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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.