1.1 Macau, a small city west of Hong Kong, has turned itself into a casino headquarters in the East. Its economy now
depends very much on tourists and visitors whose number is more than double that of the local ____ .
(A) man (B) shop (C) worker (D) population
2.2 Three meals a day means that ____ one will have breakfast, lunch and dinner each day.
(A) contrarily (B) nevertheless (C) normally (D) regardless
3.3 A ____ is simply another name for a small specialty shop.
(A) boutique (B) body shop (C) bonus (D) beauty parlor
4.4 When the table filled with some ____ refreshments was removed, the host announced that dinner would be
(A) strong (B) heavy (C) light (D) bright
5.5 It is important to note that the brochure represents only a small ____ of a much larger bulk of rules and
regulations that we have to observe.
(A) article (B) selection (C) election (D) writing
6.6 Looking back over his 50 years of living in the village, Peter does not ____ that he did not move to a large city
(A) regret (B) remember (C) claim (D) announce
7.7 The easiest way to look for the shop that you want to visit in a shopping center is to go to the ____ or
information desk when you fail to find out the answer from passers-by.
(A) direct (B) directory (C) dictionary (D) director
8.8 Taiwan is short of ____ resources but full of educational opportunities.
(A) physical (B) chemical (C) geometric (D) natural
9.9 Taiwan has plentiful annual ____ but unfortunately its rivers are too short and too close to the sea.
(A) cloud (B) water (C) rainfall (D) temples
10.10 Strictly speaking, Venice is now more of a ____ city than a maritime business city.
(A) waterfront (B) Italian (C) tourism (D) modern
11.11 I like Rome very much because it has many historic ____ and it is friendly to visitors.
(A) stories (B) glory (C) sites (D) giants
12.12 Kyoto is my ____ city because I prefer traditional Japanese culture to electronic culture.
(A) favorite (B) hobby (C) disliked (D) wonderful
13.13 Either the ____ or the cashier’s desk of the hotel can help us figure out the exact amount of money and other
details we need to join a local tour.
(A) receiving (B) reception (C) resignation (D) recognition
14.14 When traveling in a foreign country, we need to carry with us several important documents at all times. One of
them is our passport together with the ____ permit if that has been so required.
(A) entering (B) entry (C) exit (D) ego
15.15 The 79 year-old Kaohsiung woman has repeatedly ____ NT$120,000 every year for some 10 years to the Home
for the Aged in her hometown in Pingtung.
(A) donated (B) spent (C) borrowed (D) aided
16.16 I have collected so many art objects in my house that there is no more ____ for new ones.
(A) pace (B) speed (C) time (D) space
17.17 Though most airlines ask their passengers to check in at the airport counter two hours before the flight, some
international flights ____ their passengers to be at the airport three hours before departure.
(A) revise (B) require (C) record (D) reveal
18.18 Most cities that can date back to ancient ____ tend to either create their own myth or fabricate an unspeakable
tradition that combines facts and fiction.
(A) knee (B) history (C) pass (D) tool
19.19 Before taking a bus, it is advisable to check out its route on a computer or read carefully the route ____ at the
(A) way (B) chart (C) label (D) hostel
20.20 No Chinese musical instrument is like the pi-pa that has been in use for almost two thousand years either in solo
performance or in ____ . Critics describe the string instrument to have a unique timbre that can somewhat be
matched by western lute.
(A) choir (B) orchestra (C) athletics (D) chamber music
21.21 The question of what kind of ____ law this city upholds cannot be answered by your fallacious argument.
(A) civilized (B) civil (C) citizen (D) civic
22.22 The Philippines is a country with more than 7000 islands and it has dozens of native languages. What is even more
amazing is the ____ between the north and the south, particularly their people’s religious belief and political
(A) contrast (B) competition (C) construction (D) condition
23.23 I love to go wandering; often I take my bicycle to ____ around the countryside on weekends.
(A) tour (B) speed (C) stroll (D) drive
24.24 The cellphone is very ____ because it connects us with the world at large and even provides us with the
necessary information on crucial moments.
(A) expensive (B) rare (C) fashionable (D) handy
25.25 When answering questions of the immigration officer, it is advisable to be straight forward and not ____ .
(A) historic (B) hesitating (C) hospitable (D) heroic
26.26 When a train arrives, the first thing you need to do is to check if its ____ matches with where you want to go
before you step in.
(A) design (B) destination (C) destiny (D) dedication
27.27 Customs officers usually have a ____ face and they have the right to ask us to open our baggage for searching.
(A) good-looking (B) funny-looking (C) stern-looking (D) silly-looking
28.28 Some cities do not have passenger loading zones. It is advisable to follow the instruction of the tourist guide to get
off or get on the tour bus to ____ safety and comfort.
(A) prevent (B) guarantee (C) keep away (D) attend to
29.29 In some airports, there is the final call announcement, but in others, they only have ____ signals on the sign
board. Passengers are responsible for their own arriving at the boarding gate in time.
(A) image (B) blinking (C) faulty (D) traffic
30.30 Paris’ Cultural Calendar may be bursting with fairs, salons and auctions, but nothing can quite ____ the
Biennale des Antiquaires.
(A) compete with (B) comment on (C) complain about (D) compose of
31.31 Someone ____ her house last night and stole almost all her valuable things.
(A) broke through (B) broke up (C) broke in (D) broke down
32.32 ____ all the recent criticism of free trade and free markets, it’s important to remember that in the last 25 years
more people worldwide moved from poverty to the middle class than at any other time in history.
(A) In spite of (B) For the sake of (C) By all accounts, (D) Were it not for
33.33 Mingling with tourists from different backgrounds helps tour guides ____ and learn new things in answering
curious visitors’ various questions.
(A) blow their own horn (B) take their breath away (C) fall from grace (D) broaden their horizons
34.34 Pingxi District in New Taipei City of Taiwan holds an annual Lantern Festival in which releasing sky lanterns has
become a tradition ____ . that sky lanterns were the invention of an ancient Chinese politician and military
leader “Kong Ming.”
(A) As a consequence (B) Legend has it (C) It isn’t worth the trouble (D) It is high time
35.35 I have ____ on my research project and couldn’t make any progress forward, so I need to rethink my design and
get some help.
(A) come to a standstill (B) come out ahead (C) come to light (D) come through
36.36 We need to ____ how we can walk out of this maze and get home safe.
(A) figure out (B) count on (C) back up (D) give up
37.37 Money changing can be complicated. When in doubt, always ask someone who is ____ .
(A) ignorant (B) shaky (C) prejudiced (D) knowledgeable
38.38 If we remember our social ____ , particularly in a big crowd, we shall win people’s admiration though we may
not feel it.
(A) ages (B) manners (C) news (D) recruits
39.39 Dress codes are basically some ____ about what people wear in an organization or on a particular occasion.
(A)pros and cons (B)ups and downs (C)dos and don’ts (D)ways and means
40.40 A: I’m going on a five-day trip to Thailand next week.
B: That’s great! Wish ____ a wonderful trip.
(A)you (B)you have (C)you having (D)you to have
41.41 This time next year I ____ in France.
(A)am traveling (B)have been traveling (C)will be traveling (D)have traveled
42.42 The airlines ____ to us about the long flight delay, but they just kept us waiting and did not say anything.
(A)could explain (B)had explained (C)should be explaining (D)could have explained
43.43 When something wrong happens, ____ let me know immediately.
(A)do not manage to (B)do not hesitate to (C)do not think to (D)do not hide to
44.44 A prominent survey has ranked Taipei as the second greenest metropolis among 22 major Asian cities, ____ only
(A)surpassing (B)trailing (C)traversing (D)conflicting
45.45 Taiwan is the home of hot springs. Located along Wenshui River, the Taian Hot Springs were developed during the
Japanese ____ .
(A)oration (B)operation (C)orientation (D)occupation
46.46 This is the final ____ call for China Airline Flight 009 to Hong Kong at Gate C2.
(A)landing (B)taking off (C)riding (D)boarding
47.47 Taiwan government said yesterday it will not give up restrictions it imposes on imported beef, after a warning by
U.S. lawmakers that the issue could ____ free trade talks.
(A)facilitate (B)advance (C)delight (D)cripple
48.48 According to a new study, the continuing ____ of immigrants to American shores is encouraging business
activity and producing more jobs with the supply of abundant labors.
(A)threat (B)arrival (C)removal (D)selection
49.49 The financial ____ that started in the U.S. and swept the globe was further proof that—for better and for
worse—we can’t escape one another.
(A) data (B) tadpole (C) advent (D) crisis
50.50 In order to make traveling easier, especially for those who rely on public transportation, the Tourism Bureau
worked with local governments to ____ the Taiwan Tourist Shuttle Service in 2010.
(A) terminate (B) initiate (C) annotate (D) depreciate
51.51 Technology, such as cellphones, often ____ equality and helps lift people out of poverty.
(A) fosters (B) discourages (C) likens (D) diminishes
52.52 In the story about belling the cat, the mice know that life would be much safer if the cat were stuck with a bell
around its neck. The problem is, who will ____ his life to bell the cat?
(A) achieve (B) resolve (C) gamble (D) persist
53.53 Master Sheng Yen ____ his entire life to spreading the Dharma, using simple and practical language to help
bring people from all walks of life closer to Buddhism.
(A) saved (B) donated (C) devoted (D) savored
54.54 Simply put, no society can truly ____ if it smothers the dreams and productivity of half its population, women.
(A) deteriorate (B) flourish (C) ravage (D) smuggle
55.55 Increasing tourism infrastructure to meet domestic and international demands has raised concerns about the ____ on
Taiwan’s natural environment.
(A) impact (B) input (C) itinerary (D) identity
56.56 Sweets aren’t an intrinsic part of a meal, but their presence on the dining table is often a great ____ of
(A) link (B) source (C) pardon (D) ordeal
57.57 Wushantou Reservoir began its ____ in 1920 and was completed in 1930. It became the Wushantou Scenery
Park in 1969.
(A) construction (B) congestion (C) contamination (D) confrontation
58.58 I’ll pay a visit to the Wolfsonian, an ____ museum in Miami. I love its collection of decorative artifacts and
propaganda materials from 1885 to 1945.
(A) edible (B) outrageous (C) awful (D) extraordinary
59.59 The support for suspending death penalty has gained ____ , and it is very likely that someday the congress of the
country will pass its suspension.
(A) monument (B) motivation (C) module (D) momentum
60.60 Thailand is a pleasure for the senses. Tourists come from around the world to visit the nation’s gold-adorned
temples and sample its delicious ____ .
(A) sky diving (B) cuisine (C) bungee jumping (D) horseracing
61.61 The world is full of beautiful places, many with ____ stories to tell.
(A) vast (B) urgent (C) occasional (D) enchanting
62.62 If you’ve ever seen a jazz band ____ or tried your hand at playing a saxophone, there is a good chance that the
instrument you’ve seen in action or handled yourself came straight from the township of Houli, Taiwan.
(A) perform (B) vanish (C) perish (D) vomit
63.63 Music was one of the first industries that have been disrupted by the Internet because ____ files are so easy to
share, but it is found that when paying for songs is made easier than stealing them, people will pay.
(A) audio (B) visual (C) physical (D) psychological
64.64 In a world that is ever more complex, turbulent and dangerous, Secretary Clinton has made a great ____ to
strengthening the United States’ relationships with allies, partners and friends.
(A) confirmation (B) ambition (C) contribution (D) satisfaction
65.65 A bill to legalize gay marriage in Washington State has won final legislative ____ and taken effect starting 2012.
(A) approval (B) rejection (C) veto (D) admission
66.66 One of the most painful things you may experience in life is that a friend you trust most ____ you.
(A) protects (B) bores (C) betrays (D) persuades
67.67 Out of ignorance and selfishness, many people ____ against others based on their races, sexual orientation, age,
or other reasons.
(A) falter (B) discriminate (C) respect (D) beam
68.68 Dogs are said to be our most ____ friends because they enrich our life with their loyal company and never
(A) faithful (B) stink (C) passive (D) vulnerable
69.69 Be ____ to the people who make us happy because they are the charming gardeners who make our souls
(A) grateful (B) resentful (C) shameful (D) mournful
70.70 Only love is powerful enough to overcome ____ , an often underestimated emotion that deprives us of our
(A) passion (B) admiration (C) worship (D) hatred
71.71 Men often give excuses to ____ their wrongdoings.
(A) justify (B) reject (C) knit (D) irritate
72.72 Recovering from the depression of losing one’s beloved, you need all the help you can get, so I very much ____ a
(A) recruit (B) shrug (C) recommend (D) shudder
73.73 When visiting Alishan, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Taiwan, it’s worth spending a few days to
learn about the indigenous people living in mountain villages and ____ the marvelous scenery.
(A) prick on (B) take in (C) put off (D) pick up
74.74 At 3,952 meters, Yushan is not only Taiwan’s tallest ____ ; it is also the tallest mountain in Northeast Asia.
(A) peak (B) dip (C) vale (D) creek
75.75 Having secured political and economic stability and overcome severe flooding, Thailand’s ability to bounce back is
____ to investors.
(A) annoying (B) enduring (C) appealing (D) scaffolding
76.76 ____ that much of the world is still mired in an economic slowdown, but some of the brightest examples of
significant and lasting opportunity are right under our nose.
(A) All around the world (B) There is no denying (C) In the meantime, (D) It is a turning point
77.Businesses often want to find out the level of service that is being provided by the employees in a particular store or
place of business. In order to do this, they hire people who are known as mystery shoppers. These are people who shop at
a store and secretly gather information about the store and the employees. They often also give their opinions about the
overall experience they have while shopping.
Any type of business that deals with the public may be visited by a mystery shopper. These businesses include but
are not limited to hotels, restaurants, retail stores, gas stations, and banks. Practically any business whose management
needs to learn what the end consumer sees and experiences can benefit from mystery shopping.
Mystery shopping has become a big industry in the U.S., with estimated value of this industry at over $600 million in
2004. However, most people who work as mystery shoppers are unable to make a living doing it. Rather, they simply do
it for fun and get free meals, merchandise, and sometimes money. The industry has also been hit in recent years by
criminals who try to get people to pay in order to become certified as mystery shoppers. 【題組】77 According to the passage, what does a mystery shopper do?
(A) Observe how customers behave. (B) Gather specific information about services.
(C) Visit some stores and talk with managers. (D) Exchange information in a mysterious way.
78.【題組】78 According to the passage, which of the following is true?
(A) Mystery shoppers wear special costumes at work.
(B) Gas stations are among the potential places mystery shoppers will visit.
(C) There are over 600 million mystery shoppers in the U.S.
(D) Mystery shoppers are in danger because they may be beaten by criminals.
79.【題組】79 Which of the following is implied in the passage?
(A) Mystery shopping began in 2004.
(B) One has to look great in order to be a mystery shopper.
(C) One earns a lot of money by working as a mystery shopper.
(D) In reality, mystery shopping is just another market research tool.
80.【題組】80 Which of the following is closest in meaning to “certified” in the last line of this passage?
(A) qualified (B) talented (C) instructed (D) identified