7.7. Mrs. Pennycook will be unable to show up at her son’s birthday party tonight because _____.
(A) of she will be on a plane to Paris (B) she will be on a plane to Paris (C) she was on a plane to Paris (D)
she had been on a plane to Paris
12.12. His short stay in New York City during his teenage years was very important to author Ian Johansson,
_____ provided the background to several of his bestselling novels.
(A) however it (B) since then (C) it has (D) for it
19.19. Deeply enchanted by the glamorous TV celebrities and movie stars, many teenagers seldom realize that
their minds are so vulnerable to the influence of television and other multi-media.
(A) absorbed (B) programmed (C) appealed (D) susceptible
21.21. An absolute genius skilled at chemistry and mathematics, Taylor Cage was considered to be the smartest
student in our graduate program.
(A) proficient in (B) suspicious of (C) articulate about (D) proud of
22.22. The applications of 3D technology have been of a great help for scientists to figure out the exact position
of the heavenly bodies relative to one another.
(A) in spite of (B) on top of (C) with respect to (D) regardless of
30.30. Parents and grandparents do not always agree about the best way to raise children. They often get into
conflict about this issue.
(A) consoling (B) disagreement (C) negotiation (D) communication
32.32. After doing exercise regularly for 3 months, he notices a dramatic improvement in all of his senses; he
can see, hear, smell, and taste much better than before.
(A) modest (B) remarkable (C) dull (D) limited
36.36. Dave: Are you ready yet? Let’s go swimming.
Jessie: I wouldn’t walk on the sand barefoot like that.
Dave: It probably is pretty hot. I guess I’ll wear my flip-flop to walk down to the water.
Where are the speakers?
(A)At a swimming pool (B) On a boat (C) At a beach (D) In a bathroom.
37.37. Sam: Is that a police car behind us?
James: I think you just went through a red light without stopping.
Sam: Oh no! This is going to cost a lot of money.
Why is Sam unhappy?
(A) He is going to get into a car accident.
(B) He paid too much for his car.
(C) He is going to get a ticket from the police officer.
(D) He lost his wallet.
38.38. Ann: Tim, how are you feeling?
Tim: Well. I’ve still got a runny nose. The fever went away though.
Ann: You must be getting better then.
What is Ann telling Tim?
(A) He is getting worse.
(B) He will get rid of the cold soon.
(C) He should go see a doctor.
(D) He should take his medication.
39.39. Dave: Can we leave now? I’ve heard enough about this topic already.
Jan: I thought you wanted to hear this.
Dave: So did I. But this guest speaker is boring.
What are the speakers doing?
(A) Attending a lecture (B) Watching movies (C) Listening to music (D) Waiting for someone.
40.40. Tim: Jen! Guess what I did last night.
Jen: I’ve got no clue. What?
Tim: Can you believe that I finished my English final paper?
Jen: Unbelievable. You always put things off until the last minute.
Why is Jen surprised?
(A)Tim has to write an English paper (B) Tim failed his English exam (C) Tim did not need her help with
writing (D) Tim is done with his English final paper.
41.41. Taylor: James. Your room is a mess.
James: I know I should clean it but I’ve just been too busy.
Taylor: Oh, really? What have you done all weekend?
What does Taylor mean?
(A) James should have time to clean his room (B) She shouldn’t have asked James to do so many things
(C) James is way too uptight (D) She should have helped James with his homework.
45.45. A: _____the Oscar for Best Picture?
B: Avatar for sure. It’s one of the best.
(A) Do you think which movie should win (B) Which movie should it win (C) Which movie do you think
should win (D) How did the movie win
Feeling drowsy and tired after a bad night’s sleep? Here comes the good news: simply being told
you’ve slept well could help perk you up.
Most people are probably aware of the placebo effect. Taking a pill of any kind can make one feel
better, even if that pill has no active ingredients. The good news is that the placebo effect is not only
limited to gel capsules you take when you are ill. Nowadays, it’s possible to get placebo exercise and
even placebo sleep.
The phenomenon, called placebo sleep, involves telling people that they have got a good sleep even
when they haven’t. People who were told they got a good night’s sleep function better at work than those
who thought they slept poorly.
Scientists at Pennsylvania State University in the U.S. conducted a study in which research
participants were told that a new technology, which doesn’t actually exist, could measure their sleep
quality from the night before. They were connected to a machine monitoring brainwave frequency and
shown piles of spreadsheets and formulas. Then some were informed that their deep sleep or rapid eye
movement (REM) sleep had been above average the night before, a sign they were mentally alert. Others
were told their REM sleep from the night before had been below average. Research participants in both
groups were then informed of the importance of sleep quality to cognitive functioning.
Surprisingly, those who thought they had a good night’s sleep concentrated better and functioned
well at work. The effect of placebo sleep has to do with a participant’s mindset regarding his or her sleep
quality. While placebos are widely used in drug testing, the scientists say their experimental results
suggest the importance of perception and the brain’s role in health.
【題組】46. Which of the following is the best title for this passage?
(A) Negative impacts of Placebo sleep (B) Placebo sleep helps your brain work better (C) Placebo sleep
and drug testing (D) Sleep quality and Placebo drugs
47.【題組】47. The main purpose of this reading is _____.
(A) to tell people about the benefits of placebo sleep (B) to show the negative effects of placebo sleep (C)
to persuade people to take placebo drugs (D) to let people know about the placebo drugs.
48.【題組】48. Read the following sentences from the reading passage. What does “they” refer to?
Scientists at Pennsylvania State University in the U.S. conducted a study in which research participants
were told that a new technology, which doesn’t actually exist, could measure their sleep quality from the
night before. They were connected to a machine monitoring brainwave frequency and shown piles of
spreadsheets and formulas. Then some were informed that their deep sleep or rapid eye movement
(REM) sleep had been above average the night before, a sign they were mentally alert.
(A) scientists (B) research participants (C) formulas (D) rapid eye movements