1.26. The salesman was so ________ that I bought ten boxes of the new cleaning product right away.
(A) confusing (B) persuasive (C) exhausted (D) suspicious
2.27. The parents argued that the school’s rules are not ________ enough to discourage students from cheating
(A) severe (B) funny (C) weak (D) magnificent
3.28. We should ________ before it starts to rain.
(A) leave (B) leaving (C) to leave (D) to leaving
4.29. She is a great business manager, ________?
(A) doesn’t she (B) isn’t she (C) aren’t she (D) won’t she
5.30. My junior high school English teacher says that knowing English is ________ if you want to compete in
the international market.
(A) essential (B) offensive (C) sensitive (D) risky
6.31. Mark did not have enough work experience to qualify ________ the job.
(A) in (B) to (C) for (D) about
7.32. “Where did you grow up?”
“I grew up in Kaoshiung. My ________.”
(A) parents did too (B) parents did (C) parents too did (D) parents also did
8.33. I’m sorry, I didn’t hear what you said. Could you ________?
(A) speak clearer (B) clearer speak (C) more clearly speak (D) speak more clearly
9.34. I heard you moved into a new apartment. ________ like it?
(A) How (B) How do you (C) What (D) What do you
10.35. Even though it’s expensive, I think this bed is worth the price because it is so ________.
(A) comfortable (B) humble (C) typical (D) dangerous
11.36. “Why are you walking so fast?”
(A) hurry (B) in hurry (C) in a hurry (D) hurrying
12.37. ________ no evidence was found, the police suspect that Paul broke into Mr. Chen’s apartment and stole
(A) Also (B) Furthermore (C) Although (D) Moreover
13.38. Parents should only allow young children to have ___________ snacks throughout the day in order to
prevent them from spoiling their appetite.
(A) consistent (B) occasional (C) flexible (D) harsh
14.39. You left your jacket at my apartment. I think you ___________ your sweater.
(A) also left (B) left also (C) left too (D) too left
15.40. I don’t have time to watch a movie tomorrow because I have __________ the dentist.
(A) appointment to (B) an appointment to (C) appointment with (D) an appointment with
16.41. “Where __________ last night?”
“I went to have dinner with my best friend.”
(A) do you go (B) did you go (C) are you go (D) have you went
17.42. If a friend does a favor for you, it’s important to show your __________ for their help.
(A) illustration (B) confidence (C) contribution (D) appreciation
18.43. When people ask Cathy what is her favorite type of food, she can’t decide because she likes to eat a
__________ of food from different places.
(A) celebration (B) variety (C) concept (D) impression
19.44. Since you have lived in Taiwan for many years, what local restaurant would you __________ to a
(A) preach (B) recommend (C) magnify (D) delegate
20.45. The antiques collector had a very selective taste and would not tolerate anything other than the
(A) intense (B) wholesale (C) authentic (D) dominant
21.46. “I don’t want to buy anything, do you?”
“Yes, I’d like to buy __________. “
(A) book (B) any books (C) much books (D) some books
22.The American family is changing very quickly, right in front of our eyes, and these changes are
often controversial for many people.
One of the most important changes researchers have discovered in the last fifty years or so is that
fewer Americans are married. According to research from Washington D.C., from 1960 to 2008, the
percentage of married adults in America has declined from 72% to 52%.
One reason for this decline might be because there is an increase in the different types of
families. A traditional American family, or nuclear family, consists of a mother, a father, and one or two
children. However, nowadays, there can be many kinds of people raising children, such as single parents,
grandparents, and even homosexual parents.
While many Americans have no problem with single parent families as long as the parent has
enough time and money to raise a child, others think that children still need two parents in order to have
a normal childhood. An even more controversial topic is homosexual families, or gay families. On the
one hand, some believe that children need both a mother and a father. On the other hand, others think that
it doesn’t matter if a child has two fathers or two mothers, as long as the parents love their children.
The fact is that American families are changing rapidly. As these new American families appear, we
will also surely see changes in the way people feel about them, good or bad.
【題組】47. The passage is mainly about __________.
(A) different types of family problems
(B) gay marriage
(C) new types of American families
(D) advice to new parents
23.【題組】48. According to the passage, all of the following are examples of new types of American families except
(A) nuclear families
(B) single parent families
(C) families with grandparents raising children
(D) homosexual families
24.【題組】49. The word “controversial” in the first and fourth paragraph most likely means __________?
(A) something that is new
(B) something that is not allowed
(C) something that is common
(D) something that many people disagree with each other on
25.【題組】50. The best title for this passage would be __________.
(A) Problems with the American Family
(B) The Changing American Family
(C) How to Start a Family
(D) Family and Society