1.1. The project seemed quite ______ when they started, but they soon ran into an obstacle.
(A) feasible (B) habitable
(C) implausible (D) solemn
2.2. The government tries so hard to ______ demand and foster investment to solve the problem of unemployment.
(A) bolster (B) hamper (C) explode (D) gloat
3.3. The student's violent behavior ______ the principal to call the police.
(A) browbeat (B) compelled (C) infringed (D) restrained
4.4. Getting more fiber helps with ______ digestion.
(A) judicial (B) refreshing (C) ravishing (D) sluggish
5.5. Blind dolphins have been known to survive in the wild, guided by ______ acoustic images of their prey.
(A) fervent (B) detrimental (C) exquisite (D) scorching
6.6. The old mansion is in _____ after years of neglect from the owner.
(A) decay (B) flat (C) growth (D) torture
7.7. With the energy crisis, people have noticed that flying cars will be a _____ that has been pictured for a long time by scientists.
(A) habitat (B) scenario (C) pseudonym (D) den
8.8. During the flood, Mr. Arakawa saw his wife slip away and he survived by _____ to the roof as the house drifted away.
(A) submitting (B) gleaning
(C) clinging (D) depleting
9.9. Asked about his successful experience, Mark contends that sticking to his ideal is ______ to keeping him on the optimistic track along the process.
(A) conducive (B) transient (C) aleatory (D) obscure
10.10. Owing to the devastating quake, search teams from more than a dozen nations were ____ for the affected area in Japan.
(A) void (B) averse (C) bound (D) moderate
Choose the most suitable answer to complete the meaning and meet the grammatical need of the sentence.
11.11. _____ he was in pain, he stayed in the game.
(A) Although (B) Besides (C) However (D) Without
12.12. The show performed so well that it became very popular ____ the country.
(A) under (B) across (C) beneath (D) toward
13.13. The judge’s reputation _____order in the courtroom is well known.
(A) above (B) on (C) with (D) for
14.14. I am not tired, _____ am I hungry right now.
(A) and (B) for (C) nor (D) so
15.15. She looked ____ she wanted to ask one more question before we left.
(A) as when (B) as if (C) instead (D) instead of
16.16. David was accused of unruly behavior after the flight attendants suspected he _____ a smoke break in the plane’s bathroom.
(A) takes (B) taking (C) had taken (D) was taken
17.17. Scarcely ______ what to do when he is free.
(A) he knows (B) he knew
(C) does he know (D) had he known
18.18. It was _______ that a lot of competitors felt like giving up.
(A) very long test (B) so long test
(C) much long test (D) such a long test
19.19. You can join the expedition _______ you can come back from your work in time.
(A) on condition that (B) in order to
(C) so as to (D) in spite that
20.20. It is essential that black ethnic history also _______ in order to most accurately reflect all of the contributors in America.
(A) includes (B) has been included
(C) is included (D) be included
A new era is underway for the Roman Catholic Church. After two days and five votes a conclave of cardinals chose an Argentinian cardinal to lead the church’s 1.2 billion 21 . Jorge Bergoglio becomes the first 22 from Latin America and the first to take the name Pope Francis.
On the second day of a conclave to elect the new pope, the cardinals chose Jorge Bergoglio. The 76 year old, who served as archbishop of Buenos Aires, was not considered a favorite to 23 Pope Benedict XVI. In many ways he is a pope of firsts: the first pope of the modern era not born in Europe, the first to come from the Americas and the first Jesuit.
The new pope chose the name Francis to honor St. Francis of Assisi, who worked hard to help the poor and was a reformer who 24 God’s call “to repair my church in ruins.”
Some cardinals feel that Bergoglio has a common-man style, and they consider his simple approach would be good for the Church because the Vatican is often perceived as inaccessible or distant. Many Catholics are now hoping that the 25 described will help Pope Francis deal with the serious problems facing the Vatican.
【題組】21. (A) apprentices (B) relatives
(C) followers (D) opponents
22.【題組】22. (A) bishop (B) father
(C) pontiff (D) priest
This is a key marketing tool, so it’s worth spending time and effort on producing the best piece of self-promotion possible. There is no proper format, but make sure you have clear headings, that it is concise, and free from any kind of error. You should identify the needs of your prospective employer. This will help you to work out what to include, what to highlight, and what is irrelevant. Under each heading, list your qualifications in reverse chronological order. Do not omit a section on your interests. Employers actually find this kind of information very useful as it can provide them with an idea of an applicant’s personality. They will use this to decide how you might fit into an existing team.
Once the company has received your résumé and offers you an interview, it’s time you did some serious investigation. This doesn’t just mean that you visit the company’s website and parrot back the contents of the “About . . .” page. Instead, search the Internet for newspaper articles, go to the library for industry journals, and talk to any contacts who know the company. If you can refer to these, you will persuade the interviewer that you are genuinely interested in working for the company.
【題組】26. What is the key marketing tool meant for?
(A) To sell a product.
(B) To establish good relationship with co-workers.
(C) To have the best debut.
(D) To have a successful job interview.
27.【題組】27. What is the first rule to follow in the marketing tool?
(A) To know your own ID number.
(B) To know what the potential employer need.
(C) To have a good education background.
(D) To have good speaking ability.
28.【題組】28. According to the suggestions of the passage, what is Not likely to be included in your résumé?
(B) Past work experience.
(C) Education background.
(D) Marital status.
29.【題組】29. According to the passage, how to persuade the interviewer you are really interested in working for the company?
(A) To prepare an excellent résumé.
(B) To search for related information about the company.
(C) To give an interesting talk on your goal in the future.
(D) To promote yourself in an amazing way.
30.【題組】30. What is Not mentioned in the paragraph?
(A) The tip on showing the company your personality.
(B) What should be included in a résumé.
(C) How to describe your own appearance.
(D) How to search for information about the company.