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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.