1.A scandal like this could easily destroy the company’s ________.
(A)trend (B)reputation (C)protection (D)conflict
2.With the new technical ________, the company has been growing fast in the past three years.
(A)difficulty (B)breakdown (C)know-how (D)misery
3.He decided to ________ in the international culinary contest no matter how challenging it could be.
(A)withdraw (B)appreciate (C)compensate (D)participate
4.Is the ________ from the customers about the new product positive or negative?
(A)feedback (B)damage (C)service (D)tragedy
5.Tom is so ________ about baseball that he goes to watch his team play every week.
(A)proud (B)considerate (C)interested (D)enthusiastic
6.Richard is lucky to have supportive parents who ________ him to pursue his dream.
(A)encourage (B)threaten (C)discover (D)design
7.The shortage of food is becoming a ________ problem; millions of people around the world are at the risk of starving to death.
(A)normal (B)unique (C)nervous (D)global
8.The movie festival is held ________, attracting movie lovers from many countries every year.
(A)mentally (B)obviously (C)annually (D)exactly
9.The ________ of the new product surprised the inventor. He hadn’t expected it to become such a hit.
(A)regularity (B)popularity (C)explanation (D)imagination
10.John’s boss thinks that John ________ a pay raise because he has made so many contributions to the company.
(A)reserves (B)preserves (C)deserves (D)conserves
11.Our team is asked to give a presentation to Mr. Johnson, ________ company is our longtime partner.
(A)which (B)whose (C)who (D)whom
12.The annual shareholder meeting will ________ next week, and we need to start the preparation.
(A)be held (B)hold (C)have held (D)be holding
13.If the company cannot find a way to stop ________ their clients, their business is soon going bust.
(A)to lose (B)losing (C)lost (D)to be lost
14.________ in 1965, Subway is now the biggest restaurant chain.
(A)Found (B)Founding (C)Founded (D)To found
15.Since the mistake was ________, they should be responsible for all our losses.
(A)theirs (B)themselves (C)them (D)their
16.I cannot find my wallet. It ________ have been stolen when I was in the night market.
(A)must (B)should (C)can (D)would
17.The cool weather in autumn makes ________ more comfortable to travel around the island.
(A)much (B)so (C)it (D)that
18.In Taiwan, food shortages may not seem as urgent as ________ in some African countries.
(A)that (B)which (C)what (D)those
19.There ________ an old church on that corner. What a pity that it was burned down in a big fire!
(A)used to be (B)was used to have (C)used to being (D)was used to having
20.It has been raining all day; I wonder when ________.
(A)will it stop (B)does it stop (C)it will stop (D)it stops
21.A: I’m still trying to work out the details for tomorrow’s presentation.
(A)You need to make a reservation. (B)The copier is out of order.
(C)You should work out more often. (D)Do you need my help?
22.A: May I take your order now?
(A)I don’t like to be ordered around. (B)Not yet. Give me a few more minutes.
(C)Sure. I will put that on back order. (D)Sorry, it is out of order.
23.A: Exactly what problems do we have?
(A)What’s the matter with you? (B)I can’t say for sure, but I guess it’s the budget.
(C)I believe we are having problems. (D)Let’s pretend there are no problems.
24.A: I’ll take a rain check, if that’s all right.
(A)Thank you. I will reply soon. (B)I don’t think it’s going to rain.
(C)Sure. You can use my umbrella. (D)Ok, maybe next time.
25.A: I’d like your opinion on something.
A: Which dress should I wear to the party, the pink one or the black one?
(A)Sorry! I’m quite busy now. (B)Sure, what is it? (C)May I help you? (D)I haven’t the slightest idea.
26.A: Excuse me. How much will it cost to get to Garden Hotel by taxi?
B: It’s about 300 dollars. __________________________
A: Do you have a better suggestion?
B: Taking the subway is a better idea at this time.
(A)I often take a taxi there. (B)Why not take a bus instead?
(C)But if I were you, I wouldn’t take a taxi. (D)It’s not easy to find a parking space there.
27.A: Mr. Anderson was mad at our class today.
A: Nearly half of the students did not finish their homework.
B: No wonder.
(A)Isn’t he your math teacher? (B)Really? When?
(C)How come? (D)Does he need to see a psychiatrist?
28.A: Congratulations! Your team won the game.
B: Thank you! What did you think of the game?
A: It was really exciting. __________________________
(A)I couldn’t help falling asleep during the game.
(B)I was on the edge of my seat during the whole game.
(C)I’m glad that you are here.
(D)I had difficulty finding my way there.
29.A: Where is Paul? I didn’t see him in class.
B: He had a doctor’s appointment. He’ll be back tomorrow.
B: I believe he has some psychological problems.
(A)Who can give him a hand? (B)How often does he see a doctor?
(C)I wish him a quick recovery. (D)What’s the matter with him?
30.A: Did you enjoy the opera last night?
B: __________________________It couldn’t be better.
(A)It depends. (B)You bet. (C)No big deal. (D)Not exactly.
31.There are many symbols in the world today. Many of these have their roots in history. _31_ , the symbol @ is found on every keyboard in the world. Its modern meaning dates back to 1971, _32_ Raymond Tomlinson used it to identify different computer stations. From there, it has spread to emails, forums, Facebook, and Twitter. _33_ example is the symbol of Bluetooth, which was created by the Swedish company Ericsson. The technology was actually named _34_ a 10th century Danish king, Harald Blatand, who unified Denmark, Norway, and Sweden into a powerful kingdom. The title “Bluetooth” is said to have come about because King Harald ate too many blueberries. The Bluetooth symbol uses Harald’s initials, written in the old runes from that region. These examples _35_ a very good question---where would we be without these symbols? Our world would surely look a lot different. 【題組】31 (A)In fact (B)After all (C)However (D)For instance
32.【題組】32 (A)which (B)that (C)when (D)so
33.【題組】33 (A)Other (B)Another (C)The other (D)Others
34.【題組】34 (A)from (B)after (C)into (D)of
35.【題組】35 (A)bring up (B)make up (C)end up (D)hang up
36.More than four million tourists from around the world visit Australia every year. Many of these visitors only stay for a few weeks in order to visit Sydney, Australia’s biggest city, and to enjoy some of Australia’s beautiful beaches. Some visitors, however, want to stay longer and experience the “real” Australia, so they decide to work on the Harvest Trail.
The Harvest Trail is a group of farms around Australia that need workers. Tourists from many countries, both men and women, can work as fruit pickers in order to pay for their trip. This work can take them to many parts of the country, from Tasmania in the south to Queensland in the north. The types of fruit that are usually picked include cherries, mangoes, and peaches. Although the work is often hard and is in the sun, it is a great way for visitors to see more of Australia, not just the big cities.
To join the Harvest Trail program, visitors need to be between 18 and 30 years old, and have a special working holiday visa. For your next trip to Australia, you can give this program a try. 【題組】What is the main idea of this passage?
(A)Starting a new life in Australia. (B)Picking fruit in Australia.
(C)Applying for jobs in Australia. (D)Working and traveling in Australia.
37.【題組】Which of the following will people joining the Harvest Trail program not experience?
(A)Working hard. (B)Marketing fruit. (C)Traveling around. (D)Picking fruit.
38.【題組】Which of the following is true?
(A)People working on the Harvest Trail get free airline tickets.
(B)People of all ages can join the Harvest Trail program.
(C)Farms on the Harvest Trail need workers to harvest rice.
(D)The Harvest Trail program allows tourists to see the real Australia.
39.【題組】Which of the following is NOT a requirement for joining the Harvest Trail program?
(A)Being between 18 and 30 years old. (B)Having a special working holiday visa.
(C)Having visited Australia before. (D)Being prepared for hard work.
40.【題組】What does the author mean by the “real” Australia?
(A)Rural life. (B)Big cities like Sydney. (C)A lot of tourists. (D)Beautiful beaches.