1.1 I can work well under stress. In fact,______ sometimes forces me to perform better.
(A) curse (B) pressure (C) spell (D) wound
2.2 When Mike said he loved me, I really believed he said it from the______ of his heart.
(A) center (B) inside (C) bottom (D) core
3.3 The angry man started hitting people around him______ .
(A) adequately (B) changeably (C) productively (D) violently
4.4 To make his room lively, he______ it with pictures of his favorite sports figures.
(A) charged (B) decorated (C) described (D) printed
5.5 It is wise to______ a dictionary when you come across a word you don’t know.
(A) consult (B) withdraw (C) adjust (D) spark
6.6 In a democratic society, everyone has the right______ freedom.
(A) for (B) to (C) with (D) on
7.7 He is not used to______ in the dormitory; he used to live at home before.
(A) living (B) having lived (C) live (D) be living
8.8 Most college students prefer living at home______ living in the dorm.
(A) at (B) by (C) in (D) to
9.9 People speak very______ of you. It’s said that you are a genius with a humble attitude and a great sense of
(A) likely (B) rarely (C) highly (D) roughly
10.10 The new, stricter state law______ the sale of alcohol to people under 20 years of age.
(A) decreases (B) remains (C) extends (D) prohibits
11.11 Mr. Smith wants to set up his own company and get to the top before he is thirty. He is very______ .
(A) ambitious (B) artificial (C) agreeable (D) attractive
12.12 I don’t think I can win a tennis match against Joyce.______ , I will try to play as well as I can.
(A) Generally (B) Consequently (C) Moreover (D) Nevertheless
13.13 John is a very______ person. It is difficult to get him to change his mind.
(A) separate (B) stubborn (C) practical (D) precious
14.14 Most plants need a lot of water and a warm, sunny______ so as to grow well.
(A) influence (B) geography (C) habitation (D) environment
15.15 With the economic downturn, the company tried to cut down its annual______ .
(A) inflation (B) budget (C) salary (D) income
16.16 The main______ for this sauce are tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers, and garlic.
(A) vegetables (B) foods (C) dishes (D) ingredients
17.17 Korea has shown______ growth in the economy over the past three years. Now it is more prosperous than many
other Asian countries.
(A) cautious (B) feeble (C) exceptional (D) heavenly
18.18 The report is ______ . It can help you to have a better understanding of the current issues.
(A) knowledgeable (B) opposite (C) literate (D) informative
19.19 The audience are completely______ by the movie. It is so exciting that they can’t take their eyes off the screen.
(A) captivated (B) attended (C) threatened (D) disturbed
20.20 Only if you get to the theater early______ a chance to get a ticket for tonight’s show.
(A) you will have (B) do you have (C) you have (D) will you have
21.21 I am a bit angry that you were late for the meeting. You______ on time this morning.
(A) should be (B) would be (C) ought to have been (D) needn't have been
22.22 The customs officials are so______ that many illegal goods have been smuggled in.
(A) incompetent (B) advanced (C) outright (D) unanimous
23.23 Not until then______ how much she loved him.
(A) knew the girl (B) the girl knew (C) did the girl know (D) that the girl knew
24.24 With so many assignments and tests, high school students should learn to______ their time carefully in order to
finish everything in time.
(A) budget (B) charge (C) foresee (D) postpone
25.25 I took four exams yesterday. The final in mathematics was______ of all.
(A) difficult (B) more difficult (C) less difficult (D) the least difficult
26.26 The respectable archbishop has agreed to play the______ between the government and the protesting people.
(A) magistrate (B) mediator (C) mourner (D) missionary
27.27 There are some minor mistakes in this composition, but ______ I still consider it beautifully written.
(A) on the contrary (B) as a rule (C) at any cost (D) by and large
28.28 Taipei 101 is a famous building______ attracts many tourists; it is also a great place people can enjoy
(A) where . . . where (B) where . . . which (C) which . . . where (D) which . . . which
29.29 The ______ speaker moved us with his inspiring words and persuasive manner.
(A) eloquent (B) suspicious (C) ignorant (D) inarticulate
30.30 Jack’s parents are too______ of their son’s bad behavior. They did not even punish him when he cheated in the
(A) efficient (B) passionate (C) tolerant (D) pessimistic
31.31 ______ are you allowed to go out alone in the middle of the night.
(A) Without fail (B) Under no circumstances
(C) To the fullest (D) Through thick and thin
32.32 I wonder if it______ tomorrow, but if it______ , I won’t go shopping.
(A) rains…does (B) will rain…will (C) rains…will (D) will rain…does
33.33 Clerk: Here’s your receipt and change. Have a nice day.
(A) Me too. (B) The same to you.
(C) You’re welcome. (D) You’re just trying to be polite.
34.34 Diner A: Excuse me, sir. I think this is a non-smoking area.
Diner B: Oh! Sorry! I didn’t notice the sign.______
Diner A: Thanks.
(A) Why don’t they make it bigger? (B) Would you please leave me alone?
(C) I am putting out my cigarette right away. (D) They also accept credit cards in the restaurant.
35.35 Craig: Angela, here is a little gift for you.
Angela: May I open it?
Craig:______ I hope you like it.
Angela: Oh, how lovely! I love it. Thank you.
(A) What a shame! (B) It depends. (C) Don’t bother. (D) Go ahead.
36.36 Eric: Excuse me. Which bus should I take if I want to go to the Orchid Park?
Ian: You can take Bus 278.
Eric: How often does the bus leave for the park?
(A) Early in the morning. (B) Ten minutes later.
(C) Every twenty minutes. (D) In half an hour.
37.37 Lily: Can we get together this afternoon at 3:00?
Jean: I’m sorry.______
Lily: How about a bit later?
(A) I am not free until 3:00. (B) I can’t make it then.
(C) I’m having tomorrow off. (D) I can only do it at an earlier hour.
38.38 David: I’m wondering if you can lend me some money. I need to buy a present for my girlfriend.
Bob: I’d like to, but I have only ten dollars with me.
David: ______ I’ll ask someone else.
(A) Not at all. (B) No wonder. (C) Never mind. (D) No way.
39.39 A: Clean up your room, Billy.
A: First thing first, young man. They’ll still be there after you’ve finished.
(A) In a minute. Just let me finish this puzzle I’m working on.
(B) Ok, ok. But can I go to Bobby’s house later?
(C) Oh, Mom. Can’t I finish watching this TV program?
(D) Now? But I promised the guys I’d play baseball with them.
40.40 Lisa: The trip to Edinburgh will only take us about six hours by car.
George: You mean if we don’t run into bad weather?
Lisa:______ I believe the scenery along the way will be worth the trouble. Besides, it’s much cheaper than flying.
(A) Then, we had better take a plane there. (B) We should watch the weather forecast tonight.
(C) That’s not very likely at this time of year. (D) We should not go through the highway.
41.Professor Thomas Glass is an expert in public health, who has studied social responses to disasters for more than a
decade. When he was asked 41 disaster brings out the worst in people, he said the following. “The answer has to be
no. 42 , disasters tend to bring out the best in us. From an evolutionary point of view, it almost has to be this way. As
recent as our grandparents’ 43 and going back 150,000 years to the beginning of human kind, disasters were a dime
a dozen. Human beings survived ice ages, famine, attacks from rival groups, predation from animals, infection—and we
didn’t survive 44 we were strong or fast. We survived as a species because in 45 , we tended to be very
resourceful and cooperative. If it were the case that disaster brought out the worst in us, I don’t think we would be here.”
【題組】41 (A) what (B) which (C) whether (D) whatever
42.【題組】42 (A) In fact (B) In turn (C) As a result (D) As you know
46.Robert Spring, a 19th century forger, was so good at his profession that he was able to make his living for 15 years
by selling false signatures of famous Americans. Spring was born in England in 1813 and arrived in Philadelphia in 1858
to open a bookstore. At first he prospered by selling his small but genuine collection of early US autographs. Discovering
his ability at copying handwriting, he began imitating signatures of George Washington and Benjamin Franklin and
writing them on the title pages of old books. To lessen the chance of detection, he sent his forgeries to England and
Canada for sale and circulation.
Forgers have a hard time selling their products. A forger can’t approach a respectable buyer but must deal with
people who don’t have much knowledge in the field. Forgers have many ways to make their work look real. For example,
they buy old books to use the aged paper of the title page, and they can treat paper and ink with chemicals.
In Spring’s time, right after the Civil War, Britain was still fond of the Southern states, so Spring invented a
respectable maiden lady known as Miss Fanny Jackson, the only daughter of General “Stonewall” Jackson. For several
years Miss Fanny’s financial problems forced her to sell a great number of letters and manuscripts belonging to her
famous father. Spring had to work very hard to satisfy the demand. All this activity, which did not prevent Spring from
dying in poverty, left sharp-eyed experts the difficult task of separating his forgeries from the originals.
【題組】46 Why did Spring sell his false autographs in England?
(A) There was a greater demand there than in America. (B) There was less chance of being detected there.
(C) Britain was Spring’s birthplace. (D) The prices were higher there.
47.【題組】47 Why do forgers usually have a good collection of old books?
(A) Old books are useful material for making forgeries. (B) They need to get knowledge from the books.
(C) Reading helps them to relax. (D) Collecting old books is a good hobby.
48.【題組】48 According to the passage, to whom are the forgeries usually sold?
(A) Sharp-eyed experts. (B) Book dealers.
(C) People who aren’t experts. (D) Owners of old books.
49.【題組】49 Which of the following is true about Miss Fanny Jackson in this passage?
(A) She was married to General “Stonewall” Jackson. (B) She sold her father’s papers to Robert Spring.
(C) She was Robert Spring’s daughter. (D) She was an imaginary person created by Spring.
50.【題組】50 Which of the following descriptions of Spring’s later life is true?
(A) He died as a poor person. (B) He had one daughter.
(C) He turned into an honest man. (D) He was caught by the police.