1.1.The threat of fines and jail puts real ________ into the laws regulating how and
where children can work.
(A) loom (B) backlash (C) grid (D) teeth
2.2. The way the film eventually got made ________ , like the story itself, a certain ring
of destiny to it.
(A) looks (B) has (C) indicates (D) feels
3.3. ________ films about writers are so dull is that writers don’t dress up to practice
(A) Everybody says (B) One of the reasons
(C) It is often claimed (D) Because
4.4. With rising oil prices, there is an increasing________ for people to ride bicycles
(A) permit (B) instrument (C) appearance (D) tendency
5.5. Police are investigating a series of jewelry ________ in South Wales.
(A) upheaval (B) hedge (C) heist (D) kibble
6.6. With the worsening of the global economic conditions, it seems wiser and more
________ to keep cash in the bank rather than to invest in the stock market.
(A) sensible (B) portable (C) explicit (D) anxious
7.7. If you are________ with your goods, contact us within ten days of receipt, and
we shall arrange collection and refund your money in full.
(A) not completely satisfied (B) not completely satisfactory
(C) not completely satisfying (D) not satisfied completely
8.8. Desk can often show aspects of character otherwise hidden from general view________
, if analyzed in detail, will reveal their owner’s innermost secrets.
(A) but where (B) these (C) however (D) and which
9.9.Disney’s Animal Kingdom struggled to keep guests for a full day has become a
hard-to- ignore flaw because it has ____ overcrowding problems elsewhere at
(A) exacerbated (B) vitiated (C) mandated (D) disintegrated
10.10.________ food is more quintessentially Indian than basmati rice.
(A) Some (B) Any (C) No (D) Every
11.11. Steve’s description of the place was so ________ that I could almost picture it in
(A) bitter (B) vivid (C) sensitive (D) courageous
12.12. Just because you’re living in a concrete jungle in the sky ________ mean you’re in
(A) don’t (B) doesn’t (C) isn’t (D) aren’t
13.13. Her ability to analyze issues fairly and competently has earned her the________
of even her most peers.
(A) solicitation…unbiased (B) reputation…knowledgeable
(C) respect…exacting (D) attention…sympathetic
14.14. Although it seems to have been a fixture of the square since the city’s origin, the
produce market actually opened________ .
(A) recently (B) frequently (C) illegally (D) graciously
15.15.The government is leasing the center from a private lab and spent $24 million to
_______ it to meet federal safety standards, which is a fraction of what it would
have cost to build a job.
(A) reimburse (B) retrofit (C) redeploy (D) harangue
16.16. Until the mid 1800’s, the occasional reports by European explorers of the
existence of gorillas were generally disbelieved and swiftly________ the realm
of tall tales.
(A) confused with (B) relegated to (C) compared to (D) exalted to
17.17. The historian's assertion that there is a _______ of verifiable information about
nineteenth century Native Americans is _______, for there exist many transcripts
of authentic oral accounts of their activities.
(A) wealth.. fallacious (B) shortage.. legitimate
(C) depletion.. irrefutable (D) paucity.. erroneous
18.18. This book has neither merit nor distinction, and it all but _______ whatever
prestige the author may once have had.
(A) challenges (B) maximizes (C) epitomizes (D) nullifies
19.19. It is ironic and somehow tragic that good people are often dull while evil people
can be endlessly _______.
(A) ordinary (B) stubborn (C) fascinating (D) unobtrusive
20.20. Because most of them lack recreational facilities, high rise apartments have been
criticized in recent years as _______ for families with children.
(A) unsuitable (B) degrading (C) inevitable (D)appropriate
21.21. The company paid for the minister to fly out to Australia on a ____________.
(A) freebie (B) premium (C) compliment (D) bonanza
22.22. It is impossible for a serious scholar to condone this _______ dismissal of
(A) astute (B) cavalier (C) sagacious (D) necessary
23.23. Fortunately, Ms. Mason has the unusual ability to transform a tedious legal
contention into an _______ account.
(A) arid (B) erratic (C) improbable (D) absorbing
24.24. She was _______ success and eager to create a name for herself.
(A) deprecatory toward (B) impatient for
(C) querulous about (D) sated by
25.25.From both his character and appearance, we could see that he was ___________.
(A) a bluestocking (B) on the grapevine
(C) a battle-axe (D) a chip off the old block
26.II. Complete the sentences
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We may be only a tiny part of a vast universe, but we are here, and, as a
species, we have accomplished great things. We have created 26 beautiful
works of art and music, we have performed 27 of love and generosity that
make even the most cynical among us quake with emotion, and we have developed
mathematics and science that have enabled us to learn our place in the universe.
These are achievements of 28 . But the cosmic perspective also should teach
us some humility, because the central lesson of Galileo’s discoveries is that we
humans are no more central to the universe 29 our planet or star. Future
generations and alien civilizations may enjoy our human creations, but no one will
come running to our rescue if we 30 to destroy rather than to create.
【題組】26. (A) suspiciously (B) staggeringly (C) scarcely (D) sporadically
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Since the late nineteenth century, fingerprint identification methods have been
used by police agencies around the world to identify suspected criminals as well as
the victims of crime. The basis of the traditional fingerprinting technique is simple.
The skin on the palmar surface of the hands and feet forms ridges, so-called papillary
ridges, in patterns that are unique to each individual and which do not change over
time. Even identical twins (who share their DNA) do not have identical fingerprints. The best way to render latent fingerprints visible, so that they can be photographed,
can be complex and may depend, for example, on the type of surfaces on which they
have been left. It is generally necessary to use a ‘developer’, usually a powder or
chemical reagent, to produce a high degree of visual contrast between the ridge
patterns and the surface on which a fingerprint has been deposited.
Developing agents depend on the presence of organic materials or inorganic
salts for their effectiveness, although the water deposited may also take a key role.
Fingerprints are typically formed from the aqueous-based secretions of the eccrine
glands of the fingers and palms with additional material from sebaceous glands
primarily from the forehead. This latter contamination results from the common
human behaviors of touching the face and hair. The resulting latent fingerprints
consist usually of a substantial proportion of water with small traces of amino acids
and chlorides mixed with a fatty, sebaceous component that contains a number of
fatty acids and triglycerides. Detection of a small proportion of reactive organic
substances such as urea and amino acids is far from easy.
Fingerprints at a crime scene may be detected by simple powders, or by
chemicals applied in situ. More complex techniques, usually involving chemicals, can
be applied in specialist laboratories to appropriate articles removed from a crime
scene. With advances in these more sophisticated techniques, some of the more
advanced crime scene investigation services from around the world were, as of 2010,
reporting that 50% or more of the fingerprints recovered from a crime scene had
been identified as a result of laboratory-based techniques.
Fingerprint. (2010, December 19). InWikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved
19:14, December 21, 2010
【題組】31. Which of the following is the best title for this passage?
(A) In Situ Powder Use in Crime Scene Investigations
(B) How to Identify a Criminal
(C) Amino Acids in Fingerprint Detection
(D) Fingerprint Composition and Detection
(E) Uses of Papillary Ridge Secretions
32.【題組】32. According to the article, amino acids and chlorides in fingerprints originate from
I sebaceous glands
II eccrine glands
III papillary ridges
(A) I only (B) II only (C) III only (D) I and II only (E) none of the above
33.【題組】33. According to the passage, powders to detect fingerprints are most likely to be
(A) instead of reactive organic substances
(B) at the crime scene
(C) in laboratories
(D) to detect triglycerides
(E) as one of the more sophisticated techniques
34.【題組】34. According to the passage, all of the following are true EXCEPT
(A) fingerprints identify the victims of crime
(B) fingerprint patterns may become distorted by sebaceous contamination
(C) identical twins have different fingerprints
(D) investigators want to make fingerprints visible so they can be photographed
(E) touching the face and hair contaminates eccrine gland secretions
35.【題組】35. What does the word, developer, in the first paragraph mean?
(A) a powder to hurt one’s palm
(B) a powder to poison the criminal
(C) a reagent to reveal fingerprint
(D)a reagent to cover footprint
(E) a chemical material to destroy the crime scene
【非選題】 36.( Explanation of Linguistic Terms)1. auxiliary verb
【非選題】 37.( Explanation of Linguistic Terms)2. affix
【非選題】 38.( Explanation of Linguistic Terms)3. adverb
【非選題】 39.( Explanation of Linguistic Terms)4. morpheme
【非選題】 40.( Explanation of Linguistic Terms)5. tense
【非選題】 41.V. Composition
What is Audio-Lingual teaching method? What are advantages and disadvantages
of Audio-Lingual teaching method? How can you apply Audio-Lingual teaching
method to your teaching activities in the classroom? Briefly describe your opinion
about it. (In about 500 words) 20%