5.5. It’s great to know that more and more people around the world are devoted to _____ farming, which is better
for our environment as well as for our health.
(A) chemical (B) greasy (C) poisonous (D) organic
31.31. A: How was the final exam?
B: __________ I don’t think I can pass.
A: That’s too bad. Better luck with the make-up exam!
(A) I’m sure I did a good job. (B) It took place in Room 101.
(C) It was as difficult as ever! (D) The questions were friendly.
32.32. A: Can you give me a ride? I need to mail this parcel.
B: I’d love to, but my car is borrowed by my brother.
A: __________ I will jog to the post office.
(A) It’s all right. (B) Sorry to hear that.
(C) Can’t you get it back? (D) How about your motorcycle?
33.33. A: What are you having? It smells awful!
B: Oh, it’s stinky tofu. Do you like to have some?
A: No, thanks. __________
(A) I’m starving! (B) It looks delicious.
(C) I can’t stand the smell. (D) I want a double helping.
35.35. A: Sweetie, don’t you remember that you have a test to do next week?
B: Please, Dad, let me finish this TV program.
A: No. I insist __________.
(A) you tell me the truth (B) you are always fighting
(C) you should relax yourself (D) you turn off TV right now
36.36. A: __________
B: Yes, it’s my first day on the job. I’m Chandler, by the way.
A: I’m Joey, director of the R&D department. Nice to meet you.
(A) Are you new here? (B) Are you out of job? (C) Have you had lunch? (D) Do you know who I am?
37.37. A: Why are you packing up all your things?
B: Because I no longer work here.
A: Oh, no. __________
B: No, I quit. I can’t stand the boss’s bad temper anymore!
(A) Are you crazy? (B) Did you get fired?
(C) Did I say anything wrong? (D) Where are you going to move?
38.38. A: Go Jeremy go! Go Jeremy go!
B: Come on, __________.
A: Well, I’m trying to encourage my idol.
B: I’m sure his team can win without your shouting. Besides, you may lose your voice.
(A) I’m out of my breath (B) you’re hurting my ears
(C) you’re running too fast (D) it seems that we’re lost
40.40. A: I’m really looking forward to the party this weekend.
B: Too bad that I can’t go. I have piles of work to do.
A: __________ Then we both can have fun.
(A) I wish I were that busy. (B) How can it be possible?
(C) Let me give you a hand. (D) Don’t worry. I did badly too.
41.It is probably safe to say that without language, it would be impossible for people to live together. Let us
consider how our life would be changed 41 we did not have written or spoken language.
Because our modern methods of communication are built 42 on the use of language, without language,
these methods would disappear. Without language, we would have no books, newspapers, magazines, telephones,
radios, or television. We would have no schools, libraries, offices, or hospitals. None of these things can work
without the use of language. 43 , we would have no modern means of transportation, for the movement of
trains, ships, automobiles, and airplanes relies on written directions and oral communication. Without the help of
language, businesspeople could not sell their goods, and without transportation, they could not get goods 44 .
It is believed that many thousands of years ago, people did not have written or spoken language. How
different their world must have been 45 the one we know! Because no written or spoken language existed,
no records of these early times could be kept. We can only imagine how the people who lived without words were
able to get along. 【題組】
41. (A) if (B) so (C) though (D) when
46.BASE jumping is a dangerous sport that involves jumping off a tall building or other high structures with a
parachute. It has become popular with those crazy people who are constantly looking for new and exciting things to do,
and because it is so dangerous, it is considered an “extreme sport.”
The name is an acronym that stands for the four categories of launch points for a BASE jump: buildings, antennae,
spans(bridges) and earth(cliffs). Once a BASE jumper has completed a jump from each of the categories, they are
awarded a “BASE number,” which qualifies them as a recognized BASE jumper.
According to the Guinness Book of Records, the first official BASE jump was done in 1984 by Carl Boenish in
Norway. Since then, many people have become BASE jumpers, and although safer equipment has helped reduce
fatalities, many people are still injured and killed every year while BASE jumping. Unluckily, Carl Boenish was killed
two days after his first BASE jump as he tried to repeat it, proving just how dangerous it is. There are no reliable
statistics on the number of people killed and injured while BASE jumping, but it is certainly more dangerous than
skydiving. That is the reason why it is considered illegal in many countries.
In conclusion, BASE jumping is not a sport for everyone and is something that most people, including me, would
never consider doing. I believe that you must be a little disturbed to do it. 【題組】
46. What does the writer think of people who BASE jump?
(A) He thinks they are wise.
(B) He thinks they are crazy.
(C) He thinks they are dangerous.
(D) He thinks they are bored.
47.【題組】47. What can we infer from this article?
(A) Most people in the world have done BASE jumping.
(B) With safer equipment, BASE jumping is not fun anymore.
(C) In many nations, people are not allowed to do BASE jumping.
(D) The writer sometimes thinks about trying this extreme sport himself.
48.【題組】48. Which of the following statements represents the writer’s viewpoint?
(A) BASE jumping is not so dangerous as skydiving.
(B) Although many people get killed BASE jumping, everyone should try it.
(C) People BASE jump only because they can get a “BASE number.”
(D) Not everyone can BASE jump.
49.【題組】49. Which of the following statements is an opinion, not a fact?
(A) I believe you must be a little disturbed to do it.
(B) BASE is an acronym that stands for the four categories of launch points for a BASE jump.
(C) The first official BASE jump was done in 1984 by Carl Boenish in Norway.
(D) A “BASE number” is given to qualify a person as a recognized BASE jumper.
50.【題組】50. What is the purpose of this article?
(A) To introduce people to the extreme sport, BASE jumping, which is both exciting and dangerous.
(B) To inform people of the danger of BASE jumping and discourage people from doing this extreme sport.
(C) To advise people to do skydiving rather than BASE jumping, which is too dangerous.
(D) To urge people to use safer equipment for BASE jumping to reduce deaths.