Susan was desperate for a few days off from work. But she knew that the boss wouldn’t let her take a
__41__. So she got a crazy idea. She __42__ upside down on the ceiling until the big guy noticed and asked her
what she was doing. “I’m a light-bulb,” she told him.
“You are clearly __43__,” said the boss, looking concerned. “Go home and take it __44__ for a couple of
days.” Susan jumped down and headed for the door. Her co-worker Jessica seized the opportunity and __45__
“Where do you think you’re going?” the boss hollered after her. “I’m going home, too,” Jessica said.
“I can’t work in the dark.”
【題組】41. (A) vocational (B) vacation (C) vacant (D) vacancy
Hotels are changing their wasteful habits and getting involved in the move to save the environment. At
major hotels throughout the world, guests are being greeted by shampoo and mouthwash in glass dispensers
instead of elaborate plastic bottles. They are discovering recycling bins in their rooms, and are encouraged to use
towels more than once before they are washed.
This green movement is becoming increasingly popular among tourists who look for service providers with
an environmental conscience. The business of eco-tours is increasing rapidly. Travel agents are booking clients
on “Save the Rainforest” expeditions and similar trips where the emphasis is on protecting the world.
The tourists on these trips are given lectures on the effects of the loss of our planet’s natural wonders
and what they can do to reverse the trend. They do not need much convincing. The travelers on these excursions
are already committed to environmental protection. In fact, a two-year study of litter in Antarctica found that the
entire collection of litter left by visitors to the continent could be put in one small sandwich bag. Compare that
amount of litter with what the average traveler finds strewn on the streets around a hotel, even an
environmentally sensitive hotel.
【題組】46. In the second paragraph, the author mentioned that “The business of eco-tours is increasing rapidly.” What
does “eco” mean here?
(A) It means “economics” – the study of the way in which money and goods are produced and used.
(B) It means “ecology” – the way in which plants, animals, and people are related to their environment.
(C) It means “echo” – a sound that you hear again after a loud noise.
(D) It means “eclectic” – someone who chooses the best or most useful parts from many different ideas.
23.【題組】48. What does the article imply about glass dispensers and re-using towels?
(A) It’s a marketing gimmick. (B) It’s only effective on eco-tours.
(C) It’s a wise choice environmentally. (D) It’s an idea proposed by consumers.
24.【題組】49. Which group would most likely be members of the green movement?
(A) Fashion designers.
(B) Golf course owners.
(C) Travelers who are environmentally conscious.
(D) Business people who visit a place the first time.
25.【題組】50. According to the article, eco-travelers should expect ___________.
(A) to find litter (B) to hear lectures on the environment
(C) to pay more than other travelers (D) to carry their own food