16.16. Tim: Let’s go see the Rubber Duck in Keelung City Harbor.
Tim: Why not?
Kelly: I have to work on my project. It’s due tomorrow.
(A) I’d love to, but I can’t.
(B) I went to Keelung last week.
(C) Sure, when are we going?
(D) Great! I like Rubber Duck very much.
17.17. Leo: Are you going to the countdown party this year?
Dennis: Sure, the annual fireworks show is great. I don’t want to miss it.
Dennis: Well, taking the bus is the best way.
(A) You can’t miss it.
(B) The party is in front of the city hall.
(C) Do you like fireworks?
(D) How would you go there?
18.18. Mom: Linda, take out the garbage. The garbage truck is coming.
Linda: It’s Peter’s turn today.
Linda: Then he should take out the garbage tomorrow.
(A) Peter doesn’t like trucks. (B) He’s not home yet.
(C) The truck comes every other day. (D) OK, it’s a great turning point.
19.19. Kimoko: Have you ever tried stinky tofu?
Ted: Of course.
(A) When did you last try it? (B) How did you try it?
(C) Where did you last try it? (D) What did you try?
20.20. Victor: Hi, I’m a new student here and I need a place to stay.
Receptionist: Do you prefer a room in an apartment or in a house?
Receptionist: Let me show you the room.
(A) The rent is cheap. (B) Thanks for your offer.
(C) I’d like a room in a house. (D) Yes, many rooms are on sale.
21.21. Pin: I need to find a part-time job.
Pin: I can type very well.
(A) What can I do for you?
(B) Why do you need a job?
(C) What are you good at?
(D) How much do you ask for?
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22.22. Rich: It’s really cold today.
Helen: I’m having hot coffee. Do you want some?
(A) Yes, I like hot chocolate a lot. (B) No, I prefer tea with milk.
(C) No, hot coffee is better. (D) Yes, I’ll stay inside.
24.24. Louis: I need to go to the drugstore for some vitamins.
Louis: That’s not true. Vitamins can provide most of the nutrients we need.
(A) I need some, too. (B) They’re good for you.
(C) I cannot agree with you more. (D) Those pills don’t really help.
25.25. Nina: Hi, Kim. How was your trip?
Kim: Great. It was fun to meet different people in different cities.
Kim: Taipei is my favorite.
(A) Where did you visit?
(B) How many cities have you been to?
(C) Which city do you like most?
(D) How much did you spend?
26. Distracted walking, like distracted driving, is now a cause of injuries and fatalities.
A recent study shows that more and more people ended up in the hospital 26 walking
while using their phones. In the United States, the number of people who 27 seriously
doubled from 2004 to 2010. It also found that 28 who were guilty of distracted walking
were much less likely to look before crossing streets or obey traffic signals. The problem
may be caused by misguided ideas of multi-tasking. Many people think that they are able to
function effectively when they are texting 29 they are walking. 30 , the fact
is that each task has to be given full attention. There are several 31 solutions. One way
is to teach children safe texting, and 32 is to punish distracted walking. These are just
some of the means of improving road safety.
【題組】26. (A) as a result of (B) in addition to (C) in the end (D) in order that
33. Freedom of speech is very important in many countries. It means that people should have the
freedom to speak openly 33 any limitation. Despite this, in the past, many big television
news stations and newspapers controlled the news to which we had 34 . This permitted the
news we saw to be framed to suit particular views. However, news reporting is changing every day.
From the Internet and television, people can learn about the 35 news 24 hours a day.
A lot of the news is provided by ordinary people like you and me, so-called citizen reporters.
Today user-generated information can easily be found 36 the Internet. Citizen reporters
now upload their news stories for everyone to see. The use of digital cameras, cell phones, or
webcams 37 it even easier for anyone to become a reporter. It is also possible for people
to 38 the news almost as soon as it takes place. The news can be about sudden events, or it
can just be about cultural festivals that 39 in their hometown. 40 kind of news it is,
citizen reporting is here to stay. Why don’t you try being a citizen reporter and introduce
something interesting about Taiwan?
【題組】33. (A) without (B) since (C) for (D) about
41. Have you ever skipped sleeping over a video game? Computer game designers often
create interesting video games to tempt players to keep playing. These days, many employees
are found to play video games at work even though their employers have set rules to stop them
from doing so. In fact, video game addiction is regarded as harmful, just like addiction to
drugs, alcohol, or gambling, and should be treated with care.
In the workplace, addicted players are often seen as lazy, not sick; their bosses are not
sympathetic to their addiction. If they have been caught several times playing video games
at work, their salary may be cut, and even worse, they may lose their jobs. In some companies,
the addicted players are allowed to play video games only on stressful days, but their bosses
will check their computers from time to time to make sure that they are doing their work.
However, while some companies continue to find some methods of preventing workday playing,
addicted players still have their own ways to enjoy playing video games during working
hours. 【題組】41. What is the passage mainly about?
(A) Video game jobs. (B) Computer game designers.
(C) Computer game companies. (D) Video game addicts.
42.【題組】42. According to the passage, why do some companies allow their workers to play video games?
(A) Because they can improve computer skills.
(B) Because they can feel relaxed when stressed out.
(C) Because they can learn important gaming skills.
(D) Because they can design more interesting games.
44.【題組】44. According to the passage, what may some companies do to their workers addicted to video games?
(A) To cut their pay.
(B) To send them to the doctor.
(C) To give them a computer that cannot play video games.
(D) To help them find ways of playing video games.
45.【題組】45. According to the passage, which of the following is NOT true?
(A) Companies may check workers’ computers to see if they play video games during work.
(B) Video game addicts are rewarded with higher pay for playing at work.
(C) Companies keep finding ways to stop workers from playing video games while working.
(D) Video game addiction is a behavior which has to be treated like alcoholism.
46. A new food bank was just opened recently in Taichung. People in financial difficulties can
go there to pick up relief products, and like going to a supermarket, they can get what they
need, free of charge and with dignity. In all food banks, items are donated by businesses, with a
small number of products, such as diapers and vitamins, purchased with subsidies from the city
government. One important goal of the food banks is to reduce the waste of resources while
giving away food and other daily necessities to those in need. Most food banks often hand out
food packs without giving recipients a choice of the items. In that way, products still go to waste
if the recipients are unable to use them. Moreover, the food packs do not contain milk powder or
diapers to meet the needs of infants. However, at the new supermarket-like food bank, recipients
can choose what they want and what they need from a wide range of products, which include
diapers, infant formula milk powder, and children’s shoes. In addition, the new food bank holds activities similar to those in other food banks.
For instance, volunteers plan special holiday surprises for recipients and give away festive foods
such as mooncakes. The main beneficiaries of food banks are the people who need a helping
hand to avoid extreme poverty. Regardless of how they work, all food banks share the same
goal: to lift disadvantaged families out of poverty.
【題組】46. What is the purpose of food banks?
(A) To sell food at a reasonable price to all consumers.
(B) To provide goods for free to people in financial need.
(C) To build a supermarket-like environment for shoppers.
(D) To get rid of unwanted goods and foods.
47.【題組】47. How is the supermarket-like food bank different from other food banks?
(A) It sells all kinds of food, so nothing is wasted.
(B) It allows recipients to choose what they need.
(C) It receives help from the government.
(D) It holds activities for special holidays.
48.【題組】48. According to the passage, which of the following is true?
(A) Relief products are wasted if recipients choose what they want.
(B) The city government buys only vitamins and diapers.
(C) The supermarket-style food bank meets the needs of infants only.
(D) Food banks work to improve the life of the poor.