Most people today insist that there is an inadequate amount of time to meet all the demands of their
jobs, their families, and the modern world. Even with all the time-saving devices of modern industrial
society, many people still lead hectic lives. They make commitments to do things every evening after work
and use their weekends to catch up on housework and sleep. Modern transportation gets them quickly form
home to office to health club to restaurant. People can now pack more activities into a single day than their
ancestors dreamed possible, yet they still seem to be always running out of time. With constant
interruptions from telephone calls or visitors, they are unable to make time for everything that requires
attention. Sometimes so many things are going on at once that they feel overwhelmed, desperately in need
of some breathing space in which they can collect their thoughts. Spare time can be hard to find, and when
the boss pops his head in the door to ask, “Do you have a minute?”, the temptation is to say, “No!”
【題組】26. According to the passage, many people today lead lives.
(A) leisurely (B) busy (C) harmonious (D) tranquil
27.【題組】27. People can now do more things in a single day than their ancestors, but they still think .
(A) they seldom have time enough for life
(B) they can have more dreams than their ancestors
(C) they spend too much time doing housework on weekdays.
(D) leisure time is easy to find
Dr. Henry Lee was born in China on November 22, 1938. He graduated in 1960 from the Central
Police College with a degree in Police Science. After working in the Taipei City Police Department for
several years as a police officer, he came to the United States to pursue further study. In 1972 he earned his
B.S. Degree in Forensic Science from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. He went on to
study science and biochemistry at New York University and earned his M.S. Degree in 1974 and Ph. D. in
Biochemistry in 1975. He also holds an honorary Doctor of Science Degree, conferred by the University of
New Haven, honorary Doctor of Laws from Roger Williams University, Rhode Island, honorary Doctor of
Humane Letters from St. Joseph College and the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He
has also completed many special training courses at the FBI Academy; Alcohol, Firearms and Tobacco
Agency; Drug Enforcement Agency; Royal Canadian Mounted Police and other law enforcement training
Dr. Lee is best known for his work in forensic serology, which is the identification of blood, hair, semen
and tissue types. Dr. Lee is also known for his work in fingerprint matching, ballistics testing, fiber and
paint sample investigation, and blood splatter and crime scene reconstruction. Dr. Lee has authored or
co-authored over 20 books and articles dealing with forensic science and has received numerous awards,
citations and commendations from law enforcement agencies.
【題組】28. The above passage is .
(A) an editorial (B) a classified advertisement
(C) a weather forecast (D) a biography