17.Many buildings in Taiwan, including the Taipei 101 Tower, ____ all non-essential lights from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
yesterday to mark the worldwide “Earth Hour” event.
(A)turned on (B)turned off (C)turned out (D)turned over
Earl Jarvis is the director of a community center for seniorcitizens in Charleston, West Virginia. Jarvis believes that young
people today do not have enough 66 with older people. He thinks that is 67 many teenagers don’t respect older
people. Jarvis is looking for a way to 68 this problem. His 69 is to build an intergenerational center that will bring
teens and seniors together. The center will be a place for teens and seniors to develop nice relationships with each other. Teens
can share their 70 and friendship with seniors. Senior citizens can share their experience with teens. 【題組】66. (A) contact (B)knowledge (C)pity (D) mischief
In 1983, Nike enjoyed dominance of its industry, with a market share of more than 35 percent, having crushed Adidas, its
original rival. But a tiny competitor was about 71 it sideways: Reebok. A similar situation 72 today with Nokia and
Samsung. Although the Finnish company’s share of the global market for mobile handsets is 73 to Nike’s in athletic shoes 21 years ago, its South Korean competitors has momentum. Samsung’s camera phones, with twisting flip-up screens that allow
users to 74 , send and display photos quickly and easily, are hot; Nokia’s are not. Samsung’s market capitalization
exceeded 75 Nokia last week as this fact became evident in the companies’ first-quarterresults.
【題組】71. (A)knock (B)to knock (C)knocked (D) knocking
Good news for chocoholics: the treat preferred by millions all over the world is good for you, according to American
researchers at the University of California. Chocolate contains substances called flavonoids that can help maintain a healthy
heart and good circulation. The researchers have discovered that cocoaacts like aspirin and that eating a bar of chocolate has
also been shown to release endorphins in the body: these chemicals help to reduce pain and stress and make you feel happy.
The Olmec Indians of Mexico and Central America were the first to grow cocoa beans, in about 1500 BC, and the Mayas
were drinking unsweetened coca hundreds of years before it became fashionable in Europe. In 1544, a delegation of Mayan
nobles visited Philip of Spain and gave him jars of cocoa as a gift. Cocoa soon became fashionable in Spain and Portugal. The
Spanish were the first to add sugar to their cocoa drink.
By the middle of the century, solid chocolate was becoming familiar. In 1765, James Baker opened the first chocolate mill
in the United States, introducing chocolate to the average citizen. In 1896, in Switzerland, Daniel Peter had the idea of adding
milk in the chocolate-making process and produced the first milk chocolate.
Since then, chocolate has grown enormously in popularity. One of the biggest chocolate-eating nations is Britain where the
average man, women, and child eats nine kilos of chocolate a year. In fact, chocolate is the number one comfort food and there
are more chocoholics in Britain than anywhere else in the world. Researchers warn that although chocolate is good for you, it
should be eaten in small quantities—and with no added milk.
【題組】76. What benefit can chocolate NOT afford for us?
(A)Good circulation. (B) A strong heart. (C) Higher IQ. (D) Pain reduction.