8.33. It is a trend for enterprises to bring on the ________ workplace, in which all employees share responsibilities and
work as a group of equals, so that they have a better chance of success than those with traditional hierarchies. P.4
(A)divergent (B)dissimilar (C)asymmetrical (D)egalitarian
Everyone is talking about, practicing, and discovering new ways to be environmentally responsible. The 41 of
the movement is “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” The first step is to reduce garbage. Supermarkets sell products in expensive
42 . A fast-food hamburger often comes wrapped in paper in a box in a bag. To reduce garbage, the throwaway
43 must stop. The second step in the general recycling program is to reuse. Where returning bottles for money is com
mon, garbage dumps have 44 little glass and plastic throwaway bottles. The third step in being environmentally 45
is to recycle. When people collect and recycle aluminum for new cans, they help conserve the environment. The real me
aning of recycling is keeping planet Earth safe and clean for future generations. It is one way for everyone to contribute
to a better world.
【題組】41. (A)veto (B)sanction (C)motto (D)block
Have you ever seen red bananas? Probably not, but they are well known in some parts of the world. Although the
people in the United States consume over half of the world output of about 100 million bunches of bananas a year, attem
pts to grow bananas in this country have not been very lucrative so far. Most of the world' s bananas are grown in the m
oist heat of tropical Central and South America.
Only in the last 100 years have large areas of tropical jungles been cleared for banana plantations. Special steamship
lines have been organized to carry the banana crop from the tropics to the rest of the world. For land travel, freight
cars that can be heated and refrigerated are needed to maintain the proper temperature for the traveling bananas. They
will spoil if allowed to become too hot or too cold.
Bananas grow in bunches with several clusters or “hands” to a stem. In these “hands,” the 8 to 12 bananas
growing together are called “fingers.” These fruit bunches are collected and transported while green in order that they
be properly ripe the time they reach their final marketplaces. After the bananas have been collected, the stalks on which
they grew are cut down.
【題組】46. What is the connection between better transportation and the market for bananas in the United States?
(A)Keeping bananas in better condition when sold. (B)Making bananas taste better.
(C)Making chilled bananas fashionable. (D)Using better marketing skills.
25.【題組】50. Which of the following statements is NOT true?
(A)Bananas are shipped while green. (B)Freight cars for bananas need temperature control.
(C)Bananas spoil easily. (D)Bananas are grown only in Mexico.