1.26. His invention brought a fortune to the company. So the manager _______ him with a handsome bonus.
(A) disputed (B) knuckled (C) rewarded (D) suppressed
2.27. I hope I can be a _______ one day, representing my government officially in foreign countries.
(A) diplomat (B) frontier (C) hurricane (D) loudspeaker
3.28. Unlike her _______ sister, Jane is a shy person who does not like to go to parties or to make new friends.
(A) coherent (B) maximum (C) sociable (D) virtual
4.29. An earthquake in Chile killed more than 5,000 people and _______ another 3,000.
(A) afforded (B) injured (C) operated (D) equaled
5.30. There are two _______ for this presidential election. That is, each one of them has 50% chance of winning.
(A) candidates (B) generators (C) masterpieces (D) pickpockets
6.31. I don’t feel like eating out tonight. Let’s order two pizzas and have them _______ home at six p.m.
(A) delivered (B) negotiated (C) simplified (D) withdrawn
7.32. The value of a house is mainly determined by the _______. A safe neighborhood with good schools can
attract many house-buyers.
(A) guarantee (B) kangaroo (C) location (D) publisher
8.33. The _______ that he died in a car accident spread fast. Yet it turned out that he was only slightly wounded.
(A) rumor (B) tumble (C) victim (D) walnut
9.34. He treated his daughter very well. He has done a lot _______ her.
(A) by (B) for (C) to (D) at
10.35. I need two _______ bags for the graduation trip. My friend and I will stay in the wildness for a couple of
(A) asleep (B) sleeping (C) sleepy (D) slept
11.36. I failed a test last week. So I need to study _______ this time.
(A) harder (B) more harder (C) more hardly (D) much hardly
12.37. You _______ me the truth earlier. Now I can do nothing to help you.
(A) have been telling (B) had told
(C) could have told (D) might be telling
13.38. I am sorry for your _______. You must feel sad now.
(A) lose (B) losing (C) loss (D) lost
14.39. I tried hard to persuade _______.
(A) he not to smoke (B) he does not smoke
(C) him not to smoke (D) him does not smoke
15.40. Can you tell me _______?
(A) why do you like English (B) why you like English
(C) do you like English why (D) you like English why
I think that almonds are one of nature’s greatest gifts because they are both nutritious and useful. First of
all, almonds are very good for you. For instance, most of their fat is 41 doctors consider “good” fat,
which means it has important natural nutrients that keep the body healthy. 42 they have a lot of protein,
fiber and vitamins, almonds are a much better snack to choose than chips. 43 , almonds can be turned into
other useful food products. For example, people can now buy almond butter and almond milk. Almond milk is
excellent for people who cannot 44 cow’s milk. Almond milk is also lower in sugar than cow’s milk, so
it is 45 to drink. For these reasons, I think almonds are one of the most useful foods.
【題組】41. (A) some (B) that (C) the (D) what
17.【題組】42. (A) Although (B) Because (C) Hence (D) Whatever
A very young Mouse, who had never seen anything of the world, almost came to grief the very first time he
ventured out. As soon as he got home, he told his mother about his adventures.
“I was strolling along very peaceably when, just as I turned the corner into the next yard, I saw two strange
creatures. One of them had a very kind and gracious look, but the other was the most fearful monster you can
imagine. You should have seen him.”
The Mouse went on, “On the head of the fearful one and in front of his neck hung pieces of raw red meat. He
walked about restlessly, tearing up the ground with his toes, and beating his arms savagely against his sides. The
moment he caught sight of me, he opened his pointed mouth as if to swallow me, and then he let out a piercing roar
that frightened me almost to death.”
“If it had not been for that terrible monster,” the Mouse said, a little upset, “I should have made the
acquaintance of the pretty creature, who looked so good and gentle. He had thick, velvety fur, a meek face, and a
look that was very modest, though his eyes were bright and shining. As he looked at me, he waved his fine long tail
and smiled. I’m sure he was just about to speak to me when the monster I have told you about let out a screaming
yell, and I ran for my life.”
“My son,” said the Mother Mouse, “that gentle-looking creature you saw was none other than the Cat. Under
his kindly appearance, he bears a grudge against every one of us. He eats us. As for the other, despite his fierce
look, he wouldn’t harm you in the least. So be thankful, my child, that you escaped with your life.”
【題組】46. What is the moral of this fable?
(A) Don’t just follow the crowd. (B) A friend in need is a friend indeed.
(C) Do not trust outward appearance alone. (D) One man’s pleasure may be another’s pain.
22.【題組】47. Who is the fearful creature that the young Mouse was trying to describe to his mother?
(A) The Dog. (B) The Cock. (C) The Goat. (D) The Swan.
23.【題組】48. Which of the following is NOT the young Mouse’s description of the Cat?
(A) A fine long tail. (B) Thick, velvety fur.
(C) A very gracious look. (D) A pair of dim, meek eyes.
24.【題組】49. What is true about the young Mouse’s adventures?
(A) On his trip, he met four different animals.
(B) He travelled together with his mother Mouse.
(C) He got attracted and wanted to make friends with the Cat.
(D) He ran away the moment he saw the fierce-looking creature.
25.【題組】50. Which of the following is closest in meaning to the word grudge?
(A) Faith. (B) Secret. (C) Hatred. (D) Interest.