1. English teachers are required to the General English Proficiency Test, which was
commissioned by Taiwan's Ministry of Education in 1999. It is referred to as ________.
(A) a formative test
(B) a criterion-referenced test
(C) a norm-referenced test
(D) a low-stakes test
2.2. If one person notices that he/she is having more trouble learning A than B, a kind of
knowledge concerning one's own cognitive processes or anything related to them, he/she
is engaging in ________.
(A) cognition development
(C) washback effect
(D) monitor capacity
3.3. The statement ―You have a green light." is considered ambiguous because it can be
referred to the following sentences EXCEPT _______________.
(A) you have green ambient lighting
(B) you can go ahead with the project
(C) your body has a green glow
(D) you look scared and helpless
4.4. What is common characteristic of audio-lingual teaching method, total physical response,
and silent way?
(A) Role play.
(B) Unique teaching aids.
(C) Colored phonic charts.
(D) Repetitive exercises.
5.5. The teaching activity of spot-the-difference or description of a given picture to another
student, who creates a drawing from the description is the example of ___________.
(A) an opinion gap task
(B) a reasoning gap task
(C) a language exchange task
(D) an information gap task
6.6. According to the _______ of the invoice, settlement of this account was to be made
within ninety days.
(A) codes (B) items (C) terms (D) words
7.7. Taiwan Airline will ______ the first ever direct flight from Taipei to Sapporo, Japan, to
experience the breathtaking beauty of Hokkaido.
(A) lighten (B) debut (C) launch (D) outshoot
8.8. Group discussions can be costly and difficult to organize. Furthermore, group dynamics
can sometimes ________ views that depart from conventional wisdom.
(A) stiffen (B) stifle (C) inspire (D) revive
9.9. Nature images and metaphors ________ Dickinson's poems on other subjects.
(A) employ (B) predict (C) extract (D) permeate
10.10. The patient lay in a deep coma. When the doctor ________ whether to discontinue
treatment, his eyes popped open.
(A) inquired (B) weighed (C) dilettanted (D) confuted
11.11. A common _______within ecological psychology and sociocultural theory both theories
is the work of Vygotsky, especially the concept of scaffolding between expert and
(A) phenomenon (B) thread (C) argument (D) forerunner
12.12. Allen _______ his arts interests to his parents: a father at the National Palace Museum
and a mother who taught school in Taipei.
(A) credits (B) contributes (C) cultivates (D) confirms
13.13. The department has a desire to provide students with knowledge, skills, and ________to
pursue their lives as global citizens.
(A) directions (B) attributes (C) advantages (D) resources
14.14. Peaceful activists blockaded logging roads and protested against the global companies
funding the destruction until their _________ brought about the successful negotiations.
(A) persecution (B) insurrection (C) perseverance (D) susceptibility
15.15. Historically, the field of carving has been dominated by conceptual contributions based
upon personal experiences and insights. More recently, an empirical research tradition
has begun to _________.
(A) materialize (B) theoreticalize (C) delegitimize (D) speculate
16.16. When a bacterium becomes too large, it splits in half and forms two new bacteria,
________ its own cell wall and protoplasm.
(A) each has (B) with each (C) has each (D) each with
17.17. Research around the world points to a recipe for _______– a low fat, high fiber diet
with calories coming from the grains and legumes.
(A) be well (B) being good (C) well-being (D) good-being
18.18. The characteristic of elasticity is ______ rubber from plastics and fibers.
(A) distinguished (B) that distinguish
(C) what they distinguish (D) what distinguishes
19.19. It is ___________ leather its permeability to air and water vapor.
(A) the structure it gives (B) giving it the structure of
(C) structure that gives it (D) its structure that gives
20.20. The fact that the Earth revolved around the sun ______ had Galileo not cared
passionately about truth and delighted in proving the errors and absurdities of the
beliefs of his time.
(A) was proved (B) had been proved
(C) might not be proved (D) might not have been proved
21.21. (Correct mistakes) Consume(A ) too much animal fat is known to contribute to(B ) hypertension, which is a fact in half(C )the deaths(D ) in the world.
22.22. (Correct mistakes) The objective of the cooperative program is increasing(A ) the number of students graduating(B ) with skills to succeed(C ) in the increasingly competitive(D ) technological society.
23.23. (Correct mistakes) Drug addiction(a) will cause stimulating effect(b) which destroys the young before he(c) can live and the aged(d) before they can die.
24.24.(Correct mistakes) It is(a) obviously a large potential payoff(b) in being able to detect current trends and to
forecast future ones(c), which provide a baseline from which judgment can be
made about(d) turning points.
25.25. (Correct mistakes)Although the bite of brown recluse spiders is rarely fatal(a), it(b) might
cause flesh wounds, pose(c) the greatest danger to the infant and elderly(d).
26.26. (Correct mistakes)It was Leonardo da Vinci’s incomparative(A ) power of abstraction, combined with(B ) his powerful eye for details(C ), that (D) made him a great anatomist.
27.27.(Correct mistakes) It is obviously(A ) urgent that we are aware of(B ) the impact of the construction
of nuclear plants, which has grown(C )severe enough(D ) to destroy human lives.
28.28.(Correct mistakes) Few(A ) handicraft made by native Taiwanese would have survived to(B ) the present
were it not(C ) due to(D ) enthusiastic collectors at the turn of the century.
29.29.(Correct mistakes)Education Statistics is(A ) a science that(B ) educational researchers use a rigorous set of methods(C ) and techniques to document(D ) observation that can be checked by others.
30.30. (Correct mistakes)Unlike(A ) the major English and American Romantic poems(B ), the writer’s view of nature as beneficent(C ) is balanced by a feeling that the essence of nature is baffling(D ), elusive, and perhaps destructive.
31. There can be no doubt that the current world economy exists ____(31)____ a great number of
digital ____(32)____ technologies that allow us to connect and do business across the miles. But
technology cannot replace the human touch. In fact, face-to-face meetings ____(33)____ more than
ever. Based upon Harvard Business Review researchers’ study with 2,300 readers in 2009, 79 percent
said that in person meetings were the best way to get, and get to know, new clients, while 89 percent
said they were critical ____(34)____ a deal. Ninety-three percent stressed how important
face-to-face was in ____(35)____ cultural gaps. And 95 percent said it was essential to building and
nurturing long-term relationship.
【題組】31. (A) because (B) thanks to (C) in that (D) notwithstanding
32.【題組】32. (A) commuting (B) communicative (C) communication (D) communications
36.Bangkok Thailand’s worst floods in 50 years began ____(36)____ from Bangkok’s suburbs into
the city Fright night, hours after the government ____(37)____ a natural disaster. Over the past two
months, the flooding ____(38)____ a third of the country, causing billions of dollars’ worth of
damage, and led to hundreds of deaths. As Newsweek went into press, sandbags were ____(39)____
around Bangkok and crews were erecting under cinder-block walls in front of the buildings. Stores
were experiencing ____(40)____ on bottled water and instant noodles. And residents went to sleep
uncertain of what the city would look like the next morning.
【題組】36. (A) intruding (B) flapping (C) infilling (D) seeping
41.Tourists have long ____(41)____to the big-name designer stores along Zurich’s ritzy shopping
street Bahnhofstrasse, ____(42)____ on the left bank of the postcard-pretty Limmat River. But
another river flows through the city—the rough and rugged Sihl, once a spectacle for its bouts of
heavy flooding that lasted until the early 20th century. Today, it’s a ____(43)____ for nature-loving
residents because of the paved walking path lined with magnificent plane trees. Recently, a new crop
of high-minded shops, a spirited mix of the homespun and ____(44)____ have sprung up along or
near the Sihl, turning its riverbank into a haven for shoppers looking for an ____(45)____ to
【題組】41. (A) eschewed (B) interdicted (C) flocked (D) neglected
45.【題組】45. (A) adventure (B) attempt (C) alternative (D) access
Glacier National Park in Montana share boundaries with Canada, an American Indian
reservation and a national forest. Along the North Fork of the Flathead River, the park also borders
about 17,000 acres of private lands that are currently used for ranching, timber, and agriculture. This
land is an important part of the habitat and migratory routes for several endangered species that
frequent the park. These private lands are essentially the ones available for development in the
With encouragement from the park, local landowners initiated a land-use planning effort to
guide the future of the North Fork. The park is a partner in an interlocal agreement that calls for
resource-management agencies to work together and with the more than 400 private owners in the
area. A draft plan has been prepared, with the objective of maintaining traditional economic uses but
limiting new development that would damage park resources. Voluntary action by landowner, in
cooperation with the park, and the country, is helping to restrict small-lot subdivisions, maintain
wildlife corridors, and minimize any harmful impact on the environment.
The willingness of local landowners to participate in this protection effort may have been
stimulated by concerns that Congress would impose a legislative solution. Nevertheless, many local
residents want to retain the existing character of the area. The meetings between park officials and
landowners have led to a dramatically improved understanding of all concerns.
【題組】46. According to the passage, which of the following statements about the significance of
the lands surrounding Glacier North Park is NOT true?
(A) They provide natural habitats for migratory animals that are being jeopardized.
(B) They are places for raising grazing livestock such as cattle or sheep for food.
(C) They support the cultivation of animals, plants, fungi, and other life forms used to
sustain human life.
(D) They are reserved for Native Americans and for its traditional traits.
47.【題組】47. The word ―ones‖ in the first paragraph refers to ________.
(A) endangered species (B) private lands (C) migratory routes (D) boundaries
48.【題組】48. What does the word ―initiated‖ mean in the second paragraph?
(A) started (B) requested (C) inquired (D) drafted
49.【題組】49. It can be inferred from the passage that a major interest of the officials of Glacier
National Park is to _______________.
(A) limit land development around the park
(B) establish a new relationship with private landowners
(C) promote the tourism of Glacier National Park
(D) settle border dispute among American Indians, private landowners and Canada
50.【題組】50. According to paragraph 3, the author implies that landowners might be respondent to
environment concerns for which of the following reasons?
(A) They want to improve their image.
(B) They are worried about federal legislation.
(C) They intend to stimulate economic growth of this area.
(D) They used to cooperate with the government officials.
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, a British comic actor and filmmaker who rose to fame in the silent
era. Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona "the Tramp" and is considered
one of the most important figures of the film industry. His career spanned more than 75 years, from a
child in the Victorian era to close to his death at the age of 88, and encompassed both adulation and
Raised in London, Chaplin's childhood was fraught with poverty and hardship. His father was
absent, and his mother was committed to a mental asylum. Chaplin was sent to a workhouse twice
before the age of nine. The council housed him at the Central London District School for paupers
Chaplin began performing from a young age, touring music halls and later working as a stage
actor and comedian. At 19 he was scouted by American film industry, and made his first appearances
in 1914 with Keystone Studios. He soon developed the Tramp persona and formed a large fan base.
Chaplin directed his films from an early stage, and continued to hone his craft as he moved to the
First National corporations. However, the 1940s was a decade marked with controversy for Chaplin,
and his popularity declined rapidly. He was accused of communist sympathies, while his
involvement in a paternity suit and marriages to much younger women were considered scandalous.
An FBI investigation was opened on Chaplin, and he was eventually forced to leave the United
States and settle in Switzerland.
Chaplin wrote, directed, produced, edited, scored, and starred in most of his films. His films are
characterized by slapstick combined with pathos, and often feature the Tramp struggling against
adversity. Many contain social and political themes, as well as autobiographical elements. In 1972, as
part of a renewed appreciation for his work, Chaplin received an Honorary Academy Award for "the
incalculable effect he has had in making motion pictures the art form of this century."
【題組】51. What is the main topic of the passage?
(A) How Chaplin became famous at one night.
(B) Poverty makes a great movie star in the silent era.
(C) Chaplin’s life and the history of his career development.
(D) The main reasons why Chaplin was surrounded with both adulation and
52.【題組】52. What does the word ―fraught‖ mean in the second paragraph?
(A) loaded (B) fought (C) mistaken (D) attacked
53.【題組】53. What is NOT the feature of Chaplin’s films?
(A) Exaggerated, boisterous actions which may exceed the boundaries of common sense.
(B) An appeal to the audience's emotions.
(C)) An encounter and treatment of grief or mishaps.
(D) Impressive romance and humorous dialogues.
54.【題組】54. It can be inferred from the passage that the main character ―the Tramp‖ was a person who
(A) loving, and helpful in assisting others dealing with troubles
(B) a wanderer that often encountered with difficulties
(C) a trouble maker, causing a lot of social problems
(D) easy-going and enjoying success and friendship
55.【題組】55. The statement ―…as part of a renewed appreciation for his work, Chaplin received an
Honorary Academy Award‖ implies that _______________.
(A) Chaplin received Honorary Academy Award twice
(B) Chaplin was once rejected or criticized by the society
(C) the decision to offer Chaplin Honorary Academy Award was re-evaluated
(D) Chaplin’s contributions to the film industry had always been well recognized
A pandemic is an epidemic of infectious disease that has spread through human populations
across a large region; for instance multiple continents, or even worldwide. A widespread endemic
disease that is stable in terms of how many people are getting sick from it is not a pandemic. Further,
flu pandemics generally exclude recurrences of seasonal flu. Throughout history there have been a
number of pandemics, such as smallpox and tuberculosis. More recent pandemics include the HIV
pandemic and the H1N1 pandemics of 1918 and 2009.
In 2003, there were concerns that Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), a new and
highly contagious form of atypical pneumonia, might become pandemic. It is caused by a
coronavirus dubbed SARS-CoV. Rapid action by national and international health authorities such
as the World Health Organization (WHO) helped to slow transmission and eventually broke the
chain of transmission, which ended the localized epidemics before they could become a pandemic.
However, the disease has not been eradicated. It could re-emerge. This warrants monitoring and
reporting of suspicious cases of atypical pneumonia.
Antibiotic-resistant microorganisms may contribute to the re-emergence of diseases which are
currently well controlled. For example, cases of tuberculosis that are resistant to traditionally
effective treatments remain a cause of great concern to health professionals. Inappropriate antibiotic
treatment and overuse of antibiotics have been an element in the emergence of resistant bacteria. The
problem is further exacerbated by self-prescribing of antibiotics by individuals without the
guidelines of a qualified clinician and the non-therapeutic use of antibiotics as growth promoters in
【題組】56. According to the passage, which of the following statements about ―endemic disease‖ is
(A) It occurs locally. (B) It is predictable.
(C) It reoccurs seasonally. (D) It does not spread through human populations.
57.【題組】57. What does the word ―dubbed‖ mean in the second paragraph?
(A) labeled (B) interpreted (C) recorded (D) re-occurred
58.【題組】58. According to the passage, SARS _______________.
(A) originated as a pandemic
(B) was a widespread endemic disease
(C) was eliminated eventually by WHO
(D) emerged in 2003 since people take antibiotics improperly
59.【題組】59. What does the word ―exacerbate‖ mean in the third paragraph?
(A) relieve (B) enhance (C) highlight (D) aggravate
60.【題組】60. What can be inferred from the above passage?
(A) Human beings will not get influenza A because the disease is only infectious
to domestic poultry.
(B) Once influenza A viruses spread out, a burst of deadly disaster will happen to
chickens, ducks, or geese raised domestically.
(C) Smallpox could occur again mainly because victims take medicine without
guidance or permission of clinic doctors.
(D) It is legitimate to employ antibiotics as growth promoters in agriculture.