5.5. To survive in the _____ and competitive world of fashion, every designer has to
absorb new information all the time to keep up with the latest trend.
(A) constant (B) dynamic (C) static (D) virtual
15.15. The doctor is researching for the possible cures for his son’s disease _____; he puts
every waking minute into the research.
(A) at random (B) every now and then (C) with all his heart (D) before long
16.As a poverty-stricken man, the 25-year-old Jean Valjean was arrested for stealing a
loaf of bread and sent to prison. _16_ he was set free, he _16_ 44 years old. Nineteen
years in prison made it even more difficult for Valjean to be accepted by the public. For
instance, the moment the owner of an inn learned that he was an ex-convict _17_ he
might be dangerous, he rejected Valjean’s request to stay for a night. This poor man_18_
in the dark, a generous bishop took pity on him and let him stay overnight. For the sake
of the bishop’s kindness, Valjean _19_ grateful to the bishop. Yet in fact, he _20_
thinking about those precious silver candlesticks and stole them out of blind impulse.
Soon Valjean was captured and taken back to the bishop. Surprisingly, the bishop
forgave him and wished Valjean became an honest man. As though _21_ from a bad
dream, Valjean turned over a new leaf. From then on, he was a changed man because
bishop’s words _22_ his mind whenever he had doubt or anger in his heart.
【題組】16. (A)Only when, was (B) Even if, had been (C) Not until, was (D) By the time, had been
23.Frankly speaking, modern people truly cannot _23_ appliances and electric devices.
Interestingly, for people centuries ago, _24_ they know that there would be so much
progress in the technological developments, _25_ the importance of these inventions.
For instance, smart phones _26_ different kinds of useful “Apps” enable modern people
to deal with things more efficiently. Nevertheless, behind these futuristic devices is the
price that all humans have to pay—the overuse of natural resources. For our future
descendants, _27_ we conserve energy resources and meanwhile explore alternative
ones. Only when humans manage to live in harmony with the nature _28_ save
themselves from self-destruction.
【題組】23. (A) live for (B) live on (C) live without (D) live with
29.It may be surprising for you to learn that recycling cell phones _29_ the well-being
African gorillas. The key to understanding such a connection _30_ one of the PBTs,
called coltan, which is widely used in cell phones. Eighty percent of the world’s coltan
supply _31_ from central Africa, _32_ is also home to endangered gorillas. In order to
mine the coltan, workers often overrun and destroy the gorilla _33_. Over the period of
just a few years, there has been a 90% decline in the gorilla population in the area. The
number of cell phone users is on the increase. However, most cell phones _34_ as trash.
Now, zoos across America have begun to educate people to recycle their old cell phones,
_35_ to reduce the demand for coltan.
【題組】29. (A) catches up with (B) has something to do with
(C) sheds light on (D) lives up to
36.From some people’s perspective, counting might be as easy as pie. However, it is
not a(n) _36_ ability, but an acquired one. _37_ studies, humans only have an innate
ability to identify the patterns of things. _38_, it took thousands of years for humans to
learn how to count with numbers. Before _39_ counting systems were developed,
ancient people made use of a tallying system. Take a shepherd for instance. He might
use one stone to _40_ one sheep. Undoubtedly, this method was _41_ perfect. _42_ the
risk of losing stones, what if there were different groups of things to _43_ of? _44_,
abstract numbers were invented by Mesopotamians who began to _45_ in commercial
activities regularly. Later, each civilization also developed its own number system.
(A) represent (B) keep track (C) complicated (D) Aside from (E) inborn
(AB) According to (AC) Thankfully (AD) In fact (AE) engage (BC) far from
46.Australia is located only a few thousand miles from Antarctica. As a result, the
Australian Antarctic Division (AAD), an agency of the Australian government, is able to
conduct extensive research there. The AAD maintains three permanent research stations
on Antarctica and sends scientists and support staff to them every year. Because the
stations are so remote, these people often work there in isolation for up to nine months
during a year. This isolation, coupled with Antarctica’s harsh environment, poses serious
risks for human health. For this reason, each expedition includes a doctor who is
experienced in dealing with all kinds of health issues. In the past, these doctors have had
to treat infections, mend broken bones, deal with mental health problems and even
perform brain surgery at the stations.
The extreme conditions at the AAD stations make them excellent places for NASA,
the U.S. space agency, to do research. NASA is making plans for possible human
missions to other planets like Mars in the future. To prepare for these missions, NASA is
studying how people live and work together for months on end at the AAD stations in
Antarctica. This knowledge will help NASA prepare its space travelers for planetary
missions. It will also help NASA understand the special medical needs that will exist on
its missions and the medical skills that its space travelers will need to have.
【題組】46. What does the author imply about the stations?
(A) They are located in an idyllic environment.
(B) They cooperate with the locals.
(C) They’re far from civilization.
(D) They will be greatly expanded.
48.【題組】48. According to the author, what has happened at the stations in the past?
(A) Exhibitions of local art have been held.
(B) Physicians have operated on patients.
(C) Facilities have been poorly maintained.
(D) Demonstrations have disrupted work.