1.31 This document is highly _____ , inaccessible to anyone except the Minister of Foreign Affairs himself.
(A) descriptive (B) confidential (C) indispensable (D) optimistic
2.32 On hearing the bad news about his wife, the old man _____ and cried badly.
(A) broke down (B) broke out (C) passed out (D) blew up
3.33 You have missed a lot of lessons. You may find it difficult to _____ with the rest of the class.
(A) get along (B) come up (C) catch up (D) put up
4.34 Unlike his classmates who stop by Internet cafes very often, John always goes home _____ after school.
(A) scarcely (B) generally (C) directly (D) intrinsically
5.35 She is a _____ person. She always works hard, has excellent self-control, and takes great care to follow moral
(A) conscientious (B) generous (C) greedy (D) vicious
6.36 No visit to Taipei would be complete _____ a panoramic view of the city from the top of Taipei 101. In other
words, Taipei 101 is a must-go place.
(A) unless (B) because (C) for (D) without
7.37 The club demands a membership ______ of NT$1,000 a year.
(A) fare (B) fee (C) salary (D) toll
8.38 Neither the students nor the teacher _____ ready when the principal came in.
(A) was (B) were (C) has been (D) have been
9.39 Many countries, Taiwan _____ , are facing the problem of low birth rate and aging population.
(A) include (B) inclusive (C) included (D) including
10.40 Anna had a fight with her boss yesterday, and that’s _____ .
(A) why did her boss fire her (B) why she quit the job
(C) how was she fired by her boss (D) when did she decide to quit
11.41 It is discouraging to visit a potential employer _____ that he is more interested in your appearance than your
(A) only to find out (B) to have found out (C) finding out (D) only finding out
12.42 Bobby lied to me yesterday. I wish that he _____ me the truth then.
(A) tells (B) has told (C) would tell (D) had told
13.43 Rebecca, a person with strong self-confidence, never worries about _____ other people think of her.
(A) who (B) what (C) which (D) that
14.About forty percent of all email traffic in the United States is spam, and this figure is climbing rapidly. Spam is
usually defined as unsolicited, mass commercial email. It is often 44 advertisements for pornographic websites,
drugs, or surgery that can enhance your sex life. Within another year or so, industry experts 45 , half of all email
messages will be unsolicited.
The flood of email marketing causes headaches for email users. 46 , it costs corporations billions of dollars and
reduces employee productivity. According to a recent study, the average employee spends almost seven minutes
handling an average of 13 spam messages. This 47 to major corporate losses. The annual cost of spam has
reached $9 billion for US corporations alone. 【題組】44. (A) confused with (B) associated with (C) rejected by (D) replaced by
16.【題組】46 (A) Additionally (B) However (C) By contrast (D) Thankfully
17.【題組】47 (A) interprets (B) expresses (C) means (D) translates
18.A very strong element of our cultures is context. This refers to our environment, particularly how much of it is
significant during communication.
In terms of context, there are two types of cultures, i.e., high context cultures and low context cultures. High context
cultures assign a lot of importance to the environment surrounding a message. Some cultures usually put into this
category include the Japanese, Han Chinese, and Gulf Arab. High context speakers may not state a message very directly.
The meaning of the message is implied, not expressed. In order to understand what is being said, the listener must
understand the situation and his or her relationship to the speaker. In different situations, a given statement could
have very different meanings.
In contrast, low context cultures (such as German and American cultures are said to be) place the highest
importance on the message itself, which is often quite explicit. External factors like interpersonal relationships or family histories do not usually alter the message very much. In such cultures, it is common to send a message to a large number of people and expect them all to understand the message in the same way. 【題組】48 What does the word “explicit” mean in this passage?
(A) Ambiguous (B) Meaningful (C) Clear (D) Flexible
19.【題組】49 According to this passage, which of the following is true about low context cultures?
(A) A statement is often expected to be understood by most people.
(B) External factors often influence the meaning of a statement.
(C) Speakers usually fail to state a statement straightforwardly.
(D) The same message may be interpreted differently.
20.【題組】50 According to the passage, which of the following is true about high context cultures?
(A) People place the highest importance on the statement itself.
(B) The meaning of a statement is always explicitly expressed.
(C) The environment surrounding a statement does not alter the meaning very much.
(D) Part of the meaning of the statement depends on the situation and the interpersonal relation.