1.1 The minister provided very strong _____ to support the tax reform in a public debate.
(A) questions (B) arguments (C) meanings (D) favors
2.2 My letter to Susan was returned because I accidentally wrote down the wrong _____.
(A) typewriter (B) address (C) record (D) postage
3.3 Inches, feet, and centimeters are some of the units we use to _____ length.
(A) handle (B) extend (C) measure (D) stretch
4.4 Survivors in the big fire are very _____ to the firefighters for saving their lives.
(A) thankful (B) sensitive (C) equal (D) superior
5.5 This washer is bulky. It will _____ too much space. Let’s buy the smaller one over there.
(A) take up (B) figure out (C) get around (D) pay off
6.6 After a nice dinner of meat and potatoes, I like to have something sweet for _____ along with a cup of coffee.
(A) dessert (B) an appetizer (C) gourmet (D) a main dish
7.7 Although Amanda has a house, she _____ lives in it.
(A) always (B) never (C) often (D) usually
8.8 Kelly: What is your _____ ?
Ashley: I like mountain climbing.
(A) language (B) job (C) ability (D) hobby
9.9 Franz earns a good living by playing the trumpet in a famous _____ even though he has to travel a lot.
(A) museum (B) gallery (C) harmonica (D) orchestra
10.10 My roommate never picks up after himself , _____ irritates me a lot.
(A) who (B) which (C) when (D) whose
11.11 Kevin is in good physical shape _____ he does not work out much.
(A) because (B) unless (C) so that (D) even though
12.12 Mary is my favorite _____ because she has a wonderful voice.
(A) dancer (B) painter (C) writer (D) singer
13.13 The _____ show is one of the traditional Taiwanese arts.
(A) puppet (B) puppy (C) pauper (D) pudding
14.14 If you come _____ a new word, you can look it up in the dictionary.
(A) into (B) down (C) across (D) from
15.15 While Elizabeth is very _____, her husband is a man of few words.
(A) official (B) quiet (C) successful (D) talkative
16.16 Controlled by a computer, a _____ is a machine that can do the work of a person.
(A) forest (B) kitten (C) robot (D) seesaw
17.17 The _____ planned to have a hunger strike yesterday.
(A) prison (B) prisoners (C) imprison (D) imprisonment
18.18 I really like Mandy Chang’s latest novel. It is _____.
(A) amaze (B) amazed (C) amazing (D) amazes
19.19 The woman _____ you talked with on the phone is my cousin.
(A) which (B) what (C) whose (D) whom
20.20 The beautiful colonial house on the corner is up for _____.
(A) sold (B) sale (C) selling (D) bought
21.21 Last week Marilyn and her mother took turns _____ all the way across the state in a pick-up truck.
(A) drove (B) drive (C) driving (D) driven
22.22 Jane was so generous that she _____ her clarinet to her classmate to use for a whole year.
(A) lent (B) loan (C) given (D) stole
23.請依下文回答第 23 題至第 27 題
Claude Monet (1840-1926) was a famous French painter and a leader in the art movement called Impressionism.
Monet and other Impressionist painters wanted to paint outdoors and show the effects of sunlight. Because he was 23
with the changing effects of sunlight, Monet often painted the 24 subject at different times of the day in different
light. 25 , he spent several months in 1890 painting a series of pictures of haystacks. He wanted to show 26 the
effects of light on the haystacks changed during the day. 27 he finished the Haystacks, he did a series of paintings of a
famous church in France. Between 1892 and 1894, he painted twenty pictures of the church at different times from
sunrise to sunset.
【題組】23 (A) frightened (B) furnished (C) fascinated (D) fed
24.【題組】24 (A) same (B) similar (C) different (D) opposite
25.【題組】25 (A) Therefore (B) As a result (C) For example (D) Consequently
26.【題組】26 (A) where (B) how (C) hence (D) what
27.【題組】27 (A) After (B) Before (C) While (D) Because
28.請依下文回答第 28 題至第 32 題
When China’s new leader spoke to the media recently, he said that the Chinese people wish for “more comfortable
living conditions and a more beautiful environment.” This, he said, is the goal that China must try, one that is surely
shared 28 many Chinese. To reach that goal, however, China needs to grow fast 29 improving the poor conditions
of its environment, especially its air and water. China, for one, has a drinking problem. A group of experts discussed the
problem at a meeting recently held in Beijing, and most 30 that China’s water crisis looks very terrible. 31 an
official report, China is one of 13 countries with serious water shortages. While China has 20% of the world’s population,
it 32 holds 6% of the world’s water resources. But the problem is also worsen by its rapid and short-sighted
【題組】28 (A) by (B) to (C) for (D) with
31.【題組】31 (A) According to (B) Because of (C) In reply to (D) In contrast with
32.【題組】32 (A) certainly (B) luckily (C) mostly (D) only
Doris: Do you like country life?
Danielle: _____. Living in the country is much more comfortable than that in the city.
(A) Not at all (B) Of course (C) Oh no (D) Don’t mention it
Father: What are you going to do with the scholarship?
Son: I’m going to put some in savings and use the rest to buy books.
(A) Well, I’m not sure if I have that much.
(B) Oh no, my money is stolen.
(C) Yes, I guess I could do that.
(D) That sounds great.
John: You need to relax a little.
Mary: Well, that’s true . _______________
John: Let’s go see a movie.
(A) How do you like it? (B) What’s the matter?
(C) What do you have in mind? (D) You need a break.
36.36 A:Can you tell me a little more about the position?
A:What exactly does the bookkeeper do?
(A) What’s wrong with you? (B) Why don’t you tell me?
(C) What would you like to know? (D) What do you think?
37.37 Ron: Which restaurant do you like best in Taipei?
Ron: Let’s have dinner there tomorrow.
(A) I have other appointments tomorrow
(B) I know my dad likes it very much
(C) I love to go to an Italian restaurant in Tien-Mu
(D) I used to eat there
38.38 Carol: I am so happy that we have finally finished our project together in time.
Emma: __________. The boss is very pleased with our job, too.
Carol: I am glad to hear that.
(A) So am I (B) Both we are (C) I am either (D) Neither am I
39.39 Ben: Where are you going?
Wendy: I am going to_____. I want to mail a letter.
(A) the bus stop (B) the airport (C) the hospital (D) the post office
40.40 Susan: What’s the weather going to be like?
Susan: Great! Maybe we can go fishing.
(A) It’s going to be sunny and mild
(B) It’s going to be cheap and delicious
(C) It’s going to be quick and convenient
(D) It’s going to be short and interesting
41.請依下文回答第 41 題至第 45 題
Michael Muller’s day job is photographing Hollywood stars, like Brad Pitt, but his hobby is much more exciting: He
chases big sharks with his camera! When he was eight years old, Muller, using his first camera, took a picture of a shark
he found in Life magazine. “My friends thought that I took it myself. I never forgot the horror in their eyes when they saw
Now, aged 42, he is down with the sharks as often as he can be.
“You have to look them straight in the eye and touch their nose and mouth with the camera,” he says, of his close-up
technique. “That irritates them. Then you’re safe.” He admits to being scared sometimes. On one shoot, a member of his
team suddenly disappeared underwater, and Muller, visibly unsettled as he recalls the moment, “ really thought he was
dead,” but it was a false alarm.
His dealings with sharks have also helped Muller to put into perspective a group of predators he encounters working
his day job: angry Hollywood publicist. “ I think to myself, ‘I’ve just been swimming with 40 bull sharks, ”’ he says,
breaking into a laugh. ‘“You can’t scare me. ”’ 【題組】41 According to the article, what is Muller’s job?
(A) Photographer (B) Life Magazine editor (C) Hollywood publicist (D) Shark dealer
42.【題組】42 According to the article, what is true about Muller when he was a child?
(A) Using his first camera, he took photos of real sharks when he was eight.
(B) Life Magazine used photos taken by Muller.
(C) He saw a picture of a shark in Life Magazine and took a photo of it.
(D) He got his first camera at eight and started to chase sharks right away.
43.【題組】43 What is the most suitable title for this article?
(A) Sharks on Camera (B) The Day Job of Michael Muller
(C) Michael Muller: The Shark Shooter (D) Michael Muller: Shooting for the Movie “Jaws”
44.【題組】44 According to the article, what is NOT true about Muller’s experience with the Sharks?
(A) Muller takes pictures of sharks really close.
(B) Muller touches the shark’s nose and mouth with his camera.
(C) Muller is sometimes scared when he takes photos of sharks.
(D) Muller’s friend was attacked by a shark when they were both underwater.
45.【題組】45 The word “predators” in the last paragraph refers to:
(A) Sharks (B) Publicists
(C) Brad Pitt and his friends (D) Muller’s underwater team
46.請依下文回答第 46 題至第 50 題
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species(CITES) took place in Doha, Qatar, between March
12 and 25, 2010. The representatives of 175 member nations discussed several animal species that are in danger of
becoming extinct because of trade, both legal and illegal. CITES secretary-general Willem Wijnstekers said, “If we use
tiger numbers as a performance indicator, then we must admit that we have failed miserably.” Human encroaching and
illegal trade in tiger parts have contributed to the fall in their numbers from 100,000 at the beginning of the 20th century
to around 3,600 today.
Bans were proposed on legal trading in certain species. Japan is the largest importer of the Atlantic bluefin tuna. The
fish is the key ingredient in sushi, a Japanese delicacy. Stocks of this fish have fallen by 75% due to widespread
overfishing. Monaco, a European nation, proposed a ban on fishing. The World Wildlife Fund world call for restaurants,
retailers, chefs and consumers around the world to stop selling, serving, buying and eating the endangered fish.
The USA proposed a ban on the international sale of polar bear skins. Their population, now between 20,000 and
25,000, could go down by one-third by the year 2050. This is because climate change is destroying their natural habitat.
CITES members opposed the ban saying the threat to the habitat was not connected with trade. They also said that polar
bear hunting was a regulated activity and that it was a source of livelihood to many people.
【題組】46 How long did the CITES meeting in Doha last?
(A) 12 days (B) 14 days (C) 20 days (D) 25 days
47.【題組】47 How did the CITES secretary-general feel about their own performance?
(A) Excited (B) Proud (C) Confused (D) Disappointed
48.【題組】48 What is the article mainly about?
(A) Animal trade and endangered animals
(B) Tiger conservation
(C) Protection of animal habitat
(D) The World Wildlife Fund
49.【題組】49 Which country should be held responsible for the overfishing of Atlantic bluefin tuna?
(A) Qatar (B) Japan (C) Monaco (D) The U.S.A.
50.【題組】50 Which of the following is NOT a view held by CITES about polar bears?
(A) Hunting of polar bears should be banned.
(B) Many people earn their living by hunting the bears.
(C) Polar bear hunting is under control.
(D) Decrease in their habitat has nothing to do with trade.