3.3.For safety reasons, radios, CD players, and mobile phones are banned on board, and they must remain __________ until the aircraft has landed.
(A) switched on
(B) switch on
(C) switch off
(D) switched off
5.5.While many couples opt for a church wedding and wedding party, a Japanese groom and a Taiwanese bride __________ in a traditional Confucian wedding in Taipei.
(A) tied the knot
(B) knocked off
(C) wore on
(D) stepped down
30.30.If you carry keys, knives, aerosol cans, etc., in your pocket when you pass through the security at the airport, you may __________ the alarm, and then the airport personnel will come to search you.
(A) let on
(B) let off
(C) set on
(D) set off
32.32.Client: What are this hotel’s __________?
Agent: It includes a great restaurant, a fitness center, an outdoor pool, and much more, such as in-room Internet access, 24-hour room service, and trustworthy babysitting, etc.
33.33.Tourist: What is the baggage allowance?
Airline clerk: __________
(A) Please fill out this form.
(B) Sorry, cash is not suggested to be left in the baggage.
(C) It is very cheap.
(D) It is 20 kilograms per person.
36.36.A bus used for public transportation runs a set route; however, a __________ bus travels at the direction of the person or organization that hires it.
46.46.Working as a hotel __________ means that your focus is to ensure that the needs and requests of hotel guests are met, and that each guest has a memorable stay.
47.47.Mount Fuji is considered __________; therefore, many people pay special visits to it, wishing to bring good luck to themselves and their loved ones.
55.55.If you have to extend your stay at the hotel room, you should inform the front desk at least one day __________ your original departure time.
(A) ahead to
(B) forward to
(C) prior to
(D) in front of
Many visitors to Italy avoid its famous cities, preferring instead the quiet countryside of Tuscany, located in the rural heart of the country. Like the rest of Italy, Tuscany has its share of art and architectures, 【61】 travelers are drawn more by its gentle hills, by its country estates, and by its hilltop villages. This is not an area to rush through but to enjoy slowly, like a glass of fine wine produced here. Many farmhouses offer simple yet comfortable 【62】. From such a base, the visitors can 【63】 the nearby towns and countryside, 【64】 up the sunshine, or just 【65】 in the company of a good book.
Vancouver Island is one of the most beautiful places in the world. It is situated off the west 【66】 of Canada, about one and a half hour by ferry from Vancouver on the mainland. Victoria, the capital city, 【67】 over one hundred and fifty years ago and is famous for its old colonial style buildings and beautiful harbor. It is the center of government for the province of British Columbia, so many of the people living there are 【68】 as public servants. The lifestyle is very relaxed, 【69】 to other cities in Canada, and this is 【70】 a lot of people to move there after they retire. The island is also popular with tourists because of the magnificent mountain scenery and the world-renowned Butchart Gardens. 【題組】66.
After 16 weeks of labor contract disputes, Wang Metals workers say they have had enough. At 10:30 this morning, hundreds of workers walked out of work and onto the picket line. Wang Metals has more than 800 workers, and the union says about 90 percent of them are participating in the strike. They plan to continue to picket factory office here in four-hour shifts. The union representative claims workers have taken these measures as a last resort. “ We had met and decided to wait for the company to put a decent offer on the table, and when it finally did last night, it turned out to be unacceptable. So, we voted to strike.”The representative said that union members will strike as long as necessary. Extra security has been ordered by the plant, and guards are blocking passage through the main entrance to the factory. Local business leaders are concerned because any kind of prolonged dispute could have a negative effect on other sectors of the community as well. “Wang Metals is the backbone of our local economy. Everything from food to entertainment, to houses…it all connects to the plant,” says one business owner. 【題組】71.
Which of the following is the best headline for this news report?
(A) Wang Plant Orders Extra Security
(B) 800 Workers Stage Walkout at Wang
(C) Wang Metals Loses Money During Strike
(D) Wang Workers Start Strike Today
72.【題組】72.What triggered the strike?
(A) The company being the backbone of the local economy.
(B) An offer by the company that the union found unacceptable.
(C) 90 percent of the workers picketing the factory offices.
(D) The company ordering extra security guards.
74.【題組】74.If some of the plant workers were to lose their jobs, what might be the effect on the community as a whole?
(A) Hardly any effect. Things would stay the same.
(B) There would be more houses available for other people to live in.
(C) The economy of the community would suffer.
(D) The economy of the community would prosper.
Vacation rentals are fully private homes whose owners rent them out on a temporary basis to tourists as an alternative to hotels. They are available in all kinds of destinations, from a rustic cabin in the mountains to a downtown apartment in a major city. They can be townhouses, single-family-style homes, farms, beach houses, or even villas.
Vacation rentals are generally appealing for many reasons. They are, to name some on the top, cost-saving, spacious, great for large groups, separated from crowds, and no tips or service charges. Besides, they have kitchens for cooking, living rooms for gathering, outdoor spaces for parties or barbeques, and they offer the appeal of living like locals in a real community. They are usually equipped with facilities such as sports and beach accessories, games, books and DVD libraries, and in warmer locations, a swimming pool. Many vacation rentals are pet-friendly, so people can take their pets along with them when traveling.
Customers who choose hotels often enjoy the advantages of brand recognition, familiar reservation processes, and on-site service, while booking a vacation rental may mean stepping out of that comfort zone in order to get privacy, peace and quietness they offer -- things that are hard to obtain in a hotel room. For tourists, choosing a vacation rental over a hotel means more than short-term lodging -- vivid experiences and lifelong memories are what they value. 【題組】76.
What is this reading mainly about?
(A) Planning leisure trips.
(B) The values of different vacation destinations.
(C) Alternative accommodations for tourists.
(D) Booking accommodations for fun trips.
77.【題組】77.What is the major concept of a vacation rental?
(A) Private houses rent out on weekdays only.
(B) Private homes rent out to tourists.
(C) Furnished homes for rent when owners are on vacations.
(D) Furnished rooms for short-term homestays.
78.【題組】78.Which of the following is NOT considered the reason that makes vacation rentals appealing?
(A) Familiar booking processes.
(B) Being economic.
(C) Being equipped with many useful facilities.
(D) Being pet-friendly.
80.【題組】80.Which of the following statements is a proper description of vacation rentals?
(A) They are shared by many owners.
(B) Tipping is not necessary at vacation rentals.
(C) They are built for business purpose.
(D) Daily cleaning is usually included in the rental contract.