3.3 Cloud Gate, an internationally ______ dance group from Taiwan, demonstrated that the quality of modern dance in Asia could be comparable to that of modern dance in Europe and North America.
(A)refunded (B)reflected (C)retained (D)renowned
26.26 The landscape of this natural park is best seen on bike or foot, and there are _______ trails in the area. All paths offer breath-taking sceneries.
(A)sole (B)simultaneous (C)numerous (D)indifferent
28.28 With crystal clear water, emerald green mountains and various outdoor activities to offer, it’s not ______ that Sun Moon Lake is one of the most visited spots in Taiwan.
(A)identified (B)apparent (C)grateful (D)surprising
48.48 It is ______ impossible to train cats to do what you want them to do, but this one called Sasha can not only shake hands with people but also use the toilet.
(A)unlikely (B)casually (C)virtually (D)secondly
58.58 High in the mountains of Chiapas, San Cristóbal del la Casas is one of the most ______ spots in Mexico: colorful, historic, and remarkably complex.
(A)antarctic (B)cosmetic (C)photogenic (D)synthetic
68.68 Preservation Hall is one of the many jazz _______ in New Orleans, but some of the best music can still be found on street corners, in backyards and at funerals.
(A)ceremonies (B)distractions (C)habitats (D)venues
71.Let’s picture a huge public gathering – like the hajj to Mecca. Think of the World Cup, the Olympics, or a rock
concert. When thousands or even millions of people get together, what will be the biggest health concern? Traditionally,
doctors and public health officials were most concerned about the spread of infectious diseases. Robert Steffen, a
professor of travel medicine at the University of Zurich, says that infectious diseases are still a concern, but injuries are a
bigger threat at so-called mass gatherings.
According to Professor Steffen, children and older people have the highest risk of injury or other health problems at
mass gathering events. Children are at more risk of getting crushed in stampedes, while older people are at higher risk of
heat stroke and dying from extreme heat.
Stampedes at mass gatherings have caused an estimated seven thousand deaths over the past thirty years. The design of
an area for mass gathering can play a part. There may be narrow passages or other choke points that too many people try
to use at once. The mood of a crowd can also play a part. Organizers of large gatherings need to avoid creating conditions
that might lead to stampedes and heat stroke.
So what advice does Professor Steffen have for people attending a large gathering? First, get needed vaccinations
before traveling. Then, stay away from any large mass of people as much as possible. Also, be careful with alcohol and
drugs, which can increase the risk of injuries. 【題組】
71 Which of the following would be the most appropriate title for this passage?
(A)How to avoid mass gatherings
(B)Mass gathering: New escape skills
(C)Infectious diseases: New cures found
(D)Health risks in a crowd: Not what you may think
73.【題組】73 According to Professor Steffen, which of the following is more threatening to the health of people attending a huge
(A)Injuries (B)Infectious diseases
(C)The mood of event organizers (D)Insufficient budget for an event
74.【題組】74 Which of the following is clear from the passage?
(A)Infectious disease is no longer a concern of the public.
(B)Event organizers should be more careful to avoid stampedes.
(C)A proper place for mass gathering should have one narrow passage.
(D)Children and older people are prohibited to attend mass gatherings.
75.【題組】75 Which of the following statements is LEAST supported in the passage?
(A)Extreme heat can cause death at mass gatherings.
(B)Infectious diseases will not spread at mass gatherings.
(C)Alcohol can increase the risk of injuries at mass gatherings.
(D)Older people are likely to suffer from heat stroke at a large gathering.
76.The historic center of Hoi An looks just how Vietnam is supposed to look: narrow lanes, wooden shop houses, a
charming covered bridge. Hoi An’s well preserved architecture –from the 16th century onward, the harbor town attracted
traders from China, India, Japan and as far as Holland and Portugal – led United Nations Educational, Scientific and
Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to deem it a World Heritage site, praising it as an outstanding demonstration of cultural
blending over time in an international commercial port.
When Hoi An was first recognized as a World Heritage site in 1999, the city welcomed 160,300 tourists. In 2011, 1.5
million tourists arrived. Today, tour buses crowd the edge of Hoi An’s old town. Tourists flood the historic center.
Hundreds of nearly identical storefronts – providing food and selling the same tailored clothes, shoes and lanterns –
colonize the heritage structures. To squeeze tourism revenue, a hospital has been forced to move out. Its building, built in
the 19th century, now houses a tailoring business.
While local government officials and business owners view changes in the old town positively, tourists are beginning
to notice the loss of authenticity in Hoi An. A 2008 UNESCO report sounded the alarm that “unless tourism management
can be improved, the economic success generated by tourism will not be sustainable in the long term.”
【題組】76 What is the main idea of the passage?
(A)Sustainable tourism revenue in the long run should not be a concern of the government.
(B)Hoi An should sell its old town to a modern tailoring business to increase economic revenue.
(C)UNESCO should urge Hoi An to build more narrow lanes, wooden houses, and covered bridges.
(D)Tourism management of historic sites should put a focus on protecting their authenticity and integrity.
80.【題組】80 According to the passage, which of the following is true?
(A)Hoi An has never been influenced by foreign cultures and has never traded with other countries.
(B)Hoi An has become a UNESCO World Heritage site since the 16th century.
(C)Tourists are attracted to Hoi An to admire its modern architecture and related arts.
(D)The number of tourists to Hoi An has increased substantially after it was recognized as a World Heritage site.