are turning to organic food.
Organic food can be considered an alternative to food that is produced conventionally.
Supporters of organic food argue that it has many benefits. First, some research shows that organic
food is rich in vitamins and minerals compared with non-organic food. Second, lovers of organic
food maintain that it tastes better and has a longer shelf life. Third, food produced organically
reduces the harmful substances we are exposed to, and it helps keep our soil healthy.
Therefore, when you go grocery shopping next time, get some organic food. It is good for
your health and the earth. 【題組】37. Which of the following is NOT a benefit of organic food?
(A) It is more delicious.
(B) It is cheaper.
(C) It is healthier.
(D) It can be stored for a longer period of time.
38.【題組】38. What does the word alternative mean in this article?
(A) choice (B) difference (C) evidence (D) fact
39.【題組】39. What does the term harmful substances refer to in this article?
(A) organic and non-organic food
(D) chemicals, antibiotics, and growth hormones
40.【題組】40. According to this article, what do we know about organic and non-organic foods?
(A) Non-organic food can be produced in large quantity.
(B) Both organic and non-organic foods are good for our health.
(C) When we eat organic food, we have a healthier life style.
(D) Eating organic food helps people earn more money.