1.1. __ of the rainbow were vivid against the bright blue sky.
(A) Lines (B) Textures (C) Structures (D) Hues
2.2. Bob was suggested to __ in a painting class to develop his art
(A) rank (B) occupy (C) enroll (D) launch
3.3. The subject matter of the book was __ to masses, and it did
(A) attractive (B) colorful (C) loathsome (D) limited
4.4. The typhoon __ severe damage on the seaboard villages.
(A) conflicted (B) inflicted (C) effected (D) affected
5.5. War __ after the negotiation between the two countries
(A) submerged (B) emerged (C) erupted (D) vanished
6.6. Taiwanese are not known for championing their __ to the
(A) recommendations (B) commendations
(C) accomplishments (D) accommodations
7.7. Waves of feminism in the 1880s and the 1960s fuelled __
about women’s place in history.
(A) curry (B) curiosity (C) courier (D) cruise
8.8. There is a connection between the __ economic times in the
West and the increasingly melancholy of our songbook.
(A) worsening (B) writhing (C) wonting (D) wasting
9.9. His name, his major, and the year of his graduation were all
__________ in the ring of Harvard Graduate School of
(A) describe (B) proscribe (C) prescribe (D) inscribe
10.10. No matter how _________ our society becomes, the
necessity to work will still remain in the center of our
(A) affluent (B) influential (C) effluent (D) influent
11.11. Amy showed us her family photos, ___ were taken in Los
(A) which the majority of (B) the majority of which
(C) which of the majority (D) of the majority which
12.12. In next January my parents ___ for fifty years.
(A) will be married
(B) shall have been married
(C) will have been married
(D) will have married
13.13. Do you know that these gloves ___ the bureau all week?
(A) had laid on (B) have lay on
(C) have laid on (D) have lain on
14.14. Mother Teresa devoted her life ___ the poor in Calcutta.
(A) in helping (B) for helping
(C) to helping (D) at helping
15.15. I am wondering where ___.
(A) can I have my car fixed (B) I can have fixed my car
(C) can my car have I fixed (D) I can have my car fixed
16.16. Early birds are ____ than night owls, according to a new
study of psychology.
(A) happy and healthy (B) more happy and healthy
(C) happy and more healthy (D) happier and healthier.
17.17. Discoveries in brain science are prompting new theories
about how our senses work and ___ our understanding of the
(A) how they affect (B) what they affect
(C) how it affects (D) what it affects
18.18. The average North American home __ function as a
residence if it lost its connections to the outside world.
(A) could not barely (B) could barely
(C) could have (D) could have not
19.19. ___________ one or more units of living substance called
(A) In all living things consisting of
(B) All living things consist of
(C) Although all living things that consist of
(D) All living things consisting of
20.20. Not until the early 1800’s, when the value of field corn as
grain and livestock feeding was recognized, ____________.
(A) increasing acreage began
(B) its acreage began to increase
(C) did its acreage begin to increase
(D) with the beginning of increased acreage
21.21. (Error correction)In medical school, there is very few (A) formal teaching of
leadership training (B) but in the military (C) you receive a
22.22.(Error correction) The (A) “walking piano” is a musical (B) instrument
invents (C) in 1976 by (D) Philadelphia artist and inventor
23.23.(Error correction) With (A) the recent improvement, the numbers of (B)
complaints has (C) dropped significantly (D).
24.24.(Error correction) Since (A) fall 2010, the university’s (B) information
technology department launches (C) two rounds of
25.25.(Error correction) Only in the last (A) 100 years large areas (B) of tropical
jungles been cleaned (C) for banana plantations (D).
26.26.(Error correction) Statistics are (A) a branch of mathematics concerned with (B)the analysis (C) of information expressed in (D) numbers.
27.27.(Error correction) Recently, Japan has suffered an unprecedented (A) series of
natural disaster (B), causing (C) a large amount of loss and
28.28.(Error correction) It’s (A) extremely important that (B) every civilian (C) has the
freedom of religion, speech, press, (D)assembly and
29.29.(Error correction) Some symbolic decorations (A) often found on traditional
architectural details (B) in temples creating an air (C) of
nostalgia as well as beautiful (D) .
30.30.(Error correction) A desert is a land where (A) animals and people cannot get
all the water they in need (B) because the climate is either (C)
too dry or too cold (D).
31.31. A: Tuition at the university will increase again next year.
(A) That’s right! It’s one of the most popular courses.
(B) Yes, everyone agrees that he deserves it.
(C) Be prepared. There are more registered students
(D) Right. The news says that it’ll be 10 percent higher this
32.32. A: I have a bad cold. Do you have anything that can make
me feel better?
(A) Yes, he feels better with a coat.
(B) No, this sweater is quite warm.
(C) Yes, these tablets should help.
(D) No, I’m feeling much better now.
33.33. I bumped into your brother at the gym.
(A) I didn’t know he would work out.
(B) What’s his preference for books?
(C) Oh, he’s the man in the red.
(D) Ouch. Did you both hurt badly?
34.34. A: Can you break a hundred dollar bill?
(A) I’m sorry. I can’t afford it. (B) How much is it?
(C) That’s very cheap. (D) Don’t you have anything smaller?
35.35. A: Excuse me. I’m looking for the National Palace
(A) Look it up in the dictionary.
(B) There is a big garden near there.
(C) It’s right over there, under the bed.
(D) Go straight down this road and you’ll find it.
36.36. A: I’m sorry, Mr. Lee. Mr. Wang isn’t available right now.
He’s on another line.
(A) Where did he go?
(B) When will he be back?
(C) Could I leave a message?
(D) What is he doing?
37.37. M: Could you borrow a twenty to ride me out till next
W: You are in luck. I’ve just cashed the check.
Q: What does the woman mean?
(A) She would give him a twenty-dollar check.
(B) She would not help him because her money has been
(C) She would give him 20 dollars to fill the gasoline of his
(D) She would help him get through with his financial
38.38. M: What’s up with you? You sure don’t look like yourself.
W: Stay away from me. I don’t know what I’ve got. But
whatever it is, you don’t want to catch it.
Q: What happened to the woman mean?
(A) She’s angry with the man.
(B) She prefers to study alone.
(C) She doesn’t get along with some people.
(D) She feels sick and doesn’t want the man to be inflected.
39.39. W: Hi, I thought your article on the school newspaper was
right on target. You certain convinced me anyway.
M: Thanks. However, based upon the general response, you
and I are definitely in the minority.
Q: What does the man mean?
(A) Very few people have read the article.
(B) He doesn’t expect the article to be published.
(C) Few people agreed with his idea in the article.
(D) She doesn’t fully understand his idea in the article.
A lack of clothing may indicate (40) of status of social
position. In ancient Egypt, for instance, children—who had
no social status—(41) no clothes (42) they were about twelve
years old. In ancient times in Peru, South America, the
Mohica soldiers used to (43) the clothing of their (44) of war;
the Mohica believed that if the enemy had no clothes, he also
had no status or power. In many societies, furthermore,
several hundred years in Europe, for example, fur, purple silk,
or gold cloth could be used only by (45) families.
【題組】40. (A) a plus (B) a presence
(C) an absence (D) an association
41.【題組】41. (A) worn (B) wore (C) wear (D) were worn
42.【題組】42. (A) until (B) after (C) behind (D) prior
43.【題組】43. (A) prepare for (B) take away (C) look after (D) put on
45.【題組】45. (A) loyal (B) royal (C) pitiful (D) needy
The village of Vestmannaeyjar, in the far northern
country of Iceland, is as bright and clean and up-to-date as
any American or Canadian suburb. It is located on the island
of Heimaey, just off the mainland. One January night in 1973,
however, householders were shocked from their sleep. In
some backyards, red-hot liquid was spurting from the ground.
Flaming "skyrockets" shot up and over the houses. The
island's volcano, Helgafell, silent for 7,000 years, was
Luckily, the island's fishing fleet was in port, and within 24 hours almost everyone was ferried to the mainland. But
then the agony of the island began in earnest. As in a
nightmare, fountains of burning lava spurted 300 feet high.
Black, baseball-size cinders rained down. An evil-smelling,
eye-burning, throat-searing cloud of smoke and gas erupted
into the air, and a river of lava flowed down the mountain.
The constant shriek of escaping steam was punctuated by
As time went on, the once pleasant village of Vestmannaeyjar took on a weird aspect. Its street lamps still
burning against the long Arctic night, the town lay under a thick blanket of cinders. All that could be seen above the 10-foot black drifts were the tips of street signs. Some houses had collapsed under the weight of cinders, while others had burst into flames as the heat ignited their oil storage tanks. Lighting the whole lurid scene, fire continued to shoot from
the mouth of the looming volcano.
The eruption continued for six months. Scientists and reporters arrived from around the world to observe the
awesome natural event. But the town did not die that easily.
In July, when the eruption ceased, the people of Heimaey Island returned to assess the chances of rebuilding their
homes and lives. They found tons of ash covering the ground.
The Icelanders are a tough people, however, accustomed to
the strange and violent nature of their Arctic land. They dug
out their homes. They even used the cinders to build new
roads and airport runways. Now the new homes of Heimaey
are warmed from water pipes heated by molten lava.
【題組】46. What is the main purpose of the reading?
(A) To define the meaning of volcano eruption.
(B) To give reasons for a natural disaster.
(C) To describe how a tragic event developed.
(D) To discuss possibilities for avoiding volcano
47.【題組】47. Where is the village located?
(A) On an island of Vestmannaeyjar.
(B) On American or Canadian suburb.
(C) On an island of Heimaey.
(D) On an island of Helgafell.
48.【題組】48. Despite the eruption, __.
(A) The buses kept running.
(B) The radio stations kept broadcasting.
(C) The police kept working.
(D) The street lamps kept burning.
49.【題組】49. How long did this volcanic eruption last?
(A) Six weeks. (B) Six months.
(C) Six hours. (D) Six days.
50.【題組】50. How did the people in Iceland react to the eruption?
(A) They felt despair and gave up the island.
(B) They stayed close to observe the awesome natural
(C) They rebuilt their homes and made use of the lava
(D) They provided the island for scientists to observe
and never returned there.