1.26. The managing director demonstrated his faith in the ___________ of the company’s employees by allowing
them to work flexible schedules.
(C) evaluations (D)conscientiousness
2.27. To improve its efficiency, the company may have to ___________ some production procedures which, since
the earliest days, have always been done by skilled craftsmen.
(C) automate (D)manufacture
4.29. Supervisors are reminded to treat all subordinates with consideration and to remember that any discourtesy
will be viewed as a serious ___________ of company guidelines.
(C) policy (D)version
8.33. Unfortunately, the young musician has ___________ since the failure of his last world tour. He lost his
confidence and passion in music.
(A)dismissed (B)magnified (C) perished (D)soothed
12.37. Much of investors’ long-held esteem in the company ___________ during the share-market boom when
executives were involved in accounting irregularities.
(A)loses (B)losing (C) is lost (D)was lost
The Indians developed curry as a way of preparing meat because they didn’t have refrigeration. The hot
curry masked the taste of the meat which was no longer what it 41 . In my opinion, perfume was invented
to 42 the same job for people. I don’t like perfume because the more a person smells like nothing at all,
the better the person smells to me. Smell is the 43 understood of our five senses—the others being sight,
touch, hearing and taste. Every word we use to describe a smell is borrowed from somewhere else. There’s
no group of abstract words we use to classify 44 . We may say “That smells good” or “That really stinks,”
but smells have few names 45 . We associate good food with good smell, but some of the best foods don’t
have much of a smell. It matters little whether ice cream smells good or not as long as it tastes good.
【題組】41. (A)is (B)was (C) should be (D)should have been
In a summer camp, the scientist, Orley R. Taylor, was demonstrating the procedure of “tagging the butterflies.”
He told a dozen small-game hunters, “Pinching a bright orange butterfly in one hand and a sticky tag the size of a
baby’s thumbnail in the other, you want to lay it right on this cell here, the one shaped like a glove.” The
small-game hunters are about 7 years old and each of them is armed with a net. “If you pinch it for about three
seconds, the tag will stay on for the life of the butterfly, which could be as long as nine months.”Dr. Taylor runs the
Monarch Watch project at the University of Kansas. He is using the tags to follow one of the great wonders of the
natural world: the annual migration of monarch butterflies between Mexico and the United States and Canada.
Butterfly enthusiasts were looking forward to the northward migration this spring. It was the biggest in many
years. The 4,000-mile round trip made by millions of monarchs is a central mystery that Dr. Taylor and a network of
entomologists are trying to solve. It is said that monarchs are one of the few creatures on earth that can orient
themselves both in latitude and longitude—a feat that, Dr. Taylor notes, human sailors did not manage until 1700’s.
In light of the threat to the migration, however, a drought in the Dakotas and Minnesota may prevent
butterflies from starting their return trip. In addition, the journey is likely to be a death march because of the lack of
hurricanes that normally soak the Texas grasslands and sprout the nectar-heavy wildflowers for the monarchs to
refuel. Moreover, the biologist at Sweet Briar College, Lincoln P. Brower, warned that nowadays the biggest threat
to the migration is the steady friction of forests resulting from illegal logging. Although the government turned
366,000 acres into a butterfly sanctuary, it has failed to protect them. Nearly half the preserve has been logged since
1984.“It’s unconscionable,” Dr. Brower said. “If it isn’t stopped, I’m afraid the whole migration will unravel.”
【題組】46. What is this passage mainly about?
(A)The life of an entomologist. (B)The anecdote of a biologist.
(C) The story of the butterfly enthusiasts. (D)The annual migration of monarch butterflies.
22.【題組】47. Which of the following statements is a characteristic of the monarch butterflies?
(A)Their size is like that of a baby’s thumbnail. (B)They performed a death march each summer.
(C) Their annual migration is a 4,000-mile round trip. (D)They need the steady friction of forests to keep flying.
23.【題組】48. What did Dr. Taylor do in the Monarch Watch project?
(A)He taught 7 small-game hunters to catch the butterflies.
(B)He used the tags to follow the migration of the butterflies.
(C) He traveled between Mexico and the United States to study butterflies.
(D)He spent 9 months proving that the tag would stay on the butterflies steadily.
24.【題組】49. What may stop the monarch butterflies from starting their return trip?
(A)A drought that happened in the Dakotas and Minnesota.
(B)The hurricanes that soaked the Texas grasslands.
(C) The sufficient nectar-heavy wildflowers.
(D)The shortage of monarch experts.