My boss gets angry easily so I never __________ with my boss even when he is wrong.
2.2.I have an __________ for a job next Monday. Can you help me practice it?
3.3.Please hand me today’s newspaper. I want to read the __________ news.
4.4.The National Palace Museum __________ visitors from all over the world. It is a world-class museum.
5.5.My doctor said my disease was caused by __________ and I had to take medicine to kill them.
6.6.A cold shower will __________ you after a tiring day. You will feel great after the shower.
7.7.We searched in __________ for the missing necklace; we just could not find it.
8.8.Scrooge was so __________ that he never gave any money to the poor, even on Christmas Eve.
9.9.Too many people want to buy this house, it’s hard to __________ a lower price.
10.10.Tiger Woods is an excellent golf player. He has won many golf _____.
11.11.I always buy __________ from vacations. It’s my way of remembering a vacation.
12.12.Smoking is __________ in every way to the human body, not to mention the extra cost.
13.13.He studied hard in order to get high _____.
14.14.You can buy __________ things at a convenience store, such as sandwiches, batteries, and even slippers.
15.15.The shortage of food is becoming a __________ problem; millions of people around the world are at the risk of
starving to death.
16.16.Tom Cruise __________ on July 3, 1962 in Syracuse, New York.
(A) was born
(B) is born
(C) has born
(D) had born
17.17.A great number of tourists __________ Taroko Gorge every year.
(A) to visit
18.18.The child pretended __________ asleep when his mother came in.
(A) to being
(C) to be
19.19.I don’t think driving is __________ than taking the bus.
(A) more convenient
(B) more cheaper
(C) as convenient
(D) as cheap
20.20.Don’t call me at 5:30I might __________ for my family.
(B) be cooking
(C) to cook
21.21.There __________ no way to be a perfect mother. No one is perfect.
22.22.My mother always makes me __________ my room before I go out.
(A) to cleaning
(B) to clean
23.23.You should not ask your parents for money anymore. It’s high time you __________ a job.
(D) have got
24.24.Mr. Smith is the computer expert __________ we can rely.
(C) on whom
25.25.This winter is much colder than the previous winters, _____?
(A) isn’t it
(B) hasn’t it
(C) didn’t it
(D) doesn’t it
26.26.Timmy really wants to have a smart phone, but he can’t afford _____.
27.27.He is interested __________ music. And he plays the piano every day.
28.28.________ does taking public transportation save money, but it also saves energy.
(C) Not only
(D) Hardly ever
29.29.I am very sorry to have kept you _________ for so long.
(D) to wait
30.30.________ in 1965, Subway is now the biggest restaurant chain.
(D) To found
31.31.A: How often do you wash your car?
(A) Two days ago.
(B) For thirty minutes.
(C) Once a week.
(D) With hair shampoo.
32.32.A: Can I have some cookies?
B:__________ You can have as much as you like.
(A) Go ahead.
(B) Forget it.
(C) Not at all.
(D) No way.
33.33.A: Thank you for helping me with my homework.
(A) Don’t mention it.
(B) By all means.
(C) Behave yourself.
(D) Cheer up.
34.34.A: Mr. White wants to see you.
A: Maybe he needs your help.
(A) What for?
(B) Where to?
(C) Which one?
(D) How long?
35.35.A: Hello, Tim. __________
B: I have a toothache. I cannot eat.
A: Well, let me take a look.
(A) What did you do?
(B) What seems to be the problem today?
(C) When do you have a toothache?
(D) When did you go to the dentist?
36.36.A: I am thirsty.
B: __________ Let’s get something to drink.
(B) Same here.
(C) Me neither.
(D) Don’t be silly.
37.37.A: I got up too late to get to the train station in time.
B: Did you miss your train?
(A) No. The next train came very quickly.
(B) No. I took the bus instead.
(C) Yes. I was lucky. The train was late.
(D) Yes. I had to take the next train.
38.38.A: Excuse me. I’m looking for the post office. Do you know where it is?
B: __________ It’s very close. Just walk straight and you’ll see it on your right hand side.
(A) I am sorry.
(B) Of course not.
(C) Yes, I do.
(D) By no means.
39.39.A: Let's go somewhere different this weekend!
B: Yes, __________ What do you have in mind?
A: Let’s go to the zoo.
(A) since when?
(B) so what?
(C) how come?
(D) why not?
40.40.A: Mr. Lin is not in. Can I take a message?
(A) So far so good.
(B) Send the message to my voice mail.
(C) Never mind. I’ll call later.
(D) I need your signature.
In ancient times, a king had a huge rock placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would 【41】 the rock. Some of the king's richest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it.
Many loudly blamed the king for not keeping the roads clear, but 【42】 did anything about getting the big stone out of the way. Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. On approaching the rock, the peasant put down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally 【43】. As the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse 【44】 on the road where the rock had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the king indicating that the gold was for the person who moved the rock away from the roadway. The peasant learned 【45】 many others never understand. 【題組】41
(A) sit on
(B) step on
42.【題組】42. (A) none
43.【題組】43. (A) gave in
(B) gave up
44.【題組】44. (A) ied
45.【題組】45. (A) what
As my friend was walking down a deserted Mexican beach at sunset, he saw another man in the distance. As he went nearer, he noticed that the local native kept leaning down, picking something up and throwing it out into the water. Time and again he kept throwing things out into the ocean.
As my friend approached closer, he noticed that the man was picking up starfish that had been washed up on the beach and, one at a time, he was throwing them back into the water.
My friend was puzzled. He approached the man and said, “Good evening, friend. I was wondering what you are doing.” “I’m throwing these starfish back into the ocean. You see, it’s low tide right now and all of these starfish have been washed up onto the shore. If I don’t throw them back into the sea, they’ll die soon.”
“I understand,” my friend replied, “but there must be thousands of starfish on this beach. You can’t possibly get to all of them. There are too many. And don’t you realize this is happening on hundreds of beaches all up and down this coast. Can’t you see that you can’t possibly make a difference?”
The local native smiled, bent down and picked up yet another starfish, and as he threw it back into the sea, he replied, “Made a difference to that one!” 【題組】46.
Which of the following is the best title for this passage?
(A) One at a Time.
(B) Dangerous Starfish.
(C) Stupid Local Natives.
(D) A Fun Beach Activity.
47.【題組】47.What is the local native doing at the beach?
(A) Playing a game.
(B) Cleaning the garbage.
(C) Saving the starfish.
(D) Beautifying the beach.
48.【題組】48.What did the author’s friend think when he first saw the man throwing the starfish?
(A) He thought the man was having a lot of fun.
(B) He thought the man was wasting his time.
(C) He thought the man was lazy.
(D) He thought the man was smart.
49.【題組】49.Where would this story most likely appear?
(A) In a business newspaper.
(B) In a health magazine.
(C) In a travel guidebook.
(D) In an inspiring book.
50.【題組】50.What is the author’s intended message?
(A) Do not try to please everyone.
(B) Do not dream impossible dreams.
(C) Do not make any effort to change the beautiful world.
(D) Do not give up doing a good deed, no matter how small it is.