5.30 She could not concentrate when phone calls or visitors kept interrupting her thoughts, so she took a ______ walk along the river, thinking over her career plan.
(A)solitary (B)skeptical (C)definite (D)discreet
7.32 He moved to the countryside as soon as he retired. However, he found himself unable to ______ to country life because it was not so convenient as living in the city.
(A)apply (B)adjust (C)appeal (D)amount
8.33 Jenny: Where did you get your hair done? It looks so stylish.
Lilly: ______ By the way, I highly recommend the hairstylist called Paul.
Jenny: Thanks. I’ll sure go take a look.
(A)Because my hair is too long. (B)I trimmed my hair last Tuesday.
(C)Oh, I went by taxi. (D)Down the corner. Two blocks away from here.
9.34 Ken: I have two tickets to the basketball game tonight. Would you like to go?
Ken: Why can’t you go?
Tim: I’ve got to hand in a 10-page report tomorrow morning and I’m still working on it.
(A)What a good idea! (B)Are you inviting me? (C)I can hardly wait. (D)I wish I could.
11.36 Customer: I’m looking for a portable CD player.
Customer: Hmm. Do you have something a little less expensive?
(A)Yes, madam. Our CD players are locally manufactured.
(B)Well, that depends. Some are expensive.
(C)How much do you have?
(D)Well, this one is good value. It costs NT$6,500.
12.37 Sam: What kept you so long? I’ve been waiting for an hour.
Sam: I hope we can catch the flight.
(A)I was caught in the traffic jam. (B)It’s a matter of time.
(C)You can look it up yourself. (D)I’d like to make an appointment.
13.38 Man: Officer! Wait, officer! That’s my car!
Police: Oh, it is? Then I won’t need a tow truck.
Police: Good. It’s illegal to park beside a fire hydrant.
(A)Please don’t give me a ticket! (B)I’ll move it right away!
(C)I was only gone for a minute. (D)There wasn’t anywhere else to park.
14.For many years in the United States, most undergraduate students were 18 to 22 years old. They attended college full-time, lived in a dormitory on campus, and expected many “extras” from their colleges, not just classes. But things began to change in the 1970s and are very different now. Today, these “traditional” students are less than one-quarter of all college students. These days the nontraditional students are the majority; they are different from traditional undergraduates in several ways. They are older. Many attend college part-time because they have families and jobs. Most live off campus, not in dorms. These nontraditional students don’t want the extras that colleges usually offer. They aren’t interested in the sports, entertainment, religious groups, and museums that are part of most US colleges. They want mainly good-quality classes, day or night, at a low cost. They also hope for easy parking, access to information technology, and polite service. Both time and money are important to them.
Psychological tests reflect different learning styles in this new student population, too. Each person has a certain learning style, and about 60 percent of the new students these days prefer the sensing style. This means that they are very practical. They prefer a practice-to-theory method of learning, which is experience first and ideas after that. They often have difficulty with reading and writing and are unsure of themselves. Most of these students are attending college because they want to have a good job and make a lot of money. 【題組】
39 What is the best title for this passage?
(A)The Rise and Fall of Universities in the US (B)Changes in Campus Life
(C)Current College Reform (D)Getting a Good Job after College
16.【題組】41 What is meant by “sensing style” of learning for nontraditional students?
(A)They love abstract ideas. (B)They prefer theoretical training.
(C)They value practical learning. (D)They have a good sense of humor.
17.【題組】42 Which of the following is true about the nontraditional students?
(A)They are eager to attend the extras provided by their colleges.
(B)They are mostly single.
(C)They come from different countries.
(D)They are the majority in the college nowadays.
18.【題組】43 What is the nontraditional students’ attitude towards college life?
(A)They are indifferent to class activities. (B)They care about time and money spent in college.
(C)They are more optimistic than traditional students. (D)They prefer to learn theories first.
For careful parents, it is not difficult to detect signs indicating their children are taking drugs. Long before they take drugs, children and adolescents as well give off __44__ indicating they are in depression. There will be tardiness in class, __45__ absence from school, more behavior problems, sudden dropping of old friends, appearing listless and not sleeping well, red eyes, withdrawal from the family, becoming secretive and forgetful, sudden mood changes, etc. As soon as you have found these signs of emotional disturbances and drug taking of your children, you need to __46__ the problem immediately, finding out what is exactly bothering them perhaps with the help of a family counselor or a child psychologist, before things become really serious.
44 (A)symbols (B)signals (C)operations (D)obstacles
22.Physical contact is an important factor in an infant’s overall development. Infants usually satisfy this very basic need in the course of an ordinary day spent with their parents. The meaningful __47__ between the parents and the infants includes feeding, kissing, bathing, and so forth. __48__ , if a baby is neglected or even mistreated by being deprived of a touch, his or her development will suffer on all levels—physical, intellectual, and emotional. Some children have __49__ been known to die from this lack of tactile stimulation; many doctors think that many unexplained “crib deaths” are directly related to lack of touch and its various consequences. Children given up for adoption at a tender age and placed in __50__ run orphanages, children brought up by unaffectionate parents, and children whose parents touch them only to beat them—all these types of children run the risk of never reaching their potential as fully developed adults. 【題組】
47 (A)contact (B)need (C)factor (D)day