11.36. If the CEO _______ the difficulty in implementing the new policy, he _______ on it.
(A) realizes, doesn’t insist (B) realized, won’t insist
(C) had realized, wouldn’t have insisted (D) has realized, won’t have insisted
Many things could happen between office workers. Stories of office romance 41 a lot. But it seems that
most companies hold a rather 42 attitude toward workplace love. Why? Most companies believe that when
business and pleasure get 43 , it can cause trouble on the job. Many people feel that it is almost cruel to prevent
people from falling in love. It is natural for workers who spend a lot of time working together to develop a romantic
relationship. Companies, 44 , are concerned about the impact on the office if the relationship has gone wrong.
If you are in a relationship with your colleague, what is really necessary to know and to do is how both of you
can keep your job and also make the relationship work. The most important of all, be really careful about your
personal relationships and keep the 45 of those relationships strictly professional at work. To keep the office
romance as a private matter is the best way to make it work.
【題組】41. (A) can hear (B) have been heard (C) could have heard (D) were to be heard
Millions of people send e-mails with Gmail, connect with friends via Google+, or search for a destination on
Google Maps. While these services offer many noticeable benefits, some are worried that Google may be learning
too much about its users. People are so used to a multitude of advertisements online that they don’t pay much
attention to what they contain. An inspection of the ones on Google’s sites, however, will show that they are closely
related to a person’s most recent Web searches or topics from his or her emails. This is possible through Google’s
new consolidation of cookies, which began in 2012. Basically, Google uses the same cookies to follow users
throughout their online journeys and keep records of everything they do. This information is then shared with
third-party Web sites that bombard users with ads that appear tailor-made for them. Internet policy-makers in
France, the US, and Japan have expressed concerns about the practice and are researching the effects this could
have on people’s privacy.
As if scanning your e-mails to aggregate data for advertisers wasn’t bad enough, Google also wants to know
your real name. When signing up for a Google account previously, users could input any name they wanted. Now,
Google requires that a real name be kept on file or one’s account will be suspended. Critics argue that there is no
legitimate reason for Google to need this information. At the moment, opponents are trying to have the new
requirement voided but haven’t had luck so far.
【題組】46. Which of the following is the main idea of the above passage?
(A) Google knows too much about its users.
(B) Google makes life easier and more convenient.
(C) Google is strong in its research and development.
(D) Google should give more back to the society.
22.【題組】47. Which of the following is NOT what Google does?
(A) Google requires users to use their real names.
(B) Google follow users and keep records of users’ online activities.
(C) Google makes a sizable donation to the charities.
(D) Google shares the users’ information with advertisers.
24.【題組】49. What does the author most likely mean by the phrase “bombard users with ads that appear tailor-made
(A) Google exhausts their users by making them fill out a lot of ad surveys.
(B) Google helps their users to promote themselves by posting information to the public.
(C) Google tricks users to buy products they do not need by giving them special discounts.
(D) Google makes users believe that they are given individualized services of product information.
25.【題組】50. Which of the following statements is NOT true?
(A) Many people now oppose to what Google does in taking advantage of user’s privacy.
(B) Some countries are taking some actions to see how Google affects their people’s privacy.
(C) Advertisers refuse to cooperate with Google because of the limited benefits it can offer.
(D) Entering a fake name and identity will now prevent the user from using the Google account.