18.18. Maria is an interesting conversationalist. Her sister, on the other hand, _____ .
(A) is a salesman
(B) bores people by talking about herself all the time
(C) knows a lot about communication, too
(D) has only one child
21.21. Julie: Happy Birthday, Patty! I have something for you.
Patty: Thank you _____ .
Julie: I can’t tell you, it’s supposed to be a surprise.
(A) How much money do you have? (B) Do you have anything to tell me?
(C) When is your birthday? (D) What did you get for me?
22.22. Peter: I’d like to open a savings account, please.
Clerk: I’ll get you the application form _____ .
Peter: To start off, 500 dollars.
(A) How much would you like to deposit? (B) How much would you like to withdraw?
(C) How much money do you have? (D) What is your account number?
23.23. Mary:What’s the matter? You don’t look very happy.
John: I’d no sooner walked into the office this morning than I saw my boss sitting there
waiting for me.
John: Who does?
(A) Don’t you like your boss? (B) I’m sure you do your job well.
(C) So you had an argument with him. (D) I am sorry to hear that.
24.24. Jean: We don’t see eye to eye on this matter.
(A) We should go and see a doctor. (B) Sure. We’re not enemies.
(C) I know you’ll agree with me. (D) Then no further discussion is needed.
28.28. Mary: Aren’t you going on the tour this afternoon?
John: I’m tired of tours. I’d rather walk around the city and see what I want to see.
John: If I do, I’m sure you’ll tell me about it.
(A) Do you want me to take some pictures for you?
(B) We really hope you can join us.
(C) Are you sure you want to walk around the city alone?
(D) Suit yourself. But you might miss something important.
A young man was running along the street in a great hurry. Another man in the street
wondered why and asked the man, “Where are you hurrying to?” Then the young man
stopped unwillingly and said, “I’m going to the Taipei station. As I don’t have enough
money, I’m running after the bus. In this way I can save twenty dollars.” “Oh, I see. I’m
also going there...Shall we go together?”
Then the two began to run after a bus. They ran for some minutes and one of them said,
“Now stop, my friend. I’ve got an idea. If we run after a bus instead of getting on it, we can
save fifteen dollars each, right? But if we run after a taxi, we can save more!” “Oh, you are
right. I haven’t thought of such a simple thing.” Then, they found a taxi and started to run
after it. Everyone in the street looked at them and laughed.
【題組】29. Why did the man in the street wonder?
(A) Because he himself was in a great hurry.
(B) Because a young man was running along the street.
(C) Because the young man stopped unwillingly.
(D) Because the bus was running behind them.
32.【題組】32. Why did the man think that if they ran after a taxi, they could save more?
(A) Because if they got on a bus, it would cost more.
(B) Because if they took a taxi, it would cost more.
(C) Because taxi fare is cheaper than bus fare.
(D) Because a taxi is smaller than a bus.
33.【題組】33. Why did everyone in the street look and laugh?
(A) The two men were running after the bus. (B) The two men were talking on the street.
(C) The two men were running after a taxi. (D) The bus was running after a taxi.
34.【題組】34. Which of the following statements is not true?
(A) The two men were running after a taxi.
(B) The two men were crazy about running.
(C) The two men were going to the same place.
(D) The two men were thinking of saving money.
35.Harry’s girl-friend’s father, Mr. Ford, was a very conservative kind of man. Harry had
known him most of his life, but he seemed to be unusually strict and did not seem to
approve of young people. So Harry didn’t know exactly what to expect when he asked Mr.
Ford if he could marry his daughter.
Harry asked very politely for permission to marry his daughter. There was a long
silence while Mr. Ford looked Harry up and down. Finally, Mr. Ford went over to his desk
and wrote something on a piece of paper. He then pinned the paper to his daughter’s dress
and gently pushed her towards Harry. He then left the room without saying anything.
Harry quickly looked at the note and was both happy and surprised to read it. It said:
“With the compliments of the maker.”
【題組】35. What kind of a man was Mr. Ford?
(A) Very rough (B) Old-fashioned (C) Funny (D) Tough