15.15. The ____________ between the government and the general people of Egypt led to an eighteen-day
demonstration, which caused the President to step down.
(A) cabinet (B) conflict (C) captain (D) company
16.16. Paul: Hi, I wonder if you could help me. I have a fever and a sore throat. Can you give
me something for it?
(A) Did you want to try our delicious doughnuts?
(B) Smoking or nonsmoking?
(C) OK. You can take these medicines twice a day.
(D) That’s very kind of you.
17.17. Jenny: So, how was your first date with Mark?
Tina: Terrible! Can you believe he asked me how much I weighed?
(A) He doesn’t know your age?
(B) Exercise could help him keep in shape.
(C) Why don’t you wear that pink dress?
(D) Hmm. That’s a little personal.
18.18. Daniel: Are you ready to play tennis?
Andy: _______________ And you’re not going to win today!
Daniel: Don’t say things you’re not sure about. You might have to eat your words.
(A) What’s the matter with you? (B) No, I’m still thinking.
(C) You bet! (D) Sorry, but I’ve got other plans.
19.19.Rita: Hello. What time do you close today?
Tony: We close at 10:00 p.m. every day. And we open at 9:00 in the morning.
Rita: Oh, OK. _______________
Tony: Yeah, same hours as on the weekdays.
(A) And are you open on the weekends? (B) I’ll come down tonight. Thanks.
(C) Your sale is still on, isn’t it? (D) How long does it take?
20.20. Jessica: Could you call me a taxi, please?
Bell Captain: Yes, ma’am. _______________
Jessica: The airport.
Bell Captain: Sure, take a seat in the lobby. I’ll let you know when it’s here.
(A) What model do you like? (B) Where are you going?
(C) Let me get your car. (D) When are you going to leave?
21.21.a Lucy: You’ll never guess what happened downtown.
Lucy: While I was driving home, a man ran out in front of me… with a gun!
Brian: He had a gun? It’s really scary.
(A) I’m a real fan of scary movies. (B) You’re telling me.
(C) Good for you. (D) That’s why he is worried.
22.22. Albert: Has the 5:30 showing of the movie started yet?
Albert: Then I’ll come back for the eight o’clock showing. I hate to miss the beginning of a film.
(A) I don’t think so. (B) No, not yet.
(C) Yes, sir, about ten minutes ago. (D) You can hardly wait?
23.23. Terry: What kind of a seat do you request when you fly?
Susie: I prefer an aisle seat.
(A) So I can stretch my legs.
(B) Sitting in the back of the plane is exciting.
(C) It doesn’t usually take much time.
(D) I like to sleep, and I need something to lean against.
24.24. Amy: Are there any interesting jobs in the paper today?
Peter: Well, here’s one for salesperson.
Peter: You have to make an appointment for an interview.
(A) What are the qualifications? (B) What’s the salary?
(C) Is it expensive? (D) How can I apply for the job?
25.25. Mary: Hello. Steve?
David: I’m sorry, but Steve is out right now. _______________
Mary: Mary, his friend from work.
David: May I take a message?
(A) Who is calling? (B) Thanks for calling.
(C) Why don’t you call his office? (D) He will be back in ten minutes.
26.▲ 下篇短文共有 5個空格，為第 26 − 30題，請依短文文意，選出一個最適合該空格
Strolling through the streets in Taiwan, people often see a convenience store within a short
walking distance. Taiwan is 26 first in the world for having the greatest number of convenience
stores, which reflects Taiwanese’s craze 27 immediacy and convenience. The shelves in the
stores are fully stocked for consumers to pick up 28 day or night. City life is seen carrying on
at the convenience store when day ends and night starts, making the store a standardized image of
the city that never 29 . Nowadays, the term 7-Eleven, the name of a convenience store, 30 as
a metaphor for the non-stop working pattern. Convenience stores are not only a source of wonder to
foreign visitors but also one of the things that Taiwanese who go abroad miss most about
【題組】26. (A) ranked (B) famous (C) popular (D) favored
31.▲ 下篇短文共有5個空格，為第31 − 35題，請依短文文意，選出一個最適合該空格
The little country schoolhouse was heated by an old-fashioned coal stove. A little boy had the
job of coming to school early each day to start the fire and 31 the room before his teacher and
his classmates arrived. One morning they arrived to find the schoolhouse in flames. They dragged
the unconscious little boy out of the building more dead than 32 . The doctor told his mother
that her son would surely die — which was for the best, really — for the terrible fire had destroyed
the 33 half of his body. But the brave boy didn’t want to die. He made up his mind that he
would survive. Ultimately through his daily massages, his iron persistence, 34 his resolute
determination, he did develop the ability to stand up, then to walk with others’ help, then to walk by
himself — and then — to run. He began to walk to school, then to run to school, and to run for the
sheer joy of running. 35 in college he made the track team. This determined young man, Dr.
Glenn Cunningham, ran the world’s fastest mile!
【題組】31. (A) paint (B) warm (C) tear down (D) design
36.▲ 下篇短文共有5個空格，為第36 − 40題，請依短文文意，選出一個最適合該空格
For years scientists suspected that people with strong emotional ties to families, friends and
community enjoy longer lives than loners do. But this had 36 influence on cancer care until
1989, when Dr. David Spiegel published a study involving two groups of women with breast
cancer. 37 groups received standard medical care. Patients in one group also attended a weekly
support-group meeting for one year. Those women, Dr. Spiegel found, fought cancer better
and 38 an average of 18 months longer. 39 , a study showed that skin cancer patients who
participated 40 a support group survived significantly longer than those who had received only
【題組】36. (A) little (B) much (C) any (D) great
41.▲ 閱讀下文，回答第41 − 43題
Everywhere we look there is color, from the blue sky to the green grass, from the gray concrete
of a city to the black of a moonless night. Colors have a direct and powerful impact on the way we
feel and react to our surroundings. When we decorate our homes, we choose colors that welcome us
and make us feel good. Some colors excite us while others soothe and calm us. For example, when
the Blackfriar Bridge in London was painted green, suicide jumps from the bridge decreased by 34 %.
Research reveals that people have similar emotional responses to specific colors and in general, the
brighter the color, the stronger the response.
【題組】41. What is the best title for this passage?
(A) Emotional Responses to Color (B) Color and Decoration
(C) Suicide Jumps and Color (D) The Importance of Color
43.【題組】43. According to the passage, which of the following statements is NOT true?
(A) Colors have an impact on how people react to the surroundings.
(B) Some colors excite people while others soothe and calm them.
(C) The brighter the color, the stronger the response to it.
(D) People’s emotional responses to specific colors are different.
44.▲ 閱讀下文，回答第 44−47 題
In my science and math classes, I always have to memorize lists of things for science and all
kinds of math formulas. Since my memory is not that great, I’ve had to learn ways to improve my
memory. Maybe you could benefit from some of the tips that I’ve picked up for memorizing things.
Or maybe you already do these things anyway. Of course, the first rule of memorizing something is
to repeat it in your mind. For example, the first day of class, sometimes the teacher will ask all the
students to introduce themselves. I use this class time as a chance to exercise my memory skills. As
we go around the room, I try to memorize each student’s name by repeating his or her name to
myself. Most of the time, by the end of the class, I’ve memorized everyone’s name. Another trick I
have learned for memorizing things is to build on small pieces in order to learn longer things. This
idea comes from the fact that a person’s short term memory can only hold eight or nine pieces of
information at a time. So those pieces of information in short term memory have to be moved to
long term memory by repeating them again and again before more information can go into short
term memory. 【題組】44. What is the main idea of this passage?
(A) Ways of memorizing things
(B) Learning experiences in science classes
(C) The importance of short term memory
(D) The importance of memorizing names
47.【題組】47. According to the passage, which of the following statements is NOT true?
(A) People memorize things by repeating them in their minds.
(B) Memorizing things is to build on small pieces in order to learn longer things.
(C) The information in short term memory has to be moved to long term memory.
(D) People’s capacity for memorizing things is usually unlimited.
48.▲ 閱讀下文，回答第48 − 50題
Have you ever thought of making a family album? The first thing to do is to find an album.
A nice, big, and strong album is the best. Make sure that the album has pages made of paper, not
plastic. It’s hard to paste things onto plastic. The next thing to do is to collect family treasures to
paste in the album. Some treasures you might collect are photographs, tickets, programs from
special events, or postcards. After that, you’ll want to organize the treasures. You could give each
family member one page, or try to put things in time order. Finally, label each treasure and write
something about it. Ask a family member to help you finish it.
【題組】48.What is the best title for this passage?
(A) Taking a Family Picture (B) Making a Family Album
(C) Planning a Family Trip (D) Making a Family Dinner