1.1. I see this store as a starting point and_____________ plan to run my own chain of
(A) eventually (B) inevitably (C) inseparably (D) evidently
2.2. Fans stayed up all night outside the hotel just to catch a_________ of Lady Gaga.
(A) fortune (B) factor (C) glimpse (D) grasp
3.3. Jupiter tripped over a chair and fell. His ankles were injured and started to______________ . His
mother put an ice pack on them.
(A) shake (B) swell (C) bend (D) twist
4.4. The pub sells alcoholic drinks under____________ . With the official permission, it can run
(A) attack (B) pressure (C) threat (D) license
5.5. While he was in hospital recovering from an operation, he___________ the boredom
by reading Stephen King’s novels.
(A) relieved (B) delighted (C) lifted (D) stirred
6.6. Doctors Without Borders was __________ in 1972. It aims to help people
regardless of their race or nationality.
(A) installed (B) monitored (C) founded (D) committed
7.7. To be able to bend and move like a ballerina, Jenny took yoga classes to
(A) thrilled (B) flexible (C) abundant (D) exotic
8.8. If your computer breaks down, you can send it back ______________to the to fix it.
(A) tailors (B) volunteers (C) ministers (D) manufacturers
9.9. The vacuum cleaner is very___________ and that is why it has a lifetime guarantee.
(A) durable (B) appealing (C) disturbing (D) dramatic
10.10. There is a pre-game show that will __________the actual baseball game.
(A) keep up with (B) lead up to (C) derive from (D) fall short of
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案卡之「選擇題答案區 「選擇題答案區」。每題答對得 2 分，共 30 分，答錯不倒扣。
Coffee is at least 11,000 years old. It probably originated in Ethiopia. After centuries
of drinking alcoholic beverages, coffee became 11 the sobering drink. European
coffee houses became hotbeds of intellectual exchange, 12 the Age of Reason.
Gossip, philosophy, business, and politics were all 13 for coffee house discussions.
Coffee houses in the 17th century and today’s Internet are very much alike. They were hubs
of information and ideal places to create social and business connections.
Many important 14 were established in coffee houses. The London Stock
Exchange began as an informal trading business at a coffee house. The idea 15 the
formalized theory of gravity was born during a coffee house discussion. Even The French
Revolution began at a coffee house. At Café de Foy in Paris, a young lawyer jumped on
top of a table, waving a pistol and yelling to a crowd of revolutionaries “To arms, citizens!
【題組】11. (A) bathed in (B) replaced with (C) involved in (D) known as
15.【題組】15. (A) above (B) beneath (C) behind (D) among
16.We constantly use our five senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. We rely on
them for almost everything. They keep us safe by warning us of 16 danger and
enable us to 17 our environment. Some animals have senses that are much more
powerful than our own, and others even have senses that we do not have.
Dogs, for example, can be very helpful, and one of their greatest 18 is helping
with police work. This is because their olfactory membrane, responsible for their sense of
smell, has an area of about 150 square centimeters. Human beings, 19 , have only
about four square centimeters. The canine sense of smell is so 20 that dogs are
used to sniff out bombs, drugs, and even to assist in search and rescue missions after a
disaster. Many of these animal senses are necessary for their survival. Next time you see
an animal, remember that they might be seeing, hearing, smelling or even tasting you. 【題組】16. (A) sensitive (B) fascinating (C) pleasant (D) potential
17.【題組】17. (A) amount to (B) learn about (C) keep from (D) indulge in
21.21. (A) made up of (B) classified as (C) engaged in (D) separated from
22.Heart-stopping activities such as mountain biking, snowboarding and skydiving are
21 "extreme sports." And they are attracting more and more people. Rock-climbing,
for example, is now enjoyed by more than half a million Americans, while 22
50,000 were doing it in 1989.
One of the most extreme of all these sports is BASE jumping. First 23 in
1980, BASE jumping is jumping off tall buildings, towers, and bridges using a parachute.
It's dangerous, but of course that's why BASE jumpers love it. Like other extreme sports,
it's the 24 of disaster that makes BASE jumping so exciting. The hit movie
Transformers 3 demonstrates this excitement by featuring the scenes with the crazy guys
in flight suits who jumped off Chicago’s Sears Tower to create the film’s 25
BASE jumping sequence. 【題組】22. (A) only (B) few (C) at least (D) no more
23.【題組】23. (A) having done (B) doing (C) done (D) to do
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分別選出最適當者，並將其英文字母代號標示在答案卡之 ，並將其英文字母代號標示在答案卡之「選擇題答案區 「選擇題答案區」。每題答
對得 2 分，共 20 分，答錯不倒扣。
For eight straight days each July, bulls are run through the old city of Pamplona, Spain,
in one of the most popular 26 of the San Fermin Festival, the “running of the
bulls.” In a two-to-three-minute dash, bulls are driven 27 the local bullfighting
arena. But the bulls do not run 28 : young men join them and charge 29
with them down the narrow Pamplona streets.
During the 825-meter run, runners try to 30 themselves from being gored or
trampled by the bulls, while spectators stay safely 31 behind fences. Before long
the danger is 32 —for the runners at least—when the bulls are herded into the
bullring. Later the bulls are killed by toreadors in 33 popular spectacle: the
In 1926, Ernest Hemingway glorified the San Fermin Festival in his novel The Sun
Also Rises. Many foreigners, 34 then, have made July pilgrimages to
Pamplona—to run with the bulls. For these adventurers, 35 with dangerous beasts
is the most thrilling part of Spain’s most famous festival.
(A) protect (B) features (C) since (D) another (E) alone
(AB) along (AC) past (AD) racing (AE) toward (BC) entertained
說明：第 36 至 40 題，請依文意在文章後所提供的 請依文意在文章後所提供的 (A)到 (E)選項中分別選出最適當者，
使篇章結構清晰有條理，並將其英文字母代號標示在答案卡之 ，並將其英文字母代號標示在答案卡之「選擇題答案區 「選擇題答案區」。每
題答對得 2 分，共 10 分，答錯不倒扣。
Your wardrobe consists of nothing but the finest brand names from New York, Paris,
and Milan. Your shirts were hand-stitched by Tibetan weaving masters using the finest silk
on the planet. 36 So what? What do your clothes actually do for you?
37 Today, there are shirts that provide personal care products like
vitamin C T-shirts, aloe vera socks, and scented underwear. And this could just be the tip
of the iceberg. Imagine a shirt that acts as a multi-vitamin tablet, or pants that can keep
you hot or cool, depending on the outside temperature. The possibilities for bio-functional
clothes seem endless.
38 These ingredients are only released when they come in contact with
human skin. Other clothes have microcapsules filled with skin care products, like vitamin
Cyclodextrins not only release personal care products, but also absorb unwanted odors,
like those of cigarette smoke. 40 So some day soon, don’t be surprised if
your hat releases hair care products, or your socks are self cleaning. In the future, it will be
the clothes that work for us!
(A) Some companies have developed fibers that have active ingredients in them.
(B) Your slacks were custom-designed by Donatella Versace herself.
(C) It seems it’s no longer enough for a shirt or pair of pants to look good.
(D) The potential of bio-functional clothes is only limited by the imagination of the
people who design them.
(E) When warmed by body heat, the capsules break up and release their contents.
說明︰第 41 至 50 題，每題請根據本文選出最適當的一個選項 每題請根據本文選出最適當的一個選項，標示在答案卡之 ，標示在答案卡之「選
擇題答案區」。每題答對得 2 分，共 20 分，答錯不倒扣。
How hard is it to find something to eat that is both healthy and delicious? It’s not as
hard as you think. Bananas are almost perfect when it comes to flavor and health benefits.
Some of the health benefits include lower blood pressure, better digestion, and increased
Bananas are loaded with vitamins and minerals, making them one of nature’s
healthiest fruits. They have three times the amount of vitamin A and C compared to apples.
In addition, they have five times more protein than an apple.
The potassium in bananas can help your heart and lower your blood pressure. This
mineral also aids in muscle movement and digestion and is good for the kidneys.
Furthermore, it can help maintain bone strength.
Bananas provide not only physical benefits but also mental and emotional benefits.
Bananas contain tryptophan, a well-known compound in foods that helps lift our mood.
Also because tryptophan aids in sleep, eating a banana before bed helps us rest better.
Next time you want a healthy snack or a boost in your mood, look no further than nature’s
perfect fruit – the banana!
In the old days every region had its own system of measurement. The British, for
example, used feet and inches, while the Danes used thumbs and palms. Fortunately, all
this confusion changed thanks to the insight of two scientists.
Jean Delambre and Pierre Mechain were astronomers who knew that the world needed
a unified system of measurement. They decided that the base unit for this should be one
ten-millionth of the distance between the North Pole and the equator. They called this unit
the meter, after the Greek word for “a measure.”
In 1792, the two scientists decided to calculate the new measure by measuring the
distance between Dunkirk, France and Barcelona, Spain. Starting at Paris, Delambre
would go north and Mechain would head south. During the measurement, war broke out
between France and Spain, and Mechain was trapped in enemy territory. Later, the
Spanish realized the importance of the metric system, so they provided a military escort to
protect the scientist. Things were no better for Delambre, who faced hostile mobs and
accusations of sorcery!
Despite these difficulties, the survey was completed, and slowly the system began to
gain popularity around the world. Although the system spread, the definition of a meter
had to change, due to errors in the scientists’ measurements. It turned out a meter wasn’t
actually one ten-millionth of the distance between the North Pole and the equator. Today,
a meter is defined as 1/299,792,458 of the distance light travels in a vacuum in one
second. 【題組】41. What is one benefit of potassium?
(A) Deeper sleep.
(B) Improved vision.
(C) Lower blood pressure.
(D) Better emotional health.
42.【題組】42. What is true about apples?
(A) They have less protein than bananas do.
(B) They have more vitamin A than bananas.
(C) They have a compound that helps sleep.
(D) They have more vitamin C than bananas.
Some American parents might think their children need better educations to compete
with China and other countries. But how much do the parents themselves need to change?
A new bestseller called Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua has caused a
debate about cultural differences in parenting. Ms. Chua, born and raised in the U.S. by
immigrant Chinese parents, is a professor at the Yale Law School, and the mother of two
daughters, both of whom are as excellent as their mother.
In the Chinese culture, the tiger represents strength and power. In her book, Ms. Chua
writes about how she demanded excellence from her daughters. For example, she
threatened to burn her daughter's stuffed animals unless she played a piece of music
perfectly. She would insult her daughters if they failed to meet her expectations. She also
had a clear list of what her daughters were not allowed to do, such as watching TV,
playing video games, or—getting any grade less than an A. Now she receives many
criticisms because of her book, though she argues it was the way her parents raised her and
her three sisters.
43.【題組】43. According to the article, which of the following statements is TRUE?
(A) Almost all the American parents agree with Amy’s parenting methods.
(B) Amy Chua’s parents were also born in America.
(C) Amy Chua calls herself the Tiger Mother because she is strict with her children.
(D) Amy treated her daughters with great kindness.
44.【題組】44.According to the article, what can we learn about Amy Chua?
(A) She thinks of herself as a soft-spoken mother.
(B) She believes the way her parents raised her is correct probably because she
has been excellent and successful.
(C) She can’t agree with criticisms of her more.
(D) She has been tolerant of her children’s mistakes.
Imagine being born without arms. No arms to wrap around someone, or to hold
another hand with. Or what about being born without legs? Having no ability to dance,
walk, run, or even stand on two feet. Now put both of those scenarios together: no arms
and no legs. What would you do? How would that affect your everyday life? Meet Nick
Vujicic. Born in 1982 in Melbourne, Australia, without any medical explanation or
warning, Nick came into the world with neither arms nor legs. Little did his parents know
that this beautiful limbless baby would one day be someone who would inspire people
from all walks of life, touching lives all over the world.
Despite the typical challenges of school and puberty such as bullying and self-esteem
issues, Nick was never defeated. As Nick grew up, he learned to deal with his disability
and started to be able to do more and more things on his own. By embracing his situation,
in grade seven Nick was elected captain of his school and worked with the student council
on various fund-raising events for local charities. He went even further and obtained a
double bachelor's degree majoring in accounting and financial planning. By the age of 19,
Nick had started to fulfill his dream of encouraging others by sharing his story around the
world through motivational speaking. Due to his bravery and persistence, Nick was
selected for the "Young Australian of the Year" award in 2005. Now at 29 years old, this
limbless young man has accomplished more than most people even twice his age.
45.【題組】45.What can we infer from this article?
(A) Nick Vujicic is the greatest young Australian ever.
(B) Courage and determination helped Nick Vujicic overcome his disability.
(C) Nick Vujicic preferred working at home to reaching out to the public.
(D) Nick Vujicic was well-protected by his family from school bullying.
46.【題組】46.According to the article, which of the following statements is TRUE?
(A) Nick participated in raising money for the charities during his high school days.
(B) Nick can hardly deal with his life despite his courage.
(C) Nick never graduated from college.
(D) Nick’s parents have always known their son will be a great man.
47.【題組】47.The word “scenarios” in the first paragraph is closest in meaning to_______.
48.【題組】48.What was the main reason why the metric system was invented?
(A) Because people were tired of using the same old measurements.
(B) Because there were too many different systems of measurements.
(C) Because astronomers in space needed more correct measurements.
(D) Because measurements of the time could not be used for measuring long
49.【題組】49.How did people react to Delambre as he carried out his measurement?
(A) They welcomed him with open arms.
(B) They assisted him in his journey.
(C) They pretty much left him alone.
(D) They greeted him with suspicion.
50.【題組】50.What is the main purpose of this article?
(A) To show how the metric system was developed over time.
(B) To give a biographical account of Delambre and Mechain.
(C) To describe what France and Spain were like in the 18th century.
(D) To give a clear definition of what a meter is.