4.Most high schools begin their day at around 7:30 a.m., which leaves many teenagers nodding off in the
morning. In fact, at least 20 percent of high school students 39 in class on a typical day. The problem:
teenagers need a lot of 40 —about nine hours each night, experts say. And most of them aren’t getting
To help sleepy teens, some school districts have tried 41 the opening of the high school day. Kyla Wahlstrom,
an educational researcher, has been following school districts that changed their 42 . One district changed its start
time from 7:20 a.m. to 8:40 a.m., and Wahlstrom says the students have benefited from the change. 【題組】39 (A) chat away (B) fall asleep (C) hang out (D) mess around
8.Able-bodied people rarely know how to act toward the disabled. Many usually feel uneasy around people who are
physically impaired. Their reactions are even worse in the 43 of the mentally impaired. Unfortunately, our society
provides neither any real help for those who are handicapped nor a place 44 which they feel they can usefully
belong and contribute their skills. Worse 45 , the vast majority of people who are not disabled are not prepared for coming into contact with the disabled. As a result, most normal people—or rather non-disabled people—appear as foes 46 friends to the physically and mentally impaired. 【題組】43 (A) method (B) perspective (C) process (D) case
12.Colors have a direct and powerful impact on the way we feel and react to our surroundings. Some colors excite us,
while others soothe and calm us. For example, when the Blackfriar Bridge in London was painted green, suicide jumps
from the bridge decreased by 34%. Research reveals that people have similar emotional responses to specific colors and
in general, the brighter the color, the stronger the response.
Blue, for example, creates a tranquil, quiet feeling in many people. Blue makes it easier for people to resolve
conflicts and accept themselves. Blue also seems to act as an appetite suppressant. People snack less out of a refrigerator
when the refrigerator light is blue. And they eat less when they use blue dishes.
Green has a soothing effect. People who work in green rooms have fewer stomachaches and feel less pain generally.
Orange improves mental clarity and promotes happiness. Orange increases the flow of oxygen to the brain.
In a red room, people are more likely to feel angry and tense. Red has also been found to stimulate the autonomic
Yellow produces rather different emotional responses depending on its brightness. People in a bright yellow room
feel tired. Babies cry more in bright yellow rooms and husbands and wives fight more. Pale yellow, on the other
creates a feeling of harmony. 【題組】47 What color of the plate should we use if we want to lose weight?
(A) Blue. (B) Orange. (C) Red. (D) Yellow.
13.【題組】48 What does “an appetite suppressant” mean?
(A) Something that makes you eat frequently. (B) Something that tastes delicious.
(C) Something that makes you lose the desire to eat. (D) Something that helps your digestion.
14.【題組】49 According to the passage, who should look for things in orange?
(A) A tired person who wants to take a rest.
(B) A sick person who has problems with digestion.
(C) A hot-tempered person who wants to be calm.
(D) An easily-puzzled person who wants to think more clearly.
15.【題組】50 What is the main idea of the passage?
(A) Different colors can evoke different emotional responses in people.
(B) Colors make human life colorful and interesting.
(C) Colors are important to people who are emotionally unstable.
(D) Colors are an indispensable part of human life.