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1.1. Due to the growing elderly population, the __________ for health services is increasing year by year.
(A) command
(B) demand
(C) retreat
(D) threat
2.2. Though my mother is a busy and successful career woman, she never__________her role as a loving wife and mother.
(A) declares
(B) interprets
(C) neglects
(D) tolerates
3.3. With a typhoon expected to strike the island, the Central Weather Bureau urged the public to stay__________ for the potential powerful winds and heavy rains.
(A) alert
(B) extinct
(C) imaginary
(D) ridiculous
4.4. __________ the Wangs had planned a tour to England, but in the end they did not make it.
(A) Apparently
(B) Handily
(C) Immediately
(D) Originally
5.5. Research suggests that fast food and soft drinks directly __________to childhood obesity.
(A) addict
(B) contribute
(C) oppose
(D) resort
6.6. Good __________ between parents and children has a positive effect on the children for they will feel loved, knowing that their parents have concern for them.
(A) creation
(B) foundation
(C) interaction
(D) promotion
7.7. The temples in and around Taipei all contain a mix of Buddhist and Taoist imagery that is __________ of Taiwanese religion.
(A) dramatic
(B) intimate
(C) superior
(D) typical
8.8. Jason is a very reliable young man who always arrives __________ for activities to which he has committed.
(A) casually
(B) individually
(C) punctually
(D) thoroughly
9.9. Nobody can achieve anything of real __________ unless he works very hard.
(A) dominance
(B) fragrance
(C) instance
(D) significance
10.10. Recent studies have revealed that dogs can be trained to __________ specific scents in people with a range of medical conditions.
(A) detect
(B) operate
(C) reject
(D) stimulate
11.11. With __________ weather throughout the season, the mango farmers have enjoyed a rich harvest.
(A) common
(B) favorable
(C) precious
(D) relative
12.12. The lucky survivor of the air crash told reporters excitedly how he __________ escaped death.
(A) absolutely
(B) intentionally
(C) narrowly
(D) technically
13.13. It is an established belief that there can be no solution to the global challenge of climate change without the active __________ of all members of the global village.
(A) occupation
(B) involvement
(C) privilege
(D) reluctance
14.14. The judge was__________ from his post immediately after his sex scandal was uncovered by a weekly magazine.
(A) adjusted
(B) expanded
(C) removed
(D) yielded
15.15. The volunteer schedule is quite __________. Some stop by for an hour or so each week. Others put in one Saturday morning a month helping with whatever needs to be done.
(A) bitter
(B) flexible
(C) modest
(D) vivid

Mahatma Gandhi went from city to city, village to village collecting funds for the Charkha Sangh. During one of his tours he 16 a meeting in Orissa. After his speech a poor old woman got up. She was bent with age, her hair was gray and her clothes were in tatters. The volunteers tried to stop her, but she fought her way to 17 Gandhi was sitting. "I must see him," she insisted and went up to Gandhi to touch his feet. Then from the folds of her sari she brought out a copper coin and placed it at his feet. Gandhi picked up the coin and put it away carefully.

Jamnalal Bajaj, who 18 Charkha Sangh's money, asked Gandhi for the coin, but Gandhi refused. "I have donated thousands of dollars for the Charkha Sangh," Jamnalal Bajaj said laughingly, "yet you won't trust me with a copper coin?"

"This copper coin is worth much more than those thousands," Gandhi said. "If a man is very rich and he 19 a thousand or two, it doesn't mean much. But this coin was perhaps all that the poor woman possessed. She gave me all she had. That was very 20 of her. What a great sacrifice she made. That is why I value this copper coin more than a hundred million rupees."

(A) addressed
(B) dismissed
(C) interrupted
(D) recycled
(A) how
(B) that
(C) where
(D) which
(A) came down with
(B) kept up with
(C) took advantage of
(D) took charge of
(A) breaks down
(B) gives away
(C) looks forward to
(D) pays attention to
(A) generous
(B) miserable
(C) respective
(D) sorrowful

There are more ants than any other kind of land animals on earth. A million ants can live in a few trees, and there may be a quarter of million in one colony. The total weight of all the ants is far greater than 21 of all the human beings. We humans are extremely interested in the study of ants. The more we study them, the more they seem to be like us.

Ants live in societies in which they depend on one another. The societies are not all 22 the same. There are differences because there are ants of many kinds—more than 1,500 kinds. But 23 each kind has three main types: queens, males and workers.

The queen has wings for a time and one day she flies away with a winged male. The male dies soon afterwards,but the queen without wings finds a good place for her new nest and starts to lay eggs there. Worker ants will feed her and protect the eggs and they will build as big and safe a home as they can.

The ants have a good number of enemies, 24 birds, bears and ant-eaters of various kinds. In some cases other ants are their worst enemies,just as man’s worst enemy is man. In some parts of the world, red ants march in large armies to 25 the homes of black ants. When fighting finishes, the red ants try to take baby black ants, keep them until they grow up, and then use them as workers.

(A) it
(B) that
(C) those
(D) which
(A) basically
(B) considerably
(C) exactly
(D) passionately
(A) in addition
(B) in case
(C) in general
(D) in short
(A) included
(B) including
(C) to include
(D) that include
(A) attack
(B) defend
(C) preserve
(D) support

Scottish singer Susan Boyle has been given three different entries in the new Guinness World Records book. Her debut album I Dreamed a Dream was the fastest selling album by a UK female and also had the most successful first week's sales of a UK debut album, with 411,820 copies 26 . Boyle was also the oldest person to reach number one with a debut album. The singer, from West Lothian, was 48 when her album went to the top spot.

Susan Boyle became an instant TV and Internet sensation in April of 2009, when she 27 viewers of the TV show Britain's Got Talent. Boyle is a plump and ordinary-looking woman from Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland, 28 she astonished both judges and audience with her polished and emotional performance of "I Dreamed a Dream,” a tune from the musical Les Miserables. A week later a clip of her song had been viewed 25 million times on YouTube and Boyle was a sudden star in both the UK and the US. Boyle eventually 29 second overall in the TV competition. Her debut album, I Dreamed a Dream, was released in November 2009.

Boyle said it was a "real honor" to appear in the Guinness World Records. She said, "I used to read this book as a young girl. I never dreamed that one day I would 30 appear in the Guinness Book of Records. This is truly fantastic!"

(A) selling
(B) sold
(C) to sell
(D) that sold
(A) accepted
(B) admired
(C) amazed
(D) annoyed
(A) for
(B) otherwise
(C) so
(D) yet
(A) arranged
(B) named
(C) placed
(D) rewarded
(A) actually
(B) essentially
(C) reasonably
(D) undoubtedly
My mother grew up in a traditional Chinese family in which open expressions of love were never encouraged. When she had me and my three siblings, she treated us in the same way. Of course, she was not a slave driver or anything, but she 31 showed affection openly. Instead, she demonstrated that she cared in more practical ways.

My parents couldn't have been more 32 emotionally. My father is a really open-hearted person who constantly showers us with hugs and kisses no matter the occasion. After much persuasion from my dad, mother did try to 33 but it was clear that she never 34 quite right expressing her emotions. Eventually she returned to her old self.

The difference between my parents was most 35 during the times when I brought home good test results from school. My dad would practically jump for joy, 36 warm and affectionate words of congratulations. And my mother? "Ah, good, good," she would typically say 37 a tense smile etched on her face, "Do better next time, OK?" I tried not to hold a dislike against her for being so 38 . That was just her way, I reasoned.
It was the kisses that we children secretly yearned for. We received a peck on the cheek from her 39 a year on Chinese New Year when she gave us our red packet for money. I can remember the kisses, awkward and wet, from her Dior lipstick. We would rub the mark on our cheek, trying to look disgusted but 40 glad to get a once-in-a-blue-moon kiss from our mom.

(AAB) different (BAC) felt (CAD) obvious (DAE) with (EBC) change

(FBD) offering (GBE) once (HCD) seldom (ICE) secretly (JDE) reserved


A young boy lived with his parents in a cottage on a hillside overlooking a valley. Every evening, he would sit on his front porch and looked over to another house that is situated on another hillside at the other end of the valley. His favorite moment was when the sun was sinking in the west; the other house would burst into a dazzling golden light. How happy these people must be who live in a house with golden windows, he thought. He would fantasies about living in such a house. How happy he would be. He looked around his own house and wished that his house had golden windows too.

One day, this boy packed his favorite toy and a loaf of bread and set off to the house of his dreams. The journey took longer than he thought. It was sunset when he climbed the other hill slope. He was disappointed when he reached the other house. It was a cottage like his own home, smaller and more rundown. The windows were ordinary and were not golden at all! He was so disappointed. The kindly folks in the cottage offered him a bed for the night as it was too late for the journey back. He shared supper with the simple folks and went to bed early. The young boy was eager to start his journey early the next day and leave this disappointing house behind.

Early the next morning,he let himself out just when the sun was rising to get an early start. He looked across the valley toward his own house. As the ray of the rising sun struck his home, it burst forth in a dazzling golden light!

【題組】41. Which of the following messages is most likely what the author of the story wants to get across?
(A) A house is judged by its appearance.
(B) What we left behind is often better than our fantasy.
(C) The golden windows could only be seen at sunset.
(D) A boy with dreams should travel to some other place to carry them out.
42.【題組】42. Which of the following words is closest in meaning with the word “rundown” in the 2nd paragraph?
(A) decorated
(B) poorly-repaired
(C) reduced
(D) well-designed
43.【題組】43. Where did the boy stay for the night?
(A) His parents5 cottage.
(B) His front porch.
(C) Somewhere down the valley.
(D) The cottage he once dreamed of.
44.【題組】44. Which of the following proverbs best describes the boy’s obsession to look for the house with the golden windows?
(A) It’s never too late to mend.
(B) A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.
(C) The grass is always greener on the other side.
(D) Never trouble trouble until trouble troubles you.

How many people do you know that literally jump out of their skins at the ”clap" of thunder? Is it the sudden noise, or the volume of sound? Or the idea of the storm that follows?

Thunder is one of nature's loudest and most nerve-shattering noises. It occurs following lightning, which may or may not be seen as a flash of light, or a bolt. The air around the lightning is superheated to approximately five times that of the Sun, causing it to expand faster than the speed of sound, then compressing the air to make the boom that you hear.

At times, you see lightning without thunder or something often referred to as "heat lightning". Both of these phenomena are due to your distance from the actual weather disturbance. And considering that at any given moment, there are about 2,000 storms taking place around the world, chances are pretty good of observing or hearing one, without the other. One of the favorite activities of kids is to figure out how far away a thunderstorm is. This can be done by counting seconds between the flash of lightning and the sound of thunder. For every five seconds counted, the storm is about one mile away.

Unless you lived in the town of Tororo,Uganda. In a strange quirk of Nature, the town suffered an average 251 days of thunder a year, from 1967-1976, the highest incidence ever recorded.

【題組】45. The main subject of the passage is _.
(A) noisy thunder
(B) the frequency of storms on earth
(C) the city of Tororo
(D) the impact of lightning on the Sun
46.【題組】46. How do people usually figure out how far away a thunderstorm is taking place?
(A) By running after the flash of lightning.
(B) By observing the number of the flashes of lightning.
(C) By figuring out the frequency of thundering in a period of time.
(D) By counting the time span between the flash of lightning and the sound of the thunder.
47.【題組】47. According to the passage, which of the following statements is true?
(A) Thunder is a rare natural occurrence.
(B) Lightning is always followed by thunder,
(C) Thunder is the result of air compression by lightning.
(D) Few people are scared of the sudden noise made by the “clap” of thunder.
48.【題組】48. The author seems to view thunder as a/an _ to residents of Tororo, Uganda.
(A) annoyance
(B) blessing
(C) coincidence
(D) interaction

In search of after-school study support, online study is becoming the most important choice of new generations of students. They find the Internet like a treasure house that has solutions to all their problems. Moreover, information technology has given rise to a creative learning method that students are in favor of.

Online study is the usage of computers and the Internet to study anywhere and at anytime. Here learners are given the free will to decide the pace of their learning process. They can schedule their learning hours according to their convenience. Students can study online day and night and strengthen their concepts to score extra marks in coming exams.

After-school study support has always been the means through which students can learn more. With the passage of time and the development of information technology, it is moving from the private tuition to online study. The reason behind this move is that the private tuition lacks the convenience in terms of time, cost and energy. Today students can acquire access to standardized study modules through online study. Moreover, the process can be helpful to students especially when an exam is coming soon and they do not want to waste any time travelling among tuition centers.
We all know that students have different learning patterns. Having regular classroom teaching after regular school hours often becomes annoying to students. They desire to explore more in their studies. This is another reason that is making online study the most popular choice among students.

【題組】49. What is mainly discussed in the passage?.
(A) Online study.
(B) Private tuition.
(C) After-school annoyances.
(D) After-school conveniences.
50.【題組】50. According to the passage, which of the following statements is NOT true?
(A) Online study is attracting more and more students.
(B) Online study is a creative learning method.
(C) Online study makes students more and more dependent.
(D) Online study allows students to decide the pace of their learning process.
51.【題組】51. Private tuition lacks the convenience of the following except _.
(A) cost
(B) energy
(C) face-to-face guidance
(D) time
52.【題組】52. The author seems to hold a/an _ attitude toward online study as an after-school study support.
(A) negative
(B) positive
(C) reluctant
(D) unusual

Nowadays, our life is influenced by technology in one way or another. Take a look at the devices in your home. You may have a refrigerator, an electric stove, a blender, or a toaster oven. In your living room, you have a television and perhaps a computer: Most people have cell phones so they can stay connected with their friends, family, colleagues, and business associates.

Though the digital world does have a lot to offer everyone, there are some downfalls associated with our digital era. Newspapers, for one, have been greatly impacted by our digital world. People used to be glad to pay a couple of bucks a week to have the weekly or daily paper delivered to their door, but with the Internet and the news at just a few keystrokes, newspaper companies and other publications have suffered tremendously. You may have heard of newspaper companies shutting down their facilities for good because of not enough revenue coming in.

Another sector that has been affected negatively is the music and movie industry. As more and more people listen to music in digital formats, mainly the MP3, there is no longer a need for compact discs. The 8 track and cassette tape became obsolete, CDs are destined for that same position, and CD players are not being manufactured as much. The movie industry has also been affected negatively. Ownership of DVDs was once a great thing, but not when you can own your own movies in a digital format and store it onto your computer. Computers even come equipped with DVD burning software so you can create your own DVD movies. With the introduction of HD, DVD and Blue Ray discs, there is a new demand for Blue Ray players and discs so that people can watch their favorite movies in astonishingly clear picture and sound quality.

It’s hard to imagine what other advancements development companies can make when we already seem to be living at the epitome of technology, but in a few years' time, don't be surprised to hear of new technologies taking the world by storm.

【題組】53. The author uses _ to illustrate how people’s life is closely connected to technology.
(A) a vivid but funny report
(B) convincing arguments
(C) a series of examples
(D) contrasts and comparisons
54.【題組】54. In the digital era _.
(A) fewer people have newspapers delivered to their places daily
(B) the readership of printed newspapers is expanding instead of downsizing
(C) newspaper companies make a fortune by shutting down their facilities
(D) printed English dictionaries will be people’s favorite resources of reference
55.【題組】55. As used in the passage, the word “revenue” in the 2nd paragraph is closest in meaning with the word “ 5?
(A) expense
(B) income
(C) loan
(D) target
56.【題組】56. Which of the following best states the main idea of the third paragraph?
(A) No matter what happens, music and movies are here to stay.
(B) The music and movie industry has been negatively impacted by technology.
(C) As compact discs are no longer needed, CD players will soon be a thing of the past.
(D) With the introduction of Blue Ray players and discs, people can watch more quality movies.