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?
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.
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
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.
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.
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.