1.26 College students in Taiwan sleep less than _____ because the former spend more hours playing computer games
or chatting with friends online than the latter.
(A) America (B) those in America (C) American colleges (D) them in America
4.29 Regardless of the _____ of the domestic market, using China as an export manufacturing base will eventually
generate excellent returns for years to come.
(A) ins and outs (B) on and off (C) ups and downs (D) within and without
5.30 Nora: Hey, John! Is that you?
John: Yes, it’s me.
Nora: Oh, it’s good to see you! Well, how are you getting along?
John: _____ I got married last month, and I just got a raise yesterday.
(A) Never mind! (B) Couldn’t be better!
(C) I’ll try to do better next time. (D) Things have been going lousy with me.
6.31 Doctor: I have some news that you might find exciting. You’re pregnant!
Mary: No way!
Doctor: Yes, you’re going to have a baby.
Mary: Are you kidding me? Ah, I need a cigarette.
Doctor: _____ You need to stop smoking, and immediately.
(A) Here you are. (B) That’s the last thing you need.
(C) You can say that again. (D) What is done can never be undone.
7.32 Sandra: I just read today’s newspaper. The city government is going to build a new retirement home in town.
Sandra: Maybe they don’t want to live with their children. In a retirement home, they’d be more independent. I
think it’s a good option.
(A) Many older parents spend a lot of time at home alone because their children have to work.
(B) Don’t you think older people would really get lonely and depressed in a retirement home?
(C) A retirement home might be just the right place for some people.
(D) Why would anyone want to live in a retirement home? Why can’t older parents just live with their children?
8.33 Rick: We’ve been hiking for hours on this rough hill and my shoes are killing me. I’m not sure if I can take it any
Mary: Why don’t you stop complaining? _____
Rick: I guess I should have kept on going to the gym.
(A) Why not buy a new pair of shoes? (B) Just admit that you are out of shape.
(C) Stick to it, and you will feel relaxed. (D) You shouldn’t wait until the last minute.
10.35 Janet: Cindy! This is Janet. I’m so glad you’re home.
Cindy: Hi, Janet. _____
Janet: I locked myself out of my apartment and I need your help.
(A) Where do you live? (B) Where are you? (C) What’s going on? (D) What do you do?
11.36 Betty: What a wonderful cake! It was appetizing.
Nancy: _____ Rita is really good at cooking.
Betty: Maybe we can ask her to teach us how to bake one like that.
(A) It was really horrible. (B) Sounds fine to me. (C) It couldn’t be. (D) It sure was.
12.37 Dolly: I heard that your grandmother passed away last week. I am sorry to hear that.
Brian: I am really mad at myself for not having told her that I loved her! There is nothing ever certain! You had
better treasure what you have now!
Dolly: _____ That is a good lesson to me.
(A) Right, never give up easily. (B) Let bygones be bygones.
(C) I believe that love conquers all. (D) I’ll bear that in mind.
13.請回答13到17：American women traditionally are expected to be affectionate, passive, conforming, sensitive, intuitive, and dependent—“sugar and spice and everything nice.” They are supposed to be concerned primarily with domestic life, to be nurturing, to care for babies and young children, to fuss over their personal appearance, and to be self-sacrificing for their family. They should not appear to be ambitious, aggressive, competitive, or more intelligent than men. They should be ignorant about and uninterested in sports, economics, and politics. Also, they are not supposed to initiate relationships with men but are expected to be tender, feminine, emotional, and appreciative when in those relationships.
There are also a number of traditional sex-role expectations for males in our society: a male is expected to be tough, fearless, logical, self-reliant, independent, and aggressive. He should have definite opinions on the major issues of the day
and make authoritative decisions at work and at home. He is expected to be strong, a sturdy oak, and never to be depressed, vulnerable, or anxious. He is not supposed to be a “sissy,” to cry or openly display emotions that suggest vulnerability.
38 The first paragraph is mainly about _____ .
(A) women in modern society (B) how to be a housewife
(C) stereotypical expectations of women (D) the war between women and men
17.請回答18到21：When C. J. Liu bills her clients, all it takes is a few mouse clicks, and for the most part their payments end up in her bank account a few days later. She does not need an assistant to send out receipts or to track accounts payable and receivable. She never has to wait for checks to arrive in the mail, and she does not have to visit the bank. Like many others who run small businesses, Ms. Liu is a PayPal customer.
From its inception seven years ago, PayPal, based in San Jose, Calif., has grown to service more than 86.6 million accounts in 55 countries, and it expects to process $25 billion in money transfers this year. About 70 percent of the payment volume comes through PayPal’s parent company, eBay, and is used to buy and sell items on the Internet. But more and more, small businesses and sole proprietors outside of eBay are using PayPal as their back offices.
Based on her business volume, less than $3,000 a month, Ms. Liu pays 2.8 percent of her total sales, as well as 30 cents a transaction, for this service. “It saves me the hassle of the billing side,” she said, “so I can concentrate on my client work.”
Many of the newest and smallest businesses find that using PayPal is more cost-effective than turning directly to a credit card company to process transactions. “PayPal is building their fortune on the small businesses that credit card companies wouldn’t take unless they paid 7 to 12 percent of every transaction,” she said.
43 What is this article mainly about?
(A) The commercial advantage of eBay. (B) The success of a Chinese business woman.
(C) The convenience of PayPal for small businesses. (D) The birth of a new product of eBay.
21.請回答22到25：The phoenix was, according to legend, a bird which died in a fire but came out of the flames alive. In ancient Egypt, the phoenix was connected with the worship of the sun.
According to some stories, it was like a large eagle, with red and gold feathers. It lived for hundreds, or even thousands of years. But when its death was near, it built a nest of the scented branches of trees and spices. It then sang a beautiful, haunting and sad song, and fanned the nest until it burst into flames. The phoenix died in the fire it had made, but from the flames and ashes came a new phoenix, which would live for many years.
In other legends, the phoenix was like an Egyptian heron called the bennu. It was also associated with the worship of the sun and is found carved on ancient Egyptian monuments as a symbol of the rising sun and life after death. Because the
phoenix was regarded as immortal, it was adopted by the Christian Church as a symbol of the Resurrection of Jesus and of eternal life. It has also been used as a sign over chemists’ shops from its association with alchemy and the search for immortality.
47 What is the main idea of this passage?
(A) The phoenix was to the Egyptians what the sun was to the Christians.
(B) The phoenix played an important role in Greek mythology.
(C) A phoenix was burned to ashes before it was reborn and it symbolized immortality.
(D) The account of western civilization would not be complete without mentioning the phoenix.
23.49 What did a phoenix do in preparation for its death?
(A) It kept singing until it was completely exhausted. (B) It built a nest and then burned it.
(C) It migrated to where the grass was greener. (D) It built a fire and burned its mate along with itself.