1.31 Typically, as people grow older, their brain functions such as memory and concentration begin to________ .
(A)inherit (B)decline (C)skyrocket (D)suffice
2.32 That author has already ________ several novels from English into Chinese.
(A)written (B)discussed (C)translated (D)published
3.33 According to the latest news report, two people were killed and three __________in the car accident.
(A)damaged (B)injured (C)dispirited (D)deconstructed
4.34 Such a workload may be a _______ . Your boss is simply trying to test your ability before you are promoted.
(A)wolf in sheep’s clothing (B)castle in the air (C)whisper in the wind (D)blessing in disguise
5.35 The government official apologized for the negative comments released in newspapers and said he never meant to __________ any single woman.
(A)inspire (B)convince (C)offend (D)detect
6.36 Owing to pollution and excessive fishing, the ______ of whales are seriously threatened.
(A)habitats (B)resorts (C)currents (D)circulations
7.37 Doctors are __________ to keep their patients’ records secret.
(A)offended (B)obtained (C)obliged (D)obscured
8.38 Rachel was too _______ to talk to her teacher, so she wrote him a letter.
(A)liberal (B)nervous (C)attractive (D)confident
9.39 _________ the typhoon, they still had to work.
(A)In case of (B)In spite of (C)Even (D)Even if
10.Francisco Goya (1746-1828) has been regarded as the last of the old masters and as the first of the moderns. His paintings of the Spanish royal family show his great skills as a classical painter 40 his bold and daring creativity revealed in his later years anticipates geniuses like Manet and Picasso. The cause of this divergent creative power, judging from Goya’s life, might be his diseases. After 41 a high fever in 1792, Goya was left deaf, which kept him gradually isolating himself from the world. He started producing frightening paintings of insanity and fantasy, the so-called Black Paintings, as a way to 42 the fears and nightmares in his dark mind. The deafness and noises in his head may be a result of a prolonged viral encephalitis or a series of minor strokes. In brief, it was perhaps Goya’s diseases that caused his astounding creativity.
【題組】40 (A)while (B)when (C)which (D)what
13.43 Woman: I am sensing a degree of strain in our relationship.
Woman: Okay, let me get this straight. I think we should break up.
(A)I’m not really sure what I am getting at. (B)I am not sure if I follow you.
(C)I’m afraid you are following me. (D)I need to clarify this degree.
14.44 Sara: Miriam, you look pale. What’s wrong?
Sara: If that’s the case, you’d better see a doctor right away.
(A)Don’t make a fuss. (B)None of your business.
(C)No big deal. I’m just fine! (D)I think I might be coming down with the flu.
15.45 Frank: Jeff got a ticket for speeding.
Harry: Good. ___________
Frank: True. He is too reckless.
(A)I’m sorry to hear that. (B)That’ll teach him a lesson.
(C)You’d better not mention it. (D)There’s no mistake about it.
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【題組】46 What is the purpose of the advertisement?
(A)To promote a certain drug. (B)To recommend a healthy diet.
(C)To explain the risk of taking drugs. (D)To publicize new medical equipment.
17.【題組】47 Which of the following directions is correct when taking PLIVAX?
(A)Take it four times a day. (B)Take it together with aspirin.
(C)Take it when the patient is bleeding. (D)Take it when a person is hospitalized.
18.【題組】48 What is supposed to be the effect of PLIVAX?
(A)To stop bleeding. (B)To prevent a stroke.
(C)To treat stomachache. (D)To block the flow of blood.
19.【題組】49 What is advised in the advertisement?
(A)Keeping your doctor from knowing about PLIVAX. (B)Eating natural foods instead of depending on drugs.
(C)Getting hospitalized when there is chest pain. (D)Bewaring of the side effects before taking PLIVAX.
20.【題組】50 What is a “platelet”?
(A)The possible side effect of PLIVAX. (B)The new treatment for stomach ulcer.
(C)The cell to help the blood become solid. (D)The commonest disease among American adults.